Upanup Wins Awards and Adds to Its Team


Upanup Studios is pleased to announce recent work has gained international recognition with one gold and two silver Communicator Awards. Upanup is also happy to welcome new staff to its team of communications, design and development professionals.

The website Upanup designed and built for West Fraser won gold in the Mobile Site Business category and silver in the Corporate Communications Category. The Oak Bay Municipal website won silver in the Government Websites category.

“We are proud to have our work recognized again by a leading international awards program and thank our clients for their industry-leading marketing and communications vision,” said Peter Knapp, Upanup’s Chief Executive Officer. The West Fraser site reaches three distinct target audiences in customers, potential employees and investors. West Fraser is one of Canada’s largest forestry companies with more than 7,000 employees and a market capitalization around $3 billion.

The entire West Fraser website is optimized for all mobile devices as the site was developed with responsive design.

Growing Talent

Upanup continues to attract clients that are looking for highly user friendly and beautifully designed websites, web applications and mobile web engagement. As a result of demand for services, Upanup has recently added three new team members.

Marco Maranao is Upanup’s new web application developer, bringing approximately 10 years of experience and acquired skills in software design, programming and development. Marco has worked many of the past 10 years with Upanup’s founders in a previous company.

Ellen Henry is Upanup’s new communications strategist. Ellen joins Upanup with extensive experience in the local business community, including communications and management positions at Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, VIATeC, and Tourism Victoria.

Caio Ferriera is Upanup’s newest web designer with diverse experience in a number of open source platforms and international websites.

Upanup Studios is a marketing and communications agency focused on digital brand delivery for BC-based and international clients. Upanup employs a talented team of experienced communications, creative and technical professionals based out of Victoria, BC. Areas of specialty include mobile optimization, public company web presence, local government online communications and B2B digital branding and websites.

By Peter Knapp
CEO & Lead Strategist
May 28th, 2013
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