Since 2001, we've managed media for agencies, brands, and artists.

Staying true to our roots in direct response, we manage media using low cost buying tactics across all media channels in over 20 different product categories.

Looking to join our team?  Explore Open Positions

Our Culture

Headquartered in Chicago, our small office culture breeds a true team spirit — and we need one because the media industry is fast-paced with no two days the same.

While we’re pretty damn good at planning, buying and optimizing media campaigns, we don’t pretend to know it all — the media landscape is evolving daily and we are constantly learning about new media and the technology that surrounds it. We’ve developed our own integrated media management software to manage all media options and help us deliver on the accountability we believe our clients deserve. 

We work in an un-siloed environment where sharing ideas and encouraging each other is in our DNA. While we may joke around from time to time there are no competing interests or turf wars. We are here to solve problems together, drive results, make our clients successful and along the way have an amazing journey filled with some laughs.

We care. We hold ourselves accountable and rely on each other when deadlines are mounting and media needs to be managed. Each team player is encouraged to fly solo and soar with their strengths so they can bring their expertise to our team. 

Our Values


We believe the best media plans are a combination of experience, time and talent (yours and ours).


No mistakes. We take pride in doing a job the right way. Our proprietary tools also help ensure that media investments stay on track.


We are media strategists and there’s no winning without a strategic plan in place.


Relationships drive business forward. We grow and maintain meaningful relationships across the industry.


Media is evolving and so are we. Our staff completes ongoing education and training in all media channels to stay at the top of our industry. And we are eager to share our knowledge with you.


When we’re your media partner, you can expect swift and thoughtful responses.


Whether we’re buying your media or improving a process to drive a result, efficiency is at the heart of everything we do.


We want you to be successful so we’ll begin every media plan with a simple question. What’s the desired result you’re looking to achieve? Getting to your intended destination may take a few steps or various solutions but you can expect us to be well equipped to help get you there.

Benefits & Perks

Our full time employees enjoy some great perks!

Health Insurance

401(k) & Profit Sharing

Bonus Compensation Opportunities

Professional Development

Cell/Internet Reimbursement

3 Weeks Paid Time Off (in the first year!)

Work From Home

Free Coffee & Snacks


Sorry, we don't have any job openings right now. If you'd like to send us your resume for future consideration, please click here.

Our Clients Say

Fantasy Records
Read More
"Great leadership and people from top down...everyone I've ever dealt with at TEC - they are top notch."
Read More
"TEC Direct is our go-to partner for planning all our OOH and TV campaigns. They turn around availability, options and out-of-the-box ideas at lightning speed and client-ready formats. We couldn’t do it without them!"
Immotion Studios
Read More
"TEC Direct does an outstanding job with execution and keeps our agency updated with the newest trends and opportunities in the digital space. They are the partner you are searching for when it comes to brainstorming various strategies.  They created a self-funding campaign for our new brand in just 4 weeks."
Round Hill Records
Read More
"I cannot speak more highly of TEC Direct Media. They are not only consummate professionals, but are also communicative, transparent, and inventive. We use TEC Direct Media for all of our paid media needs and I would recommend them to anyone in need of these services."
Universal Music Enterprises
Read More
"TEC Direct Media is always very flexible and willing to make on-the-fly changes when needed in order to get the most out of each of my projects. We saw an increase in sales during our last campaign period so, mission accomplished!"
Capitol Records Nashville
Read More
"I have always been impressed with TEC Direct's consistent reporting throughout the life of a campaign and after. It's nice to know where our money is making an impact and in what ways; TEC Direct Media does the analysis for me!"
Concord Music Group
Read More
"A heartfelt thank you to you all for helping make James Taylor's "Before This World" debut at NUMBER ONE at Billboard!  It’s his first #1 ever in his career.  We really appreciate all your hard work; you are an integral part of the album’s success."
Street League Skateboarding
Read More
"Their media expertise in big events and entertainment immediately helped drive growth in ticket sales as well as viewership of our televised special.  They are a trusted adviser and part of our continued success."
Triple 9 Management
Read More
"We are almost done with this tour and we couldn’t have done it without y’all.  I was just commenting that our ticket sales have picked up nicely.  Thank you so much!"
Health and Beauty Product
Read More
"TEC Direct Media is extraordinarily adaptive and predictive, delivering an abundance of market insight and data-driven results."
Rhino Entertainment
Read More
"Their media expertise in big events and entertainment immediately helped drive growth in ticket sales as well as viewership of our televised special. They are a trusted adviser and part of our continued success."



Receive Special Media Insights