Smart. Savvy. Scrappy.

We are a boutique marketing and public relations agency built for the modern brand. We think big before we think small. We create integrated campaigns that move the needle on lead generation, brand building, and awareness. Our team is a dynamic, creative group, where each member contributes complementary skills. Our intimate, yet fast-paced work environment is the ideal breeding ground for enthusiasm, energy, and individuality. 

 
$5,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2003
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • 111 Maiden Lane, Suite 540
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    United States
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PR & Digital Marketing Strategy for Tech Startup

"UPRAISE always completed projects on time and were extremely thorough."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2015 - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

To raise brand awareness, UPRAISE Marketing and Public Relations, Inc. provided a range of PR and digital marketing services. They earned media coverage to be included in analyst reports and built engagement.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Fremont, California
Brooke Irish
Former Digital Marketing Manager, Cybersecurity Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

UPRAISE Marketing and Public Relations, Inc. demonstrated an impeccable work ethic, cultivating relationships with over 100 industry analysts in just three years. They even landed coverage from one of the busiest trade shows within the client's industry, which increased leads substantially.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the digital marketing program manager for a cybersecurity company with over 150 employees. I oversaw email marketing campaigns, webinars, award submissions, and conferences/trade shows.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UPRAISE Marketing and Public Relations, Inc.?

UPRAISE PR was hired for the following projects:

  • Analyst relations
  • Media strategy
  • Content creation
  • Social media strategy and competitor analysis
  • Content development
  • Social media

What were your goals for this project?

Deception technology was a new subset of cybersecurity solutions launched in 2015. We were looking to build a new category and gain recognition and acceptance with media, industry analyst firms, channel partners through which we distributed our products, and IT and security teams that purchased our solutions.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

UPRAISE PR was hired for the team’s expertise in cybersecurity, the ability to build brand awareness and its experience and creativity in the core areas where needed support.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

The SOW was focused on brand and technology category awareness. UPRAISE is one of the top agencies that specializes on working with startups to build them into multi-million dollar brands.

They met or exceeded KPS for all activities, such as earned media coverage and inclusion in analyst reports. iN three years, for example, they built engagement with more than 100 industry analysts from both generalist and niche firms worldwide..

What was the team composition?

The UPRAISE team included the agency’s president, who was very active and involved. It also included a team of three others with complementary areas of expertise.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

A media/analyst luminary conducted a cybersecurity top companies to watch product round up, a notification email that went out the our team during one of the busiest trade shows within our industry. Unfortunately, we missed responding to the email in time and missed being included in the round up.

The UPRAISE team did not take no for an answer, going back to the editor and explaining the situation and why he should reevaluate our product and company.

Within the following month, the analyst posted a separate report on our company and product, producing an increased number of leads in our pipeline. Way to go UPRAISE!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project manager we were assigned was always timely in his responses, a wonderful writer and checked in with us often. I was very impressed with his work ethic!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

UPRAISE always completed projects on time and were extremely thorough. With PR agencies, you can hear about “the other client.” We never heard this once. UPRAISE valued us as we valued them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I can think of!

5.0
Overall Score Their tagline is “Smart. Savvy. Scrappy.” and could not be more accurate!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Easy! Whenever we needed a meeting, they accommodated our schedules.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    UPRAISE produced above and beyond their scope of work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The content produced was always well-thought-through, considerate of current trends in the industry and on-time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I absolutely recommend UPRAISE to anyone who wants a PR agency that will go the distance for their clients.

PR and Social Media for Tech Company

"We had weekly meetings and constant email communication."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

UPRAISE provided PR and social media management for a PR company.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Ramon, California
Marketing Manager, Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

UPRAISE successfully distributed press releases. Their team also fostered award-winning work. The communication was good. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Corporate Marketing Manager for a tech company. Main responsibilities include PR, brand and content management

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UPRAISE?

Given our limited resources and experience, we wanted an experienced agency that supported us in our PR strategy through press releases, thought leadership articles, social media strategy, awards and accolades, etc.

What were your goals for this project?

Our company was entering into a new phase in our business and we were looking to raise our company's corporate profile

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our CEO had worked with them in the past with great success.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

They provided us with a PR strategy that included press release calendar, weekly social media postings, coordination with analysts and media for briefings, articles and interviews, as well as media presence during tradeshows and events

What was the team composition?

We worked closely with the president and Sr account executives.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Since working with Upraise, we collected 13 industry awards and at least 15 press releases distributed on the wire that yielded great exposure and really helped "putting us in the map"

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had weekly meetings and constant email communication, so it was a very closed working relationship

What did you find most impressive about this company?

How they were able to quickly adapt to any changes in direction and circumstances, coming up with great ideas to leverage our PR

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that can think of right now

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Public Relations Management for Software Company

"They're good at thinking through PR strategy and coming up with ideas/advice/strategies."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

A software company hired UPRAISE to assist with PR. They write press releases and social media posts, perform media outreach, support tradeshow prep, and write articles, blogs, and case studies.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Daniel Griffin
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They increased media coverage of the software company, expanding their relationship with analysts and augmenting the number of case studies. The workflow between the teams was smooth, as the team at UPRAISE is flexible.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

VP Marketing at 100 person software company

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UPRAISE?

Upraise is our PR firm and while I set this month as an end date, it's an ongoing contract, I just wanted to take a moment to review their work. They handle all aspects of PR and often advise on related matters--digital marketing, product positioning etc.

What were your goals for this project?

Increase company profile, brand awareness, repositioning of company.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We reviewed several PR companies, but our CEO has worked with Upraise several times before and they came highly recommended.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Write press releases, write social media posts, media outreach, analyst relationships, tradeshow prep support, writing of articles, blogs, case studies etc

What was the team composition?

Worked seamlessly with three team members at upraise

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Increase to media coverage, expanded relationships with analysts, steady flow of press releases, more case studies.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was good throughout.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Were good at thinking through PR strategy and coming up with ideas/advice/strategies. Have been flexible on how they work with us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There always are but nothing leaps to mind right now....

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Things were done on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were flexible on the project price when we needed them to be.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    quality was always good
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a PR firm.