zao: to live, breathe, be among the living; to enjoy real life; to be fresh, bold, efficient
On a mission
Our name, Zao525, represents our philosophy, how we do business, and what we believe about our clients. We love small businesses. They deserve the same branding and marketing power as multimillion-dollar organizations, and we exist to give them just that — on the small-business budget. Working with Zao525 can help you at any stage, with any need, to reach any goal.
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What our clients are saying
Zao525 has been instrumental in helping my team build the CSAFE (Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence) brand and brainstorm solutions which address our specific needs. Their team is responsive, creative and professional at every turn. I continue to rely on them for help telling our story, and consider Zao525 a key partner in our success.
Sam, and her team are fabulous! Knowledge, enthusiasm, and a drive to make my brand stand up and shout! I appreciate Sam’s directness and confidence to make decisions or give honest feedback. She leads me in making hard budget decisions and always is easy to connect with. We have, and will continue to recommend Zao525!
Zao525 has been a critical part of my recent business growth. Samantha Boyd understands the marketing and social media landscape. She understands my mission and my specific brand so she brings ideas to my attention before I think of them. She is able to interpret my need and make it into a brochure design, or new functionality on my web site. I have compared my site to others in my industry, and I truly feel mine stands out as more visual, higher quality, and targets my market very effectively.
Nutrition Coach and OwnerKelly TImmerman Nutrition
Zao525 was great to work with. Samantha was very professional and responsive. The quality of work was excellent, and I was very satisfied with the product they produced. I look forward to working with them again in the future.
Park RangerBoone County Conservation
Zao525 has been unlike any other marketing partner we have worked with. They are so personal but very professional and well organized. The number one thing I appreciate is the value they place around building project timelines – accountability becomes shared and well communicated. The first time I worked with Zao525, I was impressed with how important it was for them to fully understand our brand before developing anything.
We have been very pleased with the projects Zao525 has helped us with. They meet deadlines and work hard to get them right. I will use their services again.
It was great working with Zao525 on designing our logo. We had very specific requests and ideas about what we were wanting and our final logo is absolutely it! We even changed our minds and switched gears, but Zao525 was so accommodating and patient as we worked toward getting it just right. It was a great experience, and we got exactly what we wanted.
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council has worked with Zao525 – Samantha Boyd for over two years, working with our organization to achieve greater brand recognition. In addition Zao525 serves as a consultant with IISC’s new website. Samantha has done amazing work for IISC and worked well with me and IISC’s director of communications. I highly recommend Zao525 and Sam if you are looking to enhance your organization’s brand.
Executive DirectorIowa-Illinois Safety Council
Zao525 is easy to work with and produces a high-quality product at a great price. I highly recommend them to anyone who can benefit from their services.
We are very pleased with the new logo and the ads and rack cards that Zao525 designed for us. They really listened to what we wanted, added their professional expertise, and made it happen.