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The Friday Round-Up (from Cartoon Forum to the “Summer of Animation”)

Claude Harrington 06.10.2016

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:


Monday: Internet Trends 2016 (Part 1: Changing Demographics, Evolving Brands)

Tuesday: Internet Trends 2016 (Part 2: Video Marketing, Messaging and More)

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Mr. Seed (CGI Explainer)

Thursday: 6 Tips to Keep Your Explainer Video Compelling from Start to Finish

ICYMI: What is Proposify (and Can it Help Your Business)?

ICYMI: 5 Tips to Help You Maximize Your Animated Whiteboard Video


FROM THE VAULT: Four Key Video SEO Metrics

“Rob Toledo, a user engagement and bounce rate specialist at Shutterstock, says:

No longer just an interesting add-on, video has become an important feature for anyone concerned with SEO, conversion rates, or brand recognition.

That’s pretty much everyone, then. So how exactly does video affect your site’s SEO, and how can you use video in your content marketing strategy? Below are four key video SEO metrics, and some best practices for using video to climb the search engine rankings…”


Animation News:

80 Animated Series Will Be Presented At Cartoon Forum in September (via Cartoon Brew)

Annecy International Animation Fest: 5 Can’t-Miss Highlights (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Nickelodeon Animation President Russell Hicks Steps Down (via Deadline)



Pixar short Piper will chirp into theaters ahead of Finding Dory (via The Disney Blog)

President Obama and Jimmy Fallon Slam-Jammed the News (via Vulture)

Pretty, Pretty Good: Larry David Might Come Back for a Ninth Season of Curb Your Enthusiasm (via Flavorwire)



The Future of Fitness (via The Ringer)

Instagram Attracting More Advertising Than Twitter (via Reuters)

HTC Introduces the Vive Business Edition for $1,200 (via Engadget)



Living in a Poor Neighborhood Changes Everything about Your Life (via Vox)

Gawker Media Files for Bankruptcy (via The Verge)

How Rooster Teeth’s “Summer Of Animation” Is Going To Forever Reshape Its Future (via Fast Company)

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