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Taking Flight with Drones

October 13, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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3200 E. Camelback Road, Suite 350
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Recent technological advances have spurred design and construction competition, resulting in innovation. As marketing professionals, it is our responsibility to mirror our operational partners by capitalizing on the growth potential newer technologies offer. One such technology is in the application of drones. In a market saturated with steep competition, drone technologies can help edge out the competition, allowing proposals to “rise to the top” (pun intended).

Come explore how to differentiate your team's marketing efforts by exploiting the full dynamic range of color, perspective and strategy during each phase of the proposal process by integrating drone photography and videography. With numerous benefits, the return-on-investment is staggering. A modernized marketing approach utilizing an aerial perspective creates an unforgettable impact for clients.

Learning Objectives

You will gain insight into:
1. Benefits of sUAS/drone photography 
2. Rules and Regulations 
3. Pre-planning flights 

4. Marketing potential

You will walk away with these benefits:
1. An understanding of the in's and out's of flying drones
2. Ideas of how to incorporate drone photography into your marketing efforts and materials

You will find the answers to:
1. Who can fly? 
2. When and how you can fly?
3. Difference between authorization and waivers. 

4. Safety and risk mitigation
5. How to use in different phases of pursuits and projects


Nick Crooks
Inside Sales Manager, Jacobs

Nick believes that effective marketing professionals must embrace innovative technologies to stay steps ahead of the status quo. He is a 14-year veteran of the A/E/C industry and has served in many capacities, from graphic design to proposal management. Over his tenure he has partnered with his operational partners to deliver hundreds of proposals, resulting in millions of dollars in service fees. As a means of differentiating the firm’s qualifications and bolstering its capabilities, Nick recently became a FAA Licensed Part 107 sUAS pilot, traveling around the country to support the acquisition of projects through drone photography and videography. He is excited to share his experiences and knowledge to hopefully foster an appreciation of the drone world and how drones can be integrated into everyday workflows.


$25.00 Member
$40.00 after 12:00 am October 11

$35.00 Non-member
$50.00 after 12:00 am October 11