Zilla is in the business of helping companies evolve their strategic marketing and exhibit branding efforts. Our purpose is to position a client’s brand to connect with their customers’ aspirations- creating visual communications that elicit strong emotional responses and decisive actions. Our vision is to craft experiences that help brands stand out AND stand for something.
Simply put, we’re a bunch of creative misfits and industry veterans, with a massive set of capabilities, who reimagine ways to reach an audience, tell stories visually, and create marketing environments that are, well, … awesomer™.
Some clients hire us for our creative prowess. Some clients hire us to inspire their trade show presence. The most successful of them hire us for both- and we’ve been accused of doing it for money.
We seek client partners that we can collaborate with, to find new ways to tell the world what they are all about. We call it The ART of Exhibiting.
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Zilla was just an idea when it was started in Carlsbad, California in 2009. A small dealer of a few portable display manufacturers, we rapidly expanded our resources, industry connections and clientele- to the point we could no longer work out of our little, beach community condo.
Formally incorporated in 2012, Zilla was building custom exhibits, a top distributor of many portable display lines, and introducing promotional products to its repertoire. Eyes toward the top, and repositioning ourselves as an industry leader.
In 2015, Zilla opened a headquarters location in Dublin, OH- and within only a few months was ready to expand further. With custom and portable display manufacturing facilities and partners throughout the U.S., Europe and Central America, we had begun to hit full-stride.
Today we are managing clients across the globe, from start-ups to major brands you know. We continue to invest in the people, products, and technology that keep us in the forefront of trade show and brand marketing- and we’ve only just begun. Our client successes are our pride and joy, and you can begin your story with us right now!
Zilla is in the business of helping companies evolve their strategic marketing and exhibit branding efforts. Before, during, and after every single campaign.
Our vision is to craft experiences that help brands stand out AND stand for something. Peeling away the veil of traditional, and giving an infusion of tomorrow.
Job #1. Your absolute pride in our work, and the results we provide for you and your company. We put ourselves on 24/7 availability- so your needs are treated with priority when expected- and when unanticipated.
Our purpose is to position a client’s brand to connect with their customers’ aspirations- creating visual communications that elicit strong emotional responses and decisive actions. Not “Average Joe” nonsense.
We are nothing like the “other guys”, the “we already work with”s, or the “we just bought something from”s. We evoke results. All Day. Every Day. For A Living. Boldly. Expertly. Outwardly. Now.
On the trade show floor, or any place where your brand demands absolute regard- we are the living, breathing, set of tools for cause and effect. …And we want to rub your competitors’ noses in it.
The Zilla leadership team possess nearly a century of combined industry expertise. CEO, Chris Russell, began his career in the trade show marketing arena in 1998, and our other gurus have comparable years of craft under their belts. Hard to imagine, right? For what we lack in table manners, we more than make up for in savvy.
President & CEO
Lead, Exhibit Production
Director of Operations
Lead, Graphic Production
Lead, Web Development
Lead, Exhibit Design