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Getting Down To Digital: Power of Search for Local Businesses

Upright’s Getting Down to Digital brings you Season 2, Episode 2: Power of Search for Local Businesses!

Optimizing your local listing online is crucial for your search ranking and overall visibility. Join Colleen and Hannah in a discussion about BrightLocal’s 2021 predictions for local search on Google, and how you can use your GMB listing to improve your search visibility.


Getting Down To Digital: Upright Communications’ Intentions for 2021

Upright wants to officially welcome you all to 2021 in our Season 2 kickoff episode!

Join Colleen and Hannah for an honest conversation about our intentions/resolutions as a business going into the New Year. Our main topics cover exploring new growth opportunities, digital networking, and being receptive to change. Click the image below to give this episode a listen!


Madam C.J. Walker – 3 Lessons to Learn From An American Entrepreneur

Black history is rich throughout the American story. While there are many important names we’ve often heard, there are some African-Americans whose exceptional and historic accomplishments may not be as well known. Black History Month is a great time to get to know these extraordinary people. In the history of business and marketing, achievements do not get much more impressive than those of Madam C.J. Walker.

When we hear about the giants of business in American, we recognize names like Vanderbuilt,  Rockerfeller, and Carnegie. A name we may not be as well acquainted with is that of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America. This African-American daughter of formerly enslaved sharecroppers was an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who built an incredibly successful business on her own. In addition to hard work and determination, her desire to share her prosperity with other women evolved into an innovative marketing approach that cemented her success and proved she was clearly ahead of her time. 

The Future Of Local SEO – Bright Local Offers Predictions for 2021

In a recent article, local search expert, Bright Local, provided a review of how well their team did in predicting what would be on the horizon for Local SEO in 2020. Among the things they got right were the roll out of a paid GMB option and an increase in spam in the local search space. As for what is to come in 2021, they had some interesting new projections. 

Upright Customer Spotlight: Thrust Industries

Upright is proud to showcase a new website launch for our client, Thrust Industries. The updated and redesigned Thrust website features new and expanded information on the company’s comprehensive line of die cutting products and capabilities. Thrust wanted a website that would produce sales leads and provide comprehensive information on their products and services.

About Thrust Industries

Thrust Industries serves custom precision die cutting needs, providing parts that call for minimum tolerances on critical dimensions. For more than 35 years, Thrust has served customers worldwide in the telecommunications, electronics, automotive, appliance, and (more…)

Four Lessons We Learned from 2020 and Will Take Into 2021

This week the world will ring in a new year. As we sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ this season, we might not be reflecting on the passing year with quite the same fondness and sentimentality as we have in prior days. Let’s face it – 2020 was strange and stressful, and most of us are very glad to see it go.

While we are happy to welcome 2021, we can acknowledge that 2020 had it’s positive side. When it comes to doing business, I think we all can say we learned a lot about perseverance, adaptation, and determination. (more…)

Happy Holidays From Upright Communications!

Upright Communications wishes you a happy holiday. A reminder that upright will be closed Tuesday, Dec 22 through Friday, Dec. 25. And Tuesday, Dec. 29th through Friday, Jan. 1. for our holiday celebrations.

As we reflect on the holiday season, each of us at Upright Communications sends our best wishes and sincere thanks to you, our extended “business family”. Perhaps this year more than ever, we want all of you to know how much we appreciate the opportunity to work with you. (more…)

Upright Customer Spotlight: Glacier Technology

Scott Clausen, President of Glacier Technology of Plymouth, Minnesota

Scott Clausen, aka “the Reggae Ringer,” shares his favorite way to give back during the holiday season.

The Upright team is proud to work with some really fantastic clients, and from time to time we like to brag about them. Scott Clausen, President of Glacier Technology of Plymouth, Minnesota is our latest example. Recently we learned that Scott was featured on a local news channel, WCCO 4 News CBS Minnesota, to represent the Salvation Army by sharing his experience. (Watch the clip here). (more…)

2020 – A Year to be Thankful in the Midst of Uncertainty

For many, this Thanksgiving will seem much different than the holiday has traditionally been in the past. Faces will be missing from family celebrations and groups gathered at the table will be significantly smaller.

Political turmoil, a health crisis, and an uncertain economy may have many of us feeling somewhat lost and fearful in a way we’ve not experienced before. While times like these are trying, they also offer us an opportunity to be grateful. Even if that means we have to look a little harder to find the things for which we can be thankful. (more…)

Upright Communications Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Upright Communications is proud to announce the launch of our newly updated website! Recently expanded and redesigned, our new website provides a comprehensive view of our company and our digital marketing expertise. Offering decades of experience as an innovative digital marketing leader, we are excited to present this complete perspective of our team’s capabilities and accomplishments.

Upright Communications Responsive Screens

Visitors to our new home page will find an informative focus on “Buyer-Guided Marketing” and how understanding (more…)