44 episodes

The Go With the Flo podcast, hosted by CEO of Flo Media, Josiah Merta, brings you the current state of the business world, insights into digital marketing, and exclusive interviews with leading entrepreneurs and influential online personalities. In every episode, the goal is to deliver value and touch on subjects that you find helpful to your career and provide different perspectives on business-related topics by deep diving into certain theories and by sharing the stories of influential guests on the show.

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The Go With the Flo podcast, hosted by CEO of Flo Media, Josiah Merta, brings you the current state of the business world, insights into digital marketing, and exclusive interviews with leading entrepreneurs and influential online personalities. In every episode, the goal is to deliver value and touch on subjects that you find helpful to your career and provide different perspectives on business-related topics by deep diving into certain theories and by sharing the stories of influential guests on the show.

    From U.S. Army Psychological Operations to Donating $70,000 to Stop Soldier Suicide With Combat Flags | Interview With Owner Dan Berei

    From U.S. Army Psychological Operations to Donating $70,000 to Stop Soldier Suicide With Combat Flags | Interview With Owner Dan Berei

    During this time of the coronavirus and mandatory quarantine, we were given the opportunity to sit down with Dan Berei - the owner/founder of Combat Flags in Davidson, North Carolina - and discuss his time in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in Psychological Operations and getting deployed to the Philippines twice, how he started Combat Flags after 6 years in the military, his passion for Stop Soldier Suicide, and many other topics such as:

    - Where his passions to join the military came from

    - How his grandfather helped shaped the man who he is today

    - His role in Psychological Operations and Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines

    - The biggest difference from military life to civilian life

    - Why he chooses to donate 50% of his profits to Stop Soldier Suicide

    - His perspective on purpose and self-awareness

    Let us know what you think of this interview by sending us a DM on Instagram @gwtfpodcast

    • 1 hr 28 min
    How Three Farmers Got an Investment on Dragons Den | Interview with CEO Natasha Vandenhurk

    How Three Farmers Got an Investment on Dragons Den | Interview with CEO Natasha Vandenhurk

    To kick start our new year, we interviewed Three Farmers CEO, Natasha Vandenhurk, to talk about her experience of successfully getting an investment on CBC's Dragons Den for her company, and many other things such as: 

    - How growing up on a farm made her who she is today 

    - What it's like scaling a business in Saskatchewan, Canada 

    - The process of going onto Dragon's Den

    - How she balances work life and family life 

    - What a day in the life of being a Three Farmers CEO looks like



    Let us know what you think of this interview by sending us a DM on Instagram @gwtfpodcast

    • 49 min
    CCO of Vaynermedia Shares His Perspective on Creative Agencies | Interview With Steve Babcock

    CCO of Vaynermedia Shares His Perspective on Creative Agencies | Interview With Steve Babcock

    A few months ago, we interviewed Steve Babcock, the CCO of Vaynermedia,  who has been included in industry lists such as, Forbes’ “30 Most Creative People in Social Media” and XYZ’s “Top 25 Young Creative Professionals,” to hear his story of becoming one of the most influential + leading creative directors in the marketing landscape. In this interview, we discuss things such as:

    - Growing up in a creative family in small town Idaho

    - Starting a production company at a young age

    - His career path to becoming CCO of Vaynermedia

    - The difference between working with small brands vs big brands

    - Typical day in the life of a CCO of Vaynermedia

    - His perspective on digital agencies in 2019



    Let us know what you think of this interview by sending us a DM on Instagram @gwtfpodcast

    • 38 min
    Is "Passive" Income a Real Thing & How to Get an Interview with Someone Famous

    Is "Passive" Income a Real Thing & How to Get an Interview with Someone Famous

    There's a big trend among entrepreneurs and "fast money searchers" when it comes to finances, and that thing is "passive income". So in this episode, we wanted to dive into the world of passive income and discuss exactly what it means and find out if it's even possible to achieve. We share our thoughts on that and a few other things like:

    - The truth about passive income

    - Why real estate is the best investment

    - How knowledge is useless without execution

    - The simplicity of getting an interview with a someone famous

    We think that there's a lot of value in this episode for every listener and we would love to hear what you think is the best investment for your money by tweeting @jojomerta!

    • 41 min
    Capitalism VS Communism & Why It's Impossible to Achieve Marxism In Our Society

    Capitalism VS Communism & Why It's Impossible to Achieve Marxism In Our Society

    WARNING: THIS EPISODE IS MAY BE VERY CONTROVERSIAL



    In the last few weeks, we've mentioned in our podcast that we want to share our thoughts on more "controversial" subjects and help our audience better understand who we are and how we think. So in this weeks episode, we wanted to discuss our viewpoints on why we think having a free market is crucial to our survival and few more rabbit trails such as:

    - How a free market increases our quality of life

    - Why Marxism is nearly impossible to achieve in our society

    - The reason why communism always fails

    - The downsides of government run programs



    We know that this is a controversial episode and are aware that not everyone will agree with us, but we would love to hear your perspective on these topics and have a discussion by sending us a DM @jojomerta on IG. Note: we respect everyone's opinions and have nothing against anyone who disagrees with us. Let us know thoughts on this episode!

    • 33 min
    Why the E-sports Industry is About to Collapse & the Power of Using Influencers

    Why the E-sports Industry is About to Collapse & the Power of Using Influencers

    Over the past few years, the e-sports industry has been gaining more and more traction, gathering the attention of big name investors such as Drake, Scooter Braun, and other major VC firms, but the only problem is that the industry is in a bubble right now and it will soon be collapsing. So in this episode, we talk about several topics such as:

    - How the e-sports industry is a bubble

    - Why most e-sport teams are valued way higher than they should be

    - Thoughts on sponsorship's

    - Why influencers are so powerful for local brands



    We'd love to know if you think the e-sports industry is in a bubble right now by tweeting @jojomerta! Let us know!

    • 30 min

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