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July 23, 2013 – Contact: Ashley Pabst, Marketing Werks
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Drew Brophy to graffiti vintage VW bus for two-day live demonstration in Huntington Beach during U.S. Open of Surf
(Huntington Beach, CA) — The Verizon FiOS SoCal campaign and professional surf lifestyle artist, Drew Brophy are teaming up to influence SoCal residents to conquer their creativity.
Drew will use graffiti-style spray paint and airbrush to customize the vintage Verizon FiOS SoCal 1965 Volkswagen bus, LIVE, in Huntington Beach duringUS Open of Surf Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily.
Visitors can watch as Drew transforms the VW bus, and even win a Lost surfboard, custom painted by Drew Brophy. Brophy will be executing his live artistry on the Strand, between 5th and Pacific Coast Highway.
This live art installation is part of the Verizon FiOS SoCal campaign’s “Conquer Creativity” initiative, which offers locals a unique opportunity to design and win SoCal staples. Participants can virtually design graphics for a beach bike, skate or surfboard, and enter those designs in the sweepstakes. With a unique, computer-based design template, users can integrate colors, personal photos and text into their designs.
Each week, one sweepstakes entry will be randomly selected, and the winner will receive the item he or she entered – a surfboard, skateboard or beach cruiser – with graphics inspired by their design. The winning sweepstakes items will be custom-made by local craftsmen.
For more than 25 years, Brophy’s bright, colorful art has appeared in hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers and on numerous products, including Converse Shoes, Nirve Cruiser Bikes and Liquid Force Wakeboards.
Having the freedom to experiment with many different surfaces and products allowed Brophy to grow tremendously as an artist. Brophy’s artistic inspiration comes from surfing and traveling the globe with his wife and son.
Verizon’s FiOS SoCal Experience team is meeting with Southern California where they work, live and play in uniquely tech-laden FiOS SoCal Experience vehicles traveling throughout Southern California through the summer of 2013. The Experience fleet includes an iconic 1965 Volkswagen van that has been transformed into a mobile entertainment experience, custom-fitted with FiOS internet and FiOS TV capability, along with a 42-inch HDTVs.
To learn more about Verizon FiOS; discover daily locations of the FiOS SoCal Experience fleet; find ways to support local community causes; and learn how to win by conquering creativity through custom design, visit http://fiossocal.com/. To learn when the team will be in your neighborhood, follow us on Twitter @VerizonCA and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VerizonCA.
About Verizon: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 183,400. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
About Drew Brophy : Drew Brophy has been a professional surf lifestyle artist for over 25 years. An avid surfer and world traveler, Brophy’s career exploded in the late 1990’s when he began painting his edgy artwork onto surfboards. Now his art is printed on hundreds of different products and his original artwork is collected worldwide. Drew’s mission is to inspire your imagination through his paintings, and to remind people that life is good. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or log onto http://www.drewbrophy.com.