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The Friday Round-Up (from New Animation Talent to B2B Marketing)

Claude Harrington 05.06.2016

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: Behind The Scenes: AutoMD (Whiteboard Animation)

Tuesday: INTERVIEWS WITH ANIMATORS: Allen Laseter

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: How OnHub Keeps Your Wi-Fi Fast (explainer)

Thursday: 10 Incredible Digital Marketing Stats from the Past Month

ICYMI: Make Video Your Star!

ICYMI: The Origins of RSA Animate (RSA Animation Series)

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FROM THE VAULT: 80% of Executives Watch Animated Business Video. Every Week.

According to the study:

  • 80% of senior executives watch more video than they did the previous year
  • 75% watch work-related videos weekly on business-related sites
  • 52% watch work-related videos weekly on YouTube
  • 65% visited a vendor’s website after watching a video

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Animation News:

Announcing Cartoon Brew Next, A Showcase of New Animation Talent (via Cartoon Brew)

Good Grief! Peanuts is Getting a TV Show (via Rotoscopers)

DreamWorks Animation Manages a Quarterly Profit (via The New York Times)

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Entertainment:

Their Future is Epic: The Evolution of a Gaming Giant (via Polygon)

Alden Ehrenreich Lands the Lead in Star Wars Spinoff (via Deadline)

Inside the Hypnotic World of YouTube Marble Racers (via Motherboard) 

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Tech:

A Tech Boom is Coming to Utah (via BuzzFeed)

Building AI is Hard–So Facebook is Building AI That Builds AI (via WIRED)

SpaceX Successfully Lands Its Falcon 9 Rocket on a Floating Drone Ship Again (via The Verge)

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Culture:

Get Gronk’d! All Aboard Rob Gronkowski’s Party Ship (via Boston Magazine)

U.S. Job Growth Disappoints in April (via Los Angeles Times)

Content Marketing Spend to Double by 2020 (via B2B Marketing)

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