From international franchises to small mom-and-pop restaurants—if you’re a restaurant, chances are, you’ll benefit from a social media presence, and better yet, a strategic social media presence. After years of working with restaurant brands on social media, the social media team at Zion & Zion has more than a few tricks up our sleeve. Use the following recipe to make sure your restaurant’s social media stands out and keeps your business top of mind for your customers.
 
Call them “snow birds,” “winter visitors” or just “tourists,” Arizona has a massive influx of visitors each year, with most of them enjoying the fair climate of our “winter,” along with a long list of local attractions. They come from many different places, and have different reasons for spending time in Arizona, but each has impact, no matter how long they stay or what they do. Let’s uncover why these visitors matter to Arizona business and the local economy, who specifically these visitors are, and how to get your marketing message in front of them.
 
Recently, Zion & Zion Art Director Tori Hauser and Associate PR Account Executive Malory Knutson attended the 2018 Brand New Conference in New York City. The two-day branding conference was jam-packed with talks from leading creatives from around the country and world, weighing in on topics spanning the spectrum of brand identity, design, and implementation.
 
Managing a paid search campaign is different from your typical job in that our work is never done and the rules are constantly evolving. It takes a mix of staying on top of updates, while also mastering proven optimization strategies to excel in the field. As someone who will happily spend hours with eyes glued to solving a jigsaw puzzle, I like to think of paid search as a multi-faceted puzzle with a variety of different combinations that come together to achieve a multitude of desired outcomes.
 

Recently, I attended Content Marketing World 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. With over 4,000 attendees, 225 speakers, and more than 120 comprehensive sessions and workshops, it’s easy to see why Content Marketing World reigns supreme when it comes to conferences within the content marketing industry. All five days of Content Marketing World were a whirlwind of the latest industry news, concepts, and perspectives—even information I was already familiar with was presented in new and intriguing ways. I couldn’t wait to share everything I learned with my Zion & Zion team members and apply it to our work. Below are my top…

 

It’s no wonder businesses frequently switch their advertising and marketing agencies. According to a survey conducted by Marketing Week, only 8% of corporate marketers say they are “very satisfied” with their agency.

Since so many businesses are looking for a new agency partner, here are 16 questions you should consider during an RFP or RFI process. Discovering the answers to these crucial questions will help you select the best agency.

1. Who Are The People You Will Work With?

Agencies are notorious for introducing their top executives during new business presentations, but then substituting them with junior…

 

The first year for the US Census to collect information on computer ownership and use was 1984. They reported that only 7.9% of US households had a computer. It was during that same year, 1984, that a husband and wife in Wisconsin formed a punk rock band named Timbuk 3.

In 2016, the Census reported that the ownership of one or more home computers had grown to 89.3%. The mostly unknown band, Timbuk 3, was able to secure a place in history as an 80’s one-hit-wonder. The name and chorus of that song could…

 

What the heck is human-centered design? I once heard it dubiously described as college art students surrounding a nude model as they sketched. But, mostly the term elicits a shoulder shrug from people who feel like they should know what it is, but don’t. For me, however, I’ve been lucky enough to have been exposed to it over the last few years at Zion & Zion, where I spend my days as a Sr. Copywriter. Prior to participating in a weeklong design thinking bootcamp at Stanford University’s d.school, I had coworkers previously participate in the same human-centered program—and pass along…