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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 Email Marketing Company

Rise Interactive is a leading Email Marketing Company dedicated to providing customized solutions designed to increase ROI. Our email marketing services can help your company strategize, create and execute large-scale Email Marketing campaigns. We create unique, targeted lists through sourcing your businesses’ internal emails along with integrating information acquired from brokerage services and our strategic...

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The majority of our competitors focus on link building to help companies improve their positioning in the major search engines.  Although we agree that this is important, we believe that the primary goal of link building should be to acquire high quality industry links to your site that will drive qualified traffic to your site.

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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.
 
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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.

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