CanadaZak Mroueh is chief creative officer and founder of Zulu Alpha Kilo, one of Canada’s most celebrated creative agencies.
In 2021, Zak fired himself as CEO to focus on creative. It turned out to be a wise decision, as 2021 was Zulu’s most creatively celebrated years yet. Honours included being the most awarded shop at AdAge’s Small Agency of the Year and a third International Agency of the Year honour, The Drum UK‘s Agency of the Year, UK Creativepool’s International Agency of the Year, Kinsale Shark’s Agency of the Year, and Epica’s Independent Agency of the Year, as judged by the world’s trade journalists. Forbes and Fast Company called Zulu’s work “game-changing” and among the “most innovative” of the year. Zak launched the 20Doors Scholarship Fund, in which he’s covering the college tuition for four BIPOC candidates annually for the next five years at a cost of $250,000. He was also one of the first leaders in Canada to sign the Call for Equity letter issued by this country’s POCAM (People of Colour in Advertising & Marketing). The agency’s “Awards Gone Wild” video, which pokes fun at the industry’s obsession with awards, inspired Forbes to call Zulu “the SNL of agencies.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/avidan/2021/11/30/zulo-alpha-kilo-is-the-snl-of-agencies/?sh=12cac9892d01