about us

Proudly Serving the East Coast for Over 30 Years.

A full-service marketing agency with more than 30 years of client satisfaction, Stokes Creative Group, Inc., specializes in the transportation and construction industries, including providing outstanding construction documentation services.
Our diverse and talented team of creative experts provide unique approaches to help convey our clients’ stories of success and triumph, setting them apart from the competition and ultimately growing their business. Our core services
Include public outreach, videography, marketing and advertising and photography.

Stokes Creative Group, Inc., is as unique as our clientele, and has had the pleasure of working directly with countless industry leaders. We have offices in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Florida to serve you better. We maintain certifications as a WBE/DBE/SBE/WBENC (Woman/Disadvantaged/Small/Women’s Business Enterprise) throughout the East Coast.

Stokes Creative Group, Inc., is headquartered in Vincentown, New Jersey, with three additional locations along the East Coast. Each location is staffed with various employees and job functions – all part of our main corporate focus on providing outstanding marketing and public outreach services to the construction and transportation industries.

By having four locations, we are better able to service the needs of our growing customer base and develop solutions that reach their marketing goals. Please call us today to learn more about services we offer at any of our locations – in New Jersey, New York, Maryland or Florida – or to speak to a team member.

“Award-Winning Marketing Agency
Proudly Serving the East Coast
for Over 30 Years”
Company History

Joanne Stokes started in construction photography in 1985, taking photos of various job sites in New Jersey. Soon after, a video documentation system that involved driving the proposed project site with a van and cameraperson was developed and specified in contracts throughout the Northeast.

From there, JMS Visual Communications began working with some of the best engineering firms in the world and quickly developed the ability to turn complex engineering and planning into useful public information. They evolved into creating complete video productions for both broadcast and VHS distribution. From historic trains to how a treatment plant works, JMS always provided clients with equal quality and creativity.

Recognizing that helping clients become more successful also improved JMS’s success, the next big jump was adding a marketing and advertising department. Producing brochures and logos naturally progressed into building websites and offering complete product development. In 2010, JMS rebranded under the broader umbrella of Stokes Creative Group, Inc., a full-service marketing agency specializing in providing quality solutions for the transportation and construction industries.

Today, the Stokes creative team of over 30 professionals can handle any project – from marketing for an equipment company to public outreach on a $4 billion project. They design and create what is needed to tell our clients’ stories and to make them successful. Call Stokes today to tell your story…

Stokes History

1985
July 14

1985

First shot – Joanne Stokes takes pictures at what will become the first of many future utility photography projects
1987
July 14

1987

JMS creates a roadshow program
1989
July 14

1989

JMS documents most of Camden County
1990
July 14

1990

JMS creates Turner Construction’s first corporate training video that would go on to be used on all Turner Construction projects; updated throughout the years, the Stokes video is still utilized today
1991
July 14

1991

JMS conducts Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center pre-construction survey
1993
July 14

1993

Stokes assists NJDOT and Gannett Fleming with noise wall visualizations – first digital imaging of a project (utilized a 4-gigabyte drive, which was cutting-edge technology that year)
1994
July 14

1994

JMS documents New York tunnel projects (Queens tunnel)
July 15

1994

JMS creates a video documentary about the Superfund Site Remediation project in Glassboro, NJ
July 16

1994

JMS documents Archaeology Program as part of NJDOT Route 29 project
1998
July 14

1998

JMS photographs Habs/Haer Perth Amboy Ferry House project
2001
July 14

2001

JMS creates video for Bank of America and Jones Lang LaSalle about their new office space in New York’s World Trade Center; video becomes a program about their resiliency after the events of September 11
2002
July 14

2002

JMS shoots aerial photography of Phillies Stadium – stadium opens on Chris Stokes’ birthday in 2003
2003
July 14

2003

JMS introduces digital photography with a 4-megapixel camera (less resolution than today’s cell phones)
July 15

2003

JMS develops a camera system for New Jersey Transit GIS project that captures all 600-plus miles of train lines; incorporating three cameras and GPS recording from trains on the system
2004
July 14

2004

JMS documents pre-blast inspection of 400 Weehawken homes for Hudson Bergen Light Rail project
2005
July 14

2005

JMS incorporates digital photography as integral business process element
July 15

2005

JMS participates in their first of 11 Masonry Design Build competitions at NJIT School of Architecture
2006
July 14

2006

JMS plans and creates a full holiday event, including Dancing with the Stars, in Atlantic City for Masonry Contractors of New Jersey
July 15

2006

First corporate website is launched
July 17

2006

JMS documents Route 52 – NJDOT Bridge Project
2008
July 14

2008

JMS documents Manhattan’s East Side Access Tunnel construction
July 15

2008

Stokes provides public outreach support for the NJTPA 2035 RTP visioning workshops in each of its fifteen sub-regions
2009
July 15

2009

JMS starts public outreach for New Jersey Turnpike 6 to 9 Widening, their first multibillion dollar project
2010
January 1

2010

JMS rebranded under the broader umbrella of Stokes Creative Group, Inc., a full-service marketing agency
July 15

2010

Stokes begins video production of the Route 36 Highlands Bridge replacement- the first segmental bridge built by the NJDOT
2011
July 15

2011

Stokes produces WittPenn Bridge video of the largest vertical lift span bridge replacement in the world
2012
July 15

2012

The first public outreach video for the Route 280, Route 21 Interchange Improvements Project included a sketch animation hand-drawn by an artist
2013
July 14

2013

Stokes Creative Group, Inc., starts public outreach for The New NY Bridge (Tappan Zee) project
2014
July 15

2014

Stokes creates short film Chicken on the Tracks for NJ Transit; launches to great acclaim
July 16

2014

Stokes launches first Microsoft website
July 17

2014

Stokes documents NYC DOT’s Brooklyn Bridge renovation
2015
July 14

2015

Stokes opens New York office
July 15

2015

Stokes opens Baltimore office
July 16

2015

Stokes opens Florida office
2016
January 15

2016

Baltimore team starts public outreach for the Purple Line
May 21

2016

Stokes works with the MTA to provide public outreach on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project
May 21

2016

The DCAS (Department of Citywide Administrative Services) in New York utilizes Stokes’ aerial drone videography to capture footage of the solar panel installations in NYC.
October 21

2016

“Droney McIldrone”, the Stokes-owned drone, joins the team. Matthew Touhey receives his pilot license to operate the drone.
November 21

2016

Stokes assisted AECOM/GF with public outreach support on the Purple Line,  establishing and facilitating a series of six public scoping meetings over the course of only two days
2017
January 21

2017

Stokes announces five new stockholders (Diane Konopka, Matthew Touhey, Patty Egan, Qiao Wu, and Sam Capri), expanding WBE ownership