Profile in Success: atCommunications Marks Decade of Excellence in Web Site Development and Internet Marketing

As featured on Forbes' magazine's Web site

In terms of the history of the Internet, a decade is a long time. atCommunications, LLC, a Northbrook, Illinois-based Web site development and digital marketing firm, celebrates its tenth year in business this year. Since 1999, atCommunications has designed and programmed more than 350 Web sites, CD-ROMs, and DVDs for clients spanning the spectrum of industries and service sectors – from Fortune 500 companies like McDonald’s, Pepsi, and Pfizer, to small and mid-sized businesses; from multi-national corporations like Experian and Unilever to regional organizations and not-for-profits that serve their communities.

“We believe a distinct mix of creativity, technical skills and marketing experience is what sets atCommunications apart from other Web site development firms,” says the firm’s founder, Terry Kasdan. Each of atCommunications’ developers has an advertising agency or marketing department background which enables the firm to approach its clients’ e-business challenges from a perspective that many other Internet service providers do not have.

The award-winning nature of the work atCommunications produces, along with the special relationships the firm has nurtured over the last ten years with search engines like Google and Yahoo!, has helped atCommunications generate international exposure for its clients’ products and services. “We’ve been helping businesses create and promote their Web sites since before Google was Google,” Kasdan said. “This experience, along with the partnerships we’ve established, uniquely positions us to help our clients market their Web sites.” Web sites the firm has built have also been featured in newspapers and magazines, and on hundreds of network and affiliated television and radio stations across America.

Last year, atCommunications was one of just a handful of Chicago metropolitan agencies to be certified by Google to provide its search engine marketing solutions. atCommunications’ work also earned three prestigious American Graphic Design Awards (presented by Graphic Design USA magazine). In 2008 atCommunications earned a Communicator Award, presented by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (an organization representing creative professionals from Disney, MTV, Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s, and many others).

atCommunications is located in Northbrook, Illinois, a suburb 20 miles north of Chicago. The firm is one of the oldest surviving, and thriving, Web design agencies in the entire Midwest. atCommunications specializes in Web site design, development, and programming; secure e-commerce solutions for businesses with as few as one product to sell and as many as tens of thousands; content management systems; desktop and mobile Web applications; managed Web site hosting; and search engine optimization and marketing. For more information about atCommunications, LLC, visit