Andy vs. Andy.

By: Andy Choi
Manager - Corporate Communications

The only worthy challengers left for V Teamers? Themselves.

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It’s a problem Michael Jordan faced. So did Serena Williams. Andy Choi and the rest of the V Team have been dealing with the same issue:

How do you push yourself to be your very best when you have no worthy competitors?

The answer? You compete against the only worthy competitor left ‒ yourself.

Our latest “5G Built Right” ads highlight all that our engineers and network teams do to continue to raise the bar, because when it comes to building the most reliable 5G network, there really is no one else doing what we do. Because for us, just being good isn’t good enough.

Andy shared the first of these inspiring “5G Built Right” spots, all of which you’ll be seeing over the next few weeks, including during the NBA playoffs.

We also heard directly from our Verizon network engineers on why the message of this campaign makes sense to them based on their experience in the field and what they see their coworkers do, day in and day out. Thanks to the following:

  • Gennie Barr, Senior Manager, Network Assurance, Pleasanton, CA
  • Lily Zhu, Technology Fellow, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Ralph Jeantine, Supervisor, Network Engineering & Operations, Flushing, NY

We also posed a similar question to V Teamers in other parts of the business. How can we challenge ourselves to be the best every day? We received responses from the following, all looking to up their game, both personally and professionally.

  • Cindy Garcia, Solutions Manager, Marble Falls, TX
  • Brian Helms, Senior Manager, Business Operations, Livingston, NJ
  • Kamaria Lyons, Solutions Specialist, Bee Cave, TX

It’s something we’ve always done here at Verizon — challenge ourselves to be the best. It’s one of our favorite lines in our credo: Our best was good for today. Tomorrow we’ll do better.

We can’t wait to see what we do next.

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