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How SparkWellness Strengthens Our Team of Innovators

At Red Spark, our passion isn’t limited to the work we do at our desks. Part of being an agile group of problem solvers and innovators is about building the strength to walk away from our work and come back refreshed. In fact, research shows that taking a few moments throughout the workday is not only crucial to our physical health, it’s also largely beneficial to #GSD and boost productivity. But taking a break is a lot easier said than done during a busy workday, which is exactly why David Leek, Red Spark’s lead marketing analyst, founded the SparkWellness group. “Our health, our wellbeing… Read More

#SparkGiving Educational Crafts To The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia

Red Spark is passionate about giving back. This year, we used paid volunteer days to clean up Schuylkill Banks and feed our fellow Philadelphians at Broad Street Ministry. Even though we love to hit the streets with our teammates for a day of community service, we’re equally excited about our annual #SparkGiving drive — an opportunity to give back from our offices right here at The Cira Center. The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia needed educational crafts, so we rose to the occasion and collected coloring books, crayons, Play-Doh, Legos and other supplies… Read More

Here’s What Red Spark Is Thankful For This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is so much more than an occasion to celebrate with family and friends, watch football, and eat turkey. It’s a moment for us to express our gratitude for everything that make our lives great, enabling us to come to work each day and build powerful technology to make advertising better. This holiday season, our employees wanted to share with you what they are thankful for. We hope that this gives you a glimpse of the passionate, innovative, and creative minds that work here at Red Spark. From all of us at the office, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. “I’m thankful… Read More

Five Of Our Favorite Moments From BarCamp Philly

At Red Spark, we jump at the chance to meet people who are as innovative and passionate about their work as we are. When we heard BarCamp Philly would be back for its 8th annual “unconference”, we wanted to show our support to all of the innovative minds in tech (and beyond) who would brave the lecture halls to share their big ideas. What makes BarCamp such a powerful networking event is that attendees can choose from dozens of conversations on a variety of topics throughout the day. Plus, if… Read More

11 Things We Learned During Our Office-Wide Hackathon

We all believe that great ideas drive great solutions. Oftentimes the most creative problem solving occurs when far corners of the office come together in the spirit of innovation. That’s why we invited all Red Spark employees to participate in our second annual hackathon, an occasion to reinvent products and processes that touch every single member of the Red Spark team. The winners received cash prizes and the admiration of their colleagues. The challenge: we had only 24 hours to make our concepts come alive. “You don’t know what you’re capable of until you’re forced to push your limits,” our… Read More

Celebrate World Statistics Day With 12 Fun Red Spark Figures

Happy World Statistics Day! Observed annually on October 20th, World Statistics Day was created by The United Nations Statistical Commission to celebrate the vital role that statistics play in our modern society, informing important policy decisions and helping us to better understand the world around us. Much like our company’s name, we love to start with the numbers, as they often reveal valuable insights about our business and the future of advertising technology. Whether we’re creating a predictive model based on market trend research, or turning our raw data into useful analytics, Red Spark, specifically our Business Intelligence team, never underestimates… Read More

10 Eye-Opening Career Tips From Red Spark’s Quantitative Analyst, Ananth Bevinahally

It’s not easy to address a crowded room of college students, especially if you were in their position less than a year ago. But you’d never know that listening to our quantitative analyst, Ananth Bevinahally, dish out worldly advice to international graduate and undergraduate students at Drexel University. Ananth is an inspiring person. He grew up in Bangalore, India, a city known as the “Silicon Valley of India.” But, despite being an incredible city with huge economic growth, it’s not exempt from the same issues many cities in Southeast Asia face—social inequality, mass displacement of people, economic disparity, and… Read More

How We Used Open Source Technology to Democratize Our Office Playlist

One of the first things you’ll notice when walking into Red Spark’s office at The Cira Center is the great music emanating from the sound system. You may hear hip-hop, punk, pop, 90s R&B, a movie soundtrack or some grungy black metal. Are these tunes from our local radio station, Pandora, or an employee’s personal playlist? No, every single song that plays in the Red Spark office has been purposefully selected by a Red Spark employee through Musicbot, our open source music selection system. Bob D’Errico, CMS Developer and co-engineer of Musicbot, described it best during his Redlabs ‘Meet the… Read More

6 Core Values That Shape Our Culture

We have a multifaceted business, but our recipe for success is simple. There are six core values that inform and inspire what we do as a company, and when you blend equal parts of each of these values together you’re left with the unique flavor of Red Spark culture. Here at Red Spark, we understand that what we put into our company will ultimately determine what comes out of it, and that’s why we only work with high-quality people, perspectives and values. Be Passionate If teamwork makes the dream work, then passion (and coffee) is the fuel and our team has… Read More

10 Life-Changing Quotes From The Forbes #Under30Summit

The Forbes Under 30 Summit rolled into Philadelphia Sunday afternoon for three mind opening days of keynotes, panels, breakouts and pitch contents. Here are some important takeaways from the conference. 1. “You’ll get knocked down over and over and over again, and you get back up.” -Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Theranos 2. “Learn to shut out the noise and curate personal metrics.” -Eden Full, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SunSaluter 3. “Having imperfectness is your perfect. It’s about the journey not the destination.” – Alex Morgan,Portland Thorns & U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team 4. “You shouldn’t be different… Read More
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