• Major Clients: Chicago Bears, Hub Group, Harvard, Lava Lamp, IDEX
  • Year Founded: 1997
  • Fulltime Employees: 100+
  • Active Clients: 500+
  • Client Retention Rate: 97%
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Key People at Straight North

David Duerr - CEO
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Aaron Wittersheim - COO
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About - Straight North

Straight North is an Internet marketing agency that sets the standard for generating high volume, high quality sales leads. With an in-house team of over 100 full-time marketers, we have the depth and breadth to manage complex, multi-front campaigns that deliver continuously improving results. Core services include SEO, PPC, display advertising, email marketing and responsive websites. Our exclusive, real-time system of lead validation and reporting enables our clients to rapidly prioritize and respond to high-value actionable leads. With clients throughout the United States, we have offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Core Service Search Engine Optimization

Our SEO campaigns begin with keyword research and discovery, and progress to strategy, on-site and off-site execution, data collection and review, and continuous improvement. We combine industry best practices with our own proven, detailed and documented process. A distinguishing feature of our campaigns is sales lead validation and reporting, enabling clients understand their true ROI from SEO.

Core Service Local SEO

A special subset of SEO techniques is required for businesses serving local markets. Straight North excels in local SEO, helping clients gain visibility for relevant searches and generate a continually increasing number of high quality conversions.

Core Service Pay Per Click Management

We have successfully managed PPC campaigns for small and middle market firms for more than a decade. Our attention to detail in strategic, creative and technical campaign activities enable us to precisely track lead sources, conduct fruitful A/B split testing, and reduce the cost per lead for our clients. Straight North is a certified Google Partner and Bing Ads Accredited Professional.

Secondary Service Email Marketing Services

Our clients use email for a variety of objectives, including lead generation, news syndication, brand awareness and customer loyalty building. Our team of strategists, designers, copywriters, developers and list managers can deliver a turnkey email marketing campaign or assist clients with specific campaign components.

Secondary Service Web Design

Straight North is a pioneer in merging SEO with responsive Web design. While our competition delivers a basic optimized website structure, we deliver a fully content optimized website. This means that keyword research and strategy drive the creation of a site map, title tags, page content and the internal link structure. Everything we do and all of the content we write is geared around the goal of increased organic traffic and sales leads.

Case Studies
  • BluePay Payment Processing Since our campaign’s inception in 2012, we have generated more than 50,000 validated leads for the client. Download
  • PVC Fittings Online Organic revenue is up 90,339% since the start of our SEO campaign. Download
  • Track Your Truck Track Your Truck has broken sales records nearly every month in 2015. Download
  • Pro Stock Hockey Pro Stock Hockey’s organic online revenue is up 1,639% since the SEO campaign started. Download
  • Gamber-Johnson Straight North’s SEO campaign has more than tripled online lead generation since the campaign’s inception Download
  • Acieta Acieta’s lead volume has increased 1,200% since the launch of our SEO campaign. Download

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  • Transparency

    We show you our work and explain what we’re doing in plain language.

  • Focus on Lead Generation

    If your business wants more online leads in the pipeline, nobody does it better than Straight North.

  • Real-time Lead Validation

    Our unique tracking system enables clients to immediately review and act on sales leads.

  • Large Staff

    We do it all from strategy to design to copywriting to development.

  • Track Record

    Straight North was formed in 1997, and has grown steadily by producing great results.

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