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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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FROM OUR BLOG

Content That Converts Part 2: Distributing Digital Content for Maximum Impact

Digital Content DistributionLast week I introduced the topic of "Content That Converts" in Part 1 on the new creative weaponry in our arsenal. Read on to learn about the next step in successful content marketing: distribution.

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Display Advertising Services

 

Return on Display Advertising

  • Create significant and scalable reach
  • Drive qualified visitors back to your site
  • Deliver targeted, personalized messages to consumers

 

Why Rise

At Rise, we believe Display Advertising should do more than rack up impressions – it must deliver targeted messages to highly qualified consumers.

Rise’s analytical foundation provides meaningful insights that enable us to...

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Five Social Media Habits to Leave Behind in 2015

Social Habits to Ditch in 2015

If you’re hoping to boost your social presence in 2015, you might want to let some of your 2014 habits go and develop new ones for success in the New Year. Check out these five tips from Rise’s social media team to help you move forward in 2015.

 

1. Stop Relying Solely on Facebook’s Organic...

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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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Competitive Intelligence

 

Return on Competitive Marketing Intelligence

  • Outrun the competition by pinpointing gaps in marketing strategies 
  • 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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Expand Display Ads to Capture More Holiday Shoppers

The holiday season means big business for retailers, and this year looks to be cheerier than last. The National Retail Federation (NRF) projects holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent this year to a staggering $586.1 billion and the NRF’s Shop.org projects online holiday sales will increase 12...

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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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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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3 Local Search Techniques That Will Be More Important in 2014

Local SearchOver the last seven years, the techniques that marketers use to enhance local search results have evolved. Today’s strategies are more intricate than those of the past, with special focus on webpage formatting, keyword placement and geographic signals.

It’s a bit ironic, though, that local-search...

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3 Tips for Marketing to College Students

College StudentsShort on cash, busy with work and occupied by the highs of their formative years, college students aren’t exactly the easiest group to attract. For many businesses, though, these young adults compose the bulk of their customer base, but how have they been so successful at captivating the 18- to...

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