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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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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.

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Digital Marketing University: Tips for Marketing in Higher Education

Butler BulldogThe Internet has redefined and, in many cases, restructured higher education. Low-cost, online universities and free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are giving students more options than just attending traditional, four-year universities. But the Web hasn’t just changed the student-teacher...

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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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Incorporate Product Listing Ads into Holiday Shopping Ad Campaigns

With holiday shopping season right around the corner, it is definitely time to seriously start finalizing the particulars of the campaigns that will be running leading up to an during this essential time for many retailers.   As part of your plan, Product Listing Ads (PLA’s) are definitely a must...

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Running Your Digital Strategy like an NCAA Football Team

Deciding on a cohesive digital strategy can be quite confusing, and it can be easy to overlook the importance of one segment. However, it is vital to use multiple channels together for their different strengths to beat out your competition.  Similarly, in NCAA football, having a team...

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Common Online Form Mistakes: Are You Making These Critical and Costly Errors?

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