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About Me

Brandon Uttley, APR, is a consultant specializing in social media marketing, web marketing and public relations professional. With more than 20 years of experience, he has been involved in starting three web development and marketing companies.

Uttley earned the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) designation from Public Relations Society of America. He is past president of the PRSA Charlotte chapter (2009). He is also the founder of Charlotte Communications Professionals.Uttley is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Work experience

Aug 2008Present


Web Business Freedom, Inc.

Brandon Uttley is founder and president of Web Business Freedom, Inc.. We empower companies to take advantage of the power of the web to enhance and expand their customer base.

Uttley specializes in combining new media and traditional communications strategies to create meaningful conversations between companies and their customers.

Consulting services include:

  • Social Media Strategy/Implementation
  • Blogging Strategy/Implementation
  • Public Relations Planning/Implementation
  • Web Design & Development
  • Speaking Engagements
Mar 2011Present


Command Partners

Brandon Uttley is co-founder and CEO of Command Partners.

Command Partners focuses on the top strategies for driving online visibility and lead generation, including social media marketing, search engine optimization and online PR. We tailor our solutions to each client, with the goals of accelerating their growth and growing the bottom line.

Apr 1999Aug 2008

Partner and President


Uttley was co-founder and president of carbonhouse, inc. a brand consultancy and design firm, from April 1999-August 2008. While with the firm, he worked with a wide range of clients, including Sprint Center; AT&T Center; Prudential Center; Klaussner Home Furnishings; Visit Charlotte (Convention & Visitors Bureau); UNC Charlotte (Belk College of Business Administration and MBA program); Rowan Regional Medical Center; Shelton Vineyards; and others. Uttley was primarily responsible for sales, marketing and human resources and helped grow carbonhouse into a nationally-recognized organization.

Oct 1993Apr 1999

Director of Public Relations

Luquire George Andrews

Prior to forming carbonhouse, Uttley served as Director of Public Relations with Luquire George Andrews, Inc., a leading marketing communications firm in Charlotte. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing public relations activities for clients, including media relations, employee communication programs, crisis communication and strategic planning. Clients included the NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Championship (1994) and the Carolina Panthers NFL football team.

Apr 1990Oct 1993

Account Manager

Epley Associates/Public Relations

Before joining Luquire George Andrews, Uttley was an account manager with Epley Associates/Public Relations in Charlotte (now Catevo Group). He was responsible for planning, developing and executing programs to assist clients in meeting corporate public relations objectives. Extensive writing assignments included news releases; media advisories; brochures; direct mail collateral; news/feature stories and case studies; corporate fact sheets and biographies; video scripts; and advertisements. Uttley was also responsible for media relations on a local, state and national level.

Dec 1987Apr 1990

Account Executive

Blacker/Hunter Public Relations

Uttley began his career conducting public relations programs for publishing, business-to-business and consumer product clients. Responsibilities included writing news releases and related promotional materials, and implementing story placements in national publications and broadcast media.



Web Marketing
Public Relations
Social Media Marketing


Accredited in Public Relations (APR)

Public Relations Society of America