Category: Publishers and Media Companies

A Crash Course in Video Monetization for Publishers

A Crash Course in Video Monetization for Publishers

With all the focus on video as the key to social and online strategy, one question often lingers for publishers and media companies: where’s the money? Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to pursue monetization on the backs of your video efforts, both on social and elsewhere. Let’s take a look at the basics of four proven ways to craft a revenue source from all those hours of video.

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3 Keys to Social Video: how to get viewers, keep them watching, and prompt engagement

3 Keys to Social Video: how to get viewers, keep them watching, and prompt engagement

Videos are a constant presence in social feeds these days. There are some that get noticed and viewed by millions of people, while others are lost in all the noise. We have a few simple tricks to help your videos stand out, keep viewers watching to the end, and engaging afterwards!

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Weekly Wochit: The Business of Fashion scores a #WochitWin

The Business of Fashion is a fashion-industry focused publisher that we are thrilled to have as part of the Wochit family. They scored their first #WochitWin with this video about the environmental ethics of cheap fashion. It currently has 1.3 million views, over 7,000 reactions, nearly 16,000 shares, and hundreds of comments and replies full of lively discussion.Read More

Facebook CTAs: the rules have changed, here’s what to do about it

Facebook CTAs: the rules have changed, here's what to do about it

Facebook offers simple, clickable CTAs on natively uploaded videos (we wrote about it here). However, they now come at a price (literally). To add a Facebook CTA to your post, you now have to boost it, a minimum cost of $3. If boosting posts is part of your social video strategy, make sure you keep using click-through CTAs in your videos. But, the question has to be asked – how can publishers still drive viewers back to their website without boosting every single Facebook video they upload? We have some suggestions.

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Branded video content can be a moneymaker on Facebook

Branded video content can be a moneymaker on Facebook

Branded video – essentially, sponsored content – was finally embraced by Facebook last year.  The shift was a response to the regular request of publishers for more ways to make money from their Facebook content, not just the actions that content might drive elsewhere. Branded video offers media companies and publishers the opportunity to carve a path to monetization through partnerships with brands and marketers.

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Weekly Wochit: L’Express has a strategy for success

L’Express has an established, successful social video strategy. They bring their audience coverage and content from around the world, and Wochit helps them do that. In this piece, L’Express highlights a popular, English-language story that was making the rounds on social and delivers it to their French audience. With over 764,000 views, 11,000 shares, 1,300 comment, and 28,000 reactions, it’s safe to say that there’s something universal about what makes social video content thrive.Read More

3 Approaches to Covering Disaster & Crisis with Video

3 Approaches to Covering Disaster & Crisis with Video

When disaster strikes, the world watches, and they watch online. Be it about the forces of nature or acts of man, disaster and crisis reporting play an important if fraught place in the news cycle. It comes as no surprise that as more and more people go online for the news that online video covering such events is a crucial source of information. In fact, in times of crisis, people flock to video.

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