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News website in France increased its video views by 50x

L’Opinion is a daily newspaper and digital brand for French politics and business. Using the Wochit platform, a single creator in L’Opinion published 2.5x more videos per day. The license-cleared media library and the easy-to-use editor enabled this single video creator to publish up to 10 videos per day, every day. After only 4 months, L’Opinion video views grew from 100,000 to a total of 5,000,000, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of shares and likes. 75% of these videos are monetized through DailyMotion and Digiteka platforms.

Wochit enabled us to produce great social videos faster than any other video creation platform. We more than doubled the number of videos we publish daily, while relying on internal resources – that translates into a significant increase in our bottom line.

Erik Monjalous
Erik Monjalous

Managing Director, L’Opinion

50x Video views
2.5x Videos produced
$0 Outsource production

Leading media group increased the Facebook engagement of their local newspaper division by 12-fold

Gruppo L’Espresso is a leading Italian media group and a publisher of La Repubblica and Huffington Post Italia. The local newspaper division was looking for a video solution that would enable it to create web and social videos at scale for its local brands. After only 4 months of using Wochit to create better video for social audiences, the local brands increased their Facebook engagement by 12-fold.

Wochit enabled us to produce a high-volume of social videos across our group without investing in new specialized video teams. The platform is both powerful and simple. Our web editors have started creating influential videos after a short training.

Andrea Iannuzzi
Andrea Iannuzzi

Executive Editor
AGL (Finegil G'ELocal)

2.5x videos published
3x video creators
12x Facebook engagement

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Running a video-centric newsroom with Focus ONLINE’s Editor-in-Chief.

Focus Online is a news portal, a part of Burda Forward digital publishing house, and a leader in digital video in Germany. The portal draws 21 million unique visitors a month.

Focus Online has been a Wochit customer since 2014.

Time Inc. partners with Wochit to create more than 40,000 pieces of video content in 2016

Time Inc. chose Wochit to increase video production efforts, across its brands, especially with regard to breaking or trending news. This serves the company’s mission to deliver premium video storytelling across the digital, social, OTT and film ecosystem. Through this partnership, Time Inc. video producers can now incorporate Wochit’s technology into their daily editorial workflow to facilitate the rapid generation of engaging video stories published and distributed across their brand sites and social channels.

Partnering with Wochit gives us a powerful tool to further accelerate the volume of our real-time video productions, which we can integrate at the deepest levels across our sites and social channels


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Brandon Fong
Brandon Fong

Vice President,
Business Development

CNBC International Finds Social Video Success on Instagram

The creators at CNBC International showed how a publisher or brand can easily scale their content across various platforms. In this video, the improving relations between the US and North Korean leaders take centerstage, but behind the scenes, the same video was prepared for use across Instagram, Facebook and other platforms all at the click of a button.

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Curling, But Not Quite – USA Today Scores an Olympic-Sized Win!

USATODAY has shown a penchant for having two fingers on the national pulse, and this video was no exception. With Winter Olympic fever in full swing, they released this short video showcasing the best of social media’s response to curling – a perennial crowd favorite.

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Mediaset’s L’Isola Dei Famosi Set the Social Video Bar High with Wochit

L’Isola Dei Famosi illustrates that a little creativity can go a long way with Wochit’s platform in this hilarious video echoing the meme “expectations versus reality”. Comedic gifs and clips feature celebrities and famous personalities, which always works well on social. Find out more about how Mediaset and L’Isola Dei Famosi scored this win here.

Virtualnights Brings a Meaty Story to Life on Social

Virtualnights has recently embraced a social video strategy, and this video was certainly a meaty topic to tackle. Check out this video to see how they used social video best practices as suggested by Wochit to introduce to us the weird and wonderful world of meat smoothies.

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Grazia UK is Rolling Twitter Into their Video Strategy

2018 has been shaping up to be a huge year for social video on Twitter, and Grazia has been leading the charge.

Timeliness of video content has always been crucial to a video’s success, and a video showcasing quotes from nine amazing women throughout history in time for International Women’s Day did just the trick for Grazia.

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Land Transport Authority Gives Us a Great Explainer Video

The LTA has used Wochit’s platform in a new an innovative way – producing a short 2-minute video explainer to keep commuters up-to-speed on upcoming changes and improvement. The video uses large pop-up button’s in LTA’s brand colors to inform commuters of the benefits of the upcoming changes, and is a great piece of content marketing.

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Dropping Temperatures Mean Rising Views for L’Express

L’Express has had long running success with their social video strategy. Check out how they used a perennially popular small talk topic – the weather, to score a big social media win.

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Sport1 Pulls Social Assets to Craft a Great Video

One thing that publishers can do to make social videos even more appealing to viewers is to include snippets of the subject’s life from their own social media.

See how SPORT1 has done it here.


RTL Next Horses Around with Heels and Lands Big Views

Nothing catches the eye better than a pair of lovely heels. But what about horse-hooved shaped heels? Apart from text overlays, square video formats and great visuals, this video opens with the tongue-in-cheek “who needs a pair of these?”.

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The Straits Times Brings In-Depth Stories Down to Video Size

How do you squeeze 94 years of success, achievement and service into a social video under 90 seconds? Straits Times did just that with their video featuring Malaysia’s richest man, Robert Kuok. The Content team at Singapore’s most widely read newspaper used video best practices to great effect, but also employed quotes and anecdotes from the famously private philanthropist to help the reader connect with both the video as well as its subject.

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INSH Makes Their Mark with Outstanding Social Videos

INSH showed us a great way to capture your viewer’s attention: quick bursts of images and graphics, as well as a familiar 6-second intro screen that is unmistakably INSH. The video also makes use of the ever-popular square format to ensure INSH’s content (and its branding) are splashed across as much on-screen real estate as possible.


Azula Scores a Win in an Ocean of Content

Azula focuses on telling the stories of the ocean through stunning visuals, and they scored a major hit with this adorable video on the special relationship between sharks and pilot fish! Their branding was unmistakable even as they showed viewers how these little fish and their big friends interacted.

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Eurosport Finds Success With Regional Focus

Eurosport has always delighted sports fans with their use of outstanding sports video assets, and this listicle is no exception. While the featured video is in Italian, Eurosport leveraged on Wochit’s platform to produce identical copies in the various languages of the region, maximising the value of their assets.

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Views Scores a Huge Hit by Keeping it Simple puts social video to good use in spreading the word about petitions and movements through this simple, no-frills video. Featuring global star Gael García Bernal, this recent video garnered over 2.4 million views, more than 130,000 shares, tens of thousands of reactions and a helped sustain a lively comment thread.

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Elle Germany Serves Up a Social Video Hit

Elle Germany hit all the best practices for this video, and their efforts really paid off! Combining the playful title: “Good news for Gin Lovers” with the ever popular square video format and lovely video assets, this video captured the attention of Elle readers, and has set expectations high for more great work in the coming year. Read more here.

Views Makes a Hit with Gifs, Gal, and Wonder Woman

The creators embrace the use of GIFs in this piece. They pepper the video with memorable, standout GIFs of Gadot, many from her smash hit film Wonder Woman. Using them at key points throughout to emphasize elements of the real world story is a creative way to equate Gadot’s actions with her onscreen superhero persona. Read more here.


HelloGiggles is having a social video Halloween

The creators deploy overlay with expert precision. Bright pink text boxes assures that the overlay stands out, but they keep it to the side to allow the horror scenes to play out for the viewer. They also keep the text brief, using just enough to contextualize each new clip within the running gag of the video.


Elle France Shows They Are Social Video Experts

The piece is truly optimized for social. It works on mute because it is all about the imagery, letting the eye-catching cakes speak for themselves. The short overlay at the opening contextualizes the video, but it is all the creators need.


Vogue India Ramps Up Social Creation with Wochit

The creators in Vogue India put a variety of tools to use to craft a standout social video. There’s no shortage of memorable, high-quality assets of Princess Di, and this video is overflowing with them. The creators smartly start off with a video clip – that on-screen movement at the beginning of a video helps solidify the attention of viewers.

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All-around, this video is a stand out. The content and delivery speak directly to SYFY’s core audience, with classic imagery and a humorous, conversational tone.

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WHO Magazine Remembers Whitney Houston

The creators make great use of text overlay in telling the story. The black color boxes allow it the text to stand out regardless of the background. The stark white text and font complements WHO’s branding, which is ever-present in the top-right corner.

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Paris Match Brings the News to Their Social Audience

The use of text overlay throughout the long shot helps guarantee continuous audience engagement. Using animation to being the text on and off screen serves as a simple eye-catching trick. The information relayed and the story being told is sure to be of interest to viewers.

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Reader’s Digest Gets Creative with Social Video

Reader’s Digest is master of the listicle video. Their bread-and-butter, 60-second-video model is easily digested by social media viewers. It helps that their trove of magazine and web stories can easily be converted to video, as it’s also a common format for their written content. Of course, not every article will work as a video.

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South African news site increased engagement across platforms with Wochit.

News24 is the most popular news website and mobile app in South Africa, boasting more than 6 million unique monthly visitors. After a year of using Wochit to create social videos, the number of team members able to create content nearly doubled and views soared by 42.7% on YouTube, with over 80% completion rate for website videos.

Reality is that if you don’t tell your stories in video, you are stuck. There is no such thing as video journalism. It’s journalism. Across platforms.


Jerusha Sukhdeo
Jerusha Sukhdeo

Head of Video, News24

80% Completion Rate
x1.4 YouTube Video Views
x1.6 Video Creators

Framtiden Knows Social Video Isn’t Just for Media Companies

Framtiden puts text overlay to use here to tell their story creatively. The bits of text are kept short an succinct, and are kept onscreen long enough to be read. Animating the text on and off the screen is also another simple way to re-up the audience’s attention. And, of course, the use of overlay allows the video to work on mute.


Viacom’s MTV Italia Gets Started with Wochit

MTV’s creators optimized this video for mobile viewing. With no voiceover and a story told entirely through overlay, viewers can fully enjoy the piece anywhere, anytime. The overlay is also playful and eye-catching. The color boxes and bright text make the overlay pop out of the screen. By animating the overlay and moving it to different parts of the screen, the viewer is kept engaged.

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Upsocl scores big numbers with their Facebook imprint, “Breaking”

The creators make great use of text-overlay here, to slowly reveal the nature of the “whale” (in fact, a sculpture meant to raise awareness of environmental issues) in a playful way. The overlay moves positions around the screen, regularly drawing eyes to new quadrants, and different sizes are used to emphasize certain points.


Channel NewsAsia Puts Raw Footage to Use

This kind of piece – raw footage without overlay or voiceover – still works well on social through a combination of strong visuals and appropriate share copy. Here, the brief share copy contextualizes the footage just enough for viewers to understand what they’re watching.

TrendWatching gets creative with text

This video hits all the best practices for social effectiveness. It’s short, coming in at under one minute. And its square format is ideal for social, displaying larger in feeds and easily reusable across different networks.

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Gannett’s Humankind showcase their unique brand with social videos

Leveraging Wochit graphic package, Gannett’s Humankind creates unique videos, which are beautiful,  dynamic, and 100% on-brand.

Check out more Humankind’s videos on their Facebook page.


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Essence creates a #Wochitwin video that prompt engagement of all kinds.

This piece is couched in emotion. It’s designed not just to celebrate Left Eye, but also to prompt memories and nostalgia among viewers. The many comments and nearly 20,000 shares show how the content has motivated engagement by paying tribute to a beloved celebrity.

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The Bump stands out with great visual assets with this social video.

The visual assets are of the highest quality. Imagery like that really pops out in cluttered, messy social feeds and it keeps viewers engaged. The creators also utilize a nice mix of still and moving assets to hold attention.

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Ashton Kutcher & A Plus find social success with positivity

A Plus is a publisher of positive journalism. Their content is focused on good news and heartwarming stories. This feel-good focus works well for their social video efforts, such as in this Wochit-made video example posted in Facebook. People love positivity!

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CBS uses square video to stand out in the crowd

Hot new technology always generates a ton of buzz on social, and perhaps nothing drives as much interest as a new iPhone. Legacy broadcaster and news publishing giant CBS recently shared a square social video all about the iPhone 7. And the responses on Facebook has been otherworldly!

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Men’s Health creates a listicle video tailored for their audience

The listicle may be the most beloved form content can take online. This holds true for video as well! Viewers like to have an idea of what they’re getting when they hit play. A list format cues them into what to expect.


THE WEEK increases engagement through twice a day videos in their news app

THE WEEK is a weekly British news magazine which also publishes a US edition. In October 2015, the UK edition of The Week launched a free iPhone app called The WeekDay. Published twice-daily, the app contains a digest of news and analysis via text and video.

We’re delighted that Wochit provides a fast, simple way to produce high-quality video for The WeekDay. Supplementing text and photography with video footage of the leading international stories of the day adds a powerful new dimension to our coverage.

Holden Frith
Holden Frith


Inc. Southeast Asia is Leveraging the Full Power of Social Video

Throughout the video, the creators make exceptional use of text overlay. Different styles are deployed for each major category of advice and quotes from the experts. Animation and different colored boxes keep the text popping out over the visual assets.

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Crowdfunding site GoFundMe scored a #Wochitwin with a Memorial Day video.


The subject is heartwarming and sure to evoke a wide range of emotions for viewers. The timing of the piece – shared on Memorial Day – magnifies its emotional impact and taps into the social conversation going on in the moment.

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UK Multimedia organization increases engagement with Wochit-made videos

Johnston Press is one of the largest local and regional multimedia organizations in the UK. Johnston Press provide news and information services to local and regional communities through an extensive portfolio of hundreds of publications and websites. Their news teams also use social media – Facebook, Twitter and other digital platforms such as Storify – to engage readers in 24/7 dialogue. The use of video on their websites is generating both traffic and interest.

We take pride in our top quality journalism and delivering this to our online users in new ways through our partnership with Wochit will be a key factor in growing our audiences.

Jeff Moriarty
Jeff Moriarty

Chief Digital and Product officer


Essence masters inspirational, feel-good clips that are powerful in driving social engagement

Essence cleared some enormous engagement numbers on Facebook with their social video all about Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas. With a tremendous response on Facebook, they clearly know the kind of content their audience wants and responds to!

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Glamour España Tackles Video with Finesse

This piece embraces the classic, horizontal format with distinct style and flair. The creators keep the visual assets front and center, literally. They use animated text to tell comment on the outfits and run down the list of 8 of Kendall’s fanny pack looks.

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Business of Fashion scores a first #Wochitwin


The creators embrace the current tenets of social video: square format to stand out, a story told through text overlay, and a video that works overall on mute.

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French publisher L’Express shows just how powerful trending content can be

Following France’s unexpected loss to Portugal in the Euro 2016 championship match on Sunday, the images of a young boy in a Portugal jersey comforting an adult fan of the French team had everyone talking.  L’Express expertly pushed their video out mid-morning on Monday, positioned it to be seen and shared throughout the day and week.

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Science and technology publisher New Scientist had a video smash recently. Their social video covering new research suggesting dogs can understand what people say has entered the stratosphere. This level of success on social – especially those key engagement actions of commenting and sharing – is what every creator is aiming for.

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German publisher Spiegel Online spots a great social video opportunity in the beautiful skies over Iceland

German publisher Spiegel Online spotted a great social video opportunity in the skies over Iceland, recently. The wondrous natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights lit up the night, and social channels the world over. This Wochit-made video tapped that interest, become one of Speigel’s most successful social videos ever.

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Media brand re-establishes its social presence with Wochit-made videos

BNO News is a news organization that provides live coverage of breaking and developing stories. Featuring text and video content, and re-establishing its social media presence, BNO News use Wochit to create timely, news-worthy videos.

Wochit offers our newsroom a reliable platform to seamlessly pull and edit content from a variety of different sources, and provides super-fast rendering to support our signature video news alerts. We love their friendly staff and would use no one else!

James Valles
James Valles

Co-founder, Vice President & Global Anchor
BNO News

Rotten Tomatoes own their brand’s voice with a unique look and feel.

Rotten Tomatoes unique style and animation is evident in all their Wochit videos. Using a distinct voice over intonation, a repeating video structure and fun animation it is easy to identify Rotten Tomatoes videos – even when their logo is hidden!

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NowThis Election finds the keys to engagement

Online publisher NowThis Election shared a video highlighting Will Smith’s recent comments speaking out against Donald Trump. They’ve clearly done something right, because this Wochit-made news video has racked up engagement! #wochitwin

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AutoExpress puts their branding to work with text overlays

There are many different ways to place your brand’s stamp on your video content, but it doesn’t have to only be in the form of a logo or opening/closing splashes. Here, Auto Express uses their trademark color scheme in their text overlay, reinforcing the association between the content and the publisher.


Health and lifestyle magazine Prevention has a robust social video strategy. They tackle a variety of subjects relevant to their followers, providing the insight info they’re known for through a regular rotation of videos. This Wochit-made piece looks at foods that can cause anxiety is a great example of the publisher’s approach to social video. It’s short, snappy, and focused.

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Los Angeles Times monetizes news video on site

This timely news video was published by the Los Angeles Times to cover a developing news story. That’s a classic news video with text overlays that can work both on mobile (in which most videos are watched on mute) and desktop.

Mother & Baby doing great things with video

This video sticks to a tried-and-true social format: the list. Viewers know from the top exactly what this piece has to offer. Clear expectations let social audiences know just what they’re giving their time over to.

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InStyle Germany’s social video content took off with great assets, a playful vibe and a focus on the interest of their core audience.

This clip is a social viewer’s dream. It’s short, hitting the less-than-one-minute sweet spot that leads to the highest number of views.

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Conservative Review recently turned to Wochit for their video creation needs, and the results are already impressive.


Telling a story of this kind requires a special touch. You don’t want to appear exploitative or like you’re leveraging shock value. The creators at Conservative Review don’t make those errors, instead telling the story from the heart.

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Custom brand colours and fonts make Online Focus’s videos instantly recognizable.

Equalizer graphics and text overlays help Mediashift draw attention to their podcasts.

Custom colours, text overlays and closers help Eurosport’s branding to shine through.

CNBC uses closers, custom text overlays and fonts to great effect.

Logos, openers and custom overlays help INSH stand out.

Excellent use of Text Overlays to reinforce branding and style by InStyle.

L’express uses custom text overlays and fonts to strengthen their brand’s identity

Text overlays, Quote and Closer for Observador

Custom Text Overlays and Quote match the Aftonbladet brand

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