Overview

Straight North is an Internet marketing company that sets the standard for generating high volume, high quality sales leads and online revenue.


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.

Employees: 100+

Annual Revenue: $10M+

Year Founded: 1997

Service Area: National


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What we do

Services
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Pay-Per-Click
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Local Listing
  • Branding/Positioning
  • Inbound Marketing
  • User Experience/User Interface

Who we work with

Types of Small Businesses We Work With
  • Generalists
Web Platforms We Support
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Joomla!
  • Weebly
  • SquareSpace
  • DudaOne
  • Wix
  • Typo3
  • ImageCafe
  • Hubspot
  • Google Analytics
  • Salesforce
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML
  • Constant Contact
Commercial Focus
  • b2b
  • b2c
Clients We Serve
  • Locally-focused small business owner (eg. Doctors, Lawyers, Restaurants)
  • Locally-focused franchisee
  • Small e-commerce business (i.e. less than $1MM in annual sales)
  • Medium or large e-commerce business (i.e. greater than $1MM in annual sales)
  • Start-ups
  • Medium or large national or international business

Budget

Retainer-based Budget
  • $500 - $1,000
  • per month
Project-based Budget
  • Starting at $2,500
  • per project
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Michael Opalinski

06/25/2019

Straight North went above and beyond our expectations on delivery, quality of content and service. We worked with them for just over a year and they helped us get on the first page of google with multiple keywords. Their content was spot on, they utilized employees who had a background in our industry so they delivered in the language we were looking for. Our customer rep from Straight North was always available for a phone call to catch us up on things or to answer any questions we had. They were very open to listening to our ideas as well and implementing them in the correct manner. I highly suggest this company if you are looking for a team to work on your SEO without burning a hole in your wallet.

04/03/2019

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I cannot emphasize enough about the team they have at Straight North. The Account Executive Brian Bicek remained on point throughout the project. Ann Hambry was the Web Design Acct Mgr and Courtney Ciesielski our PPC and SEO Acct Mgr and both did and are doing an outstanding job. We continue to engage with Straight North on our Lead Generation, SEO and PPC and continue to see measurable growth with our KPI's, metrics and ROI. It really has been an excellent collaborative engagement with Straight North.

03/21/2019

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Overall, I am very pleased with the website. The design greatly exceeded any expectations we had and the price was extremely affordable. Our project manager, Olivia Pugliese, had an amazing attention to detail and great intuition in translating our vision into reality. Overall, we are very satisfied and would gladly build another site with the Olivia and the Straight North team.

Sara Scimeca

03/20/2019

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I thoroughly enjoyed working with Matt, Olivia, and everyone on my project at the Straight North team. From the beginning of inquiring about their services with Matt, through the development of the website with our project manager Olivia, and now in developing SEO & PPC strategies with Taylor everything has been on track. All of my expectations of their services have been met or exceeded. Overall, working with Straight North has been a great decision & improvement in our marketing efforts.

02/27/2019

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Overall, our experience with the Straight North team was enjoyable. They are true professionals who took the time to carefully learn everything they can about our company and culture before building us a website that truly reflected who we are. The cherry on top was the box of homemade cookies they sent once the project was completed, congratulating us on the launch of our new website. They care about doing a great job, and it shows.

12/12/2018

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Amazing team and amazing product. We are very happy with the end result and absolutely recommend for others to work with!

10/15/2018

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Very positive - we enjoy all of our relationships. I have had very few complaints but even those have been handled with urgency. I highly recommend Straight North.

09/25/2018

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Excellent, I plan on continuing our relationship for a long time.

09/19/2018

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I am very pleased with all aspects of my experience with Straight North. I recommend their SEO services very highly.

Billy Willard

09/18/2018

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We are completely satisfied with the results we have gotten from Straight North. Before, we had a company based overseas that was not getting us results. We found Straight North on Google as having one of the highest ratings when it comes to SEO. You will not be disappointed!

Jennifer Flutka Holder

09/18/2018

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Overall, it's been very positive - again, I've seen a marked increase in leads since signing on with them, which was my objective to begin with.

Karen Lindsey

09/17/2018

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My experience with Straight North has been top notch! The level of expertise and service has exceeded expectations. I highly recommend Straight North for your SEO needs!

Gary Knutter

09/14/2018

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Overall I highly recommend them for your online needs. They are upfront and work hard to meet or exceed your expectations.

09/13/2018

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While we've had our ups and downs with Straight North in the past, the current trajectory of our relationship is positive. It is clear that their SEO and PPC teams are highly skilled at what they do and have increased brand awareness and conversion rates for our company.

Laura Cartee

09/10/2018

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Our overall experience has been good. I would recommend this company.

April Iommazzo Torrisi

09/07/2018

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We are very happy with the overall communication, organization, and execution of content and ads Straight North has so far provided us. We are looking for a long-term partner in this digital marketing field and we are happy with what has been established so far.

08/30/2018

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David and Sara really went above and beyond to help us 1) identify the types of lead gen campaigns that would work in our space, and 2) constantly tweak those campaigns to make sure our ads were getting in front of the right people and driving results.

08/14/2018

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Overall, our experience is highly positive. We have already received full return on investment from leads generated through the efforts of StraightNorth. We have seen record highs for leads submitted through our website. They handle everything for us and develop thoughtful plans to strategically y enhance our online presence. We have seen great results!

08/14/2018

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I am super happy with our experience thus far. Highly recommend!

08/03/2018

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We have enjoyed our collaboration with Hillary and the Straight North team. We have been with them for close to a year and a half and have experienced very positive results with improved rankings, and more importantly, improved leads and significant orders. We have more new customer orders since we started our SEO campaign with Straight North than in any prior year. The results speak for themselves. The positive relationship is a plus. I highly recommend Hillary Hahmann and Straight North!

08/01/2018

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StraightNorth has been good at boosting our SEO, getting organic traffic through blogs and link building. We are not first page of Google and the blogs aren't headlining industry mags but their leadership in the digital marketing area has had a net positive result and our consumer business is way up.

07/30/2018

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A pleasure to work with, great communication and they always provide great solutions to any issues that may arise

07/27/2018

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Overall, we have had a great experience working with Straight North! They have helped us grow our business and have given us positive results with our website.

Sarah Ashley

07/27/2018

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Hillary and the rest of the Straight North team continue to go above and beyond to help grow our business. Unlike other vendors I’ve worked with, Straight North has been a wonderful strategic partner from the start. I truly feel like they have our best interest in mind and feel confident in the recommendations they provide. Hillary has been a pleasure to work with and I appreciate how responsive, reliable and helpful the entire team has been. Over the past 3 years, I’ve seen our online presence and patient conversion significantly grow, and I know Straight North has certainly played a large part in that. I have referred them to several friends already and will continue to do so in the future.

07/27/2018

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Working with StraightNorth and Greg has been a breeze. They're eager to help and want to ensure your business's best foot is put forward across the board, and that your business's site is optimized to it's best ability on a consistent basis. Their recommendations make sense, are logical and easy to implement, should the rest of your team be on board with new tasks being added to their plates for the better of the company.

02/20/2018

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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.

01/25/2018

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

01/22/2018

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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.

Jeena Devasia

01/19/2018

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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!

01/15/2018

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

01/13/2018

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Really good and great value for the required investment.

01/12/2018

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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!

Martha Cannon

01/11/2018

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

David Benson

01/11/2018

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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!!

01/11/2018

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

Theresa Wojtalewicz

01/11/2018

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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.

Conner Steel

01/09/2018

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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.

01/08/2018

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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.

12/06/2017

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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!

05/04/2017

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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.

04/19/2017

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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.

04/19/2017

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

04/19/2017

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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.

03/09/2017

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

(844) 201-1681

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