A few things worth knowing
Why our clients choose us
True Interactive is an independent digital agency composed of people who started doing paid search before Google. We’ve since expanded to provide digital advertising services ranging from Amazon Advertising to paid social media. Our services include paid search, display, mobile advertising, video advertising, analytics, and much more. Our clients trust us to get their message to the right person at the right time, leading to measurable results.
Together, we make your digital media perform better and help you grow brand relationships, one interaction at a time. Read about our work here.
Our value is in our values
While we take great pride in being digital advertising experts, our commitment to our clients drives our business. Everything we do is rooted in our core values, such as transparency. We encourage clients to be involved and see everything we’re doing for them. We are passionate about the idea that working collaboratively produces superior results.
Client-focused. Measurement-obsessed. Totally transparent. We’re an honest and uncomplicated agency that understands we succeed when you perform better. We promise to be your trusted advisor, collaborator, partner, and kindred spirits in pursuing success.
Get to know us
True Interactive is an independent digital agency with a passion for measurable marketing and growing brand relationships, one click at a time. We’re comprised of hard working marketers, each with a long history of making clients successful using performance media.
Our goal is to make our client’s digital media perform better. To help customers and clients get more from every interaction they have with your brand. And ultimately, to make our client’s media lead to sales, loyalty, and advocacy.
"I’ve been in the Digital Media space for longer than I would like to admit. The reason I went down this path all those years ago is the reason I still enjoy it to this day. It’s a fast moving, ever changing landscape that give us access to real time data to make real time decisions. It’s that mix of marketing, analytics and a continual stream of new ideas and technology that keeps things exciting and allows us to push our clients forward.
I’m a fairly simple and uncomplicated person. I’ll take the sun, sand, water, outdoors and any chance I can get to go fishing. Add my family and friends around a table full of good food and that is about all I need."
"I am involved with many different companies in the technology and ad tech space and I have always been impressed with the depth of knowledge and professionalism from the True Interactive people and they’re REALLY great people to work with.
It is always great to be around honest, smart and hard working people that also like to have fun."
"I believe that doing good is good business.
I am blessed to be surrounded by creators and dreamers. My wife and daughter fill my life with art every day. They inspire me."
"Being creative and solving problems are two of my favorite aspects of digital marketing. I love collaborating with my talented teammates who are all dedicated to creating and testing innovative strategies to enhance our client's results.
Everyone in the office knows I’m passionate about making lists and being organized, but in addition to that, I enjoy yoga, chocolate, country music and all things Disney."
"What I love most about working in digital media is that no two days are alike. At True Interactive, we are always finding ways to optimize and grow results and working to develop strong relationships with our clients. Top marketing results come from truly understanding your clients’ needs and developing a relationship built on trust.
Outside of digital media, my greatest joy comes in spending time with my family. Having devoted many years to raising a son and two daughters, my husband and I take great pride and enjoyment in watching them begin their new lives as young, independent adults. And, we are discovering being empty-nesters has some nice perks as well!”
"Working besides others who are enjoyable to be around, smart, and dedicated always makes the days fly by. At True Interactive, not only do I work with great people, I have also been given the opportunity to try my hand at a number of different tactics before figuring out that my passion was YouTube. That’s not always an option at other agencies!
When I’m not playing/listening to the blues and jazz, I love to shop around for new vinyl records to add to my collection; from Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis to Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan, it’s all great. With Andy’s, The Green Mill, Kingston Mines, B.L.U.E.S., Buddy Guy’s, and so many more venues, could you ask for a better place than Chicago to love music?"
"Back in 2000 I chose to enter the Digital Marketing space because I was fascinated by it and what it could become. Today I still feel the same way and am lucky to work with so many great people at True Interactive who share that passion.
My wife and I have four kids and over the years we’ve spent a lot of time at cross country meets, swim meets, band concerts and other activities. I’m so glad I’ve been able to spend all that time with them and I’m also so glad that they’re all more coordinated than I was as a kid."
"I love working at TI because of the close knit feel of the company. Also, I enjoy that every day/week is completely different. I like that I have the ability to shift topics or tactics, so if I’m feeling very granular, I’ll look into SQR’s, while I can shift to looking at Monthly and Yearly Trends, when I want to focus on the bigger picture.
One of my other passions is calligraphy. Handwriting is a lost art thanks to digital…my bad…So I love that I can focus on something as simple as writing a word, such as peanut butter. (also another passion of mine)."
"My favorite thing about digital marketing is that it is always changing and evolving. Paid search was not something I learned in school and it is already vastly different than on my first day at True Interactive.
The constant change means I always have to keep learning and educating myself, which I enjoy.
When I am not working, I enjoy teaching yoga, inventing new recipes and spending time with my family, friends and cats. I am also very passionate about pierogis and Mexican food!"
“Digital marketing is the perfect combination of science and art. Analyzing data and keeping up with the industry trends is challenging, yet immensely interesting. When you have a team as capable and knowledgeable as the one at True Interactive, there is no impossible task.
I can be described as a coffee-powered lover of Italian food who enjoys learning about everything: cars, music, history, people, economics . . . hence the term ‘globally curious.’”
“My favorite aspect of digital marketing is that it allows me to be incorporate both my creative side and my business skills. Every client is unique – so it's fun to think outside of the box to solve each client's need in a different and creative way. I love working in a smaller, communal environment and being able to know the people I work with on a personal level. Everyone is always willing to offer advice, and they inspire me to do my best work.
On a personal level I love McDonald's, Coca-Cola, reading, doodling, and sports. I also enjoy being active. My goal is to run a marathon one day.”
"I love the variety of working at True Interactive. No two clients are the same, so we’re using different skills to tailor our process to each client and industry. It definitely takes both a creative and analytical mindset.
Outside of work, I enjoy the outdoors and being active. I am a distance runner first, but I also love biking, hiking, rock climbing, and swimming. I recently ran an ultramarathon (50k) in Arizona, which combined some of my favorite things: mountains and trail running."
“ Outside of work, I enjoy living an active lifestyle. I am an avid golfer, basketball player, and runner. I have completed four marathons and am looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon as well. When I am not out and about, I enjoy watching movies, going to concerts, and watching any and all sports.”
"Outside of the office I love to spend time with friends and family. My favorite place to be is the beach, which is why I love going to Florida. I love to run and do hot yoga. I am excited to be part of the team!"
"Outside of the office I love to travel and spend time with friends and family. I try to stay active by doing yoga or going on walks outside. I am a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Dayton flyers. I am excited to be part of the True Interactive team!"
“My favorite aspect about the field of digital marketing is that it is constantly evolving. It almost seems like every day there is a new discovery as to how you can reach an audience and sell them on your brand, products, etc. It is exciting to be working in a field where every day is not the same and you are provided with different challenges to work through.
Outside the office, I have a passion for trying out new restaurants and breweries in the Chicago area and enjoy attending events such as concerts and stand-up comedy shows. I love to travel and try to go somewhere nice and sunny during the cold, winter months. I am also a diehard Chicago White Sox and Bears fan.”
"Outside of the office, I like to read, spend time with my friends and family, and get outside as much as possible. I am excited explore concerts and events around the city of Chicago during the summer."