Cinegif CEO Quoted in Forbes Article on GIFs

If one needs any more proof that the resurgence of the animated GIF as a medium is gaining momentum, and headed straight towards the mainstream, you need look no farther than a recent article that appeared on Forbes Magazine’s website titled “How To Make Money Off The Animated GIF Comeback”.   Forbes contributing writer Matt Miller delves into the current state of the medium, and quotes a number of the key players in the re-birth of the high quality GIF as a serious medium for marketers and communicators. (We’ve included this quirky animated GIF created by New York GIF animation team Jimmy Repeat and Mark Portillo, a.k.a. “Mr. GIF” for the Forbes article).

Our own CEO, Graham McFarland, is one of those interviewed, and we’re both pleased and excited to see him get some “ink” in such a well-respected media vehicle. As we’ve stated before, what began as a trendy, cool, “insiders’ toy” among artists, hardcore computer geeks and imaginative teens is now gaining real traction and increased use as a dynamic new medium of communication – a short form of enhanced digital imagery – that allows marketers and communicators to tell a story and engage their audiences without the cost, complexity and added infrastructure necessary to use traditional video.

So thank you Forbes, and “hats off” to Matt Miller for a well-written,  insightful article! If you’d like to learn more about animated GIFs in general, or Cinegifs in particular, go to our website, and access the library page, where you’ll find links to tutorials and documentaries covering all aspects of creating, using and learning about the background of the new generation of high quality GIFs. While you’re there, create an account and sign up for a FREE Trial, and create a few high quality GIFS of your own – we won’t promise that it will get you written up in Forbes – but it will give you a dynamic new way to communicate!


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