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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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How Google Conversational Search Can Change Search Marketing

Google Conversational Search Microphone

People have been speaking to—or yelling at—their computers for years, but thanks to the rise of voice recognition technology, search marketing is about to join the conversation. At last month’s I/O developer conference, Google demoed a conversational search feature that allows the search...

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Dusting for Digital Fingerprints

In an episode of Mad Men, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce holds a focus group to unearth what women really want when the agency is trying to win the Ponds’ Cold Cream business. When the results differ from Don Draper’s campaign focus, he sticks to his original idea instead of adapting it to...

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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.

The Digital Age has brought with it many conveniences of modern life, including the ability to...

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Infographic: Transforming the Patient Experience

 

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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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Showrooming: The Good, The Bad, and How Digital Marketers can Use It to Their Advantage

While standing in your store, a customer is thinking about purchasing your product. However, before making the final decision, they decide to take one last step: do a bit more research on their smartphone. In seconds, they can view dozens of product reviews and competitor pricing, some of which is...

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Rise Interactive among the top agencies in the Agency 100 ranking

Chicago-based digital marketing firm ranks No. 22 on the annual list of fastest-growing U.S. agencies

 

CHICAGO – Rise Interactive today announced that it has been recognized as a top agency on the 2013 Agency 100, a list of the fastest-growing agencies in the U.S. The Agency 100, presented by The Agency Post, recognizes firms for their financial stability and outstanding three-year growth rates.

Rise Interactive, a digital marketing...

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With any online advertising initiative you want to ensure you are doing things as efficiently as possible while getting the best possible returns on your spend. With Trading Desk coupled with access to industry leading display experts you can be assured that we will be working to secure the best returns possible.

Our technology and people will give you access to 12 billion available impressions across 90% of...

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Marketing-palooza: How To Show Off Your Brand At Music Festivals

Music Festival MarketingThere are places that you expect to find long lines of people waiting at music festivals: the entrance, the porta-potties and the beer tents, just to name a few. What may surprise you are the large groups of people queued up in front of brand activations; the areas within a music festival where...

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4 Proven Ways to Gain Followers on Twitter

Gathering Twitter Followers

What do Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Barack Obama all have in common? According to Twitaholic, they all make up the list of the three most popular personalities on Twitter.

Topping the chart at number one is Perry with more than 56 million followers, and Obama falls in third place, after...

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