Building business for professionals in the business of building, we are the outsourced marketing & design solution for businesses in the construction & home services industry.
We are proud members of the Stratford & Area Home Builders’ Association.
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ONLINE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
Implementing a system that allows you to effectively request, monitor, respond to, and showcase online reviews is one of the quickest and most impactful ways to improve and amplify your online reputation. But you don’t do it well, if at all. Why? Because you’re busy running your business, and asking for reviews is done sporadically at best. But consistency is key. Once you have a system in place, you will be amazed at how quickly your online presence grows, allowing you to get noticed – and chosen over your competitors – more often.
WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Each website we design is tailor-made to suit the client’s business, bringing the brand to the forefront using the right design tools and techniques. Our sites are designed to be beautiful, functional and easy to navigate. We are experts at content organization and study design trends and techniques to create unique sites.
MARKETING STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT
You are a professional in your industry, but perhaps you lack the time, knowledge and skills to properly market your business. As a result, you have a disjointed marketing strategy – maybe the odd magazine or newspaper ad or maybe you’re paying for Google Ads or SEO but you have no idea how that investment is working for you. And social media? Well, you get to it when you can. Truss Marketing is your outsourced, Houzz-certified marketing team. We get to know your business so we can make a true impact, ensuring you get found – and chosen – over your competitors more often, and communicate strategy and results on an ongoing basis so you can rest assured that your marketing is working for you. Whether you’re looking to simply consolidate your marketing efforts or aggressively expand your business into new markets, Truss Marketing offers a package that will suit your needs and budget.
The foundation of our creative team is comprised of two marketing industry professionals with 40+ combined years of experience. Additional expertise is retained for project management and specific tasks as required.
Laurie Knechtel is an experienced marketing strategist and highly creative brand designer who started her corporate marketing career in the engineering field, and then moved to telecommunications before starting her own business, eMotivate Marketing+Design, a small marketing agency based in Stratford, Ontario. She consults with established businesses in Southwestern Ontario, delivering tailor-made marketing and design solutions including, online reputation management, website design, SEO, content marketing, and social media management services.
Melanie is the founder of Webrite Design Solutions and has been providing custom WordPress site design and security, plus hosting and website marketing services for over 18 years. Known by her clients and community as a WordPress Security expert, Melanie delivers courses to groups of business owners, teaching participants about custom WordPress site design and marketing, as well as best practices for securing your WordPress website. Melanie has earned a reputation for comprehensive web solutions, strong customer service and exceptional attention to detail.
Website Design Portfolio
Here are a few examples of our website design work to date.
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Most of our business comes from word of mouth.
Here’s what some of our clients are saying
Melanie is an experience
I came away from speaking with Laurie feeling inspired and clearer view of my business as it’s lifting off. It’s very beneficial to rely on people who know their business, we all win!Chip Oud
Laurie provides us with ongoing marketing management services that have not only increased website traffic but have generated sales. We look forward to our business growing with her assistance and excellence. We’d highly recommend her services for those businesses in home improvement and new home construction.Rob DeGroot
Melanie and her team provide excellent customer service and are willing to work with me to get exactly what I wanted.Scott Bernier
How the latest marketing industry trends and developments affect your business.
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