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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 website to view all past announcements and check back often for new press releases and links to relevant industry articles.

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In the News

November 16, 2015

Rise is an Ad Age Best Place to Work in Advertising and Media

Ad Age named its top 50 Best Places to Work, including Rise Interactive as the only Chicago-based company on the list.

November 13, 2015

The Chicago Tribune Names Rise a Top 100 Workplace

Rise Interactive was named to this year's Chicago Tribune listing of the city's top workplaces, ranking #35 in the small business category.

November 13, 2015

Deloitte Ranks Rise on the Technology Fast 500 List for the Third Time

Rise is one of 11 Chicago companies on the 2015 Technology Fast 500 North America list.

November 1, 2015

Rise Interactive is Recognized with a MarCom Award for its WebDev Work with the American Egg Board

Rise was recently named a gold winner for the 2015 MarCom Awards for its Incredible Egg brand website redesign.

October 30, 2015

Rise is featured by Built In Chicago for Its Unique Halloween Celebration

Built In Chicago recognizes Rise Interactive along with 16 other tech companies in Chicago, highlighting its festive Halloween event.

October 15, 2015

Rise Interactive Makes Built In Chicago's Top 100 Digital Companies List for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Rise jumped 13 spots from its previous ranking on Built In Chicago's annual list of the city's top 100 digital companies, landing at #64 for 2015.

October 14, 2015

Chicago Inno Names Rise a 50 on Fire Finalist

Rise Interactive was recognized as finalist in the Marketing and Advertising category for the inaugural Chicago Inno 50 on Fire competition.

October 8, 2015

Rise is Ranked Fourth on ICIC and Fortune Magazine’s Inner City 100 List

Rise Interactive was one of 11 Chicago companies named to the 2015 Inner City 100 list as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the nation for the third, consecutive year.

October 3, 2015

Rise’s CEO, Jon Morris, Shares Rise’s Secret to Hiring Great Talent with Crain’s Chicago Business

Rise Interactive’s CEO recently chatted with Crain’s to explain how the agency works to build a great team.

October 1, 2015

Rise’s SVP of Marketing Shares the Importance of a Data-Driven Content Marketing Strategy

Brad Messinger, SVP of Marketing for Rise, explains how marketers can use data to develop a solid content marketing strategy in the October issue of Chief Content Officer.

September 28, 2015

Rise Interactive and the American Egg Board Win OMMA Award for Website Excellence

MediaPost recently honored Rise for its work on the American Egg Board's Incredible Egg website redesign.

September 24, 2015

From Gritty to Pretty: Rise Shares Its Office Story with Built In Chicago

Rise Interactive shares more about its growth and office transformation over its 11 years in a feature by Built In Chicago.

September 24, 2015

Rise Interactive Wins Digiday Signal Award

Rise was recently honored by Digiday as the Best Search Advertising Platform in recognition of its innovation in search technology.

September 3, 2015

Rise Interactive and Northeastern University Named Finalists for the US Search Awards

PubCon recently named Rise and Northeastern as finalists in the Best PPC category for this year's US Search Awards competition.

September 1, 2015

Inc Names Rise One of the Nation's Fastest Growing Companies for the Sixth Straight Year

In recognition of its tremendous growth, Rise Interactive earned a spot on the 2015 Inc 500|5000 list for the sixth, consecutive year.

September 1, 2015

MediaPost Recognizes Rise and Incredible Egg for an Egg-Cellent Website Redesign

Rise Interactive was recently named a finalist for this year's OMMA Awards for Website Excellence, in recognition of its work with the American Egg Board's Incredible Egg brand.

August 10, 2015

Rise Interactive Honored by the Digital Health Awards

Atkins Nutritionals and Rise were named Merit winners of the Digital Health Awards for their efforts with paid social media.

August 7, 2015

Rise Interactive Wins Chicago Coolest Companies Competition

Rise was recently selected for Chicago Inno's Coolest Companies list, which names the city's top 10 companies based on company culture.

August 6, 2015

Built In Chicago Lists Rise as One of Six Chicago Tech Companies Hiring

Rise Interactive was featured as one of the city's top tech companies currently hiring, sharing openings and highlights of the agency's culture.

August 1, 2015

Tech In Motion Names Rise a 2015 Timmy Awards Finalist

Rise Interactive is currently in the running to be named Chicago's Best Technology Work Culture. The Timmy Awards recognize the best places for technology professionals to work.

July 30, 2015

Clorox S.O.S Recognized with Rise Interactive as a Finalist for PR Daily Awards Competition

Rise has been named a finalist in recognition of its work with Clorox S.O.S for the PR Daily Digital PR and Social Media Awards.

July 22, 2015

Rise Interactive Named a Digiday Signal Awards Finalist

Digiday recently recognized Rise as a Signal Awards finalist in the Search Advertising Platforms category for FeedPro, its proprietary feed management technology.

July 18, 2015

Rise Interactive Recognized by the Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards' American Business Awards recently named Rise as one of the Fastest Growing Tech Companies of the Year for its explosive growth in 2014.

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.

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