Fire Writers, Make Videos Is Latest Web Recipe for Publishers

Mic, a website aimed at millennials, used to employ 40 writers and editors producing articles on topics like "celebrating beauty" and "strong women." Ten were let go this month, with most in the revamped newsroom of 63 now focused on making videos for places like Facebook.Critics have called such moves "100 percent cynical" and out of sync with audience demand. Yet Americans are watching more video snippets online, either because they secretly like them or because they're getting harder to avoid. The growing audience for video, more valuable to advertisers than the space next to words, is causing websites to shift resources in what's become known across the industry as the pivot to video."When you think about how many hours people spend watching video versus reading, the audience has already spoken," said Chris Altchek, chief executive officer of Mic. The outlet's viewers spend 75 percent of their time with "visual" content like videos, not text, he said. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2017-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digiday Video: When it comes to making good video, publishers worry about resources and cost

At the recent Digiday Publishing Summit in Key Biscayne, Florida, we asked execs from CNN International, Vox, Horoscope.com and Inquisitr how important video was to them, and the biggest challenges in making a video strategy work. Highlights: The post Digiday Video: When it comes to making good... Continue reading at Digiday

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Digiday Research: Are publishers making money from Facebook video?

Digiday Research talked with publishers to understand their strategies for monetizing content of Facebook. The post Digiday Research: Are publishers making money from Facebook video? appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook plans to stop paying publishers to make news feed videos

According to publishing sources, the original Facebook Live deals, which evolved into live and VOD licensing arrangements with 300 video partners, are going away by the end of the year. The post Facebook plans to stop paying publishers to make news feed videos appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How One Publisher Is Using Data to Make Insanely Viral Facebook Videos for Millennial Moms

This spring, Blossom posted a Facebook video that began with an image of women's underwear and featured seven tidy hacks for organizing your clothes. The post racked up a staggering 382 million views and nearly 12 million shares, making it the most viral video in Facebook history, according to... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best of the week: Amazon makes push for video publishers

This week, our top stories examined Amazon’s video platform and Facebook’s tool that will give publishers more Instant Articles performance data. The post Best of the week: Amazon makes push for video publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Does Self-Publishing Make Sense for Scholarly Writers? Highlights From a Discussion

Can self-publishing find traction in scholarly publishing as it has parts of general publishing? A recent panel at London Book Fair took up the question. The self-publishing platform Lulu has rolled out a service called Glasstree for scholarly authors. ‘Publishing Perspectives’ contributor... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook’s latest video shift irks news publishers

Facebook’s 2017 plans include buying original shows and rolling out a mid-roll ad product for media partners. But some news publishers feel like these initiatives won’t help them. The post Facebook’s latest video shift irks news publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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When it comes to video, more publishers are betting on mobile web versus apps

Mobile apps’ share of video consumption went down from eight to five percent by the end of 2016, continuing a downward trend, according to video tech firm JW Player. Not surprisingly, then, most digital publishers can’t justify spending $500,000 or more on mobile app development and maintenance,... Continue reading at Digiday

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‘No one’s making money on Facebook’: Video publishers share what’s on their minds

Monetizing Facebook, unsurprisingly, is a big concern for video publishers. Other concerns include competing with companies for a small pool of talent that understands social and digital; how Facebook’s algorithm has made it harder for publishers to differentiate while also chasing scale; and... Continue reading at Digiday

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Google Is Making the Mobile Web Faster for Publishers and Their Readers

Every second counts with often impatient mobile users, so Google wants to help publishers reduce the time it takes their articles to load when viewed on smartphones. On Wednesday, Google launched a program called Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, which speeds up load times by plugging a piece... Continue reading at AdWeek

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The latest Web publishing design trend: Mimic print

Publishers have long treated the digital and print parts of their designs as separate animals. But as their digital audiences start to outstrip their dwindling print subscribers, they're coming up with new ways of infusing print design and editorial sensibilities into their digital operations.... Continue reading at Digiday

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Publishers Try a Different Kind of Pay Wall, Unlocked by Watching Web Video

Publishers including Maxim, Radar Online, Guitar World and USA Today Sports Media are experimenting with a pay wall that instead of charging readers requires them to watch an advertiser's video.   The tactic, which uses a system ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Amazon Cuts Publishers Out of the Mix, Makes Deals With Writers

Releasing a book on one of the world’s largest publishing marketplaces could help your company. Here's a quick guide to the basics of self-publishing. Continue reading at PC World

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OUP becomes latest publisher to announce US Read and Publish deal

Oxford University Press has announced its first Read and Publish deal with a US institution, with Iowa State University Library. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Digiday Video: How publishers are creating and monetizing their video content

Video is a big part of growth opportunities for publishers. At the recent Digiday Publishing Summit in Key Biscayne, Florida, we asked execs from CNN Internation, Vox and Inquisitr the role that video plays in their content and monetization strategies. The post Digiday Video: How publishers are... Continue reading at Digiday

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Video Briefing: Rising costs on Facebook force publishers to rethink branded video distribution

Costs for paid video distribution on Facebook has more than doubled year-over-year. The post Video Briefing: Rising costs on Facebook force publishers to rethink branded video distribution appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Facebook Video Ad Metric Lawsuit Prompts Publishers to Revisit the ‘Pivot to Video’

New information in an updated court filing against Facebook has prompted publishers to reconsider the extent of the miscalculation they made when reallocating resources to video teams in an effort to capitalize on the potential of social video. The unredacted court filings, part of an ongoing... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Video Briefing: Snapchat cozies up to more publishers for video shows

Disillusioned by Facebook, publishers are eager to do more on Snapchat -- particularly with video shows. The post Video Briefing: Snapchat cozies up to more publishers for video shows appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Video publishers on what happens after Facebook stops subsidizing video content

No one's leaving Facebook, but there might be fewer videos on the platform. The post Video publishers on what happens after Facebook stops subsidizing video content appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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