welcome to grp media

We’re an independent, full-service Chicago-based media planning and buying agency delivering smart insights, precision and impeccable service to our clients.

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the science of standing out

We believe standing out in this overly-bombarded media landscape is a matter of having tremendous discipline.

Our approach is to blend equal parts analytics, imagination, and negotiation to design and execute powerful media programs that make every dollar spent on advertising feel like more.

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grp media client centric


The essence of GRP Media’s promise is client-centric service. All media agencies provide the basics of research, planning, buying, and optimization. What separates GRP Media from our competitors is our dedication to providing the highest level of service.

We diligently maintain a culture where senior-level professionals stay intimately involved with their clients’ businesses as a rule, not an exception. That’s because we genuinely believe every client has the right to be treated like our most important client.

And we understand and relate to underdog brands that constantly have to make tough choices on where to allocate their advertising dollars. So if you are in need of media expertise that can help you play big without a mega budget, you’ve come to the right place.

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Bigger isn't better. Better is better.

A famous ad person once was asked how big he wanted to build his agency. “We want to see how big we can get before we get bad,” he responded. We believe bigger is not always better. Better is better. We’re a small agency, but we’ve never been accused of having small ideas or not having the resources to deliver big results.

we love our clients

"GRP Media is a first rate partner. They are big enough to have all the resources we need and small enough to have their senior level people actually working on our business on a daily basis. Most importantly, they bring intellectual capital. Very smart people. At all levels. From strategy to sweating the details of execution, we never worry about the thoughtfulness of their efforts."

— Checkers/Rally's

"The people, the willingness to work with us on our terms, fair on pricing, responsiveness. Your buyers work on our behalf as if they were buying with their own money."

— C.F. Sauer/Duke’s Mayonnaise

"GRP is the gold standard for all of our vendors. I wish they would give lessons to other vendors on how to work with us. Their upfront research, responsiveness, thorough follow-up and genuine interest in our business are the opposite of a perfect storm--it's a perfect experience. They are part of our team. I know some of what we ask falls outside their contractual obligations, but you would never know it. What an amazing team. We feel so lucky!"

— Invesco

"Prompt, professional beyond words and extremely thorough. A big plus: no prima donnas, just great people you want to work with."

— Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

"GRP Media is a top agency that gives sound advice to meet the needs of the client. GRP Media is an agency that I trust."

— Northern Trust

"My team are great advocates for our business and they are incredibly efficient in planning and negotiating on our behalf. As a newer client, I immediately realized a benefit in working with GRP."

— Marvin Windows and Doors

"True partners. True value makers. True champions for our cause. If you are looking for a firm that will help you drive your advertising to the next level, then you should get to know GRP Media here in Chicago. They have made a huge difference in helping us achieve our metrics as we drive leads and brand recognition."

— Northern Trust FlexShares

"We work in a niche, trade business with limited media options and a lot of cultural and regulatory eccentricities. Of all the service providers I work with, GRP consistently impresses me with their ability to understand our business and our clients, and to ask questions and get clarification when they don't. It's impressive."

— Northern Trust C&IS

"The GRP account team is fantastic. I appreciate the structured approach to the work, the quality of the work, proactively sharing trends, and GRP's leadership on the inter-agency team."

— Dawn Foods

"GRP Media is a true partner and their heart is completely in our business like no other. I trust them, love working with them and I would recommend them to anyone!"

— Invesco

100% Transparency

We know how important 100% financial transparency is these days, so we don’t just try our hardest to minimize financial surprises for our clients. We guarantee there won’t be any.

Now, who says there are no guarantees in life?

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