SOURCE: Zion & Zion

Zion & Zion

June 23, 2011 12:30 ET

Zion & Zion Expands Web, Mobile, iPhone/iPad Apps Development Team

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) - Zion & Zion today announces the continued expansion of its existing, in-house web and mobile applications development team to deliver on the agency's commitment to expand its service offerings. The past three years of the down economy was kind to few, and Zion & Zion was one of those few. Experiencing uninterrupted month-over-month growth since the firm's founding in 2002, Zion & Zion is in a rare position amongst full-service agencies. Having actually accumulated clients, employees, skills and cash during the downturn, Zion & Zion is now leveraging the leadership position it has attained as the top ranked PR Firm, Ad Agency and Social Media Agency in Arizona (references below), to take things to yet another level.

Zion & Zion CEO Aric Zion (@ariczion) stated, "While our agency never experienced a downturn, we recognize that most of our competitors did and that they're now starting to come out of it. What this means for many of them is the ability to hire to put back together their administrative and account management infrastructure. We never actually lost ours. In fact, we've never laid off a person, had a month in the red or gone backwards month-over-month. So, we're leveraging our success to hire in key strategic growth areas -- namely, mobile apps development, front-end web development, and model-view-controller based back-end development, online marketing and analytics, social media applications development and content strategy. That brings us to Joe Kueser, the most recent addition to our team in the area web/mobile applications development."

Joe brings with him over 20 years of experience in software engineering, including experience with web and iPhone/iPad app development and knowledge of MVC platforms such as Python/Django and Ruby on Rails as well as languages/technologies including: ASP, C++, PHP/MySQL, JQuery, Java, JavaScript, AJAX, Facebook and HTML5. Joe has worked on projects for global leaders such as SAIC, Accenture and Sprint and holds a B.S. in Computer Science.

Joe commented, "I told Aric and DuGué Zion during one of the interview rounds that I valued the youthful and energetic culture that they had going on at Zion & Zion and that I just had to be a part of it. Moving my family across country for this position is no small undertaking, but once I saw Zion & Zion's facility, met their team, and saw firsthand their commitment to agency evolution and continued investment in their people and in technology, I couldn't wait to move."

"Joe's a rare individual -- a hardcore, well trained back-end developer that is both front-end savvy and experienced across both web and mobile apps with exceptional communications skills -- a perfect skills and cultural match for our organization. We welcome Joe to the team and look forward to all of the great things that we'll do together," stated Zion & Zion CEO Aric Zion.

About Zion & Zion
Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Zion & Zion is a full service marketing strategy, advertising, public relations, social media and interactive firm. Zion & Zion has clients across a broad range of industries and verticals including: Non-Profits, Health & Wellness, Hospitality & Entertainment, Retail, Real Estate & Development, High Tech & Engineering and Home Improvement.

Zion & Zion is ranked among the top agencies in Arizona, having received the following accolades: 2011 Business Journal Book of Lists: #1 PR Firm; 2011 Arizona Foothills Magazine: #1 Ad Agency, #1 PR Firm, and #1 Social Media Firm; 2011 Ranking Arizona: #3 Ad Agency; and 2011 Business Journal #4 Best Place to Work. The Business Journal also ranks Zion & Zion in the Top 10 Interactive Marketing Firms.

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 on the firm's flat management structure and ability to provide all services in-house. Learn more at, follow @ZionandZion on Twitter and Like ZionandZionAgency on Facebook.