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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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Extend Your Brand’s Online Presence with Influencer Marketing

Consumers are inundated with digital advertisements on a daily basis, whether they are scrolling through their Facebook feeds, reading an article from the New York Times or watching a video on YouTube. However, as advertisers have become increasingly persistent, consumers have lost their trust in...

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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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Digital Marketing University: Tips for Marketing in Higher Education

Butler BulldogThe Internet has redefined and, in many cases, restructured higher education. Low-cost, online universities and free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are giving students more options than just attending traditional, four-year universities. But the Web hasn’t just changed the student-teacher...

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Paid Search Company

PPC Services. Better Insights. Better Reporting. Better Results.

Rise is the Paid Search Company for numerous national brands, spending millions of media dollars each year. Through our rigorous setup process, our Paid Search marketing consultants ensure all relevant search queries are captured; driving traffic to Paid Search text ads and landing pages that are as targeted as possible to the keyword searched. By creating this linear experience for...

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Running Your Digital Strategy like an NCAA Football Team

Deciding on a cohesive digital strategy can be quite confusing, and it can be easy to overlook the importance of one segment. However, it is vital to use multiple channels together for their different strengths to beat out your competition.  Similarly, in NCAA football, having a team...

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The 411 on Marketing Automation & Email Marketing Service Providers

Email MarketingMarketing automation platforms and email marketing service providers are a requirement for many successful digital marketers — the question is, which software is the right match? Rise Interactive thoroughly investigates five of the top options, so read on and determine which works best for your...

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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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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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The CIA Sends Its First Tweet

Although The White House has been tweeting since April 2009 and @NASA since December 2007, The Central Intelligence Agency today gave its voice a digital identity and started tweeting.

The CIA’s first tweet is off to the moon (no pun intended @NASA) 

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Outsourcing Your Inbound: When It’s Time To Bring In the Experts

It’s a jungle out there in the business world. Beyond the day-to-day challenges of running a company, there’s an additional—and sometimes seemingly insurmountable—hurdle to cross: marketing your business so that it can stand out and above the vast array of options laid out for consumers. Today’s...

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