Rise Interactive Added to Growing List of Successful Chicago-born Businesses

Jan 29, 2014, 09:00 ET from Rise Interactive

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rise Interactive, an independently-held digital marketing agency, announced this week that it has surpassed the 100-employee mark, a momentous milestone for the Chicago-based company. The news comes after several key hires join the firm, including marketing leaders from Discover Financial, Empire Today, and Domino's. 

Rise Interactive joins a rapidly growing group of successful Chicago-born businesses. CareerBuilder, Groupon, GrubHub, Orbitz and others all got their starts in Chicago; a city that has become a hot bed for startups. Rise has been acknowledged as a significant member of the Chicago innovation movement, having been recognized for its growth by Deloitte, Fortune, and Inc.

Founder and CEO, Jon Morris, started Rise Interactive after placing second in the New Venture Challenge business plan competition at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Since then, the agency has flourished into a multi-million dollar business with a growing list of Fortune 1000 clients. Rise has accomplished its growth by taking a data-driven approach to marketing, maintaining a razor-sharp focus on client performance, and reinvesting the profits into the business.

Morris credits a great deal of Rise's success to the company's employees. Recently named to the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Rise places incredible weight on attracting top talent from inside and outside the marketing industry. Employee growth has boomed recently, with staff tripling in the last two years alone. The agency projects continued growth and expects the workforce to increase by an additional 40% in 2014.

Earlier this month, employees celebrated the century mark milestone at Rise headquarters where Morris shared a story about how at the start of his journey, his family recommended that he pursue a more traditional career path. "I couldn't be happier to say that instead of following their suggestion, I've been so lucky to have created 100 jobs and counting." He continues, "Your dedication and passion for both our agency and our clients makes me confident in our future and I look forward to what's next for us at Rise Interactive." Morris ended his speech with one of his famous quotes, reminding staff to 'be remarkable.'

Rise Interactive is honored to be part of the growing tech scene in Chicago and to be one of the few to have seen phenomenal growth and significant success without outside investors.

About Rise Interactive

Rise Interactive is a digital marketing agency that specializes in media mix optimization and marketing intelligence. A strategic partner that helps marketing leaders make smarter investment decisions grounded in data insights. Some clients of Rise include Ulta Beauty, DeVry, Reynolds Consumer Products, Cache, Country Financial, and Allstate Motor Club, among others. For more information, visit www.riseinteractive.com or follow the company on Twitter @riseinteractive.

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