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Christa Nelson, MBA

Summertime Sparks!

Hello friends,  Summer is here. The weather is perfect, I do hope you are having walking meetings and enjoying these long warm days. We are like busy little bees around here in the summer, onboarding interns, (you can see what

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Cam Nelson

4 P’s of Marketing – Intern Recap

To kick off the summer internship, one of my first assignments is to reflect on something I learned this past term at Grand View University, and share the knowledge along with examples with the other spark team members. As I

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Christa Nelson, MBA

Recharge Your Spark

Hello friends,  It is SUMMER TIME!  I never really understood why my parents, who were teachers, looked forward to summer so much; until I taught full time. This last school year was tough on educators, students, and parents alike. I can see

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Carrie Petersen

Meet Stella

HI, I’M STELLA YOUR SPARK TEAM BARKETING INTERN 01 A LITTLE DITTY Stella is a black poodle puppy born in Nebraska who recently moved to her forever home in Marion, Iowa. In her young life thus far Stella has tried her

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Christa Nelson, MBA

Sparking into Spring

Hey Y’all – I have missed you!  As tactical marketers, we don’t pick our marketing channels based on which way the wind blows, nor do we choose them by what looks shiny and pretty under the sun. The choice to

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Derek Oja

Bookmark These Free Google Tools ASAP

Let us start this post off with some mind-blowing facts about search engines, specifically the emperor of them all, Google: Google reigns supreme when it comes to search engines, garnering roughly 90% of the worldwide search engine market share. That

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Carrie Petersen

Meet Derek Oja

HI, I’M DEREK YOUR SPARK TEAM GOOGLE GURU 01 A LITTLE DITTY Derek was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, attending Washington High School and earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing up on the hill at Mount Mercy. Throughout his professional

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Christa Nelson, MBA

The last Spark of 2020

This year… in all its glory… is almost over! And what a ride it has been. I, for one, have felt a bit car sick, sea sick, and motion sick several times this year. The pace, the uncertainty, the pivots… the

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Revlis Hansen

Holidays in the Year of COVID-19

As snow starts to fall and actually stick this December, at least for those of us in Iowa, I’m sure many businesses and families alike are beginning to wonder about how to achieve the Winter Wonderland this year. Of course

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Attitude of Gratitude
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Christa Nelson, MBA

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!

A few years ago, I was part of a team that was asked to participate in a professional development program. We called it our growth quad. It was all about growing as a team both personally and professionally. One of the

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