Awards & Recognition2018-11-07T11:57:03+00:00

WE’RE HONORED TO BE LISTED AMONG THE BEST

We have been recognized by multiple associations in subjects ranging from being a great place to work to creating impressive results for our clients.

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Ad Age Best Places to Work, 2017, 2016

Every year, the Ad Age Best Places to Work list recognizes ad agencies, ad tech and media companies which foster a great company culture and create a highly desirable work environment. Rankings are based on feedback from both employers (benefits, perks, etc.) and employees (how they feel about their company.) For us, making the Ad Age Best Places to Work list tells us that feeling like we work in an awesome award-winning business culture isn’t all in our heads.

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Clutch Clients Deliver, 2017

B2B ratings and review platform Clutch recognizes top companies in the fields of marketing, design and development, and IT technology on their Clutch Global Leaders list. Rankings rely on client feedback. We’re thrilled to have made the list two consecutive years as a Clutch Global Leader. For that, we thank our clients, and want to reassure, we remain as committed as ever to delivering incredible service and results!

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Top Clutch PPC Agency, 2018, 2016, 2015

Clutch helps businesses find the best software partners and professional service firms in the field of marketing and technology. Every year, Clutch assembles a list of the top firms in their industries based on their ability to deliver results and meet client needs. We’re proud to have been recognized as a Top PPC Agency.

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Top Clutch SEO Agency, 2018, 2017, 2016

In addition to its Global Leaders List, Clutch identifies market leaders in their fields. These leaders are determined from reviews, client surveys, and thought leadership.

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The Drum Search Awards Finalist, 2018

Be Found Online was listed as a finalist for The Drum Search Awards in the category of ‘Best Use of Local Seach’. In short, the campaign that made the list was a triple winner. EWC clients found the services and products they were searching for online. EWC won with increased brand recognition and better results, all without spending a dime more. BFO won since its client won. See the listing.

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BBB Torch Award for Ethics Finalist, 2017

It’s no surprise the Better Business Bureau created an award recognizing exemplary business ethics. The BBB Torch Award honors nominees for exceeding six standards including leadership commitment to ethical practices and organizational commitment to the community. Being a BBB Torch Award for Ethics nominee tells us we’ve met the right standards, and reminds us we can always aim higher.

DesignRush Top Digital Marketing Agency, 2018

From branding, to websites, to marketing & technology, DesignRush finds the top companies in each industry. BFO was thrilled to see they landed the award in 2018. See the entire listing on their agency directory listing.

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Google Marketing Platform Certified

Earning certification from Google is a rigorous process. Our team worked hard and we finally earned that treasured industry acronym – GMPC. More importantly, it means our clients can expect the highest levels of service, product implementation and industry expertise.

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Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Only the top 5000 fastest growing private companies make the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. Consistent growth is tough, so to make the Inc 5000 list six straight years tells us we’re delivering the services our clients need. That means more to us than any award.

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US Search Awards Shortlist, 2017, 2016

The US Search Awards recognize ad agencies for strategy, creativity and, of course, results. For two years BFO has made the US Search Awards Shortlist as Best Large PPC Agency. Learning we’d earned this award was almost as exciting as presenting our clients with their paid media results.

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Landy Awards Finalist, 2016

SearchEngineLand created “The Landy Awards” to recognize agencies, internal marketing teams and individuals who excel at organic and paid search marketing. In 2016, BFO qualified as a finalist and while our name may not have been drawn from the envelope, we were thrilled our name was mentioned in the same breath with so many other great digital marketers.

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Outlier Certified Partner

Outlier AI constantly monitors our client’s analytics data to check for anomalies to ensure accurate tracking. Alert systems in place allow for BFO to react quickly and efficiently to the ever changing digital marketing landscape.
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Klipfolio Certified Expert

Klipfolio dashboards make data accessible and ready to use. As a Klipfolio certified expert, we can guarantee our clients efficient setups and deployments of this powerful dashboard tool.

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Google Premier Partner

Being a Google Premier Partner means our clients have an agency schooled in how to extract the maximum insight from their data. It also means we can offer Google’s full range of solutions, like the Google Analytics 360 Suite. You might call us a one-stop shop for all things Google.

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Google Data Studio Certified

Google’s Data Studio transforms data into visual dashboards and reporting. And it’s all customizable. Becoming Data Studio Certified just seemed to make sense as a Google Partner.

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Chicago Best & Brightest Company to Work For, 2016, 2017

The National Association of Business Resources awards companies that value employee benefits and recognition, diversity, community initiatives, and several factors with a spot on their lists. Being recognized on the Chicago Best & Brightest Company to Work For list means a lot to us, especially with our commitment to making our company an exceptional place to work.

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Great Game of Business All-Star Award Finalist, 2016, 2017

The Great Game of Business (GGOB) awards companies that embrace the principles of Open-book Management. This approach engages employees to become more involved in decision-making that directly impacts results and company success. Recognition as a GGOB All-Star Award Finalist represents our dedication to making BFO a great company for employees.

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Top SEOs Top Enterprise SEO Agency

Independent search vendor authority TopSEOs.com ranks agencies from around the globe. They analyze companies based on five points: process, technology, leadership, on- and off-page, and service. We were proud to earn 5th place on the TopSEOs top 10 list of enterprise SEO companies worldwide.

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Top SEOs Top Enterprise PPC Agency

Another TopSEOs.com category is Top Enterprise PPC Agency. It follows a similar rating scale. BFO ranked 4th on the list with perfect evaluation scores in process and leadership.

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Yext Certified Partner

Yext helps brands manage the user experience across their digital assets through Yext’s Digital Knowledge Management platform. As a Yext Certified Partner, BFO provides expert business listing and review management to enhance traffic, engagement and sales.

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Bing Ads Accredited Professional

As the second most used search engine, brands needs a Bing presence. As a Bing Ads Accredited Professional, clients can be confident BFO has the expertise needed to make the most of every Bing ad campaign.

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BBB Accredited – A+ Rating

The BBB provides a marketplace where consumers can find trusted, credible companies with proven business ethics. Companies earn an A+ rating based on their time in business, few, if any, complaints, and transparent business practices.

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Brill Street Top 50 Gen Y Employer in Chicago

Brill Street + Company helps young professionals find good opportunities and meaningful work. We were honored to receive recognition in 2013 as a Brill Street Top 50 Gen Y Employer.

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Owler Hot in Chicago

Business professionals turn to Owler for community-based competitive intelligence. In 2016, Owler awarded 98 Chicago companies the Owler Hot in Chicago award. BFO was thrilled to be listed with so many awesome brands.

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Marin Software Facebook Certified Agency

Marin Software provides an online advertising platform for use by agencies and advertisers. As a Facebook Certified Agency, BFO can leverage the power of this leading ad management platform to enhance client campaigns.

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Marin Software Search Certified Agency

Marin Software matches customers with their Search Certified Agencies, digital marketing companies certified to use their online advertising platform. BFO applies its expertise with the Marin Software to drive client search results.

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Small Giants Community Member

The Small Giants Community is a group of companies who believe success means growing a business with a purpose. BFO is a proud member and contributor.

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