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Foremost Media Accepting College Scholarship Applications Foremost Media Accepting College Scholarship Applications

Annual award supports U.S. students pursuing a degree in Marketing or Web Development Janesville, Wis – Foremost Media, Inc., a website design and development company in Janesville, WI, is accepting applications for the Annual Foremost Media Scholarship Award. This new $500 scholarship will be awarded each year to one student pursuing or intending to pursue an undergraduate degree in Marketing or Web Development. High school seniors and current college students are invited to apply online now through May 1st, 2019 at www.foremostmedia.com/scholarship. The Foremost Media Scholarship is open to high school seniors intending to attend classes at an accredited university, technical or trade school and to students already attending an accredited university, tech or trade school. Students must be pursuing a degree in Marketing or Web Development and must be a U.S. citizen. The scholarship will be awarded Aug 1, 2019. Like many small businesses, Foremost Media is constantly looking for well-trained employees to fill job openings. ...

Posted in: News by Rose Stricker on April 2, 2019

Top 5 Takeaways About Giveaways on Social Media Top 5 Takeaways About Giveaways on Social Media

There’s a lot of information shared on social media. So, your message needs to stand out in a crowd to be successful. In a webinar hosted by SEMRush, social media experts highlighted key points to consider before, during, and after you launch a giveaway on social media. 1. Do it well. A good giveaway involves more than just getting a “like” or a “follow”. A good giveaway actively involves your social media audience. Invite them to do something interactive such as take a selfie with your product or share a story. This is called user-generated content, and it is social gold. 2. Have realistic goals from the beginning. Your first step is to determine what you want your giveaway to do for you. A good goal could be to attract like-minded followers who will convert to a purchase or another business goal. Another good goal might be to drive more traffic to your website. A not-so-good goal is to simply ...

Posted in: Social Media by Rose Stricker on November 26, 2018

3 Online Review DON’Ts (and a few Maybe's) 3 Online Review DON’Ts (and a few Maybe's)

We’ve given a lot of attention to online reviews recently. We’ve pointed out why they’re important, how to respond to negative ones, and how to generate more of them. Now, let’s talk about some of the things you should NOT do with online reviews. Jamie Pitman at BrightLocal researched Google, Yelp, Facebook, Angie’s List, TripAdvisor, BBB, and Yellow Pages, and he assembled a list of Guidelines for the Top Local Review Sites. We’ve summarized some key takeaways for you to keep in mind as you work on your reviews. 1. DON’T pay for reviews. Don’t offer cash, prizes, products, or any kind of incentive in exchange for a review. This is a big no-no across the board. All review sites frown on this behavior, and they are likely to penalize you for doing it. 2. DON’T negatively review a competitor or encourage anyone else to do it. Not only is it against the rules and a conflict of interest, ...

Posted in: Local SEO, Reputation Management by Rose Stricker on November 21, 2018

Speech will help local organizations generate business using the internet Speech will help local organizations generate business using the internet

(Janesville, Wis) Jon Ballard, owner of Foremost Media, Inc., will speak during the Milton Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting at Frederick’s Supper Club at 188 Merchant Row in Milton, WI on Wednesday, September 19th at 5:30-7:30pm. Ballard’s presentation will feature “Ten Tips Your Local Business Can Do Today to Generate More Business Using the Web”. The goal of Ballard’s speech is to give local businesses actionable tips to help grow their business using Local Search Marketing. Local search marketing can benefit any business with a physical location that meets face to face with its customers at that location. The principles apply equally well to stand-alone businesses and to chain locations. Local search marketing is a service provided by Ballard’s company located in Janesville. “At Foremost Media, we see first hand how the use of local search marketing increases the website traffic for our clients,” says Ballard. “I’ll be talking about strategies that are simple ...

Posted in: News by Rose Stricker on August 9, 2018

Foremost Media, Inc. Wins 2018 Muse Creative Awards Foremost Media, Inc. Wins 2018 Muse Creative Awards

Foremost Media, Inc. 207 N. Academy Street, #200 Janesville, WI 53548 Contact: Jon Ballard, President 608-758-4841 x106 jballard@foremostmedia.com Monday, April 30, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Foremost Media, Inc. Wins 2018 Muse Creative Awards (Janesville, Wis) Out of more than 2,000 submissions from 40 countries, Foremost Media, Inc. has won a Rose Gold recognition in the 2018 Muse Creative Awards competition. The winning work was created for Stateline YMCA of Beloit. “It is such an honor for us here at Foremost Media to have won an award from such a prestigious international awards competition. At Foremost Media we are lucky and blessed to work with a team of professionals that love what they do, creating the best digital experience we can for each of our clients”, said Stephen Cardwell, Art Director, “that is why we take great pride in accepting this award recognizing the tremendous accomplishment by our team in creating the Stateline YMCA website experience.” The Muse Creative Awards is an international competition for creative ...

Posted in: News by Rose Stricker on April 30, 2018

Foremost Media Hosts Technology Trends in Downtown Janesville Event Foremost Media Hosts Technology Trends in Downtown Janesville Event

Foremost Media to Host Technology Trends in Downtown Janesville Event Three local CEOs present emerging trends and ideas to benefit southern Wisconsin industry Janesville, Wis. – Foremost Media, Inc., a Janesville website development company, is hosting an event titled “Technology Trends in Downtown Janesville” along with SHINE Medical Technologies, N1 Critical Technologies, and the City of Janesville. The event, part of Wisconsin Startup Week, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm CST at the Foremost Media office at 207 N. Academy Street, Suite 200, Janesville, Wisconsin. The event is free and open to the public.Participants will join Gale Price, Economic Development Director at the City of Janesville, to hear about technology trends in Downtown Janesville. Presentations will be made by CEOs of local tech companies, Foremost Media, Shine Medical Technologies and N1 Critical Technologies.Foremost Media's CEO, Jon Ballard is one of the presenters. “This is an exciting time to ...

Posted in: News by Rose Stricker on October 27, 2017

Foremost Media, Inc. Website Design Wins Award of Distinction Foremost Media, Inc. Website Design Wins Award of Distinction

Monday, July 31, 2017 For Immediate Release NEWS RELEASE Foremost Media, Inc. Website Design Wins Award of Distinction Entries are judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts to evaluate distinction in creative work Janesville, Wis. - Foremost Media, Inc., a Janesville website development company, won an Award of Distinction in the category of Self Promotion in the 23rd Annual Communicator Awards. With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Foremost Media Art Director, Stephen Cardwell submitted www.foremostmedia.com as an entry in the category of Self Promotion. “We worked hard to create a website for ourselves that shows our clients and potential clients the many wonderful and cool things they can do with their own websites. Leading edge features and functionality along with a well branded and attractive design is what I believe set us ...

Posted in: News by Rose Stricker on August 9, 2017

Content Marketing: Tell Your Story Content Marketing: Tell Your Story

Wesley* had given the last of his cash to the mechanic who had fixed the engine in his van. Wesley now sat inside that van parked in the Janesville Walmart parking lot wondering how he could afford gas to drive the van anywhere. Cancer and its treatments had sapped his strength. Medical bills had emptied his bank account and taken his home. He lived in the van. Careful budgeting of his monthly military pension had helped Wesley survive for a good long time. His next check was just one week away, but in order to receive it, he needed to attend a meeting with his counselor in Madison. He had left a message for his counselor explaining his financial/fuel situation, and now he waited for a return call hoping he had enough minutes on his phone to complete the conversation they would have. He was out of money. He was out of gas. ...

Posted in: Inbound Marketing by Rose Stricker on June 8, 2016

Foremost Media Places In Top International Award – 2016 Summit Creative Award Foremost Media Places In Top International Award – 2016 Summit Creative Award

Janesville, Wis - Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 21 countries, Foremost Media is named a Silver winner in the 2016 Summit Creative Award® competition for its creative website design for WEA Trust (https://www.weatrust.com/). The Summit Creative Award (SCA) recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of small and medium-sized advertising agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million. Entries in 20 major categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During its blind judging, (entering company names withheld), the Board of Judges search for and identify innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and user experience, and the ability to communicate and persuade. Winners were selected in a wide-range of categories from print and broadcast, to online advertising and social media. "WEA Trust was a fun project to work on,” says Foremost Media’s Lead Graphic Designer, Adam Zellmer. “We got the opportunity to use some new and modern design techniques. The feature landing video and ...

Posted in: News by Rose Stricker on June 2, 2016

Foremost Media, Inc. Wins Silver Addy Awards For Two Website Designs Foremost Media, Inc. Wins Silver Addy Awards For Two Website Designs

Janesville website development company earns accolades in first tier of national advertising competition. February 29, 2016 - Janesville, Wis - Foremost Media, Inc., a website development company in Janesville, Wisconsin, won two Silver Awards in the 2016 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) competition which was held Saturday, February 27 in Madison. Foremost Media won in the categories of Online/Interactive Websites-Consumer and Website-Microsites. The mission of the ADDY competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. The Madison competition represents regional market talent in the first of a 3-tier national competition. Stephen Cardwell, Art Director at Foremost Media, Inc. says, "The ADDYs are particularly special to us because we are competing against local talent, and we’re being acknowledged by our peers as one of the best in our industry.” On the entries, Cardwell remarks, "The Academy of Cosmetology (http://www.cosmetologycareer.net/) one of our winners, is an attractive, edgy, user ...

Posted in: News by Rose Stricker on March 1, 2016

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