Virtual Events

Reach Virtual and Hybrid Audiences that Unlock Sales Opportunities

Reach Virtual and Hybrid Audiences that Unlock Sales Opportunities

If 2020 taught sales teams anything, it’s that there is more than one way to reach and engage your audience. With states on lockdown, 2020 became the year of the webcast. Prior to 2020, 51% of event marketers had never run a webcast or virtual event. According to the same survey, by spring of 2021, 85% of marketers said they believe virtual …

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Produce and Distribute Studio Quality Webcasts for Increased Audience Engagement

Produce and Distribute Studio Quality Webcasts for Increased Audience Engagement

PGi, makers of the industry-leading GlobalMeet® Webcast virtual events solution, have teamed up with Socialive to offer best-in-class event experiences for businesses. In recent years, video has grown in both prevalence and effectiveness as a marketing tool. According to the website SocialMediaToday.com, 72% of customers prefer learning about a product or service through a video. Meanwhile, 81% of businesses use …

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Empowering DIY Virtual Event Management

Empowering DIY Virtual Event Management

Are you considering hosting virtual events or a webcast for your organization or your customers, but you’re concerned you won’t have the technical know-how to use a do-it-yourself platform? Many organizations want to dive into the webcast waters, don’t have the budget for fully-managed solutions, but don’t have the staff or technology expertise to manage their own virtual event. That’s …

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Customizable Virtual Platforms that Enable Your Brand Team to Create Tailored Events

Customizable Virtual Platforms that Enable Your Brand Team to Create Tailored Events

Webcasts can be used for sales, customer education, and branding. By embracing customized webcasts for virtual event attendee sets, you can deliver a more personalized experience that will resonate with attendees. But it’s important that even within customized webcasts, you maintain consistent branding. In other words, you want your webcast interface, landing page, and marketing materials to be creative yet …

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Increase Virtual Audience Interactivity through Enhancements and Integrations

Increase Virtual Audience Interactivity through Enhancements and Integrations

Increased engagement during your webcast can lead to increased lead generation, more educated and highly qualified leads who are entering further down the sales funnel, and overall, more successful virtual events. Enhancements and integrations, from the time you begin inviting attendees to post-event follow-ups, can help boost participation and generate excitement for your event. Consider implementing these five tactics to ramp …

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5 Characteristics of Successful Virtual Events

5 Characteristics of Successful Virtual Events

Are you using virtual events for lead generation for your brand? Virtual events may be less costly to produce and boast several advantages over in-person gatherings. But if your event isn’t engaging, easy-to-access, and well-attended, your return-on-investment will suffer. From pre-event marketing to follow-ups after the event, you want to make sure you’re delivering value to your audience at every …

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Managed Services Help You Engage Audiences Both In-Person & Virtually and Hybrid Events

Managed Services Help You Engage Audiences Both In-Person & Virtually and Hybrid Events

Both virtual events and hybrid events are on the rise as people ease into public gatherings again. Organizations need tools that will enable them to engage both live and remote audiences during trade shows, conferences, or webcasts. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of event planners told trade publication MeetingSpotlight.com that they expect hybrid events to be more common in the future. Without disregarding the …

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Three Strategies for Successful Hybrid Events

Three Strategies for Successful Hybrid Events

Hybrid events, or productions that combine virtual events with real-world elements, offer businesses opportunities to reach broader audiences, keep costs low, and continue building relationships after the event through on-demand access to content. As the world shifted to virtual events in 2020, many organizations noticed the vast benefits of reduced business travel, lower production costs, and increased flexibility with webcasts. Hybrid events in …

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HR Communication Tools for Virtual Businesses

HR Communication Tools for Virtual Businesses

Managing a remote workforce brings a new set of communication and logistical challenges for today’s busy HR professionals. According to some estimates, roughly 22% of the American workforce, or 36.2 million people, could be working remotely by 2025. Having the right communication tools for your HR department is crucial if you’re running a virtual or hybrid business. But what should you look …

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How to Deliver Stunning, Secure, and Scalable Virtual and Hybrid Events

How to Deliver Stunning, Secure, and Scalable Virtual and Hybrid Events

Video conferencing and virtual events technology have advanced to the point where getting a few people on a webcast is even easier than gathering in a conference room. But what about high-capacity virtual events if you need them? For trade shows, shareholder meetings and earnings calls, press conferences and more, event organizers often need the technology to host 50,000 or 70,000 …

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Unlock the Next Level of Virtual Education for Your Enterprise

Unlock the Next Level of Virtual Education for Your Enterprise

Organizations are increasingly adopting webcast technology for virtual training. Cost-effective, easy, and engaging, this form of modern learning works well if you have a remote workforce or employees in different offices across the globe. You may also want to use virtual training even if you have employees in the office to keep your conference rooms free for other meetings and …

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Elevate Your Virtual Town Halls with the Right Technology

Elevate Your Virtual Town Halls with the Right Technology

When you’re trying to keep employees and stakeholders in the loop, virtual town halls can be a cost-conscious, eco-friendly, and effective way to do so. You want to ensure your virtual town halls go off without a hitch, though, and that requires the right technology. Follow these tips to elevate your virtual town halls with the best webcast platform available. Let Your …

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Expand Your Reach with a Virtual Trade Show

Even though business travel may be on the rise, with 72% of the members polled from the Global Business Travel Association saying their employees are “willing” or “very willing” to travel for business, companies have realized the vast benefits of virtual events, including time and cost savings. In addition, as workers worry about the Delta variant of the coronavirus, more employees may be …

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How Virtual Events and Hybrid Events Can Contribute To Your Organization’s Sustainability

How Virtual Events and Hybrid Events Can Contribute To Your Organization’s Sustainability

Moving to virtual events from in-person gatherings during the pandemic has enabled organizations to stay connected. But one benefit is easily overlooked: the positive impact on sustainability within our environment. If you’re looking to reduce your company’s overall carbon footprint while reaching even larger groups of people, consider adding virtual components to your events even as in-person gatherings continue to …

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The History of Live Streaming and Virtual Events

The History of Live Streaming and Virtual Events, Explained

Today, virtually anyone with a smartphone can deliver their own live streaming event. From “going live” on Facebook during a family vacation to hosting a talk show on YouTube, streaming content is everywhere. But how did it become so prevalent? Why do people love live streaming so much? And how can you leverage it for your business for employee connectivity, …

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Explaining Exactly What Is a Webcast?

What Is a Webcast?

Explaining Exactly What Is a Webcast? Many people don’t know that live streaming on the internet dates back to 1993 when people were still using dial-up modems. But today’s webcasts extend far beyond the audio-video quality and one-way broadcast capabilities of the first live streaming solutions. A webcast leverages state-of-the-art video conferencing, live streaming, and chat solutions to deliver live …

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Hybrid Workforce Challenges and How Webcast Solutions Can Help You Succeed

Hybrid Workforce Challenges and How Webcast Solutions Can Help You Succeed

Nearly 60% of remote workers who identify as GenZ or millennials said they miss connecting with their co-workers in person. The majority also said they fear that remote work will cause them to miss out on promotions and advancement opportunities. On the other side of the fence, 64% of workers polled would rather have the chance to work from home than accept a $30,000 …

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The Cost Benefits of Virtual Events to Your Business

The Cost Benefits of Virtual Events to Your Business

Instead of planning elaborate press conferences or gatherings, national and global companies can save time and money by hosting virtual events. New business development and current client upkeep often require in-person, face-to-face meetings. But in a world where many are still leery of traveling amidst the COVID-19 virus, and people have become more accustomed to webcast technology, virtual events work …

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How to Host Successful Virtual Events

How to Host Successful Virtual Events

Virtual events remain highly relevant, even as travel recommences and companies begin hosting in-person events. Virtual events have several benefits, including saving attendees — and promoters — time and money, offering the added flexibility of content on-demand after the event, and reaching more attendees than may be possible with in-person events. But it’s important to have the right technology in place …

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Delivering Successful Hybrid Events for In-Person and Virtual Attendees

Delivering Successful Hybrid Events for In-Person and Virtual Attendees

Hybrid events have grown in popularity since the pandemic, but PGi has been helping brands, businesses, and organizations reach out to large audiences via the web for more than 20 years. In that time, we’ve learned a few things about delivering successful hybrid events and virtual events that engage in-person and virtual attendees alike. Find the Right Technology for Your …

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