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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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The 411 on Marketing Automation & Email Marketing Service Providers

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Shark Tank Feeding Frenzy (Infographic)

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As more and more consumers adopt the “unplugged” lifestyle of consuming their TV and video content via their wireless devices and the internet, brands are scrambling to ramp-up their digital video strategy. Predictions from eMarketer show that digital video spend will increase $5 billion annually...

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Digital Shelf Domination

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Rise Trading Desk

Your Online Ad Exchange Company

Display advertising is an important investment and must be treated as such, that is why it is critical to partner with a premier online ad exchange like the one offered by Rise Interactive. At Rise, we are able to provide online ad exchange services through our online media buying platform, Trading Desk. With Trading Desk you can improve the media buying process for the campaigns you manage by providing:

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Spice Up Your Digital Strategy: A Recipe for Mastering Your Digital Marketing Mix

As a leading digital marketing agency, a significant portion of our time is dedicated to developing digital marketing strategies for our clients. Given that we are in the beginning months of 2015, this is a great time to revisit what it takes to develop a well thought-out strategy. 

First off, you...

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

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Brush up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The two biggest shopping days of the year are right around the corner and it is important for marketers to be prepared. Check out these shopping statistics to know where to focus your preparation efforts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
 

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Tech and The City: See What’s Making Chicago Stand Out

Silicon Valley isn’t the only place tech firms can thrive. Chicago continues to make a name for itself and two recent events further showcase the city’s chops as a growing and impressive hub of technology and innovation. Coming off of last week’s 13th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards, Mayor Rahm...

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