They always say that a creative and functional office can set the tone for a company as such an environment can leave employees more inspired and productive. We at z2 agree, which is why we shared our designs with the Milwaukee Business Journal for their new series, “Milwaukee’s Coolest Offices.”

So, jump in and enjoy a brief tour of our favorite spots of the place we have called home since October 2013.

The Café

z2 Cafe

Some days we just need to get out of our offices for a bit of inspiration. We head to the communal area, the café, for a change of scenery. The area is filled with couches, tables and a fireplace, all of which provide for ample meeting space or a quaint working space. And of course we had to add the Martini Bar so we could enjoy a z2 favorite – Cosmo Fridays. We like to unwind from a stressful week by shutting down at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoons and indulging in some of our favorite snacks and drinks.

z2 Fitness

z2 Fitness
Too many deadlines to meet in too little time? No problem. We sweat out the stress in our fitness studio. The 3,500-square-foot fitness studio has a treadmill, elliptical and circuit training equipment, and group classes are also available throughout the week to add a bit of variety.

The Kitchen

z2 Kitchen 

We can’t function without food so we have a full-service kitchen available for clients and employees. It is conveniently located next to the photo studio with a window so that we can provide craft services to clients if necessary. For random parties and national holidays (i.e. National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day) we use the kitchen to bake cookies and egg bakes, burn some bacon, etc.

The Studios

z2 Photo Studio

Two added conveniences for our clients and us are our photo and recording studios. With the ability to record radio pieces and voice-overs, or shoot photos and videos on site, z2 has a definite one-up. Having access to these spaces allows us to develop killer content for clients or whip something up for our own social media purposes. It’s kind of like having our very own photo booth, but better.

Check out the full article here.

November 26, 2014 · Posted by in advertising, marketing, photo, z2 news  

We are excited to share that we received six 2014 MarCom Awards! We were recognized in various categories from video production to design, and brought home two platinum and four gold awards for our work with Industries® for the Blind – Milwaukee (IB Milwaukee) and Miller Time Pub and Grill.

We received awards for the following projects:

  • Gold Award for We are IB Milwaukee in the Brochure / Company Overview category
  • Gold Award for Miller Time Pub and Grill Grand Re-Opening in the Media Kit / Special Event category

MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievements of marketing and communication professionals. MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, which consists of thousands of creative professionals who oversee awards and recognition programs, provide judges and set standards for excellence.

There were more than 6,500 entries from the United States, Canada and 15 other countries from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers for this year’s MarCom Awards.

To view a complete list of winners, visit www.MarComAwards.com.

November 19, 2014 · Posted by in advertising, marketing, video, z2 news