The Grand Experiment

Our views on producing corporate 3D animations and other marketing devices
in the spirit of continuous improvement. Plus, a good bit of lifestyle design too.

The Sh!t that no one tells you: The Unpleasant parts of professional freelancing

  • September 08, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

Despite the hyperbolic title, I consider myself as possibly one of the luckiest people in the world. And, there’s a glamourization of the world of entrepreneurship / freelancing in my opinion. So first let’s define why I said professional freelancing. HandBuiltBrands is a business. It’s an LLC, has financial statements, there’s a growing team, we […]

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Creative Marketing Ideas For Energy Companies

In a world of instant connectivity, the number of people who make purchasing decisions based on the information they get from the internet is increasing everyday. Social media, email, video and infographics have become vehicles for the energy industry to connect with customers and prospects. Reaching prospects is easy, but converting prospects into customers takes […]

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7 Foundational Digital Marketing Elements for Local Businesses

We get asked this waaaaaay too often. What can we do to drive more traffic to our location? And a lot of people are jumping to techniques that we’d call “Build” tactics. Before you build, you’ve gotta have Foundational stuff in place. First, you build the Foundation. Only, then do you Build on it. Finally, […]

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Answers to the 5 Most Common Questions about Logo File Types in our Logo Packages

  • August 16, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

BRAND SCHEMA – LOGO PACKAGE FILE EXPLANATIONS EPS files, aka Vector Files, are used for large format printing. These are path (or vector-based) files that can scale to any size, large or small and not lose detail. PNG files are rasterized files that can have transparent backgrounds. These are best used on the web, in low-resolution powerpoint, etc. These […]

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Video marketing for doctors

The medical field is an ever-changing industry. With innovative technologies and state of the art procedures developed everyday, you need to build a solid marketing strategy to sell your complex medical services. At HandBuiltBrands, we have compiled a list of 5 reasons why you need 3D video marketing for your medical practice. 3D VIDEO IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT People […]

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Surprising Uses For 3D Industrial Animation Services

Industrial animation visualizes and demonstrates complex, technical processes. Many companies think of industrial animation services as part of a marketing or advertising initiative, but the applications are broader than you might think. Benefits of Industrial 3D Animated Videos: Here are some effective ways to use industrial animation services that might surprise you. Employee training and […]

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3D Video Production in Technical Marketing

3D video remains the single most effective way to communicate complex information, bar none. As such, it’s an essential component of a technical marketing strategy. The 3D production process frees video from all real-world constraints: things can be demonstrated at any scale, in any environment, with any camera, unfettered by gravity, lighting, or time. Imagination is the […]

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How To Incorporate Video Marketing Into Your Existing Marketing Plan

If you’ve been looking for a new way to market your business without coming off as too promotional, it may be time to consider 3D video marketing. A recent HubSpot statistics survey found that four times as many customers would rather watch a video than read about a product and marketers that use video grow revenue almost 50% […]

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A Story about core values

  • June 10, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

When I was considering starting HandBuiltBrands, I thought about core values a lot and what I wanted the company to be. I went through what’s called the “5 Whys Exercise”, and I’ve boiled everything I wanted down to 4 things:   Freedom Respect Fun Health I codified these right at the beginning. And I put […]

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5 digital marketing trends to look out for in 2017

2016 saw many digital marketing changes as the world becomes more technology and social media focused. Here are the trends to watch out for in 2017 to make sure you continue to stay ahead of the curve: 1. Advertorials Advertorials are a combination of advertisements and editorial articles. They look like the work that the […]

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HandBuiltBrands, LLC

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  HandBuiltBrands, L.L.C.
  8375 Westview Dr
  Houston, Texas 77055

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  The Cannon
  1336 Brittmoore Rd
  Houston, TX 77043


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