Much has been said about vertical video in the last several years. It’s moved from being a maligned outlier to a standard part of the social video ecosystem. Viewers now watch, enjoy, and expect vertical video in their feeds. There are a variety of reasons publishers and media outlets would want to push for more vertical content in their output.
Over the last week, Instagram rolled out the live feature of Instagram Stories globally. Instagram’s increased focus on video over the last year mirrors that of its now-parent, Facebook. The addition of live video takes yet another page from the Facebook playbook and puts Instagram in play among the various live video features and services. So what do live Instagram Stories mean for publishers?
Video is widely understood to now be the core content on social media. Even so, some publishers and their leaders remain reluctant to fully commit to social video. Whether that speaks to you directly or your social teams already have your support in exploring video opportunities, 2017 is shaping up to be the year to pull out all the stops.Read More
A horizontal aspect ratio was once the gold standard for social and online video. But now, non-traditional aspect ratios like vertical video and square are taking over social media. Our new Social Video Emerging Formats Guide, can help guide you through the new trends.Read More
Earlier this month, Recode first reported that Facebook will soon begin testing mid-roll video ads. Publishers will have the option to place ads within their social videos. The ad revenue will be split between the platform and the publisher, with Facebook selling the ads at the outset. For many publishers, this new ad format could mark the first opportunity to make revenue off of all the video content they’ve been pushing on Facebook.Read More
Text has become a regular component of online video. But why are publishers using text in a video? There are several reasons. In a short video text can be bridge, or stitch ideas together so the viewer follows the the story arc from beginning to the end.Read More
We’ve spent the last year taking a close look at social video. From big trends and best practices to practical tips and sharp content, we strove to stake out a place at the front lines of social video in a year when it saw exponential growth. As the year comes to a close, we want to look back at five of the top posts from the past year. Read More
Throughout 2016, publishers have been producing incredible social videos and finding ever-greater success. To highlight those clips that rocketed to 1 million views or beyond, we introduced the #WochitWin. So many excellent, engaging videos are being made with Wochit, it’s been a challenge to keep up with all of them who’ve hit the mark! In honor of all those smash hits, we’re taking a look back at 5 of our favorite Wochit Wins from 2016.Read More
2016 was a big year for online video, with nearly every media trend resulting in even greater demand. It’s now abundantly clear that publishing brands can no longer ignore video. Publishers and media companies have taken this strategic necessity to heart. In a recent, industry-wide survey conducted by Wochit, video was essentially universal among publishers. We’ve pulled together this recent research and findings from throughout 2016 to take a look at the biggest trends of this years….and consider what’s coming in 2017.Read More
2016 has been a big year for social video. Popularity continues to increase among consumers. Publishers, brands, and outlets of every shape and size have embraced social video as a critical component of their online presence. We’ve seen numerous trends emerge over the last year as video has grown. Let’s take a look at 3 of the big changes that are sure to stick with us in the future.Read More