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The Team


J Wagner Media is North America's premier marketing, publicity, and lead-generation agency for companies in the building products sectors. We have a special focus on structural wood and steel systems, software, fasteners/hangers, and chemicals.


For companies seeking to introduce new building products and new practices, or for want to reach contractors of any kind - remodeling, new home, commercial - Wagner has a track record of unrivaled success, serving A-list companies (past and present) like MiTek, USP Structural Connectors, Ainsworth (now Norbord), Stanley, Dupont, Eastman Chemical, Starborn, and many others.


John WagnerThe firm is lead by John D. Wagner, who was formally features editor at the Journal of Light Construction, and the author of 18 books about construction or corporate management. A gutsy innovator, John is widely seen as a leading light in the building industry for effective marketing, publicity, lead-gen, and brand development.


Elyse InghamElyse Ingham leads the departments of brand management, graphic design, web design, eMarketing, and advertising. Elyse has worked for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multi-national Fortune 50 companies. "Wow" is very often the first word out of a client when they see her work, whether it's an e-marketing campaign, a print ad, a trade show banner, or a webpage.


Zack ZornZack Zorn is our video and multi-media editor / drone operator, and he had produced hundreds of hours of polished, top-tier multi-media products, ranging from on-site live videos of clients and their customers, to studio-produced videos in any form, and any length.


Gary Miller, our lead content writer, is a plain-spoken stylist of the highest order. Gary aims for three things in his writing : clarity, clarity, clarity... and he hits it every time.


Will Forest is our list manager and senior account manager. He finds the best sources and the best pricing for ad placements, lists, events, and travel, as he broadly supports the entire team.