Wibbitz Weekly Roundup: Top 5 Stories in Media & Publishing

Posted by Li Zhao on Dec 2, 2016 2:30:00 PM

It’s a complex time for the media industry. Publishers are experimenting with new technologies, setting trends, and seeking out new ways to connect with their audiences on a daily basis - and we want to make sure you know about it. That’s why we’ve launched the Wibbitz Weekly Roundup, where we’ll curate the top five stories for the media and publishing industry into a minute-long video with the help of our automated text-to-video platform. Stay tuned every Friday to keep up with our roundup of essential industry news!

Topics: Industry Insider

A Word from the Wibbitz Newsroom: How to Cover Sports Games with Real-Time Video

Posted by Bradley Popkin on Nov 30, 2016 10:14:10 AM

Topics: Newsroom Resources, Industry Insider

Introducing the Wibbitz Widgets: Video Players for Publishers, Powered by Text-to-Video Technology

Posted by Yotam Cohen on Nov 15, 2016 9:41:36 AM

Topics: Product Updates, Company News

Partner Spotlight: How Video is Winning the Election for Mid-Sized Political Publishers

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Nov 1, 2016 6:46:11 PM

Audience interest in political news stories peaks as soon as a story breaks, and consumer demand for digestible video election coverage is at an all time high. For small-to-medium size political publishers like Reverb Press and National Review, producing the quantity and quality of video necessary to compete with legacy giants like CNN and Fox News is seemingly impossible – especially leading up to major events like the U.S. presidential election. These two publishers, while opposite on the political spectrum, were faced with a similar challenge: to establish a successful video strategy without a video team.

Topics: Newsroom Resources, Company News

7 Publishers That Are Killing It With Social Video

Posted by Li Zhao on Oct 27, 2016 12:01:57 PM
 

Halloween might be something that we will never outgrow. Pumpkin lanterns, spooky costumes, trick-or-treat, and you may have noticed the growing popularity of brands that plunge into marketing for Halloween. Among all of the holiday promotions, the most eye-catching and far-reaching campaigns have a heavy focus on social video. So it doesn't sound too bold when a Facebook VP predicted that the social network would “definitely” be mobile, and would “probably” be all “video, video, video” in the next five years. In light of our favorite holiday, we rounded up 7 publishers that are so good at social video... it's scary.

Topics: Publishing Platforms, Video Trends

What Does the Rise of OTT Video Mean for Broadcast TV?

Posted by Li Zhao on Oct 19, 2016 12:25:50 PM

It's no surprise that Parks Associates named 2015 as "the Year of OTT." The emergence of the OTT market has contributed $25 billion in global revenue to the video industry. A study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) also found that, while OTT currently accounts for about 5% of the video business worldwide, it is growing at a rate of 20% which is 10 times faster than the growth of traditional TV.

Hold on. What the heck is OTT, and why is it developing so fast?

Topics: Industry Insider, Video Trends

5 Things That Publishers Can Learn from Facebook Video Ads

Posted by Li Zhao on Oct 12, 2016 11:30:00 AM
 

As one of the 1.71 billion monthly active users on Facebook, did you notice that a surge of video content has been taking over your News Feed? Shareable, targeted, and engaging, digital videos are transforming the way that the public consumes information and therefore the way that publishers engage with their audiences. EMarketer estimated that Facebook accounts for 30% of all digital-advertising revenue, and is responsible for 38% of fast–growing mobile advertising revenue. The following tips are based on facts pulled from Facebook’s internal data, and may provide a hint about how to gain the upper hand in the game of video content creation.

Topics: Publishing Platforms, Video Trends

Infographic: Audience Adoption & Perception of Live Video, Chatbots, Wearables & VR

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Oct 5, 2016 1:25:41 PM

Live video, chatbots, wearables and VR are the latest technologies to have piqued the interest of publishers and media companies. According to eMarketer, a majority of industry executives are either planning or are already starting to invest in live video ads, and a new report from the IAB found "substantial growth potential" in virtual reality advertising, with publishers like the New York Times, Vice and Fox Sports already embracing the VR medium. 

Topics: Audience Insights

Aol and Wibbitz Team Up to Bring Automated Video to its Media Properties

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Sep 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We’re excited to announce today that media technology giant Aol is working with Wibbitz to power automated video creation for its portfolio of brands, expanding on our existing video syndication relationship. 

Topics: Company News

A Word From the Wibbitz Newsroom: How to Choose the Right Type of Video for Your Story

Posted by Tamara Benzaquen on Sep 21, 2016 11:04:54 AM

 The Wibbitz Newsroom is our in-house editorial team that creates daily Top Story news videos using our text-to-video Control Room platform. In this guest post, our Newsroom’s Tamara Benzaquen guides us through the process of choosing the best type of video for each news story.

Topics: Newsroom Resources, Industry Insider