Many of the concepts in today's business world were realized
early at Jack Yan & Associates, including virtual companies
(1987), online magazines (1994), moral global brands (2000), which
have led on to the push for corporate social responsibility today,
and spirituality in business (2003).
The company has been ahead of corporate developments.
It believes that organizations do not only have to be financially
secure, but must be completely moral, honourable and accountable
to the publics they serve, in a transparent fashion.
With its head office in Wellington, New Zealand,
Jack Yan & Associates and its divisions have interests, representatives
or alliances in cities including the following.
Auckland, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
Los Angeles, California
New York, New York
Ramat Gan, Israel
San Francisco, California
Sydney, New South Wales
Wellington, New Zealand
Please check our contact page for more
JY&A Fonts is represented further by licensees
and retailers including MyFonts.com,
Type Quarry and International
Typefounders, and their networks.
JY&A Media's fashion magazine, outranks British Vogue's
online edition.* It is the world's leading pure-play consumer fashion
title, according to Alexa Internet. It is also represented through
bureaux and team members internationally.
We have managed, through hard work and good luck,
to create industry leaders in every field we've entered. We would
like to share that same formula with our clients, our allies and
Jack Yan & Associates' culture is akin to a laissez-faire start-upeven
though we've been going for 15 years. Jack Yan himself believes
in Confucian concepts where there's an exchange of duties between
partiesand it also means self-regulation, awareness of personal
reputation and responsibility, and freedom of speech.
This "do unto others" approach has served
us well, minimizing bureaucracy. It hasn't always been easy, but
we try to keep things in that entrepreneurial mood. Part of this
is in our history: this company was around when some of us were
teenagers and suffered ageism and prejudice in the industry. We
avoid these, helping those in the positions we were in when we started
There's an informal tone within the company. Everyone
is addressed by their first names. Titles are largely to help customers
understand roles, but there are no real layers of management. However,
accurate written communication is encouraged and the company is
a strict guardian of its brands.
Joking around is encouraged. Head office indulges
in The Simpsons' quotes and references to South Park
in the working day. Pro bono work is undertaken, too, and discounts
commonly and frequently given to non-profit organizations and approved