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The Friday Round-Up (from Unionization to Social Media Marketing)

Claude Harrington 06.24.2016

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: News and Highlights from Annecy 2016 (Animation Film Festival)

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: What Makes Something “Kafkaesque”? (Explainer Video)


ICYMI: An Interview with Entrepreneurs Kyle Racki and Kevin Springer

ICYMI: What to Look for When Judging an Animation Studio’s Portfolio

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


FROM THE VAULT: Short But Sweet: The Growing Influence of Vine

“Thanks to constantly evolving communications technologies, the landscape of our lives is constantly changing. But it’s not just our lives that are in flux, it’s the business world as well. Among the many innovations, social media seems to be the one most responsible for presenting with a unique spectrum of challenges and opportunities.

Twitter, in particular, has become firmly established as an indispensable tool for spreading information quickly and broadly; enabling companies to interact with their consumers on a one-on-one basis, and imbuing them with a chance to use humor or cleverness to craft a recognizable public persona. But while Twitter may have opened our eyes to this new form of social media marketing, Vine—the new kid on the social media block—has begun to emerge as an invaluable tool for companies eager to connect with young consumers.”


Animation News:

Futurama and Simpsons Movie Studio Rough Draft Unionizes (via Cartoon Brew)

Finding Dory’s Octopus Hero Is a Lot More Realistic Than You’d Think (via Vanity Fair)

Archer Renewed by FX Through Season 10 (via Variety)

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A Not-so-Upbeat Deleted Scene from Zootopia Surfaces (via Vimeo)

Who Owns Star Trek? (via Buzzfeed)

Netflix Queues Up Video Downloads (via Light Reading)



Can We Save the Internet (via New Republic)

E-Waste Empire (via The Verge)

The Hack That Could Take Down New York City (via New York Magazine)



Will Social Media Make You Sleep Better with Casper? (via Backchannel)

The Tranquility Of Miles Davis’s Electric Period (via The Atlantic)

The Secret of Taste: Why We Like What We Like (via The Guardian)

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