Fast Forward Marketing
Helping small businesses in McHenry County with Online Marketing


Fast Forward Marketing Client Testimonials

Recently Vanessa spoke at the United Way of Greater McHenry County agency directors meeting and did a great job. She brought valuable information to our attention so all of us could leave with some new ideas and tools to help us positively impact our social media strategies. I am grateful for people like Vanessa who aren’t only smart advertising specialists, but someone who makes it easy to learn and implement. Thanks for your excellent work!!
— Carole Peters, United Way of Greater McHenry County

Vanessa did a fantastic job evaluating my company’s (AllOver Media) social media presence. She evaluated my sites and gave me great feedback on what I could do to improve my reach and effectiveness immediately and also an easy to follow plan going forward. Vanessa is a pleasure to work with and her services are very affordable.
— Mike Wheeland, All Over Media

Vanessa Baker and her team at Fast Forwarding Marketing are the real deal...innovative and honest in their approach in helping small businesses succeed with their online marketing campaigns. Vanessa’s team stays connected to the community for your business.
— Laura Witlox

Working at Star 105.5 there’s plenty of marketing reps we come across and Vanessa stands out as one of my favorites, especially when it comes to social media. She’s involved in the community just like we are too. Great job!
— Joe Cicero, Star 105.5

Anyone who needs help promoting their business, political candidacy, etc. should consider hiring Vanessa to help with social media. I’ve used her for a few of my clients, and her work has always been fantastic.
— Cheryl Meyer, Senior Communications Analyst at Illinois House Republicans

My husband and I have been working with Vanessa on marketing for our small business. She’s been great to work with. She’s knowledgable and thorough, giving us great recommendations and showing us how we can better market our business. Vanessa is also a lot of fun to work with. The work would have felt overwhelming with her. But with Vanessa, we saw how simple steps could help us reach more ideal clients!
— Beth McKinney, Ron McKinney Photography

Vanessa Baker of Fast Forward Marketing has been providing social media marketing services for our indoor shooting range and pro shop since 2014. She is a creative, insightful and enthusiastic spokesperson for our company. Although there was a bit of learning curve, Vanessa quickly acquainted herself with the firearms industry and with OnTarget’s emphasis on safety and customer service. She is well known and respected in the local community and is the perfect person to help you host a “meet and greet” or “mixer” activity of any kind. In short, you can put Vanessa in just about any situation, online through social media or in person, and she will market the best qualities that your company has to offer.
— Judy Claxton, On Target Shooting Range

Vanessa Baker does an excellent job of serving her client’s needs. She’s responsive, creative, and a pleasure to work with. Vanessa manages social media for the City of Crystal Lake’s “I Shop Crystal Lake” program.
— James Richter II Community Development Director at Village of Machesney Park

We recently hired Fast Forward Marketing and Vanessa did a great job helping our staff improve their social media and email marketing skills. She was very good at improving our business image on LinkedIn as well. I would recommend her to any business looking to improve their online marketing strategies. Vanessa can also help with youtube videos which will be our next project with her.
— Glen Gilmer, True Blue Coupons

Vanessa’s presentation and training was very easily followed and I would recommend her company Fast Forward Marketing to all businesses looking to increase their knowledge in Social Media!
— Connie Golberg, Working World Staffing

I have worked with Vanessa on a couple of occasions. While working on promotional strategies for my fitness/therapy center, Vanessa helped me to design a web site and also coached me in the use of both Google and Facebook as well as other social media avenues. Vanessa is extremely knowledgeable in the area of social media and brings it right down to our level, which is really valuable to me!! I recommend Vanessa highly!!
— John Voelz

Vanessa Baker can conceive an idea, create the vision and a plan of action that is refreshingly new and “outside the box”! She is personable, prompt, a team player and always follows through with her commitments. She is a great choice for your social media and marketing needs. I highly recommend her!
— Vickie Summers, Summers Academy of Dance

You did an amazing job this evening. Thank you
— Milica G., Ally Bank in reference to an event we managed

I just wanted to thank you for all of the time you spent with me over the last few weeks helping to put together a marketing plan to raise awareness for the BREAK. You have been extremely helpful, especially in getting us to take a look at avenues that we either have missed or have not done well in the past. Thank you for going the extra mile for a non profit!
— Brenda Napholz, The Break