Published: Jun 21, 2012
Last Updated: Dec 3, 2017

This month marks our fifth anniversary working with next-generation outplacement services leader RiseSmart. We pride ourselves on our long-standing client relationships, and RiseSmart serves as a perfect example of this commitment.

We’ve worked with RiseSmart since shortly after its founding in 2007, guiding its online marketing, social media and public relations efforts. Our partnership has helped the company land $11.85 million in venture and angel financing, coverage three times in The Wall Street Journal, and attention from hundreds of media outlets nationwide. Our annual Super Bowl predictions based on the unemployment rates of the competing cities attracts coverage across the country year after year.

Through our combined efforts, RiseSmart is widely recognized as an up-and-coming provider of B2B outplacement solutions, with regular coverage in leading publications such as HR Magazine, Human Resource Executive, The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, MSNBC, CNBC, Mashable, VentureBeat, Kiplinger's, Marie Claire, and many others. The Idea Grove’s social media efforts have led top industry influencers such as Bill Kutik, Naomi Bloom, Gautam Ghosh and others to post comments on the company’s blog and re-tweet its online conversations.

The Idea Grove also has helped RiseSmart to secure a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards, TiE and the U.S. Commerce Association.

It’s been an exciting and fruitful five years, and we look forward to the new heights we’ll reach with RiseSmart in the future. Thank you to Sanjay Sathe and his passionate, results-driven team for making this such a successful partnership.

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Scott Baradell
Scott Baradell
Trust expert Scott Baradell is CEO and founder of Idea Grove. Idea Grove helps its clients secure trust at scale through its unique Grow With TRUST approach. Scott is an established authority on trust and editor of the online publication Trust Signals, as well as author of the upcoming book Trust Signals: Brand Building in a Post-Truth World. Idea Grove celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, earning honors including the 2020 Pegasus Award for Small Agency of the Year, being named a Top 200 B2B service provider by Clutch, and ranking in the top 25 tech agencies in the U.S. by O'Dwyer's. Scott has an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and speaks on PR and marketing topics at industry events nationwide.

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