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Howard Diamond

Senior VP Digital Strategy

Howard Diamond is the Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy at Rise Interactive. Diamond brings to Rise more than 15 years of experience in helping marketers achieve maximum results from their media and technology investments.

Prior to Rise, he worked at CoolSavings.com (now Q Interactive), providing response-driven online marketing programs to more than 120 retailers nationwide including Disney, Kmart and J. Crew. He also worked at Coe-Truman Technologies, leading the sales and marketing efforts for Catapult, a content management and publishing solution for retailers and distributors such as Ace Hardware and Calendars.com.

Diamond earned a bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Differentiation Through Information: How to Creatively Use Consumer Data

When Kellogg’s Pop Tarts marketing team began looking for artists to headline its Crazy Good Summer concert series this year, it didn’t refer to the latest Billboard 200 chart or solicit suggestions from friends on Facebook. Instead, the brand partnered with concert ticket seller Live Nation (which...

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Take Your Affiliate Marketing Program Off Autopilot

Acquisition Channels

According to a June 2014 eMarketer report, nearly half of US online retailers name affiliate programs as their most effective customer acquisition channel and believe the channel generates valuable new customers.  Because affiliate is performance based, there are tremendous advantages from a...

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One-Minute Explanation of Google’s Panda 4.0

Panda 4.0Panda 4.0

On May 20th, Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that Google was rolling out Panda 4.0.  Although Panda generally has rolling-updates on a monthly basis, this is a major update and Google is officially calling it Panda 4.0. The job of Panda is to filter out sites with bad or “thin” content....

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Testing & Optimization


Return on Testing & Conversion Rate Optimization

  • Equip marketing teams to act on facts, rather than intuition, buzzwords or hunches
  • Ensure that all content delivers an optimal user experience 
  • Identify areas for improvement by implementing A/B or multivariate testing
  • Increase conversion rates through actionable insights


Why Rise

Rise is laser-focused on statistically relevant results and...

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Rise Interactive among the top agencies in the Agency 100 ranking

Chicago-based digital marketing firm ranks No. 22 on the annual list of fastest-growing U.S. agencies


CHICAGO – Rise Interactive today announced that it has been recognized as a top agency on the 2013 Agency 100, a list of the fastest-growing agencies in the U.S. The Agency 100, presented by The Agency Post, recognizes firms for their financial stability and outstanding three-year growth rates.

Rise Interactive, a digital marketing...

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Prioritizing the Patient Experience: 3 Ways Marketing Can Improve the Patient Experience

Patient Experience Healthcare is a business, there’s no denying it. Hospitals and clinics need to generate leads and measure conversions just like any other industry. However, due to the personal nature of a doctor-patient relationship, healthcare marketers must approach their craft a little differently. The...

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Tech and The City: See What’s Making Chicago Stand Out

Silicon Valley isn’t the only place tech firms can thrive. Chicago continues to make a name for itself and two recent events further showcase the city’s chops as a growing and impressive hub of technology and innovation. Coming off of last week’s 13th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards, Mayor Rahm...

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Return on Analytics Services

  • Answer critical business questions
  • Take the ambiguity out of decision making
  • Gain insight to improve the customer experience and optimize for conversions
  • Differentiate strategy and outrun the competition
  • Better understand the customer journey and which marketing tactics influence buying decisions
  • Guide smarter investment decisions through visibility into marketing...

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Rise Trading Desk

Your Online Ad Exchange Company

Display advertising is an important investment and must be treated as such, that is why it is critical to partner with a premier online ad exchange like the one offered by Rise Interactive. At Rise, we are able to provide online ad exchange services through our online media buying platform, Trading Desk. With Trading Desk you can improve the media buying process for the campaigns you manage by providing:


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One-Minute Explanation of the Google Hummingbird Search Algorithm Update

Google Hummingbird

Google announced its Hummingbird Search Algorithm Update on September 26th. Here are the details, explained in one minute:


Hummingbird is the new search algorithm that Google uses to sort through its information and web pages, in the hopes of returning relevant answers that meet today’s...

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