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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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Four 2013 Social Media Campaigns That Restored Our Faith in Humanity

Social media can be used for a lot of frivolous things – updates on what you've had for lunch, your relationship status or your latest game achievements. But despite social media’s generally lighthearted nature, there are a few brands that were able to recognize how useful it can be in raising...

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Local Internet Marketing Services

Taking Local Search to the Max

As a leading local search company, Rise expertly crafts a targeted local search strategy to maximize our client’s ROI. With 70% of U.S. households using the internet as a source of information when shopping for local products and services, the growth and importance of local search is undeniable. That’s why optimizing your businesses for local markets can pay big dividends.

Despite the obvious gains, many businesses...

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Rise Interactive named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™”

National Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForRise Interactive, a Chicago-based digital marketing agency, announced that it has been named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” in the United States.

Qualified and talented employees are essential to a company’s success. Every year companies are striving to keep these employees through innovative human resources practices. Those companies that do it the best have been named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™...

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Digital Display Advertising

Display & Banner Advertising

Rise Interactive develops and executes digital display advertising campaigns that deliver awareness, traffic and conversions. Whether your objective is to generate leads, sell product or drive brand engagement, the Rise team of online media specialists can help accomplish your goals.  We take an agnostic buying approach, meaning we can purchase directly from publishers, networks, or leverage our real-time bidding...

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Best Practices in Product Listing Ads

PLAsAccording to Google’s most recent research report, a customer who is exposed to both text ads and Product Listing Ads (PLA) is 83% more likely to convert than a consumer who is only exposed to text ads.

 

Product Listing Ads are the default ad format for Google Shopping. Different from paid text...

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In The News

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...

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3 Marketing Trends the Financial Services Industry Can’t Afford to Ignore

3 Marketing TrendsOver the past decade, technology has evolved rapidly, and consumer trends have shifted just as fast. Social media took the Internet by storm, marketing analytics got more powerful, and email marketing opened new doors for communicating with customers about the products and services they’re most...

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The Future of Ebooks

ebooksAt the Financial Times Digital Media Conference this April, Richard Waters explained that three or four years ago, ebooks were simply seen as a “cute little backwater.” In terms of sales, Waters was right—in 2008,ebooks comprised only 1 percent of all trade publishing revenue, and even faced a...

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PPC Audits and Analysis

The Leading Paid Search Audit Company

“I’m doing everything right—but where are the returns?” is a classic lament of a frustrated website owner.

At Rise Interactive, the success of your Paid Search campaign is measured in one way: ROI. If your returns aren’t meeting your expectations, there’s a very good chance something is wrong.

When Rise begins managing a new client account, we immediately conduct a comprehensive Paid Search audit to see how...

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Top-Notch Testing Techniques from IMLS

The Internet Marketing Leadership Series(IMLS) is coming to Chicago this Thursday, Feburary 27th. At IMLS: Mad Men to Math Men, attendees will learn about the transformation from yesterday's Mad Men to today's Math Men and how to best leverage data to make smarter and more impactful marketing...

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