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Creator: Chris Ehrlich


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NewsSpark
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Firestarter: 77  

Industry: Online > Technology > Social Media;   Technology > Online

Keywords: NewsSpark, PR, social media

Web Address: http://www.newsspark.com


About

Chris' content career started at the San Francisco Chronicle after college.

After working as a metro reporter in Southern California's Inland Empire, he shifted gears into PR at Nasdaq and California State Fullerton.

He earned his agency stripes as the principal of Ehrlich Communications outside of Portland, Oregon, account manager for LEWIS PR in San Diego and director of PR and social media for Alexander Marketing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Chris is now the devoted firestarter at NewsSpark.

He's a tennis player and trainer, greyhound walker and Jesus follower.

He's an alum of Denison University in Granville, Ohio — where he earned a B.A. in English and political science. Go Big Red!

Chris lives in East Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and three children.



Richard Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2015-05-20 16:23:48 (GMT)

Great news. Go GR!  Let's get those young techies/entrepreneurs to post their fabulous content on NewsSpark for the world to see!

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NewsSpark partners with GR Current

We've partnered with an urban business incubator.
Raymond Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2015-05-16 03:54:43 (GMT)

As an MSU grad, I pretty stoked about this.

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NewsSpark partners with MSU Spartan Innovations

We've partnered with the innovation division of a public university that turns the school's inventions into businesses.
Raymond Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2015-05-15 01:56:54 (GMT)

This seems like a natural fit.  Nice work.

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NewsSpark partners with Start Garden as portfolio resource

We've partnered with an early stage venture capital fund.
Richard Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2015-04-30 16:42:56 (GMT)

Go Green!  Young, savvy entrepreneurial start ups/ contestants should realize the benefits of using this powerful tool to communicate their message.

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NewsSpark partners with MSU Spartan Innovations

We've partnered with the innovation division of a public university that turns the school's inventions into businesses.
Richard Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2015-04-16 15:09:48 (GMT)

Fantastic news!  Great fit for both Uberstock and NewsSpark.

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NewsSpark partners with Uberstock

We've partnered with a top stock video production company.
Raymond Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2015-02-10 02:35:25 (GMT)

That seems like a good organization to engage.  Nice work! 

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NewsSpark partners with West Michigan Public Relations Society of America

We've partnered with a national PR association’s regional chapter.
Raymond Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2014-12-18 04:16:20 (GMT)

Hood ornament was my first thought too.   Rolls Royce is my second thought...Very industrial looking.
Richard Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2014-11-24 23:23:15 (GMT)

Wow, this site is superb, very professional!  When NewsSpark gets out of beta, will content creator profiles, blog posts etc. be picked up by search engines?  I am looking to the day when people doing searches on a particular person/subject will have the NewsSpark piece pop up.  Congrats on a fantastic......

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New social feature: Invite a friend

When people receive an invitation from you, they never forget it.
Raymond Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2014-11-23 19:15:37 (GMT)

Neat stuff.  I enjoy seeing the latest product updates.

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New social feature: Invite a friend

When people receive an invitation from you, they never forget it.
Raymond Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2014-11-13 23:19:54 (GMT)

Yeah, I second that.  Useful feature.  Nice job incorporating, based on feedback.

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New social feature: Notifications

Yes, the orange bell at the top of every page is new, and it’s trying to tell you something.
Richard Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2014-11-10 21:49:14 (GMT)

Thanks.  Very important.  Congrats to you and Jeff for making this such a great site.  The look, features are all superb! 

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New social feature: Notifications

Yes, the orange bell at the top of every page is new, and it’s trying to tell you something.
2014-11-08 01:53:19 (GMT)

Maggie: The updated notification function has been deployed. You can take a look. Thanks.

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Be looking for an answer.
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2014-11-04 16:19:25 (GMT)

Thanks for the tip. I have sifted through some of them. We do have some good rookie cards. I tried going to a baseball card store here but they dont buy cards anymore:( I have been trying Ebay off and on. I'll keep trying.

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2014-11-04 12:57:14 (GMT)

Maggie: The hub supports images up to 3 MB, so, yeah, the jpg was too large. To make a link live in the body of a Spark, highlight the link and make it live by clicking on the link icon in the text editor and adding the url into the box. The issue related to the add link field is due to a bug that will be fixed in......

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2014-11-03 05:28:24 (GMT)

Monique: Great question. I'm not a valuation expert, but the answer will depend on many variables, especially the years when the cards were made. Ideally, you could sift through them and identify any gems and higher-value cards. If the cards were made after the early '70s, I believe a conservative wholesale estimate......

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Appreciate a good trading card.
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2014-11-02 04:22:40 (GMT)

Raymond: What browser are you using? At the brand's profile, are you clicking the contact brand button or post comment button?

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2014-11-01 21:28:02 (GMT)

Bueno!

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2014-10-31 00:01:45 (GMT)

Maggie: When you add a link in the Publish an Update box, the image from that web page will appear, so in that case, an image will appear in your update. The Publish an Update allows you to post a single update atop the rows of discussions below. The Start a Discussion, which doesn't support images, allows you to......

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2014-10-30 23:51:14 (GMT)

Maggie: Thanks -- we love it too! We're working on the number going away after you've been notified.

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Richard Ehrlich Commented on Spark
2014-10-29 16:39:21 (GMT)

Picture alignment works just great!  Excellent, professional analysis. 

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What does a successful B2C Facebook post look like?

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