Home About RISE The Rise Story

The Rise Story

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.

Contact us to learn more about Rise.

RiseFeed

FROM OUR BLOG

Digital Marketing in 2014: 5 Things I Learned at SMX

SMXLast week, Rise Interactive Senior Internet Marketing Consultants Elliot Nam and Justin Garvin attended SMX East 2013 in New York City to learn cutting edge search marketing tactics from industry experts. In no particular order, here are their top five takeaways as we head into 2014.

Where Paid...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

3 Ways Giving Tuesday Puts a Twist on Traditional Holiday Marketing

Want an alternative to waking up at 4:00AM to stand in line on Black Friday?

Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back and creating awareness for philanthropic activities supporting nonprofit organizations, will celebrate its inauguration on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.  Created by 92nd...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

Viewability in Sight for Display Advertisers

Digital ViewImpressions have recently proven to be a large topic of debate within the Display Advertising industry, mostly due to their lack of concrete measurability when compared to clicks. Advertisers are constantly looking for better ways to clearly determine what a valid display ad impression is and how...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

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...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition: A Chicago-Style Recap

 

 

 

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

Social Marketing Savants: What Your Brand Can Learn From Justin Bieber, the Boy King of Twitter

Justin BieberThe fact that Justin Bieber has more Twitter followers than your brand surprises absolutely no one at this point. He’s got a great voice, “pretty hair”, and caters to a fan base so diehard they’ve been known to riot at the slightest provocation or promise of a mall appearance. Obviously not...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

An International Company Deserves an International Website

In a lot of ways, the Internet has helped make the world just a little bit smaller.  We can now access content from around the world; whether that means watching a Norwegian music video about a fox or accessing the latest business news from South Africa, globalization has certainly been impacted by...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

Brand Alchemy: How To Turn Negative Consumer Reviews Into Golden Opportunities

Negative consumer reviews“Earned” media such as customer reviews are potent, persuasive, and personal—70 percent of global consumers trust online reviews to provide them with useful, credible information when making purchase decisions. In fact, today’s consumers seek information from an average of 10 different sources...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

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...

Read More
FROM OUR BLOG

Help From Hova: What Digital Marketers Can Learn From Jay-Z

Woman Listening to MusicIt’s that connection that can give consumers a reason to buy and support your brand. To see innovative marketing campaigns in action, you don’t have to look any further than the music industry. In a marketplace where music is freely available to anyone with an internet connection, musicians are...

Read More
RISE SOCIAL MEDIA
RISE SOCIAL MEDIA

Rise Interactive
2 days ago

Rise Interactive
3 days ago