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Likelihood to Recommend

Splash Event Marketing Platform

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.
Amber Callan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

The Whova app provides a multitude of options and details that would be useful for any professional development conference like the annual FCIS Conference. The features that allow attendees to see all offerings and select those that will best support their learning during the conference make it helpful and a worthwhile investment for conference organizers.
Joy McIntosh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Splash Event Marketing Platform

  • 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.
Carla Culos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

  • The app keeps everyone up-to-date with real-time notifications of how participants are viewing presentations, promotions and notices
  • It enables exhibitors to view participants, including competitors, before going live in order to ensure equal opportunity and better understanding of how best to operate
  • The meeting forums, such as integrated Zoom, were robust enough technology for those with cutting-edge gear as well as those less tech-savvy who might have older components as they worked for all types of hardware.
  • The app seemed to capture the "Community" feeling one gets when attending a live show with personal messages, public and private message groups, introductory procedures and an all-inclusive design suitable for any user
Kevin Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Splash Event Marketing Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

  • The full address of some of the sessions didn't show up in the app- just the start of the address and/or I couldn't easily figure out how to view the address.
  • I didn't notice this feature if it exists already- integrate session addresses with Google Maps to make it easier for attendees to find different locations for sessions when it's not all happening in the same building.
  • Make it easier to interact on a desktop. I couldn't figure out how to access the event on my desktop, which I would have preferred prior to and after the event.
Chrysta Bairre (she/her) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Splash Event Marketing Platform

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Whova

Whova 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was an enjoyable experience. I do not know if a small organization like ours would be able to use this all the time but national events it is awesome
Christina Shinault | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Splash Event Marketing Platform

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Whova

Whova 8.2
Based on 7 answers
Whova is quite user friendly, and helpful for the conference planner. It has features such as sample emails to attendees and import abilities if you have your sessions on a spreadsheet to avoid having to enter each session manually. Another thing we didn't like was the inability to allow attendees to enter a pre-recorded session only when it is scheduled to be presented. It's either all pre-recorded can be viewed once the conference opens, or none.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Splash Event Marketing Platform

Splash Event Marketing Platform 8.6
Based on 5 answers
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.
Caitlin Teed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

Whova 8.1
Based on 56 answers
Hours are limited. It seems if my event was on the weekend, I would not able to get support. Seems like a glaring issue not to be able to get support in an industry that has a large percentage of its usage on weekends. In my limited exposure to the support staff, they didn't seem to care about my issues (reporting bugs, lack of functionality, lack of customization). I may have missed the opportunity to upgrade to enhanced support, but I currently do not think it exists.
Michael Clouse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Splash Event Marketing Platform

[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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

We believed that Whova had better functionality and add-ons from our early conversations at an acceptable price point. This is not the case. One consideration - polling and voting - is very limiting, you can type in multiple-choice polls 'live' ie mid-session, or put them in on a timed basis but this kills the fluidity or efficiency of doing so, taking staff away to manually type and send polls. It's rife with this type of thing.
Ben D | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Splash Event Marketing Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Whova

  • I didn't pay to use the technology; was a recipient as a result of attending a conference. HIGH ROI for me as a made a number of new contacts even though I spent the first full day listening to presentations. Having the app allowed me to do the networking I came to do without having to be seated next to the person I wanted to meet.
Juli Bark | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Splash Event Marketing Platform

General

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

Splash Event Marketing Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Free: For Personal Use and Occasional Small Business Events$0.00
Basic: For Individuals and Small Teams$12,500.002
Pro: For More Design and Access Control$19,500.002
Enterprise: For Solutions and Workflows at ScaleLet's Talk
  1. none
  2. per year
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details
To understand more about what features are included in each Splash plan, head over to our website for a full breakdown: https://splashthat.com/pricing

Whova

General

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

Whova Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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