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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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Marion Cares
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Christa Nelson, MBA

4 Sparking Weeks for Marion Cares

Well, we are in our last month of the 50 weeks of giving campaign. That’s right – next month I turn 50. To honor of my last month in my 40’s, we will be celebrating Marion Cares: an organization that, like

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August Spark
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Christa Nelson, MBA

What the what 2020?

Many of us were just getting into a new groove in the “new normal”, (if you want to call it that), and BOOM – a HURRICANE in the Midwest. It was an hour of intense weather that changed lives. Nearly every home

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Important updates about the Brazilian LGPD
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Revlis Hansen

Brazilian LGPD adds to the GDPR & CCPA

Earlier this year we shared with you how California passed their version of the European Consumer protection laws GDPR. Our friends at McNary Marketing broke down what we needed to know. in their pieces Will the GDPR impact Your Business

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John O'leary In Awe
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Christa Nelson, MBA

In AWE of 2020!

New month new book. As many of you know, I have been on this book a month journey for a while and never have I needed a book more than this one at this time. (Other than the Bible of

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