FIR Interview: David Spark on content marketing


David Spark, of Spark Media Solutions, produces content for clients that helps them establish their voice within their industries. He calls content "the currency of social media."

"If you want to be visible, you must have an editorial voice that can be traded via social media, and found via search engines," he explains on his website. "Marketing, PR, and branding alone are not sufficient, they can only amplify your voice. You must become a media network and have your own voice."

In this FIR Interview, co-host Shel Holtz talks with David about the notion of companies becoming publishers, how to ensure that content is shared and how to assess its value. David also shares a case study involving security company Tripwire, the focus of a recent Spark Media Solutions white paper.

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About our Conversation Partner

davidsparkDavid Spark is a veteran tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions, a media consulting and production company. Acting as the "media" of "social media," Spark Media Solutions helps its clients be seen as leading voices in their field through brand-quality media production and distribution through top tier media channels.

For more than sixteen years Spark and his articles have appeared in more than 30 media outlets including eWEEK, Wired News, PCWorld, ABC Radio, John C. Dvorak’s Cranky Geeks, and TechTV. He blogs regularly on the Spark Minute and is a regular contributor for Mashable,, Technologizer, and KQED’s This Week in Northern California.

Connect with David on Twitter: @dspark.
Download the white paper How to Become One of the Most Respected Companies in Your Industry (PDF).

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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.