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About elton

Elton has been advertising and brand building for over 30 years. Based in Vancouver-Chinatown, we offer a full suite of creative, production and media services. Specializing in providing companies with creative solutions for their branding and communication needs, through cohesive creative and media strategies, and with a full array of production services, making elton a one stop media shop.

We’ve been at the helm of many campaigns that derived from our creative and this is truly a part of the business that we love! Exploring creative concepts while being focused on what will resonate with and motivate the target audience, while also being mindful of the potential costs and logistics to produce said creative.

We have a full suite of in-house production capabilities. From advanced camera gear, to lighting, to the software/systems and know-how to bring it all together, allowing us to swiftly move from the creative development to production, in an efficient, timely and cost-effective manner.

We take pride in growing our relationship with our clients, offering new marketing services to help build their business.


Our specialities

Creative is the genesis of a marketing campaign… It’s the messaging, the architecture and the guiding light for the media strategy and production. The right message will always find its intended target.

When you touch every aspect of creating the message you can envision the final production. This skill allows you to focus on building the story as you shoot and minimizes editing, providing great value for our clients

Every medium has power, we assess the best media partner to reach the customer based on the customers media habits. We adjust messaging and media on the fly based on analytics, constantly fine tuning the media mix.

Message from our founder Jon Elton

I grew up in Edmonton where my father Dalt Elton managed Radio Station CJCA.

I grew up around the radio station, starting as the station mascot (a Tiger) up to working as an all night disc jockey. The perks were great, free records and tickets to all the film premiers and concerts. At the time father said, “Look in the parking lot, it’s the sales guys that have the nice cars, if you have to get into this business (which he didn’t really recommend) go into sales, not talent.” Fortunately, I wasn’t a great announcer.

In 1974, I graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in French and Communications, and with wife Mary and new baby Matthew we moved to Vancouver looking for a job.

I went to work for BCTV, now Global, as a sales account executive. (Thanks dad), moved on to Adams and Brown, small ad agency where I really caught the agency bug. Unfortunately, they went out of business a year later. So I took my two main accounts, Vancouver Brake and Wheel and Kits Cameras and joined Baker Lovick Advertising, one of the largest agencies in Vancouver. After two years with Lovick, I was recruited to join KVOS-TV as a Senior Account Executive.

While an account exec for KVOS, I started my own small ad agency called ProCom Marketing, with a couple of clients I was close to. Upon leaving KVOS in 1986 I changed the agency name to Elton Advertising, and went full time into the ad business.

I love the creative process, working with clients and seeing them grow. Having worked at radio and TV stations, I have some experience on how media companies work. I enjoy using that knowledge and my many media contacts to negotiate creative and efficient buys for our clients.

I am still involved with church and community work and have served as a Bishop, a Scout Master, Young Single Adult branch president and Sunday School teacher. I believe in charity and I’ve worked with the Union Gospel Mission, the Salvation Army, The John Volken Academy, Lift the Children, and the Adopt an African Clinic.

Mary and I are the proud parents of six children, thirteen grand children. I enjoy playing squash, gardening, skiing, boating, pottery, and travel.


We build your Brand

So customers can relate to your products and services quicker, brand awareness moves customers to conversion

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