Category: Advice

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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6 Tips for Choosing the Right Agency

You’ve made the leap: your executive team has finally decided to hire a PR and Marketing firm. How do you choose the perfect firm for your business, though? After all, there are thousands of agencies in the United States alone. Here are some tips to help you evaluate the agencies you consider along your PR and marketing journey:

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How Brands are Still Doing Snapchat Wrong (And Tips on How You Can Get It Right)

Snapchat: Is it for everyone? As companies continue to refine their understanding of the social media channel and how it can help their brands, the world has seen many mistakes and misuses of the platform. Spark’s resident Snapchat and PR experts break down what has gone wrong and how brands should use this tool to grow their following and their business.

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What’s Next in Marketing in 2017? (5 areas of predictions)

We marketing and PR professionals saw a lot in 2016: Apple’s fight with the government over privacy, Twitter’s potential sale, and don’t even get us started on the presidential election. After taking it all in, we have some ideas about what might come next for marketing and PR. Here’s what some of Spark’s experts have to say:

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Do you know your Narrative?

Successful companies create new Narratives to set themselves apart and establish themselves as thought leaders in a newly defined space. We like to say, “You solved a problem. Let us solve your Narrative.” If you’re looking to join the ranks of those successful brands, follow these steps:

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Re-thinking how to measure PR success

September marks AMEC’s Measurement Month, one of my favorite industry events that by principle is to bring global attention to the value and importance of PR measurement.

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