BuzzCast vs. Webex Events (formerly Socio)

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
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Webex Events (formerly Socio) gives event professionals event tech to power every stage of the event planning & execution process.N/A
Pricing
BuzzCastWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuzzCastWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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.
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Community Pulse
BuzzCastWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Considered Both Products
BuzzCast
Chose BuzzCast
BuzzCast was definitely the most high touch and the attention we received right from the intro call was impressive. We always felt like the only client (despite knowing there are MANY other events happening simultaneously) and the team was incredibly responsive and proactive …
Webex Events (formerly Socio)

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuzzCastWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
BuzzCast
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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
BuzzCast
-
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
BuzzCast
-
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
BuzzCast
-
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
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
BuzzCast
-
Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.6
9 Ratings
3% above category average
Branding options00 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Attendee list export00 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
BuzzCast
-
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
BuzzCastWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(9 ratings)
9.1
(61 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuzzCastWebex Events (formerly Socio)
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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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
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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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
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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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
BuzzCast
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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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Support Rating
BuzzCast
No answers on this topic
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
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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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
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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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

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!

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.