Taking your meeting virtual? Many Meeting Planners are being forced to change their event’s format to accommodate the current circumstances by hosting events virtually. But many do not have experience with the wide-ranging options in virtual event platforms. With endless options all with similar capabilities it can be hard to find the right fit. WWSG has compiled a list of 7 virtual event platforms our customers love, so whether you are looking for a basic webinar or a full virtual conference these platforms can help produce your perfect event.
Zencastr is a perfect platform for recording podcasts by allowing podcasters to record their guests in studio quality from their web browser. It uses a hybrid approach: communication between the parties takes place over the internet, but audio is recorded directly to each users’ computer, eliminating the compromises inherent in real-time audio transmission over the internet. Making it ideal for podcasts or audio only interviews.
Zoom is one of the least expensive and easiest to set up platforms. It is a meeting and webinar platform without too many complicated elements. If you are looking to host a small, simple, cost effective meeting or webinar – Zoom is probably right for you. As an example, HubSpot and Groupon use Zoom.
BigMaker is a video platform for webinars, summits, and virtual conferences. It is a cloud-based software that offers both live streaming and pre-recorded functionality with the ability to schedule automated sessions. As an example, Panasonic and Nielsen use BigMaker.
GlobalMeet is an easy-to-use webcast solution that deliver an engaging and interactive user experience through a wide variety of live Q&A, polling, and social media options. With flexible event delivery that scales from self-service to fully managed events, it has options for every event. As an example, SAP and Mercedes-Benz use GlobalMeet.
WorkCast has one of the strongest track records, having supplied over 8,000 events with a million attendees. Its cloud-based software is barrier free for attendees and requires no software downloads or plugins. WorkCast features both webinars and webcasts to create the virtual environment, as opposed to live talks happening at specific times, all of which are fully managed and monitored. As an example, GSK and Sony use WorkCast.
ON24 is geared towards the B2B environment and has a user friendly, engagement hub that is built to engage visitors and generate leads as well as gather deep-level engagement metrics. ON24 is a branded content hub that you can host attendees on rather than a simple webinar platform. As an example, Pfizer and Merck use ON24.
INXPO is one of the most sophisticated platforms for those looking to host a large event with lots of moving parts. It is similar to a traditional event with virtual booths, sponsors, and multiple talks going on at the same time. It also allows some of the largest numbers of attendees if you are looking to do something on a bigger scale. As an example, 3M and Gartner use INXPO.