In The News

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March 21, 2018

Quad/Graphics Acquires Majority Interest in Rise Interactive

We are excited to announce that Quad/Graphics has increased its investment in Rise Interactive. Together we'll be able to provide integrated marketing solutions unparalleled in the industry.

March 6, 2018

Impact Radius Unveils 'Dynamic Payouts' for Influencer Marketing Campaigns

Rise's Head of Affiliate, Cori Pivar, gives her POV on the constantly changing affiliate industry as Impact Radius announces the release of their Dynamic Payouts feature.

February 1, 2018

Rise Interactive Announces Amazon Marketing Practice

Rise has developed proprietary strategies, technology, and reporting to ensure that brands are maximizing their Amazon investments while integrating AMS and AAP with other digital marketing investments.

November 5, 2017

Rise Named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

Rise was honored as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America. This is our fourth time making the list, which is based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth from the past four years.

October 4, 2017

ICIC and FORTUNE Honor Rise on the Inner City 100 List

For the sixth consecutive year, Rise was named to the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City’s (ICIC) 100 list of fastest-growing businesses.

September 21, 2017 

Rise Showcases Multi-Channel Personalization at

Rise and strategic partner Quad/Graphics recently participated in, the retail industry's foremost digital marketing conference, to share how they are helping brands deliver meaningful experiences at every touchpoint.

August 16, 2017 

Rise Named to the Inc. 500|5000 List for the 8th Time

As an eight-time honoree of the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, Rise joins the elite Inc. Honor Roll.

June 23, 2017 

Rise's Chief Operating Officer Shares a Unique Perk

The Chicago Sun-Times interviewed Chief Operating Officer Scott Conine about one of Rise's unique employee perks.

May 25, 2017 

Rise Named a 2017 Chicago Best & Brightest Company to Work For

For the fourth consecutive year, the National Association of Business Resources has named Rise a Best & Brightest company. The program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment.

May 18, 2017

Built In Chicago Chats with Developers from Rise Interactive

Two members of our innovation team recently shared details behind projects they're working on with their teams and outside of Rise. Find out what they shared.

May 11, 2017

Rise Recognized as a 2017 Communicator Awards Winner

Atkins Nutritionals and Rise were recently named winners by the Communicator Awards, a leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communication, for their partnership on a programmatic video campaign.

April 27, 2017

WOMMA Names Rise a 2017 WOMMY Awards Winner

Rise Interactive and Lightseekers were recognized by the Word of Mouth Marketing Association as WOMMY Awards silver winners in the advocacy category for their social media partnership.

April 24, 2017

The Chicago Tribune Highlights a "Day in the Life" of a Riser

Blue Sky Innovation's Inside Jobs feature outlines what it's like to work at Rise Interactive, as shared by Evan Lugo, an account strategy executive.

April 13, 2017

Built In Chicago Highlights Rise's Wellness Initatives

From free gym memberships to guided meditation—Rise Interactive provides details around how it provides a healthy work environment for its employees.

April 5, 2017

Word of Mouth Marketing Association Recognizes Rise in 2017 Competition

Rise and Lightseekers have been named finalists for the WOMMY Awards in the advocacy category based on the success resulting from their recent social media partnership.

January 23, 2017

Ragan Communications Recognizes Rise Interactive's Employee Communication Efforts

Rise was recently named a finalist for Ragan's 2016 Employee Communication Awards in recognition of the production of its employee newsletter, Rise News.

January 20, 2017

Rise Is Named a DMN Awards Finalist

Direct Marketing News has recognized Atkins Nutritionals and Rise Interactive as finalists for the DMN Awards in recognition of their programmatic video campaign efforts.

December 21, 2016

Rise Interactive Is Named a 2016 National Best and Brightest Company to Work For

In recognition of its exceptional human resource practices and impressive commitment to employees, Rise has been named among the nation's best and brightest companies for the fourth consecutive year.

December 9, 2016

The Muse Shares Details About One of Rise's Biggest Employment Branding Initiatives

Read more about how Rise Interactive's employees help promote the agency's culture through social media.

November 11, 2016

Rise Interactive Named a Top Workplace for the Second Consecutive Year

The Chicago Tribune recently released its annual listing of the city's top workplaces. Rise was ranked #41 in the small business category.

October 31, 2016

Tech or Treat! Built In Chicago Highlights Rise Along With Fellow Chicago Tech Companies' Halloween Festivities

Built In Chicago explores how Risers celebrate Halloween in the office.

October 13, 2016

Built In Chicago Shares How Rise Gets Its Employees Excited for Football Season

From fantasy competitions to college and professional spirit days, Rise offers details around its in-office football celebration.

October 12, 2016

Rise Moves Up Eight Spots on Built In Chicago's Top 100 Digital Companies List

In recognition of its rapid employee growth, Rise was named on Built In Chicago's annual listing of the city's fastest-growing digital and tech companies for the fifth time.

September 20, 2016

The Internet Marketing Association Honors Rise and NorthShore University HealthSystem

At its annual event, IMPACT 2016, IMA recognized Rise and NorthShore with an IMPACT Award for the success resulting from their SEO partnership in the "Analytics and Measurement SEO" category

September 19, 2016

Rise Interactive Announces Partnership With unbundled

Rise has partnered with unbundled, a creative company, to offer data-driven digital marketing solutions and "big idea" branding. The partnership will combine unbundled's powerful creative offerings with Rise's data-driven approach to strengthen their marketing strategy and customer experience capabilities.

September 15, 2016

Rise Named to ICIC Inner City 100 List for the Fifth Consecutive Year

In recognition of its rapid growth, Rise Interactive has been named as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies by FORTUNE and The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

September 12, 2016

The Web Marketing Association Honors Rise Interactive and the American Egg Board

Rise and the American Egg Board were recently named WebAwards winners for outstanding achievement in the website development category, in recognition of their partnership on the Incredible Egg website redesign.

August 17, 2016

Digiday Names Rise Interactive and Atkins Nutritionals Finalists for the Digiday Awards

In recognition of their programmatic video campaign efforts, Rise and Atkins were named finalists for the 2016 Digiday Awards competition.

August 16, 2016

Rise Named to the Inc 500|5000 List for the Seventh Time

Rise Interactive was recently listed on Inc's 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for its rapid growth over the past year.

August 10, 2016

Rise Interactive Announces Formation of Advisory Board

Rise's newly formed advisory board includes a distinguished group of five marketing and business leaders that will guide the strategic direction of the agency. Board members include: Cheryl Berman, David Friedman, Chris McGowan, Andrew DeGuire, and Jack Kraft.

August 4, 2016

Rise's CEO Shares How to Stay Ahead with Digital Marketing

Entrepreneur magazine shares BizCast's recent interview with Jon Morris. Morris provides details about what makes his company stand out.

August 4, 2016

Chicago Inno Shares More About Rise's Growth Since Winning Last Year's Coolest Companies Competition

Rise's associate director of employee services, Lindsay Dagiantis, chats with Chicago Inno about Rise's company culture and growth since being named a Coolest Company.

July 14, 2016

Atkins and Rise Recognized by the Chicago Association of Direct Marketers' Tempo Awards

In recognition of their affiliate, paid search, and display marketing success, Atkins Nutritionals and Rise were awarded second place in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category at the 2016 CADM Tempo Awards.

July 7, 2016

Crain’s Chicago Announces Rise Interactive’s Quad/Graphics Partnership

John Pletz covers the details behind Rise’s strategic partnership with Quad/Graphics.

July 7, 2016

Quad/Graphics Invests in Rise Interactive to Improve Its Digital Marketing Capabilities

The Milwaukee Business Journal explains details about Rise and Quad/Graphics’ strategic partnership.

July 7, 2016

After 12 years of Bootstrapping, Rise Interactive Raises $12.3M from Strategic Partner

Built In Chicago shares information on Rise’s latest partnership.

July 7, 2016

Chicago Inno Shares More About the Benefits of Rise’s Latest Partnership

Find out how Rise’s Quad/Graphics partnership will enable it to better serve its customers both online and offline.

June 30, 2016

Rise Interactive’s founder, Jon Morris, Shares More About What Inspires Him

Built In Chicago speaks with Rise’s CEO, Jon Morris, about his greatest inspirations and how he keeps Rise’s employees inspired.

June 30, 2016

Rise Is Named on List of Chicago Tech Companies Founded by U of C Alumni

Built In Chicago recently featured Rise’s CEO, Jon Morris, among other tech founders who are University of Chicago alumni.

June 27, 2016

Jon Morris, Rise’s CEO, Shares the Agency’s Recipe for Client Success

Jon Morris recently chatted with BizCast HQ about Rise’s Interactive Investment Management® approach and how it leads to client success.

June 17, 2016

The Moxie Awards Names Rise as Digital Agency of the Year

Rise Interactive was recently named as Digital Agency of the Year by the Built In Chicago Moxie Awards for the fourth year in a row.

June 7, 2016

Rise Interactive Lands at Number 17 on the 2016 Crain's Fast 50 List

Crain’s Chicago released its annual list of the city’s fastest-growing companies, naming Rise Interactive as one of 50 rapidly growing Chicago companies.

May 26, 2016

Rise's Innovation Team Recognized by the Consumer World Awards

Rise's innovation team has been named a winner of the 2016 Consumer World Awards in the Product Development Team of the Year category for its accomplishments over the past year.

May 25, 2016

Rise Interactive Named a Finalist for the Online Retail Awards

Rise and an international jewelry retailer were named finalists in the international Online Retail Awards competition for the success resulting from a holiday display personalization campaign.

May 19, 2016

Rise Recognized with a Creativity International Award for Its WebDev Work with the American Egg Board

Rise and the American Egg Board were recently named winners of the 2016 Creativity International Awards for their partnership on the Incredible Egg brand website redesign.

May 19, 2016

Rise Named a Built In Chicago Moxie Awards Finalist in Three Categories

Rise has been recognized as a 2016 Moxie Awards finalist for Digital Agency of the Year and Best Company Culture. Its CEO, Jon Morris, is also in the running for CEO of the Year.

May 18, 2016

Rise Interactive Recognized by Globee Awards as One of the Nation's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

In recognition of its rapid growth in 2015, Rise was named among the fastest-growing private companies in North America.

May 16, 2016

Rise Interactive Named One of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies for the Third Consecutive Year

The National Association of Business Resources named Rise to the 2016 list of Chicago's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, honoring the agency for its commitment to excellence in human resource practices and employee enrichment.

May 11, 2016

Built In Chicago Helps Rise Tell the Story Behind Its Bootstrapped Agency

Jon Morris, CEO of Rise Interactive, shares details about how Rise maintains its focus to remain bootstrapped.

May 9, 2016

Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation Team Shares a Peek into Rise's Office

Blue Sky Innovation includes Rise in its round-up of the 50 most awesome things in Chicago tech offices.

May 2, 2016

Rise Recognized by the Stevie Awards for Rapid Growth

The Stevie Awards' American Business Awards recently named Rise one of the Fastest Growing Tech Companies of the Year for its explosive growth in 2015.

April 26, 2016

Rise Interactive and the American Egg Board Named Winners of The Communicator Awards

Rise and the American Egg Board were honored with an award of distinction for our work on the Incredible Egg website redesign.

April 8, 2016

Rise and the American Egg Board are Recognized with Hermes Creative Award

Rise Interactive's work on the American Egg Board's Incredible Egg website redesign has been recognized with a gold Hermes Creative Award.

April 5, 2016

Rise Interactive Enters Partnership with Conversion Logic

Conversion Logic, the media industry's most accurate cross-channel attribution provider, has teamed up with Rise to provide advanced attribution technology to marketers.

April 4, 2016

Rise Earns Recognition from the Internet Advertising Competition

The Internet Advertising Competition recently honored Rise for its work on the American Egg Board's Incredible Egg website redesign.

March 23, 2016

Rise Interactive Named a Top Search Marketing Agency

Rise was named Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Search Marketing Agencies, Q1 2016 report.

March 21, 2016

Rise Works with Lotame to Extend DMP Audiences into Prospecting

Erik Severinghaus, Rise's VP of personalization, shares how Rise is using Lotame's DMP to reach the most relevant audiences.

March 10, 2016

Built In Chicago Mentions Rise's Head of Personalization as a Leader in Chicago Tech

VP of Personalization Erik Severinghaus is listed as one of 50 Northwestern alumni behind some of Chicago's top companies.

February 24, 2016

Built In Chicago Explains How Rise's Workplace Culture is Disrupting The Daily Grind

Find out more about Rise Interactive's data-driven company culture and laser focus on employee satisfaction.

January 25, 2016

Rise's CEO is Named One of Axial's Growth 100

Jon Morris, CEO of Rise Interactive, was recognized on Axial's Growth 100 list, which recognizes leaders of growth and innovation from around the country.

January 14, 2016

Built In Chicago Shares How Rise Keeps Its Employees Happy and Healthy

Find out more about the health initiatives Rise Interactive has in place for its employees. 

January 8, 2016

Rise and the American Egg Board win 2016 AVA Digital Award

Rise's work on the American Egg Board's Incredible Egg website redesign has gained recognition from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, naming it a gold winner in the AVA Digital Awards competition. 

December 22, 2015

Built In Chicago Offers a Sneak Peek Into How Rise Celebrates The Holiday Season

From its holiday party to its annual in-office Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, Rise shares the details of its month-long holiday celebration.

December 18, 2015

Rise Elevated to Adobe Business Solution Partner

Rise recently reached Strategic Adobe Partnership level, a rank achieved only by select organizations. The partnership helps Rise advance its long-standing relationship Adobe.

December 9, 2015

Rise is Named as One of the Nation’s Best & Brightest

Rise Interactive was recently named to the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list for the third consecutive year.

December 8, 2015

Built In Chicago Highlights Rise’s Acquisition of SimpleRelevance

Find out what Rise Interactive shared about how it’s ramping up its personalization efforts with the acquisition of personalization platform leader, SimpleRelevance

December 7, 2015

Rise Interactive Acquires Personalization Leader SimpleRelevance

Rise shares more about its acquisition of SimpleRelevance, a Chicago-based platform that personalizes marketing messages using machine learning, and how it will enhance its personalization capabilities.

December 2, 2015

Chicago Inno Names Rise as One of the City’s 50 on Fire

Rise was named as one of 50 Chicago companies heating up the city in the marketing and advertising category at the 2015 50 on Fire event.

November 18, 2015

Deloitte Lists Rise as a 2015 Technology Fast 500 Company

Deloitte recognized Rise for its rapid growth, naming the agency to its North America Technology Fast 500 list for the third consecutive year.

November 16, 2015

Rise is an Ad Age Best Place to Work in Advertising and Media

Ad Age named its top 50 Best Places to Work, including Rise Interactive as the only Chicago-based company on the list.

November 13, 2015

The Chicago Tribune Names Rise a Top 100 Workplace

Rise Interactive was named to this year's Chicago Tribune listing of the city's top workplaces, ranking #35 in the small business category.

November 13, 2015

Deloitte Ranks Rise on the Technology Fast 500 List for the Third Time

Rise is one of 11 Chicago companies on the 2015 Technology Fast 500 North America list.

November 6, 2015

Chicago Inno Highlights Rise as a 50 on Fire Finalist

Rise is profiled by Chicago Inno as one of the 10 companies and people heating up marketing and advertising in Chicago.

November 1, 2015

Rise Interactive is Recognized with a MarCom Award for its WebDev Work with the American Egg Board

Rise was recently named a gold winner for the 2015 MarCom Awards for its Incredible Egg brand website redesign.

October 30, 2015

Rise is featured by Built In Chicago for Its Unique Halloween Celebration

Built In Chicago recognized Rise Interactive along with 16 other tech companies in Chicago, highlighting its festive Halloween event.

October 15, 2015

Rise Interactive Makes Built In Chicago's Top 100 Digital Companies List for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Rise jumped 13 spots from its previous ranking on Built In Chicago's annual list of the city's top 100 digital companies, landing at #64 for 2015.

October 14, 2015

Chicago Inno Names Rise a 50 on Fire Finalist

Rise Interactive was recognized as a finalist in the Marketing and Advertising category for the inaugural Chicago Inno 50 on Fire competition.

October 8, 2015

Rise is Ranked Fourth on ICIC and Fortune Magazine’s Inner City 100 List

Rise Interactive was one of 11 Chicago companies named to the 2015 Inner City 100 list as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the nation for the third consecutive year.

October 3, 2015

Rise’s CEO, Jon Morris, Shares Rise’s Secret to Hiring Great Talent with Crain’s Chicago Business

Rise Interactive’s CEO recently chatted with Crain’s to explain how the agency works to build a great team.

October 1, 2015

Rise Wins a 2015 IMA IMPACT Award

Rise and Northeastern University were recently recognized by the Internet Marketing Association for excellence in paid search.

October 1, 2015

Rise’s SVP of Marketing Shares the Importance of a Data-Driven Content Marketing Strategy

Brad Messinger, SVP of marketing for Rise, explains how marketers can use data to develop a solid content marketing strategy in the October issue of Chief Content Officer.

September 28, 2015

Rise Interactive and the American Egg Board Win OMMA Award for Website Excellence

MediaPost recently honored Rise for its work on the American Egg Board's Incredible Egg website redesign.

September 24, 2015

From Gritty to Pretty: Rise Shares Its Office Story with Built In Chicago

Rise Interactive shares more about its growth and office transformation over its 11 years in a feature by Built In Chicago.

September 24, 2015

Rise Interactive Wins Digiday Signal Award

Rise was recently honored by Digiday as the Best Search Advertising Platform in recognition of its innovation in search technology.

September 3, 2015

Rise Interactive and Northeastern University Named Finalists for the US Search Awards

PubCon recently named Rise and Northeastern as finalists in the Best PPC category for this year's U.S. Search Awards competition.

September 1, 2015

Inc. Names Rise One of the Nation's Fastest Growing Companies for the Sixth Straight Year

In recognition of its tremendous growth, Rise Interactive earned a spot on the 2015 Inc. 500|5000 list for the sixth consecutive year

September 1, 2015

MediaPost Recognizes Rise and Incredible Egg for an Egg-Cellent Website Redesign

Rise Interactive was recently named a finalist for this year's OMMA Awards for Website Excellence, in recognition of its work with the American Egg Board's Incredible Egg brand.