Need social video inspo? Here are 6 storylines that will see the most engagement in 2018

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Jan 17, 2018 11:36:05 AM

Wibbitz's in-house editorial team creates daily Top Story news videos using our text-to-video Control Room platform, and act as our partners’ go-to video experts with in-depth trainings, personalized reviews, and actionable insights for optimum video performance. In this month’s Word from the Wibbitz Editors, Tal and Roseanne reveal the year’s trendiest video types that will generate the most engagement from your audiences.

Topics: Video Trends, A Word from the Wibbitz Editors

6 Tech-Savvy Journalism Schools Training the Storytellers of the Future

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Jan 9, 2018 10:57:34 AM

Journalism is one of the most prominent fields where technology is shaping the workplace, the workforce, and the future of the industry. Storytelling as a whole is evolving as new technologies are constantly introduced to help us to conceive of, investigate, develop, and publish stories across many platforms and mediums. And as storytelling evolves, educational programs that train up and coming generations of new young journalists must prepare their students for an increasingly tech-centric landscape.

Topics: Industry Insights

5 New Social Video Formats to Look Out For in 2018

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Jan 4, 2018 9:50:00 AM
 

The world of video is constantly evolving. As more and more tech platforms incorporate video content into their native infrastructure, the video formats they demand also change. Sometimes format developments are subtle and sometimes they’re more obvious, but from platform to platform, the specifics of creating, sharing, and enjoying videos are constantly shifting. And even when new technologies don’t demand a reinvention of video as we know it, discreet, platform-specific tweaks make it possible to optimize for video success.

Topics: Video Trends

The Biggest Stories in 2017... As Seen in Times Square!

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Jan 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Company News

The Wibbitz Awards: Best Videos Powered By Wibbitz in 2017

Posted by Bradley Popkin on Dec 27, 2017 11:28:55 AM

Wibbitz's in-house editorial team creates daily Top Story news videos using our text-to-video Control Room platform, and acts as our partners’ go-to video experts with in-depth trainings, personalized reviews, and actionable insights for optimum video performance. To wrap up 2017, our editors Bradley, Justen, and Kyle rounded up all of their favorite videos that our partners created this year. 

Topics: Video Trends, A Word from the Wibbitz Editors

5 Jobs That Were Made Possible by New Technologies

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Dec 21, 2017 12:18:32 PM

Technology is changing the way we work. We don’t even need to go down the road of robots to see that the job market is impacted in a huge way by the invention of new technologies, large and small. Over the course of history, as industries have turned to digital solutions and introduced technological platforms, the way professionals in those fields accomplish their work has adapted and developed. And in addition to the jobs that have been fully created by tech innovation, in many ways, tech has shifted and augmented the very underlying skills that enable us to do our jobs. We took a look at 5 jobs that were made possible by the introduction of new technologies, from art to advertising, cinema to social, and business leadership to business growth.

Topics: Industry Insights

10 Ways the Wibbitz Platform Supported our Partners' Video Strategies in 2017

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Dec 18, 2017 6:00:09 PM
 

2017 was a great year for video. Video ad spend reached an all-time high, video became a ‘pivotal’ priority for brands, publishers, and platforms alike, and Wibbitz introduced dozens of new features and updates to our powerful video platform! As we begin to look forward to all the updates we have planned for 2018, we wanted to first take a look back at how much our platform has improved thus far. Here are some of our favorite features that were introduced to support our partners’ video strategies in 2017:

Topics: Product Updates, Company News

How Our Global Teamwork Makes the Wibbitz Dream Work

Posted by Deborah An on Dec 13, 2017 9:48:22 AM

 

Topics: Company News

Infographic: The Evolution of Video Production

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Dec 12, 2017 11:25:18 AM

Since the very first days of “moving pictures” over a century ago, the video landscape has constantly shifted in response to the introduction of new technologies. As long as innovative tools, platforms, and formats have made their way into the mainstream, adaptation has been a crucial skill for any creator working with video. To visualize this long arc of change, we created a comprehensive timeline of the evolution of this video landscape, starting with the early days of motion pictures in the 1890s through to the multiplatform video landscape we inhabit today.

Topics: Video Trends

18 Tools That Should Be in Every Content Creator's Toolbox by 2018

Posted by Bradley Popkin on Dec 10, 2017 7:01:41 PM

Whether you’re a marketer, editor, writer or designer, working in media, healthcare, or education… content is king. And in order to produce the best possible content, you need the right tools. There are now thousands of technologies that were built to make the lives of content creators everywhere less stressful and much more simple - by simplifying communication, speeding up creation, and everything in between. Here’s a look 18 of those tools that should be in your toolbox (if they aren’t already).

Topics: Editorial Resources

Wibbitz Report: Building the Ultimate Toolbox for Visual Storytelling

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Dec 5, 2017 9:01:00 AM

All kinds of companies are tapping into the power of visual content to connect with their audiences and achieve business success. As audiences shift their attention to smaller, portable screens and scrollable third-party apps, businesses are eager to tap into this demand for quick-hitting information presented in a visual way. But what is the best way for businesses to integrate visual content creation into their overall business strategies? What tools should visual content creators rely on, and how can those tools contribute to greater business wins? We decided to dive deeper into the tools and methods that make visual content creation a scalable, sustainable element of any successful business strategy.

Topics: Company News, Industry Insights

How to Get Creative with Automated Video Creation

Posted by Justen Haynes on Nov 28, 2017 12:52:54 PM

Wibbitz's in-house editorial team creates daily Top Story news videos using our text-to-video Control Room platform, and act as our partners’ go-to video experts with in-depth trainings, personalized reviews, and actionable insights for optimum video performance. In this month’s Word from the Wibbitz Editors, Bradley, Justen, and Kyle give us some tips on how to fully utilize our AI-powered platform’s creative capabilities to make visually striking videos that stand out from the rest.

Topics: A Word from the Wibbitz Editors

The AP’s Francesco Marconi on the State and Future of Augmented Journalism

Posted by Kyle Basedow on Nov 21, 2017 12:07:04 PM

 

Topics: Industry Insights

How leading French publishers became AI video experts at the Wibbitz Workshop in Tel Aviv

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Nov 16, 2017 10:17:05 AM

In today's digital landscape, technology is finding a place in every aspect of a publisher's daily workflow. More and more publishers are hiring tech teams, partnering with tech companies, or both in order to keep up with the constantly evolving needs of their digital audience. Understanding how technology works, and how it can be used to simplify, speed up, and improve processes, is now just as important as investing in new technologies in the first place.

Topics: Editorial Resources, Company News

7 Women Leading the Transition to the AI-Powered, Female-Run Workplace

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Nov 14, 2017 10:56:04 AM
 

Topics: Industry Insights

Wibbitz Celebrates $20M in Funding for our Future Growth... Twenties-Style

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Nov 9, 2017 7:19:36 PM

At Wibbitz, we believe two things are critical to success: working toward our shared vision of the future, and celebrating each success along the way. Our latest investment from major industry leaders confirmed this belief - and gave us a pretty great reason to celebrate! So we rounded up all of our favorite guys and dolls - partners, investors, family, friends, and everyone else that has had a hand in our success thus far - and threw a Roaring Twenties Bash in our two favorite cities, New York and Tel Aviv.

Topics: Company News

6 New Job Titles for the Newsrooms of the Future

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Nov 8, 2017 10:15:06 AM

Today’s editorial landscape must change rapidly to keep up with the huge technological shifts that drive the way we consume news. Basic changes to the way audiences read the news and surf the web impact everyone from readers to writers, editors and newsroom managers to brand founders and startup entrepreneurs.

Topics: Editorial Resources, Industry Insights

How The Weather Channel produces video content for hyper-localized digital media network LocalNow

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Nov 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Topics: Partner Spotlight

5 brands with winning fall sports video coverage

Posted by Bradley Popkin on Nov 2, 2017 4:12:37 PM

The fall season is marked not only by a change in weather but a shift in the sports universe — baseball is winding down, while basketball, football and hockey are in full swing. Fans aren’t just watching from the tube anymore, they’re also watching on the go, which means brands have to adjust their coverage to fit a variety of screens. And with so many games going on, there will be plenty of sports fanatics on the lookout for captivating videoCheck out how these 5 brands are leading the pack in fall sports coverage:

Topics: Video Trends

Take this survey on content creation tools & enter to win an Amazon gift card!

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Nov 1, 2017 7:01:04 PM

Is visual content creation critical to your business? Do you leverage technology to tell your story in a visual way? Do you want a chance to win $150?

Topics: Editorial Resources, Company News

Wibbitz Secures $20 Million Investment for the Future of AI Video Creation

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Oct 24, 2017 1:48:25 AM

We just reached a huge milestone for automated video, and we’re excited to share the news: Wibbitz raised $20 million in Series C funding! Check out our coverage on TechCrunch, MediaPost, AdExchanger, Recode, TheMarker, Globes, and Le Figaro. You can find the full press release here.

Topics: Company News

The Key to Audience Engagement: Premium Original Video Content

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Oct 19, 2017 11:41:16 AM

Video is swiftly becoming the native language of the internet – it’s expected to make up 80% of all traffic on the internet by 2019, and social media is making a strong push to become a video medium. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mark Zuckerberg commented, "I just think that we're going to be in a world a few years from now where the vast majority of the content that people consume online will be video."

The video engagement you're seeking, however, won't automatically materialize; it all depends on the quality of the content you post. Users are increasingly sophisticated now, and their expectations are higher, so your video offering has to keep up with and exceed those expectations. Premium video is your most reliable route to audience engagement, as the online conversation shifts to visual.

Topics: Video Trends, Audience Insights

The Do's and Don'ts of Political News Video Coverage

Posted by Bradley Popkin on Oct 18, 2017 11:15:57 AM

Wibbitz's in-house editorial team creates daily Top Story news videos using our text-to-video Control Room platform. In his guest post, Wibbitz Editor Bradley explains how to approach political news with short-form video, to remain as objective and trustworthy as possible.

Topics: A Word from the Wibbitz Editors

We Just Went to 6 Media Industry Events. Here are Our 6 Biggest Takeaways!

Posted by Li Zhao on Oct 17, 2017 9:39:03 AM

The 2017 conference season is in full swing, and has already been one for the books. In just the last three weeks, the Wibbitz team managed to attend six media industry events in five different cities all over the world: FUSE: The Convergence of Tech & Media in Philadelphia, Digiday Publishing Summit in Miami, The Grill in Beverly Hills, New Video Frontiers and FIPP World Congress in London, and ONA17 in Washington DC.

Besides running on coffee and ramping up travel credits, our team had the chance to meet, listen to and learn from the biggest movers, shakers, and leaders of the media and publishing industry. In case you weren’t able to make the trek to all these great events, we decided to share some of the biggest takeaways and hottest topics that were on the top of everyone’s mind:

Topics: Industry Insights

The winning student video from the Wibbitz, AP & Automated Insights AI Workshop

Posted by Zohar Dayan on Oct 13, 2017 12:32:04 PM

Last Wednesday, Wibbitz joined AP and Automated Insights to host an AI Workshop at Columbia Journalism School. The AP's Francesco Marconi kicked off the workshop with an introduction to augmented journalism, then we gave students the opportunity to try out Automated Insights and Wibbitz software for themselves. It was amazing to see a room full of future journalists dive in and start using brand new tools that they were just introduced to minutes prior – and Francesco agrees: 

Topics: Video Trends, Company News