We founded Junction 37 for a simple reason, to do the right thing. At the highest level, we believe in doing the right thing for clients, people, and the communities we live in. At the lowest level, it means putting real thought into even the simplest or mundane of tasks. We are a team of media experts and strategists, here to help you create impact in an ever-changing world.
We believe that brands are forced to operate in an outdated system that primarily benefits marketing agencies and media owners. We help client partners navigate around the system to deliver the success that ALL brands deserve and deliver new advertising and media solutions. We utilize advanced media technology and aim to do the right thing, while creating great partnerships.
We enjoy problem solving and doing whatever it takes to help brands get seen and recognized. We thrive with technology, utilize collaboration, and know more heads are better than one in driving success. We care about helping other passionate brands and products and utilize our skills in promoting awesome, sustainable, and downright cool companies that also want to make the world a better place.
We pride ourselves on not accepting industry benchmarks or standards – we hold ourselves accountable to our own standards and to our clients’ business before anything else. From success metrics to how we interact with our industry partners, we are constantly evolving and innovating how and what we do for our clients.
Companies claim to be real time, yet still comply to two week optimization windows and cancellation policies that don’t offer flexibility in today’s fast-moving world. Being in our systems all the time allows us to constantly monitor and optimize our campaigns daily, and sometimes multiple times a day. Every dollar unoptimized is a dollar lost, so we have learned how to work around systems and algorithms to drive real-time ROIs to new highs.
When we first started, we had to use other buying partners to help us execute our work, but we found quickly that the ways in which we wanted to execute and optimize were so different to established conventions that it became impossible to work with them. The only way was to do it ourselves, across all channels and from ideation to execution, which literally meant starting from scratch – training new muscles and retraining unused ones. Our process provides young talent career development that they won’t find anywhere else. It also helps industry veterans who have more traditional backgrounds learn and activate in our new digital world.
We demand total cost and margin transparency from our partners so our clients get to see exactly what their media and data costs are. We allow our clients the same level of access to our systems that we do full visibility to our own company financials so that they see exactly what they pay for. This process of honest remuneration strengthens the client agency connection vs. stressing it. Being transparent means we have no place to hide, but it ultimately makes us better at what we do too.
There is too much emphasis on the word “proprietary” in the media industry. From tools & technology to planning and buying processes, there is very little that is truly proprietary other than your owned first party data. The perceived ownership of knowledge and independent P&Ls prevent real collaboration between partners. We’ve perfected a model that ensures we meet common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations of all parties which ultimately creates better work.