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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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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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An International Company Deserves an International Website

International WebsitesIn a lot of ways, the Internet has helped make the world just a little bit smaller.  We can now access content from around the world; whether that means watching a Norwegian music video about a fox or accessing the latest business news from South Africa, globalization has certainly been impacted by...

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Healthy Ambition: Leading Change in Healthcare Marketing

Being a leader in healthcare marketing today is not for the faint of heart. It requires savvy marketing skills and sharply honed industry foresight.

Leaders have more responsibility than ever before, and success means channeling your inner tech guru, creative director, psychologist, data scientist...

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Why Knowing Your Customer’s Profile Is Always The Right Thing To Do For Your Brand

Consumer on a LaptopAdvertising legend Bill Bernbach once said, “It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator’s skill.”

So why, then, do only 20 percent of marketers truly know their customers? According to a recent report from Yesmail Interactive & Gleanster, 80 percent of companies rely...

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7 Digital Marketing Performance Boosters You Need To Be Investing In For 2015

Annual planning is well underway for many brands and no matter where you are in the development process, these seven key practices should be a big part of your 2015 strategy.  Click through below to see the tips aimed at helping you create marketing strategies that will boost your brand's...

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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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Video Optimization Best Practices for YouTube

YouTube Upload Optimization

As more and more consumers adopt the “unplugged” lifestyle of consuming their TV and video content via their wireless devices and the internet, brands are scrambling to ramp-up their digital video strategy. Predictions from eMarketer show that digital video spend will increase $5 billion annually...

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Brands that Are Content Marketing Kings

Content MarketingIt is no secret that content marketing is more and more important in terms of building customer relationships, developing customer loyalty, increasing sales, building your brand, and increasing your profits. According to Content+, blogs provide websites with 434 percent more indexed pages, and 97...

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Extend Your Brand’s Online Presence with Influencer Marketing

Consumers are inundated with digital advertisements on a daily basis, whether they are scrolling through their Facebook feeds, reading an article from the New York Times or watching a video on YouTube. However, as advertisers have become increasingly persistent, consumers have lost their trust in...

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