For May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Industrious Member of the Member is J29 Creative Group — a full-service creative marketing agency based in Kansas City.
We asked Kevin Kwok, Founder of J29 Creative Group and Industrious Country Club Plaza member, to tell us more about his agency’s mission, the problems they solve, and how Industrious provided a place they could call home after the pandemic.
What is the mission of J29 Creative Group? And why is that mission so important?
We exist to partner and grow businesses, and help organizations save both time and money through digital marketing.
Our mission is important because growing a business is tough! Especially for small to midsize enterprises (SME). With the way marketing is today, it is hard to tackle every aspect without sacrificing budget or time. We meet our clients where they are and focus on partnering with them so we can save them time so they can focus on doing what they do best.
What inspired you to found the company? What kinds of problems are you trying to solve?
I personally have owned multiple small businesses and worked within corporate. What I saw was marketing is broken when it comes to small to midsize businesses.
Typically, it is the owner themselves, someone that wears multiple hats or a smaller team that is supposed to run every aspect of the marketing spectrum and do it successfully.
- You find freelancers – you become a glorified babysitter and it is undependable
- You waste a lot of precious time learning to do marketing tasks
- Your team is master of none and just dabble in everything
J29 Creative solves those problems as we are a one-stop-shop, and we partner with you where you need us within a realistic budget, and we grow together!
We strategize with our clientele to craft a predictable monthly marketing budget vs just guessing as if you were a large organization.
What do you love about what you do?
I am passionate about entrepreneurship and helping people succeed. When you help an SME, you are helping build someone’s dream!
How does your Industrious workplace inform your work?
It has given us a space that we can call home after working remotely due to the pandemic. We had an independent office for several years but now we’ve shifted to a hybrid model, and this allows our team to have a place as needed.
We can easily scale without the stress of worrying about furniture, office supplies, etc. It really was a no brainer for us!
At Industrious, we’re all about great days at work; so what makes for a great day in your book?
A great day is hearing a success story because of what we do for an employee or client! It’s rewarding to know that our brand has made a difference.
What’s next for J29 Creative Group? Do you have any upcoming initiatives or projects you’d like to share?
We are currently scaling the agency and creating budget-friendly digital marketing solutions to help champion businesses 12 million and below.
Is there anything else you’d like people to know about J29 Creative Group?
You can learn more about my story here. You can learn more about our business at our website. We have a team both here in the US and Asia. Feel free to follow our socials too: