A few months back we informed our supporters via social media about a photoshoot that was taking place at our shop. At the time, we didn't release too much details about the shoot because we were advised not to. Believe me, it was hard not to spill the beans! In any case, Intuit's Quickbooks selected our company to highlight in their marketing materials. As far as what specific marketing materials FAZE would be used in was anyone's guest but we were just thankful for the opportunity. I mean, it was like a full blown production going down at the shop...never experienced anything like it.
It wasn't until late last week that we were contacted by Quickbooks. It came as a pleasant surprise that the photos snapped that day would be highlighted at Quickbooks Connect 2015! We were granted free admission to this annual event...even better!! This 3 day event is huge and features leaders in business, motivational speakers, authors, workshops, etc. This year's conference was no exception. It featured Jessica Alba, Robert Herjavic, and Oprah Winfrey as guest speakers, personalized 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, over 15 interactive workshops led by industry experts, and a plethora of networking opportunities for all those in attendance. It was just good to be given the opportunity to align FAZE with all that goodness.
I didn't take long time of walking through the convention center before we noticed not one but two 50 foot posters of us. My mug was on full blast for all to see lol. All good though...all for the sake of FAZE. We thought the posters were it but we were mistaken. Our pictures were also on display at the event photo booth, on a large screen in the main exhibition stage, and scattered throughout other places of the convention center. It was a surreal feeling, to say the least.
I would like to thank Quickbooks for presenting us with this opportunity. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this - FAZE was highlighted by a billion dollar company at a conference that had tens of thousands in attendance and Oprah Winfrey as a guest speaker. Crazy but not luck in my opinion. We were presented with the opportunity and were prepared to take it. These conditions will replace luck any day. Trust me.
Write-up by Johnny T. and photos by Johnny T. and Herbert G.
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