South Loop Digital, LLC was founded in 2001. An open-source research and development practice based in Chicago, it provides strategic content advisory, research, development, project management and creative services.
Founder and Principal Consultant
1995: With partner Mark Evans, Rob founded Automatic Media Group. Internet tech-evangelism wasn’t easy in the early dialup era. Before the rise of Google, Apache, common broadband or Wikipedia, Rob advised major clients how to get in front of the internet’s massive changes using the open source technologies that still run the web today. Advising in content, software, hardware and networking, the open-source company consulted for financial, marketing, legal, and technology industries– even as we had to explain what open source was and why it was necessary.
2001: After the sale of Automatic Media Group, Rob founded South Loop Digital, moving away from IT projects and into pure web strategy: development, content strategy and research.
Today: South Loop Digital serves science, commerce and technology, the nonprofit sector, and the progressive political arena as creative, strategic consultant, developer, or project manager. We research, develop and implement strategies and content to make the internet a better place while advising clients on how to do the same.
To contact us about your digital strategy, email us at info [at] southloopdigital.com.