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Social Video vs Viral Video. What's the Difference?

Apr 26, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Over the past couple of years, video has become more and more popular, with two terms constantly arising amongst social media marketers.


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How to drive more traffic with video

Apr 19, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Now that your marketing video is finished, the next step is getting the attention it deserves. Nowadays, videos has become the preferred method amongst marketers to increase your company's and website online presence. Presumably that's why you are reading this blog, to understand how to use video to drive traffic to your website.


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Everything you need to know about the Panama Papers

Apr 12, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

As you probably are aware by now, the largest data leak in history has shed a limelight on how the rich and powerful use tax havens to conceal their wealth. The leak consists of 11.5 million files (2.6TB of data) from one of the world's most secretive companies, Mossack Fonseca, a law firm based in Panama. This blog and video shares all you need to know about the Panama Papers.


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4 reasons to use clever animations in video marketing

Apr 12, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

To use animations or not? That seems to be the question on all our minds. How do you make the right choice, when both animations and live production seem to be both marvelous.


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How To Use Video In Email Marketing

Mar 31, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Some people love email marketing, others hate it. Regardless of your stance, there is no denying just how important the role of email is amongst digital marketers when it comes to developing their relationship with their audience. 

The great challenge however, is standing out. How can you stand out in someone's inbox amongst dozen of other similar emails? 


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How to brainstorm with colleagues in video marketing

Mar 29, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Struggling to come up with some new pieces of content or ideas? Don't worry, mental blocks are a problem we will all face time and time again. Unfortunately due to work deadlines, there may be a greater sense of additional pressure for some. Cue brainstorming.


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How to use video throughout the buyer journey

Mar 24, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Video marketing has evolved. Over the years video has become one of the most powerful marketing tools, increasing the amount of organic traffic and conversion rates. The question is no longer why you need to use video, but rather how to use video?


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4 Tips to boost your Instagram Video Marketing Campaign

Mar 23, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

What's the first thing that pops in your head when you hear the word Instagram? Most people immediately think ‘’pictures’’, and rightly so. Instagram was launched in 2010 and immediately emerged as the exciting new platform for aspiring photographers.


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How to create a storyboard in video marketing campaigns

Mar 17, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

You can argue that the most important part of a video marketing campaign is the workflow production that happens before you start rolling your camera. How can you build a house without a blueprint? You can't. How do you create a successful video marketing campaign without a storyboard?  You simply can't. 


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8 powerful emotional triggers for video marketing

Mar 14, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Our emotions play a massive part in how we, as consumers, function.  Do you remember any online video or commercial that you couldn't stop talking about? Was it one that made you happy, or perhaps one that made you sad, or one that brought back some golden memories?


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How to write a great script for your video marketing campaign

Mar 10, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Video directors are often highly praised on their work for what they shoot, cut and edit. Think back to the Oscars. I bet most of you can remember at least one director nominated (Steven Spielberg - Now you can). What about the script writers?


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4 BIG video marketing trends that will influence 2016

Mar 07, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Video has grown rapidly over the past couple of years. As of 2016 video marketing was one of the most spoken about topics amongst businesses of any size. Markets are becoming more and more competitive and brands are constantly turning to video to stay ahead.


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How to tell your story in video marketing campaigns

Mar 03, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Everyone loves a good story. Stories delight, motivate, challenge, anger and touch us. They are the reason we binge on countless hours of television programs and stay up late on weekdays with our face buried in books. Stories are all around us.


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Facebook Loves Video. Here is how to take advantage of it!

Feb 29, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Can Facebook’s relationship with video be described as unconditional love? We like to think so. You see, over the years video has continued to grow on Facebook and their relationship isn't showing any signs of slowing down.


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How to make your video focus on your ONE important message

Feb 25, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Have you ever watched an online marketing video and ended up being extremely confused as to what they are trying to sell. Sure, some adverts are quirky and make you want to watch more, but those aren't the adverts we are referring too. The videos we mean are the ones that leave you puzzled as to what the purpose of the video was and what they are trying to advertise.


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7 things you should know for a successful Video Marketing Campaign

Feb 23, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Are you thinking of launching a video marketing campaign? We aren't going to sugarcoat it, video marketing is the most powerful tool available. 2015 was branded the year of video marketing and it's easy to see why. 


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How product videos will boost your online conversions – Webinar

Feb 22, 2016 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Browsing the Internet is like walking down the street and meeting someone for the first time, or pitching an idea to someone. You only get one chance to make a lasting first impression. Not an easy task! Learn how you can make your online conversions go through the roof using product videos!


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How To Customize Your Message For Your Audience In Video Marketing

Feb 19, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

The beauty of launching a video marketing campaign is the ability to convey your message and grab your audience's attention.


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How to choose the right music for your video

Feb 16, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Choosing the right music track can play such a significant role in the success of your video. Music is the soul, the feeling and the drive that pushes your video forward and builds an emotional connection with your audience. 

It’s make or break when it comes to music!


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How to define your audience in 4 unique ways for a winning video marketing campaign

Feb 12, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Whether you want your animations to educate people or to influence them, you need to know everything possible about your audience. When it comes to video animation, it's easy to jump straight into the creative process, designing your visuals, developing your colour schemes and choosing your music. Why should you identify your target audience?


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4 Great Reasons You Should Use Video Marketing

Feb 09, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

Video marketing is currently taking the digital world by storm. Online videos are quickly becoming the largest and most effective tool for displaying information and entertaining content. According to Cisco, by 2017 video will make up for 69% of all consumer internet traffic. But do the benefits of developing and executing a video marketing campaign exceed the amount of effort needed to succeed? 


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How to Set Goals for a Winning Video Marketing Campaign

Feb 04, 2016 by Andreas Mallia

New ideas lead to new video marketing campaigns! New animations and new information to share! But for any campaign to succeed you need to set clear goals. 


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What is the Zika virus? [A free editable video]

Jan 31, 2016 by Geert Coppens

As the Zika virus is in the news everywhere around the world, many people are looking for information. It's the perfect moment to create and share educational videos about it, to explain its cause, symptoms, consequences and precautions. If you are in need of such a video, Moovly provides you with a version you can use as a template.


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BETT 2016: the Latest Trends in Education Technology

Jan 26, 2016 by Geert Coppens

Events like the Bett Show in London are undoubtedly a must for any education professional that wants to stay on top of the technology evolution in his sector. 


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A (free) Time Management video for your Employees

Jan 20, 2016 by Geert Coppens

This Moovly video about Time Management provides 5 tips for your employees to help them manage their time and prioritize tasks. Use & edit this video for free!


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Young Students Making Videos about the Climate Summit

Jan 07, 2016 by Geert Coppens

Getting 10 year old children to think about the Climate Summit and about what they could do for climate change can be an interesting class exercise. Asking them to present their ideas in an animated video sounds like quite a challenge, but not impossible - as we found out! In fact, it turned out to be an exciting, surprising experience with inspiring results...


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How to write the perfect Holiday wishes

Dec 17, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

'Tis that time of the year again! Time for family, friends, parties, … and Holiday wishes of course! We’ve got some great tips and examples of Season's Greetings lined up for you!


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The Best Free Alternative to PowerPoint for Video Slideshow Animation

Oct 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

PowerPoint might be the current industry standard for presentations, but it's got its fair share of critics. On top of that, a number of powerful online Powerpoint alternatives are gaining ground by offering more dynamic animated slideshow solutions. Discover the best alternative to Powerpoint:


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Make a Personalized Halloween Video in Just One Minute

Oct 13, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

It’s almost that time of the year again! Halloween is right around the corner, and we’re really excited! That’s why we created a collection of Halloween templates for you. 


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Need help with content creation? Contact a Moovly Partner!

Sep 08, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

We're happy to introduce you to a few new Moovly Partners! Our partners offer a wide range of Moovly based services, including the creation of custom library objects in your style or the production of a custom video in Moovly, which you can edit afterwards. 


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Royalty Free Music for your Moovly Videos

Jun 24, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Finding the right music track for your video is not always an easy task. That’s why we added 10 new royalty free tracks to our Marketplace! 


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Moovly Sandbox, an Experimental Library

Jun 24, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

The Moovly team regularly experiments with new types of objects. We've decided to give you a taste of these exciting experiments and share the experimental objects with you! As of now you'll find a new library in the library drop-down list: the Moovly Sandbox Library.


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The Moovly Background Library

Jun 24, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Based on your suggestions we’ve gathered all background objects and animated transition in one (free) library. This makes browsing these backgrounds a lot easier!


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Animation or Live Action? Why not both?

May 19, 2015 by Moovly

Combine animation and video footage to turn your complex ideas into easy-to-follow explanations.


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Try the Line Boil Library!

May 19, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

We’ve been working hard on a brand new library and it’s finally here!

The new library is called The Line Boil Library and it’s stuffed with icons and symbols you can easily combine with all other Moovly styles


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New Video Features: A Short Overview

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Explore new video features in Moovly: Upload animated GIFs and transparent videos to your Personal Library, pause video clips or split them and handle the clips separately.


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An Editable Moovly Video: What are Chords?

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

In this new editable video we explain what a musical chord is, how such a chord is represented and what the most common types of chords are. Enjoy!


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Discover the New Alphabet Library

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

The Moovly Marketplace has been updated with a new Library! Find out how you can spice up your whiteboard videos with these new objects.


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3 Color Combinations that Work

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

When creating a video, your content is not the only element you need to pay attention to. The design of your video can make it or break it. One aspect of the design of your video is choosing the right colors. Picking colors that work well together is a great way to create beautiful designs and to achieve visual harmony.


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How to combine the Moovly fonts

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Last week we added 8 new fonts to the font library in the Moovly Editor. Read on to find out which new fonts you can now use in your videos and how to pair them.


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An editable Moovly video: The Ecological Footprint

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Our human activities consume resources and produce waste, and nature needs to have the capacity to meet these demands. One way to measure the human demand on nature is the ‘Ecological Footprint’. The following editable video explains what the ecological footprint is.


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We’ve upgraded our server environment

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

As the number of Moovly users keeps on growing rapidly, we've migrated and upgraded our server environment. With the upgrade we've significantly expanded our capacity, which allows us to offer you a better and faster service. 


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Create your own Season’s Greetings video in 10 steps

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

A Season's Greetings video is a fun way to surprise your friends and family with your best wishes for the Holidays. It's also a great way to keep in touch with your clients and to thank your partners and colleagues for an amazing year.


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What is Ebola: an editable Moovly video

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Since its outbreak in West Africa, thousands of people have died from Ebola. But what exactly is Ebola? This video explains what causes Ebola, what the symptoms are and how to deal with it.

Feel free to use, embed or even adapt this video to your own needs.


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7 spelling mistakes to avoid at all times

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Even the most experienced writers sometimes make mistakes while writing their article, script, essay and so on. Most of the time these are genuine mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we have to continue making them of course! Here are 7 spelling mistakes to avoid at all times:


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Use images with a transparent background

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Are you combining your own graphical objects with a colored background in your video? Be sure to upload transparent PNGs for the best result!


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End your video with a call to action!

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

In an earlier post we emphasized the importance of the first 10 seconds of your video. But not only do you need to think carefully about the beginning of your video, you need to pay attention to the end of your video as well. And that’s what this Quick Tip Thursday is all about!


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Complementary colors work

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Using bright colors is a great way to make your videos more attractive. But not all colors go well together. Some combinations don't work or even result in the opposite effect: they make your video painful to watch. So how to choose the right color combinations?


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A (concise) message to rule them all

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Whether you’re in education, marketing or communication, if you want your video to have real impact on your audience, there’s one key element you shouldn’t neglect: your message.


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Use scenes to add structure to your content

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

We already mentioned the importance of preparation and structure when creating a video in previous blog posts. In this Quick Tip Thursday we’ll take a closer look at an easy way to add structure to your video in Moovly.


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How to create a drop shadow in Moovly

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Using drop shadows is an easy way to add contrast between your text and your background. 

In this Quick Tip Thursday blog post we'll show you how to create drop shadows in Moovly in just a few steps.


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The first 10 seconds of your video are the most important. Make them count!

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

The first 10 seconds of your video should be appealing and interesting enough for your viewers to continue watching. These first seconds are the moment you either win your viewers over, or lose them. That’s why you need to pay special attention to the start of your video and engage your audience from the very beginning.


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4 Frequently Committed Errors in the Creation of Animated Videos

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

While creating animated videos with DIY tools like Moovly has become very easy, it takes some time and effort to create a professional looking video. 

In this blog post we address 4 errors frequently committed when creating an animated video. We'll also give you some handy advice on how to deal with these errors and improve the impact and quality of your video.


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How to expand your Moovly Libraries?

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

The standard Moovly Libraries contain hundreds of graphical objects and animations and we continue to add new objects and animation effects on a regular basis.

However, sometimes you might not find what you’re looking for in the Standard Libraries. You could upload your own images as an alternative, but don't forget that we have our own Marketplace too!


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Copy scenes from one video to another in just a few clicks

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Save scenes to your Personal Library and reuse them in other Moovs: create you own templates, merge two or more Moovs and reuse intro or outro sections you created earlier!


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Introducing our Member-get-Member program

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

We're happy to announce the launch of our brand new Member-get-Member program! In this blogpost we explain what this new feature allows you to do and how you can get your personal Member-get-Member code.


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Publish your video to the Moovly User Gallery

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

You might have noticed it already when clicking the Publish button below your video: you can now also publish your video to the Moovly User Gallery!


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Spice up your videos with our new Extended Libraries!

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Are you ready to spice up your videos? We added two extended libraries and one brand new hand animation library to Moovly!


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Working with Animated Video: Timing is Everything

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Use these tips to give your viewers the time they need to read, understand, and remember the message!


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How to animate your Season’s Greetings?

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Moovly is a tool that allows you to easily create animated videos or animations of any length: from a few seconds to many minutes. 

We added a brand new library to Moovly: the Season's Greetings Library. This object library is totally free and brings you a lot of new objects related to Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah and the winter season many of us on the northern hemisphere experience around this time of year. The library contains objects such as Santa Claus (of course), pine trees, snow effects, a starry sky, champagne, presents, fireworks and much, much more.

So how do you start creating that stunning Christmas animation or your splashing New Year's wishes? Here's a step-by-step how-to.


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5 Tips to create a successful animated video

Mar 23, 2015 by Kaat Van de Vijver

Whereas creating an animated video with tools such as Moovly is simple and straightforward, a captivating, successful animated video usually requires a more systematic approach. To create an engaging animated video, you'll need to immerse yourself in a creative process, just like when you create a new slide presentation from scratch or write a new blog post: it not only requires inspiration and creativity, but a structured process might be helpful and effective.

Here are 5 tips to create a powerful and captivating animated video.


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