April 27, 2018
Seriously’s Helsinki Team Came to L.A.!
With offices in Venice Beach, CA, and Helsinki, Finland, Seriously’s transatlantic team works together every day, but they are rarely able to spend time face-to-face. That changed from March 10th to the 17th when the LA team brought 51 members of the Helsinki office to the sunshine, merging the capital of entertainment and capital of mobile games for a week of creative collaboration in Los Angeles!
So what exactly happens during a week with the whole Seriously team in town? Best Fiends Boot Camp, of course!
The overarching theme of Best Fiends Boot Camp was for the team to discover how every minor detail and small step in the creative process come together seamlessly to build a successful brand. The week began with team updates, an influencer panel at FullScreen, a trip to YouTube Space LA, and of course, tacos. The next day, there was an educational trip to Disneyland to discover the whole world that can be created around an IP and all the little details it takes to be successful. And those little details make a big difference. Walking through the various lands that make up Disneyland, from Fantasyland to Adventureland, made that even more apparent.
The following day, the team spent time on the beach of Santa Monica at the Annenberg Community Beach House, listening to some inspiring speakers. Drew Struzan, Maurice LaMarche, Dave Herman, Heitor Pereira, and J. Stewart Burns all shared their experiences and gave advice on how they have used their creativity to thrive in the entertainment industry.
But the best part of the entire week? Getting to spend time all together as a company and inspire continued creativity on both sides of the world! That was Seriously amazing.
You can read more about the how the two Seriously offices come together to form one creative company in a byline written by our CEO and Co-Founder, Andrew Stalbow, on Thrive Global!