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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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Get Your Brand Drafted by the Fantasy Football Demographic

Fantasy Football, two words long-synonymous with backyard barbecues, men entrenched on couches, and countless bowls of half-eaten chips and dip, has quickly become a money-making bullseye for digital marketers. But what’s changed? Why should marketers pay attention to Fantasy Football? Here are...

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What’s Next for Digital Marketing in Retail? (VIDEO)

Leading up to the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), I sat down with our VP of Digital Strategy Howard Diamond to discuss three components of digital marketing for retailers that he believes will be the most important in the upcoming year.

 

Key Takeaways

  1. Getting a better...

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Reporting & Analysis

 

Return on Reporting & Analysis

  • Provide visibility into marketing performance
  • Uncover insights by integrating multiple data sources 
  • Monitor campaign trends and key performance metrics
  • Translate data into actionable insights

 

Why Rise

Data can be a powerful tool, but it takes deep analytical expertise to transform numbers into actionable insights. Rise is built upon a quantitative foundation that is...

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Showrooming: The Good, The Bad, and How Digital Marketers can Use It to Their Advantage

While standing in your store, a customer is thinking about purchasing your product. However, before making the final decision, they decide to take one last step: do a bit more research on their smartphone. In seconds, they can view dozens of product reviews and competitor pricing, some of which is...

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How Google Conversational Search Can Change Search Marketing

Google Conversational Search Microphone

People have been speaking to—or yelling at—their computers for years, but thanks to the rise of voice recognition technology, search marketing is about to join the conversation. At last month’s I/O developer conference, Google demoed a conversational search feature that allows the search...

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Is Display Advertising Still a Healthy Form of Marketing?

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Is display advertising still a healthy form of marketing?

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Smokey the Bear Display Advertising Test

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4 Scariest Social Media Moments of the Year

Scariest Social Media MomentsHappy Halloween! In celebration of this spooky and scary holiday, we wanted to share our picks for 2013’s most terrifying social media moments.

We’re going to take you through a haunted house of terrible Facebook and Twitter mistakes that probably cost brands money, customers and their...

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Top-Notch Testing Techniques from IMLS

The Internet Marketing Leadership Series(IMLS) is coming to Chicago this Thursday, Feburary 27th. At IMLS: Mad Men to Math Men, attendees will learn about the transformation from yesterday's Mad Men to today's Math Men and how to best leverage data to make smarter and more impactful marketing...

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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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Expand Display Ads to Capture More Holiday Shoppers

The holiday season means big business for retailers, and this year looks to be cheerier than last. The National Retail Federation (NRF) projects holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent this year to a staggering $586.1 billion and the NRF’s Shop.org projects online holiday sales will increase 12...

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