BuzzCast vs. Splash Event Marketing Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuzzCast
Score 9.1 out of 10
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BuzzCast supports flagship events for clients such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Uber, Fiserv, Carnival, The World Travel and Tourism Council, and AES. Crafted specifically to handle the needs of top tier production companies and their enterprise clients, BuzzCast is focused on three core pillars: Scalability Security Service Built from the ground up on the newest AWS Serverless…N/A
Splash
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Splash aims to get event programs in front of the right people by helping users create engaging, branded experiences and optimize conversions at each stage of the event lifecycle. Leverage accurate, visible data for seamless follow-ups and reporting. Empower teams to execute events that bring in more leads, shorten the sales cycle, drive new business, and strengthen customer relationships. Splash is an event marketing platform that helps teams do all of this by building and hosting…
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Pricing
BuzzCastSplash Event Marketing Platform
Editions & Modules
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Free: For Personal Use and Occasional Small Business Events
$0.00
Basic: For Individuals and Small Teams
$12,500.00
per year
Pro: For More Design and Access Control
$19,500.00
per year
Enterprise: For Solutions and Workflows at Scale
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuzzCastSplash
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBuzzCast offers an annual subscription based pricing model. Calculations are based on number of attendees, numbers of event and rehearsal days, streaming usage and level of production support you require. Our suite of leading edge features are yours to utilize for the duration of the annual license.To understand more about what features are included in each Splash plan, head over to our website for a full breakdown.
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Community Pulse
BuzzCastSplash Event Marketing Platform
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
BuzzCastSplash Event Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(9 ratings)
9.0
(48 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuzzCastSplash Event Marketing Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
BuzzCast
BuzzCast is great for large, complex online events - especially during the pandemic when it's been hard or impossible to gather folks in person. If you only need a smaller group of 5 or 10 people, BuzzCast is probably overkill. Once you have lots of people / multiple sessions, or want to capture and save presentations for later, you'll want to start looking at BuzzCast.
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Splash
Compared to platforms like Eventbrite, I have a hard time recommending Splash to anyone and think if we weren't forced into using it because of our involvement with Hubspot User Groups, we would not be using it. I think if the usability and other bugs could be improved along with support, then Splash could be great for small to mid-sized businesses that occasionally run events that they need 1) hosted all in one place and 2) consistent, custom branding. Or if you're running small events where you simply need a custom designed sign-up page, a reminder email and a check-in app, Splash could work for you. While they're not transparent about their business pricing, I'd have to see that before deciding whether it is truly worth it for this purpose.
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Pros
BuzzCast
  • The BuzzCast platform was excellent in every way.
  • The platform is sleek and easy to use, both the backend and the UX.
  • The entire team at BuzzCast is supportive and works hard to make your event a complete success.
  • Building and deploying the conference was made easy by the expertise and hard-working BuzzCast staff.
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Splash
  • Branded Templates: With the Pro account, Splash takes your brand guidelines, fonts, logos, colors and creates customized event templates for your most frequent types of events making it easy to create new events that align with the experience of your brand.
  • Customer Service: Any time I have a problem, my Account Manager (Matt!) always has a solution. Whether it be a glitch in the page, an integration problem, or suggesting new ways to use the system. I'm never left stranded, which when you work in eight time zones, matters.
  • Ease of Backend Use: I've used other start-up event management softwares which are painful to use on the back end, buggy, and not intuitive for a non-coder. Splash is extremely easy to use and customize, which makes working with the system enjoyable.
  • Low Ticketing Fees: One of the main reasons we decided to upgrade to the Pro account is because we were hosting more ticketed events. As a non-profit, ticketing fees make a difference to our donations. Not only did Splash provide the other benefits mentioned above, they were the most competitive on credit card fees and integrated into our donation software system.
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Cons
BuzzCast
  • Within the platform it would be great to have direct access to make edits changes (I believe this functionality is in process)
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Splash
  • When designing a landing page for an event, the functionality of the layout page is quite finicky. I would love to see the ability to add features to certain text boxes become more fluid.
  • The formatting across the layout page is not always consistent, specifically text sizing.
  • I had an issue with an account, and the support team took an extremely long time (2+ months) to produce a remedy for the issue I was experiencing.
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Support Rating
BuzzCast
No answers on this topic
Splash
We love working with our account manager and priority support to answer questions efficiently and speedily. Our account manager works with us on larger and bigger picture initiatives for our instance, where the priority support is always there when you're stuck with a feature or setup, it's been great to share this resource with our global network of hosts internal and external to the company.
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Alternatives Considered
BuzzCast
BuzzCast platform has the most amount of features that our events require (public chat/private chat, breakouts, auto-scrolling agenda). The entire platform is built and designed so that it's intuitive for our viewers and they are shown exactly how to operate the platform in under a minute. The quality of the stream is superior. The BuzzCast team is great to work with and are true partners who are all solution-oriented.
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Splash
[We selected Splash based on] Looks and functionality. It's the best of both worlds. Every other tool we found was good at one but not the other. I hope Splash stays on the path it's on as it really makes all the right improvements to be such a powerhouse tool.
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Return on Investment
BuzzCast
  • BuzzCast enabled one of my clients to deliver an investors' meeting that resulted in a $10 billion increase in market cap
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Splash
  • It helps me manage a number of events that I would not otherwise be able to make invitations for, manage rsvps, and do check ins. We used a more expensive product previously but it had fewer features so this is definitely an upgrade.
  • Using Splash saves me time from needing to follow up with guests. I also love the "send later" feature for email.
  • The support staff make this product super valuable as I am able to accomplish more with their help.
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ScreenShots

BuzzCast Screenshots

Screenshot of custom landing page for long time clients The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges eventScreenshot of Adding eCommerce capabilities to your BuzzCast exhibitor booths or being able to accept donations at your annual fundraising gala is just one of many many features we offer.Screenshot of BuzzCast offers a wide range of 3D rendered exhibitor booth options. Booth attendees can do things like join a video meeting or demo, schedule a meeting on the booth owners calendar, fill out check in forms for lead generation, visit websites, check out special offers & more.Screenshot of BuzzCast's Watch Party feature!!  enough said.Screenshot of custom 3D exhibitor hall entrance lobby's are a spectacular addition to any event. BuzzCast's talented in-house designers can create magic virtual environmentsScreenshot of Public chat. Private chat. Emojis. Likes. You'll like it!

Splash Screenshots

Screenshot of Fully customized, beautiful, and on-brand event websites and emails (plus automatic event invites, reminders, and follow up email sequences).Screenshot of Use Splash's free app to run the door like a pro. Fast search and one-click check-in keeps the traffic flowing, which frees you up to quickly capture info from walk-ins all while syncing your list across devices and to your CRM in real-time.Screenshot of Send smarter, more targeted invites with advanced tag management & list building and bi-directional sync with Salesforce.Screenshot of Close the loop on your in-person programs and automate your workflow with Oracle Eloqua, Salesforce, Slack, Marketo, Hubspot, Mailchimp, Greenhouse, Zapier, and more.Screenshot of Real-time data visualizations let you quickly assess event performance and evaluate progress toward your goals.