Rise Interactive Again Named to the Inc. Magazine Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

Leading Interactive Investment Management firm Ranks No. 505 on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 with 670% 3-year growth rate.

Sep 19, 2011, 17:37 ET from Rise Interactive

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine recently ranked Rise Interactive, a pioneering Interactive Investment Management (IIM) firm, NO. 505 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000 list with a 3-year growth rate of 670 percent, up from 658 percent in the 2010 rankings. In addition, Rise Interactive ranked as the 17th fastest growing company in Chicago and NO. 58 for all Advertising and Marketing firms.

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The Inc. 500|5000 represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Rise Interactive joins other leading companies founded by Chicago Booth entrepreneurs, GrubHub and MuSigma, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.

"We are again honored to be listed as one of the fastest-growing private companies," says Jon Morris, Founder and CEO at Rise Interactive. "It is through the successful relationships we have with our customers and employees that an honor like this is possible."

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

About Rise Interactive
www.riseinteractive.com

Rise Interactive, founded in 2004, arose from the traditional interactive marketing space where it focused on the nine key channels of digital marketing, focused around web analytics and optimization. These channels include Paid Search, SEO, Link Building, Display, Comparison Shopping Engines, Mobile, Affiliate and Social Media. As the company grew and evolved, Rise has transformed into the pioneer of Interactive Investment Management with an unrelenting focus on ROI and better access to analytics. Rise takes a holistic approach that is both channel and technology neutral. Through its research and proprietary technology it has become the trusted advisor in managing the interactive portfolio for some of the world's best known brands including Lexmark, Dale Carnegie Training, Ulta Cosmetics and Abt Electronics.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 22–24, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. For more information about the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

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