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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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Local Internet Marketing Services

Taking Local Search to the Max

As a leading local search company, Rise expertly crafts a targeted local search strategy to maximize our client’s ROI. With 70% of U.S. households using the internet as a source of information when shopping for local products and services, the growth and importance of local search is undeniable. That’s why optimizing your businesses for local markets can pay big dividends.

Despite the obvious gains, many businesses...

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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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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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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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eCommerce Consulting Services

The eCommerce Paid Search Solution Company

At Rise Interactive, we believe that increasing traffic and sales are not ends in themselves. The real goal is profits. Paid Search is a powerful tool for accomplishing this goal, but compelling ad copy, high click-through-rates, clever bidding strategies and great landing pages will only be effective if they are united under one, holistic ROI driven campaign.

At the end of the day, Paid Search is an...

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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

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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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Four 2013 Social Media Campaigns That Restored Our Faith in Humanity

Social media can be used for a lot of frivolous things – updates on what you've had for lunch, your relationship status or your latest game achievements. But despite social media’s generally lighthearted nature, there are a few brands that were able to recognize how useful it can be in raising...

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Digital Display Advertising

Display & Banner Advertising

Rise Interactive develops and executes digital display advertising campaigns that deliver awareness, traffic and conversions. Whether your objective is to generate leads, sell product or drive brand engagement, the Rise team of online media specialists can help accomplish your goals.  We take an agnostic buying approach, meaning we can purchase directly from publishers, networks, or leverage our real-time bidding...

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Content Marketing for Optimizing Lead Generation

In general, marketing has always faced the challenge of definitively quantifying its value to a company’s earnings, whether it is justifying an exorbitant media buy for a Super Bowl spot or stating the case for a lengthy mobile promotion. The task of directly attributing sales to specific...

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4 Scariest Social Media Moments of the Year

Happy 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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