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Who We Are

Our mission at Sprk'd is to use our digital marketing super powers to bring equality to all women, POC, and LGBTQ communities in STEM.

We focus on serving B2B women and minority-owned tech and marketing companies. We help medium-sized business owners grow their companies with inbound marketing solutions (strategy, blogging, email marketing, search engine optimization, social media, web design, and more).

We also lead workshops, and create helpful tools.

Services Web Development

We believe…

Marketing and design do not need to be overwhelming

As a business owner, you have a LOT on your plate—trust me, I know. Marketing and design is probably the last thing you want to contend with at the end of your long days. We get that. The Sprk’d team is here to help small businesses and startups, so you can focus on what’s most important—running your business.

You do not have to do everything all at once

Trying to do everything is the quickest way to do nothing. By choosing the social networks and mediums that are most effective for your business, you can see the greatest return. You don’t need to be on LinkedIn and Pinterest and Twitter and Facebook and Snapchat and Quora and, and, and, and… Pick the most effective and own it. Grow organically.

No one can “do you” better than you

You are the subject matter experts in your industry, and it’s our job to create a content marketing framework for you and your team. We can then teach your team (or ours) how to leverage your expertise effectively online.

Client collaboration and education is imperative

Content marketing, strategy, SEO, social media, etc. is not a “set it and forget it” activity. Without the proper care and upkeep, you will never achieve the results you want. That’s why we make sure our clients not only know what we’re working on for them, but that they also know why it’s important and how it impacts their business.

Results matter (not just “social media hugs”)

Everybody wants to be liked online, but going after vanity metrics such as Likes and Follower counts without a clear purpose amounts to nothing more than “social media hugs.” It does nothing for your bottom line. From the start, we outline your specific and measurable goals and create a plan to reach those goals.


 

 

Christine Mortensen, Founder of Sprk'd Online Marketing and Design
Christine Mortensen Founder & Chief Sprk

Christine created Sprk'd in order to help startups and small businesses grow by creating content and marketing that doesn't suck.

Amy Mortensen
Amy Mortensen Inbound Marketing Manager & Designer

Amy has a passion for visual communication and an interest in art in all it’s forms and uses; from high…

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Annie Clark Account Manager & Inbound Marketing Specialist

If you ask Annie Clark, she'll tell you that Annie Clark is pretty awesome all around, but we hear she's biased. [Real bio coming soon!]

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Carol Ann Tan Editor & Writer

Carol Ann is committed to telling game-changing stories from underrepresented perspectives.

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Megan Wesley Inbound Marketing Specialist

Megan has a strong analytical background with a craving for creativity. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she studied Economics and Real Estate, supplemented by countless creative writing classes. She always had a knack for writing, but an even stronger passion for meaningful work. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and isn't afraid to challenge an out-of-stater who thinks they have better sports.

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Beth Dugan Senior Inbound Marketing Writer

When Beth Dugan was a kid, she wanted to be Mean Joe Greene of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now she is a writer, which is much more cooler. A storyteller at heart, Beth has unleashed her talent in the financial services industry, for Signal (formerly BrightTag), in the real estate business and all over Chicago as a sought-after freelancer. As the Membership Chair of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) she enhanced member experience by upgrading the website and increasing membership over her term. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Columbia College Chicago’s esteemed Fiction Writing Program.

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Jan Gorospe Designer

Good design is partially creativity and innovation, but primarily knowledge and awareness.

Paige Worthy
Paige Worthy Account Manager & Inbound Marketing Specialist

Paige Worthy — yes, that's her real name — is all of the following, in no particular order: an aspiring jetsetter, exuberant inbound marketer, oenophile, grammarian, French speaker, and overly ambitious home cook.

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