We'll sing "Hands Across America" if that'll get you results, but we’d prefer to just do what we do best. We're an experiential marketing agency with a growing national presence, so whether you're in our neighborhood or across the country, we can handle what you need.

advertising

The finished product reflects what you’re all about. Stunning, beautiful, raw, edgy, conservative, gritty, straightforward, modest, lively...we dig down to find what makes our clients unique and what makes them stand out. Print to digital to web, branding, logos, and ads to signage, collateral, commercials, photography and so much more, there’s nothing more rewarding to us than to hear our clients say, “By Jove, you’ve done it!” (or something along those lines).

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing


We are the digital pace and trendsetters. We take your business from "good" to "great" through innovative, multi-channel digital marketing campaigns that blur the lines between paid placements and attention grabbing organic strategies. Cross-platform digital brand activations are our specialty. Through in-depth consultation, tactical planning and comprehensive digital services, we strategically implement high-level initiatives that take your brand to new heights.

Public Relations

Public Relations


We work behind the scenes to create the scene. It’s about building relationships, identifying the message, crafting the story, creating the context and bringing it all to life. We don’t spin anything – we don’t have to. We just find the best way to present our clients, connect them to the right people and support them along the way. Throwing amazing parties and planning special events? We consider that a perk.

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Media Buying

Media


You’ve got the absolute best, coolest company/product/service ever. We want to make sure everyone who’s the most likely to agree sees and hears about it. It’s more than just buying placements – anyone can do that. We’ve got killer negotiating skills blended with sparkling charm, sprinkled with a little bit of steel and presented with a flourish of money saving ROI. Aim for the target and...bullseye.


Web Design and Development

Web


Back in the day, people used to hang out a shingle (yeah, that’s what it was called), unlock the doors and hey, look – customers. These days, it’s a little more complicated, right? A website that gives you a strong online presence and shows who you are, what you do and how people can get what you’ve got is like air to a business: you need it to survive. Yeah, we really do think it’s that important. Consider us your never ending oxygen tank.

Video

Video


Our in-house video production team works closely (almost too close) with our creative geniuses to concept, scout, direct, produce and edit inspiring and beautifully composed stories through the medium of video. The old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In our eyes, cinematography is worth a million. Our team is prepared to take on the smallest or grandest of shoots, from drones, helicopters, cranes…we’ve done it all!

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veronique james kickstarted The James Agency, back in 2005, as a one-woman show out of her living room. Experience as an art director for a local ad agency had given her an insider’s perspective regarding how an agency’s creative and business process typically worked...and Veronique was ready to take “typical” and turn it into “awesome” (which pretty much describes her perfectly).

why we’re different (in a good way)
TJA closes the gap between the people and personalities doing the work and those benefiting from it, creating a more collaborative client/agency environment. Our clients are a part of the creative process from the start and have complete interaction with everyone who’s involved with making the magic happen. No matter if you’re local or national, you’re gonna like the way we work.

the soul of what we do
We’re a full service advertising agency. From graphic design to comprehensive creative services, public relations, social media, media relations, web design and every detail in between, TJA has it covered (and awesome sauce is no extra charge here). Everything is strategic and interwoven so clients have a consistent look, feel and message across mediums.

the heart of what we do
We work as a team with the best interests of our clients in mind, always. It’s not a matter of a one size fits all approach. It’s a matter of knowing what works and making it work for you, wherever you are.

what we’re all about
Our people are what make our culture. Our culture is what makes us different. We’ve got marathon runners and sprinters (and on some days, marathon sprinters). We play off of each other’s creative talents and incorrect quote usage (we like to open that book of worms sometimes). We’re here because we love what we do, we enjoy and appreciate our clients, and yeah, we really do like each other (you work here, you get a nickname – end of story).

So enough about us. Tell us about you.

May 1–June 26

Moms, Dads and Grads promotion at Pei Wei

May 22

NamaStay #moxytempe yoga class

May 23

Complimentary CoolSculping consultations at MD Skin Lounge (RSVP Required)

May 25

Complimentary Ultherapy consultations at MD Skin Lounge (RSVP Required)

May 26

Complimentary Microblading consultations at MD Skin Lounge (RSVP Required)

May 29

NamaStay #moxytempe yoga class

May 31

Octane Raceway Summer Camp begins


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What we do isn’t about following the rules. It’s not about playing it safe. It’s about who we are – and you don’t need auto-tune when you’ve got genuine, rock star talent (but without the attitude, infighting and bad fashion sense). Every person at The James Agency brings his or her own unique genius and personality to every project we do. When you put us all together, you have a virtual planetoid of awesomeness.


veronique james

chief executive officer

shane tang

creative director

Jennifer Adler
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jennifer adler

director of public relations

natalie niekro

director of media

cristin andrews

controller

julie schneider

senior project manager

bryan zavala

traffic coordinator

kelsey newman

client coordinator

darren tang simoes

art director

jamie britton

senior graphic designer

ina lee

graphic designer

john blades

junior graphic designer

hallie bolonkin

production manager

justie lim

junior production designer

megan leese

senior web developer

bobby small

web developer

kirsten haberer

junior web developer

dallas mclaughlin

digital marketing strategist

dave curry

illustrator/animator

jessica tang

copywriter

amy klingler

junior copywriter

john glynn

public relations senior account manager

amy aust

public relations account manager

keller perry

junior public relations account manager

emily wincel

social media strategist

jessica golombek

media buyer

michele carter

executive assistant

jayne gaskey

office manager

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Veronique

veronique james

chief executive officer

 


What's your personal mantra?

  • + Honesty is the best and only policy
  • How would you explain your job to a five-year-old?

  • + I connect the dots
  • What's your favorite word?

  • + Fo Shizzle. Is that a word?
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + An architect
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    Shane Tang

    shane tang

    creative director

    shane@thejamesagency.com


    What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + Doin’ it!
  • If you were the subject of a story in the paper, what would the headline read?

  • + “Man Metabolizes Medication at an Alarming Rate”
  • Is there anything you absolutely hate with the intensity of a thousand suns?

  • + Slow drivers in the left lane
  • What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + Working with my hands, building and creating “things”
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    Jennifer Adler

    jennifer adler

    director of public relations

    jennifer@thejamesagency.com


    What’s one thing about you people would never guess?

  • + I had a horse growing up and used to ride competitively.
  • What’s your personal mantra?

  • + Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.
  • What’s one thing you want to do that you haven’t done yet?

  • + Take a trip to Italy.
  • What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + Crafting a unique pitch angle that secures valuable coverage for a client.
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    natalie niekro

    natalie niekro

    director of media

    natalie@thejamesagency.com


    What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + I always thought I would be a TV anchor
  • What’s one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + That I can throw a mean knuckleball
  • What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

  • + I’m dating myself here, but it would have to be The Brady Bunch…yes I have been called Marsha on occasion!
  • What’s your least favorite food?

  • + I hate beets with a passion
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    cristin andrews

    cristin andrews

    controller

    cristin@thejamesagency.com


    What's your least favorite food?

  • + Hold the peas please! Yuck!
  • How would you explain your job to a five-year-old?

  • + I keep track of money!
  • Is there anything you absolutely hate with the intensity of a thousand suns?

  • + Rude people. When I hold the door for you, would it hurt too terribly much to say "thank you"?
  • What's one thing you want to do that you haven't done yet?

  • + Take a vacation to the French Polynesian Islands
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    Julie

    julie schneider

    senior project manager

    julie@thejamesagency.com


    What’s your “guilty pleasure” song?

  • + Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”
  • What’s one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + I like to water ski
  • What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + New ideas
  • How would you describe yourself to someone who has never met you?

  • + Energetic and always on the go
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    Bryan

    bryan zavala

    traffic coordinator

    bryan@thejamesagency.com


    What’s your least favorite food?

  • + Hawaiian pizza. Pineapple doesn’t belong on there!
  • What’s your favorite smell?

  • + Lemon scented dishwasher detergent
  • What’s your “guilty pleasure” song?

  • + Anything N’Sync…don't judge me, you know all the words too!
  • What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

  • + So many to choose from! But I remember always waking up for Scooby Doo! (Scrappy Doo was always a bonus!)
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    kelsey newman

    kelsey newman

    client coordinator

    kelsey@thejamesagency.com


    What’s one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + I was on the varsity bowling team
  • What’s your personal mantra?

  • + Whatever you are, be a great one.
  • What’s your favorite smell?

  • + A freshly husked ear of corn
  • What’s your "guilty pleasure" song?

  • + “Men In Black”- Will Smith
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    darren

    darren tang simoes

    art director

    darren@thejamesagency.com


    What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + A professional toy tester
  • What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + Friendly competition and the ping-ponging of ideas
  • What's one thing you want to do that you haven't done yet?

  • + Bowl a 300 game
  • If you were the subject of a story in the paper, what would the headline read?

  • + Man Bowls 301 Game: Record Broken, Minds Boggled
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    jamie britton

    jamie britton

    senior graphic designer

    jamie@thejamesagency.com


    How would you explain your job to a five-year-old?

  • + Imagine a world. Now make it happen.
  • What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

  • + Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Is there anything you absolutely hate with the intensity of a thousand suns?

  • + Laziness
  • If you were the subject of a story in the paper, what would the headline read?

  • + Man miraculously lifts car, saves baby quails
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    Ina

    ina lee

    graphic designer

    ina@thejamesagency.com


    What's one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + That I have a gnarly death scar on my back from almost getting killed by a wave.
  • How do you approach a challenging project?

  • + Start scribbling things on a notebook and suddenly keywords/images will pop into my head, continue to write/draw things down until I get a better sense of that project.
  • What's your least favorite food?

  • + Carrots, I despise them.
  • What's your favorite smell?

  • + Eucalyptus & anything that smells like fresh laundry!
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    John Blades

    john blades

    junior graphic designer

    jblades@thejamesagency.com


    What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

  • + Full House
  • Who do you think is the worst actor/actress in Hollywood?

  • + Lou Diamond Phillips
  • What's your "guilty pleasure" song?

  • + "I Don’t Want to Wait" - Paula Cole
  • If you were a movie character, who would you be and why?

  • + Coach Gordon Bombay from The Mighty Ducks.
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    Hallie

    hallie bolonkin

    production manager

    hallie@thejamesagency.com


    What's your favorite smell?

  • + Safe answer: Heated jasmine rice and lavender.
    Not so safe answer: The smell of feet in the winter time. Mmm feet. Seriously.
  • What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + Fresh pens and a blank sketch book. Endless possibilities!
  • What's one thing you want to do that you haven't done yet?

  • + Travel cross-country in a Volkswagen beetle van. Hand painted with flowers, of course.
  • What's your personal mantra?

  • + This too shall pass.
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    justie lim

    justie lim

    junior production designer

    justie@thejamesagency.com


    What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + A Ben & Jerry’s taste-tester or a Crayola crayon-namer
  • How would you describe yourself to someone who has never met you?

  • + Sometimes Lilo. Sometimes Stitch. Generally a weird combination of the two.
  • What’s one thing you want to do that you haven't done yet?

  • + Hang out with lions and elephants in Africa!
  • What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

  • + Friends—always has been, always will be!
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    megan leese

    megan leese

    senior web developer

    megan@thejamesagency.com


    What’s your least favorite food?

  • + Pickles
  • What’s your personal mantra?

  • + Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry
  • What are you afraid of (this could be an actual fear or a phobia)?

  • + Holes in the ground; I cannot go near an edge of any size holes. Whether they be giant holes like the Grand Canyon, or small ones such as an open manhole cover.
  • What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

  • + Rugrats
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    bobby small

    bobby small

    web developer

    bobby@thejamesagency.com


    What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

  • + Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad
  • How do you approach a challenging project?

  • + By being the devil’s advocate
  • What’s your least favorite food?

  • + Watermelon
  • Have you ever had a nickname, and if so, what and why?

  • + My dad still calls me Zeke. I have no idea where it came from.
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    kirsten haberer

    kirsten haberer

    junior web developer

    kirsten@thejamesagency.com


    What's your "guilty pleasure" song?

  • + “Trumpets” by Jason Derulo - so good!
  • If you were a movie character, who would you be and why?

  • + This isn’t a movie, but I firmly believe that Jess from “New Girl” is playing out an overdramatized version of me.
  • How would you explain your job to a five-year-old?

  • + I make the internet.
  • Is there anything you absolutely hate with the intensity of a thousand suns?

  • + Chewing sounds. Especially in a quiet room. If I can hear you chewing, I’m fighting an internal battle to not yell at you.
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    Dallas

    dallas mclaughlin

    digital marketing strategist

    dallas@thejamesagency.com


    What’s one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + I was once a finely tuned hockey player, playing for Team USA’s U-15 team. Then on through high school and juniors. I scored a lot of goals and found out I was really good at fighting.
  • How do you approach a challenging project?

  • + Beginning at the end and reverse engineering the most effective way to get there.
  • What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + Taking a popular medium and pushing the boundaries to discover ways to use it that no one else has been able to see before.
  • Is there anything you absolutely hate with the intensity of a thousand suns?

  • + Stepping on Hot Wheels cars while walking through a dark room in the middle of the night.
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    dave curry

    dave curry

    illustrator/animator

    dave@thejamesagency.com


    What's one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + I'm a veteran of two foreign wars (Afghanistan and Iraq)
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + A jewel thief or a priest
  • How would you explain your job to a five-year-old?

  • + I get to draw stuff, then make it move!
  • What's your favorite word?

  • + Uncouth
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    Jessica tang

    jessica tang

    copywriter

    jessica@thejamesagency.com


    What’s the funniest prank you’ve pulled on someone?

  • + After a random infestation of cockroaches following a rainstorm, I came in early one day and hid plastic cockroaches all over a co-worker’s office in unexpected places. Every 15 minutes, I’d hear a shriek and then a string of profanity.
  • How do you approach a challenging project?

  • + I read anything and everything – inspiration can strike out of nowhere and I love that
  • What’s one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + I went to state in the shot put when I was in high school
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + A detective with a convertible and very cool clothes (a.k.a., Nancy Drew)
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    Jillian

    amy klingler

    junior copywriter

    amy@thejamesagency.com


    What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + A great strategy that’s clear on a campaign’s goal but provides a lot of freedom in conceiving ideas
  • What’s your favorite word?

  • + renaissance (uncapitalized)
  • How do you approach a challenging project?

  • + I make a list to prioritize which steps are most important, then start with number one.
  • What’s one thing you want to do that you haven't done yet?

  • + Visit Alaska
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    john glynn

    john glynn

    public relations senior account manager

    john@thejamesagency.com


    What's one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + I actually got a ticket for jaywalking in high school.
  • What's your personal mantra?

  • + “Living la vida without the loca” Ma$e
  • How would you describe yourself to someone who has never met you?

  • + I’m so normal that I’m strange.
  • What’s your “guilty pleasure” song?

  • + Sisqo’s ‘Thong Song’
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    amy aust

    amy aust

    public relations account manager

    amy@thejamesagency.com


    What's your least favorite food?

  • + Tomatoes. Although I strangely love all tomato products like ketchup, pasta sauce and salsa.
  • How would you explain your job to a five-year-old?

  • + I tell stories, plan parties and make friends.
  • Have you ever had a nickname, and if so, what and why?

  • + Amykins. A college professor gave me the nickname because he said it meant “little Amy” in German and it stuck. Some friends have even abbreviated that nickname to Kins.
  • What's your "guilty pleasure" song?

  • + Anything that your 13-year-old daughter loves to listen to, but I’m not that guilty about it. "
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    keller perry

    keller perry

    junior public relations account manager

    keller@thejamesagency.com


    What's one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + Keller is actually my middle name.
  • What are you afraid of (this could be an actual fear or a phobia)?

  • + I watched “Arachnophobia" as a lad and now I’m petrified of spiders. I still blame my parents.
  • Who do you think is the worst actor/actress in Hollywood?

  • + Nic Cage and Meg Ryan. "City of Angels” is my nightmare.
  • What's your "guilty pleasure" song?

  • + “Cry Me A River” - Justin Timberlake.
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    Emily Wincel

    emily wincel

    social media strategist

    emily@thejamesagency.com


    What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + A ballerina
  • What's your favorite smell?

  • + Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
  • What's your personal mantra?

  • + Live fast, die pretty.
  • What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + Cool fonts and great color palates
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    Jessica

    jessica golombek

    media buyer

    jgolombek@thejamesagency.com


    What's your least favorite food?

  • + Seafood. I can’t stand the smell or texture. Just thinking about it grosses me out.
  • What's one thing you want to do that you haven't done yet?

  • + Train and successfully complete a marathon.
  • What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

  • + The Big comfy couch, especially the clock part.
  • What's your "guilty pleasure" song?

  • + "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" -Shania Twain
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    michele carter

    michele carter

    executive assistant

    michele@thejamesagency.com


    Have you ever had a nickname, and if so, what and why?

  • + My dad gave me the nickname “Cha Cha” when I was a toddler. The fact that I went on to dance professionally is a huge coincidence.
  • What's your favorite smell?

  • + Sunscreen. It transports me to perfect summer days on the lake!
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + I wanted so badly to be an astronaut with NASA and was sure I was going to be the first human to step foot on Mars.
  • What's your personal mantra?

  • + Leave every person you meet a little happier!
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    Jayne Gaskey

    jayne gaskey

    office manager

    jayne@thejamesagency.com


    Have you ever had a nickname, and if so, what and why?

  • + Maynard, given to me by my former employer. I reminded her of a friend from childhood.
  • What's your favorite smell?

  • + Cilantro
  • What's the funniest prank you've pulled on someone or someone has pulled on you?

  • + Friend listed our boat for sale while out of town. It wasn’t!
  • Is there anything you absolutely hate with the intensity of a thousand suns?

  • + People controlling the fast lane and not going fast enough.
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