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500, Saint-Jacques West, Suite 1520
Montreal Quebec H2Y 1S1
Phone: (+1) 514 840-5325

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Basic Info

Core Competencies: Branding/Naming/Product Development, Strategy and Planning

Founded in: 2014

Employees: 8

Clients: 3

john st.

500, Saint-Jacques West, Suite 1520
Montreal Quebec H2Y 1S1
Phone: (+1) 514 840-5325

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About the Agency john st.

john st. has rapidly become one of Canada's top creative advertising agencies. Through our commitment to strategic planning, we have an unmatched track record for work that works. Our philosophy is simple: in a world fast approaching commoditization, our job is to make clients'​ brands unignorable. 


English, French
Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

Content creation – all media. The creative department is led by Co-Creative Directors and agency partners Stephen Jurisic and Angus Tucker. Unlike many agencies, we don’t have a separate digital creative department. The team that works on any given project is responsible for the broadcast, print, digital and experiential components of the campaign. This ensures consistency of message and tone for clients across all media.

digital services
john st. has an expansive group of digital service professionals including information architects, web designers, developers, producers and project managers. When it comes to projects that require specialized production capabilities, our internal teams collaborate with class-leading production companies to accomplish the project goals in the most effective way possible. Our experience includes responsive web design and development, applications, digital ads, electronic sales tools, email and CRM.

integrated production
As production budgets continue to be stretched across multiple channels, john st.’s approach has been to converge production departments to create one hub through which all broadcast, digital, print and experiential production flows. This group of 12 in-house producers is overseen by our Director of Integrated Production to bring a holistic perspective to content creation, resource allocation, project financials, timelines and management across all departments.

social media
john st. offers a complete package of services to establish and manage a brand’s social media properties. These services include social media strategy development, creative frameworks for social media properties, community management, content creation, social application design and development, and monitoring and analytics.

strategic planning
The planning department is led by Emily Bain, Director of Planning and agency partner, and is made up of brand, experience and digital planners. We provide a range of services designed to ensure tight, insightful creative briefs, help clients manage their communications process for effectiveness and efficiency, and track and measure results.

studio services
With pharmaceutical, retail and automotive clients, we have a core competency in collateral, point of purchase, trade shows, packaging, contests and training material development and production for print and digital release. With our design competency, we are able to seamlessly integrate core ideas into tactics. Our studio has been set up to handle high-volume, fast-turnaround, multi-approval demands, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

design services
john st. design services specialize in the creation and consistent delivery of a brand’s visual vocabulary through all aspects of the marketing and communication mix. Services include visual identity and brand standards development, sales material design, and environmental development and installation.

account management
Every account is assigned representatives from our Leadership Team to ensure an agency partner is actually involved on businesses. Day-to-day management operates under a team leader/project manager philosophy. Each business is led by a seasoned, talented team leader with relevant client/agency experience, who can bring thought, business, creative and organizational leadership to the business, daily. Experienced and dedicated project managers support the team leader in the areas of production and project management. Account teams are equipped with state-of-the-art production, financial and control systems to bring formal project management and executional excellence to the accounts.

john st. montreal
We opened our Montreal office in November 2014 in order to provide on-the-ground strategic, creative and account services to our national clients and to bring a little of what makes john st. unignorable to La Belle Province. Our Montreal team applies their local insight and sensibility to help our clients maximize their opportunities in this unique market. 

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