Your best friend in the business
We take pride in our relationships with people. Our #1 priority is delivering measurable growth and long-lasting impact for your business.
Why choose our boutique agency?
Through our unique process, we get to know your business and the people behind it. You will always have a direct line to our award-winning customer support.
Your digital presence is as unique as you are. We focus on designing happiness into every pixel so you can show the world who you truly are.
With our nimble and mighty team, we don’t have to cut through red tape to get the results you need. We spend that time focusing on creating a collaborative environment for growth.
How we flip the switch
Top-to-bottom evaluation: We analyze each touch point of your business to create a comprehensive user experience. Our expert strategy integrates your business operations, including sales, marketing, and customer engagement into a lasting digital relationship.
A fresh perspective: We live and breathe digital stories, allowing us to bring ideas that inspire your business for the next phase of growth. Our solutions push boundaries, while delivering reliable and creative solutions to further your goals.
Measurable growth: Growth is the forefront of our strategy. We drive real business outcomes based on our KPI strategy plan, including crucial metrics like conversions, site visitors, time on site, and SEO ranking.
“97 Switch is incredibly creative, and they give you a lot of different options to look at. It really makes you feel like you are a part of the process.”
“97 Switch has been a breath of fresh air for my organization. They are professionals in their field, but modest enough to listen to our concerns and address them. They’re good about keeping an open mind.”
“97 Switch gave honest feedback, and when they didn’t think we should invest in a task, they gave us alternate ideas rather than forcing us to do something.”
Chicago is 97 Switch’s original home base, and an ideal home with its hard-working Midwestern roots in a big city.About Chicago
Portland1155 SW Morrison Street, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97205
97 Switch opened our second location in Portland because it has all the experiences of a big city with the heart and soul of a small town – the perfect environment to build partnerships.About Portland
Behind the switch
A symbol of moving forward
Drawing from previous digital marketing and web experiences, I knew there was an opportunity to be more transparent and collaborative with people. In 2013, my kitchen table became my office where I provided marketing and website projects for a few businesses – and I loved it.
I decided to name the company “97 Switch” while I was reading Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs. In the year 1997, Steve Jobs came back to Apple as the interim CEO and provided the necessary ‘switch’ Apple needed to get back on track. In doing so, they created products that altered the course of the future.
Our company’s name and logo is all about staying focused on the future by helping businesses make necessary changes to keep them moving forward. We are continuously looking for ways to provide the ‘switch’ needed for the people and businesses we work with.
Our Chicago roots
Finding purpose through connection
Collaborating with people provides tremendous power while learning. For that reason, I made the decision to upgrade from the kitchen table and join our first coworking space in downtown Chicago called Grind. After meeting a wonderful network of people there, including many of our first partners, 97 Switch then moved to the first WeWork in Chicago as part of the inaugural group in 2015.
As a big and dynamic city with midwestern roots and hard-working values, Chicago was always the right fit for us to start. We relate to many of Chicago’s roots and values.
For example, in 1871 the Great Chicago Fire destroyed the city’s Central Business District. After the fire left most of the downtown in ruins, the city rebuilt and grew back stronger despite this tremendous setback. Over the years the city’s people have shown a spirit of tenacity, creativity, and hard work, always finding a way to keep moving forward despite trials and tribulations.
At 97 Switch, we continue to value persistence and innovation, taking inspiration from the city where we began.
97 Switch today
Our team is made of people who care
Today, 97 Switch is an award-winning digital marketing agency with talented creatives, marketers, strategists, and developers. Throughout the years we have worked in many industries, including technology, hospitality, financial services, real estate, and more.
While Chicago is still a primary home, 97 Switch has evolved into a mostly remote working environment, which opened the door to work with the best people across the United States.
After 10 years of business, 97 Switch opened our 2nd location in Portland, Oregon! As a big city with a small town feel, Portland was the perfect fit for our next adventure. We love that the city values building real connections, just like us. We are excited to continue to work with more of the west coast’s community.
We are always striving for higher goals, and we would love you to be a part of our future! If you’re interested in working with us and making the switch in your story, please Contact Us.