50 companies have risen from the constantly evolving and ever-challenging business environment to earn the right to call themselves Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2023, including The James Agency.
“Most Admired Companies is the most comprehensive and prestigious annual corporate awards program in Arizona,” says Amy Lindsey, publisher of AZ Big Media, which publishes Az Business magazine and co-founded the Most Admired Companies program with the team from BestCompaniesAZ. “To be called a Most Admired Company, a business must demonstrate excellence in its leadership; corporate culture; innovation; customer relations; community engagement; and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and programs.”
Arizona’s Most Admired Companies will be recognized at a celebration dinner on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email Amy.Lindsey@azbigmedia.com. For information about the event honoring Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, email Lynette.Carrington@azbigmedia.com or click here. To buy tickets, click here.
Top Arizona executive: Veronique James, founder and CEO
What it does: Marketing agency
Community impact: The James Agency has participated in multiple different community outreach events and supported local nonprofits, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Colleen’s Dream Gala Auction, Franky’s Medical Journey, Ronald McDonald House, Homeward Bound, JDRF’s Desert West, Epilepsy Foundation, Kiva Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers, Fiesta Bowl Par 3 Challenge and Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.
Innovation: The James Agency implemented its updated business model, Stratagem, in 2023. Stratagem is the entirety of agency offerings — a bespoke, thorough discovery process, intentional exercises built around a business’s future, an insatiable consultative intelligence and more. Stratagem challenges the team to better solve client’s problems not with materials but with long-lasting, impactful ideas.
Most Admired Companies of 2023
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Canyon State Electric
Circle the City
Colliers in Arizona
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold
JE Dunn Construction
Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
Salt River Project
The James Agency
U-Haul International, Inc.
WillScot Mobile Mini