Hi! I'm Wendy, owner and founder of Sparkr Marketing.
My goal is to help small businesses like you tell your story so that you can reach your business goals. As a nonprofit's communications director during the explosion of digital marketing, I had to figure out every strategy and tactic to tell a brand story. I developed a system that works across digital media to reach your target audience.
I've worked in marketing communications for 18 years and experienced firsthand the rapid pace of change in this space. I launched Sparkr Marketing to help you stay ahead in this age of information overload. I'll help you filter through the countless marketing tactics to find the right ones to reach your target market. Most importantly, I help your business stay true to your story.
I have deep experience in writing, social media content and ads, branding and graphic design. I've put together a growing team with experts in SEO, graphics and writing.
What sets us apart
I am really efficient at getting stuff done – and I've put together a team of experts who do the same. Our goal is to help you get ahead of your competition. We'll work together to determine your goals and make sure you achieve them.
Interested in joining our team? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eryn Kushner, Executive Assistant
Eryn Kushner assists Sparkr Marketing virtually from Bluffton, SC, and the rest of the Sparkr team is seriously jealous during the winter. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education and a masters degree in reading from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Eryn has spent several years as a fourth and fifth grade teacher but has shifted her creativity and love for technology from the classroom setting to a marketing setting. Eryn worked as a treatment coordinator at a startup orthodontist office and quickly stepped into a role of managing the office marketing, website and social media. This background has allowed her to volunteer her skills as an administrator of several nonprofit organizations’ social media accounts and has quickly sparked a new interest for Eryn. She is excited about being part of the Sparkr Marketing team and all the new skills she gets to learn along the way.
What Eryn Does in the Sun
In Eryn’s free time she loves spending time with her two children and husband (usually on a court or field), cooking, building a new piece of furniture, taking a walk, going to the beach or traveling.
Give a shout out to Eryn at Eryn@sparkrmarketing.com
Adina Mayer, Content Writer
Brianna Bussell, SEO
Rikki Carl, Graphics
Rikki Carl, owner of Rikki Carl Design is a full-service graphic designer and marketing specialist currently located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. She has a bachelors degree in fine arts from the Art Institute and extensive expertise in all things graphic design for businesses and non profits. She loves what she does, as she's living, learning and leveling up one day at a time.
We all have to start somewhere, like my first job at camp where I spent nine weeks plunging toilets and doing dishes. Thanks to the magic of camp and some awesome word-of-mouth marketing, they actually convinced our parents to pay $300 for us to work harder than we've ever worked before. Pretty much everything I know in life, I learned at summer camp, which explains my obsession with all things camp to this day – sitting around a fire, playing guitar, camping trips and hiking.
I've taken those stories from around the campfire and brought them to businesses and nonprofits to help them reach their target market through authentic storytelling.
I've worked in marketing communications for 18 years. My love for telling stories led me to my first job at JUF News, Chicago's largest Jewish newspaper, where I wrote countless articles and eventually became associate editor.
After five+ years of writing, I longed to manage more areas of communications and found my way to Ida Crown Jewish Academy – a college preparatory high school – where I worked in marketing. For 12 years, I managed everything from branding, logos, press releases, event invitations, flyers, brochures, annual reports, photography, newsletters, social media and videos. From soup to nuts, I determined, created and managed every project in house.
For nearly a decade, I've used my writing, branding, graphic design and social media skills to help clients in healthcare, insurance, engineering, business and nonprofit organizations. I am also passionate about health and blog about food at granoladox.com.
When I'm not at my computer, I love spending time with my four children and husband, running, biking, traveling, cooking and, of course – camping.