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.

5 Benefits of Companies using Corporate 3D Animation

Click for sound The world of 3D animation and CGI has taken off like none other. Its most common place is in the lineup of Pixar, Disney Animation and Dreamworks films. Of course, 3D animation doesn’t just have its place filling the hearts of children with glee. It can also greatly benefit a corporation or […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Video Marketing to Boost Sales

  • May 18, 2017
  • Blog
  • HandBuiltBrands

We all want to boost sales. That’s a given. But how do we do that? It may be as simple as creating videos for your company: 1.  Video boosts conversions Using a video on a landing page has been found to increase conversions by 80%. If that crazy stat isn’t enough, studies have shown that 74% of users […]

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Important Marketing Metrics You Should Know

  • May 15, 2017
  • Blog
  • HandBuiltBrands

If you want your business to do better, there are certain topics you should know about. Our ebook, The Six Marketing Metrics Your Boss Actually Cares About, can help. It will teach you important metrics such as Customer Acquisition Cost, a metric that shows you the average amount your company spends when you get a new […]

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4 Great Tips for SEO Improvement

  • May 13, 2017
  • Blog
  • HandBuiltBrands

By now, you probably know how important SEO improvement is to your website. Everyone wants their site to rank near the top of search engines. But how exactly do you do that? Here are our top 4 tips to improving your SEO: 1.  Publish relevant and regular content We always tell our clients – content […]

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How to make viral videos

What does it mean when a video goes viral? Like it’s namesake aka a “virus”, a viral video is one that spreads like wildfire and reaches a vast audience in a short amount of time. You might know some older ones like the good old ‘Keyboard Cat’ video or ‘Chocolate Rain’, for instance. Why would […]

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10 Surprising Statistics About Video Marketing

Video marketing is a tactic that has been around for quite a while, but has also seen a resurgence in the last few years as one of the most effective marketing tactics available. That might seem surprising, but given how fast a viral video or growth hacking method can raise an entire startup or business […]

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Four Bullet Friday Emails

  • April 26, 2017
  • Culture
  • Matt Marquart

There’s been a lot going on in the last few months at HandBuiltBrands, if you haven’t already heard. Making upgrades, adding people to our team and all sorts of other nifty things have been in the works here. Most of you know that my dad passed away just before Thanksgiving. He was one of our […]

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A Good Way to Use a 3D Video in a Powerpoint Presentation

  • March 01, 2017
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

  Best practice for embedding a video in a PowerPoint (updated: March 2019) First download the video file. Here’s how to download from the Wistia link that we send you. Click that button in the bottom right, then click Download. That’ll download a high-resolution MP4 file. Steps to embed the video into PowerPoint You’ll need […]

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From Start to Finish: How We Create Growth-Driven Videos

Common story: An internal marketing manager has started a video project. They went through the typical waterfall process of development > pre-production > production > post-production > Review and Approval. They take their baby to their bosses to show it off. After watching, Customer Director/VP/C-level Feedback: “Shouldn’t we show it this way?” Marketing manager: “We […]

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CASE STUDY: Introducing Jujitsu from Advanced Ranch Management

At HandBuiltBrands, we’re happy to support our friends in the tech and outdoors communities. As hunters and outdoorsmen, it’s awesome when those two communities intersect. Enter our friends at Advanced Ranch Management. While working on their prototype of Jujitsu, they asked us to help them produce a product explainer video of their technologies. Enjoy! Matt Marquart, Founder, […]

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