The New 2D and 3D Animation Video Are Here

I know many of you have been waiting to see our new 2D and 3D animation videos. Well your wait is over! You can check them out below.

 3D animation pros and cons

Up until now, 3D animation videos have been way out of budget for most companies. We have since found a way to produce them for a lot less.


  • Unique and very fun to watch.
  • Full movement and animation.
  • You can bet your competitors will not have one. At least not yet.
  • There retention rate is pretty good.
  • They are amazing.


  • They take about 45 days to create
  • They are not the cheapest. They run about 8K per 30 seconds

2D animation pros and cons

2D explainer videos have been around for a few years and there are a lot of companies that can create them, but they still are fun and way better than live video.


  • Unique and very fun to watch
  • Completed in about 35 days
  • Full animation
  • Brand your company


  • Cost is higher than your typical whiteboard video

Obviously you need to do what is best for you business. I have seen amazing whiteboard videos, 2D animation videos and 3D videos. Just make sure they are fun, unique and tell a great story.

Have a great day!

2014 Video Product Launches

2014 Video Product Launches

So what are the new video marketing trends coming out in 2014?  Web video is still seeing massive growth, it has become a main stream activity for almost every house hold and should be a big part of your marketing budget.. Here are some interesting stats:

89 million people in the United States are going to watch 1.2 billion online videos today. (ComScore)

Online video users are expected to double to 1.5 billion in 2016. (Cisco)

Only about 24 percent of national brands are using online video to market to consumers. (Kantar Media)

Online video now accounts for 50 percent of all mobile traffic and up to 69 percent of traffic on certain networks. (Bytemobile Mobile Analytics Report)

Consumers give up on an online video if it doesn’t load in two seconds. (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Akamai Technologies)

Users sharing video on retail and brand sites chose Facebook 46 percent of the time, with email accounting for 40 percent and Twitter capturing 14 percent of shares. (Invodo)

Globally, online video traffic will be 55 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in 2016. (Cisco)

52 percent of consumers say that watching product videos makes them more confident in online purchase decisions. (Invodo)

Mobile and tablet shoppers are three times as likely to view a video as laptop or desktop users. (NPD)

Mobile video ads that include social media buttons drive 36 percent higher engagement. (Rhythm NewMedia).

Online video production will account for more than one-third of all online advertising spending within the next five years. (Borrell Associates)

76 percent of marketers plan to add video to their sites, making it a higher priority than Facebook, Twitter and blog integration. (Social Media Examiner)

92 percent of mobile video viewers share videos with others. (Invodo)

More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month, spending more than 4 billionhours watching videos (YouTube).

2 billion video views per week are monetized on YouTube, and every auto-shared tweet results in six new YouTube browsing sessions (ReelSEO).

Obvisoulsy we love video and we want to show you what we have coming down the pipeline. Here at Ydraw we want to stay on top of the new trends but more importantly we want to keep doing what works and what will drive you the most revenue.

1. Whiteboard Video

Our whiteboard videos continue to outperform all other types of video. Many of them have a 75% retention rate. They are still a hot commodity so look for our new innovations in whiteboard animation videos, this also includes the yswipe videos. If you have not seen our whiteboard animation video you can check them out here… whiteboard demo videos

2. 3d Animation

Up until now, 3d animation videos have been very expensive. They take a lot of time and collaboration just to get started. Ydraw is about to change this. We now have a team of 3d animators. A lot of companies will spend $20,000 for a simple 2D animation video, but now they can have a 3D video. Check out our screen shots. We will have it completed next week for the whole world to see.3d animation video

3. Animation Videos

It is hard to get away from the standard animation videos. We have been very hesitant to enter this field due to the fact that their are a lot of good companies creating simple animation videos. They can also be called After Effect videos. If we can not be the absolute best then we usually do not enter the game. That is going to change in 2014. Ydraw is now going to offer simple animation/After Effects videos. We have been seeing a lot of junk being produced and we know we can produce a lot better quality for the same price. Plus, we have the talent to make it happen. Our animation demo video will be launched next week.  Here is a nice picture to give you a preview.




Get ready to order your new Whiteboard Video, 3D Animation Video, or your Standard Animation Video.




Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Writing whiteboard video scripts using Ethos, Pathos and Logos

When you sit down to begin writing the script for your online marketing video, you want to keep three little words in your mind: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. These are the modes of persuasion. When trying to persuade somebody to do something – say, buy your product – you need to make sure we sound credible, appeal to the emotions, and prove certain truths about our company and product. If you’re a good marketer, you’ve obviously lived by the E.P.L mantra, but with whiteboard animation things can be a little different. Here’s some information on how using ethos, pathos and logos in a whiteboard video can work for you:


Ethos is the integrity of the presenter. It is how qualified the presenter appears to be to the audience. When writing a script for a marketing video such as a whiteboard animation video, you have to rely more heavily on everything other than body language or presence to get your message across. If you’re trying to sell something, have an image of the CEO telling viewers all about the company. Write a part with some testimonials. Whoever your main character is, make sure they look the part, and that the audience can tell they are a notable figure and have vested interest in the company or product.


Pathos is triggering emotions. In your whiteboard video, throw in a metaphor or simile, or deliver your message powerfully and passionately. Make the audience feel something, whether it is sadness for the characters who don’t have your product, joy for the characters who do, or excitement at the prospect of purchasing your product themselves. Pathos may also be used to provoke fear in order to sway viewers – but it is always better for whiteboard videos to focus on the fun, positive aspects. Try to play on viewers’ hopes and dreams by describing how their life could be when they follow the call to action.


Logos is the logical appeal used when describing facts and figures that support your cause. Logos and ethos are sort of related – in the sense that using logos can strengthen your ethos by making you look even more knowledgeable on the subject. However, be tasteful in your use of logos when making a whiteboard video – you want your audience to retain information with ease. If you use charts and figures, make sure to incorporate it into the theme of the video, and don’t throw so many statistics at them that they can’t remember why they clicked play.


These are what you need to keep in mind when writing.  Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.  Thanks Aristotle.

Animation Video Announcement | New Online Video Behaviors and Statistics

Animation Video Announcement | New Online Video Behaviors and Statistics

Animation Video Announcement | New Online Video Behaviors and Statistics

Many people opt for cooler activities during the hot summer months. The internet has become a hobby for many, and it seems that the animation video viewing is at the top of the list of things to do indoors. According to ReelSEO, last month alone an estimated 33 billion animation videos were viewed and the numbers just keep growing. Online viewership has reached all the way up to 180 million.

Video ads account for around 25 percent of the rising numbers in viewership on the internet.

Google is among the top ten at nearly 20 minutes per viewer ranking out at 154,507 viewers. The entire internet viewer population only ranks as 180,373 viewers, so it is easy to see who dominates the competition. These numbers do not include video ads that were watched by viewers as well.

Yahoo comes in second with a whopping 51,453 animation video viewers. It was closely followed by Facebook at 49,003. Though VEVO numbers are on a decline, although it did still rank in at 46,202. Other sites that ranked in the top ten were Viacom Digital, Microsoft sites, AOL Inc, Amazon, Turner, and Vimeo. With VEVO being on the top of the list for YouTube partners.

The YouTube partners and channels have also been ranked according to the most used in 2012.  Machinima followed Warner with 23,601. Marker, Full Screen, and Broadband PC all came in closely behind the competition. Last on the list was ING who ranked in at a mere 6,453 video viewers last month.

Machinima leads everyone with 76.1 minutes per viewer, but VEVO continues to decline in this area as well. There is no doubt YouTube and its partner sites will continue to grow. People add thousands upon thousands of footages to the web every day.

Animation video advertising is becoming a hot new trend for advertising, and many people are keeping online diaries, baby books and so forth as their primary keepsakes on YouTube. One never knows what may be found there, but what is certain is that it is impossible to watch just one.

Informative, entertaining, personal, or professional, YouTube has it all. The animation video shows no sign of losing popularity; as a matter of fact the trend seems to be settling in and is reaching all time highs. It is guaranteed there is an animation video on the web for everyone to enjoy. They are fun and easy ways to beat the heat and pass the time during these relentlessly hot months of summer.



+Jace Vernon

+Alecsy Christensen

Animated Video – Google Display Business Trend Summary – Animated Video Strategy #3

Animated Video – Google Display Business Trend Summary – Animated Video Strategy #3

Animated videos by Ydraw are always up to date with the latest video strategies, tips, and tricks. Announcing strategy #3 for successful video campaigns.

Animated videos are trending in media and display networks, and Ydraw is the leading company for successful animated whiteboard. Always up to date with the latest news on successful video, Ydraw’s new strategy is analyzing and reporting the video and display trends.

Google Business Trend Summary – Analyzing and Reporting Video And Display Trends

According to Google’s Display Business Trends Report, from 2010-2011 many companies have developed an increase in presence on the internet, with growth of ad impressions with spending on ad exchanges growing from 58% to 72%.

animated video strategy 3

Animated Video is All Around the World

Content publishers are growing extremely fast from all parts of the world. The ad impression growth from a Google report stated that the US growth rate from 2010-2011 was at 24.7%, China at 10.5%, and Palau at an amazing 1106%, unbelievable!

Everyone is using their mobile phones these days, I know I have my whole life in my iPhone. As I expected, Google even seems to know I have been using my mobile phone more, growth in mobile usage has EXPLODED… increasing by 250% states a Google report, meaning it is crucial that all the media published for businesses should be accessible through mobile phones. People want to view videos in an accessible way.

And onto video, according to Google, video content monetization is now ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING segments in advertising.  In simpler terms, more and more companies are using video in their online strategies to generate revenue than ever before. Google says they are seeing a 175% increase in impressions ad videos, while the standard video player impressions seem to be phasing out. 51% of video ads on Google are between 15 to 30 seconds, with 36% over 30 seconds. Why might that 51% be? Because it is extremely hard to keep audience and their attention while watching a video! With animated whiteboard videos by Ydraw, reports show a 150% increase in dwell rate on videos, where most other videos lack. While standard videos get lower dwell rates, the average viewer of a Ydraw video is much higher than that compared to a regular animation video, as well as compared to a video with actual people in the video.

With viewers watching not only the first 30 seconds of your video like most videos these days according to Google, people will be more informed about your product or service, more inclined to learn more, and develop a deeper connection than with any other kind of video. AMAZING.

+Jace Vernon

+Alecsy Christensen