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Zion & Zion Overview

Tempe, AZ
1 to 50 employees
2002
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
WHAT WE DO: Zion & Zion is a full-service agency with full in-house capabilities in UX/web, market research, campaign development, traditional and digital media (including paid search, paid social, and programmatic trading), PR & social ... Read more

Zion & Zion – Why Work With Us?


Zion & Zion holds top-tier rankings in PR/Social Media, Advertising, UX/Web Development, Digital Marketing and as a best place to work, often occupying the #1 position in one or more of these areas in any given year.

Zion & Zion is a full-service marketing strategy, advertising, public relations, and interactive marketing agency with operations based out of Phoenix and with regional, national and international clients.

We have clients across a broad range of industries, including: Home Improvement, Nonprofit, Gaming, Health & Wellness, Hospitality & Entertainment, Retail, Real Estate & Development and High Tech & Engineering.

Zion & Zion differentiates itself through superior creative and long executive experience in marketing strategy as well as a truly integrated approach to marketing and advertising built upon the firm’s capabilities to provide all services in house.

We are not your typical advertising agency, for we are business minded, ROI focused and bottom line driven due to the backgrounds of our co-founders in business, marketing, engineering and software development.

Our first instinct is NOT to think of “creative” and “design”, but to think of “strategy.” Our founders and senior leadership team all have global, executive business backgrounds. That is essentially what our differentiation is based on.

Our clients include: Aristocrat Technologies, ARS/Rescue Rooter, Bank 34, Barro's Pizza, BD (Becton Dickinson), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Casino Del Sol, ISM Raceway, Phoenix Suns, Sun Health, University of Arizona and Walmart.

WHERE STRATEGY MEETS CREATIVITY

 Sure, great creative is essential. And sure, integration is key. But the culture at Zion & Zion is driven by our “Where Strategy Meets Creativity” philosophy. We exist and thrive as a full-service agency because we are deeply involved with our clients’ business models; and we continue to drive ROI and growth for them. The intersection of where strategy meets creativity is the place to be.
 
OUR WORLD IS FLAT
 
Our organization is flat. Not sort of flat. Not kind of flat, but completely flat. No managers. No managers’ managers. And no managers’ managers’ managers. In today’s rapidly changing environment, our ability to innovate is key to our clients’ differentiation and success. A flat organization means a more organic, responsive and efficient organization where great ideas don’t get lost going up and down the links in a management chain. Welcome to a better world.
 
OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR STRENGTH
 
We embrace the fundamental truth that “our people are our strength,” and this is why we continue to invest in our employees year after year. This starts with sending each and every team member to two national industry-related conferences a year and requiring them to present what they learned to the entire agency. Through continual training, cross-department integration, industry involvement, a family environment, and our hybrid work-play office, we build strong hearts and minds.
 
WORK HARD PLAY HARD
 
Through a collaborative environment, impromptu shindigs, and quarterly team-building outings (we’re talking weekend-long holiday party, summer day trips to the lake, and annual Crabfest!), we’ve created a culture that is fun, unique, and strong. In fact, we’ve been named the #1 Best Place to Work by the Business Journal and been named a Career Builder Top Company to Work For.
 
A HOME LIKE NO OTHER
 
Once you set foot in our office you’ll see that every detail was specifically designed to bring the two worlds of “strategy” and “creativity” together. From the thousands of square feet of whiteboard wall and integrated technology (touch screens, room wizards, office-wide sound system, and surround sound theatre café), to a dog-friendly environment with double kegs and “The Intersect” (fully equipped with shuffle board, pool table, old-school arcade games, darts, and giant jenga), our office space truly is an agency home like no other.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Zion & Zion provides exceptional professional development opportunities. Every year, every single team member is highly encouraged to attend at least two national conferences or workshops in their field or a related field.

This page on the Zion & Zion site features a selection of highlights from our professional development calendar and will give you a feel for just how extensive our professional development program is.

Zion & Zion Reviews

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    "Excellent, Growing Top Rated Arizona Agency"

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    Pros

    The pros to working here are unlike any other company iv'e been apart of. It's a very much "work hard - play hard" mentality. The owners truly want you to excel and become better personally as well as professionally. There are a ton of brilliant people in every department that care about the work they do for their clients and that put an extra mile effort for the best job completions. Some of the perks you don't find in most companies include: an over the top weekend holiday party, spring crab-fest, office movie days, company mixers and team builders, rotating keg and cold brew from the tap always available, free snacks, soda, and candy, fully paid conferences for continued learning, and best of all Pet Friendly! Great company to learn and grow while having fun doing so.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any. Its a fast paced environment so be prepared to bring it everyday.

    To the people on here complaining about it being a flat level organization simply aren't meant to thrive in this environment. Ultimately everyone is hired because they have a level of expertise in their field. If you have to be told what to do, this isn't a place for you. You are the expert for a service the agency provides so there shouldn't be a need for a manager who in many cases at other companies is unfamiliar with your expertise to tell you what should and shouldn't be done. There are senior level positions in many of the departments where junior or entry level employees can go to for questions and help all of which are encouraged.

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Zion & Zion Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Zion & Zion in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and they took about four weeks to even call me back. After that, we set up and interview the following week at their agency office. Upon arrival, I was given a written test with questions related to social media and public relations (ie writing a press release, writing social media updates, and general questions about PR and why I wanted to work there). Then I was interviewed by three people at once, left and was later emailed and asked to come back for a second interview. Then, they changed their minds and decided it wasn't necessary and instead just offered me the job.

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Zion & Zion Awards & Accolades

  • 7 Copper Anvil Awards, PRSA, 2019
  • 16 ADDY Awards, American Advertising Federation, 2019
  • Top Companies to Work For (2013, 2015, 2018, 2019), Best Companies Group, 2019
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