Rise Interactive

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Rise Interactive
Type Private
Industry Digital Marketing and Interactive Investment Management
Founded 2004
Founders Jon Morris
Key people Jack Kraft (Senior Advisor)
Products Digital media services, analytics
Website riseinteractive.com

Rise Interactive is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency and Interactive Investment Management (IIM) firm which specializes in digital media and analytics for Fortune 1000 companies.[1][2][3] In 2012, the company ranked in the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies and in 2013 became a Client Advisor Award winner in the category of Midsize Professional Services Firms.[4][5] The CEO of Rise Interactive is Jon Morris.[6][7]

History[edit]

CEO Jon Morris founded Rise Interactive in 2004 to teach traditional marketers how to manage Internet marketing campaigns.[7][8] Soon after, it expanded from a teaching organization into a search engine marketing agency for small businesses in Chicago before eventually developing into a digital marketing agency for Fortune 1000 companies.[8][9]

The company began to offer Custom Google Analytics Installation in 2009.[9]

In early 2012, the company moved its headquarters to the Chicago Loop.[10]

In September 2012, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listed Rise Interactive among the top twenty companies which would bring 2,000 new jobs to the area by 2015.[11] The following month, Rise Interactive analyzed the paid search marketing strategies of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during the presidential campaign.[12][13]

Product[edit]

Rise Interactive is a digital marketing agency and Interactive Investment Management Firm that specializes in digital media and web analytics. Its services include Paid Search, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Web Analytics, Link Building, Display, Email, Mobile, Affiliate and Social Media.[7][14][15]

Leadership[edit]

CEO Jon Morris developed the idea for Rise Interactive while working on an MBA from the University of Chicago. Previously, Morris founded the interactive agency Net Traffic and managed the internet marketing department for Ketchum Directory Advertising. He writes a column for Inc.com called Rise Above It. [2][16] In 1999, the Chicago Sun Times named Morris one of Chicago's top 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30.[7]

Senior Advisor Jack Kraft was the former COO of the Leo Burnett Company, a multinational advertising agency.[15]

Partnerships[edit]

NorthShore University HealthSystem[edit]

Rise Interactive and NorthShore University HealthSystem, a Chicago-based healthcare delivery system, developed a Digital Marketing Partnership in October 2011.[17]

Google Analytics[edit]

In May 2012, Rise Interactive became a Google Analytics Certified Partner.[18] In December of that same year, the company partnered with competitive price intelligence company 360pi. The purpose of the partnership was to increase online conversion rates by combining the strengths of the two companies.[19]

Awards[edit]

  • 2004
    • University of Chicago New Venture Challenge, Second Place Annual Business Plan Competition [20]
  • 2010
    • #19 on the Inc. list of Fastest Growing Private Chicago Companies [21]
  • 2011
    • #505 on Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000[5]
  • 2012
    • #15 on the 2012 Fortune Inner City 100, a list of the fastest growing companies in the country [22]
    • #446 Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000[5]
    • #51 Inc. Top 100 Advertising and Marketing Companies [5]
    • #21 Five Elms Capital Flyover50 [23]
    • Finalist, ITA CityLIGHTS Awards, New Concept Award category[24]
    • #34 Website Magazine’s Top 50 Search Marketing Agencies[25]
    • #73 on Built in Chicago’s The Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago[26]
  • 2013
    • Client Advisor Award Winner, Midsize Professional Services Firm [4]
    • #14 on the 2013 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest growing companies in the country [27]
    • Winner, Built in Chicago’s Moxie Awards, Digital Agency of the Year category[28]

External links[edit]

Company Website: http://www.riseinteractive.com/

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin McKeough (21 Jan 2013). "Digital marketing jobs are on the rise". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Jon Morris (29 Jan 2013). "5 Tips Every Start-up Should Follow". Inc. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rise Interactive: The life of a Website". Chicago Ideas. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Seventh Annual Client Advisor Awards". Client Advisor Awards. 31 Jan 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Rise Interactive Company Profile". Inc. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Some Employers Just Can’t Fill Good Jobs". CBS Chicago. 8 Feb 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d "SUCCESS SECRETS OF AMERICA’S FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES – Jon Morris of Rise Interactive". Get America Growing. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Kevin McKeough (29 Sep 2012). "When growth brings groans". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Pat Romanski (30 Sep 2009). "Rise Interactive Offers Custom Google Analytics Installation". SOA World Magazine. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Reed Construction selected for renovation to marketing firm’s new space at 1 S. Wacker". Rejournals. 8 Feb 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  11. ^ John Presta (24 Sep 2012). "Mayor Emanuel announces 20 Chicago technology companies to create 2,000 new jobs". The Examiner. 
  12. ^ David Wallace (25 Oct 2012). "Obama vs. Romney: A Paid Search Marketing Match-Up". Infographic Journal. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  13. ^ Brian Womack. "Brand Hijacking Means Romney’s Voters Confused With Obama". Bloomberg. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rise Interactive Company Profile". Built in Chicago. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Rise Interactive". CrunchBase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Jon Morris (17 Jan 2013). "Death Wish? Discuss Politics at Work". Inc. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Rise Interactive and NorthShore University HealthSystem Enter Digital Marketing Partnership". 27 Oct 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rise Interactive, Internet Marketing Agency, Now Offers Custom Google Analytics Installation". HPC wire. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "360pi Announces Partnership with Rise Interactive". 360pi. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "2004 Traditional NVC Winners". University of Chicago. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Rise Interactive Named 19th Fastest Growing Private Company in Chicago Area". Market Wired. 24 Aug 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "100 fastest growing inner city businesses". CNN Money. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Flyover50 Honorees". Five Elms Capital. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "Illinois Technology Association Announces Finalists for 13th Annual CityLIGHTS Awards Gala". Illinois Tech. 27 Apr 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Website Magazine's Top 50 Search Marketing Agencies". Netmark. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  26. ^ "The Top 100 Digital Companies". Built In Chicago. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Inner City 100 2013". CNN Money. 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Announcing The 2013 Moxie Award Winners". Built In Chicago. June 21, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2013.