Go Forward Media's clients and products represent a variety of media markets, including leading event and publishing industry brands, medical communications and public safety.
Red 7 Media is a privately-held diversified media company headquartered in Norwalk, CT. The company, recently ranked by Inc. Magazine as the #1 fastest growing private company in periodicals, publishes market-leading magazines, eMedia products and newsletters, and also produces conferences and events.
GFM provides full circle strategic and operational management of Red 7's interactive portfolio, working closely with company and brand leaders and an on-site integrated eMedia staff. This includes product concepts, planning, budgeting, design and development and operational support.
In the last year, R7M has retooled the entire FOLIO: brand online, including a vastly upgraded FOLIO: Magazine Web site, the mediaPRO professional network and the FOLIO: Careers Job Board. GFM will leverage the company's Live Event Group portfolio into a major portal launch in 2009. Combined with its Webinar, Microsite, Directory and eNewlstter products, R7M has experienced significant revenue and audience growth online.
The Coin Laundry Association is a strong, vibrant network of laundry owners, distributors and manufacturers. With affiliates throughout the country, a headquarters staff of 10 and a wealth of resources, you are sure to find the answers to your questions via the association.
Go Forward Media helped CLA in its strategic launch of PlanetLaundry.com, an information, resource and community portal for the coin laundry professional. We continue to provide operational support, strategy and sales training as the site enters its second year.
Elsevier Public Safety (www.elsevier.com/publicsafety), an Elsevier business located in San Diego, Calif., produces public safety products and services including JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), FireRescue Magazine, Law Officer, EMS Today Conference and Exposition, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com and other products.
Elsevier's addition of the Go Forward Media strategy and operations leadership team will drive a fully integrated approach to online content, marketing, sales and operations, enabling the development of a wide array of new and enhanced Web products across the fire, EMS, law enforcement and communications universe. The company will also leverage the staff and resources of Go Forward Media to support new Web initiatives, technologies, development, and client services.
Elsevier's International Medical News Group reaches over 500,000 physicians, offering them a broad range of unique and original specialty-specific news. IMNG's content matters to the way our readers practice medicine. Concise, practical, professional, and engaging, our 'next best thing to being there' coverage of news from medical meetings is unsurpassed. Best known for its medical specialty newspapers, IMNG also offers medical news as part of our wire service, Web sites, e-newsletters, video reporting, and podcasts -- which is where GFM steps in to provide sales training and strategy around content, marketing and operations.
Launched in July 2007, FirefighterNation.com is the leading social and professional network in the firefighting, rescue and EMS community. With over 25,000 members from around the globe, the site boasts more than 100,000 user-submitted photos, thousands of videos, comprehensive forum discussions and much more. With the addition of new key team members at GFM, the site will continue to create excitement within the fire service as a top destination to connect, learn and get critical industry information. The site is one of the largest online niche social and professional networks.
Update: Elsevier Public Safety Acquires FirefighterNation.com
Leveraging the power of Wordpress and multiple plug-in components, GFM manages the Web site for one of the nation's top prep basketball programs, Oak Hill Academy. The site will include regularly-updated game recaps, player profiles and diaries, photo and video segments and more for an 'in-season' audience which tops tens of thousands of fans and visitors each month.
For more than two decades, HMP Communications, LLC (HMP) has provided healthcare professionals with medical communications products to inform, inspire and challenge their approach to patient care. HMP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, has become a dynamic resource for healthcare professionals in the fields of wound care, podiatry, dermatology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, vascular disease, long-term care, managed care, diabetes, arthritis, and specialized primary care.
Following a comprehensive review of the company's eMedia products and opportunities, HMP engaged Go Forward Media to help develop and implement its interactive strategy. This includes development of an eMedia sales training program, technology review and upgrades, and product development.
In 2007, GFM developed the framework of the National Volunteer Fire Council's National Junior Firefighter initiative. The program gives young people the chance to learn about local fire, rescue and emergency medical services response organizations in a safe, controlled, educational and fun manner -- and it provides volunteer departments with an excellent recruitment tool. For more about the program, read the story on Firehouse.com. The program has received a $400,000 grant from the Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation.
GFM was engaged by Firefighter.com, an eCommerce-driven web site offering apparel, collectibles, books, jewelry, gifts and more for firefighters and their loved ones. During the engagement, GFM led strategic growth of Firefighter.com's marketing and business development. The highlight of the program was a tremendous increase in organic search traffic and resulting revenue.