Rise Interactive is a digital marketing agency, specializing in media, analytics, and customer experience. The agency is a strategic partner, helping marketing leaders make smarter investment decisions, grounded in data insights. Rise manages enterprise-level analytics and campaigns across all channels of digital marketing.

Associate Director, Digital Strategy at Rise Interactive


Rise Interactive (http://www.riseinteractive.com), a rapidly growing full service digital advertising agency, is looking to hire an Associate Director, Digital Strategy. We are seeking a detail-oriented tenacious self-starter that thrives in an entrepreneurial culture to help us grow our quickly expanding Fortune 500 client base.

Summary and Scope

The Associate Director, Digital Strategy will be responsible for selling Internet marketing services to Sr. leaders in fortune 2000 companies. This is an enterprise level sales gig. The Associate Director, Digital Strategy will have full cycle sales responsibilities, but you will not be alone in your selling efforts. We work in a team-selling environment. Rise pours its top talents and resources into every deal. You will also be supported by our 3 headed lead generating monster, which includes our business development reps, our aggressive marketing campaigns, and our global partnerships group. We are flush with new opportunity and we need a rock star dealmaker to help round out our team.


Why Rise

  • Fast growing company with an expanding list of Fortune 500 clients
  • Great Salary and Benefits Package
  • Casual Work Environment
  • Great Opportunities for Growth
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Award winning digital strategy team




  • Collaborate with the Digital team and agency cross-functional teams on the development of digital marketing campaign concepts and strategies for clients; be able to speak to the unique ways different digital strategies work within a campaign structure
  • Acquire sales meetings through primarily direct sales methodologies, i.e. telemarketing and e-mail
  • Develop and cultivate leads from multiple methods – networking, trade resources, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Meet individual quarterly and annual sales / marketing goals
  • Serve as a liaison between Company and targeted client prospects
  • Communicate ongoing contact/sales activities through Sales Pipeline Report, Budget Estimates and Call Reports
  • Display a thorough understanding of assigned target industries and Company's competitive advantages
  • Stay current on changes and best practices in Internet marketing
  • Listen to, identify and understand prospects' viewpoint and tailor communication to meet prospect needs and expectations
  • Manage assigned consultants
  • Responsible for sales material development, proposal development, Digital media plans, presentation development (including the development of comprehensive contracts to support our formal Digital proposals)
  • Manage the sales process including: sourcing, qualification, strategy and fulfillment and close


Required Skills

  • 7+ years sales experience required – preferably online advertising, direct marketing, internet marketing or e-commerce industries
  • 4+ years of selling to enterprise level clients
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Exceptional research, analytic, presentation and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • High competency level in Google Apps Suite, including Gmail, Google Docs, etc., as well as Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Proven track record of sales success
  • Deeply familiar and passionate about the World Wide Web and online marketing
  • Able to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity
  • Success in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Master the following skills for this position:
  • Rise Culture
  • Rise Products
  • Rise Sales Process
  • Sandler Sales Process
  • CRM Process
  • Prospecting Methods
  • Networking
  • Coaching Customer Pain
  • Identifying Customer Decision Processes
  • Create/Present Audits
  • Create/Present SOWs
  • Meet individual quarterly and annual sales goals
  • Communicate ongoing contact/sales activities through Sales Pipeline Report and Call Reports
  • Display a thorough understanding of assigned target industries and Company's competitive advantages
  • Stay current on changes and best practices in Internet marketing

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Company Reviews

"There is just something in the atmosphere here that seems to have every single person excited about achieving superior performance and remarkable results for our clients, while also helping this company become the best it can be.."
Connor D.
Associate Manager, Global Partnerships
at Rise Interactive
“The main differentiator at Rise is the people and the passion they bring to the job. Everyone comes here every day to give 100% and provide the best possible experience for our clients."
Jocelyn S.
Senior Account Executive
at Rise Interactive
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Why work with us
Currently, we’re over 200-strong and growing. Our extensive recruiting process, which includes a pre-interview analytics exam, ensures our agency is filled with smart, data-driven individuals. We know that having a committed, and curious team is key – and we strive to provide a nurturing, energizing workplace. We’ve been recognized with many accolades for our culture, including the National Best & Brightest Places to Work For list four years in a row. Along with our dedication to hiring Chicago’s most tech-savvy and quantitatively-minded talent, we also love being part of the city’s technology community. We’re proud to have been recognized by Built in Chicago as a Top 100 Digital Employer for the last five years. We’re also a previous Chicago Innovation Award winner, and our CEO has been named to Techweek100’s list twice. To top it off, Rise is located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, with close proximity to public transportation, and convenient access to stores and restaurants.
As a fast-growing company, our commitment to culture runs deep and continues to grow and evolve based on employees’ needs. We know that a healthy, positive culture results in an innovative and productive team, and we invest in making Rise a top place to work. We are committed to providing ongoing training and development opportunities, both inside and outside of the office. We also offer employees an open and collaborative environment, providing a workspace that has no true barriers, and that really fosters the creativity of each individual. From celebrating award wins and agency accomplishments, to arcade games and Beer Fridays, and frequent team-building events in our office lounge, we always encourage collaboration and camaraderie among our employees. Risers believe in working hard and playing hard – and it shows in our ability to deliver top results for our clients, while having fun.
Perks & Benefits
Quarterly Happy Hours
Beer Fridays
Casual Work Environment
Robust health, vision, and dental benefits
Paid Time Off & Company Holidays
Alternative Seating & Work Spaces
Training & Development Resources
Volunteer Opportunities
Comprehensive Savings Program

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