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.
October 1, 2015
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
MediaPost recently honored Rise for its work on the American Egg Board's Incredible Egg website redesign.
September 24, 2015
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 was recently honored by Digiday as the Best Search Advertising Platform in recognition of its innovation in search technology.
September 3, 2015
PubCon recently named Rise and Northeastern as finalists in the Best PPC category for this year's US Search Awards competition.
September 1, 2015
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
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
Atkins Nutritionals and Rise were named Merit winners of the Digital Health Awards for their efforts with paid social media.
August 7, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 was recently announced as a Digital Agency of the Year finalist for Built In Chicago's Fourth Annual Moxie Awards.
May 10, 2015
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 more than doubled the size of its Chicago Loop office and recently announced plans to triple its employee roster by 2018.
April 29, 2015
Rise was recently named a winner in the Platforms & Services category at LSA's Ad to Action Awards.
April 23, 2015
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's Director of Marketing, Brad Messinger, shares where healthcare marketers can begin in leading a digital transformation.
March 25, 2015
Rise joined fellow winners of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell in New York.
March 2, 2015
Rise's Director of Marketing, Brad Messinger, shares the importance of data management for digital marketers in his recent OMI post.
February 5, 2015
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
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
Ad Exchanger shares how Rise recently helped its client, Cache, cash in on customer data.
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Q. What’s the biggest issue facing the industry right now?
A. I think the biggest issue is really...
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