How 5 Major Publishers Plan to Use Snapchat's New Channels

With Snapchat Discover launching earlier this week, publishers now have a new way to tease their content on social media and find backing from brands. The new offering allows marketers to directly sponsor stories on the platform, getting their names in front of a younger audience. We spoke to five publishers to get more details about what Snapchat users can expect from their channels:  Daily Mail Daily Mail North American CEO Jon Steinberg said that the publisher plans on using Snapchat to post two updates a day soon, one at 3 p.m. ET and another at a to-be-determined time. A dedicated team of four people will select content from its 800 daily stories. Expect pictures from its snaps: It uses 8,000 pictures daily. But, it's open to trying new things. So far, T Mobile, Oxygen Street Art Throwdown, Stride and Macy's have signed on as launch advertisers. "We view it as a completely different channel," Steinberg explained. "The whole site is one never-ending experiment from how to change the headlines and to how to change the photographs. We'll get the statistics from Snapchat and see the forms and styles that people like." Vice Vice plans to pull stories from all 10 of its verticals and update once a day, highlighting written text as much as its video content. Snapchat Discover Vice content will be a "best of" selection from its publications, not new stories just for the platform. Vice has been pushing mobile content, so observers say the move to join Snapchat Discover... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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