TEMPE, Ariz. – July 9, 2013 – Zion & Zion (@ZIONandZION) has hired five new employees, including Yahoo! Young Media Star Finalist Jessica Edwards.

Jessica Edwards joins the Zion & Zion Integrated Media Team as a Senior Integrated Media Strategist, bringing both International and National Agency experience from her previous roles at Omnicom owned PHD London and LA. While with PHD, Jessica worked on accounts such as Hormel Foods, Cunard Cruise Line, ING Direct, BBC, The Gap, Banana Republic and Kraft Foods. A Yahoo! Young Media Star Finalist, Jessica brought a fresh take on digital media strategy, planning and buying. She also focuses on campaign management, cost efficiencies and conversion strategy.

Kristi Bielewicz joins the Zion & Zion Web Strategy Team as a Content Developer. Kristi’s prior agency background with social media and content management was a natural fit for the position. Along with content creation and strategy, Kristi manages SEO, online reputation, content development and analytics for her clients.

Patrick Birks joins Zion & Zion’s Design and Interactive Team as a 3D Animation and Motion Graphics Designer. Patrick works directly with the creative team on cinematography, video editing, 3D animation, motion graphics and visual effects.

Scott Biersack joins the Zion & Zion Graphic and Interactive Design department as an Associate Graphic Designer. Scott specializes in graphic design and illustration.

Nicole Ellis joins the Zion & Zion Integrated Media Team as a Search Marketing Specialist focused on campaign optimization and analytics.

Zion & Zion CEO Aric Zion (@ariczion) commented, “This continued growth is the reason for construction of the new 14,000 sq. ft. Zion & Zion building that will be completed later this year. With work spaces optimized for employee collaboration and productivity-enhancing recreation and relaxation, the new Zion & Zion building will further support our “business meets creative” model and the integration that we’ve become known for.”