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About Us

JFM Creatives

Who we are,
what we do

Formed in 2007 and based in Ashburton, JFM Creatives have built a strong reputation for creativity, flexibility and strategic thinking. We work with local, rural and national clients of all sizes and who work across a variety of industries.

JFM is a close-knit team of experienced professionals who share a common philosophy under the leadership of founder, Jo McCloy. We all get a huge kick out of getting the client feedback, “This is so much better than I hoped for.”

As a business, JFM is strategically built around marketing, web and graphic design professionals who bring experience, professionalism and positive energy to every task. Individually and collectively, earning a great reputation is central to everything we do.

We can help your business to achieve your goals and we’ll have fun together in the process. If you are looking for a talented and approachable agency, call Jo to arrange a free one hour consultation on 03 308 6272.

Our Amazing Team

Jo McCloy

Founder & Creative Director
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Teesha

Creative

Sam

Creative

Philip

Senior Creative

Our Process

1

INITIAL CONSULTATION

At JFM, we offer a complimentary one-hour consultation. Our aim is to get to know you and what makes your business different, as well as gaining an understanding of potential marketing opportunities, goals and challenges.

2

SCOPING

Following your initial meeting, JFM will put together a proposal, which provides an overview of our meeting, estimated studio hours to execute proposed activities and agreed outcomes.

3

STRATEGY & CREATIVE

Once we have your approval to commence work, the magic starts. Our marketing, web and design gurus get together to start executing your projects, developing a strategy, creative and communications that we believe are perfectly suited to your business or organisation.

4

REFINE + FINALISATION

Our approach is always collaborative to help create effective marketing campaigns which connect to your audience. We are all about making marketing your business easier!

Company Philosophy + Values

At JFM, our purpose is to present products and services in a manner that entices customers eager to buy. We provide the big ideas behind small business growth. We present opportunities for improvement and growth, take a proactive approach, share knowledge and understanding and are experts in personal communication.

Inspiration & aspiration

We are a vibrant company co-creating in an energy of inspiration resulting in aspiration.

Ownership

Everybody takes ownership, nobody passes the buck.

High achievers

We are a team of high achievers who respectfully challenge the greatness out of each other.

Collaboration

We out-win the winners in the industry by delivering client results through collaboration and inter-dependence.

Results

We take personal ownership to live a life of empowerment, liberating ourselves from anything that can hold us back, uplifting the self and all those around through our result focused conversations.

Best version self

We’re competitive, we’re collective. As a team each person is committed to being the best version of ourselves.

Doing what it takes

We are the titans committed to victory by doing whatever it takes.

High expectations

Each of us have high expectations of ourselves and respect others enough to have the same of them

Together we are more awesome

We laugh, we celebrate our daily victories, together we are even more awesome than we are as individuals.

Community
Support

JFM Creatives are happy to provide support for the local community and love to see it thriving.

Hello Jo.  Thank you so much for having us to visit last week.  It was great to spend time with you, Justine and Janice and we appreciated hearing  about your different roles, of how you all entered the industry via various routes and what happens day to day in your business.  Your stories were really interesting, as was learning how information and ideas in the  beginning can lead to a spark of imagination, and how that can in turn flow through to creative design products!    We came away feeling inspired and understanding more about how we are our own brand. 
Thanks again! Ara Institute of Canterbury NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills students. May 2018

When we ran our 2017 Facebook training workshops, Jo Foster our founder was happy to offer eight free places for local community groups. Hospice Mid Canterbury is one of our current partners, receiving a substantial discount as well as creative services to develop newsletters, brochures, marketing collateral and advice. JFM Creatives also created posters and tickets for the 2017 Ashburton Rowing Club fundraiser.

We also have supported Celtic Rugby in the past by designing the home game program each week for the 2015/2016 season and also digitized the Senior B’s logo for uniforms in 2017. During the iconic Wheels Week event in 2013 and 2014, support was needed to craft print advertisements, posters and marketing collateral, which we were happy to provide. When the Ashburton Stadium Trust needed to fundraise from 2012-2014, we were happy to support by creating the original funding website, presentation, sales tools, print advertising, advertorials and the design of the external road sign.

They took the time to get to know us

Jo and the team at JFM were amazing to deal with and are very professional. Having never done anything like this before, they made the process so easy. It didn’t matter that we farm in the North Island, they took the time to ask questions to get to know us, our family and the business. With emails, skype, and telephone conversations, these were made to look like it was no hassle for the team. The ideas they came up with were very exciting for us. JFM took us to another level and we are getting many positive comments. They got us excited about promoting our business.

Helen Ellis

Director

Social Media Support

Working with the JFM team was easy! They are so friendly and have a bunch of awesome ideas about how to promote businesses. Since working with Jo and Janice on our Facebook page our posts are getting so much more reach and engagement! We are really enjoying trying to use the tips and tricks Janice suggested to help our posts go further!! We would certainly recommend JFM to anyone wanting help with their social media.

Stacey Hoets

EA Networks Centre

Our partnership with JFM

It would be fair to say that partnering up with JFM in this manner has increased the brand value of NZTS, which we are so very grateful for. Sincerely yours,

Penny Cron & Jonathan Cron

Founders of NZTS & NZFTS

What our clients say?

JFM offer fresh thinking and are never short of ideas; they really know their stuff and are passionate about what they do. We know and trust their work, and are cost-effective, making them the A-team any business would want to work with.

Chris Bristol

Alliance – Group Manager - Brand & Communications

What our clients say?

For a partnership of this nature to work we must have the trust that our marketing will reflect who we are and what we do. JFM takes the time to ask the questions and understand our business. Rather than an outside company we see JFM as an extension of our own.

Toni & Peter May

Owners of Silk Estate and Peter May

What our clients say?

We have found JFM to be creative, responsive and genuinely interested in our business. We always enjoy working with the team at JFM.

Kieran O’Hagan

Executive Director - Genesis Private Equity Limited

What our clients say?

The whole team are very professional but most of my contact over the last 7 years has been with Justine and will continue into the future.

James McCloy

General Manager - EuroAgri

Our Work

FAQS

What is a marketing and design agency?

A marketing and design agency is a business with a group of creative individuals that all work together to create the best outcomes for clients.

What can marketing do for my business?

Marketing is all about getting the word out about your business and getting you to stand out from the crowd. Marketing your business will result in getting more clients, building a brand personality and making a name for yourself in the market.

Can’t I just do it myself?

We find that for many people, they can do it themselves but often they don’t know the full range of options available to them or they may not find writing and design comes easy when they try. Our team has been trained in the specific techniques needed to execute marketing messages to an audience, effectively.

What type of industries have you worked with before?

A huge variety of businesses including farming, agriculture, corporate, building, real estate, haulage, machinery sales, not for profits, wedding planning, fabrication, engineering, insurance, contracting and many more! Our flexible staff are quick learners and are very adaptable, so we’ll be able to help no matter what industry you’re in.

My business is quite small / quite large - can you still help me?

JFM Creatives have worked with every type of client, from owner-operators to large national corporate companies. We can work with anyone who has a need for marketing and design support, because we’re flexible in our approach and can easily scale up and down as required to meet a clients objectives.

Helpful . Responsive . Professional . Friendly . Ideas . Supportive . Excellence