Rise Interactive Makes Search-Marketing History with First-Ever Perfect Score at 2018 Search Engine Land Awards

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Quad/Graphics’ Digital Marketing Agency Recognized for Search Marketing Expertise; Named Agency of the Year in Large Agency SEM Category

Rise Interactive Also Makes Repeat Appearance on Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50

Sussex, Wis. – Rise Interactive (“Rise”), one of the fastest-growing digital marketing agencies in the world majority owned by Quad/Graphics (“Quad”), made search marketing history with the first-ever perfect score for its entry at the 2018 Search Engine Land Awards. The awards, which recognize top performers in the SEO and SEM communities, were announced earlier this month at the SMX Advanced Conference in Seattle. 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 & CEO of Quad/Graphics. “Together with Rise we are helping our clients reduce complexity while increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their marketing efforts. We have the ability to delivery highly relevant, consistent messages – at scale – to consumers across digital and print channels. This supports Quad’s long-standing objective to create a better way for our clients.”

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.

Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50

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. “We feel fortunate to continue to serve some of the most admired brands in the world, and look forward to even more growth in the coming years.”

Crain's vetted 125 applications to find this year’s Fast 50. Rise Interactive is only one of nine companies to make three or more consecutive appearances on the list. For the full list of the 2018 Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, visit http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/fast-50



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