We say that our mission is to Make friends, not ads®.

It’s about what we do for our clients and how we act day-to-day with each other.


Join a group of collaborative, creative and eclectic people who have a long and independent history of creating truly integrated work that inspires change and creates results.

Department outing.
Two employees holding a list of Do's and Don't for the holiday party.
C-K employee's aiding off the street

We believe in making all types of friends.

We’re in a business that is supposed to create work that resonates with all types of people, so it’s important that our employees are reflective of the world we live in.

We are committed to the constant evolution of our diversity and inclusion efforts in order to create opportunities that attract and support a wide variety of talent. We believe an inclusive environment allows us all to create the most compelling work in this industry.

Diversity and inclusion partners:

Good friends give back.

C-Kers also spend countless hours giving back to the community.

Our flagship charity is Off The Street Club (OTSC), the oldest Boys & Girls Club in the city of Chicago. Throughout the year, we participate in the planning and execution of several key OTSC fundraising events, such as Swing for the Kids, the Firefly Ball, a summer bake sale and a holiday luncheon. We also participate in the Battle for Hope, the Chicago-area advertising agency battle of the bands. Our house band, the Angry Pickles, has won the Battle for Hope several times and helped raise thousands for OTSC in the process.

We also participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and non-profits such as St. John’s Open Door Café, Milwaukee Public Museum, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Movember and several others.

Make friends and grow.

Learn and grow quickly as you gain exposure to every discipline from programmatic media to PR to social, creative, analytics and more.

Being independent and integrated isn’t just a benefit to clients. It makes C-Kers some of the most knowledgeable and nimble marketers around.

Kate Fiala


“I love the collaborative environment at C-K. All departments and teams really do work together and it’s great to see so many brains working hard toward a common goal.”

Kate Fiala – Programmatic Manager

Michael Minnehan


“At C-K, you collaborate daily with everyone from Analytics to Creative to PR. It’s a huge difference that, in the end, makes you really appreciate the work you put forward.”

Michael Minnehan – Media Supervisor

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