A New Way to “Create a Project” and Other New Feature Updates

As VidMob grows and evolves, so too does our platform. With every new hire, every new partnership, and every new innovation in video our menu of services continues to expand.

Today, we’re excited to make a few product announcements. If you’re pressed for time, here’s one line that sums it all up: we’ve made it faster and easier to create new video projects, add media files, and publish directly to social channels.

If you have 30 spare seconds, read on to earn bragging rights for knowing more than your colleagues do about VidMob.

Your New Project Create Flow

We’ve built a better way for you to jumpstart your projects by simplifying how it’s done.

Now, when you log into VidMob, tell us what kind of project you’d like to make and you’re off to the races. We’ve made it easier to get specific with your video creator on which social ad formats you need, how many you need, and how quickly you need them.


Pro tip: Create a lot, learn what works best, then invest media dollars on the winning creative. Choose the VidMob Intelligent Testing Package to let your video creator know you want multiple ad versions to test. S/he will proactively recommend creative versions based on channel expertise.

One more thing! You can now upload customized briefs instead of entering project details manually.

Log in to VidMob and give the new project create flow a test drive. We’d love to get your thoughts!
**Note: This new flow currently applies only to the Social or Digital Ad type. We’ll be launching updates to our other video offerings in the near future! Stay tuned.

Organize and Delete Multiple Files at Once

By popular demand, we’ve made it a cinch to organize and reorganize your project media. Select multiple files at once in order to relocate to other folders or mass delete in one fell swoop. Simple as that.

The Project Share Page Gets a New Look & More Apps

When you click on the “Share” button after finalizing a draft, you’ll now see a heartier list of social accounts and storage platforms to select from. Depending on which platform(s) you choose to share to, you can either save and store your new video for later, push live to your favorite video hosting site, or even publish directly to your social ad accounts to instantly kickstart campaigns.

Thanks for taking the time to check out what’s new here at VidMob. Have a great idea to make VidMob next-level? Don’t hold back—we’re all ears!

PS: A whopping round of applause to our dev team for pushing these updates in near-record time. How lucky we are! Want to join this insanely talented group of tech superstars? We’re hiring.

New Draft Review: Invite Non-Collaborators to Projects

What do you think of when you hear the word “draft”? If it’s endless notes, comments, or iterations (instead of beer menus and happy hour) then this update is for you. We improved our review experience to simplify how your team gives feedback—so you can spend more time sipping drafts than reviewing them.

Your New Draft Review Screen

We added a few new elements to the draft review screen to help improve your ease of navigation and ability to quickly and easily review your team’s comments.

Breadcrumb Trail:

Efficiently navigate through your project structure to identify which draft you’re viewing and for which output or version (if applicable).

Collapse Comments:

Quickly toggle between your team’s feedback for easy approval and a list-view of current contributors—with the option to invite more.

Share Button:

Invite Draft Contributors (i.e. those not involved as Project Collaborators) to view specific drafts and add their comments for approval.

What’s a Draft Contributor?

Unlike a Project Collaborator, Draft Contributors only participate in the draft they were invited to join. Project Collaborators are involved for the entirety of a project.

Similar to Project Collaborators, Project Owners invite Draft Contributors via a unique invitation link. This link will only allow a contributor to view the specific draft associated with the invitation link.

When to Use a Draft Contributor vs. a Project Collaborator

Project Collaborators are ideal for feedback that you’ll need to receive throughout the life of a project. But what if you’re an agency and you don’t want your client to get involved until the project is a few steps away from wrapping up? Simply invite them to join as a Draft Contributor, so they can view and comment on more finalized iterations.

How to Invite Draft Contributors

There are two ways you can invite contributors to provide feedback—plus two ways to modify a contributor’s permissions.

1)   Invite

–   Share by Email

Send a share link via email with a custom message.

–   Share by Direct Link

Generate a unique share link that you can send however best suits you.

2)   Modify Permissions

–   Password Protected:

Worried your draft might get into the wrong hands? Password protect it for an extra layer of security.

–   Disable Comments:

Allow contributors to access a draft for viewing only.

New: Comment Approval

For both Draft Contributors and Project Collaborators, it’s important to make sure too many cooks aren’t stirring things up in the kitchen. To avoid flooding your editor with contradictory feedback, all Project Owners and/or Co-Owners must approve comments before they can be seen by the editor. This way, you can maintain control of the project’s overall vision without too many distractions.

We hope these new features will make draft review as relaxing and fun as it is to knock back a cold one. As always, if you have any feedback on these new features or ideas on how to improve the VidMob experience, write to us!

3 Ways to Promote Your Editor Brand with VidMob

We hope as VidMob grows that our editor community will grow and thrive right along with us. And to ensure that this happens, we want to do our best to give our editors the tools they need to promote their work and find success within our platform.

Which is why we’ve recently built the “Share Profile” feature in your Editor Profile within the Edit Suite. Now, editors can promote their portfolio work by easily sharing their VidMob editor profiles online—and hopefully attract a slew of new clients in the process.

Here are a few tips for sharing your profile in order to gain the most reach:

1) In an Email: Sending your editor profile link in an email to all your friends and family is a great way to put the new work you’re doing with VidMob on your team’s radar. And, hopefully, if they know someone who is in need of video, they can easily forward along the right editor for the job!

 

2) On Social Media: This is arguably the best channel to promote the work you’re doing, given how far-reaching these social networks are. Because, who knows, that friend of friend from high school just might be in need of a great video editor.

 

3) With a Video: When sharing your profile, also consider featuring a video that you’ve really proud of (and that you have permission to share!). This way you can attract interest, show off a greater scope of your talent, optimize your post, and lead viewers to your editor profile.

And the best part? If someone views your profile and clicks your “Download app to hire [Your Name Here]” button, not only will you automatically be added to their list of favorites, but you’ll also show up as the first bid on every project they create (so long as the project fits your auto-bids).

Editors, to check out your editor profile and get sharing, log in to the Edit Suite here. And don’t forget to tag VidMob in your profile shares for a chance to be featured on our social pages!