Business Overview

Straight North is an Internet marketing company that sets the standard for generating high volume, high quality sales leads and online revenue. Call us at: 312-366-3603Straight North is an Internet marketing company that sets the standard for generating high volume, high quality sales leads and online revenue. Call us at: 312-366-3603

What Makes Us Different

Our exclusive, real-time system of lead validation and reporting dashboard enables our clients to rapidly prioritize and respond to high-value actionable leads.

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Locality
  • International
  • Domestic
  • Within a 60 mile radius of your office
Services
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • PPC
  • SEO
  • Social
  • Public Relations
  • Email Management
  • Content/Blogging
  • Local Listing
  • Reputation Management
  • Branding/Positioning
  • Marketing Consulting/Strategy
  • CRM Consulting
  • Marketing Automation Services
  • Inbound Marketing
  • User Experience/User Interface
  • Video Production
Minimum Monthly Budget
  • $250 - $500 monthly
  • $500 - $1,000 monthly
  • $1,000 - $2,000 monthly
  • $2,000 - $5,000 monthly
  • $5,000+ monthly
  • Unknown
Clients We Serve
  • Locally focused small business owner (eg. Doctors, Lawyers, Restaurants)
  • Locally focused franchisee
  • Small ecommerce business (i.e. less than $1MM in annual sales)
  • Medium or large e-commerce business (i.e. greater than $1MM in annual sales)
  • Medium or large national or international business
Web Platforms We Support
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Joomla!
  • Adobe Business Catalyst
  • Weebly
  • SquareSpace
  • DudaOne
  • Wix
  • Typo3
  • ImageCafe
  • Hubspot
Types of Small Businesses We Work With
  • Generalists
  • Specialists
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Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 03/19/2018

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What did you like best?

Their understanding and expertise in SEO. The company listens to the customers objectives and concerns.

What did you like least?

There was nothing in our experience that applied to this question.

Describe your overall experience.

I highly recommend Straight North for their professional website and Internet marketing services! I’ve had a business relationship with their company for several years and find the team members to be responsive, knowledgeable and attentive to my account. I know of no other SEO/PPC marketing agency around that can match their performance.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 03/06/2018

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What did you like best?

I like that they are professional and want to make their customers happy.

What did you like least?

The website they developed for us was not as customized as we thought it would be.

Describe your overall experience.

It has been a good experience working with Straight North. I would recommend them to others.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 02/20/2018

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What did you like best?

The team's attention to detail and their customer service.

What did you like least?

No complaints - everything has gone very smoothly!

Describe your overall experience.

Straight North has been great to work with. They have helped us rebrand almost 200 pieces of existing marketing collateral to match our new branding guidelines and have also designed new templates and icons. The team is great to work with. They are very customer focused and detail oriented. I'd highly recommend them.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/30/2018

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What did you like best?

They are always coming up with new ways and projects to boost traffic to our site. Once we meet a goal they look for ways to go above and beyond.

What did you like least?

Straight North is great I have nothing negative to saw about them. I wish we had found them sooner.

Describe your overall experience.

My company has been working with Straight North for a year now and we couldn't be happier. We now have a strong online presence and have seen month over month improvement. I would highly recommend them.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/25/2018

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What did you like best?

I greatly appreciated the attention to detail, they took the time to understand our audience and our needs. I also really enjoyed being able to bounce ideas off someone and along with the fact it felt like a team atmosphere.

What did you like least?

I have nothing bad to say at all - they were great partners and we will certainly reach out to them in the future if needed.

Describe your overall experience.

Excellent - Straight North and the team we worked with were fantastic and very helpful with our unique case.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/22/2018

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What did you like best?

VERY EASY TO DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY AND IT WAS FAST AND EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED.

What did you like least?

EVERYTHING WAS AS DESCRIBED SO I LIKED IT ALL. THERE WAS NOT ANYTHING I DIDN'T LIKE SO I WISH I COULD JUST LEAVE THIS BLANK.

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THIS IS THE 4TH MAKEOVER I'VE HAD FOR MY WEBSITE AND THIS WAS BY FAR THE EASIEST, FASTEST MOST ACCURATE DESIGN AND PROCESS TO DATE. I WOULD RATE THESE FOLKS A 10 OUT OF 10. NOT ONLY FOR THEIR WORK BUT FOR LISTENING, BEING VERY PROFESSIONAL AND VERY FORWARD THINKING FOR MY BUSINESS AND NOT JUST GETTING MY MONEY AND DROPPING A SITE SOMEWHERE. VERY HAPPY WITH THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/19/2018

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What did you like best?

Love their attention to detail. The monthly reports truly give you a vision in to the hard work that goes behind a successful SEO campaign. Transparency provides tons of clarity!

What did you like least?

Learning all about SEO! You don't realize how many variables are required to launch a successful campaign and as someone whose vocabulary is limited to dentistry, it's been quite the learning curve but well worth it in the end.

Describe your overall experience.

SN and team are great! Very thorough in their explanations of the process and what to expect. You can tell that they truly want you to succeed and it's evident in in the time and effort put through on their part. We're excited to continue seeing great results with this time. We've also never had more compliments on our website design. Thank you SN!

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/15/2018

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What did you like best?

Straight North recently redesigned our web pages and they did an excellent job, they were very easy to work with and worked to complete the site in a very timely manner.

What did you like least?

There is really nothing, we are completely satisfied.

Describe your overall experience.

It was very positive and they are a very professional company. They are concerned about doing the best for their clients.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/13/2018

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What did you like best?

Out the the box thinkers at all levels of the organization. Their creativity and drive drove me to dig deeper into my business and extarct new nuggets of value.

What did you like least?

No real problesm. They were quick, through and professional.

Describe your overall experience.

Really good and great value for the required investment.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/12/2018

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What did you like best?

Their focused process to project management that ensures a finished result with no surprises or disappointments.

What did you like least?

The amazing chocolate chip cookies they delivered to our team as a thank you - send veggies we are all on diets!

Describe your overall experience.

Working with Straight North they go above and beyond to meet our expectations and take any concerns we have brought to them seriously and with ownership. I recommend them any chance I get, I continue to go back to them for projects, returned business should say it all!

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/11/2018

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What did you like best?

We have an incredibly professional looking website now! As an animal shelter we were not attracting much inquiries from previous site. Straight North has helped us generate more interest in our adoptable animals! Love it!

What did you like least?

There was nothing to not like. Everything went together smoothly and we are so happy with the easy way to make changes

Describe your overall experience.

easy to use, fantastic web page, generating more interest in our adoptable animals. Plus acquiring more donations!

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/11/2018

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What did you like best?

There are too many things to list! The first and most important to us is the Straight North team! They treat us like family and that we are there only customers. They have given us a seamless website that tells our story and is easy to navigate. We owe a great debt to Straight North for helping our non profit organization grow!

What did you like least?

It is hard to say what we like the least. Our overall experience has been excellent! If we were forced to say one item it would be that we don't have more time to work with all the great people at Straight North!

Describe your overall experience.

The team at Straight North treat us like family! There professionalism and expertise helps our organization have an up to date website that exemplifies professionalism and talent! The creative team took our ideas and made them come to life! Our users are pleased with the ease of navigation. Thank you Straight North for all you do for Dogs Helping Heroes!!

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/11/2018

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What did you like best?

We hired Straight North because they are SEO experts, and because they understood how to design and build a website that looks great and also supports our SEO program. They delivered it on time and within our budget. They also supported our lead generation with a comprehensive SEO program.

What did you like least?

We had a very positive experience with Straight North.

Describe your overall experience.

We recommend Straight North for any mid-market company who needs to generate leads from digital marketing.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/11/2018

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What did you like best?

In working with Straight North, we've found that their ability to deliver a cohesive and fully responsive website to be exceptional. The design and the overall product has exceeded our expectations.

What did you like least?

When needing to work outside of our usual team, it can be more of a challenge. The project management communication was lacking initially when we were working on a development issue. Fortunately, it was fixed after we explained our needs.

Describe your overall experience.

ALA has worked with Straight North for many years. They have excellent customer service and innovative, creative ideas on how to develop a website that is visually appealing and customer-friendly. We moved to a fully responsive web design for our publication and our members find it easy-to-use and read. The ability to share articles, print out a fully designed PDF and read on any device has helped our publication win awards. I'd fully recommend them to anyone.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/09/2018

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What did you like best?

The creative team at Straight North worked with our team to understand us, our culture, our values, and our creative preferences. They developed a brand identity that is attractive, professional, and that we are very proud of.

What did you like least?

We enjoyed working with Straight North. Although they were not the cheapest firm that we talked with, we believe we received great value for our investment and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for high-quality, creative, and professional branding work.

Describe your overall experience.

Straight North exceeded Steel Family Investments, LLC expectations. We are very pleased with the quality of work and professionalism of the Straight North Branding and Creative Team. I would recommend them highly to any potential client.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 01/08/2018

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I am #1 in SEO rankings in my town, my website looks awesome, this company was easy to work with, and pricing was fair. Straight North is a professional company and they are experts in this field. They gave me detailed instructions on how to make changes to my website because I wanted to do it myself. My company got to #1 in SEO quickly for my first business. For my business that opened 6 months ago - I am now #1 as well.

What did you like least?

There isn't anything that I don't like about this company. I think very highly of them and recommend them to any company - small or large.

Describe your overall experience.

Straight North's services have put me at the top of my industry (yoga), and my website looks amazing. Straight North is an easy company to work with - they are nice, professional, and do an excellent job. They follow through and do what they say they are going to do. They are able to do most things, including setting up PPC ads. They also have a lot of experience and have been around a long time, which makes me feel better about working with them.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 12/06/2017

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What did you like best?

Their SEO/PPC strategies and website optimization expertise.

What did you like least?

At times, we find a discrepancy in what they determine as valid leads vs. what we determine.

Describe your overall experience.

Straight North has been BluePay’s digital agency for more than eight years. During this time, we have received excellent SEO and PPC strategies, implemented a new website on time and under budget, and their industry-leading digital practices have helped us increase organic our web traffic by 17% year over year. We work with the entire Straight North team like they are employees of our own!

Full starFull starFull starFull starHalf star 05/23/2017

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What did you like best?

Very personable account management, always flexible and willing to help

What did you like least?

Verified leads are not always leads

Describe your overall experience.

They have been great to work with. I have little to no experience in their field and they always took the time to educate and help me reach the right decision for my businesses.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 05/11/2017

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What did you like best?

Aggressive strategy, quick ramp-up and thoughtful, effective work.

What did you like least?

We did have an account manager switch a few months into our campaign, but Straight North made sure this process was as seamless as possible.

Describe your overall experience.

Straight North has been fantastic! They helped us increase website traffic 250-300% YOY, and have provided instrumental SEO support during an exciting growth period in our company.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 05/10/2017

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What did you like best?

Deep knowledge of SEO best practices.

What did you like least?

The reality of how far behind we were in organic search.

Describe your overall experience.

This is the second time (at different organizations) I have worked with the Straight North team. I consider the Straight North SEO team to be an extension of our internal marketing team. As a small, startup organization struggling to secure organic traffic, we needed a knowledgeable team with deep understanding of internal and external SEO best practices. They have come to understand our business, and have provided thorough competitor research and analysis to guide their recommendations and actions. Ultimately, Straight North has positively impacted our keyword positioning, organic traffic, and conversation rate.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 05/04/2017

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What did you like best?

Knowledge, service, professionalism

What did you like least?

Nothing. We are truly a satisfied customer.

Describe your overall experience.

As a custom analog to digital archive company, Midwest Productions needed a website that could reach our diverse client base. Straight North helped us develop and launch a site that exceeded expectations and receives compliments from our clients every day.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 05/01/2017

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What did you like best?

They had a robust and easy to use WYSIWYG program for a simple website. The Straight North team were able to identify current SEO issues and was able to set out a plan moving forward for our 3mth/6 mth/9 mth roadmap. Their SEO strategies outlined matched our company's strategic goals for the year and beyond.

What did you like least?

Straight North has offices in IL, SC, NC, MD, and Washington DC. Would love for them to have an Office in WI.

Describe your overall experience.

Straight North delivers excellent product and service. It's been a great experience working with the Web team as well as the SEO team, and they were able to accommodate me with strict and tight deadlines so that I did not need to incur additional cost from our previous vendor. Looking forward to a long-term partnership in SEO to boost our site rankings, increase page visits, and much more. Thanks Straight North!

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 04/28/2017

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What did you like best?

Straight North took time to understand our marketing goals and objectives when we first met 3 years ago. We were in great need of a website refresh and their team listened and understood our unique business model and developed a marketing strategy and brand that continues to help our company grow! Straight North’s team is very experienced, personable, and creative. We are grateful to have a marketing partner that understands our company and continues to help us with new marketing initiatives to help us generate new leads and succeed as a reliable background check firm.

What did you like least?

I can't think of anything at this time.

Describe your overall experience.

We are lucky to work with a trusted marketing partner that understands our business and brand! Overall great experience!

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 04/19/2017

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What did you like best?

My website needed help and Straight North gave it the jump start it needed. Their attention to detail was very impressive. Being in the fine cabinetry business, the details are highly needed.

What did you like least?

My experience with Straight North was Top Notch.

Describe your overall experience.

I have nothing but praise for their team. Everyone was polite, proficient, and patient. Some businesses might have one or even two but they had all three P's.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 04/19/2017

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What did you like best?

Their well-rounded, talented team have the knowledge and experience to effectively tackle any project.

What did you like least?

Having to put so much pressure on their team to meet our often ridiculously demanding turn-around times.

Describe your overall experience.

Five stars. The incredibly courteous management team lead by example and really care about their clients succeeding and forging long-lasting relationships.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 04/19/2017

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What did you like best?

Straight North was very professional and easy to communicate and work with. Any time we had questions or concerns our contact at Straight North addressed each situation with patience and understanding (especially for those of us who do not fully understand web operations). Everyone we dealt with at Straight North was very accommodating and they created for us an absolutely beautiful website.

What did you like least?

As mentioned previously, understanding the ins and outs of web design, SEO and PPC can be difficult to follow at times if you are not very knowledgable in how web marketing campaigns are designed and how they operate.

Describe your overall experience.

We had a wonderful experience with Straight North. Everything was very pleasant from the get go. Straight North developed different strategies to make sure we get the most out our SEO and PPC campaigns. The web design team did an amazing job to create what we believe to be the very best Hockey website available. The team really held our hand through this experience to make sure everything is exactly how we want it and within our projected budget. We could not be more happy.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star 03/09/2017

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What did you like best?

Results. Their hands on approach has impressed me from the start. Their team has so much depth that they not only have improved the traffic to my site but also the site itself. We now have a much more professional looking website, that flows better and has been more well received by clients and partners.

What did you like least?

That is a hard question to answer since my experience has been nothing but positive. However, if I have to say something, I would say, I simply don't like paying money for marketing. That said, the return on investment is definitely there but it's still a hard check to write each month.

Describe your overall experience.

In the world of internet marketing, you don't always get what you pay for. Sometimes you pony up monthly checks to a group that doesn't get your business and you never see actual results. That is not the case with Straight North. You not only get what you pay for, you get way beyond that. They offer a full suite of services so if your website needs tweaking, they got you covered. If your SEO campaign is weak, they got you covered. If you don't understand half the stuff about internet marketing, not to worry - these guys have no problem hand holding to ensure success.

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Straight North

211 W. Upper Wacker Drive, Suite 1800
Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Charlotte Location

525 North Tryon Street, Suite 1600
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

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