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In our effort to stay at the cutting edge of Internet marketing, Rise Interactive is constantly monitoring and researching the dynamic industry. Our research and analysis inspires the development of new products and services and stimulates comments and suggestions that support our position as a thought leader. We often announce the launch of new offerings, our stance regarding the latest in Internet marketing, or news about our leadership and its strategic vision. Please use this section of the Web site to view all past announcements and check back often for new press releases and links to relevant industry articles.

Contact our associate director of marketing communications,  Alexandra Taylor, or click here if you would like to request an interview with a member of our leadership team. 

In the News

July 17, 2015

The Chicago Tribune Visits Rise for a Trek Around the World

The Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation team recently featured Rise Interactive after stopping by for a tour of the office, sharing photos of its destination-themed conference rooms and more.

July 1, 2015

Rise Interactive Selected as a Finalist for the Online Retail Awards

ULTA Beauty and Rise were named finalists in the international Online Retail Awards competition for the success resulting from ULTA’s 2014 holiday display campaign.

June 30, 2015

The IT World Awards Names Rise as a 2015 Winner

Rise Interactive was recently announced as a winner of the IT World Awards. The agency won for the development of its proprietary reporting tool, Connex, in the New Products and Services category.

June 15, 2015

Rise Interactive Wins Its Third Consecutive Built In Chicago Moxie Award for Digital Agency of the Year

Built In Chicago recognized Rise Interactive as this year’s Digital Agency of the Year at its Fourth Annual Moxie Awards celebration. This is the agency’s third year receiving the honor.

June 10, 2015

Rise Interactive Named As One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies for the Second Year

The National Association of Business Resources named Rise to the 2015 Chicago 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For list, honoring the agency for its commitment to excellence in human resource practices and employee enrichment.

June 2, 2015

Jon Morris Named to Techweek 100 List

Rise Interactive's CEO, Jon Morris, was named to the 2015 Chicago Techweek 100 list as one of the city's biggest leaders in the technology space.

May 15, 2015

The Globee Awards Names Rise Interactive as One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the Nation

Rise's 2014 growth was recently recognized with a Globee Award. The agency was named amongst the fastest-growing private companies in North America.

May 12, 2015

Rise Interactive Named a Finalist for Built In Chicago's Moxie Awards

Rise was recently announced as a Digital Agency of the Year finalist for Built In Chicago's Fourth Annual Moxie Awards.

May 10, 2015

Rise Interactive's Jon Morris Recognized as CEO of the Year

Rise's CEO and Founder, Jon Morris, was recently named a Gold winner for CEO of the Year by the CEO World Awards.

May 1, 2015

Rise Interactive Unveils Newly Expanded Office, Announces Hiring Plans

Rise more than doubled the size of its Chicago Loop office and recently announced plans to triple its employee roster by 2018.

April 29, 2015

Local Search Association Recognizes Rise Interactive at Ad to Action Awards

Rise was recently named a winner in the Platforms & Services category at LSA's Ad to Action Awards.

April 23, 2015

Crain's Chicago Business Shares the Latest News on Chicago's Rising Star

Rise Interactive was recently featured by Crain's, discussing its recent expansion and plans for major growth in the near future.

April 23, 2015

Rise Interactive featured in American Marketing Association's Marketing Health Services

Rise's Director of Marketing, Brad Messinger, shares where healthcare marketers can begin in leading a digital transformation.

March 25, 2015

Rise Interactive Rings the NASDAQ Bell

Rise joined fellow winners of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell in New York.

March 2, 2015

Rise Interactive Discusses Data Management with Online Marketing Institute

Rise's Director of Marketing, Brad Messinger, shares the importance of data management for digital marketers in his recent OMI post.

February 5, 2015

Rise Interactive Wins Top Honor in International Digital Communication Competition

The AVA Digital Awards has selected Rise as a 2015 Platinum Winner in the Digital Marketing category for its content marketing work with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

February 2, 2015

Rise Interactive Named a National Best and Brightest Company for Second, Consecutive Year

The National Association for Business Resources recently recognized Rise for the second year in a row as a National "101 Best and Brightest" Company to Work For in 2014. Rise was also named a Chicago winner, receiving both honors based on its commitment to the right team and creating an inspiring corporate culture.

January 21, 2015

Rise Interactive works with Lotame Optimizer to increase a client's conversion rate by 372%

Ad Exchanger shares how Rise recently helped its client, Cache, cash in on customer data.

December 15, 2014

Rise Interactive Receives Recognition with Top Digital Health Organizations

Rise was named a Web Health Awards winner, earning a top spot in the Infographic category for its efforts with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

December 2, 2014

First national, now global. Red Herring names Rise a Top 100 Global Winner

Rise was named to Red Herring's Top 100 Global list with the world's top technology companies after competing with hundreds of candidates from North America, Europe, and Asia.

November 18, 2014

Rise Interactive & NorthShore University HealthSystem bring home a win at the eHealthcare Leadership Awards

Our ​content marketing campaign with NorthShore ​University HealthSystem​ ​was recognized with an eHealthcare Leadership Award in the "Best Marketing Campaign" category. The campaign used data informed design to create educational infographics on topics related to health & wellness.

November 13, 2014

Rise Named in top 50 of Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 list

Rise Interactive ranked on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500 list at number 49, up nearly 60 spots from its ranking in 2013.

October 31, 2014

Rise Interactive named a Chicago Innovation Award Winner

Rise was recently recognized as the city’s most innovative advertising and marketing company by the Chicago Innovation Awards.

October 28, 2014

Jon Morris interviewed on “Bootstrapping in America”

Rise’s CEO, Jon Morris, shares insight into the Rise story and its unique approach to digital marketing on an episode of Bootstrapping in America.

October 21, 2014

Rise Interactive Wins Top Spot in ICIC and FORTUNE’s Inner City 100 Award

Rise was recently recognized on the 2014 Inner City 100 list as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. for the second, consecutive year, ranking first in its category.

October 1, 2014

Learn why digital marketing is an integral part of your brand transformation

Rise Interactive's CEO, Jon Morris, shares how data-driven digital marketing can pay dividends for brands in his latest Inc. article

September 30, 2014

Rise Interactive awarded Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Award for Social Media Campaign of the Year

Rise’s social media efforts with NorthShore University HealthSystem were recently honored at the Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards, sponsored by Modern Healthcare and Advertising Age.

September 18, 2014

Rise Interactive expands its footprint in the Chicago Loop

Rise Interactive is doubling the size of its headquarters, joining a growing group of tech communities in Chicago.

September 17, 2014

Rise Interactive announces expansion, hiring plans

Rise Interactive is excited to announce big news regarding a major office expansion. Rise plans to hire more than 100 employees in the next one to three years and double the size of its Loop headquarters as it prepares for torrid growth.

August 8, 2014

"Three Steps to Leaving Big Data Behind" article featured by AMA

Rise Interactive's Director of Marketing, Brad Messinger, shares “Three Steps to Leaving Big Data Behind” in The American Marketing Association's August e-newsletter.

July 14, 2014

Singola Consulting partners with Rise Interactive

Rise Interactive is excited to announce its newest partnership with healthcare leader Singola Consulting. We look forward to working together to help marketing leaders navigate digital transformations and improve the patient experience.

July 11, 2014

Rise Interactive claimed its 2nd consecutive win as Digital Agency of the Year

Built In Chicago announced the winners of the 2014 Moxie Awards, which name the best digital companies in Chicago’s tech community. Rise was awarded Digital Agency of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year.

June 2, 2014

Rise Interactive was selected as a Red Herring North America Top 100 Winner

Red Herring annually recognizes leading private companies for advancements in innovation and technology. Rise is pleased to join this elite list.

May 29, 2014

Rise Interactive Recognized for Excellence in Client Service

Rise is honored to be a back-to-back winner of the Client Advisor Awards for our excellence in client service!

May 9, 2014

Rise Interactive named Finalist in Digiday Content Marketing Awards

Rise's work with NorthShore University HealthSystem has earned a spot as a Finalist for the DIGIDAY: Content Marketing Awards.

April 11, 2014

Market Motive Interviews Rise Interactive

Web-based marketing training company Market Motive recently interviewed Brad Messinger, Rise Interactive's Director of Marketing. Check out the blog post and white paper they wrote about Rise.

April 7, 2014

Rise Interactive contributes to Linkdex SEO Now 2014 eBook

Rise Interactive's Associate Director of Search Reid Valfer and Associate Manager of SEO Justin Garvin contributed their SEO expertise to Linkdex's new 330+ page eBook, SEO Now 2014.

April 3, 2014

Rise Interactive awarded IAC Award for Best Healthcare Provider Online Campaign

Rise is thrilled to announce that our 'Sam and Friends' campaign with Miami Children's Hospital has won Best Healthcare Provider Online campaigns in the Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards!

April 2, 2014

Rise Interactive named as finalist for 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

Rise has been selected as a finalist for the Network Products Guide's 9th annual IT Industry’s 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Our work with Abt and FeedPro earned us a spot in the Best Deployment category.

March 31, 2014

Shorty Awards select NorthShore HealthSystem and Rise Interactive as Finalist for Best Use of Social Media in Healthcare

We’re honored to be 1 of 3 finalists for the Shorty Awards within the category of Best Use of Social Media in Healthcare! It’s exciting to see the great work coming out of our partnership with NorthShore HealthSystem highlighted on such a big stage. Click above to learn more about our submission.

March 21, 2014

Rise Interactive Selected as Finalist for the 2014 Optie Awards

Rise Interactive's website optimization work with Miami Children’s Hospital has earned us a finalist position for the "Most Dramatic Business Impact" category in the 2014 Optie Awards! A big thanks to Optimizely for the recognition!

March 6, 2014

Former Empire Today E-Commerce Executive Joins Rise Interactive

Rise Interactive announced that former senior digital leaderfrom Empire Today, Josh Zarov, joined Rise Interactive as Vice President ofTraffic Generation.

March 5, 2014

DIGIDAY – How To Make It As A Social Media Guru

Rise Interactive’s own, Ramon De Leon, was featured in Saya Weissman’s article in DIGIDAY where he discusses his savvy social media marketing strategies and techniques.

March 3, 2014

Rise Interactive earns 2nd Place in 2014 Digiday Retail Awards

Rise Interactive is honored to have snagged the second place spot for Digiday’s ‘Best Use of Data by a Retailer to Drive Sales’ with our client Abt Electronics.

February 13, 2014

Senior Technologist Joins Rise Interactive as VP of Innovation

Rise Interactive hires Brent Laufenberg who will lead the agency's innovation team and will focus on accelerating new product development for Rise and its clients.

January 29, 2014

Rise Interactive surpasses 100-employee mark

Rise Interactive celebrates passing the 100-employee milestone and joins the growing list of successful Chicago-born businesses.

January 27, 2014

Online Marketing Institute - Rise Interactive CEO makes list of Top 40 Strategists in Digital Marketing for 2014

Jon Morris, CEO of Rise Interactive, shares his insights with OMI as a member of their Top 40 Strategists in Digital Marketing for 2014 list.

January 16, 2014

Press Release – Senior Digital Marketer from Leading Financial Services Corporation Joins Rise Interactive

Rise Interactive announced that former senior digital leader at Discover Financial Services, Jeff Teitelbaum, joined Rise Interactive as Vice President of Account Management.

January 15, 2014

Inc.com – Why You Should Shift To An Agile Marketing Framework

Today's savvy marketers are moving away from a fixed or linear approach to executing marketing strategy and embracing an agile philosophy and framework.

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