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Marvin Joles III

Since its launch in 2019, Marvin Joles has grown Blacktop Banter from a one-man asphalt industry podcast into a leading voice in the asphalt industry. With hundreds of thousands of followers, millions of views across social media and a podcast with listeners in 36 countries, Blacktop Banter is dedicated to consistently covering what makes our industry unique and one of the most important trades in the world.

Today, Blacktop Banter provides far more than podcasts. Our comprehensive marketing services include eye-catching website design and SEO optimization, engaging video content creation and private consultations to help contractors, manufacturers and suppliers reach their target audience and grow their influence.

A steadfast dedication to building community and connection within the asphalt industry and cultivating the next generation of leaders and contractors led to the creation of the Blacktop Banter Success Group in 2022. A cohort of contractors and business owners committed to sharing the tools, resources and knowledge which has helped them succeed, the group has been invaluable for both beginners and veterans alike on their journey to success in the asphalt industry.

Blacktop Banter is also proud to give back to the community which it calls home and recently funded a “Media Room” at River Valley High School in Spring Green, Wisconsin where students learn and apply techniques used in broadcasting to create their own podcasts and social media content.