The Mx Group Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2017

Jul 19, 2017

CHICAGO (July 19, 2017) — The Mx Group, a digital and demand generation agency located in Chicago’s western suburbs, has been honored as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2017. Presented by the National Association for Business Resources, the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program strives to recognize the most influential, trend-setting companies across the country. Employee feedback figures heavily into the qualification process.

In their responses, many Mx employees specifically praised the management’s receptiveness to feedback and commitment to open communication. A bimonthly all-hands meeting keeps the entire company apprised of new business, company profitability and recent successes. At the end of the meeting, individual teams are given the opportunity to share their learnings from unique or challenging projects.

“One of the things I like most about working here is how transparent the management team is,” said Kaitlyn Hillesland, senior graphic designer. “We always know how things are going and what’s coming down the line, whether it’s a new client or new policies.”

Earlier this year, The Mx Group introduced a number of new benefits and resources aimed at improving work-life balance and overall job satisfaction. It now offers paid maternity / paternity leave and paid medical leave, and all full-time staff members get an extra week of paid vacation in December.

“Being able to spend time with our baby girl and not worry about using up all of my sick time or vacation days was a game changer for us,” said Kristin Bledsoe, senior account manager. “As a new parent, it meant a lot to feel so supported by my company.”

The firm also continues to coordinate fun activities and events that promote cross-departmental collaboration and nurture creativity, including chili cook-offs, bean bag tournaments and trivia contests. A craft beer fridge takes the place of the traditional water cooler as a popular spot for employees to chat.

In addition to receiving this honor, The Mx Group was also named one of the Best Places to Work for the fourth year running, and was listed as one of the Chicago Tribune’s 2016 Top Workplaces. It was also ranked a top 10 U.S. B2B agency by B2B Marketing and a top 50 B2B agency by Ad Age and Chief Marketer.

“We’re very proud of the culture we’ve built here, and it’s a genuine honor to be recognized for the efforts we’ve made to become an employer of choice,” said Andy Mahler, The Mx Group’s CEO and co-founder. “We are fortunate to have some of the industry’s top talent within our ranks, and we continue to look for new ways to recognize their contributions to our success.”

The Mx Group was recognized at the awards ceremony coordinated by the National Association for Business Resources on July 17.

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About The Mx Group

The Mx Group is a digital and demand generation agency that empowers companies with the competitive edge of modern B2B marketing. To do this, we integrate a broad set of services. Strategy. Design and content. Web and app development. Demand gen and lead management. And we make it all work together so that companies attract, convert and retain more customers. For more than 25 years, clients have trusted us to help turn their marketing investments into measurable revenue. We are a collection of marketing strategists, business analysts, designers, writers, programmers, data specialists and sales operations experts. All bringing unique skills and perspectives while contributing to our common mission of helping companies excite markets, engage customers, effect sales and embed value to create a Total Market Experience. For more information, visit or call 800-827-0170.

About Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. Participating companies have the opportunity to benchmark results with other cities such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Chicago and more.

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