Rise Interactive won Best Retail Search Marketing Initiative and was also named Agency of the Year in the Large Agency SEM category.
“It is such an honor for Rise to be recognized by Search Engine Land as SEM Agency of the Year,” said Jon Morris, founder and CEO of Rise Interactive. “This acknowledgement affirms that Rise is delivering truly cutting-edge search strategies that drive business outcomes for our clients. Search will continue to be a channel that we invest heavily in to innovate and differentiate our service offering and solutions.”
Quad/Graphics, a leading marketing solutions provider, has long worked with Rise to orchestrate complex, cross-media programs that give marketers improved predictability and control over the variables that drive consumer response. Quad acquired a non-controlling interest in Rise in July 2016, and a majority ownership stake in March 2018 as part of its ongoing transformation.
“Rise has an extraordinary roster of talent and technology, and we are elated to see our digital marketing agency recognized so prominently for its expertise,” said Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. “Together with Rise we are helping our clients reduce complexity while increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their marketing efforts.”
The Search Engine Land awards are among a long list of honors Rise has earned in recent history. Other awards include recognition in the 2017 Forrester Wave Search Marketing Agencies Report as a Strong Performer and the 2018 Crain’s Chicago Best Places to Work list.
In other news, Crain’s Chicago Business ranked Rise the 43rd fastest-growing company on its annual Fast 50 list, released last week. “This is our third consecutive year on the list, and we remain grateful to our clients who drive our success,” Morris said.