AE Marketing — CoCreation and Customer Experience Marketing


Better Brands

Through CoCreation and Customer Experience Marketing,
we better connect your brand with more consumers.


How We Can Help You

Customer Experience
We’ll push you beyond just marketing to operationalize a brand that creates meaningful CX improvement
Consumer Engagement
We’ll identify consumers’ unmet needs to design new products, services and experiences together
Brand Content
We'll share observations on today’s most innovative brands with insightful executives and entrepreneurs
Market Lift
We’ll breakthrough industry chaos, fierce competition and creative clutter to fuel brand growth


Observe today’s most innovative brands. Learn how they empower employees,
engage consumers, design products and cocreate experiences together.

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“The Brand Lab Series brought instant clarity to UCAN’s brand chaos by improving our emotional connections with data and storytelling.”

Barb Stone
Chief Development Officer at UCAN

“The Brand Lab process was inspiring and impressive. AE Marketing Group brought everyone together to improve brand clarity and consistency across the organization.”

Tom Vanden Berk
Chief Executive Officer at UCAN

“AE Marketing Group’s willingness to put our needs above theirs was refreshing in an industry where agency/client relationships are often misaligned.”

Mike Billimack
VP Marketing, Strategic Planning and Government Relations at Carle

“AE Marketing Group was a steadfast partner during a time of uncertainty and their expertise allowed us to focus on emerging markets.”

Jane Hayes
Senior Vice President at Health Alliance

“I like how AE Marketing Group pays attention to what the market is telling brands. They actually listen to what people are saying, not just what we think they might say.”

Penny Ransom
Chief Administrative Officer at Network Health

“Our management team sees AE Marketing Group as a partner for both our marketing and mission.”

Barb Stone
Chief Development Officer at UCAN

“AE Marketing Group’s rare ability to align both operational process with marketing strategy fueled our transformation to a consumer-centric brand.”

John Tillman
Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Policy Institute

“The Brand Lab Series approach allowed us to market our school in a way that is meaningful to the community we serve.”

Kristin Blathras
at Chicago Public Schools

“AE Marketing Group was vital to our team’s ability to raise awareness and precious dollars for pediatric brain tumor research at Lurie Children’s Hospital.”

Joe Kontuly
Co-Chairman at 10th Annual Run for Gus

“The Brand Lab Series brought instant clarity to UCAN’s brand chaos by improving our emotional connections with data and storytelling.”

Barb Stone
Chief Development Officer at UCAN

“AE Marketing Group has been critical to boosting our brand awareness, loyalty and experience 26 points in just 16 months.”

Penny Ransom
Chief Administration Officer at Network Health
Growth Last 4 Years
Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business
Straight Quarters of Profitability
Local, National & Global Charities & Non-Profits Supported
Member Company of #1 Ranked UBI Global Business Incubator in United States

How to Work With Us

Challenges We Solve
See why brand is a business function and the impact we've made on our customers' bottom line, marketing and customer experience
CoCreation Mindset
Give consumers a seat at the design table with The CoCreation Lab Series™ and witness meaningful brand partnership
Thought Leadership
A true expert should talk about things that people may not understand yet and should see an industry through a different lens
Why AE Marketing
To achieve success, be mindful who you surround yourself with. Get to know our team's values, strategic thinking and track record

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