Chicago, Illinois (PRESS RELEASE – August 30, 2010) – Chicago interactive agency envisionit media, inc. is adding new clients to its family as its overall business and capabilities grow. Having just secured a spot on Inc. Magazine’s 2010 Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest-growing, privately owned companies in the nation, the interactive marketing firm has announced new partnerships with Chicago tradition Home Run Inn pizza and NTN Bearing Corporation, one of the largest bearing producers in the world.
“These are both very well-established businesses,” said CEO Todd Brook. “We’re thrilled to be working with two companies that have such rich histories behind them.” For Home Run Inn, a family-owned Chicago institution that has created all-natural pizza for more than 60 years, envisionit media is leveraging online marketing channels to promote the brand’s eight Chicago-area restaurants and their branded frozen pizzas, which are currently available in more than twenty states. “We have been extremely impressed with envisionit media. They not only are creative, but they strive to build a true partnership with their clients,” says Gina Bolger, Director of Marketing at Home Run Inn.
Joe Kahn, Manager of Market Development for NTN Bearing Corporation of America, shares Bolger’s enthusiasm about envisionit media’s work. “When we decided to proceed with overhauling our aging website, we had an idea of what we wanted, but had no idea of how to get there,” said Kahn. “After meeting with several creative agencies, there was no doubt in our minds who the stand-out choice was. Envisionit media just seemed to ‘get it.’” NTN Bearing Corporation has been a leading supplier of automotive and industrial bearings for almost 100 years and has ten plants and several warehouses across the country. Scheduled to launch this fall, NTN’s new online presence will streamline the company’s sales process and give customers faster, easier ways to find the bearing products they need. Kahn says of the experience, “From the very first meeting, they understood what we were after, and their clear process for building the website made it easy for us to communicate precisely what we wanted.”
Envisionit media also continues to grow relationships with long-time partners such as national restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You and local favorite Carol’s Cookies. In mid-August, envisionit media launched a new website for Reel Club, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant in Oakbrook, Illinois. The envisionit team designed the website to reflect the restaurant’s casual elegance and contemporary take on classic seafood dishes by Chef Mychael Bonner. On the usability end, the team created a simple functionality for online reservations, easy carryout ordering, and access to upcoming events at the restaurant.
“We’ve been really excited about the work envisionit media has done. They’ve essentially created an online extension of dining at Reel Club,“ said Jennifer Bell, Director of Website Marketing & Corporate Public Relations for Lettuce Entertain You. “It’s not just another restaurant website—it’s an experience.” As a strategic partner with Carol’s Cookies, envisionit recently revamped the company’s website to focus on Carol Goldman’s story and the craftsmanship that goes into her handmade, half-pound cookies. “We have received nothing but compliments on our site,” said owner Jeff Goldman. “More importantly, we’re retaining customers better in this economic downturn. We’re looking forward to continued growth with envisionit at the helm.”
Brook only hopes to further develop envisionit’s roster of distinguished clients as the company grows—in both staff and space. The agency will expand its River North office space in the fall as it continues to add additional talent to the team.“It’s a very exciting time for us and for our clients,” Brook said. “We’re looking to continue pushing the envelope and find more innovative ways to use the interactive space—both for our clients and for ourselves.”
About envisionit media, inc.
envisionit media, inc. is an interactive marketing agency that drives action for its clients through the strategic integration of online and offline tactics. The agency’s innovative thinking and award-winning work helps clients across a diverse set of industries get meaningful results from their target audiences. Founded in 2002, envisionit media is privately owned and is headquartered in downtown Chicago.