Every agency talks the talk.
We walk the walk.

By leveraging brands’ key moments to drive demand and dollars, our clients become some of the most talked-about, tweeted, and followed companies in their industries.

award-winning PR agency

Our founder and ceo

Shama Hyder built Zen Media from a scrappy startup to an industry-leading agency.

She’s also distinguished herself as an international marketing luminary, delivered keynotes to packed houses in more than 20 countries and written a couple of bestselling books. But it’s her nose for innovation that makes her the figure CMOs seek out to build brand reputation, increase market share and deliver bottom-line results.

As the acclaimed author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing (now in its 4th edition) and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age, Shama is a key figure behind the growth of many recognized brands.

A 2x Best-Selling Author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing (4th Edition) & Momentum

“Millennial Master of the Universe” – FastCompany.com

Named a Top Voice in Marketing by LinkedIn for 4 Years in a Row

Top 30 under 30 Movers & Shakers in Marketing – Forbes

“The Zen Master of Marketing” – Entrepreneur Magazine

Winner of the Tech Titan Emerging CEO Award

One of the Top 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs – Inc Magazine

who we are

Happy. Hungry. Helpful. High-Performing.

our leadership

Stephanie Chavez

Stephanie leads Zen’s operations and growth strategies, while supporting every department with her unique brand of compassionate guidance. She also works closely with the account team to ensure clients’ expectations are met.

Stephanie Chavez
President
Idan Shnall

Idan manages the Search Engine Marketing team and oversees all SEO and paid ads strategies for clients. Using a data-driven approach, he ensures clients’ conversion and other goals are met.

Idan Shnall
VP of SEO and PPC
Ayla Whittington

Ayla works with clients to help them achieve brand clarity and cohesion, and to conceptualize and deliver a strategic vision for both brands and individual campaigns. She also oversees all design and creative work.

Ayla Whittington
Creative Director
Oliver Hays

Oliver heads up Zen’s public relations efforts, leading his team in developing and executing comprehensive, strategic earned media plans to secure media coverage and other digital PR opportunities for clients.

Oliver Hays
Director of Media Relations
Megan Noorman

Megan manages the content team, overseeing written content, keeping everyone on the same page and on deadline. She also leads client content strategy sessions to determine voice and messaging goals and to incorporate industry and SEO best practices.

Megan Noorman
Editorial Director
Francisco Martinez

Francisco analyzes, interprets, and reports on campaign data to inform our clients’ marketing strategies and goals. An expert at reading between the lines (and numbers), Francisco ensures all our decisions are data-supported.

Francisco Martinez
Director of Data Science
Kayla Morrison

Kayla oversees our client relations team, while also managing her own roster of clients. From onboarding to campaign execution to troubleshooting, Kayla keeps all Zen’s accounts running smoothly.

Kayla Morrison
Director of Client Relations

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