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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightTALK

I actually like to use this as training for onboarding new talent. The webinars are incredibly useful. But sometimes face-to-face training and coaching are more suitable for the healthcare environment we operate in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoToWebinar

For professional training, I would recommend it. I'm not really certain what other scenarios this is best-suited for, as it's not very handy or practical for anything in a more casual or entertainment-based setting. So for the purposes of professional development (which again is the field I am utilizing it), I'm not really sure what else out there is better works better than GoToWebinar/GoToMeeting.
Casey Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Creation

BrightTALK
8.9
GoToWebinar
Ideation
BrightTALK
9.0
GoToWebinar
Approval workflows
BrightTALK
9.0
GoToWebinar
Content collaboration
BrightTALK
8.0
GoToWebinar
Content calendar
BrightTALK
9.5
GoToWebinar
Network for content licensing/production
BrightTALK
9.0
GoToWebinar

Content Publishing

BrightTALK
9.2
GoToWebinar
Content hub
BrightTALK
9.7
GoToWebinar
Forms / Gated content
BrightTALK
7.5
GoToWebinar
Embedded CTAs
BrightTALK
9.0
GoToWebinar
Content distribution
BrightTALK
9.3
GoToWebinar
Content promotion
BrightTALK
10.0
GoToWebinar
Content automation
BrightTALK
10.0
GoToWebinar

Content Reporting & Analytics

BrightTALK
9.6
GoToWebinar
Audience profiling and targeting
BrightTALK
10.0
GoToWebinar
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
BrightTALK
9.3
GoToWebinar
Content performance analytics
BrightTALK
9.7
GoToWebinar
Campaign optimization dashboard
BrightTALK
9.0
GoToWebinar
Competitive analytics
BrightTALK
10.0
GoToWebinar

Reporting & Analytics

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
7.5
Dashboards
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
7.4
Data exportability
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
7.5

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
7.7
High quality audio
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.2
Mobile support
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
7.6

Online Meetings / Events

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.1
Calendar integration
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.4
Record meetings / events
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.8
Slideshows
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.4
Event registration
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.4

Online Events Collaboration

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.5
Audience polling
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.4
Q&A
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.3

Online Events Security

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.3
Participant roles & permissions
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.1
Confidential attendee list
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.8

Online Events Marketing

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
7.0
Branding options
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
6.7
Integration to Marketing Automation
BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
7.4

Pros

BrightTALK

  • It expands our audience by allowing us to tap into their database of users.
  • It is easy to use and is reliable. We don't have any technical issues.
  • It has robust reporting that provides a lot of data on attendees.
Charles Rogel | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoToWebinar

  • Good quality of audio and video during webinars. GoToWebinar uses multiple connections at the same time, which I assume is the reason for this high bandwidth. Rarely any complaints about the quality of the connection, few dropped attendees.
  • Quality of the recordings is good, and I like the fact that the original recording is on my local hard drive.
  • I've had to call support on several occasions, and I appreciate the fact that it's available 24/7.
  • The ability to have multiple organizers and presenters is well done and easy to use.
  • Letting the attendees download handouts during the session is a nice extra touch.
Ken Dwight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightTALK

  • The user interface can be a bit tricky at times, as you have to dig down to find certain information. However, it is a robust interface and the information is there.
  • Some features, like adding questions or resources, have cut-off windows, so you cannot make last-minute additions or changes.
  • The bridge occasionally drops speakers, and this can be disconcerting to presenters. However, it does not happen too often.
Sarah Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoToWebinar

  • Private pop-up notifications when questions are received by attendees. I sometimes miss new questions if I'm viewing the attendee list
  • Allow us to schedule a similarly themed webinar for months at a time, without all having to be listed on one landing page
  • Enable panelists to answer questions, start polls, etc. - give panelists more flexibility
Rebecca Sherman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BrightTALK

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoToWebinar

GoToWebinar 6.4
Based on 2 answers
Our largest issue with GoTo have been the limitations on recording and using recordings to host a webinar, and the biggest of those is the ability to record. We have had most of our webinars recorded successfully, but when it failed to save, it failed in a big way. Their customer service team was there to help, but they were unable to truly fix the problem.There are, of course, other providers, but as we are still seeing where hosted webinars fit in our marketing strategy, cost is an important factor. Since our company already uses GoToMeeting, it makes more sense for us to stay with the entire suite of products, especially while we are testing the strategy as a whole.
Samantha Safin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BrightTALK

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoToWebinar

GoToWebinar 8.4
Based on 100 answers
GoToWebinar is a little bit difficult to learn how to use. I believe it was designed by engineers and not by an end-user experience expert. I would recommend having a techy person on your team handle the set-up and all the integrations you need for GoToWebinar. There are plenty of helpful video tutorials on YouTube. Still, if you're the type of person that finds it difficult connecting multiple pieces of software to work together in automation, then it may be best to outsource or delegate that task.
Andy Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrightTALK

It is easy to use and very popular, yes, but a bit too mainstream for us in our industry. BrightTALK it's more sophisticated and it's content and feels more professional to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoToWebinar

I had tried one or two alternatives to GoToWebinar before we went with them and we choose GoToWebinar because it was very easy to use, had a lot of automated actions to increase attendance, it was easy both for us and the users, and in general, it did everything we needed in a webinar.
Alex Chaidaroglou | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightTALK

  • We have grown our audience by at least 50%
Charles Rogel | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoToWebinar

  • If you're selling high ticket items on a webinar, GoToWebinar is a great platform to use.
  • As you increase the number of attendees, so does your monthly price. Essentially you're paying $1 per person on the lowest plan per month.
  • I think that the pricing plans are outdated since the number of attendees does not cost more to the software provider.
Andy Ryan | 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

BrightTALK Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

GoToWebinar

General

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

GoToWebinar Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$89/month1
Plus$429/month2
Pro$199/month3
EnterpriseCall 1-800-514-13174
  1. 100 Participants
  2. 1,000 Participants
  3. 500 Participants
  4. 5,000 Participants
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightTALK
10.0
GoToWebinar
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
6.4

Usability

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
8.4

Support Rating

BrightTALK
GoToWebinar
9.2

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