Wibbitz Secures New Patent for Automatically Transforming Text Into Video

Posted by Yotam Cohen on Mar 1, 2017 12:07:52 PM

We have a very exciting announcement to make – the innovative method used by our platform to generate videos from text-based content has officially been patented! You can read the full press release here.

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Partner Spotlight: How TMZ Scales Social Video on Multiple Platforms

Posted by Elle Merritt on Feb 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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! This time we've chosen to spotlight our star partner TMZ, whose team has been killing the social video game with the help of our multiplatform publishing tools. 

Topics: Publishing Platforms, Company News

Infographic: 2017 Video Publishing Cheatsheet

Posted by Li Zhao on Feb 2, 2017 12:14:58 PM

Publishers no longer see video as a benchwarmer in their competition for online eyeballs, but a key piece of their editorial strategy to survive and thrive in today’s digital landscape. eMarketer predicts that more than 62% of the world’s internet users will watch digital video in 2017, and top-tier publishers like Time Inc., USA TODAY Sports, and Bonnier have solidified their spot in front of audiences with the help of Wibbitz’s automated video solution. 

Topics: Video Trends, Company News

Wibbitz Publisher Report: Winning Strategies for Digital Video

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Jan 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Whether you’re looking at social media feeds, mobile sites, advertising dollars, or global internet traffic in 2016, digital video became a top priority for digital publishers and advertisers alike. The question publishers are asking themselves is no longer if they should be producing video, but how often - and as mobile, social, and cord-cutting audiences continue to increase, the answer to that question is as much as possible. Which is why, by the end of last year, over 300 publishers partnered with Wibbitz to ramp up their video strategies - and the more videos they published, the more engagement, reach, and revenue they generated. We decided to take a closer look at our publishers’ video data in 2016 and noticed some more interesting trends that we just couldn’t keep to ourselves.

Topics: Video Trends, Company News

2017 Top Publishing & Media Industry Events

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Jan 26, 2017 10:37:17 AM

Check out our curated list of the best events for the publishing and media industry for the rest of this year. We will be updating the list as more industry events become finalized. Make sure to drop us a line and set up time to chat at the events Wibbitz team members are attending!

Topics: Editorial Resources, Company News

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

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

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Partner Spotlight: How Video Won 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: Editorial Resources, Company News

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, 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. 

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Wibbitz Report - Live Video, Chatbots, Wearables & VR: Investing in the Future of News Technologies

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Sep 14, 2016 8:50:00 AM

Each new technology introduced into the media & publishing technology as of late has presented publishers with exciting new ways to distribute their content, and many publishers are scrambling to adapt to each new medium in fear of being left in the dust. Of course, investing in new solutions for content distribution is the first step for survival in the current digital media landscape. But in order to squeeze the most value out of these investments, publishers must also understand how each new technology is perceived in the minds of consumers - and which types of audiences actually plan on using them - as a way to get the news.

Topics: Audience Insights, 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!

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TF1 Partners With Wibbitz to Expand its Digital Video Offering

Posted by Yotam Cohen on Jul 26, 2016 10:39:38 AM

TF1, the most established broadcast company in France, has chosen to partner with Wibbitz as its short-form digital video solution and advertising supply partner for the French market. The French media frontrunner will leverage our text-to-video platform to create videos for its website Metronews, as well as the LCI brand’s soon to be launched 24-hour video-focused news platform. TF1 will expand its digital video inventory by supplementing articles with automated videos created using Wibbitz, and will monetize Wibbitz videos with ads from its network of premium advertising partners.

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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.

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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.

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Wibbitz Announces Q2 Report - Personalized, Silent, and Mobile: The Video Advertising Trifecta

Posted by Sarah Hughes on May 18, 2016 10:49:08 AM

If you've been paying attention to the heated dispute surrounding ad-blockers, it’s evident that publishers and consumers have a love and hate relationship with ads (respectively). But what if we told you that audiences are actually accepting of certain video ad formats, and even prefer watching ads over paying for content?

Topics: Video Monetization, Company News

Meet the Wibbitz Editors

Posted by Sarah Hughes on May 16, 2016 4:20:50 PM

We tend to talk a lot about our one-of-a-kind auto-magic video platform: how it builds audience engagement, increases monetization, and solves publishers’ evolving challenges as video demand continues to grow. But on the other side of our platform is an equally important aspect of Wibbitz that we’d like to introduce: the Wibbitz Editors.

Our in-house editorial team consists of 10 dedicated editors (and counting) that are spread between our NYC and Tel Aviv offices. Our editors work directly within our automated Control Room platform to create daily Top Story videos for our publishing partners. We sat down with chief editors Uri and Sarit to talk about their daily video creation process, and to find out which best practices our team of video experts follow to create the perfect video for any story.

Topics: Editorial Resources, 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

67 Top Publishing & Media Industry Events: May - December 2016

Posted by Sarah Hughes on May 2, 2016 1:09:21 PM

Check out our curated list of the best events for the publishing and media industry for the rest of this year. We will be updating the list as more industry events become finalized. Make sure to drop us a line and set up time to chat at the events Wibbitz team members are attending!

Topics: Editorial Resources, Company News

Top April Events for the Publishing & Media Industry

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Mar 31, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Check out our curated list of the best events for the publishing and media industry this April. You'll find a link to each event website in the title, dates, location, and a brief description. We'll be sharing the top events for each month, so you can count on us to find the best events for the rest of 2016.

Make sure to drop us a line and set up time to chat at the events Wibbitz team members are attending!


Topics: Editorial Resources, Company News

Top March Events for the Publishing & Media Industry

Posted by Hilary Kay on Mar 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Check out our curated list of the best events for the publishing and media industry this March. You'll find a link to each event website in the title, dates, location, and a brief description. We'll be sharing the top events for each month, so you can count on us to find the best events for the rest of 2016.

Topics: Editorial Resources, Company News

U.S. News Consumption in the Age of Convenience: Our First Quarterly Report

Posted by Hilary Kay on Feb 25, 2016 1:14:27 PM

We're thrilled to release the findings of our very first report from The Wibbitz Research Hub: U.S. News Consumption in the Age of Convenience! This is the first of a quarterly report to bring you insightful data and findings about news consumption, video, and media trends. Today, we’ve kicked it off with a look into the who, what, where and how of news consumption habits and preferences in the U.S.

Topics: Audience Insights, Company News

Happy New Year From The Wibbitz Team!

Posted by Hilary Kay on Dec 30, 2015 11:26:18 AM
 

2015 has been a wonderful year for all of us at Wibbitz. From opening our office in New York, to welcoming new partners around the globe, we're extremely grateful for all of the support and successes we've had this year.

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This Is How the Wibbitz Team & Partners Celebrate a Great Year

Posted by Hilary Kay on Dec 11, 2015 12:02:56 PM

The Wibbitz team invited our partners and friends to celebrate a great first year in New York and the successes to come in 2016. The past year has been filled with exciting innovations in digital video, new opportunities for publishers, and growth of the industry as a whole. We're proud to be part of these advancements, and even prouder to be partners with some of the industry's most innovative leaders.

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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.

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