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 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.
For this week’s highlight video, we welcome Gruppo Mondadori to the Wochit family! Their outlet Pianeta Mamma (Planet Mommy) scored a #WochitWin with this video chronicling the nine months leading up to a child’s birth. It currently has 1.9 million views, nearly 10,000 reactions, hundreds of comments, and over 23,000 shares!Read More
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.
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
Text overlays are an integral part of social videos. As one of the primary methods through which to tell your story, text overlays are naturally also a perfect way to build and showcase your brand’s identity. Brand identity can be supported by many elements of a video—the tone, the look, the pace, the editorial voice, and yes, the way text overlays appear in your videos.Read More
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.
Today, we’re pleased to announce several new content partnerships and new customers across APAC. We are thrilled to be forming more publisher relationships in Asia and Australia, increasing the power of social video in a growing market.
Healthy living outlet Greatist keeps its followers up to date on all manner of things related to the “healthyish” generation. A recent video showing off a wild piece of exercise equipment soared to huge numbers. The video currently has 8.1 million views, 22,000 comments, 19,000 reactions, and a stunning 71,000 shares. Those are figures that most publishers can only dream about!Read More
The most important decision you make in creating a video is the story. It’s more important to pick a subject or angle that will elicit an emotional reaction than to know how to make sophisticated technical edits. But there are still some stylistic choices to keep in mind that work better than others.
Let’s take a look at some common mistakes in video-making that you can easily avoid to ensure your video looks great.