A Full-Service Marketing Agency Proudly Serving the East Coast for Over 35 Years.

A full-service marketing agency with more than 35 years of client satisfaction, Stokes Creative Group, Inc. specializes in the transportation and construction industries, including providing outstanding construction support 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 National Council) 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 35 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…

January 11, 2018

Zac Stokes’ photo for the Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC lands on the cover of ENR Magazine’s “Year In Construction Photos” issue, Jan. 8/15, 2018.

December 6, 2017

Tappan Zee video documentary “Teamwork Over the Hudson” produced by Stokes wins platinum MarCom award.

November 20, 2017

Stokes adds 360° View Construction Documentation to the construction support services division.

September 27, 2017

Stokes Florida team expands with new hires and moves office to Orlando.

August 22, 2017

South Jersey Biz magazine readers vote Stokes Creative Group, Inc. the “best full-service marketing agency” for 2017.

April 12, 2017

Stokes opens midtown Manhattan office in the shadows of the Empire State Building.

January 23, 2017

Stokes raises and donates $1,000 to non-profit group, PennReach – the largest donation ever received by the organization in its five-year history.

January 16, 2017

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

January 16, 2017

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

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

October 21, 2016

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

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.

May 21, 2016

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

January 15, 2016

Baltimore team starts public outreach for the Purple Line

July 16, 2015

Stokes opens Florida office

July 15, 2015

Stokes opens Baltimore office

July 14, 2015

Stokes opens New York office

July 17, 2014

Stokes documents NYC DOT’s Brooklyn Bridge renovation

July 16, 2014

Stokes launches first Microsoft website

July 15, 2014

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

July 14, 2013

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

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

July 15, 2011

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

July 15, 2010

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

January 1, 2010

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

July 15, 2009

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

July 15, 2008

JMS provides public outreach support for the NJTPA 2035 RTP visioning workshops in each of its fifteen sub-regions

July 14, 2008

JMS documents Manhattan’s East Side Access Tunnel construction

July 17, 2006

JMS documents Route 52 – NJDOT Bridge Project

July 16, 2006

First corporate website is launched

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 14, 2004

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

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

July 14, 2003

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

July 14, 2002

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

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

July 14, 1998

JMS photographs Habs/Haer Perth Amboy Ferry House project

July 16, 1994

JMS documents Archaeology Program as part of NJDOT Route 29 project

July 15, 1994

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

July 14, 1994

JMS documents New York tunnel projects (Queens tunnel)

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)

July 14, 1991

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

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

July 14, 1989

JMS documents most of Camden County

July 14, 1987

JMS creates a roadshow program

July 14, 1985

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