Why John Anthony?

Our company is named after my grandfather John Anthony Steffens.

My Grandfather was a child of the Great Depression. Like so many of the Greatest Generation he endured and overcame many hardships. He volunteered to join 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 of 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 supplier such as Proctor and Gamble, Tyson, 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 with all of their ads. The binder would include tabs to easily distinguish between vendors and monthly marketing plans. Multi Ad would then send the binder free of charge to retailers all over the country. Retailers would then submit ads to their local papers.

These are the ads that ran in every newspaper for 40+ years.

I have spent my entire life in this industry. When I named our company after him 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 with over 100 years of industry experience. 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.

Ryan Steffens
817-689-4786 direct