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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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Get Your Brand Drafted by the Fantasy Football Demographic

Fantasy Football, two words long-synonymous with backyard barbecues, men entrenched on couches, and countless bowls of half-eaten chips and dip, has quickly become a money-making bullseye for digital marketers. But what’s changed? Why should marketers pay attention to Fantasy Football? Here are...

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One-Minute Explanation of Facebook’s New Video Ads

Facebook Video Ads Are ComingInescapable video ads are coming to a social network near you.  Here are all the details explained in one minute:

These days, it seems like Facebook newsfeeds are full of ads and recommended pages instead of the baby pictures and reposted Buzzfeed articles that we’re used to. It’s no secret...

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Shark Tank Feeding Frenzy (Infographic)

It’s Shark Tank Week! The hit show’s season premiere airs next Friday, September 20th. Here at Rise, getting into the Shark Tank festivities was best accomplished by putting our industry-leading analytics skills to work. Our analysts pried open the jaws of these sharks and collected data to...

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The 411 on Marketing Automation & Email Marketing Service Providers

Email MarketingMarketing automation platforms and email marketing service providers are a requirement for many successful digital marketers — the question is, which software is the right match? Rise Interactive thoroughly investigates five of the top options, so read on and determine which works best for your...

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4 Best Practices for Improving Email Deliverability

DeliverabilityIt’s a marketer’s worst nightmare: After spending days—or even weeks—developing the perfect email template and compiling a list of contacts, the messages automatically divert to the “Spam” folder. The unfortunate fact is, Gmail and other popular platforms often label authentic emails as spam, even...

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Why Rise

At Rise, our data-driven approach is fundamental to all practices, including the creative process. Our team is just as comfortable in Excel as they are in Creative Suite, with a laser focus on using information to inform design. The goal is to develop marketing creative that is relevant, compelling, and measureable – shifting the focus from pretty pictures to dynamic and personalized experiences for customers.

The result?  Creative...

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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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  • Create differentiated campaigns by understanding the competitive landscape
  • Uncover industry trends to create the biggest brand impact 

 

Why Rise

With over a decade of experience in digital marketing, Rise has examined campaigns launched by some of the world’s leading brands — learning...

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Differentiation Through Information: How to Creatively Use Consumer Data

When Kellogg’s Pop Tarts marketing team began looking for artists to headline its Crazy Good Summer concert series this year, it didn’t refer to the latest Billboard 200 chart or solicit suggestions from friends on Facebook. Instead, the brand partnered with concert ticket seller Live Nation (which...

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