Why John Anthony?
Our company is named after my grandfather John Anthony Steffens.
John was a child of the Great Depression, like so many of the Greatest Generation he endured and overcame many hardships. John joined the US Army at the age of 17 and went on to serve honorably in both WWII and Korea.
Upon his discharge he met the love his life, my grandmother Ruth Ann. He worked in advertising at various newspapers before working to establish a new company and concept called Multi-Ad.
Multi-Ad changed the way print advertising worked. A large conglomerate such as Proctor and Gamble, Ford, Chevrolet, Studebaker, Coca Cola, Pepsi and numerous others would give Multi Ad their print advertisements for the year. Multi Ad would produce a 3 ring binder complete with tabs to easily distinguish between vendors and monthly marketing plans. Multi Ad would then send every large and mom and pop retailer in the country a copy free of charge. The retailer would simply “cut and paste” the art by hand into every promotion they were running.
These are the ads that ran in every newspaper for 40+ years.
When I decided to start John Anthony I was thinking of his story. The hard work, the relationships with his customers, who he called partners and the opportunity to expand upon his legacy.
Today John Anthony boasts a team of experienced professionals. We are eager to earn your trust and partnership and I’m always personally available to handle any issue that may arise.
We are available to help with any Binder, Packaging, Stock Tab or Ad Specialty need and we hope to earn your business.