Home About RISE Leadership Jon Morris

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.

RiseFeed

SOLUTIONS

Social Media Company

The Social Media Company

Whether you're just starting out, need help with your existing presence or are looking to launch a brand new campaign, Rise Interactive has the team and expertise to help your company reach its Social Media goals.  With our integrated, data-driven method, the Rise team will help you create a targeted and strategic Social Media campaign to align with your goals and objectives for optimal performance.
 
Social Media can...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

Best Practices in Product Listing Ads

PLAsAccording to Google’s most recent research report, a customer who is exposed to both text ads and Product Listing Ads (PLA) is 83% more likely to convert than a consumer who is only exposed to text ads.

 

Product Listing Ads are the default ad format for Google Shopping. Different from paid text...

Read More
SOLUTIONS

SEO Company

Full Service SEO Company

Rise Interactive is a proven SEO company that has helped increase the return on investment for some of the largest companies in the world.  We have experience in the most complicated aspects of search engine optimization and are always looking for the next challenge.  To help us stay ahead of other SEO companies, we consistently invest in technology and license applications, as well as test and research new cutting...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

Facebook Marketplace vs. Exchange Ads: 3 Important Differences

Facebook AdvertisingIf you are one of the thousands of marketers who utilize Facebook advertising, it may be difficult to keep up with all of the new changes Facebook has implemented this past year. Facebook currently offers two main categories of ads. The first category includes Marketplace Ads which consists of...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

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...

Read More
SOLUTIONS

Mobile Search Marketing

Full Service Mobile Search Company

Rise Interactive stands at the forefront of the Paid Search industry, offering our clients real solutions for maximizing their ROI in this ever-changing climate. Today, mobile searches are rapidly becoming a tool of the masses with almost half of U.S. mobile users owning a Smartphone. In fact, since 2011, mobile searches have quadrupled and now account for over 14% of all search clicks from Google. At Rise we...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

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...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

3 Ways Giving Tuesday Puts a Twist on Traditional Holiday Marketing

Want an alternative to waking up at 4:00AM to stand in line on Black Friday?

Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back and creating awareness for philanthropic activities supporting nonprofit organizations, will celebrate its inauguration on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.  Created by 92nd...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

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...

Read More
SOLUTIONS

In The News:Rise Interactive receives 2013 Illinois Excellence Award

Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC) recognizes Chicago-based digital marketing agency for strong business ethics and stellar service

CHICAGO – Rise Interactive has been selected for the 2013 Illinois Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).

Each year the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that...

Read More
RISE SOCIAL MEDIA
RISE SOCIAL MEDIA

Rise Interactive
Yesterday

Rise Interactive
3 days ago