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1Brand Design Announced as a 2021 Local Excellence Award Winner!

By May 5, 2021No Comments

1Brand Design Announced as a 2021 Local Excellence Award Winner by UpCity!

For more than a decade, UpCity’s mission has been—and continues to be—to help businesses find B2B service providers they can trust. The UpCity Recommendability Rating was developed to determine a service provider’s credibility and recommendability, giving UpCity the confidence to recommend them to the more than 1.5 million businesses that visit their site. 

Each year, UpCity analyzes and scores more than 70,000 service providers based on their UpCity Recommendability Rating and acknowledges the top national and local providers with an UpCity Excellence Award. The results are in, and we won!

We are ecstatic to announce that the 1Brand Design team has been recognized as one of the top B2B service providers of 2021 in the Chicago, IL area by UpCity! 

Our firm provides award-winning, full-service creative solutions and digital services for our clients who are looking to level up their online marketing strategy. Our approach is rooted in data and mastery of the latest trends. We serve as an extension to our clients’ teams and work seamlessly to achieve next-level status. 

Dan Olson, CEO of UpCity, had this to say about 1Brand Design:

“1Brand Design is a marketing agency that can do it all. Their suite of services alone is impressive, but it’s the way they treat their customers that truly separates them from the competition. We are happy to extend the Local Excellence Award to such a deserving team. Congratulations!”

– Dan Olson, CEO, UpCity

This recognition has been driven in large part by our 5-star review rating on UpCity. Here are a few of our favorite pieces of feedback we’ve received from our incredible customers:

“1Brand Design’s work helped us stand out from the competition and elevate our company’s credibility. The team is responsive to feedback and quick to fix issues, making it a seamless process. Would suggest them to anyone.”

Clint Russell, 1Brand Customer

“I suggest 1Brand Design to anyone that I know needs solid, dependable web design. Mike is a fantastic communicator, and I feel confident that he can execute on any project I send his way.”

Bethany Ruhe, 1Brand Customer

“I was referred to 1Brand for our website project, and they delivered. Super professional, clean, great customer service. Good pricing. Overall great experience.”

Joe Dvorak, 1Brand Customer


We’re humbled to receive the 2021 Local Excellence Award from UpCity, and we have to express our gratitude to our clients for the opportunity to work with you and your brand’s mission. We are excited for what’s to come!

Mike Kotler

Author Mike Kotler

Mike Kotler is Creative Director at 1Brand—a small team of expert designers, developers and marketers based in Chicago. He is a graduate from the University of Florida, an animal-lover and a die-hard Chicago sports fan.   Read a recent interview with Mike from Voyage Chicago.

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