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Company Updates

  • Announcing an exciting new addition to the HZ Team. Semhar Tesfay recently assumed the role of Director of Human Resources, bringing with her the perfect blend of both agency-side business acumen and human resources experience. In this role, Semhar leads the charge around talent acquisition, employee relations, and benefits administration. Semhar has amassed great depth of experience running HR initiatives at major agencies including Mullen, Saatchi, Arnold, Grey and Publicis. While much of her time was spent in NYC, we are lucky enough to benefit from a recent move to the DC area.

  • Today HZ becomes something bigger. We are proud to announce that we are joining BCW a WPP company. We're incredibly excited for the opportunities ahead and look forward to all that our official.

    Advertising giant WPP to buy Rockville-based ad firm

    HZ, a Rockville-based advertising agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York and D.C., announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to be bought by Burson, Cohn and Wolfe, a New York-based division of the global ad agency WPP, plc.

  • Our fearless leader—HZ’s founder and Chief Creative Officer Karen Zuckerman—is this year’s recipient of AAF DC’s Silver Medal Award. We’ll be cheering her on as she accepts the honor on October 4th!

    Karen Zuckerman, HZ Founder & Chief Creative Officer, to Receive AAF DC's Silver Medal Award

    AAF DC, in collaboration with the American Advertising Federation (AAF), will present the prestigious Silver Medal Award to Karen Zuckerman, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of HZDG. The award presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 4, during Advertising Week DC.

  • We're looking for the DC area's top creative thinkers, strategists, and marketing pros. Fit the bill? Stop by our recruiting event on 6/1 or 6/7 to learn more:

    HZ Recruiting Event

    HZ is one of the biggest independently owned integrated agencies in the country-and we’re still growing.With 30 years in the industry and 200+ employees, our staff believes in life-long learning. We’re creative thinkers who listen, ask questions, and are forever chasing the next Big Idea.

  • Excited to announce our latest partnership with Maryland, marketing the state's assets and encouraging the expansion of new and existing business in the state.

    Rockville firm picked to market Maryland to new businesses

    Rockville-based HZDG picked to lead campaign for Maryland Marketing Partnership—Washington Business Journal.

  • Authenticity is everything. Our partners at Organic Valley are bringing the table back to the farm, showcasing all that goes in to making their organic, ethical, and delicious milks, cheeses and more. We're proud to help them tell their story.

    Organic Valley Traces Milk Back From Table to Farm

    JANA McCLELLAND is a third-generation dairy farmer in Petaluma, Calif. This October, she expects 600 to 1,200 people to visit her family's farm. She plans to take them to the nursery, the milking parlor and the pastures. "We know people care where their food comes from," she said.

  • Browsed the newsstand lately? Maybe you’ve seen the latest work from HZ’s Content Studio.

    This Agency Created an Ad-Free, Niche Cooking Magazine

    A new magazine hit newsstands this week-a niche cooking magazine called Sous-Vide-and the team behind it might surprise you. While the concept for the magazine came from company Cuisine Solutions, 95 percent of the content created for it was composed by creative agency HZDG's content studio.

  • Andrew Fetchko to lead video production team for HZ Baltimore—learn more about our latest acquisition & what it means for the agency.

    Ad Agency HZDG Acquires Production Company BURNº | LBBOnline

    Independent integrated advertising agency HZDG has expanded its video and content capabilities with the acquisition of commercial production, special effects, and post-production company BURNº. As part of the deal, BURNº principal Andrew Fetchko joins HZDG as Creative Director of Video and In-House Director.

  • The second issue of the HZ Stories book is out now! Take a look at the digital version below and check out some of our favorite work from 2015.

    HZ Stories: We Love What We Do

    The latest issue of our HZ Stories book is in! Check out some the latest work coming out of HZ.

  • HZ goes to ADWKDC! Account Executive, Jordan Ankerbrandt shares her experience at the 2015 Ad Week DC event, with presentations by key HZers!

    Navigating the Balancing Act: HZ's Notes From ADWKDC

    Last week I had the opportunity to attend ADWKDC 2015. For those not familiar with the event, it's a two-day industry conference hosted by the DC Ad Club where the District's top advertising, marketing, PR, and media folks gather to learn about the latest trends, talk about challenges, and network with one another.

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