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The Birth of a Search Marketing Company

Rise Interactive was developed in 2004 by Jon Morris while obtaining his MBA at the University of Chicago. The company's original concept, to teach traditional marketers how to manage Internet marketing campaigns, was entered into the New Venture Challenge, the University of Chicago's annual business plan competition. After obtaining second place it was not long before the plan went from paper to reality. While teaching classes, attendees continually asked Morris if he would be available to manage their campaigns. Given the demand, Rise quickly emerged from a teaching organization to a search engine marketing agency focused on the needs of small businesses.

Since its founding, Rise has evolved from an SEM agency consulting small, Chicago-based businesses to a full-service digital marketing agency for Fortune 1000 companies throughout the United States.

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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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Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition: A Chicago-Style Recap

 

 

 

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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...

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One Minute Explanation of Google’s Panda & Penguin Updates for Digital Marketers

What the Google Panda and Penguin updates mean for digital marketers, explained in one minute:

Google Panda and Penguin Updates

PENGUIN

Goal: to identify sites with questionable SEO tactics.

Targets: low-quality links including unnatural inbound links, a high number of site-wide inbound links, aggressive internal...

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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...

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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...

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The CIA Sends Its First Tweet

Although The White House has been tweeting since April 2009 and @NASA since December 2007, The Central Intelligence Agency today gave its voice a digital identity and started tweeting.

The CIA’s first tweet is off to the moon (no pun intended @NASA) 

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2 Reasons Closed-Loop Marketing is Essential for Modern Marketers

Closed-loop marketing offers a business the opportunity to grow sales within its existing customer base. The concept involves gathering information about consumer behaviors before, during and after a purchase, all the way until they return to your site or business, thus “closing-the-loop.” Tracking...

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5 Trends in Social Video Marketing

Just when marketing companies were starting to master the promotional benefits of social networking sites, a new trend is introducing an entirely new approach to social media advertising. The boom of Vine, YouTube and Instagram Video has marketing agencies examining how they can use social network...

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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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