BigMarker vs. Webex Events (formerly Socio)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BigMarker
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
BigMarker is a cloud-based webinar platform that provides webinar hosting for up to 1,000 attendees, with no downloads required, featuring HD audio and video conferencing, screen sharing, and recording. It is also can integrate a Twitter chat into a webinar. BigMarker provides hosts with tools to promote webinars, and a channel to build a community around their content. Hosts can choose between free webinars or selling tickets to monetize their content. For learners and knowledge seekers,…N/A
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Webex Events (formerly Socio) gives event professionals event tech to power every stage of the event planning & execution process.N/A
Pricing
BigMarkerWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Editions & Modules
Basic Webinar Software
Custom Quote
Enterprise Webinar Software
Custom Quote
Event Packages
Custom Quote
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BigMarkerWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
BigMarkerWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Considered Both Products
BigMarker

No answer on this topic

Webex Events (formerly Socio)
Chose Webex Events (formerly Socio)
We have used multiple virtual event platforms in the past, as well as trialed several. We ultimately decided on Webex due to the aesthetics of the website, the incredibly easy build-out process, the 24/5 support, the user-friendly front-end interface, the multiple ways to …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BigMarkerWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
BigMarker
9.2
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.6
9 Ratings
3% above category average
Branding options9.43 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Attendee list export00 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
BigMarker
-
Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.6
11 Ratings
3% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.511 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.611 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
BigMarker
-
Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
9.4
10 Ratings
14% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.59 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Event registration00 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
BigMarker
-
Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.1
9 Ratings
1% above category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
BigMarker
-
Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.7
8 Ratings
1% above category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.68 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.78 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings8.98 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
BigMarker
-
Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.3
10 Ratings
3% above category average
Registration, RSVP, and ticketing00 Ratings8.47 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Livestreaming00 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Audience engagement00 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Event recording00 Ratings8.49 Ratings
Virtual booths00 Ratings7.28 Ratings
Networking00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Event analytics00 Ratings8.59 Ratings
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User Ratings
BigMarkerWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(4 ratings)
9.1
(61 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BigMarkerWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Likelihood to Recommend
BigMarker
Being a user of BigMarker I am fully satisfied
with their program and the features they are offering to me. Clear UI with easy
to use interface helping me a lot to set up everything in minutes. Definitely
recommend this masterpiece to other business to use it for effective virtual
collaborations.
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Cisco
WebEx Events is a great tool for hosting both an event website and an onsite event app. If you are looking to integrate an on onsite and online event, they have this capability, as well. The staff is always very helpful and I am able to get answers to my questions in a timely manner
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Pros
BigMarker
  • Live streamed events
  • Webinar style training
  • Marketing and Automated webinars
  • Ticketing for Digital events and training
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Cisco
  • It has quite a few optional and customizable features that can be utilized.
  • It's easy to integrate your existing tools like Zoom, YouTube, Vimeo, and streaming services.
  • It's flexible in the way that you upload content in that you can enter things one at a time on the website, or use a spreadsheet to upload a larger amount of content.
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Cons
BigMarker
  • Really need BigMarker to create a white label offering so I can embed it into my website without hassle for members to sign up.
  • Would love to be able to stream my webinars to Facebook and other social platforms.
  • Need picture resizing to be working well because a lot of my pictures are not resized automatically.
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Cisco
  • Sometimes I feel like it uses too many resources and makes my computer go slower
  • Chats of the webinar dissappear by default, but sometimes important info is shared and could be nice to have the option to save it
  • The quality of the video gets chosen by webex by default, sometimes maybe it would be nice to get the option to fix manually what's the minimum quality you want. Just to not talk with pixels
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Likelihood to Renew
BigMarker
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Of course something could happen to our orgs ability to put on a conference or Socio could fundamentally change their product or their customer service - but barring any magor shift there is nothing that is even close to competing for our attention here.
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Usability
BigMarker
The dashboard is very easy to use, I have been using
this as a go-to platform in the pandemic days and still using it for online webinars
and virtual screening. All features and functions are well organized. I have been very much impressed by their support staff.
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Cisco
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
BigMarker
There have been occasions that we needed to get in touch with support to help get a template design to look a specific way. They are always quick to reply on their chat and have had their design team fix issues for us in no time
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Cisco
Socio (now WebexEvents) is one of two products I use that gets customer service right. Not only can you get an answer from an actual person quickly during business hours - but if you are asking after hours, you know the response will be waiting for you in the morning. Not only are they fast, but they are also smart about their products and customers. There is very little back and forth trying to explain the problem I am having, or the new way I am trying to use their product, that may even be novel for them.
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Alternatives Considered
BigMarker
I've been using this for so long I honestly don't know what else is out there. I am THAT satisfied!
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Cisco
We have used multiple virtual event platforms in the past, as well as trialed several. We ultimately decided on Webex due to the aesthetics of the website, the incredibly easy build-out process, the 24/5 support, the user-friendly front-end interface, the multiple ways to monetize sponsorships, and ultimately... the price. The value for what you get is incredible compared to other platforms.
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Return on Investment
BigMarker
  • Haven't seen a tangible ROI yet, but I can say it's made communication easier.
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Cisco
  • User retention has increased by 25% with the help of Webex Events
  • Lead retrieval at events is made very simple, thereby saving a lot of time for us
  • Session tracking gives us a lot of valuable insights, helping us understand our users better
  • Lead location tracking is present which helps us segment our audience better
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ScreenShots

Webex Events (formerly Socio) Screenshots

Screenshot of the Webex Events (formerly Socio) Video Room: Attendees can chat, join topically based discussion rooms, set-up 1:1 video meetings, and connect from anywhere.Screenshot of the Webex Events (formerly Socio) Data Dashboard: From high-level attendee engagement analytics to drill down sponsor ROI metrics, Socio’s Data Dashboard offers insights to see what’s working (and what’s not) in real-time.Screenshot of the Webex Events (formerly Socio)  Lead Retrieval feature: So sponsors and exhibitors can capture leads with enriched data by scanning attendees’ QR codes and exporting them straight to their CRMs.