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Since 2001, we've managed media for music, emerging brands and other agencies.

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.

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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-silo’d 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 of our team players are encouraged to fly solo and soar with their strengths so they can bring their expertise to our team. 

Our Values

Collaboration

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

Accuracy

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

Strategy

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

Relationships

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

Education

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.

Responsiveness

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

Efficiency

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.

Effectiveness

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

Benefits & Perks

Our full time employees enjoy some great perks!

Health Insurance

401(k) & Profit Sharing

Bonus Compensation Opportunities

Professional Development

Cell/Commuter Reimbursement

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

Work From Home

Free Coffee & Snacks

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Our
Clients Say

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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.

— Immotion Studios

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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!

— MWW

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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!

— Universal Music Enterprises

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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!

— Capitol Records Nashville

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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.

— Concord Music Group

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TEC Direct Media recommended we embed a turn-key mobile contest into our national TV advertising.  The data provides valuable insights for the Warped Tour and we and our sponsors can utilize the mobile database in the future.

— Vans Warped Tour

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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.

— Street League Skateboarding

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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!

— Triple 9 Management

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TEC Direct Media is extraordinarily adaptive and predictive, delivering an abundance of market insight and data-driven results.

— Health and Beauty Product

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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.

— Rhino Entertainment

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