Brandon Uttley

Brandon Uttley is a seasoned web marketing and public relations professional with three decades of experience. Currently, he is CEO of Go For Launch, which provides marketing strategy and communications support to companies ranging from startups to established entities. Prior to his current roles, Uttley cofounded and was CEO of Command Partners, a digital marketing agency. He also confounded and was president of carbonhouse, inc., a nationally recognized web design firm. Uttley also served as director of public relations at Luquire George Andrews for five years, and an account manager at Epley Associates/Public Relations for three years. Brandon was the 2009 president of the Charlotte chapter of Public Relations Society of America, and he is an accredited member of PRSA National.

Think Social, Go Mobile

By the end of 2012, close to 82 million US mobile users will use a social networking site on their phone at least once a month, according to eMarketer. That’s more than a quarter of the total US population. The study indicates that 95.5% will be checking social sites on a smartphone.  Smartphone users are …

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Missing The Beach

Note: This first appeared as a guest post on the Charlotte Moms website. I am supposed to be at the beach as a write this. Our family was going to go to the Carolina coast for some needed R&R, but things got changed around. So instead of soaking up the sun and the salt water, …

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Stuck In Suck Mode As A Blogger? Learn To Improve From The Best

Face it, your blog is probably not where you want it to be. I know mine isn’t. I don’t blog enough and I make too many excuses why I don’t/can’t. But the fact is, most of my excuses are lame—and there’s no reason I shouldn’t be more disciplined and focused in my blogging efforts. If …

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In Between Nowhere And Now Here

Someone told me something simple yet profound recently. Fortunately, I was paying attention and listening, or more importantly hearing and absorbing what was said. This person said, “You are either nowhere or you are now here.” He was talking about the elusive art of actually listening to another person. His point was, we are either off …

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Still connected to my mom

I got a suggestion on LinkedIn today to connect with my mom, Janice Uttley. Sadly, I declined. She passed away in September 2010. But it made me smile remembering her (as I do so often). She was always trying to stay up with the latest trends, so I’m not surprised she was dabbling with LinkedIn. …

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