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Building your brand starts by building more genuine connections

CIVILIAN is a performance marketing agency with a humanistic approach designed to create real feeling, inspire real behavior, and ultimately foster long-term engagement, loyalty and advocacy, to drive real business growth.

We partner with clients to take on their biggest business challenges, helping them navigate the dynamics of the Human Era. Because no matter how you define yourself (think B2C, B2B, B2B2C), it’s all about H2H – human-to-human advertising that builds meaningful bonds between your brand, your company, your employees—and your customers.

At first, this approach may sound overly simplistic. Or even feel like common sense. But in an industry where hyperbole and rhetoric seem to rule, we consider it a humbling reminder that every brand is strengthened, or weakened, in every interaction with your customer or prospect.

Bringing Big Ideas to Life

get smart

Let’s do our homework, find the true problem and gather meaningful insights

get focused

Let’s turn those insights into an actionable strategy

get inspired

Let’s develop a central, organizing idea and bring it to life visually and verbally

get it done

Let’s do it—websites get built, spots get shot and edited, ads get produced and trafficked with great attention to detail

get learning

Let’s measure performance and always look for ways to optimize for better campaign results

get going

Let’s talk. Give Brian Wendle, our business developer, a call at 312.923.7385 or email him today.


Bringing it all to life

From digital marketing and social media, to traditional channels and relationship marketing, we can activate your brand across any medium to help drive your business forward.

guides our ideas
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brand Architecture
  • Brand Positioning
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Market Research
  • Segmentation
  • Messaging
brains behind the work
  • KPI Identification
  • Campaign ROI
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Campaign Reporting
  • Optimization
  • Advanced Data Modeling
  • Attribution
making things move
  • Video Shoots
  • Editing/Music/VO
  • Art Buying
  • Photography
  • Print Production
  • Front End Development
  • Trafficking
heartbeat of the agency
  • Art/Design/Copy
  • TV/Video
  • Content Development
  • Video Graphics
  • Animations
  • Full Digital Services
  • Print/OOH/Transit