Abbe Sparks Media Relations and PR Chicago

A Boutique Digital Media Firm with a BIG VOICE!

Abbe Sparks Media Group is a boutique digital media firm with one goal in mind: to ignite the sparks for our clients’ initiatives and grab attention!

We are experts in brand strategy, content development, social media marketing, pr and advocacy.

As a boutique digital media firm headquartered in New York City with an office in Chicago and a virtual team in Denver and Los Angeles, Abbe Sparks Media Group (ASMG) has combined the greatest synergies and resources for clients to utilize in order to capture the attention of appropriate audiences. Through brand strategy, content development, social media, pr and consumer outreach, Abbe Sparks Media Group and subsidiary Abbe Sparks Media Relations have served as the portal for a wide variety of clients through which they communicate their messages.

Our specialty lies in the entertainment, cultural arts, start-up technology and nonprofit industries and our services are custom tailored to each individual client encompassing a variety of areas. Pride in our clients, passionate about their endeavors, and loving what we do are key factors in our unique approach to communications. This ensures that each client receives private attention and one-of-a-kind strategic planning and creativity.

Areas We Serve


Abbe Sparks Media Group was founded by Abbe Sparks, whose Marketing Communications experience has varied through the years from Fortune 500 entertainment organizations to global agencies and boutique firms in New York City and Chicago. She brings her own personal spark and contacts into each project to ensure added value and is 100% involved in every client account.

Virtual Team Leaders and Strategic Alliances

Abbe Sparks Media Group has pulled together the highest caliber of talent across all communications fields and all segments of the United States to assist in igniting the sparks nationwide for our clients, ensuring that when it comes to grabbing attention, no flame remains unlit!

Mariko Drouin, Publicist and Team Leader, Denver/West Coast Sector

As founder and chief igniter of FiredUp Communications, Mariko manages communications initiatives for clients in a wide variety of industries including technology, health and beauty, personal development, cannabis reform, and non-profit. As a successful publicist, she also enjoys promoting authors for both, their fiction and non-fiction books.  Balancing a strategic perspective with a gung-ho drive for results, Mariko brings a fiery creative flare to each campaign. She specializes in creating online product launches, creating buzz, and mixing the perfect PR and Internet Marketing cocktail with the right ingredients for success. Prior to launching FiredUp, Mariko served as the Director of Communications and Marketing for one of Chicago’s largest non-profit educational institutions and where she first met Abbe Sparks. A graduate of California State University at Chico with a BA in Public Relations, she is a world traveler and addicted to discovering new cultures and places.

Mark Reitz, Web Design, Online Marketing, Sales Funnel Design & Optimization

Mark has been adding a plethora of his imaginative and compelling websites to the World Wide Web for over 10 years. While multimedia and print design were his initial focus, search engine optimization, usability, email marketing, Web analytics and pay per click followed closely behind–becoming part of his unique skill-set. Today’s digital landscape is in constant flux and Mark prides himself on being in the know about the latest techniques, trends and tactics. Mark’s vast experience in online marketing and his unique eye for design ensures his clients receive a good looking website that ranks well and converts traffic into customers. A graduate of Platt College in San Diego, Mark balances his time spent at the computer with a magnetic passion for outdoor activities such as surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Ramsey Gouda, Chief Evolutionary Officer, FaceBooth.TV

Ramsey is the pioneer of FaceBooth.TV, the revolutionary real-time social media broadcasting platform that leverages a brand’s marketing presence for maximum exposure. FaceBooth.TV creates real-time, location-based custom branded photos and videos for on event-site delivery to SOCIAL MEDIA SITES – FaceBook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, etc. — in essence — capturing social energy!  An early adapter and visionary user of cutting edge technologies, Ramsey brings more than 20 years of media and music experience to the team. His background includes consulting at, the real-time location-based vehicle advertising platform and working with digital signage for taxi fleets.  Ramsey’s many talents include directing and producing numerous campaigns for the music and film industries.  A collector of vintage and custom-made guitars, in his spare time he enjoys writing, producing and performing his music.