Foremost Media Marketing Chat

The Unfiltered Digital Marketing Podcast You Need To Be The Smartest Person In The Room

About the show

Don’t waste your commute, workout, or whatever else you use Podcasts for by listening to some “marketer” drone on about nothing for 30 minutes. Jon Ballard and Evan Facinger from Foremost Media give you actionable marketing insights you can use to grow your business, advance your career, and make everyone you know jealous.

    Topics include:

  • Web Development

  • Web Design

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

  • Paid Advertising (Google Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Facebook Ads, etc.)

  • Marketing Automation

  • Manufacturing Marketing

  • Lead Generation

  • Amazon Marketing

  • And more!
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  • What to do When Your Google Rankings Drop

    November 20th, 2023  |  13 mins
    algorithm shifts, backlinks, content strategy, digital marketing, google rankings, marketing insights, organic seo, pay-per-click, search console, seo

    Welcome back to the Foremost Media Marketing Chat Podcast! In this episode we had a chat about algorithm volatility, drops in rankings, and strategies for investigating, diagnosing, and fixing these issues. What should you do when you start to lose the Google rankings you once had? We're here to help.

  • How to Win Over Millennials w/ Nikki Johnson of Domino

    May 18th, 2023  |  37 mins 14 secs
    b2b, b2c, blog, c-suite, linkedin, manufacturing, marketing, podcast, tradeshows

    Welcome back to the Foremost Media Marketing Chat Podcast! In this episode we spoke with Nikki Johnson, the director of marketing over at Domino North America. Nikki is a high risk, high reward marketer who's been in the game for over 2 1/2 decades and has quite a few successes under her belt. So many, in fact, that Jon Ballard called Domino "one of the best marketing companies out there". Today she spoke on how to engage the Millenial buyer, her trade show successes, and a particular win involving Foremost, Coding, and Guitar Hero!

  • A to B on Marketing to the C-Suite w/ Laurie Andres of Nord Drivesystems

    April 5th, 2023  |  44 mins 38 secs
    b2b, b2c, blog, c-suite, linkedin, manufacturing, marketing, podcast, roi, social media, tradeshows

    Welcome back to the Foremost Media Marketing Chat Podcast! In this episode we spoke with Laurie Andres, the marketing manager over at NORD Drivesystems. Originally in IT, she started doing freelance web design on the side. Eventually she made the switch and hasn't looked back! Today, she spoke with us on her interactions with the C-suite, how easy rich media content can be, and how to do social media right! (and that comes from experience)

  • Navigating a New Internet w/ Kevin Pawlowski of Chemtronics/Techspray

    February 22nd, 2023  |  35 mins 14 secs
    b2b, b2c, communications, manufacturing, marketing, roi, tradeshows

    In this episode we spoke with Kevin Pawlowski, the marketing and communications manager over at ITW Contamination Control Electronics/Chemtronics/Techspray on what it means to be a marketing professional in the manufacturing industry, why he's called "The Father of Spam", and the changes in digital marketing over the course of 30 years!

  • Realizing ROI w/ Jessica Jacobson of Apache Stainless

    January 11th, 2023  |  25 mins 46 secs
    b2b, b2c, communications, manufacturing, marketing, roi, tradeshows

    In this episode we spoke with Jessica Jacobson, the marketing communications manager over at Apache Stainless on what it means to be a marketing professional in the manufacturing industry. She added a lot of great insight on the pros and cons of trade shows, using an ROI calculator in her marketing efforts, and much more!

  • Preparing for a Successful Manufacturing Website Redesign

    April 9th, 2021  |  24 mins 12 secs

    Your website is a reflection of your business that is meant to grow with you. In fact, the average lifespan of a website is estimated to be between three to five years. Your goals evolve and so should your website. This episode will guide you through everything you need to know to have a successful website redesign for your manufacturing company.

  • Are You in Control of Your Website?

    January 15th, 2021  |  9 mins 44 secs

    In this episode, we’re discussing a rather timely topic. Recently, more and more hosted platforms, like Shopify, have pulled content and businesses without any warning. Quite terrifying and concerning especially for companies dependent on eCommerce sales. Luckily, there are things we can do to avoid this.

  • Women In Manufacturing | Interview with Mavens of Manufacturing

    December 9th, 2020  |  21 mins 46 secs
    business. industrial, manufacturing, marketing

    Job opportunities are on the rise. Though there is a gap in skills. Diversifying the manufacturing industry is so important to prepare the industry for continued success. Ready to learn more? Join Jon, Evan, and Meaghan as they candidly talk about creative marketing to diversify the manufacturing industry.

  • Everything You Need to Know About ADA Website Compliance

    September 18th, 2020  |  30 mins 23 secs
    advertising, business, marketing, web design

    If you have a website, this is a must-listen. Website ADA compliance is a hot topic. Rather than just take our word for it, we brought Michael Davis, J.D. into the conversation to share his expertise. Michael is an attorney at Nowlan & Mouat and specializes in corporate work. Website ADA compliance is something everyone should have on their radar sooner than later. We walk through case studies, frequently asked questions, and best practices to protect your company from lawsuits.

  • Choosing an Agency For Your Website Redesign

    August 21st, 2020  |  23 mins 14 secs
    advertising, business, marketing

    When it comes to choosing an agency, the options can seem endless. Redesigning a website is a huge investment. It’s so important to partner with the right team to set yourself up for success. You want a website that will produce the results you need on top of getting a good looking website. If you’re in the market for a website redesign, this episode is for you. Let this episode serve as a guide to help you develop the right questions to ask agencies.

  • Core Web Vitals & How to Prepare for the Update

    August 7th, 2020  |  15 mins 10 secs
    advertising, developer, marketing

    In this episode, we’re talking about Core Web Vitals with Noah Lamson. Noah is our go-to guy for technical SEO. Google recently announced a new ranking signal, Core Web Vitals. This signal is going to place more emphasis on the importance of user experience, mobile responsiveness, and quality content. The update is expected to go live in 2021.

  • Top Investments You Can Make When Starting a Business with Jessica Walker

    July 31st, 2020  |  20 mins 49 secs
    advertising, entrepreneur, marketing

    Jessica Walker is the CEO of Care Sherpa. She’s a marketer by chance, data geek, and business strategist. We’re so excited to have her as our first guest. Today, we’re geeking out on data and leads with Jessica. Hear her entrepreneurial journey and the top investments you can make when just getting started.

  • Implementing Marketing Automation and Drip Programs in Your Business

    July 24th, 2020  |  14 mins 50 secs
    advertising, marketing

    Marketing automation and drip progress are what we’re chatting all about in today’s episode. While monthly newsletters are great, new contacts are only seeing information after that point. Drip campaigns are sent on a certain time interval or based on a certain behavior. Listen to see how you can implement drip workflows in your business.

  • COVID-19 Marketing Strategies

    July 13th, 2020  |  11 mins 44 secs
    advertising, business strategies, marketing

    The Foremost Media Marketing Chat Podcast is going unfiltered. Ready, set, action. Staying relevant, today we’re talking through some COVID marketing strategies. Questions like: Are you open? Do I need a mask? Are hours the same? Can I call? are the new normal these days and having your content updated can make or break your business.

  • Tips for Redesigning your Website

    July 7th, 2020  |  12 mins 59 secs
    digital marketing, seo, website design

    In this episode, we’re discussing challenges and providing actionable insights for when you are redesigning a website. Bonus backlink building tip you don’t want to miss.

  • Why CRO Is Important For Growing Your Business

    July 2nd, 2020  |  21 mins 58 secs
    cro, digital marketing, seo

    Welcome to another episode of the Foremost Media Marketing Chat Podcast with Jon Ballard and Evan Facinger. This, we’re talking all about conversion rate optimization or CRO. The big question to ask, how can we continue to grow a customer’s business if their site is already highly optimized? Here’s why CRO is an evolution of marketing.