Meet Upright, the new breed PR agency lifting brands to the trust they deserve.
Danielle Walton

Danielle is a visionary marketing leader with the energy of a kindergarten classroom. She co-founded Adept Marketing in 2008 and has nurtured it to become one of the fastest-growing, highly respected digital marketing agencies in Columbus. As a marketing strategist and published expert, she champions profitable marketing strategies for companies.

Her talent mix

  • Business Strategy
  • Communication
  • Holistic Marketing Strategy
  • Relationships
  • Getting Stuff Done

Danielle’s growth path

After graduating from Miami University with a BA in Communications and Minor in Marketing, Danielle joined Deloitte, one of the Big 5 consulting firms.

There she successfully led communication planning, training and change management strategies for enterprise technology implementations at Fortune 500 companies—specifically in the healthcare, government and retail sectors. Growing tired of plane-hopping, she jumped at the chance to lead marketing at rapidly-growing Lifestyle Communities—an urban residential real estate developer headquartered in Columbus.

At Lifestyle, Danielle helped drive sales and leasing for luxury residential properties. Working across five divisions within the company, Danielle ran a successful “mini-agency” that helped double market share and achieve aggressive growth for the Lifestyle Communities brand.

Seeing opportunity to provide that aggressive growth for other businesses, Danielle co-founded Adept in 2008. Today the agency is among the top 100 fastest growing agencies in the US, a member of the Inc 5000, and a repeat member of the Columbus Fast 50—a testament to the agency’s successful delivery for its clients.

In her downtime

When not growing businesses, Danielle spends time with her husband, Ryan, and her three  children, Lane, Graham, and Sloane. She is an avid traveler, with a goal of visiting all 50 states in the U.S. and 7 continents in the world. Current tally completed is 31 states and 3 continents!