Meet Darren Fox

Darren Fox

Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, Speaker

Darren is a keynote speaker available to hire for a variety of digital marketing topics as well as the host of the Pitcher This! Podcast. The podcast focuses on thought leadership and marketing within the consumer goods industry.

Darren Fox, Yorkville IL
Speaker Darren Fox

Growing a Top Rated Marketing Agency + Improving Partnerships

In 2000, Darren Fox started his design and marketing career while in high school doing a variety of freelance projects. He later went on to work at a local sign company and then to a web design agency. In 2009, he founded Idea Marketing Group, an award-winning marketing agency known for digital strategy and web development with national brands.

Today, the talented team works with brands like Carmex Lip Balm, Eagle Foods, Hamburger Helper, Bridgford Foods, and more. His mission is to establish long-term partnerships with consumer brands by delivering better customer service and providing proactive solutions, something big agencies no longer see as a priority.

Husband, Father + Outdoor Enthusiast

When not online, you can usually find Darren outside. Activities include camping, mountain biking, kayaking, atv/trail riding, and hiking. Currently residing in Yorkville, IL with his high school sweetheart and crazy daughter.

Highlights + Recognition

  • 2022 Top B2B Design Firm by Clutch.co
  • 2021 Top B2B Design Firm by Clutch.co
  • 2021 Ranked #20 for Top Web Design Companies on Clutch.co
  • 2020 Top Digital Agency by Clutch.co
  • 2020 Rated #1 on The Manifest for Top Marketing Strategy Agencies Worldwide
  • 2019 Top Chicago Web Design Agency by Clutch.co
  • 2018 The Best of Small Business Awards SB100
  • 2018 Leading Chicago Agency by Clutch.co
  • 2017-present, Google Ads Search Certified
  • 2016 Small Business of the Year Awarded by the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015-2020, Yorkville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Committee, PAY Co-facilitator
  • 2014 American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA
  • 2013 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award: Young Entrepreneur from the Daily Herald in Chicago
  • 2012-2014, International Live Events Association (ILEA) Chicago Chapter, Board of Directors
  • 2013-2014, DesignFirms Web Award Winner
  • 2012-2013, DesignFirms Web Award Winner
  • 2009-2016, Oswegoland Optimists Club Member

Past Speaking Events