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The Spark Group Overview

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New York, NY
1 to 50 employees
2010
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors

Huge, R2integrated, Blue Fountain Media

the Spark Group (tSG) is a boutique digital marketing agency located in the heart of NYC. We’re marketers by title, but storytellers at heart. With every project, our goal is to find new and compelling ways to bring brand stories to life in a way that engages the right ... Read more

Mission: Quotes We Live and Work By:

- Work Hard, Play Hard.
- Don’t reinvent the wheel.
- Ask questions. Fall in love with the question, “Why?”
- The most dangerous phrase in our language, is ... Read more

The Spark Group Reviews

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    I worked at The Spark Group as an intern

    Pros

    A fabulous company, really great people, beautiful office space and a wonderful feeling of community.

    Cons

    It was wonderful. The team is fairly young and therefore, not everyone is used to managing someone below them so be sure to speak up and be communicative as an intern!

    Advice to Management

    A lovely place to work. My advice would be to encourage more communication between interns and the staff for an even better experience!

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The Spark Group Interviews

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    Photographer & Retoucher Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The Spark Group.

    Interview

    I applied to The Spark Group's Digital Photographer & Retoucher role in 2017 and never heard back, so a few weeks after I sent my application, I called their office to check on where they were at in the hiring process. I have caller ID, and when I called their office it showed up as a personal number. When a guy finally picked up after several rings, I had to confirm that I had called the right place because he answered with a "hello?"--no mention of The Spark Group in his greeting. When I asked about the photographer role, he sort of stumbled a bit and then said that they weren't looking for a photographer at the moment (it was not that the role had been filled, mind you--it was that they weren't looking to fill that role to begin with). Since I hadn't given him my name and I felt I had nothing to lose, I replied that the listing was still active, not only on LinkedIn and Glassdoor but even on their website, and that maybe they ought to take it down if they weren't looking for that role anymore. The guy then more or less said that they leave it up in order to collect a roster of possible future contract workers (which is doubly dishonest, as the job ad lists it as a full time position, not a freelance gig). True to his word, I have observed The Spark Group relist the very same job ad about every 2-3 months for at least the last year and a half, and it is also still listed as an available position on their website. Is this company even real? Google results provide surprisingly little literature on them given that they've supposedly been in business since 2010. I don't know what their deal is, but it feels shady.

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The Spark Group Awards & Accolades

  • Platinum Winner: Marketing Materials, Hermes Creative Awards, 2016
  • Gold Winner: Advertising, Hermes Creative Awards, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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