For the past 25 years I’ve lead Brisbane’s largest media agencies, AIS/Starcom and Mitchells so I feel confident recommending jfmedia.
They represent their media owner clients with a level of professionalism, product and market knowledge, proactivity and can-do service that has positioned them as Brisbane’s best independent media sales organisation… and they’re great people to work with.
I moved to Brisbane from Sydney in late 2011 to be the GM of Starcom MediaVest Group after time as both the GM of Media for Telstra and Client Services Director at Ikon. The one thing that struck me most when I got settled in was the subtly different way of doing business up here. In Brisbane, it seems much more relationally driven, and long term focused than down south. There’s people up here who have built up trust over a long period of time and it seems to make the day to day interactions of Media Agencies and Media Reps much smoother. The team at jfmedia exemplify relationship-driven sales. They’re easy to deal with at both a senior partnership level and a day to day operational level. Our business certainly trusts jfmedia.
For Blaze to deliver on our promise we need our Media Sales suppliers to have speed, accuracy and relevance when they are proposing or responding to us. From our experience jfmedia deliver every time no matter how small or large the request. The jfmedia team understand our motivators and processes and importantly they are accessible and really easy to communicate with. Industry colleagues acknowledge that jfmedia represent their Media Owners passionately and have bulit strong working relationships and networks within the Agency sector.
During my two years as Senior Account Director for the Employment Marketing division of Adcorp Qld, jfmedia were but one of the many media partners my team and I dealt with on a regular basis. What struck me as a point of difference with jfmedia is that their team just seem to ‘get it’. They were able to easily and quickly service our transactional needs but also able to proactively bring relevent and timely ideas to us that could help our clients, without it feeling like just another sales KPI. When they bring me something, I know it’s worth a serious look.
jfmedia have represented West Australian Newspapers for many years. They are a small tight knit team and have a very close connection to the Brisbane market. Qld is a relatively small market for us from a National perspective but definitely important with some very key clients in certain categories. With that smaller client base, the team at jfmedia are able to keep their ear to the ground and really know what’s going on in the market. We rely on the team to cover all opportunities for us and work hard to gain share. jfmedia have been a great long term partner.
I’ve worked with jfmedia for over 10 years in numerous sales management capacities and now as the National Group Sales Manager for Financial Review Group Magazines and Finance Media. In that time I’ve come to realise that jfmedia represent our portfolio with passion and enthusiasm. In those 10+ years I’ve had 4 different jfm sales staff who have been responsible for my portfolio in Qld – and to this date they’re all still at jfm. The amount of IP that they hold and relationships they’ve forged with both us at The Financial Review Group and also their Agency and Direct clients in Qld mean it’s become a true partnership. They certainly make our life easier by just getting on with the tasks at hand and delivering us results.
As a Sydney based business with offices, and a focus, in Singapore and Hong Kong, we made the decision to outsource operations in Brisbane a few years ago. Michael and the jfmedia team were the perfect choice to represent McLaren Digital Media within a burgeoning QLD marketplace. Their industry knowledge, contact and Business Development skill-set have brought significant business to MDM over the years, working extremely effectively and efficiently with our product experts across a variety of digital platforms. jfmedia has exceeded our market expectations for the region, delivering numerous campaigns that would never have been realised by operating remotely of the city.