about us

A Full-Service Marketing Agency 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 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) 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

2018
January 11

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2018</span>

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.
2017
December 6

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2017</span>

Tappan Zee video documentary “Teamwork Over the Hudson” produced by Stokes wins platinum MarCom award.
November 20

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2017</span>

Stokes adds 360° View Construction Documentation to the construction support services division.
September 27

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2017</span>

Stokes Florida team expands with new hires and moves office to Orlando.
August 22

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2017</span>

South Jersey Biz magazine readers vote Stokes Creative Group, Inc. the “best full-service marketing agency” for 2017.
April 12

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2017</span>

Stokes opens midtown Manhattan office in the shadows of the Empire State Building.
January 23

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2017</span>

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

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2017</span>

Stokes announces five new stockholders (Diane Konopka, Matthew Touhey, Patty Egan, Qiao Wu, and Sam Capri), expanding WBE ownership
2016
November 21

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2016</span>

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

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2016</span>

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

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2016</span>

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

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2016</span>

Stokes works with the MTA to provide public outreach on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project
January 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2016</span>

Baltimore team starts public outreach for the Purple Line
2015
July 16

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2015</span>

Stokes opens Florida office
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2015</span>

Stokes opens Baltimore office
July 14

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2015</span>

Stokes opens New York office
2014
July 17

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2014</span>

Stokes documents NYC DOT’s Brooklyn Bridge renovation
July 16

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2014</span>

Stokes launches first Microsoft website
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2014</span>

Stokes creates short film Chicken on the Tracks for NJ Transit; launches to great acclaim
2013
July 14

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2013</span>

Stokes Creative Group, Inc., starts public outreach for The New NY Bridge (Tappan Zee) project
2012
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2012</span>

The first public outreach video for the Route 280, Route 21 Interchange Improvements Project included a sketch animation hand-drawn by an artist
2011
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2011</span>

Stokes produces WittPenn Bridge video of the largest vertical lift span bridge replacement in the world
2010
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2010</span>

Stokes begins video production of the Route 36 Highlands Bridge replacement- the first segmental bridge built by the NJDOT
January 1

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2010</span>

JMS rebranded under the broader umbrella of Stokes Creative Group, Inc., a full-service marketing agency
2009
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2009</span>

JMS starts public outreach for New Jersey Turnpike 6 to 9 Widening, their first multibillion dollar project
2008
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2008</span>

JMS provides public outreach support for the NJTPA 2035 RTP visioning workshops in each of its fifteen sub-regions
July 14

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2008</span>

JMS documents Manhattan’s East Side Access Tunnel construction
2006
July 17

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2006</span>

JMS documents Route 52 – NJDOT Bridge Project
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2006</span>

First corporate website is launched
July 14

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2006</span>

JMS plans and creates a full holiday event, including Dancing with the Stars, in Atlantic City for Masonry Contractors of New Jersey
2005
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2005</span>

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

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2005</span>

JMS incorporates digital photography as integral business process element
2004
July 14

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2004</span>

JMS documents pre-blast inspection of 400 Weehawken homes for Hudson Bergen Light Rail project
2003
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2003</span>

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

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2003</span>

JMS introduces digital photography with a 4-megapixel camera (less resolution than today’s cell phones)
2002
July 14

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2002</span>

JMS shoots aerial photography of Phillies Stadium – stadium opens on Chris Stokes’ birthday in 2003
2001
July 14

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">2001</span>

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
1998
July 14

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">1998</span>

JMS photographs Habs/Haer Perth Amboy Ferry House project
1994
July 16

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">1994</span>

JMS documents Archaeology Program as part of NJDOT Route 29 project
July 15

<span style="font-size:23px!important;">1994</span>

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