Our Company

Understanding your business, your customers, and your internet marketing goals is what we are all about. We've been helping our clients to achieve business growth through online success since 1996. Through the years, we've worked to perfect our process in balancing comprehensive internet marketing strategies, which include custom website design, search engine optimization, and inbound marketing tools.

With Upright, you don’t need to act as a general contractor by coordinating the efforts of multiple companies. Our seasoned team includes online marketing strategists, web designers, developers and content writers who work in concert using a highly integrated approach. We focus on understanding your business and goals, and work as members of your team. Our approach is never one-size-fits-all. We apply our experience to develop and implement a custom plan that meets the needs of your business. While our customer centric focus never changes, our optimization strategies for lead conversion constantly evolve. We work to stay ahead of search engine algorithm developments and employ responsive design to ensure your website looks great on any device. Consider Upright your online marketing department. We stay out in front on the latest developments and technology so that you can stay focused on your business.

Upright will work with you to make your website an active member of your sales team that continually generates new prospects. Through lead nurturing programs, we'll show you how to develop prospects at the various stages in the buying process so you can develop lasting business relationships and sales channels.

Contact us to start building your online success.

Our Team

Greg Frye
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Greg Frye

President
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Greg Barlow
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Greg Barlow

Vice President
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Greg Frye

As the founder of Upright, Greg sets the direction for the agency to help clients increase their revenues. He collaborates with our team to create new strategies and processes to share with clients to help them adapt to an ever changing marketing and sales environment.

Bicycle

Likes:

Bicycling, Meditation, Airbnb, Donald Fagen, Bread Pudding.

Dislikes:

Eggplant, squirrels, dancing in circles at weddings.

Favorite Donut:

Cruller

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Greg "Bart" Barlow

Greg Barlow and Greg Frye have been working together since 2000. Rumor has it that GB goes by Bart because Greg Frye refused to be called “Little Greg”. Bart works directly with many of our clients as well as helping Greg Frye run the business.

Chicago

Likes:

Music, Drums, Science Fiction Novels, Cigars, Photography, Running (more like trotting), Blackhawks, Cubs and Da Bears!

Dislikes:

2 squares of toilet paper left on the roll, and the last crusty paper towel. Office mates ...are you hearing me?

Favorite Donut:

Cake with Chocolate Icing

Eric Frye
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Eric Frye

Account Manager
Ojai, California
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Jacob Meyer
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Jacob Meyer

Account Manager
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Colleen Frye
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Colleen Frye

Account Manager
Tuscon, Arizona
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Jenn Johnson
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Jenn Johnson

Account Manager
Tampa, Florida
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Will McKenzie
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Will McKenzie

Account Manager
Tuscon, Arizona
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Eric Frye

As an Account Manager, Eric is passionate about helping businesses to use the Internet to improve their offline relationships with customers. It’s the little things that turn customers into brand evangelists, and Eric has a keen ability to capitalize on what makes a business special.

Joshua Tree National Park

Likes:

Yoga, sushi, Joshua Tree National Park, reading books with socially awkward titles in public.

Dislikes:

Philly cheesesteaks, selfie sticks, and dramatic comedies.

Favorite Donut:

Old Fashioned

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Jacob Meyer

Jacob is a multi-talented Project Manager and has a sophisticated grasp on design and programming. Jacob provides creative thoughts and plans for even the toughest of projects. Jacob has been with Upright Communications since 2012 and his passion & sincerity for quality work has no boundaries. He has opened our eyes as far as creativity goes, among other things and has brought our company to the next level.

Espresso

Likes:

My little corgi mix Dorothy, espresso, my guitars, all things tech, woodworking, snowy winters, everything that Bethesda makes and X-Files.

Dislikes:

Crowded events, humid summers, jam bands, and my car.

Favorite Donut:

Maple Bacon Blueberry Cake

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Colleen Frye

As Team Manager at Upright Communications, Colleen is responsible for handling and organizing all aspects of the project. Colleen has been with the team since 2006 and her expertise in, client relations & an acute awareness to detail makes her an irreplaceable member of our group.

Cats

Likes:

Cats, Legos, Trail Riding, Forensic Files (TV Show), Frank Sinatra, Smiling, People’s Laughs.

Dislikes:

Certain Words (moist, ointment, etc. - you get the drift), Cold Weather, Debbie Downer’s.

Favorite Donut:

Glazed Yeast

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Jenn Johnson

As a star Project Manager at Upright Communications, Jenn has excelled at a wide variety of expertise including creative project planning, PR management, forward thinking objectives and has a wealth of knowledge for all things social media. Since 2013, Jenn has represented us to the fullest and ensures that all details are accounted for. We have celebrated her constant drive to succeed.

Running

Likes:

My weimaraner pup, flying with my BF, exercising, Mexican food & country music.

Dislikes:

Mushrooms, when packages arrive late, when the internet stops working and being hungry (which turns to hangry).

Favorite Donut:

Strawberry Icing Cake with Sprinkles

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Will McKenzie

Will is the newest addition to the Upright team and has joined us as an Account Manager. With his consulting experience and knowledge of marketing tools, he has helped us further our grasp on the industry and its consumers. Wills desire to learn and ability to think on the run has been an asset to Upright and its clients.

Vinyl Albums

Likes:

Baseball, Vinyl Albums, Reading, Bourbon/Scotch, the idea of exercising (but who has time for that), Movies, and Coffee.

Dislikes:

Glitter, Wearing a band's t-shirt when going to their concert, Light beer, Waiting in lines, Building up the hype too much on an averagely funny Youtube video.

Favorite Donut:

Cake

Erin Frye
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Erin Meyer

Content Writer
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Michael Hostiuck
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Michael Hostiuck

Production
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Keely Ledebur
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Keely Ledebur

Production
Palm Springs, California
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Tyler Hoffman
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Tyler Hoffman

Production
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Erin Meyer

As Content Writer, Erin’s role is to help our clients in developing informative content for their websites. Although our clients are experts in their industries, they are often at a loss when it comes to talking about themselves and what they do. She helps guide each client in that process, so that their website provides the information prospects are seeking and also lets prospective customers know what the client has to offer them to meet their needs.

Cooking

Likes:

Cooking, reading short stories, watching old movies, and being a Whiz Kids tutor.

Dislikes:

Pessimism, generalizations.

Favorite Donut:

Cheese Danish

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Michael Hostiuck

Michael is a jack of all trades from web development, to video production, to user experience testing. He is the go-to video production specialist for our special video projects. Michael also manages multiple user testing softwares like Hotjar and Qualaroo. His obsession for detail helps bring our clients and account managers visions to life.

Thor

Likes:

Gaming, NASA , Sci-fi movies, both of my pets Thor (cat) and Stella(Beagle mix) and playing Ping Pong at the office.

Dislikes:

Chipotle, Pugs, and Snow.

Favorite Donut:

Nutella Filled Donut

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Keely Ledebur

Keely excels at developing websites that search engines love and visitors can easily navigate. She's also in tune with the latest SEO research and enjoys applying the latest strategies to continuously optimize our clients’ sites to meet their objectives. Keely contracted with Upright for several years before joining the team full time in 2011.

Star Lit Sky

Likes:

Tap dancing, A sky full of stars, Movies where characters sing and dance for no reason, Hearing my kids laugh, Peep toe shoes.

Dislikes:

Cooking, Clutter

Favorite Donut:

Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing

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Tyler Hoffman

Tyler is a web developer at Upright Communications and has been with the company for 4 years. He excels at tackling advanced programming and development challenges the Upright team faces. A master of the front-end, Tyler also loves diving in to server-side code and system configurations. He’s no slouch at Photoshop, either.

Bourbon

Likes:

Film, history, fantasy/sci-fi, bourbon, pets (he has 2 cats), ping pong, beer, fall, video games, heavy metal, nature, his car.

Dislikes:

Seafood, allergy season, reality TV, beef cooked over medium rare, white socks, cable companies, flavored alcohol, LaRosa’s, finding a parking spot downtown.

Favorite Donut:

Banana Fosters Donut

Mmhmm Donuts