Traditional vs. Digital Advertising – Why It’s Time to Upgrade

Sometimes The Spark comes across business owners who tell us they’re too nervous to spend over $1,000 on Facebook Ads, but that they would comfortably spend that same amount on a billboard. Even more, they would be happy if just ONE person converted from that billboard.  Excuse us as we facepalm.  We know that every dollar you spend matters, and it’s crucial to get the maximum impact with those dollars. At the same time, we understand the wow factor when [...]

By |2024-02-29T19:44:50+00:00February 29th, 2024|Advertising, Facebook, social media|0 Comments

Make the most of your Q4 marketing budget!

September marks the official start of fall with the Autumnal Equinox. The Spark is welcoming the cooler weather (we love a good 'pumpkin latte and flannel day') but despite the drop in temps outside, we are not letting our marketing efforts cool down. In fact, we're here to remind you that Q4 is the time to turn up the heat on your marketing efforts. Now is the time to reset before the hectic holiday season and end-of-year craziness. Take a [...]

Spark Marketing Predictions for 2022

  The final days of 2021 are upon us. Even if we’re STILL trying to wrap our heads around the fact that 2019 will soon be 3 YEARS behind us, that hasn’t stopped us from forging forward into 2022 with 🔥 goals and bomb @$$ strategies in mind! If you’re wondering what you should focus your marketing efforts on after cheers-ing champagne this weekend, check out our latest blog ASAP! ⬇️   1) Own. That. $hit. Business Owners: Forget Third-Party [...]

Taking Photos with Your Phone 101 – Simple Tricks to Take Scroll-Stopping Pics

Your new assignment has come down; you’ve been selected to be the official “photo-taker” for your company’s social media accounts. Business meetings, events, employee birthdays, and other occasions; it’s all on you to document with your smartphone!  Gulp. Time to panic, right? Never, when you’ve got The Spark on your side! We’re sharing some of the most common problems when taking mobile pictures to help relieve your newly acquired pressure. First, some tips before you even open that Camera app:  [...]

By |2021-10-05T15:25:13+00:00October 5th, 2021|social media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Tips to Maximize your Company’s Presence on Twitter

If you’re looking to take a new approach to marketing in 2021, Twitter can be a fantastic resource to find customers and followers!  Twitter is the  #1 platform for discovery, with 79% of people on Twitter seeking to discover what’s new, making it a great platform to reach out to your ideal client or customer and find out WHAT THEY WANT.  I find that most businesses will dig their heels in when we bring up Twitter, with worries of online [...]

By |2021-02-04T16:53:55+00:00February 2nd, 2021|social media, Twitter|0 Comments

How To Use Instagram To Market Your Small Business

On Instagram, you’re bombarded with celebrities who market the newest and latest and get a million likes in the process. Meanwhile, you spend hours trying to come up with an amazing interactive post for your product, but only get ten likes for your effort.  We understand your frustration; we’ve been there!  Using Instagram to market your business is a smart way to engage your target audience and showcase your company brand, but you need to know the strategies to take [...]

By |2021-01-12T17:13:33+00:00January 6th, 2021|Instagram, social media|0 Comments

3 Facebook Tips for Small Businesses

Marketing your small business can seem a little overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a massive budget or team of experts guiding you along the way. Here are some simple things you can do right now to take your marketing efforts to the nexel level and set your business up for success without breaking the bank.   1. Spy on your competitors with Facebook Ad Library Have you ever wondered how your competitors are marketing to their customers? One of [...]

By |2021-02-02T13:55:51+00:00October 20th, 2020|Facebook, social media|0 Comments

Should You be Using Paid Social Media Campaigns for Your Business?

Let’s put it this way: if you’re not using paid social media campaigns, you’re missing out on a massive audience and a highly effective marketing tool. With more than 2.5 billion active users every month and 1 in every 5 page views in the U.S., Facebook is too big to ignore. But, organic reach has diminished significantly for Facebook business pages. While you’re flinging the most fascinating posts ever into the socio-sphere, Facebook is casually toeing them under the rug. [...]

By |2021-01-14T21:36:26+00:00June 18th, 2020|social media|0 Comments

9 Quick Tricks to Fill Your Social Media Calendar

Okay. It’s time for that noontime Facebook post. [cracks knuckles] There’s got to be something exciting to talk about. Do we have any new photos? What happened in the lunchroom yesterday?...maybe I’ll see what other pages are posting…oh, hey, they just posted a video and OMIGOD what is that cat doing with that hairdryer?? And before you know it, you’re down the rabbit hole. Without a post to show for it. Posting regularly on social media is a fun and [...]

By |2021-01-14T21:37:19+00:00June 18th, 2020|Content Marketing, social media|0 Comments
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