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The Friday Round-Up (from Animation Marketing to Conspiracy Theorists)

Claude Harrington 02.26.2016

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:

IdeaBlog:

Monday: 7  Ways to Sell Fellow Stakeholders on an Explainer Video (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday: 7 Ways to Sell Fellow Stakeholders on an Explainer Video (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: How Miscommunication Happens (Animated Video)

Thursday: Leveraging Animated Video for eLearning

ICYMI: Q&A with Dr. Claudia Aguirre (from Ted-Ed to Explainer Videos)

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FROM THE VAULT: Marketing with Vine: 6 Tips for 6 Second Videos

“As you’re probably well aware, Vine is a mobile application that enables user generated 6-second video content that can be instantly shared on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Marketers have sought to utilize the creative potential of this app to communicate their brands through video. While the benefit of the format is that an effective and eye-catching video can be put together quickly, even in a number of seconds, it should be said that Vine-based marketing can definitely benefit from a well thought out approach. Here are 6 tips that we recommend.”

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Animation News:

Disney’s Zootopia Taps Into Millennial Marketing Playbook (via The Disney Blog)

Netflix Continues Anime Push with Perfect Bones (via The Hollywood Reporter)

2016 Oscar Nominations: Feature Animation Acting Analysis (via Cartoon Brew)

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Entertainment:

Why is Stan Lee’s Legacy in Question? (via Vulture)

5 Things We Learned about the Animation Nominees (via USA Today)

How Adele Went from Unknown to Superstar (via BBC)

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Tech:

Human Automation is the Future (via The Long and Short)

Helium Dreams: A New Generation of Airships is Born (via The New Yorker)

2/26/15: The Greatest Day On The Internet (via BuzzFeed)

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Culture:

At Sea With America’s Largest Floating Gathering Of Conspiracy Theorists (via Jezebel)

The Secret Spies of SeaWorld (via The Daily Beast)

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable (via Rolling Stone)

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