Category: Advice

PR & Marketing Tips For Covid-19 and Beyond


Actions to Take, Tools to Use

These are challenging times. And, for many, facing the uncertainty of when this pandemic will end and what its ultimate impact will be is even more difficult than social distancing.

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Social Media Strategy in the Modern Era

Natalie Colby leads Sparkpr’s South Africa office as a social media specialist. She has identified best practices for creating successful social media strategies in the modern era. In this blog, she explores these steps to success by detailing successful campaigns that greatly impacted previous Sparkpr clients.

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New rules for venture capital?


Evolving to impact: A trend to watch among VC firms this decade

Tim Turpin, Spark’s VC practice group leader since 2007, has observed a positive new trend in this industry: VCs are evolving their models to have greater social and/or environmental impact. In this blog, the first in a series, he explores this trend and explains the impetus behind it.

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PR Measurement 101: Advancement

Effectively measuring public relations programs is still considered a challenge by many PR practitioners. In order to overcome this challenge, we have decided to write a three-part blog series (Principles, Essentials, Advancement) that outlines key measurement areas that can help every PR practitioner institute and practice a PR measurement program for any type of client.    

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PR Measurement 101: Essentials

Effectively measuring public relations programs is still considered a challenge by many PR practitioners. In order to overcome this challenge, we have decided to write this PR Measurement 101 three-part blog series (Principles, Essentials, Advancement) that outlines key measurement areas that can help every PR practitioner institute and practice a measurement program for any type of client.    

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PR Measurement 101: Principles

Even in 2018, effectively measuring public relations programs is still considered a challenge by many PR practitioners. In order to overcome this challenge, we have decided to write a three-part blog series (Principles, Essentials, Advancement) that outlines key measurement areas that can help every PR practitioner institute and practice a measurement program for any type of client.    

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Why the Time Has Come to Market a VC Firm with Purpose

In today’s world, consumers increasingly vote with their wallet – choosing companies they respect and chose to support over companies that do not align with their world view. In a recent article, “Competing on Social Purpose,” the Harvard Business Review provided an excellent overview of what sets great consumer companies’ outward story apart from the rest, and strategies for growing a brand that matters.

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4 Focus Areas for Cryptocurrency Marketing

With so many cryptocurrencies launching and gaining prominence in headlines, it’s time to get more sophisticated with cryptocurrency marketing. Instead of relying on industry hype, crypto companies need to build their distinct message and project it into the larger blockchain conversation.

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Influencer Marketing is Dead. Long Live Influencer Relations!

86% of marketers1 have used influencer marketing to move beyond corporate speak and build a more authentic brand. However, as influencer marketing gets more and more popular, a less-effective transactional approach to the method is on the rise.

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How to Avoid Being Called a Scam: 10 Tips Every Blockchain & Crypto Company Needs to Know

Even as blockchain and cryptocurrency gain traction after exploding in popularity, many companies in these fields share a common experience upon announcing their launch: being called a scam.

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