Category: Advice

How to Measure the ROI of Social Media Marketing

According to SimplyMeasured’s 2016 State of Social Marketing Annual Report, 61% of social marketers claim their greatest challenge is measuring ROI, and only 9% are able to quantify the revenue driven by social marketing.

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Top 10 Media Interview Tips: What to Do and What to Avoid

So, you’ve got an interview lined up, whether it be for print or screen, and you want to brush up on the best way to answer a journalist’s questions. Read these top 10 media interview tips to learn what to do and what to avoid while giving a media interview.

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How to Start Podcasting for Brands

Lots of companies have been wondering how to get started in podcasting for brands. What do I talk about? How do I talk to guests? How do I get followers?

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Am I A Brand? Where Personal & Company Branding Collide

Am I a brand? Are YOU a brand? That’s what we’re asking on this episode of Spark Talks. Head of Strategy Marco Iannucci explains why the answer goes far deeper than a simple "yes" and runs through the latest examples of CEOs blending their personal branding with their companies' brands, usually for the worse.

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What Brands Can Learn From the Pepsi Ad Debacle

You must have heard of this whole Pepsi ad debacle: Pepsi released an ad that attempted to appear in touch with today’s youths by showing Kendall Jenner walking off her modeling job to join a social justice protest.

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4 Ways to Communicate Clearly to Get More Business

Have you ever been in a situation where, no matter how hard you listen, you can’t understand what someone is trying to say? Have you ever stopped reading an article because the language was just too dense and technical?

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8 Marketing and PR Tools We Love

Because of the whirlwind of online tools to choose from that complement and enhance marketing and PR campaigns, we asked our team members which tools make the biggest difference in helping clients reach their goals.

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Getting it Right: Differences Between Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics (GOST)

Get these four concepts right and you will be on your way to building and maintaining a successful business. Marco Iannucci, Spark’s Head of Strategy, explains the (often times confusing) differences between Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics (GOST).

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6 Things to Remember While Launching a Product

Getting ready to launch a new product? Maybe this is your first time or maybe you are ready to learn from your last launch and improve this time around for better results.

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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Agency Relationship

You’ve signed the contract and now you have your very own PR/Marketing agency at your fingertips. While you and your agency representative may both have some great ideas for getting attention on your company, you will want to get the most out of the projects you work on with the team. Follow these tips in order to get the most for your money:

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