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Hi again, hope you’re enjoying the Upright Communications blog and the intern posts! Only a few weeks later and I’ve got a bunch to update you guys on. I cannot believe we are already nine weeks into the semester and internship. Boy is the fall busy!

The Upright team has done a wonderful job including me on new tasks and finding ways for me to contribute towards overall company efforts. I’ve enjoyed getting better at weekly and daily tasks but still enjoy the learning curve that comes with each new project. (more…)

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Digital MarketingDistributors are often left out of the conversation on digital marketing — which means they miss all of the benefits. If you’re seeking new customers, investing in digital marketing will get you found by serious prospects. Here’s what’s important for distributors to know about digital marketing.

SEO is Key

SEO or search engine optimization is where it all starts. Without SEO, your website won’t come up with a potential customer searches for distributors in your industry. (more…)

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As you may be aware, SEO can be a terrifying industry to work in at times. The simplest mistakes, even typos, can doom your website and turn away crucial traffic from your website. Today, we have put together for you our list of top horror stories regarding digital marketing to get us in the Halloween spirit. Thankfully, these instances are not from our own experience, but rather experiences from other SEO organizations.

Trusting the Right Agency

Trolling Motors entrusted its SEO campaign and other digital marketing efforts with an SEO agency. Trolling Motors chose to pursue a “hands-off” approach and did not feel the need to supervise the agency. (more…)

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tips for blogsAdding blogging to your digital marketing strategy delivers a 67 percent increase in leads, but those leads won’t turn into conversions unless you’re blogging for your audience. One of the key tells of a bad business blog is that it sounds like advertising. Here’s why blog posts that read like ads send bounce rate skyrocketing – and what you should do instead.

Why You Shouldn’t Blog Like Your Ads

When you’re starting a blog, your ads might seem like a shortcut to great blog posts. You know why your products and services are amazing, and your ads have all that information. (more…)

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It has officially been four weeks at Upright Communications, and it’s safe to say that I have been busy! Whether it’s scheduling social media posts, writing blog articles, or conducting keyword research, I have been getting my hands on a ton of work and learning a bunch along the way.

I have worked with several digital marketing platforms and tools including Hootsuite, SEMrush, MailChimp, and Google My Business (GMB). I’ve learned how to schedule social media posts in Hootsuite, organize and create email campaigns in MailChimp, manage local listings on GMB, and create landing pages for clients. And this is just the beginning! (more…)

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As a team, Upright Communications recalled our personal accounts on September 11, 2001. Nearly two decades ago, it is amazing how much detail we are able to include in these stories regarding whereabouts and emotions regarding that dreary Tuesday morning. (more…)

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Emma

Hi there, Emma here, and I’m happy to announce that I am Upright Communications’ intern for the fall semester! I am currently a senior at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a major in marketing and minor in business analytics. I am part of UC’s co-op rotational program and have completed several other internship experiences in various industries including market research, venture capital, and digital marketing.

I was immediately interested in Upright’s internship posting when I noticed the title “Junior Account Manager.” Not only did this sound like an incredible opportunity, but this is exactly the type of role I am looking to pursue once I graduate. I am excited to gain exposure to real clients with real needs and witness my own deliverables be implemented to improve client website performance.

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Millennials Digital MarketingGenerations behave differently, and this extends to purchasing decisions. Millennials are increasingly being given purchasing power at work, which means your B2B marketing plans must accommodate this generation’s purchasing preferences. See how Millennials are affecting B2B marketing—and how your company must change.

Millennials are Values-Driven Shoppers

More than previous generations, Millennials support companies whose values align with theirs. Consider the success of Toms, which donates a pair of shoes for every pair purchased. Broadcast your core values to attract Millennial buyers who share those views.

On a related note, community engagement is very important to Millennials. If your business contributes to charity or performs volunteer work, promote this to show Millennials your business “gets it.” (more…)

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mobile website usersGoogle has just revealed that the Speed Update, previously made public in January of this year, is rolling out for all users as of this week.

While page speed has been a large ranking factor on desktops for quite a while, this is officially the first time it will have an actual  impact on mobile rankings. Google’s main focus time and time again is user experience, so this newest rollout is just another way for Google to ensure that their search engine results are showing the most relevant and user-friendly websites.

In a post written by Google, they do share with users possible tools and services that can be considered to see if your website is up-to-speed, which is an added benefit to those who may not know how the site is performing. (more…)

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Grow Your Business OnlineOnce a customer comes into your store or books an appointment, you are confident your team can deliver results…. but how do you get customers and grow your business online? You’ve got big dreams for your business, but when it comes to using digital tools to attract customers online, you’re not sure what to do. Get our top five tips to boost your revenue and audience.

1. Design your website for your users

Is your website serving you or your users? It must be the latter if you are going to attract customers online. Brainstorm user personas that represent your target audience, then tweak your site so it speaks to them. Have friends and family members use your website and alert you to any areas of confusion, so you can improve your website. (more…)