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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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Google Contact Lens: More Data Than Meets the Eye

Google Contact LensAs a team who lives by the mantra “Analytically Driven,” we’re always on the lookout for innovative ways other groups, even those outside the marketing sphere, embody that mindset. We collect fascinating stories of using data to evolve the understanding or efficiency of a process, dive deep into...

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Return on Social Media Services

  • Support brand goals by building and engaging a relevant social community
  • Develop deeper relationships with customers to increase trust, loyalty, and retention 
  • Improve reach, efficiency, and impact through integration of organic and paid strategies

 

Why Rise

Today, social media marketing needs to do more than build awareness – it must engage customers at all points of...

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What’s Next for Digital Marketing in Retail? (VIDEO)

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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Rise Interactive among the top agencies in the Agency 100 ranking

Chicago-based digital marketing firm ranks No. 22 on the annual list of fastest-growing U.S. agencies

 

CHICAGO – Rise Interactive today announced that it has been recognized as a top agency on the 2013 Agency 100, a list of the fastest-growing agencies in the U.S. The Agency 100, presented by The Agency Post, recognizes firms for their financial stability and outstanding three-year growth rates.

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Take Your Affiliate Marketing Program Off Autopilot

Acquisition Channels

According to a June 2014 eMarketer report, nearly half of US online retailers name affiliate programs as their most effective customer acquisition channel and believe the channel generates valuable new customers.  Because affiliate is performance based, there are tremendous advantages from a...

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Common Online Form Mistakes: Are You Making These Critical and Costly Errors?

Online Form MistakesAlthough you’re responsible for creating online forms, you’re also likely a user. And this means you know exactly what it feels like to be asked for buckets of information when filling out what should be a simple form. The form demands your name, address, phone number, date of birth and name of...

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An International Company Deserves an International Website

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Marketing-palooza: How To Show Off Your Brand At Music Festivals

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Top 3 Site Design Errors That Kill Organic Traffic

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