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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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Best Practices in Product Listing Ads

PLAsAccording to Google’s most recent research report, a customer who is exposed to both text ads and Product Listing Ads (PLA) is 83% more likely to convert than a consumer who is only exposed to text ads.

 

Product Listing Ads are the default ad format for Google Shopping. Different from paid text...

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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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Infographic: Mom’s Make a Difference

 
 

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Analytics

 

Return on Analytics Services

  • Answer critical business questions
  • Take the ambiguity out of decision making
  • Gain insight to improve the customer experience and optimize for conversions
  • Differentiate strategy and outrun the competition
  • Better understand the customer journey and which marketing tactics influence buying decisions
  • Guide smarter investment decisions through visibility into marketing...

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The Path to Pants: A Story of Attribution

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Ushering in the “Age of the Influencer”

InfluencerEverywhere you turn today in the marketing world you’re beaten over the head with the adamant belief that we’re in the “age of the customer.” Marketing leaders argue that brands should tailor experiences to customer needs and advocate 1:1 interactions with consumers on social media and in person....

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The Future of Ebooks

ebooksAt the Financial Times Digital Media Conference this April, Richard Waters explained that three or four years ago, ebooks were simply seen as a “cute little backwater.” In terms of sales, Waters was right—in 2008,ebooks comprised only 1 percent of all trade publishing revenue, and even faced a...

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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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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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Rise Interactive named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™”

National Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForRise Interactive, a Chicago-based digital marketing agency, announced that it has been named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” in the United States.

Qualified and talented employees are essential to a company’s success. Every year companies are striving to keep these employees through innovative human resources practices. Those companies that do it the best have been named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™...

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