Maple Weekend is a new site dedicated to marketing the first Annual Maple Weekend for Lanark County maple producers in Eastern Ontario.
The site offers information about the weekend, scheduled for April 2015, and makes it easy to find local maple producers using a custom Google Map. Profiles of individual maple syrup producers round out the experience, helping visitors to choose which sugarbushes to visit.
Foil Media worked with design partner Sumack Loft to produce a striking new identity for the Maple Weekend, and to build and customize the site on WordPress.com.
Hands on Healing Centre in Almonte, Ontario provides a holistic and drug-free approach to relief for a variety of symptoms including acute back and neck pain, sports injuries, headaches and everyday aches and pains.
In 2014 the Centre was ready for a simple, new web presence that would create a warm, welcoming presence and make it easy for new patients to learn about their offerings. The WordPress platform also makes it easy to publish occasional blog posts as a way of sharing valuable tips and information with patients.
Foil Media undertook a simple but effective design customization process and provided hands-on training and documentation.
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The Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival is a unique annual event in Almonte, Ontario.
The Festival celebrated 10 years in 2014, and Foil Media developed a new website for the festival on the WordPress platform. The new site makes the sharing of news and purchasing of tickets extremely easy.
With a unique annual cycle, festival organizers needed a site that could be easily refreshed every year. The site’s colourful design has elements that are easily swapped out for new versions, and the site’s architecture balances evergreen information about the festival with the latest news.
After the site was built we provided hands-on training to a team of three volunteers and provided an in-depth guide to managing the site.
Ottawa Kayak Trailers offers fully customized kayak and canoe trailers.
Owner John Brownlee runs J & L Mobile Welding, another Foil Media client. In 2014 John decided to build on a niche area, building customer canoe and kayak trailers in the Ottawa region.
Foil Media worked with design partner Sumack Loft to create a new identity, set-up the site, and provided content guidance. We also refreshed styling on the companion J & L Mobile Welding site at the same time, creating a relationship between the two sites.
Now John is free to focus on what he does well and continue to grow his business, with an easy to manage website as a tool at his side.
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The site for Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is a fresh examples of how to make the most of the flexible WordPress platform.
The Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is home to local food growers, crafts people and delicious prepared food concessions. The Market was ready for a new web presence in 2013 and turned to Foil Media and our design partner Sumack Loft.
After discussing the Market’s unique requirements, we handled all WordPress account set-up, template selection and customization, content guidance and placement, as well as training and support for updating the site.
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Medical aesthetician services are offered by On the Beam Laser, a new Almonte business which opened in September 2012 by Diana Blanchard-Kreuzer. On the Beam Laser specializes in IPL Laser Hair removal and Intensive Pulse Light (IPL) Photofacial Treatments.
Foil Media developed a new identity for the business, set-up and customized a new WordPress website, advised on content development, and provided full training to the client in maintaining her website. We also developed a Constant Contact newsletter template for direct mailings.
Peggy Brown is an Integral Coach based in Ottawa. Integral Coaching® is a comprehensive coaching methodology used to bring about sustainable change. Through a comprehensive understanding of a client’s unique way of relating to their problem or topic, Peggy creates an effective coaching program.
Peggy’s site is a great example of how to take advantage of the super-fast development environment offered by WordPress.com. Already in possession of a domain name and ready to move quickly, Peggy needed a simple brochure site up as quickly as possible. Using the graphical assets already developed for her business identity, we were able to select a theme, do some simple customization, develop and get content in place in just a couple of days. We met an important business milestone and Peggy can now take her time in terms of assessing the site and how she wants to grow it over time.
Barclay McMillan of Voice Emergent has been creating opportunities for people to discover, or recover, their singing voices and explore them in a context of healing and well-being since 1991. He offers courses and singing gatherings in Ottawa.
A Foil Media client since 2005, Barclay moved onto the WordPress.com platform in 2011 with our guidance and design services; we also handled all content migration from his old, conventionally built website (which, incidentally, has always been one of the most popular in our custom portfolio).
The WordPress platform is a great fit for Barclay, as it offers easy updating for the new offerings and classes that he frequently has to share with his audience, and allows for smooth social media integration.
J & L Mobile Welding of Almonte offers mobile welding and shop welding services to clients across the Ottawa region.
In early 2012 the business was ready for a new identity and a first website. The WordPress platform appealed to this client as a great way to get started on the web, and offered some nice features, such as a photo gallery of work undertaken by the company.
Foil Media created a first website presence for this mobile welding business using WordPress in January 2012, and refreshed the site’s styling in 2014 when the business launched a companion site, Ottawa Kayak Trailers.
JB Arts is a new arts studio in Almonte offering art classes, summer camps, birthday parties and educational programming. Owner Jeff Banks has transferred his very successful business from Oakville to Almonte and is quickly establishing his studio on the local scene.
We worked with Jeff in 2011 to develop a simple but highly flexible website in WordPress that would allow him to frequently post news, upcoming classes and events and growing photo galleries of artworks created at the studio.
Foil Media worked with Jeff to establish a site architecture, set up the new WordPress site, including all permanent pages and content, and prepared the site for handover. We also handled domain pointing and provided an orientation session and support as Jeff got comfortable with using the WordPress dashboard to maintain the site on his own.
With his newsy, colourful site – jam packed with information about his services and programs – Jeff has quickly become a great example of how beneficial a site like this can be to a business owner with lots to share.
This WordPress-based blog was developed as part of the Foundations in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed Initiative (LWWI) which is a project of Community Foundations of Canada.
Foil Media worked closely with CFC staff in 2010 to establish a blog that could be updated regularly by an in-house consultant.