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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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Why Bother with a Business Instagram?

Business InstagramFor most marketers Instagram is an elusive concept. It’s kind of like Facebook and kind of like Twitter and all about photos. With no paid post options and as the newest social media tool, it’s understandable that most companies have shied away from a business Instagram in the past.

Even though...

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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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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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Chicago Makes a Name for Itself at ICIC’s Inner City 100 Awards

At Rise, we strive for excellence and pride ourselves in delivering remarkable experiences and superior results for our clients. Under the leadership of Jon Morris, Rise has...

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3 Local Search Techniques That Will Be More Important in 2014

Local SearchOver the last seven years, the techniques that marketers use to enhance local search results have evolved. Today’s strategies are more intricate than those of the past, with special focus on webpage formatting, keyword placement and geographic signals.

It’s a bit ironic, though, that local-search...

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“Undo Changes” Added to AdWords

Everyone makes mistakes. Google AdWords just made it a lot easier to fix these mistakes with a new feature in its Change History reports. Now, for simple changes such as budget and bid adjustments, you can simply press the ‘Undo Changes’ button:

Undo Your Changes

After clicking the button, which looks eerily...

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How Advanced Marketing Attribution Can Improve Your Digital Marketing Efforts

Marketing Attribution CustomerChannel attribution is the process of assigning credit to a marketing channel for driving a conversion.  Any marketer worth their salary should be seeking to answer the question of what is really influencing customer conversions; the challenge is many are operating with blinders on owing to the use...

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The Online Advertising Company

With any online advertising initiative you want to ensure you are doing things as efficiently as possible while getting the best possible returns on your spend. With Trading Desk coupled with access to industry leading display experts you can be assured that we will be working to secure the best returns possible.

Our technology and people will give you access to 12 billion available impressions across 90% of...

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3 Tips for Marketing to College Students

College StudentsShort on cash, busy with work and occupied by the highs of their formative years, college students aren’t exactly the easiest group to attract. For many businesses, though, these young adults compose the bulk of their customer base, but how have they been so successful at captivating the 18- to...

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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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