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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

Angie Miller
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angie miller

director of public relations

natalie niekro

director of media

cristin andrews

staff accountant

julie schneider

project manager

bryan zavala

traffic coordinator

jillian green

production director

hallie bolonkin

junior production designer

jamie britton

graphic designer

darren tang simoes

graphic designer

hanna burks

graphic designer

megan leese

web developer

bobby small

web developer

dave curry

illustrator/animator

jessica tang

copywriter

melissa mccarty

digital content strategist

john glynn

publicist

taylor mchenry

sales executive

jayne gaskey

office manager

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TJATeam_Lg_0001_Veronique

veronique james

chief executive officer

veronique@thejamesagency.com


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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    angie

    angie miller

    director of public relations

    angie@thejamesagency.com


    What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + An astronaut
  • What's your "guilty pleasure" song?

  • + "Groove is in the Heart" by Dee Lite
  • What's one thing about you that people would never guess?

  • + I used to drive the hay bailing tractor for my dad as a kid
  • Is there anything you absolutely hate with the intensity of a thousand suns?

  • + That smacking sound when people chew with their mouth open
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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

    staff accountant

    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

    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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    Jillian

    jillian green

    production director

    jillian@thejamesagency.com


    What’s your favorite word?

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

  • + I can rock pretty hard on the drum kit
  • What turns you on, creatively speaking?

  • + Mark Rothko
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + The voice of a cartoon character
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    Hallie

    hallie bolonkin

    junior production designer

    hallie@thejamesagency.com


    What's your favorite smell?

  • + Safe answer: Heated jasmine rice and lavender.
    Not so safe answer: The smell of my boyfriends 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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    jamie britton

    jamie britton

    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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    darren

    darren tang simoes

    graphic designer

    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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    Hanna

    hanna burks

    graphic designer

    hanna@thejamesagency.com


    What's your personal mantra?

  • + Always do the right thing - even if no one is watching.
  • What's your favorite smell?

  • + Sautéing garlic and onions - you know something delicious is ahead.
  • What's one thing you want to do that you haven't done yet?

  • + Hike the Appalachian Trail. Go to India and get picked up by an elephant.
  • What's the funniest prank you've pulled on someone or someone has pulled on you?

  • + I put fairy dust (sparkles) inside all of the guys’ sleeping bags at the camp I worked at. They were sparkly for days and it was great.
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    megan leese

    megan leese

    web developer

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

  • + Jeeves (as in ‘Ask Jeeves’) – I cannot leave a question unanswered. I will look it up as soon as I am near a smart phone / computer.
  • 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.
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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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    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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    Melissa

    melissa mccarty

    digital content strategist

    melissa@thejamesagency.com


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

  • + I’m proud to be a Frankfort Hotdog! I grew up in Frankfort, IN where our high school mascot was a dachshund. Strange, I know!
  • If you were the subject of a story in the paper, what would the headline read?

  • + Adventures of a Single Mom…How does she do it!?!
  • What's your personal mantra?

  • + Work hard, Play hard
  • Have you ever had a nickname, and if so, what and why?

  • + My grandpa called me Fox. Not really sure why!
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    john glynn

    john glynn

    publicist

    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?

  • + Sisquo’s ‘Thong Song’
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    taylor

    taylor mchenry

    sales executive

    taylor@thejamesagency.com


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

  • + I was raised on a farm and I’m secretly a tom boy
  • What's your personal mantra?

  • + Be kind, be loyal, and be honest ….. and a teaspoon of sugar makes the medicine go down.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?

  • + An Astronaut
  • Is there anything you absolutely hate with the intensity of a thousand suns?

  • + Clutter, can’t stand it!
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    jayne

    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.

  • 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 involved in making the magic happen.

    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.

    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).

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    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).

    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


    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


    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.

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    Past and Present include:

    Gietz Master Builders
    Booster Juice Smoothie Company
    Westroc Hospitality
    Hotel Valley Ho
    Lovitt & Touché
    Alliance Financial Resources
    Keyland Properties
    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
    Wellements Baby
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    Johnson Consulting Group
    GlobalTranz
    Norbu Designs
    H Group Realty
    Original Cupcakes
    Safeguard Security
    Tallarico Spirits
    Spraytect LLC
    West 6th Tempe
    Tru Blue Sky
    Rowdy Hair
    QuickPass
    Octane Raceway
    VETMED
    Taco Guild
    Venture REI
    Oral Wise, INC. (GumChucks)
    City of Scottsdale
    Renaissance Sports & Entertainment
    Matthew Dutile Photography
    Flowing Wells Landscaping
    The Alignment Group
    Entrepreneurs' Organization of Arizona
    Arizona Highways Television
    Stephanie's Little Luxuries
    Scottsdale Ranch
    Chateau on Central
    Save and Gave
    Strunk Insurance Group
    Deco Communities
    21 Cakes
    Maven Universal
    SimonCRE
    Keystone Homes
    Shift Redevelopment
    City of Scottsdale
    RAMSAM Restaurants
    P.B. Bell Companies
    Joe Niekro Foundation
    Arizona Center
    University Communities
    The Missing Link
    Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics
    Arizona Natural Resources, Inc.
    Zaremba Residential Company
    Zona Hotel & Suites Scottsdale
    O'Neill Hotels & Resorts
    Maverick Strategies + Communications
    Engage 5 Event Planning
    Cabana on McClintock
    Paul Markow Photography
    Default On Purpose
    Valley Eye Care
    4020 Lofts

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