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TheStreet Partners with Wibbitz to Accelerate Digital Video Production

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Jun 15, 2017 8:02:00 AM

In order to keep up with 24/7 nature of the finance market, audiences who are interested in making smart investments need a reliable and unbiased go-to news source. TheStreet.com, a business unit of TheStreet, Inc. has distinguished itself as a leading financial news source by providing real-time editorial coverage on market updates and investment opportunities, along with its broadcast-style video series featuring well-known analysts and journalists right from the NYSE floor. We’re thrilled to be chosen by TheStreet.com. to supplement its daily and breaking business news reporting with short-form video summaries. By implementing Wibbitz’s automated video creation platform into its newsroom’s workflow, the publisher is able to speed up video production, and diversify its ad inventory with original video content. You can find the full announcement here.

Topics: Company News

AMI Partners with Wibbitz to Expand Digital Video and Advertising Offerings

Posted by Zohar Dayan on May 31, 2017 6:07:00 AM

The advertising landscape is evolving along with audiences’ media consumption habits, which are primarily dependent upon two factors: population and platform. Population shifts create a younger, more tech-savvy consumer base, and encourage advertisers to seek for an effective multiplatform advertising solution. American Media Inc. (AMI), the legacy media company that pioneered celebrity and lifestyle reporting, foresaw this trend, and began leveraging innovative technologies to integrate its monetization solution into every medium including print, digital, and mobile. We’re excited that AMI has chosen to partner with Wibbitz to achieve this goal by diversifying their ad inventory with original digital video content. You can find the full press release here.

Topics: Company News

Forbes Partners with Wibbitz to Supplement Contributed Content with Automated Video

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Apr 20, 2017 12:27:50 PM

Automation has been revolutionizing the publishing and media industry as of late by providing new tools and solutions to better meet users’ consumption habits. Forbes, a global media company focused on business, technology and entrepreneurship, has set a prime example for future-minded publishers by proactively seeking out and adapting to new technologies and methods for digital storytelling. We’re thrilled to announce that Forbes has selected Wibbitz to supplement their existing digital content with videos created from our automated platform. You can find the full press release here.

Topics: Company News

FOX Sports Partners with Wibbitz, Empowering its Editorial Team to Produce Video

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Apr 4, 2017 12:01:00 AM

Sports audiences are increasingly turning to their mobile screens for up-to-date stats, recaps and analyses from their favorite news outlets. It's critical for major sports publishers' websites to provide these audiences with a full content package that they can easily and quickly consume wherever they are – and video has become a key element for an optimum mobile experience. We're excited to announce that FOX Sports, the leading sports news publisher in the U.S., has chosen to implement Wibbitz's automated video solution into their editorial content strategy, in order to enhance their website's offering with engaging and top-quality video. 

Topics: Company News

New York Daily News Partners With Wibbitz to Power Automated Video Production

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Mar 30, 2017 8:58:00 AM

As the demand for digestible video content skyrockets, even larger brands with abundant resources are finding it difficult to meet this demand. Publishers need to find new ways to ramp up their online video strategy in order to produce engaging videos that resonate with their audience at scale. We’re excited to announce that New York Daily News, New York’s leading news publisher, has selected Wibbitz to automate video production for their site and social media platforms. You can find the full press release here.

Topics: Company News

Looking Back at 2016: The Year's Biggest Stories & Successes

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Dec 28, 2016 8:02:35 PM


Topics: Product Updates, Company News

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

Reuters Partners with Wibbitz to Enhance Multimedia News Offering for Publishers with Automated, Mobile-Ready Video

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Sep 13, 2016 11:24:17 AM

We’re proud to announce that Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, has chosen to partner with Wibbitz to expand their existing news offering with automated video. Reuters is the number one choice for publishers all over the world looking to access real-time images, text and video footage for their breaking news stories. As of today, Reuters News Agency and Open Media Express customers will also have access to readily-packaged video summaries, created by the power of automation. You can read the full press release here, check out TechCrunch's coverage of the story here, or watch a quick video summary below!

Topics: Company News

Automation Does Not Mean the Death of Quality, Thanks to Humans

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Sep 8, 2016 12:08:24 PM

We’ve reached an age where humans and technology are quite literally attached at the hip, but the level of resistance to technological advancement is still the same as when sawmills were introduced in the 1770s. Regardless of how many times the technologies in question become essential tools in both work and daily life, the same concerns are raised: Is this time different? Will this machine take my place? 

Topics: Editorial Resources, Video Trends

Wibbitz Partners with Prisma Media—France’s Largest Magazine Publisher—to Power Mobile Video

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Jun 23, 2016 11:39:36 AM

For large media outlets looking to uphold their legacy and continue expansion, it’s no secret that digital video is key. However, it’s difficult for legacy and multi-brand publishers to consistently produce the same quantity and quality of video content that readers have grown to expect from their favorite brands. That is why the largest magazine publisher in France, Prisma Media, has chosen to partner with Wibbitz—the only automated video solution of its kind—to create desktop, social and mobile-friendly video for all 20 of their digital magazine brands and new mobile app Infonity. You can find the full press release here. Et en français, voilà.

Topics: Company News

Bonnier Partners with Wibbitz to Create Digital Video for Over 15 of its Brands

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Jun 14, 2016 10:45:16 AM

As news consumption increasingly relies on engaging readers with high-quality, multi-platform videos, publications are faced with the challenge of finding time, money and resources to scale video production - especially those with special-interest audiences. We’re excited to announce that Bonnier Corp., one of the largest special-interest publishers in the U.S., has partnered with Wibbitz to overcome these video challenges. You can find the full press release here.

Topics: Company News

Partner Spotlight: 10BEST Tops Our List of List Video Publishers

Posted by Zohar Dayan on May 10, 2016 3:16:44 PM

We’re constantly inspired by the innovative ways that publishers leverage Wibbitz to create content their audiences love, so we decided they deserve a shoutout! Each month we’ll be featuring one of our star publishers and their talented editorial team for our Partner Spotlight series. We’ve selected 10BEST as our first partner to showcase, whose team of travel experts has taken our List Videos to new levels. Watch for a new Partner Spotlight each month as we highlight the successes of publishers looking to shake up the industry—and if you’re one of them, you might be next!

Topics: Video Trends, Company News

Forget TV: Snapchat And BuzzFeed Should Be Key Partners In Every Political Campaign

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Apr 22, 2016 5:26:30 PM

A version of this article was originally published on AdExchanger in their weekly politics column.

Television and American politics have had a symbiotic relationship for more than 60 years, beginning with the “I Like Ike” ads in 1952. Not much has changed since then. More networks host debates and candidates run more ads, but their reliance on television has stayed the same. The problem is, television is not the far-reaching political medium it used to be. And political campaigns have lagged in keeping pace with today’s media consumption habits.

Topics: Publishing Platforms

Back to the Future: The Revolution of Publishing

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Nov 19, 2015 8:54:57 PM

A version of this article was originally published  by VideoInk.

It’s hard to believe that ten years ago YouTube, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Refinery29 were nothing more than fledgling websites. Over the past decade we’ve seen a revolution in publishing as new media giants reinvigorate the industry by capitalizing on new formats and technologies. As the last decade’s upstarts get cozy in their seats in the media pantheon, one wonders when the next seismic change in publishing is set to come.

Topics: Editorial Resources

Why Every Tech Company Needs To Integrate Empathy

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Nov 12, 2015 10:29:06 AM


A version of this article was originally published by Mashable.

Humans have been building solutions that make us better, faster and stronger since we discovered that we could fashion tools out of rocks and twigs. Our earliest technological innovations focused on amplifying our physical skills, but once Alan Turing created an early example of the modern computer with his code-breaking machine, our attention increasingly turned towards processing information as quickly as possible to mimic human cognition. Today, everything from our watches to our thermostats are ready and able to process information far faster than our brains can.

Topics: Editorial Resources, Video Trends

Report: How Are Politics And News Consumption Habits Related?

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Oct 30, 2015 9:47:14 AM

The results of this survey were originally covered by our friends over at WIRED, read it here!

Ever since Kennedy v Nixon, politics and media go hand in hand. Each U.S. election serves as a tentpole topic for the media industry that year(s), showcasing the developments in media coverage that have happened since the last election cycle. At the start of Barack Obama’s presidency, digital outlets like Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post were only fledgling websites, while Twitter and Facebook were just social media entities – now, these platforms are all key outlets for breaking news.

Topics: Audience Insights, Company News

Hearst, USA Today Sports, & ViralNova Partner with Wibbitz for Video Strategy

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Oct 20, 2015 2:15:46 PM

With the steady increase in consumer demand for video content and growing opportunity for video ad revenue, publishers are putting video at the top of their priority list. But while video is essential to compete in the digital media market, publishers still face many challenges in formulating a solid video strategy.

We're excited to announce our new partnerships with Hearst, USA TODAY Sports, and ViralNova to support their video initiatives. TechCrunch covered the news, explaining how Wibbitz will be used to create short-form videos for more than 35 sites under the three publisher's umbrellas.

Topics: Company News

Wibbitz Wins The Grand Prix Award At The Netexplo Forum At UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Apr 15, 2014 1:00:00 PM


Every year the Netexplo global observatory of digital innovations identifies the latest and most promising projects and experiments on every continent through its international network of more than 200 spotters. The nominations, comprised of several hundred projects including companies and technologies, are then analyzed in greater depth. A college of international experts selects the 100 most interesting cases, forming the annual Netexplo 100. 

Topics: Company News

Wibbitz Wins Best Mobile Publishing Product at The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Mar 15, 2014 1:00:00 PM


The GSMA today announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

Topics: Company News

Wibbitz Voted as Finalist for the Global Mobile Awards 2014

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Jan 27, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Wibbitz has been nominated for the GSMA Mobile World Congress Innovation Awards!

Topics: Company News

Apple Features Wibbitz on Best Apps of 2013!

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Dec 19, 2013 11:30:00 AM


Topics: Company News