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Jon Morris

Founder and CEO

Jon Morris is the Founder and CEO of Rise Interactive. Morris started Rise as a self-funded company with $10,000, transforming the agency into a multi-million dollar business in eight years. Under Morris’ leadership, Rise has experienced tremendous growth, receiving recognition from the City of Chicago, Inc. Magazine, Five Elms Capital, Built in Chicago, Fortune Magazine and The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

Before founding Rise, he managed the internet marketing department for Ketchum Directory Advertising where he received three industry excellence awards from the Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association. Before that, Morris founded Net Traffic, which was recognized by ChannelSeven.com as one of the top interactive agencies in the U.S.

As an emerging leader in the digital marketing industry, Morris regularly shares his expertise as a guest speaker. He has presented on main stages and at workshops and webinars for organizations such as Search Marketing Expo, Search Engine Strategies, American Marketing Association, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Online Marketing Summit, iStrategy, and Vistage.

Morris is also a regular columnist for Inc.com. In his column Rise Above It, he displays his thought leadership with articles covering business and digital marketing topics. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Morris earned an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College.

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One Minute Explanation of Google’s Panda & Penguin Updates for Digital Marketers

What the Google Panda and Penguin updates mean for digital marketers, explained in one minute:

Google Panda and Penguin Updates

PENGUIN

Goal: to identify sites with questionable SEO tactics.

Targets: low-quality links including unnatural inbound links, a high number of site-wide inbound links, aggressive internal...

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An International Company Deserves an International Website

International WebsitesIn a lot of ways, the Internet has helped make the world just a little bit smaller.  We can now access content from around the world; whether that means watching a Norwegian music video about a fox or accessing the latest business news from South Africa, globalization has certainly been impacted by...

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How to Utilize Crowdsourcing in Your Brand’s Digital Marketing Strategy

CrowdsourcingThe development of creative work that represents your brand is an important step in exposing your message to the public. In the past, this meant sitting through meetings with advertising agencies and marketing companies, trying to communicate your ideas and goals to their creative staff. While...

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Attribution

 

Return on Attribution

  • Measure interactions along the customer journey
  • Compare performance across marketing channels 
  • Assign credit to the marketing tactics influencing conversion

 

Why Rise

Rise’s industry-leading analytics experts help marketers answer the most burning question in advertising — what touch points are truly impacting customer buying decisions? Going beyond what was previously possible...

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Audit & Implementation

 

Return on Audit & Analytics Implementation

  • Define key metrics and implement proper analytics to track against desired business outcomes
  • Increase data reliability and customize reporting 
  • Minimize technical irregularities and ensure compliance with platform specifications

 

Why Rise

A properly implemented analytics platform is critical to any data-driven marketing strategy. At Rise, our certified...

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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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Dusting for Digital Fingerprints

In an episode of Mad Men, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce holds a focus group to unearth what women really want when the agency is trying to win the Ponds’ Cold Cream business. When the results differ from Don Draper’s campaign focus, he sticks to his original idea instead of adapting it to...

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SOLUTIONS

Reporting & Analysis

 

Return on Reporting & Analysis

  • Provide visibility into marketing performance
  • Uncover insights by integrating multiple data sources 
  • Monitor campaign trends and key performance metrics
  • Translate data into actionable insights

 

Why Rise

Data can be a powerful tool, but it takes deep analytical expertise to transform numbers into actionable insights. Rise is built upon a quantitative foundation that is...

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5 Steps To Higher Converting Landing Pages

Landing Page ConfusionYour competitors are getting smarter and fiercer. More and more companies are learning why conversion rate optimization is the game changer in online marketing. Don’t fall behind! Here are the top things to test on your landing pages to skyrocket the number of leads and sales you generate from the...

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Social Media Services

Social Media Results


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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