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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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Google Author Rank and the Importance of Content Marketing

Google Author RankThere was a time when the best way to gain attention for a piece of writing, art or video was simply to make the best product possible. Then came the first 10 years of Internet search engines, when the limitations of computer algorithms made it impossible to get content noticed without stuffing it...

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Help From Hova: What Digital Marketers Can Learn From Jay-Z

Woman Listening to MusicIt’s that connection that can give consumers a reason to buy and support your brand. To see innovative marketing campaigns in action, you don’t have to look any further than the music industry. In a marketplace where music is freely available to anyone with an internet connection, musicians are...

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

Online Form MistakesAlthough you’re responsible for creating online forms, you’re also likely a user. And this means you know exactly what it feels like to be asked for buckets of information when filling out what should be a simple form. The form demands your name, address, phone number, date of birth and name of...

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Brand Alchemy: How To Turn Negative Consumer Reviews Into Golden Opportunities

Negative consumer reviews“Earned” media such as customer reviews are potent, persuasive, and personal—70 percent of global consumers trust online reviews to provide them with useful, credible information when making purchase decisions. In fact, today’s consumers seek information from an average of 10 different sources...

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Return on Display Advertising

  • Create significant and scalable reach
  • Drive qualified visitors back to your site
  • Deliver targeted, personalized messages to consumers

 

Why Rise

At Rise, we believe Display Advertising should do more than rack up impressions – it must deliver targeted messages to highly qualified consumers.

Rise’s analytical foundation provides meaningful insights that enable us to...

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What You Didn’t Know About CTR

Mobile Search CTR

It’s common knowledge that where you’re positioned in the search engine has a significant impact on click-through rate (CTR). While we’ve always known that search engine rankings play a role in CTR, a recent study released by seoClarity illustrates exactly how much of an impact.

This study...

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3 Marketing Trends the Financial Services Industry Can’t Afford to Ignore

3 Marketing TrendsOver the past decade, technology has evolved rapidly, and consumer trends have shifted just as fast. Social media took the Internet by storm, marketing analytics got more powerful, and email marketing opened new doors for communicating with customers about the products and services they’re most...

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What the New Gmail Means for Email Marketing Campaigns

The New GmailIn 2012, TechCrunch reported that Gmail enjoyed the participation of 425 million users, 45 state government agencies, and 66 of the top 100 universities in the United States. Needless to say, Google (and Gmail) have had an atmospheric effect similar to that of El Niño in years past—changing the...

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Outsourcing Your Inbound: When It’s Time To Bring In the Experts

It’s a jungle out there in the business world. Beyond the day-to-day challenges of running a company, there’s an additional—and sometimes seemingly insurmountable—hurdle to cross: marketing your business so that it can stand out and above the vast array of options laid out for consumers. Today’s...

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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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