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With all the recent backlash against Facebook, brands and advertisers alike are wondering what impact it will have on their business. The good news is, the engagement is still there. Despite the trending #DeleteFacebook movement last month, Facebook still has unparalleled scale. In fact, in the wake of the scandal, most users haven't changed their privacy settings, advertisers are not leaving in droves, and engagement on the platform seems unchanged. Facebook is, however, overhauling their privacy settings, and this will impact how advertisers are able to target users....

The past year has been full of growth and change at Spark Growth: changes on our executive committee, additions to our leadership team, a satellite presence in Denver, new service offerings, amazing new clients, new work for our fabulous existing clients and, as of this past week, a whole lot of new trophies that we have to find a spot for in our new digs. The Stevie Awards recognized Spark Growth’s talented team, strategic client work and, as the name says, growth with 5 American Business Awards in 2018....

At Spark Growth, we’re a firm that’s proud to do good. Not just a good job, but to introduce actual good to the world. As part of that commitment, we’ve partnered pro bono with Engage and Change for two years to promote their signature events, Project Winter Survival and Project Water. We’re honored that PR News recently recognized our work for Project Winter as the best nonprofit social media campaign at their CSR and Nonprofit Awards....

Our employees are a big part of what makes Spark Growth great for our clients and our team. In our blog series, Sparkle On, we’re profiling one of our Sparklers and what they do at Spark Growth for a little peek behind our scenes. We hope you enjoy learning more about everyone here and how they shine. What is your role at Spark Growth? I am a Human Resources and Office Administrative Intern. In this role, I got to hit the ground running as a HR professional with the full support of the Spark Growth HR Coordinator, Jenny. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to actively participate in the recruitment process, implement on-boarding processes, learning about new HR systems and basically ensuring the office operations are running smoothly. I get to wear many hats and I now feel that I...

Another week flies by and social networks continue their scurry to churn out meaningful updates in the new year. This edition of Spark Bites brings you some very impactful announcements from major social networks. Read on to find out more!   Quickly! - Quickly GIF from Quick GIFs   Facebook   Facebook has acquired Confirm.io, a software that facilitates easy verification of users’ identification documentation. This move is expected to make identity verification and account recovery a much smoother process on the social platform. We also expect that the acquisition will better equip Facebook to weed out fake news publishers - a battle that the social network is perpetually fighting.    Facebook has decided to leverage crowdsourcing to help combat fake news. The social network has put in place a 2-question survey that will appear on the screens of randomly-selected users. The survey will determine if...

Welcome to this week’s edition of Spark Bites! We have exciting news from the world of social networks — for starters, more than one of them has taken augmented reality to a whole new level. Read on to find out more! Facebook   Facebook is launching a “Snooze” button, which you can use to mute content from a friend, group, or page. Posts from the muted account won’t appear on your newsfeed for 30 days. This gives us another more subtle alternative to unfriending and blocking.   The social network has launched an AR platform to allow developers (or anyone, for that matter) to create AR experiences for Facebook Camera. These 3rd party AR creations will be part of the platform’s “World Effects” feature, which all users can apply to their photos or videos. Now that’s what we call taking the AR social...