Regular readers of this site will know that I have been a huge fan of BrainPOP for many years. I feel like Moby (the Robot) and I have been though a lot together.
- I’ve nurtured and watched his transition from the USA to UK Soil;
- Became one of the first (and certainly the original) BrainPOP VIB;
- Helped develop the Teachmeet Movie for the SLF in 2009 that went on to be a huge success but aso got my name on a Tim and Moby letter; and
- Narrowly, was beaten by Moby (and Derek Roberson) in a Dance off at the SLF in 2010 (worth a watch if you have not seen it and need a laugh!)
All this aside I do love the BrainPOP UK product and brand. But most importantly I also love how they have build up relationships and mastered social media interactions with their loyal followers over the years.
Last night (during a delay in Vienna Airport) I finally had a chance to up-date my blog for the first time in months (it’s a long story). I illustrated the post with a cropped picture of me from my summer trip leading a group of young people to Canada on a Mountain Bike and Canoe Expedition that was taken by my good friend Lucy Wyman.
To be honest, I was quite touched by the amount of people how have been in contact to say they are looking forward to the return of my on-line voice. But it was the guys from BrainPop that made me smile the most. First there was an acknowledgement that they liked the picture…
Then there was a rather cryptic tweet. But when I opened the picture I literally laughed out loud!
I still can’t quite believe that I was digitally re-mastered as Moby! Although I have to say he certainly looks more calm, cool and collective!