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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.

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Brands that Are Content Marketing Kings

Content MarketingIt is no secret that content marketing is more and more important in terms of building customer relationships, developing customer loyalty, increasing sales, building your brand, and increasing your profits. According to Content+, blogs provide websites with 434 percent more indexed pages, and 97...

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In The News:Rise Interactive receives 2013 Illinois Excellence Award

Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC) recognizes Chicago-based digital marketing agency for strong business ethics and stellar service

CHICAGO – Rise Interactive has been selected for the 2013 Illinois Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).

Each year the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that...

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Digital Marketing in 2014: 5 Things I Learned at SMX

SMXLast week, Rise Interactive Senior Internet Marketing Consultants Elliot Nam and Justin Garvin attended SMX East 2013 in New York City to learn cutting edge search marketing tactics from industry experts. In no particular order, here are their top five takeaways as we head into 2014.

Where Paid...

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Financial Marketing Must Evolve to Boost Growth

Financial EvolutionThe technological advancements of the last decade have had far-reaching effects, including the way businesses reach their customers. If brands fail to keep up with the rise of digital channels, growth is going to decline and eventually, cease altogether. The financial industry has made admirable...

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Why Knowing Your Customer’s Profile Is Always The Right Thing To Do For Your Brand

Consumer on a LaptopAdvertising legend Bill Bernbach once said, “It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator’s skill.”

So why, then, do only 20 percent of marketers truly know their customers? According to a recent report from Yesmail Interactive & Gleanster, 80 percent of companies rely...

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What Your Paid Search Strategy Can Learn from the Stock Market

In the financial world, the faster one can achieve a position in the market, the better potential outcome there is for a return on investment. It is common practice to follow the moving average, which is a lagging indicator based on past prices. So what happens if you look at Google Adwords like a...

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Social Marketing Savants: What Your Brand Can Learn From Justin Bieber, the Boy King of Twitter

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Boosting Your Brand Beyond Social

Over the last five to seven years, brands have hopped aboard the social media train. With hopes of gaining fans and followers, they jumped right in with little information about the measurements that truly mattered and the right approach for using it. I mean, look at this tweet from Whole Foods, (a...

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Best Practices in Product Listing Ads

PLAsAccording to Google’s most recent research report, a customer who is exposed to both text ads and Product Listing Ads (PLA) is 83% more likely to convert than a consumer who is only exposed to text ads.

 

Product Listing Ads are the default ad format for Google Shopping. Different from paid text...

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Gmail Tabs: How Marketers Should Respond and Adapt in 2014

Each year, Google introduces a handful of changes that make the hearts of Internet marketers everywhere skip a few beats. This year, not only did the company introduce major changes to the algorithm, such as with Hummingbird, but the Gmail interface was completely revamped with new tabs.

Now, when...

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