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Inspiring Action with Whiteboard: The AECOM Story

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AECOM had a dilemma. Their health insurance premiums were skyrocketing and employees, faced with exorbitant out-of-pocket costs, were skipping simple health maintenance checks that would ensure their good health. So, AECOM launched a comprehensive health maintenance program, "Wellness at AECOM," not only to promote good health, but to also save the company and its employees money. However, despite a massive print and email marketing campaign, only 24% of their nearly 100,000 employees signed up. That's it. Only 1 in 4 people were aware of this new corporate initiative. 


So, AECOM challenged us to find a way to reach and engage ALL of their target audience.


And we did! 


We worked with AECOM to produce a short whiteboard explainer video that was produced in English, French and French Canadian so everyone in AECOM's target audience could easily understand.


Within 48 hours of the release of the whiteboard video, employee sign-up was up to 78%. The $8,000 investment in…

Virtual Illustration Is How To Have A Successful Video Meeting

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If you're on our site, chances are you need to get a message across to your colleagues, customers, team members or - maybe you're just looking for a little "infotainment" for yourself. Whatever brought you here today, we are here to help!

Whether you're hosting a webinar, group chat, email blast or any other virtual meeting, we can help bring pictures to your words with a 321 Fast Draw Live Virtual Illustrator.


Simply organize a meeting as you normally would, and our staff of brilliant visualists will join your meeting and transform ideas into memorable illustrations - in real time via video conference. If you'd like, we can organize the technical side of things by setting up the web conferencing meeting with the platform of your choice (like Zoom, Explain Everything, or GoToMeeting).



Attendees are engaged. Communication is clear. Creativity and outside the box thinking is supercharged. Plus, the final illustration is instantly available or can be r…

Entrepreneurial Insights: Our Top 5 Sketchbook List

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As most of us hunker down in one spot trying to conduct, and possibly salvage, our businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, we thought you might enjoy a few "pearls of wisdom" from some of the world's leading entrepreneurs. Over the last ten years, we've been producing whiteboard animations for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation "Sketchbook" series, and highlighting these individuals has never grown old. Here's our top 5 sketchbook picks from our Kauffman playlist:

5) Kauffman Sketchbook "Visionaries" by 321 Fast Draw
The two "visionaries" and co-founders of Warby Parker, Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal, explain their entrepreneurial journey into the business of eyewear.

4) Kauffman Sketchbook "Cracking the Code of Success" by 321 Fast Draw
Amy Wilkinson, author of The Creator's Code, in which she interviews the world's most creative entrepreneurs on what they have learned from starting up their businesses.

3) Kauf…

Covid-19 Update: We're Open!

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We're Open!

If you're on our site, chances are you need to get a message across to your colleagues, customers, team members or - maybe you're just looking for a little "infotainment" for yourself. Whatever brought you here today, we are here to help. In this time of uncertainty, we know how important it is to stay connected and informed. Whether you're hosting a webinar, group chat, email blast or any other virtual meeting, we can help bring pictures to your words.

We provide live illustrations for your virtual meetings!
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That's what we're here for - so give us a try and stay safe!

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Caín Velásquez Transformed Overnight into Comic Book Style Wrestler

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"I'm very sorry to be asking you this... this is probably not possible... but we would need the video by Friday..." said the producer of SC Reportajes latest video segment.

"...Is that possible?" he asked. "...And also, we would need one version in English and one version in Spanish." Then he paused.

It was Tuesday afternoon and our creative team had gathered for a conference call for a new project. Everyone in the room looked at each other and shook their heads in agreement.

"That is possible... We can definitely deliver that for you." replied 321 creative director Ken.

The next morning our illustrators and graphic artists bustled into the studio ready to rock n' roll. We started with pencil sketches and delivered a video storyboard pitching our initial concepts. After a quick approval from the client, we were off to the races in production.


Professional wrestler and Mixed Martial Artist Caín Velásquez has achieved quite a successful…

How 321 Next Reality uses AR/VR to Recruit and Train Employees

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Our home base was recently featured in a news story on Business First AM. Virtual, Augmented and Immersive Reality is set for explosive growth, and reporter Diane Moca got a first hand look at how 321 Next Reality and 321 Fast Draw use these types of innovative technologies in the office.


After trying the headset on and speaking with our staff, Moca explains how companies are using AR/VR for training as well as relaxation in the office with Virtual Reality mini-vacations. If you've never heard of a VR mini-vacation, read our previous post here. We're excited to see what the future holds as this technology develops and expands!

Watch the full Business First AM segment in below:



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