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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

BrightTALK

BrightTALK is suited for companies with a plethora of webinars and video content they'd like to reach new target audiences. New content can continued to be replayed so companies can reap the benefits with minimal effort in relations to content creation. The platform has a bunch of great, unique features that you can't find on a Zoom webinar, etc.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ensemble Video

I'm not sure where Ensemble Video would be less appropriate. We've found it to be very effective for our campus-specific use cases. However, the product is very customizable in how a campus could structure their Ensemble instance to match their organization, and how users may be managed.
Joseph Axenroth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

BrightTALK
8.4
Ensemble Video
Ideation
BrightTALK
6.8
Ensemble Video
Approval workflows
BrightTALK
9.0
Ensemble Video
Content collaboration
BrightTALK
8.0
Ensemble Video
Content calendar
BrightTALK
9.3
Ensemble Video
Network for content licensing/production
BrightTALK
9.0
Ensemble Video

Content Publishing

BrightTALK
7.8
Ensemble Video
Content hub
BrightTALK
8.1
Ensemble Video
Forms / Gated content
BrightTALK
7.2
Ensemble Video
Embedded CTAs
BrightTALK
8.3
Ensemble Video
Content distribution
BrightTALK
7.9
Ensemble Video
Content promotion
BrightTALK
7.7
Ensemble Video
Content automation
BrightTALK
7.4
Ensemble Video

Content Reporting & Analytics

BrightTALK
8.6
Ensemble Video
Audience profiling and targeting
BrightTALK
10.0
Ensemble Video
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
BrightTALK
9.0
Ensemble Video
Content performance analytics
BrightTALK
8.1
Ensemble Video
Campaign optimization dashboard
BrightTALK
8.3
Ensemble Video
Competitive analytics
BrightTALK
7.8
Ensemble Video

Video Marketing

BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
9.5
Video personalization
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Support for advertisements
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
9.0

Video Platform Integrations

BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Integration to LMS
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0

Video Security

BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Video access controls
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
User management
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Video link sharing
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Internal video
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
External video
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0

Video Player

BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Player customization
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Embedded videos
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Mobile compatibility
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0

Video Analytics

BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Streaming quality reports
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Per viewer tracking
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Per video tracking
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Video analytics dashboard
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
On-Demand video
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Live streaming
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Impact of streaming on network
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Video upload & format support
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Video library / File management
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0
Video portal
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
10.0

Video Engagement

BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
9.0
Audience polling
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
9.0
Video comments
BrightTALK
Ensemble Video
9.0

Pros

BrightTALK

  • The leading edge of new info.
  • Concise strategies to manage challenges.
  • Variety of learning platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ensemble Video

  • Adapting to user needs. Ensemble Video seems to always be listening to their clients needs and suggestions by implementing effective features in every system update. Communication seems to always indicate that these features are driven by requests that their customers have made to improve the service.
  • Client Support - I have an IT/support background and have had to deal with many vendors and external support. Ensemble is easily the most responsive and effective vendor when it comes to support. When needing certain solutions, they have sent code that was in development and not officially released so I could achieve my goals with project videos. Support is always personal, prompt and effective.
  • Customization. New templates, video players, account management, and embed options have allowed us to use Ensemble Video in a much more personalized way. Early versions of the service had an "Ensemble feel" but color schemes and logos are now able to be changed for a better organization feel.
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightTALK

  • It takes some time to get up to speed on how it works. You need to do a test run a couple times to get used to it.
  • I don't like how when you click on a webinar from a list, it automatically registers you. I want to review it first and then click a button to register.
  • I'd like to have a comment board where people could post their ideas for all to see during the session. It would be more collaborative.
Charles Rogel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ensemble Video

  • User management. Some features are unique to the entire deployment (like authentication sources). It would be great if multiple authentication options could be used across different Ensemble institutions.
  • Upgrade processes. Though new versions of Ensemble Video are always better, the installation process is very manual and Ensemble Video must be involved directly. Not a weakness, but it would be nice to be able to perform our own upgrades/patches when needed.
Carlos Astorga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BrightTALK

BrightTALK 7.0
Based on 1 answer
At first, the BrightTALK platform seems a bit cumbersome and confusing. However, once you have about 1-2 practice sessions, the speakers find themselves comfortable with the platform and are satisfied with the features. Also, BrightTALK support has been excellent and provides helpful tutorials and customer support that my team has not found elsewhere.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ensemble Video

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BrightTALK

BrightTALK 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The support team has been helpful and has always responded within 24 hours and usually within a few hours at most! Their guidance and expertise has helped us trouble shoot some issues we were having with our channel and with our BrightTALK integration. They were friendly and very professional and were instrumental with the "White glove service."
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The team at Ensemble Video is dedicated to supporting us and they offer prompt and reliable services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrightTALK

BrightTALK stacks up well against competitors and offers ease of use and good ROI for our business. In addition, the support available during live events as well as before and after is quite helpful. There are many features and options for BrightTALK that we have not had the time to use, but I expect we will use it more and more as we continue to build our audience in the community.
Sarah Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video has succeeded for us where other solutions have failed. It came along exactly when we needed it, for our organization. At the time, we were caught between the push and pull of several different solutions, uploading our videos with the expectation that users would take the time to download and play them, using popular public video streaming services with few settings and options, and forgoing videos altogether. Ensemble Video has taken our myriad needs and provided a platform that addresses all of them.
Derek Hardaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightTALK

  • Because of its utility and onboarding new talent, our HR costs of talent acquisition and retention are reduced.
  • The live networking events have been useful in producing new leads
  • More targeted use of our funds for security and Cloud because of the knowledge we've gained, so reduced costs in those areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ensemble Video

  • Ease of user contributed content. The videos that users upload to the system can either be automatically published or they can be reviewed by staff before being added to websites and courses. Instead of all these videos living on different sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) we now have a centralized location that we have control over.
  • LMS Integration - A year ago YouTube changed their policy to not allow direct recording from webcams. This essentially broke the Blackboard Video Everywhere tool that allowed our instructors to post quick comments in class discussions and content areas. While they need to be pre-recorded, the Ensemble Building Block allows our instructors and students to once again upload and post videos, all from directly within the Blackboard content editor.
  • Flexibility - With the ease of creating user accounts and video libraries, Ensemble Video has become the go to option for Erikson courses, professional development content and project videos. Different departments can have their own account and have control over their libraries without the worry of them viewing or editing other institute content.
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BrightTALK

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Ensemble Video

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightTALK
9.4
Ensemble Video
10.0

Usability

BrightTALK
7.0
Ensemble Video

Support Rating

BrightTALK
8.0
Ensemble Video
10.0

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