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Jack Kraft

Senior Advisor

As Senior Advisor, Jack Kraft brings more than 35 years of diversified management experience to Rise Interactive. Kraft was Vice Chairman and COO of Leo Burnett Company for nearly 20 years, and retired in 1992. At the time of his retirement he was a member of the executive committee, chair of the finance committee, and a board member. Next, Kraft joined Young and Rubicam as EVP/Chief Administrative Officer and a board member. For the past dozen years, Kraft has been an active founder, investor, advisor and board member of a number of technology service firms.

Kraft participated in the development of a number of Internet-related firms. Among them, Modem Media, a pioneering interactive ad agency that went public, was acquired by Digitas, and is now part of Publicis Group. Two-Way Communications is another such firm Kraft helped to launch. It was later sold to iXL, which went public, became part of Avenue A/Razorfish/aQuantive, and was recently acquired by Microsoft.

Kraft regularly consults with a wide range of developing companies on matters of structure, growth, management development and corporate opportunities.

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Leading up to the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), I sat down with our VP of Digital Strategy Howard Diamond to discuss three components of digital marketing for retailers that he believes will be the most important in the upcoming year.

 

Key Takeaways

  1. Getting a better...

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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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Content that Converts Part 3: Measuring the Success of Data-Driven Content

Measuring Success

You’ve done a lot of the heavy lifting at this point- investing in data informed design to make your content contextually relevant and investing in distribution, or connections, to get your message into the hands of the right people. However, with that investment comes responsibility to find...

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The 411 on Marketing Automation & Email Marketing Service Providers

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Digital Marketing Daydream: Cali Style

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Incorporate Product Listing Ads into Holiday Shopping Ad Campaigns

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