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Media Brands Increasingly Using Social Content as Part of Video-based Reporting, shows Wochit Data

Social video creation platform Wochit today announced that 30 percent of all videos created in March using the company’s platform integrated content from Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. The findings demonstrate the increasing importance of social platforms in today’s media landscape, where posts frequently reflect, and even set, the news agenda.

The data is based on videos created on Wochit following integration of social content in the platform’s proprietary library of pre-cleared assets. Results show publishers welcoming the opportunity to enrich their own videos with this most-timely content, Since the beginning of the year, the number of videos created incorporating Twitter posts has increased 125 percent, Facebook posts 128 percent and Instagram 256 percent.

The real-time availability of these social posts, which are automatically brought into the Wochit library via API, significantly augments media companies’ ability to engage audiences with up-to-the-minute video on trending topics. The accessible assets include all content from Instagram, tweets with text and/or images and public content shared through Facebook. To date, the most frequently utilized social posts are news-related tweets, with the Associated Press’ tweet declaring Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election leading as most frequently featured in Wochit videos.

“We’re now in an era when a single tweet might be the biggest news story of the week, so media companies need a means to report on that tweet that is as quick and decisive as the medium itself,” says Dror Ginzberg, CEO of Wochit. “The ability to quickly access and use social content in social video supports publishers growing needs for speed and authenticity as they strive to deliver the most entertaining, relevant and often even important stories of the day to their audiences.” 

Examples of videos featuring social feed content include:

AP, Twitter users poke fun at @United Airlines after man is dragged off overbooked flight

CNET News/The Oregonian, Starbucks Debuts New Unicorn Drink   

Girlfriend Magazine, Sassy Girl Claps Back At Body Shamers

Instyle Magazine, Amber Heard Confirms Her Relationship with Elon Musk in a “Cheeky” Instagram

International Business Times, Pepsi’s new Kendall Jenner ad accused of co-opting Black Lives Matter protest to sell soda

Wochit customers produce more than 30,000 videos every month for distribution across owned and operated websites as well as via OTT, mobile apps and social networks. On Facebook alone, socially-optimized videos created using Wochit and posted since January 1, 2017 have received more than 749 million views and 8.4 million shares.

About Wochit 

Wochit is a video creation platform that empowers newsrooms, media companies and brands to expand audience engagement through the power of social video. Worldwide media brands such as Time Inc., Daily News, USA Today, Gannett, AOL, The Week, ProSieben, Singapore Straits Times, Focus online and Der Spiegel use Wochit to produce short-form videos around trending topics at the scale and speed required in the video-first, mobile era. With rights-cleared assets from AP, Reuters, Getty, Bloomberg and others, cloud-based editing tools and native uploads, horizontal and vertical videos are quickly created and distributed across all social and digital platforms. Wochit is among the 2016-2017 EContent Top 100 companies in the digital content industry as well as the the winner of both the Gutenberg Prize for its disruptive technology in the field of journalism and Digiday’s Best Video Technology Innovation for its significant impact on publishers’ bottom line. The Company is backed by ProSieben, Singapore Press Holdings’ SPH Media Fund, Carlo de Benedetti, Redpoint Ventures, Marker LLC, Greycroft Partners and Cedar Fund. Wochit is based in New York, with offices in London and Tel Aviv. Find out more at www.wochit.com.

Contact Information

Wochit
Editorial Contact
Sherry Smith
+1 917-545-6493
sherry@clarity.pr


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