History - AE Marketing


A Chicago Brand Marketing & Customer Experience Company – AE Marketing Group started out of a walk-in closet in the city’s South Loop and has since experienced multi-million dollar growth,

Since our inception, AE Marketing Group has fueled growth and strengthened customer relationships for over two dozen brands while winning industry awards and enjoying 23 consecutive quarters of profitability along the way.


AE Marketing Group was named a Chicago Ideas Week Community Partner and launched the “We Speak Your Language” Brand for Network Health, which went on to win the Silver Telly, the highest brand honors at the 33rd Annual Telly Awards™.


We launched The CoCreation Lab Series to help brands better connect with consumers. This included the CoCreate Wisconsin Movement, which focused on our customer working hand-in-hand with Millennials and Baby Boomers to improve their health insurance industry experience.  


A record year for AE Marketing Group for revenue growth, brand industry awards and our mission went global, including a trip to South Africa and Zambia.


The CoCreation Lab Series™ was recognized by the Insight Innovation Exchange for its groundbreaking approach to consumer engagement in healthcare.

Branding Magazine profiled our expertise in non-profit branding and following a 39% increase in revenue Goldman Sachs named AE Marketing Group a 10,000 Small Business.


AE Marketing Group was named a member company of 1871 Chicago, the No. 1 university-associated business and technology incubator in the United States and one of only nine North American tech hubs in the Google for Entrepreneurs Network.

We launched The Brand Lab Series™ media platform, which includes, podcast, video and journalism features with some of today’s most innovative brands, including LearnVest™, ContextMedia and ThinkCERCA™.

In August 2016, Inc. Magazine added AE Marketing Group to the 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000

We’re looking forward to discovering how we can help strengthen both your brand and its relationship with customers. Let’s talk.

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
The CoCreation Mindset
Give consumers a seat at the design table with The CoCreation Lab Series™ and witness meaningful brand partnership
Our Industry Expertise
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 Group
To achieve success, be mindful who you surround yourself with. Get to know our team's values, strategic thinking and track record
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654
Ph: 312.838.6500