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.

Business Development Representative at Rise Interactive


Rise Interactive (http://www.riseinteractive.com), a rapidly growing full service interactive advertising agency, is looking to hire a Business Development Representative. We are looking for a detail-oriented, highly motivated and tenacious individual that is excited about getting involved in an entrepreneurial company with an expanding Fortune 500 client base.

 Summary and Scope:

 The Business Development Representative will be report to the Director of Digital Strategy, and will be responsible for sourcing new opportunities through prospecting outreach AND supporting the strategic recommendations that will achieve goals set forth by our enterprise clients. This includes but is not limited to research, campaign audits, media planning, presentation development, proposal/RFP development and more. This individual will be highly consultative, and have experience selling their data-driven ideas into senior marketing leadership at large organizations. This is a unique and rare opportunity to participate in both an inside sales and consulting role with long term career development opportunities.


  • Generate new business opportunities through cold calling, qualifying, and other sales techniques within our core target audience
  • 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
  • Manage the sales process including: sourcing, qualification, strategy and fulfillment and close


Required Skills:

  • 1+ years of experience with client prospecting: cold calling, research, list building, target research
  • Technology, media, or agency experience strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional research, analytic, presentation and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • High competency level in Google Apps Suite including: Google Mail (Gmail), Google Docs, as well as Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Success in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Extremely ambitious and hard working
  • Results-and detail-oriented
  • Deeply familiar and passionate about the World Wide Web and online marketing
  • Able to work with minimal supervision while maintaining focus and productivity
  • Flexible. Able to quickly adapt to new situations
  • Highly analytical, problem solver that can complete tasks independently
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional ability to manage time and prioritize tasks
  • Knowledge of digital marketing, social media and analytics
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced performance driven environment
  • The ability to work in a team environment and follow proven processes


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"A culture of innovation is not just encouraged, it's contagious."
Jess K.
Internet Marketing Associate, Social Media
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."
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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 three 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 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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