Z..A.ZEN offers services in strategic marketing consulting, including strategic and creative marketing services, business consulting, strategic planning workshop facilitation and plan development; professional business writing skills and value-added small-scale manufacturing and sourcing.
What makes Z.A.ZEN different?
Frequent and responsive personal contact with clients, listening to client’s needs, the flexibility to work with large and small organisations, simplifying corporate solutions, creative and unusual approaches, understanding complex, multi-level issues, the ability to assist from strategy to implementation, doing as we say, saying as we do, and creating strategic solutions that work.
For larger jobs, we lead project teams with specialised independent consultants, researchers, graphic designers, writers and other creative individuals and companies.
Z.A.ZEN is dedicated to giving back through a 10-year long social entrepreneurial commitment to opening markets for small businesses and crafters, growing businesses to create jobs and assisting others in all we do.
Our value system is developed around giving back, and a portion of our businesses as an export agent and jewellery manufacturer is built around providing benefits to others, either through opening markets, assisting with small businesses, or creating jobs and income in Johannesburg and elsewhere in Africa.
Our strategic marketing solutions focus upon organisations dedicated to social responsibility, conservation and tourism, and small business development in Southern Africa.
Z.A.ZEN Marketing & Consulting is a closed corporation, based in Johannesburg since 2002.
“What I appreciate most about Tamiko Sher at Z.A.ZEN is her ability to deliver on any number of initiatives, from strategy to marketing materials to government tenders. I know I can rely on Z.A.ZEN to understand my issues and come up with creative solutions.”
Shaun O’Shea, City of Johannesburg, Greater Inner City Manager: Communications, Marketing & Tourism Promotion
“Japan is the most complicated of our markets. Knowing that Tamiko Sher is on our team bringing together a wealth of knowledge of the market and culture helps us with our distributor, and makes our Japan business planning better.”
Iljko Miocevic, Appletiser, Commercial Director, Asia Pacific
“Sozosha Co, Pty has been working with Tamiko Sher of Z.A.ZEN since 2006 in promoting South African hand-made arts and crafts to Japan. Over time we have come to share Tamiko’s passion for creating jobs and income for many people in South Africa, and appreciate her service which allows us to bring beautiful hand-made products to gladden the hearts of Japanese people.”
Seiko Mihara, Sozosha Co, Pty Planning Manager
"Working with Tamiko Sher from Z.A.ZEN has helped grow my business. In the projects where we have collaborated, her ability to think strategically, visually and in the broader scale has provided unique solutions to difficult problems for clients."
Lara van Otterlo, CEO, Evolve Visual Solutions
City of Johannesburg
BirdLife South Africa
Big Game Parks
Johannesburg City Parks
LHD Africa Pty Ltd
Mjita Trading Company
Malitaba Sustainable Development
Keith Dudula Wine Consultancy
Marula Natural Products Pty Ltd
Airport Retail Concession
The Public Health Agency
Hector Pieterson Museum
Press Alternative (3rd World Shop, Japan)
Sozosha Pty Ltd, Japan
Madelief & Kaneels Co, Japan