A FULL SERVICE MARKETING & ADVERTISING AGENCY.

A FULL SERVICE POLITICAL AND ADVOCACY FIRM

Foremost Strategy is a Top Political Digital Firm offering full services for political campaigns, businesses and brands.  With top political campaign managers  and the best advocacy teams managing a wide range of services for political campaigns, public relations, digital marketing, political communications, and advocacy work in the Social Media Space.  We value freedom and respect for human rights, social justice, and equality. We are activists working towards creating a positive impact in people’s lives.

As strategists we believe in strengthening democracy and supporting social issues, while staying focused at facilitating achievable goals during our decision making process so we can foresee a path to success at setting  frameworks for progress. Our optimal production team leads the path with technology, handling all of our campaign marketing content in-house while our researchers master the science behind data analysis. Because having the right people in the same room can make a very positive impact on the future of many.

As a Digital Agency we are focused on social media digital strategies for political campaigns including Facebook, Instagram, twitter, Youtube and google advertising for political races. If you really want to reach out voters, if you want to increase campaign awareness for your race, if you are ready to win, we can help.

OUR SERVICES.

ADVOCATING & FIGHTING FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN MOST.

Our partners’ roots are in advocacy and not-for-profit management, so we understand that the issues you choose to advocate for are tied to your passion and drive for justice, equality, equity or maybe just an opportunity to make your community better. Whether we are leveraging our relationships on your behalf, or we are coordinating an issue campaign to further your position, our team will help define the goals that will drive our collaboration in order to create a winning strategy that will elevate your issues to achieve maximum impact.

No matter the stage of your organization we will work with you to analyze your needs, strategize to identify solutions, and build a winning plan that will achieve results. Our Advocacy and Not-for-Profit Management services include:

Lobbying and non-profit advocacy
Strategic planning
Business planning and execution
Governing board development
Operational efficiency
Campaign strategy
Grassroots organizing
Coalition building and tactics
Event planning, coordination, management and execution
Mobilization techniques

A DATA-DRIVEN MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS FIRM

Our team specializes in communication strategies for business and not-for-profits, political advocacy, campaigns, and public education. In this new era of public engagement, consumers demand a dialogue, and expect you to empower them as they interact with your brand online or in person or through experiential marketing. Harnessing tailored solutions with precise execution, our team pairs innovative digital strategies with new and conventional marketing tactics to ensure that your target market is responding with the intended outcomes.

Digital Strategies
Message Development
Communications Planning and Execution
Targeted Stakeholder Identification and Analysis
Media Relations
Issue Advocacy and Research
Data and Micro-targeting
Advertising
Social Media Strategy and Management
Mobile Device Integration
Web Development
Messaging and Branding
Social Media Marketing
Identity Visioning
Brand development and guidance
Visual Communications,
Media Relations Strategy Development.

A POLITICAL FIRM WITH SOLUTIONS TO WIN.

Through years of experience our team of campaign strategists and managers have honed our skills and the ability to plan and flawlessly execute a winning campaign. Although we rely on our winning experience to help us shape strategy, we are continually innovating to ensure that the campaign is connected to the latest technology and is targeting the right people to achieve your intended goal – to win. Data is key to a winning campaign and we use data to drive the strategy, outreach and mobilization efforts – utilizing the latest techniques and quantitative tools.

Let us utilize our expertise to help you at every level of your campaign: Our services for campaigns include:

Digital Strategy
Ballot Management
Message Development
Campaign Management
Direct Mail
Field Management
Media Relations
Issue Advocacy and Research
Candidate Development
Data and Microtargeting
Advertising and Communications
Social Media Strategy and Management
Mobile Device Integration
In-House Design team
Video Production and Editing
Web Development
Messaging and Branding

PUBLIC RELATIONS THAT TELL YOUR STORY SO PEOPLE LISTEN.

Our Public Relations experts will help you achieve your PR goals by translating your work into a clear, compelling story and then ensuring that story is distributed through multiple channels for the biggest strategic impact. We can help you articulate your story in a way that persuades and moves, and then we work to develop messaging, talking points, and briefing materials to tell it with impact. We utilize our media contacts and relationships to earn media coverage for our clients across print, online, and broadcast media, through both targeted placement and mainstream coverage.

We will provide a thoughtfully designed PR program that in execution becomes a strategic communications tool. In addition to being able to provide you with a full PR program, we offer many PR services including:

Media relations
Message Development
Institutional Strategic Communications
Media training
Earned media
Paid media
Crisis response strategy and management
Media Monitoring
Spokesperson Training
Writing, Editing and Content Creation

Our Team

The right people in the same room can make magic happen. Add experience, talent, vision and winning strategies and you get Foremost Strategy’s Leadership Team.

Jhonmar Castillo - Foremost Strategy Managing Partner

Jhonmar Castillo - Managing Partner

Jhonmar brings 20 years of experience as a visionary executive creative director and a strategist with a passion for social media channels and new technologies. His understanding of trends, data, consumer’s behavior, user interface, and demographics is key when making strategic marketing decisions for any campaign.

John Zmuda - Foremost Strategy CFO

John Zmuda - CFO

John brings to our campaign strategy team a progressive 15+ years of business management experience for major companies and corporations, establishing profitable business relationships with influential media vendors, individuals, as well as business partners.

Rick Garcia Foremost Strategy Partner & Senior Strategists

Rick Garcia - Senior Strategist

Rick is a renowned civil rights activist and a champion in LGBTQ civil rights advocacy including “Marriage Equality”. Rick is also an inductee in the Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame since 1999. The founder of “Equality Illinois” which under Rick’s direction became one of the most sucessful LGBTQ rights organizations in the country.

Mark Oliver Shelton Cresswell - Strategists

Mark Oliver Shelton Cresswell - Strategist

Mark Oliver strongly believes in equality and fairness for all. Born in France from British parents, he studied sociology and documentary film production, and forever focuses on understanding the social environment of his many travels around the world. Mark Oliver understands that having the appropriate data at hand can help digital campaigns in today’s troubling times.

International Internship Programs

Our U.S.Domestic Policy & Advocacy Internship Program focuses on domestic policy and advocacy work. The program is designed to collect and analyze data from the 2016, 2018 and 2020 U.S. election cycles and to work on prediction models for the 2022-224  elections with an emphasis on judicial races, states, and local governments.

Responsibilities:

Lead research, both independently and collaboratively.
Acquire data from sources such as public opinion surveys and election results
Use statistical analysis to analyze research results.
Present research findings.
Suggest courses of action.
Predict economic, social, and political trends.
Analyze policies and their implications for voters.
Write reports.
Interpret surveys and election results.
Interview high-ranking officials.
Identify new areas of research.
Raise public awareness of important political and social issues.
Adjust easily to new cultures.

Requirements:

Interest in gaining experience as a political analyst
Portfolio of published articles or newscasts
Solid experience with statistical analysis software and qualitative research tools
Proficiency in English
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Outstanding writing skills and ability to report on research findings clearly
Current knowledge of news
Integrity and morality
BSc or current student in political studies, journalism, law or relevant field
Location: U.S.A

Note: This is an unpaid internship *

The International Affairs – Foreign Policy Internship Program focuses on foreign policy and human rights. The internship program is designed to collect and analyze data from political elections around the globe. The intern will work on prediction models for future international elections to later analyze their impact on U.S. Policy. This program has an emphasis on campaign strategies, digital campaigns, and social media trends.

Responsibilities:

Conduct research, both independently and collaboratively.
Collect data from sources such as public opinion surveys and election results
Use statistical analysis to analyze research results.
Present research findings.
Recommend courses of action.
Predict economic, social, and political trends.
Analyze policies and their implications for voters.
Write reports.
Interpret surveys and election results.
Interview high-ranking officials.
Identify new areas of research.
Raise public awareness of important political and social issues.
Adjust easily to new cultures.

Requirements:

Interest in gaining experience as a political analyst
Portfolio of published articles or newscasts
Solid experience with statistical analysis software and qualitative research tools
Bilingual candidates are preferred but not required
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Outstanding writing skills and ability to report on research findings clearly
Current knowledge of news
Integrity and morality
BSc or current student in political studies, journalism, law or relevant field
Location: U.S.A

Note: This is an unpaid internship *

The International Affairs Internship Program – Abroad is offered to students outside the U.S.A. and it is focused primarily on the political systems of other countries and particularly concerned with how those systems impact the foreign United States policy. The program evaluates the cultures, values, and political ideologies of foreign governments while engaging students in the political process of his/her own country while advocating for human rights.

Responsibilities:

Direct research, both independently and collaboratively.
Collect data from sources such as public opinion surveys and election results
Use statistical analysis to analyze research results.
Present research findings.
Recommend courses of action.
Predict economic, social, and political trends.
Analyze policies and their implications for voters.
Write reports.
Interpret surveys and election results.
Interview high-ranking officials.
Identify new areas of research.
Raise public awareness of important political and social issues.
Adjust easily to new cultures.

Requirements:

Interest in gaining experience as a political analyst
Portfolio of published articles or newscasts
Solid experience with statistical analysis software and qualitative research tools
Bilingual candidates are preferred but not required
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Outstanding writing skills and ability to report on research findings clearly
Current knowledge of news
Integrity and morality
BSc or current student in political studies, journalism, law or relevant field
Location: GLOBAL

Note: This is an unpaid internship *

El programa de Pasantías Internacionales en Relaciones Exteriores se ofrece a estudiantes fuera de los Estados Unidos y se centra principalmente en los sistemas políticos de otros países,  particularmente en cómo estos sistemas impactan las políticas de los Estados Unidos.  El programa evalúa las culturas, los valores y las ideologías políticas de los gobiernos extranjeros, al mismo tiempo que involucra a los estudiantes en el proceso político de su propio país.

Responsabilidades:

Investigar temas políticos como las relaciones exteriores y las ideologías políticas
Recopilar datos de fuentes tales como encuestas de opinión pública y resultados electorales
Utilizar el análisis estadístico para interpretar los hallazgos de la investigación
Desarrollar teorías políticas basadas en investigaciones y documentos históricos
Pronosticar tendencias políticas, económicas y sociales
Presentar los resultados de la investigación escribiendo informes, haciendo presentaciones y publicando artículos
Evaluar los efectos de las políticas y leyes sobre el gobierno, las empresas y las personas
Monitorear los eventos actuales, decisiones de política y cambios en la legislación
Manténerse al día con las tendencias y desarrollos internacionales
Sensibilizar al público sobre importantes temas políticos y sociales
Establecer contactos y fuentes para usar en futuras investigaciones
Representar a nuestra firma en conversaciones internacionales

Requisitos:

Interés en adquirir experiencia como analista político
Portafolio de artículos o noticias publicadas
Experiencia sólida con software de análisis estadístico y herramientas de investigación cualitativa
Preferimos candidatos bilingües pero no es un requerimiento
Excelente capacidad analítica y de pensamiento crítico
Excelente capacidad de redacción y capacidad para informar sobre los resultados de la investigación claramente
Conocimiento actual de noticias
Integridad y moralidad
Licenciatura o estudiante actual en estudios políticos, periodismo, derecho o campo relevante
Ubicación: Global

Nota aclaratoria: Las pasantías no son remuneradas *