Andy Crestodina

Co-Founder / Chief Marketing Officer
Andy Crestodina headshot

Do great work for people you love.

Andy is the CMO and Co-Founder at Orbit Media Studios. He has been at the forefront of digital marketing innovation for over two decades. With a deep-seated passion for SEO, analytics, and website optimization, Andy is highly regarded as a leading expert in the marketing field.

Andy combines his expertise in analytics and SEO with a visionary approach to web strategy, leading the company to become an award-winning digital agency. Since 2001, Andy’s leadership and strategic direction have been instrumental in delivering digital solutions to over a thousand businesses.

Andy’s approach to digital marketing is grounded in data-driven strategies, innovative use of AI, and a keen understanding of audience behavior. His methodologies in audience research, content creation, and SEO optimization have consistently delivered quantifiable results for clients.

Contributions and achievements

Andy’s contributions to the field extend beyond his role at Orbit Media. He is a prolific writer, having authored 500+ articles on content strategy, search engine optimization, AI, social media, and analytics.

He is the author of “Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing,” now in its 6th edition.

Andy gives up to 100 presentations per year and is a frequent repeat marketing speaker at many of the top conferences. His work as a co-instructor at Northwestern University and a digital marketing instructor at Harbour.Space University highlights his commitment to education and mentorship in digital marketing.

Other achievements include:

Top 100 Influencers in Content Marketing (#3), SEMrush • Top 50 B2B Content Marketing Influencers (#3), TopRank • Top 10 Online Marketing Experts, Forbes • Top 50 Marketing Influencer, Entrepreneur • Top 10 Social Media Influencers, Social Media Explorer • Top 50 Content Marketers, Outbrain • Top 100 Digital Marketers, Brand24 • Top 25 B2B Influencers, IZEA • Top 10 Online Marketers, FOX • Top 25 Marketing Influencers, LiveAgent

Giving back to the Chicago community…

Beyond his professional achievements, Andy is an environmentalist, deeply committed to community service. He is a certified Treekeeper with Openlands. He helped found Chicago Cause, a philanthropic initiative that has donated over $700,000 in digital marketing services to Chicago area nonprofits.

Fave Places

  • The roof of any downtown building
  • The lobby of the Rookery
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Glenn’s Diner
  • The river

Interests

  • Scuba diving
  • Piano
  • Trees (volunteer Treekeeper for Openlands)
  • Architecture
  • Environmentalism

Interested in becoming an Orbiteer?

You’re strategic, creative, collaborative and fun. You play well with others and enjoy challenging projects. You’re transparent and appreciate processes. Above all, you love to make clients happy.