Submittable - highly recommended full-service platform with a fantastic team behind it!
November 28, 2018

Submittable - highly recommended full-service platform with a fantastic team behind it!

David Okamoto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Submittable

My team has worked closely with Submittable over the past two years to support the AT&T Film Awards, an open competition recognizing emerging and underrepresented filmmakers across the United States. Submittable solves many business challenges for our team. Firstly, we needed a platform that allows for thousands of filmmakers to submit their short films, film descriptions and details about their background to the competition. We also needed to find a vendor that could assist with targeted marketing outreach efforts in reaching aspiring filmmakers and students, along with leveraging their network of entertainment industry professionals, who could assist with reviewing the submissions.

Additionally, I recommended Submittable to a colleague of mine who had a similar need - supporting the AT&T Create-a-thon, a program that allows aspiring creators to shoot a short film across a weekend.
  • Submittable provides a robust, easy to use and stable platform for managing a submission-based competition. The platform allows an admin to easily design, build and launch a site. Backend reporting and the ability to set up judging/evaluations of entries is also a key strength of the platform.
  • The Submittable team has been invaluable to our organization. Cory Davis and Jolene Brink have both been tremendous to work with.
  • Marketing capabilities: Submittable has helped AT&T to reach our target audience in a very strategic and cost-effective manner. Their marketing expertise and guidance has been a huge benefit and time-saver for my team.
  • Minor feature enhancements to the platform including the ability to more easily analyze site traffic patterns without having to extract out of Google Analytics. This is a low priority though.
  • Submittable has had a positive impact on ROI in supporting the AT&T Film Awards. For each of the competitions that we've run through Submittable, we've reached our goal for the number of entries, and the overall quality level of the finalists has been tremendous. We've managed to stay within budget for each edition of the Awards.
Submittable provided a more collaborative, flexible and comprehensive offering than other vendors. After hitting on all cylinders for the first project we worked with them on, all subsequent projects have continued to meet or surpass expectations.
Submittable is a well suited vendor if you're looking for either a self-service platform for managing your submissions, to a full-service solution (e.g. leveraging their marketing, advertising, design, etc.)