Who We Are

Strategically aligned to grow your business.

Who We Are

We are a data-driven marketing agency built on more than a decade of experience working with leading global brands.

Riser was founded in 2002 in Los Angeles, California. Shortly after inception, the agency moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where it benefits from a booming technology industry and a highly educated populous. We provide marketing solutions and creative services with a focus on brand engagement and monetary return on investment.

 

Leadership

Michael Janda, Chief Executive Officer

Michael founded Riser in 2002 following his service as a Senior Creative Director at Fox. He is a studio art graduate from Indiana University. In 2013 Michael’s book, Burn Your Portfolio, was published by Peachpit Press. He continues to serve as RiSER’s CEO where he establishes the company’s vision and acts in an ambassadorial role for the business. For more information about Michael, please visit his personal site.

Kris Kristensen Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer

Kris serves as CSO where he manages Riser’s Strategy Team. The Strategy Team is dedicated to the consultation and establishment of comprehensive strategic solutions for Riser’s clients. With a Ph.D. in psychology and more than 20 years of business, management, and leadership experience, Kris is not only someone we want on our team, he’s someone you’ll want on your team too.

Industries We Serve

We create brand engagement across a wide range of industries. Whether your company produces Scooby Snacks, Tiddlywinks or something in between, we can help drive traffic to your brand. Listed below are a few of the verticals in which we have robust experience.

  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Nonprofit
  • Education
  • Sport
  • Financial
  • Music
  • Kids & Teens
  • Food & Beverage
  • B2B
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Industrial

Clients

We provide creative and marketing services to a wide variety of clients all over the nation. Big companies, small companies, and “non-companies” just getting started have all found benefits from engaging with our team. Here are just a few of the companies we are proud to call clients.

 

Accolades

  • 2015 – Best of State Award (Graphic Design)
  • 2015 – Best of State Award (Interactive Multimedia)
  • 2014 – Best of State Award (Graphic Design)
  • 2014 – Best of State Award (Web Design)
  • 2014 – Best of State Award (Interactive Multimedia)
  • 2013 – Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation #1657
  • 2013 – Best of State Award (Graphic Design)
  • 2013 – Best of State Award (Web Design)
  • 2013 – Best of State Award (Interactive Multimedia)
  • 2013 – AIGA 100 Award of Merit for Genographic Project Website created for National Geographic
  • 2012 – UV50 14th Fastest Growing Company in Utah Valley
  • 2012 – Best of State Award (Graphic Design)
  • 2012 – Best of State Award (Web Design)
  • 2012 – Best of State Award (Interactive Multimedia)
  • 2011 – Michael Janda: BusinessQ Mag Cover Utah Valley’s 10 Coolest Entrepreneurs
  • 2011 – Awwwards Site of the Day
  • 2011 – Best of State Statue (BOSS) in the Science and Technology Category
  • 2011 – Best of State Award (Graphic Design)
  • 2011 – Best of State Award (Web Design)
  • 2011 – Best of State Award (Interactive Multimedia)
  • 2011 – FWA Award for Tropican Tropolis Website created for Pepsi
  • 2010 – Michael Janda: BusinessQ Magazine’s “40 Under 40”
  • 2010 – Art-Spire 100 Best Digital Agencies in the World
  • 2010 – BusinessQ Magazine “Best Website” in Utah Valley
  • 2010 – Best of State Award (Graphic Design)
  • 2009 – Best of State Award (Graphic Design)
  • 2009 – Utah Business Magazine Fast 50, 25th Fastest Growing Company in Utah
  • 2009 – MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100 Award, 36th Fastest Growing Company in Utah
  • 2009 – UV50 23rd Fastest Growing Company in Utah Valley
  • 2009 – Gold Addy for Warner Bros. Lego Batman Website
  • 2009 – Addy Award Judge’s Choice for Warner Bros. Lego Batman Website
  • 2008 – CSS Hive Top 10 List
  • 2008 – MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100 Award, 43rd Fastest Growing Company in Utah
  • 2008 – UV50 17th Fastest Growing Company in Utah Valley
  • 2007 – CSS Mania Top 10 Best Designed Sites of the Year
  • 2007 – viaVerio Outstanding New Partner Award
  • 2006 – North American Promax/BDA Gold Award for ABC Family “Beautiful People” Website

 

Contact
info@riseragency.com
Twitter: @riseragency
(801) 492-1903
Location
260 South 2500 West, Suite 201
Pleasant Grove, Utah
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