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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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Dusting for Digital Fingerprints

In an episode of Mad Men, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce holds a focus group to unearth what women really want when the agency is trying to win the Ponds’ Cold Cream business. When the results differ from Don Draper’s campaign focus, he sticks to his original idea instead of adapting it to...

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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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Differentiation Through Information: How to Creatively Use Consumer Data

When Kellogg’s Pop Tarts marketing team began looking for artists to headline its Crazy Good Summer concert series this year, it didn’t refer to the latest Billboard 200 chart or solicit suggestions from friends on Facebook. Instead, the brand partnered with concert ticket seller Live Nation (which...

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One-Minute Explanation of the Google Hummingbird Search Algorithm Update

Google Hummingbird

Google announced its Hummingbird Search Algorithm Update on September 26th. Here are the details, explained in one minute:

 

Hummingbird is the new search algorithm that Google uses to sort through its information and web pages, in the hopes of returning relevant answers that meet today’s...

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Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition: A Chicago-Style Recap

 

 

 

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5 Steps To Higher Converting Landing Pages

Landing Page ConfusionYour competitors are getting smarter and fiercer. More and more companies are learning why conversion rate optimization is the game changer in online marketing. Don’t fall behind! Here are the top things to test on your landing pages to skyrocket the number of leads and sales you generate from the...

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4 Best Practices for Improving Email Deliverability

DeliverabilityIt’s a marketer’s worst nightmare: After spending days—or even weeks—developing the perfect email template and compiling a list of contacts, the messages automatically divert to the “Spam” folder. The unfortunate fact is, Gmail and other popular platforms often label authentic emails as spam, even...

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Infographic: Mom’s Make a Difference

 
 

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10 Essential Ingredients For a Content Marketing Strategy That Converts

80 senior marketing leaders gathered in New York City this month for the Internet Marketing Leadership Series. They shared 10 ingredients for cooking up a content marketing strategy that converts. Check out the list here:

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10 Essential Ingredients for a Content Marketing Strategy That Converts

10 Essential Ingredients for a Content Marketing Strategy That Converts

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One-Minute Explanation of Google’s Panda 4.0

Panda 4.0Panda 4.0

On May 20th, Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that Google was rolling out Panda 4.0.  Although Panda generally has rolling-updates on a monthly basis, this is a major update and Google is officially calling it Panda 4.0. The job of Panda is to filter out sites with bad or “thin” content....

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