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Our 10 Year History
Mike Stewart and John O’Grady have been helping local businesses grow for nearly two decades, most notably while at Verizon & SuperPages.com.
In early 2015 the pair started working together on a standard that, when applied, reliably generates enough phone calls, foot traffic and leads to grow a local business within a couple of months with zero ad spend.
Rise Local is different by design. We deliver 100% of the solution at a fraction of what it would cost to build your own in-house marketing team. We built and perfected our all-in-one solution for hosting and server architecture, local presence management, SEO campaign support, and the web content and media production your company needs to Rise to the top.
If you are a local business owner ready to take your business to the next level we can help. Give us a call at 214-267-9553 and let’s get you doing local media the Rise Local way.
Meet Our Web Marketing Team
The innovative team at the Rise Local digital marketing operations center
Each team member-a ground-breaking innovator in their own field-works together in pioneering creative ways to tell your story, blending strategy with expertise. The Rise Local team of leaders each
CEO & Co-Founder
John straddles a thin line between running the business and directing the operations. He is a team leader with a passion for innovation and platform improvements.
SMU Cox Executive MBA Program graduate and experienced working in the stack. He focuses his time overseeing the Rise Local marketing operations command center as CEO of Status26.
CMO & Co-Founder
A true entrepreneur at heart, Mike is a 20-year veteran of local media. You won’t find a marketer more dedicated to your success than Mike. He is a multi-talented sales pro.
Mike was a local search expert witness, industry speaker for link building and local search as well as Board Member for many years with the DFWSEM.
Social Media Manager
To keep the content publishing drum beating in rhythm, it really pays to have organizational superpowers. Chandler keeps her email inbox close to empty.
Chandler’s special skills are in knowing just the right thing to say for our customers on social media and content marketing.
– Mike Stewart
Website Developer / Field Producer
Ruben doesn’t fear failure, tackles digital marketing problems head on and never gives up. He is a real team player and drives the creative standard at Rise Local. He is a multifaceted creative producer with a big heart.
Sr Editor Copywriter
Veteran freelance writer and proofreading connoisseur. Janna puts in writing the formula for client marketing. Never duplicating local SEO copy.
Janna really loves to create content ideas that help tell the story and improve the customer experience. SEO results are a byproduct of publishing really great content.
– Mike Stewart
Paid Media Expert
Since 2004, Kevin stayed up-to-date on the latest tricks, tools, and trends in digital marketing and especially paid search. He is an expert at making clients more money.
Kevin is a respected paid search and paid social speaker at industry conferences like PubCon and State of Search.
Sr Graphic Designer / Photographer
Specialized but not limited to print graphic design, Jessica brings creative thoughts and applies them to the companies she helps to grow.
Jessica also captures media to support marketing campaigns for the Rise Local team.
– John O’Grady
A developer, engineer, creator. Ben builds engaging and interactive platforms from the ground up. He is a WordPress master of content publishing, theme conversion, and content layout + design.
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