Marketing Zen

  • Marketing Zen’s Furry Friends

    Working from home, as we do here at Marketing Zen, has a lot of great perks. But one of the very best is the fact that we get to spend every day with our furry friends at our side! After all, they help us get our work done each day – they deserve a little fame! So without further ado, we’d like to introduce just a few of MZ’s furry team members. Here’s what Matthew Cowling, our VP of Video Production, had to say about his three pets Sebastian, Anastasia, and Rupert. “Rupert is a 9-month-old guinea pig. He lives in what we call the “guinea mansion,” which is a 2-story home I built for him with ramps and cubbies to play in. He loves to run around the house – I have made him a “free guinea” and let him roam around my house whenever I’m home. He eats most anything, but has a main diet of hay. Sometimes I feel like a farmer because I have a zoo at my house. When guinea pigs are happy they squeak really loudly, as well as do what’s dubbed “popcorning,” which is where he jumps into the air with a burst…

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  • Happy Holidays from the Marketing Zen Group!

    While we hope you’re not spending your pre-holiday hours surfing the web (unless it’s for gift shopping purposes, of course), we at the Marketing Zen Group do want to take a moment to wish everyone happy holidays – whether you’re celebrating on Dec. 25th or not.  We’re looking forward to enjoying the short break, then coming back refreshed for the New Year. In fact, one of our own, Imran Kidwai, will be coming back a married man in 2016, as he gets married next week (congrats, Imran!).  So enjoy your families, presents, holiday treats, and whatever else your holidays consist of – and in the meantime, enjoy this funny video of kids getting their picture taken with Santa that we stumbled upon on Mashable earlier today.   

  • A Day in the Life of an MZ Content Writer

    We have a pretty unique work set-up here at Marketing Zen – although we do have a physical office in Dallas, most of our team members work remotely. This leads to all kinds of questions from people intrigued by the idea of an almost completely virtual company. We have to admit, it is pretty darn awesome to be able to work from home, from Starbucks, even from different countries (yep, sometimes team members just decide to fly over to Spain, or maybe India, and work from there for a month or two… We’re looking at you, Imran and Frank!). And since there’s so much interest in how it all works, we’ve decided to lift the veil and share our day-to-day with you in our new blog series, detailing a day in the life of team members in each department of MZ! The Content Team The first department we’ll be dishing on is the Content Marketing Department. Not to brag or anything, but our writers have been published in print and online publications, have ghostwritten books, and have had their work featured on outlets like Inc. and Forbes, just to name a couple. On top of having amazing writing chops, they…

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  • Marketing Zen Group Now Accepting Intern Applications

    When it comes to applying for your very first job, there is nothing that looks better on a resume than an impressive, hands-on internship at a company in your field of interest. Whether you are looking to become a top online marketing guru, a social media whiz or an SEO-inspired content writer, having a great internship can provide you with invaluable tools and knowledge from people who are already in the field. Plus, it can also open the doors to entry-level positions with the company you interned for once you have graduated! With that being said, we here at The Marketing Zen Group are excited to be looking for a great group of college students to intern with our company in 2014! As one of Inc. Magazine’s Top Entrepreneurial Companies in the 30 Under 30 rankings, as well as one of the 100 Best Companies in the U.S. to be run by a young entrepreneur (two years in a row), an internship at The Marketing Zen Group is a great launching platform for any student with a interest in online marketing! Each of our internships give students valuable first-hand knowledge in all areas of digital marketing, and will allow them…

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  • MZ Featured Content Marketing Intern: Kaitlin Bain

    Here at Marketing Zen, we’re pretty much obsessed – we eat, breathe, and sleep online marketing, and absolutely love what we do! So it’s only natural that we’d want to share the fun with the next generation. Our internship program gives college students the chance to dip their toes into the waters of web marketing, and learn valuable skills to help them land their dream jobs when they enter the workforce. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Kaitlin Bain, one of our promising young content marketing interns. We’ll let Kaitlin tell you herself how she’s enjoying the experience. 1. Tell our readers a little bit about yourself! My name is Kaitlin and I go to Texas Tech University. I will be a junior in the fall and I am a journalism and political science double major with a minor in Arabic. I am from Houston and love the city but have been enjoying the time off in “rural” Lubbock. 2. What is something unusual about you that makes you unique? I think my minor in Arabic makes me pretty unique.  Additionally, I would like to work as a political correspondent in the Middle East. I am really interested in…

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  • Happy Birthday Twitter! Looking Back At Our Employees’ First Tweets

    In honor of Twitter’s 8th birthday today, March 21st, 2014, the popular social media company is getting just a little bit nostalgic. While Twitter itself may spending it’s birthday looking back at all of the amazing changes and growth that has occurred within their company over the last few years, they are also inviting Twitter users to get in on the fun by looking back on their own past and revisiting their first Tweets. With more than 500 million Tweets now being sent each and every day by nearly 240 million active Twitter users, it’s fun to take a look back and see the personal Tweets that kicked off our own Twitter journeys. (Hopefully they’re not TOO embarrassing!) To jump in on the Twitter fun, and in honor of Twitter’s 8th birthday, today we are looking back at our own employees’ first Tweets at The Marketing Zen Group: Shama Hyder, CEO Attending B5 Media Sessions at BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas! — Shama Hyder(@Shama) November 7, 2007   Arshil Kabani, Vice President What to do… what to do… — Arshil Kabani (@Arshil) November 29, 2008   Idan Shnall, Vice President of Search Engine Marketing http://mensredtag.com has been ranked No. 230 on…

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  • Now Hiring: Full-Time Web Content Writer

    The Marketing Zen Group is now hiring a full time content writer to join their virtual team! Do you love to write? Does it make you cringe when you see someone slaughter a sentence using poor grammar? Do you have a knack for research?  Did your friends offer to pay you to write their papers in college because it would be a guaranteed A? If you answered yes to these questions, and you’re a writer who enjoys deadlines and can write about diverse subjects with ease, keep reading! The Marketing Zen Group is looking for a full time content writer to join our full-service marketing team. Come work virtually alongside our team of amazing content creators that produces regularly outstanding content for some of the biggest companies around! What’s in it for you? You’ll get to work from home for one of the best digital companies in the world (and we’re still growing), plus earn tons of hands-on experience in a variety of fields and mediums. You’ll also enjoy a solid, competitive salary and benefits for doing something that you love—writing! What You’ll Be Doing Our content writers pride themselves on becoming experts in a large number of diverse industries—both B2B and…

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  • The Marketing Zen Group is Looking for 2014 Interns!

    When it comes to applying for your very first job, there is nothing that looks better on a resume than a impressive, hands-on internship at an company in your field of interest. Whether you are looking to become a top online marketing guru, a social media wiz or an SEO-inspired content writer, having a great internship can provide you with invaluable tools and knowledge from people who are already in the field. Plus, it can also open the doors to entry-level positions with the company you interned for once you have graduated! With that being said, we here at The Marketing Zen Group are excited to be looking for a great group of college students to intern with our company in 2014! As one of Inc. Magazine’s Top Entrepreneurial Companies in the 30 Under 30 rankings, as well as one of the 100 Best Companies in the U.S. to be run by a young entrepreneur (two years in a row), an internship at The Marketing Zen Group is a great launching platform for any student with a interest in online marketing! Each of our internships give students valuable first-hand knowledge in all areas of digital marketing, and will allow them…

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  • The Marketing Zen Group Is Looking For Fall 2013 Interns!

    Have you ever noticed that nearly every entry-level job in the current job market requires you to have plenty of experience before you can apply? That’s because experience is key! While you can learn about digital marketing or writing for the web in a class at college, it’s not until you get out there in the field and put your knowledge to work that you really get a feel for what is really happening in your industry. Often times, some solid experience at a great company within your industry may even be enough to land you your dream job in the future. Therefore, if you are a college student whose graduation date is starting to inch closer and closer, make sure you have the experience and skills necessary for your upcoming job hunt. The Marketing Zen Group, an award-winning digital marketing and PR company based in Dallas, is currently looking for a solid team of college students or recent college graduates to intern with our company this upcoming fall season. Through our various internships, you will be able to gain valuable first-hand knowledge in the world of digital marketing, and even work closely with the leaders of our SEO, content, social media…

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  • The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Business Marketing Efforts

    What are the advantages of using outside marketing for your business? When it comes to the growth and success of your company, there is perhaps no department that is more influential or integral than marketing. While sales, purchasing or production departments each play a large role in the overall grand scheme of company growth, each of them could not survive or flourish without the constant adjustments and refinements that are being made through marketing. Think about it―when it comes down to your company’s reputation, sales goals or overall image, marketing is what truly drives every department’s goals together as one cohesive loop. However, despite how important marketing is in the long-term, there is still a huge lack of understanding about just how it all works together and how important it is to the success of your business. In fact, because of the limited knowledge and resources that often surround each company’s marketing department, it is often the first area of business to suffer layoffs during difficult times. Often, companies will even do away with their marketing departments all together because they do not truly understand the importance of it. One way that company’s can retain the many benefits of marketing,…

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