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Rise Interactive
Private
Industry Digital Marketing and Interactive Investment Management
Founded 2004
Founder 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] The agency works as a strategic partner to help marketing leaders make smarter investment decisions.[4] In 2010, the company first ranked in the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies and has made the list for six consecutive years.[4] The CEO of Rise Interactive is Jon Morris.[5][6]

History[edit]

CEO Jon Morris founded Rise Interactive in 2004 to teach traditional marketers how to manage Internet marketing campaigns.[6][7] 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.[7][8]

The company began to offer Custom Google Analytics Installation in 2009.[8]

In early 2012, the company moved its headquarters to the Chicago Loop.[9]

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.[10] The following month, Rise Interactive analyzed the paid search marketing strategies of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during the presidential campaign.[11][12]

In April 2015, the agency expanded its headquarters, more than doubling in size to over 40,000 square feet, and expanding onto a second floor of its building at One South Wacker.[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.[6][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.[6]

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

Media Coverage[edit]

  • 2015
    • Advertising's rising star is hiring (but you probably don't qualify)by Crain's Chicago Business [17]
    • 6 Chicago tech companies hiring right now that will make you want to dust off your resume by Built In Chicago [18]
    • Take a trek around the world at Rise Interactive by the Chicago Tribune [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[22]
  • 2012
    • #15 on the 2012 Fortune Inner City 100, a list of the fastest growing companies in the country [23]
    • #446 Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000[22]
    • #51 Inc. Top 100 Advertising and Marketing Companies [22]
    • #21 Five Elms Capital Flyover50 [24]
    • Finalist, ITA CityLIGHTS Awards, New Concept Award category[25]
    • #34 Website Magazine’s Top 50 Search Marketing Agencies[26]
    • #73 on Built in Chicago’s The Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago[27]
  • 2013
    • Client Advisor Award Winner, Midsize Professional Services Firm [28]
    • #14 on the 2013 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest growing companies in the country [29]
    • Winner, Built in Chicago’s Moxie Awards, Digital Agency of the Year category[30]
    • #108 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 North America list [31]
    • Winner, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For [32]
    • #22 on The Agency Post's Agency 100 List [33]
    • Winner (Gold), Chicago Business Marketing Association Tower Awards, Social Media Category [34]
    • Winner (Bronze), Golden Bridge Awards [35]
    • Winner, Small Business Association Illinois Excellence Award [34]
    • Winner, Internet Marketing Association Impact Award, Website Navigation category [36]
    • #89, Built In Chicago Top 100 Digital Companies [37]
    • #21, Flyover 50 Honoree [38]
    • #25, Lead411 Technology 200 [39]
    • #781, Inc.500|5000 List [40]
  • 2014
    • #77 Built In Chicago Top 100 Digital Companies [41]
    • Finalist, Digiday Retail Awards in Best Use of Data by a Retailer to Drive Sales category [42]
    • Finalist, Digiday Content Marketing Awards, Best Infographic category [43]
    • Finalist, Optimizely Optie Awards with Miami Children's Hospital, Most Dramatic Business Impact [44]
    • #843, Inc.500|5000 List [45]
    • Client Advisor Awards Award Winner [46]
    • Finalist, Shorty Awards [47]
    • Jon Morris, Techweek 100 [48]
    • #27, Jon Morris, Top 40 Digital Strategists in Marketing for 2014 [49]
    • #49 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 North America list [50]
    • #4 on the 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest growing companies in the country [51]
    • Winner, Built in Chicago’s Moxie Awards, Digital Agency of the Year category [52]
    • Winner, 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America [53]
    • Winner, 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Global [54]
    • Winner, Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For [55]
    • Winner, 101 National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For [56]
    • Winner, Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards, Social Media Campaign of the Year [57]
    • Winner, Internet Advertising Competition, Best Family Online Campaign, Best Healthcare Provider Online Campaign category [58]
    • Winner, Hot Companies and Best Awards’ Network Product’s Guide Best Deployments and Case Studies category [59]
    • Winner, Chicago Innovation Awards [60]
    • Winner, eHealthcare Leadership Awards, Best Marketing Campaign [61]
    • Finalist, US Search Awards, Innovation category [62]
    • Winner, Web Health Awards [63]
  • 2015
    • Winner, Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For [64]
    • Winner, Built in Chicago’s Moxie Awards, Digital Agency of the Year category [52]
    • Winner, Globee Awards [65]
    • Jon Morris, Techweek 100 [66]
    • Winner, Local Search Association’s Ad to Action Awards [67]
    • Winner, IT World Awards [68]
    • Winner, CEO World Awards, Jon Morris named CEO of the Year [69]
    • Finalist, DTC Perspectives’ Awards [70]
    • #1465, Inc.500|5000 list [71]
    • Winner, Chicago Inno Coolest Companies [72]
    • Winner, Digital Health Awards (Merit) [73]
    • Winner, AVA Digital Awards [74]
    • Winner, American Business Awards’ Fastest-Growing Tech Company[75]
    • #4, ICIC Inner City 100 list[76]
    • Finalist, Online Retail Awards[77]
    • Winner, Digiday Signal Awards, Best Search Advertising Platform[78]
    • Finalist, Tech In Motion Timmy Awards for Best Technology Work Culture[79]
    • Honorable Mention, PR Daily’s Digital PR & Social Media Awards[80]
    • #35, Small Business, Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces[81]
    • Winner, MediaPost OMMA Awards for Website Excellence[82]
    • Finalist, US Search Awards[83]
    • #265, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 North America list[84]
    • #64, Built In Chicago Top 100 Digital Companies[85]
    • Winner, MarCom Awards, Website Redesign[86]
    • Winner, Internet Marketing Association IMPACT Awards for PPC Campaign[87]
  • 2016
    • Winner, AVA Digital Awards, Website Redesign[88]
    • #17, Crain’s Fast Fifty[89]
    • Winner, Internet Advertising Competition, Best Associations Website[90]
    • #24, ICIC Inner City 100[91]
    • Winner, Hermes Creative Awards, Website Design[92]
    • Winner, Techweek 100[93]
    • Honorable Mention, PR Daily’s Digital PR and Social Media Awards[94]
    • Winner, The Communicator Awards, Website Design[95]
    • Winner, Stevie Awards’ American Business Awards, Fastest-Growing tech company[96]
    • Winner, Chicago’s 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For[97]
    • Winner, Creativity International Awards, Web Design[98]
    • Winner, Built In Chicago Moxie Awards, Digital Agency of the Year[99]
    • Winner, Globee Awards, Fastest-growing Private Company[100]
    • Winner, Consumer World Awards, Product Development Team of the Year[101]
    • Finalist, Online Retail Awards, Jewellery, watches & accessories[102]
    • Winner, CADM Tempo Awards, Integrated Marketing Campaign [103]
    • Winner, Crain’s Tech 50, Jon Morris[104]
    • #1805, Inc.500|5000 list [105]
    • Finalist, Digiday Awards, Best Direct Response Campaign[106]
    • Bronze Winner, Stevie Awards for Great Employers, Achievement in Employee Engagement [107]
    • Winner, Chicago Tribune Top Workplace 2016[108]
    • Winner, WebAward, Outstanding Achievement in Web Development[109]
    • Winner, Internet Marketing Association, Analytics and Measurement SEO[110]
    • Winner, eHealhcare Leadership Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Web Development[111]
    • Finalist, Merrick Momentum Awards[112]
    • Winner, Built In Chicago Top 100 Digital Companies[113]
    • Winner, 2016 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For[114]
  • 2017
    • Winner, 2017 101 Best & Brightest Companies To Work For in Chicago [115]
    • Finalist, Built In Chicago Moxie Awards, Digital Agency of the Year [116]
    • Silver Winner, WOMMY Awards, Advocacy [117]
    • Winner, The Communicator Awards, Online Advertising & Marketing, Campaign B-to-C [118]
    • Honorable Mention, Employee Communication Awards[119]
    • Finalist, DMN Awards[120]

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