What is the Best Chicago Digital Marketing and Lead generation Agency?
We have set out on our entrepreneurial journey to answer that question with Anchor Engine. Our experience running multiple businesses and engaging with others has allowed us to hone our skills to help other grow businesses through a dynamic digital landscape. Everything we have done up to this point has pointed us in this direction.
Our Origin Story - Who We Are
Pranay and I grew up in the Chicagoland area right at the time of the digital age. We grew up right around the time that having a home personal computer took off. We tinkered with components eventually learning how to build computers. As time passed, the internet age took off. When we weren’t busy outside playing sports or playing online video games like Red Alert, we were learning more technical skills like html, and C++ as a hobby.
Dave, a few states over in Ohio, was more obsessed with the business side of things. He launched his first business finding vintage clothing and selling them on sites like EBay, where he developed his business acumen and an entrepreneurial love for starting businesses. Eventually, he made the moved to Chicago for the job opportunities and probably pizza.
Our business acuity and technical prowess continued on into our college days and even afterwards as we took on jobs in the real world where we applied and improved our skills as technical traders and as a teacher. Luck would have it that we left our professions at the same time and all wanted to jumped into the world of business creation.
We started off in e-commerce with a single site selling home goods to the hospitality industry, eventually growing it to nine websites. There, we learned the ebbs and flows of running a successful digital retail company. We know how to drive leads and drive traffic. Everything was done in house including Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Landing Pages, Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Branding, Ecommerce, Video Creation, and Photography. You name it, we’ve done it. We have even been on Amazon to Ebay. Some businesses were great successes and other times, we learned from our failures. It allowed us to continually practice our digital marketing craft.
We did so well that others began to take notice. Friends and family would ask for help and advice on making there own digital mark for their companies giving further opportunities to further our skill sets. We have knowingly helped out dentists, doctors, financial advisors, real estate agents, restaurant owners, schools, dog walkers, sausage makers, and more.
What We Stand For - Marketing in Chicago
In the end, the skill sets we developed and continue to develop have given us and others the ability to grow businesses. We find satisfaction when we partake in helping other company’s reach their business goals. We also find solace in helping people reach the right companies that can solve their problems. Helping people connect is a healthy addiction.
We understand Chicago is a competitive market. We were raised here. We live here. Competition is in our blood but as we have stressed to our own friends and family, we cannot work with everyone. For example, it is unfair to help market two dental clinics within blocks of each other.
Feel free to contact us about any questions you may have about lead generation, digital marketing, or business questions in general. If we can’t work with you, maybe we can lead you down the right path.