John Shoemaker

April 09, 2018

10 Years in the Business: A Reflection by the Owners

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January 31, 2018

The hard truth of Music Copyright in Video

When I was in high school, my friends and I had a garage band. We played a lot of classic rock covers but we also had a few originals we felt proud enough of that we decided to record an album and get it copyrighted. Yes, it’s pretty amazing but [...]

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November 07, 2017

How to budget for creative marketing

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October 20, 2017

Intentional Branding and how we came up with the name "Backflip"

It was a cold autumn evening, not unlike this one, roughly ten years ago when five guys met around some pizza to discuss the name for their new film company. After what I'm sure was a good two hours of joking around and getting sidetracked, we [...]

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October 10, 2017

Why content marketing will make your demographic love you

Picture this: You’re sitting on your couch with your family after a long day at work. Your favorite show just came on and you’re all excited to find out whether Barry is actually going to get together with Iris or if these star-crossed lovers [...]

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March 25, 2017

Why You Should Think Creative First, and Mode Second

The goal of content marketing is to produce valuable, relevant, and consistent content for your audience. For many marketers, this means a shift in thinking about "what type of media to create" to "what type of media fits the content we've [...]

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February 24, 2017

What is Content Marketing, and Why You Need It

Imagine a relationship with someone that only gives you attention when they want something from you. Doesn’t sound very enjoyable does it? Sounds a bit one sided? Sounds a bit like that one girl in school that seemed like maybe she was actually [...]

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September 23, 2016

Donation Appeal Video

At 6 years old, I was taken to the hospital with an illness that kept me there for two weeks ...

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August 05, 2016

How To Make a New Product Launch Video That Actually Helps Your Marketing Campaign

This is the most important new product launch campaign ever for your company. You have invested so much money in meetings, in development, for focus groups, in testing, on the prototype, etc. The production line had to be rebuilt not two, but [...]

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June 24, 2016

Don't you have a stunt guy?

In May, we had a Madison based client approach us about creating a fun video for a product being launched in June. The question: “Can you guys pull this off in 6 weeks?” Our answer “OF COURSE!” Oh. Crap.

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