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Vice Media’s Branded Content Partnership Success

"You have to partner with brands. ... When I say partner with brands, I mean partner. We make it together. We exploit it together. And that could be a TV show. It could be short form. It could be long form. It could be a film." That's Shane Smith, CEO of Vice Media, speaking on…Read more Vice Media’s Branded Content Partnership Success

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Facebook Video Viewers Watch … In Silence

Have you ever found yourself watching video clips on Facebook without sound? And, if so, do you watch the video, in silence, all the way through? Today I watched a video posted by AJ+ all the way through... without sound. 85 percent of video content on Facebook is viewed without sound, according to Digiday. Writer…Read more Facebook Video Viewers Watch … In Silence

Facebook Launches Signal, A News Curation Tool For Journalists

To get more journalists using Facebook and Instagram for news discovery and curation, Facebook recently launched a new tool called Signal. Announced yesterday, Signal is a free tool for journalists for sourcing videos, images, text and data from Facebook and Instagram. The tool lets users search for multiple Instragram hashtags and users simultaneously, as well…Read more Facebook Launches Signal, A News Curation Tool For Journalists

Is Facebook’s Latest Tech Announcement Hinting At Video Monetization?

With the clear popularity of video on Facebook, seen by the incredible impression counts on video clips appearing in our feeds daily—if not hourly—could a new tech bring producers one step closer to monetizing their videos on the social network? Facebook recently announced forthcoming technology to allow video content creators the ability to identify duplicate…Read more Is Facebook’s Latest Tech Announcement Hinting At Video Monetization?

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Google ‘Phantom Update’ Dings Sites Hosting Low-Quality Content

Did your website experience a drop in Google’s search rankings last month? If you answered yes, consider these questions: Does your site have a lot of user-generated content? Is there redundant content or thin content on your site? Do you run self-starting videos and have a lot of display ads? What about 404 errors? These…Read more Google ‘Phantom Update’ Dings Sites Hosting Low-Quality Content

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Publishers Reveal Details On Facebook ‘Instant Articles’ Partnerships

The Wall Street Journal blog CMO Today reported that the Facebook’s Instant Articles partners are getting ready to crank out content. Here’s a quick rundown: • New York Times - Plans to publish 30 articles a day. NYT will sell all of the ads running within the stories, rather than FB selling the ads, with…Read more Publishers Reveal Details On Facebook ‘Instant Articles’ Partnerships