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Lumen Technologies SPIFF
2H 2021 Agent Activator Incentive
Incentive Period: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
Incentive, Spiff
Incentive Period: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
Lumen Technologies SPIFF
2H 2021 Big Deal Incentive
Incentive Period: July 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
Incentive, Spiff
Incentive Period: July 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
Lumen Technologies SPIFF
2H 2021 Get an Edge with Lumen Incentive
Incentive Period: July 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
Incentive, Spiff
Incentive Period: July 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
AT&T SPIFF
2X MRC on AT&T Business Fiber
Earn an additional 2X Monthly Recurring Charge on AT&T Business Fiber. Restrictions apply. see incentive document for full details.
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Earn an additional 2X Monthly Recurring Charge on AT&T Business Fiber.  Restrictions apply.  see incentive document for full details.
PGi Partners Blog Article
3 Things to Expect from the Virtual Events Industry Post-Pandemic
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GlobalMeet, Virtual Meetings, Webcasting
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/01/what-to-expect-from-the-virtual-events-industry-post-covid-19/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. While the 2020 pandemic may have temporarily halted in-person industry events and conferences, it made way for the virtual events industry to flourish. As we move further into 2021, will this new virtual events option be a long-term solution for companies? Definitely! Virtual events are here to stay. Here’s what businesses can expect from the virtual events industry in the coming months: New Virtual Conferences With most major conferences and events canceled until 2022, we anticipate several new virtual industry conferences appear in the coming months. There is a huge opportunity for companies to embrace the virtual events space and develop engaging online events that become industry staples. Interactive Event Opportunities through Virtual and Augmented Reality Virtual events software already offers attendees a myriad of interactive experiences, including: Chatrooms Question and answer features Screen sharing Breakout sessions Polling Virtual and In-Person Events Working Together Even though the events industry is built on the foundation of in-person experiences, virtual events technology created new opportunities for businesses in the industry. The events industry can now bring the in-person experience to their virtual audience through live-streaming videos, webcasts, and so much more. With this in mind, expect to see more events accommodating both in-person and virtual opportunities for a single event. From using video conferencing software to facilitate discussions between attendees and vendors to live-streaming expert panel discussions, there are endless opportunities for virtual experiences to mix into the traditional in-person events structure. And that only begins to cover the numerous possibilities for virtual event participants. More and more conferences and businesses will begin to integrate virtual and augmented reality technology into their online conferences as the virtual events industry grows. Using this technology, audiences will be able to digitally manipulate their surroundings to feel as though they are attending the event in-person. This type of feature can bridge the gap between the basic human need for social interaction and safely interacting with events during a global pandemic. And, since businesses have saved money by not investing in in-person events during the pandemic, they’ll have plenty of resources to begin experimenting with and launching these virtual experiences in the coming months. Of course, these three developments cannot work if companies don’t utilize the proper online events platform. GlobalMeet is the perfect online event solution for everything from small regional events to global industry conferences. Try it out! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Not sure what to expect from the virtual events industry as we move into a post-pandemic world? Here are a few trends to anticipate in the virtual events space: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
AT&T SPIFF
5XMRC on SD-WAN NOW from ACC Business
Earn 5XMRC on SD-WAN NOW as sold by ACC Business! Extended through 6/20. See document for additional details and qualifications.
ACC Business, Incentive, SD-WAN
Earn 5XMRC on SD-WAN NOW as sold by ACC Business!  Extended through 6/20.  See document for additional details and qualifications.
AT&T SPIFF
ACC Business +1 Incentive
Earn an additional 1XMRC on Cloud/ Colocation, Security, and SD-WAN sales on ACC Business! Stackable with all other current promotions. Incentive not on transport.
ACC Business, colocation, Incentive, SD-WAN, Security, Spiff
Earn an additional 1XMRC on Cloud/ Colocation, Security, and SD-WAN sales on ACC Business!  Stackable with all other current promotions.  Incentive not on transport.
PGi Partners Blog Article
All About the Tech: Virtual Town Halls Without a Hitch
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Town Halls, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/09/elevate-your-virtual-town-halls-with-the-right-technology/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. If you’re looking for a cost-effective, eco-friendly, and ultimately effective way to keep all of your key stakeholders in the know, then a virtual town hall is the answer. When it comes to staying connected seamlessly, the right technology is the best place to start. We share tips to take your virtual town hall to the next level with the right webcasting platform. Keep Your Brand at the Forefront Don’t let your next virtual town hall feel generic – show off your brand’s uniqueness with every touch! The key is to create a professional atmosphere while also connecting attendees into one community. A customizable portal will allow this process to happen naturally. Plan for Several Speakers Especially in a virtual town hall, it’s important to allow many speakers to present. Did you know that up to 15 presenters can participate in your webcast from multiple locations across the globe? Secure internet access and just a bit of training (provided by us) beforehand are all that’s needed to get your speakers ready for a virtual town hall. Presenters can also offer their materials to attendees in a number of different ways, from audience polling to Q&A features to screen-sharing, there are numerous ways to share your knowledge and connect with the crowd. This is a great way for company leadership to present as one united unit, no matter where speakers are attending from! Keep Your Insights Secure Security is the top priority when it comes to a virtual town hall. These events usually include sharing proprietary company information, motivational insights, or even future projects and plans that might not be ready for anyone outside of the meeting to see (especially competitors!). With GlobalMeet webcast, our platform offers enterprise-level security with: Login authentication Password protection Limited audience access Get Ready to Engage & Listen! Part of the virtual town hall experience is creating an environment where audience members feel free to participate and really interact with the presentation. Setting aside time for questions to be answered directly by company leadership is always a good idea in these events. Any good town hall meeting provides an interactive environment for employees to ask questions and hear the answers direct from company leaders. This is also an important time to acknowledge employees and overall strengthen the community feel within your organization. At the end of the day, attendees should leave feeling like their concerns were heard and that management is listening. To pull off all these goals, you need the right webcast software. Delivering a feeling of connection, especially in a remote environment, takes certain features like audience chat, Q&A, and even polling. Offering an on-demand link so attendees and leadership alike have access to the entire presentation is another way to keep everyone on the same page. Today, it’s more important than ever that the relationship between employees and company leadership is maintained. Measure Success and Use Event Insights for Future Planning When your event is over, the valuable insights available through analytics and extensive reporting are a great way to start preparing for your next event. Gauging areas like employee engagement can help you improve your virtual town halls to come. Need Managed Services? We’re Here to Help! Any type of event planning and organizing can be a stressful ordeal (especially when technology and global audiences are concerned). To keep a presentation running smoothly and audiences engaged, having a team to support you can be key. There are two choices in service: operator-assisted, managed events or a self-serve platform with all the relevant training completed prior to the event. When it comes to best-in-class support and training, don’t think you’re alone! Reach out today to learn more about how our GlobalMeet platform can help your next virtual town hall succeed. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Your audience wants to feel heard – do you have the right webcasting platform to support this effort? Learn how GlobalMeet Webcast can help your next virtual town hall succeed: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
AT&T Brochure
AT&T Business Fiber Promo Flyer- Customer
Customizable customer flyer for AT&T Business Fiber Flyer
at&t, AT&T Business, AT&T Business Fiber, fiber
Customizable customer flyer for AT&T Business Fiber Flyer
AT&T Brochure
AT&T Internet Back Up
Customer brochure for AT&T Managed Internet Back-up as sold by ACC Business. For just $15/month, customers can ensure they have back-up connectivity in the event their broadband fails.
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Customer brochure for AT&T Managed Internet Back-up as sold by ACC Business.  For just $15/month, customers can ensure they have back-up connectivity in the event their broadband fails.
AT&T Presentation
AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand Customer deck- as sold by ACC Business
Customer facing deck for AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand as sold by ACC Business.
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Customer facing deck for AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand as sold by ACC Business.
Windstream Enterprise SPIFF
Avaya IP Office 7X SPIFF
Earn up to 7X SPIFF when you sell Avaya IP Office from Windstream Enterprise. Valid through December 31, 2021. Please download SPIFF flyer for more information or contact your channel manager.
AVAYA, IP OFFICE, Spiff
Earn up to 7X SPIFF when you sell Avaya IP Office from Windstream Enterprise. Valid through December 31, 2021. Please download SPIFF flyer for more information or contact your channel manager.
Windstream Enterprise SPIFF
Bigger & Bigger 12X OfficeSuite UC SPIFF
Earn up to a 12X SPIFF on new logo/new location OfficeSuite! SPIFF pays 10X on eligible OfficeSuite UC MRC plus an additional 1X if SD-WAN is added and also an additional 1X if Managed Network Security (MNS) is added for total SPIFF of up to 12X. Plus customer will qualify for Satisfaction ...
Managed Network Security, MNS, OfficeSuite, Satisfaction, Sdwan, Ucaas
Earn up to a 12X SPIFF on new logo/new location OfficeSuite! SPIFF pays 10X on eligible OfficeSuite UC MRC plus an additional 1X if SD-WAN is added and also an additional 1X if Managed Network Security (MNS) is added for total SPIFF of up to 12X. Plus customer will qualify for Satisfaction Guarantee if all 3 solutions are added.  Offer valid through December 31, 2021 for qualified new logo deals. Please see SPIFF flyer for more details.
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Business WiFi
Business WiFi, connectivity, Wifi
CallTower Press Release
CallTower Announces 2020 Power Partner of the Year Awards
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CallTower Press Release
CallTower Appoints New Channel Director for Illinois
Read more: https://www.calltower.com/call...
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Read more: https://www.calltower.com/call...
CallTower Brochure
CallTower UCaaS & PBX Solutions
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Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Cloud On-Ramp Services
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Comm-Core Video
Comm-Core Security Overview
Watch our short Comm-Core overview video to see what Comm-Core can do for you and your customers!
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Watch our short Comm-Core overview video to see what Comm-Core can do for you and your customers!
Comm-Core Product Literature
COMM-CORE Security Pricing Guide
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Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Converged Services
Converged Services
Windstream Enterprise SPIFF
Convert and Win 4X SPIFF
Earn 4X on OfficeSuite UC and SD-WAN MRC sold for conversion of existing Windstream Enterprise customers. Offer valid through December 31, 2021. Please see flyer for more details or contact your channel manager.
Conversion, OfficeSuite, Sdwan, Spiff
Earn 4X on OfficeSuite UC and SD-WAN MRC sold for conversion of existing Windstream Enterprise customers. Offer valid through December 31, 2021. Please see flyer for more details or contact your channel manager.
Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Cross Connect Services
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CallTower Brochure
CT Cloud Boost vs VeloCloud
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CallTower Brochure
CT Cloud Solutions
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Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Delhi-NCR Data Center
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Digital Realty Battle Card
Digital Realty Channel Program Summary
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Digital Realty Data Sheet
Digital Realty Global Map
colocation, data centers, Global, interconnection, Location, platformdigital
Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Direct Internet Access | IP Transit
Cloud Compute, Cloud Connectivity, cloud on-ramp, cloud services, Cloud Strategy, colocation, Compliance, connectivity, Cross-connect, Data Center, data migration, Disaster Recovery, edge data center, Federal-grade, Global Ecosystem, green data center, green power pass, hyperscale data center, Ip Transit, Metro Wave, Network Connectivity, Peering, redundancy, Remote Hands, Renewable Energy, Security, smart hands, sustainability, underground data center, Uptime, Wavelengths
AT&T SPIFF
Earn $1K on AT&T Cybersecurity Risk Based Posture Assessment Sales
Earn $1K incentive on AT&T Cybersecurity Consulting Risk-Based Posture Assessment through 6/30/21. Additional details apply.
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Earn $1K incentive on AT&T Cybersecurity Consulting Risk-Based Posture Assessment through 6/30/21.  Additional details apply.
AireSpring SPIFF
Earn 6X on Voice and Cloud with AireSpring
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PGi Partners Blog Article
Easy Virtual Communication with the HR Toolkit
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Hr, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/09/hr-communication-tools-for-virtual-businesses/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. The HR professional of today is busy enough without having to determine a new communication strategy to reach the new remote and hybrid workforce. Logistical challenges aside, the sheer number of remote employees anticipated by 2025 (36.2 million or roughly 22% of the American workforce) makes effective communication crucial. Knowing what to look for to create a seamless virtual communication process is the first step. We break down the key assets needed to connect with employees and potential hires from around the world. Make Virtual Interviews a Snap While in-person interviews are not totally replaceable, in today’s world, remote interviews can time and money, and HR professionals should take note. In the beginning stages of evaluating candidates for a position within your company, virtual is the way to go. Helping to establish the feeling of an in-person meeting is utilizing video interviews. Having a high-quality video can help HR professionals in a way a phone interview cannot, which is to be able to pick up on nonverbal cues. When in-person interviews these days are conducted with social distancing guidelines and masks, a video interview can let you see behind the mask, literally and figuratively! To get to know candidates and conduct job interviews with ease, GlobalMeet Collaboration has the technology to get you there. Whether it’s a one-on-one interview or one-to-many, screen sharing allows resumes and portfolios to be viewed and shared easily. Fast Track the Onboarding Process The next step in the hiring process is making sure your new hire gets onboarded quickly and seamlessly, especially in light of the labor shortage most of the country is facing today. Virtual onboarding erases the paperwork process and can help new hires feel connected to the rest of the group faster. Using the tools within GlobalMeet Collaboration simplifies the onboarding process, allowing up to 125 new team members to be onboarded at once. These onboarding sessions can also be recorded so those not in attendance (or anyone with a lingering question) can go back and review the on-demand video later. Virtual Training Made Easy Even when employees are not new to your organization, they still need ongoing training which can be taxing on resources. When these trainings are conducted in-person, they sometimes interrupt a whole day, putting a strain on productivity and leaving employees feeling antsy to return to work (meaning they aren’t paying as much attention to your training presentation). Remote training through GlobalMeet Webcast can give your employees flexibility. Our HR Communication toolkit includes all the resources an HR professional would need, like in-depth metrics analyzing the engagement and activity of your trainees. Unite Your Workforce An important piece of the HR communication puzzle is conducting town hall meetings, giving a chance for employees and C-suite leaders the chance to come together for important company news, future planning, and brainstorming. These ultra-important events can also be time-consuming to plan and execute. In-person town halls can also be costly to produce and pull attendees away from the office. Today, offering a virtual town hall meeting is an effective way to get your message across and connect workers from all levels within your organization. With the white-glove event planning services offered by GlobalMeet Webcast, your presenters will only have to show up (and have some engaging content to share!). Worries about bandwidth requirements, enterprise-level security, and high-quality audio and video will be taken care of, so you can worry about more important items. With GlobalMeet Webcast, planning your next virtual town hall meeting just got a whole lot easier! From online interviewing to onboarding new hires, holding trainings for a big number of people, or connecting employees through a town hall meeting, we’ll make sure your HR communication is effective. Learn more about our comprehensive HR communication toolkit today. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Getting ready to onboard new hires? Remote interviews, onboarding, and training are the way to go in our modern world. Keep your virtual HR communication seamless with these tips>> [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Edge Computing
Cloud, Edge, Edge Computing, Edge Solutions
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Edge Private Cloud
Cloud, Edge, Edge Solutions, Private Cloud
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Edge VM
Edge, Edge Solutions, Edge VM
PGi Partners Blog Article
Effective Demand and Lead Generation with Developed, Targeted Webcasts
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Demand Generation, GlobalMeet, Webcast
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/how-to-develop-targeted-webcasts-for-effective-demand-and-lead-generation/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Webcasts can serve your business in many ways. For some, webcasts offer a way to share knowledge with their existing client base and target audience. Others use webcasts to ultimately drive sales as a demand and lead generation tactic. By hosting regularly scheduled webcasts, your team positions the brand as an authority figure within the industry and actively builds trust with your target audience. Each of these concepts lay the groundwork for a thorough demand and lead generation strategy. And remember, no lead will buy your products or services unless they feel your company is trustworthy! Want to learn how to effectively develop targeted webcasts and drive demand and lead generation efforts? We can show you how. Identify the Target Audience The first step in creating demand is to understand who you’re trying to develop a trusting relationship with. Every webcast you host must be targeted to a defined audience. You might generate interest in your content by casting a wide net, but it’ll make converting attendees into qualified leads challenging. Instead, think about what type of buyers you’re searching for. Then define these target audiences by: Job seniority Industry segments, including vertical industries Lead funnel status Hobbies/interests Location Try to be as precise as possible when defining your audience—it’ll only work better for you in the long run! Define the Topic Once you have defined your target audience(s), you should now determine your webcast content and topics. Always try to match the topic to a specific audience. If your target audience is sales managers looking to add a robust CRM to their toolbox, for example, don’t host an online event or webcast about basic accounting practices. Make sure the audience’s needs are being met by the topic! The topic needs to provide a value or benefit to the target audience. If that value is networking, education, or access to technology, the benefit must be apparent. Begin by researching best practices, current events, and trending topics in your audience’s verticals and markets to collect topic ideas. Schedule and Promote the Webcast Promoting a webcast is one the most important parts of a lead generation strategy. You won’t gain any new leads if your target audience doesn’t know about the webcast! Make sure to schedule the webcast at an appropriate time and promote it across all pertinent channels such as: Client invitations with drip campaign reminders Email marketing Website banners and pop-ups Video marketing Social media channels And make sure to encourage your existing clients to invite their network, too. With webcast demand and leads, the more the merrier! Situate Your Webcasts for Success with GlobalMeet Webcast When demand and lead generation is the goal, your webcast technology obviously needs to live up to expectations. GlobalMeet Webcast is equipped with a variety of interactive, top-notch security features designed to increase the viewer’s experience and streamline your efforts. Give it a try today! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Want to know how to develop your webcasts for demand and lead generation? Learn how with these steps: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
Masergy eBook
eGuide - EDR Protection Against Ransomware
Edr, EGuide, Endpoint Detection, Guide, Masergy, Ransomware
Masergy eBook
eGuide - The Guide to Endpoint Security
Edr, EGuide, Endpoint Security, Guide, Masergy
PGi Partners Blog Article
Engaging and Successful Webcasts Share These Five Traits
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GlobalMeet, Virtual Events, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/five-characteristics-of-an-engaging-and-successful-webcast/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Nowadays, webcasts can range from captivating collaborations customized to engage audiences, or they can drone on with talking heads on screen for hours at a time. Operator-assisted webcasts, especially, are able to take virtual events to the next level. They can capture the energy of a live gathering so well that it almost feels like an in-person event. Fortunately, there are measures to take to ensure a successful, engaging webcast, and it all starts with having the right production company to help. Here are a few of the traits necessary for successful virtual events: Many Personalities to Share Their Message and Keep It Interesting Just as the emcee provides well-timed breaks in the presentation keep crowds engaged and to improve retention, having multiple speakers on the schedule creates a more compelling event. Rather than listening to a single talking head for an hour or more, having many speakers keeps it interesting and presents different viewpoints on your topics. Not every speaker will resonate with every attendee. By providing a variety of perspectives and speaking characteristics, the webcast will reach a wider audience. Emcees to Introduce Agenda and Speakers A good DJ/emcee at a nightclub or wedding can help keep the party going, and a webcast emcee ties the event together. They also give events a more professional vibe and help at-home attendees know what to expect from the event. Virtual or live, an emcee “sets the stage” and the tone for the event. Easy to Use Technology for Presenters and Viewers, Alike Likewise, having a professional webcast company behind the scenes to manage virtual events ensures that presenters have a go-to person if something goes awry. In general, technology should be easy to implement so that presenters need little training, and attendees can easily log in through their computer or mobile device and enjoy the presentation. If presenters want to include audience polling, questions, or even bring at-home attendees live onto the screen, these functions should be easy to implement without delays that can disrupt the flow of the webcast. HD Video and Crystal Clear Audio for the Highest Quality Production Even with engaging speakers and innovative content, a webcast’s message can get lost if the right technology isn’t in place. Operator-assisted webcasts offer experts behind the scenes to ensure the highest quality audio and high-definition video for a superior experience for remote attendees. Tailored and Engaging Content Along with a host of dynamic speakers, a successful webcast needs engaging content. Presenters should share stories to get their points across, but visuals like slideshows, professionally produced graphics, and images can also help maintain audience engagement. If the content speaks to the audience’s needs and pain points while being sent in a concise way, then the message should be delivered successfully. As we move further into 2021, virtual events remain an easy and effective way to reach a large audience. Learn more about virtual events and operator-assisted webcasts today. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Want to make sure your next webcast is a big hit with at-home audiences? Check out these five traits that successful and engaging webcasts have in common: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
PGi Partners Blog Article
Engaging Audiences, Both In-Person & Virtual
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Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/07/delivering-successful-hybrid-events-for-in-person-and-virtual-attendees/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. While hybrid events have increased drastically since the start of the pandemic, this communications method isn’t new for many businesses. Here are a few things to know when connecting with large audiences via the web. Choose the Right Tech for Your Next Webcast If hybrid event hosting is brand new to you, you might want to invest in an all-in-one solution that is ready to go. This type of tech can meet the needs of both in-person and virtual audiences as well. Tech like GlobalMeet Webcast allows businesses to use their own audio-video technology or utilize the Webcast Production Services team for support. Get ready to wow your audiences with the state-of-the-art technology that is all part of the GlobalMeet Webcast offerings. Create Opportunities for Interaction, for Both Virtual and In-Person Audiences With the right tools, virtual audiences can feel like they are right on location, while connecting online from anywhere. Multi-screen experiences via laptop or desktop computer are available, as well as mobile device connectivity. While watching a presentation on a computer, at-home audiences can also ask questions via their smartphone and fully interact with a presentation just like in real time. Options like responding to polls and chatting with the rest of the attendees are all possible in the most convenient ways. In-person attendees can also participate using their mobile devices. Engagement with presenters and other attendees has never been accessible like it is now. No audience will feel left out with this advanced technology, allowing in-person and virtual audiences the same opportunities to take surveys and see real-time results from wherever they feel like tuning in from. Collaborate with Professionals for Support While some of the planning stages might be the same, no two virtual events are ever the same. When you need some extra attention for your event, opt into professional support. On-site webcast support is available for: Technology Scheduling Service and support Content Logistics Webcast specialists, like producers and encoding techs, AV crews for production and live-to-tape recording management, and even makeup artists and voice-over actors are accessible through GlobalMeet Webcast. Have a need for on-air talent? Don’t worry, we can help you connect with not only talent, but also to foreign and domestic state-of-the-art broadcast studios to make sure your event feels as professional as possible. Ready to get started? Contact us today to learn more about GlobalMeet. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Hybrid events might seem new, but we’ve been creating tools to deliver a successful virtual event for a long time. Check out a few of these best practices to learn more: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
Finding Success with Client Relations in a Hybrid Meeting World
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GlobalMeet, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/05/how-to-succeed-with-client-relations-in-a-hybrid-meeting-world/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Staying in touch with clients even when you can’t meet face-to-face and account-based marketing are vital to churn reduction in any economy. The pandemic brought unique business challenges to sales leaders and C-suite executives in businesses that rely on contract renewals for revenue. A Price Waterhouse-Coopers survey of employees in consumer markets found that 94% believe customer service levels are as good as, or better than, before the start of the pandemic. Some companies are turning a negative into positive cash flow and churn reduction. Want to know how? They are employing account-based marketing for a more personalized approach, using technology to reach their customers at multiple touch points, and focusing on controlling the components they can control in a hybrid meeting world. Provide Several Methods of Communication When it comes time for contract renewals, salespeople would normally meet with clients face-to-face to create a deeper connection and foster a personal experience. In a hybrid meeting world, though, that is not always a possibility. Some customers prefer a more personal virtual experience with a video call, while others would rather have a simple phone call. And others just want you to shoot them a text message. A big part of reducing churn is simply providing customers multiple means of communication and being available when they need you. Identify the Warning Signs of Churn If you’re keeping in touch with your customers through numerous methods, it won’t come as a surprise if a client fails to renew their contract or even cancels altogether. You might have seen it coming in the form of complaints, negative reviews, or even a lack of communication when you used to speak more regularly. Identify the warning signs of churn, like negative feedback or lack of any feedback at all. Next, create a win-back opportunity and save the account before the client departs. Finally, don’t hold back in your account-based marketing campaign and pull out the stops to recreate that personal connection again. Use Webcasts and Other One-to-Many Communications for Top of the Funnel Leads From product launches to shareholder meetings, keeping front-of-mind can be as easy as using webcasts to include more people in your significant organizations’ events. Webcasts help you build client relationships in a streamlined and efficient way, meeting your customers where they are with the information they want. Personalize your brand and the key individuals in your organization with a well-produced webcast. Interactive features, like Q&A, polling, and social media feeds, can take things to the next level and enhance audience engagement. Those loyal to your brand as well as new customers can get caught up in the excitement of webcasts as you use the platform to inform and educate your audience. Raise the Bar on Video Conferences with Creative Meeting Ideas In today’s hybrid world, a high-quality video conference can seamlessly take the place of dinner or drinks to forge more personal connections. Meetings can be made more fun just by establishing a theme. Early morning meeting? Have donuts and coffee sent to your client’s home or office, which you can enjoy together on the call from your own remote locations. Or schedule a lunch meeting and have sub sandwiches delivered to your client. Thoughtfulness is always appreciated and remembered! Of course, gimmicks don’t take the place of spectacular customer service, but interesting themed meetings can help you build and even deepen client relationships in a hybrid world. But don’t let technical difficulties get the best of you! Be sure you have state-of-the-art video conferencing solutions to stay in touch and maintain these magical client moments. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Don’t let the challenges of the pandemic stop you from maintaining excellent client relations! Turn negatives into positives with these tips for customer service in a hybrid world: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
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Flyer: Q1 Quad Promotion
As workplaces continue to undergo a metamorphosis, leverage this opportunity to make more money with this Q1 2021 promo. These special offers will help your customers and prospects bridge the months until we turn the corner — and beyond. This Q1 promo flyer details the current promotional ...
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As workplaces continue to undergo a metamorphosis, leverage this opportunity to make more money with this Q1 2021 promo. These special offers will help your customers and prospects bridge the months until we turn the corner — and beyond.  This Q1 promo flyer details the current promotional offerings. If you have any questions, contact your Channel Manager.  Happy selling! The TPx Channel Team
PGi Partners Blog Article
From Dial-Up Modems and Beyond
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Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/... After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Nowadays, “going live” can happen from almost any device, anywhere. If you have access to a smartphone, a trip to the beach can turn into streamed content within minutes. But this type of content wasn’t always readily available, so how did we get here today? And why do consumers love live content? We will answer those questions, as well as share how this live content can be leveraged by businesses to increase employee connectivity, and more. But to do that, we must head back to the dial-up modem days … if you can remember those! Podcasts: Humble Beginnings The beginnings of what we would now call a podcast didn’t look quite then. As the story goes, a band called “Severe Tire Damage” had some very smart friends at Xerox PARC in Silicon Valley or, more specifically, Palo Alto, California. In 1993, they used a small network they called called “multicast backbone,” or “mBone,” to share out the band’s concerts all around the world, basically creating live streaming in the process. The “Real” Live Streaming Story In 1995, RealPlayer, created by internet company RealNetworks (then for the home PCs) began broadcasting a Major League Baseball game. A few years later in 1997, the company tried to commercialize and monetize with RealVideo, but they didn’t exactly score. Going Mainstream … with Some Help When former president Bill Clinton, known to be a trendsetting politician, participated in the first widely attended webcast in 1999, there were tremendous results! Over 50,000 people logged in for the presentation “Third Way Politics in the Information Age,” produced by Excite@Home Network and the Democratic Leadership Council. Even for today, those numbers would be astounding for any business's webcast! But bigger is not always better. Even small attendance numbers can have big gains. For example, one webinar with just 232 attendees resulted in over $11K sales for a Udemy course. Connect with Employees Through Live Streaming & Webcasting Even though you might be thinking of lead generation and sales when it comes to webcasts, businesses can also utilize this technology to connect with employees. Think about creating a virtual town hall, or easier employee training with virtual presentations. Important messages can be delivered to whole teams and departments (even the entire company) with live streaming technology! Can you imagine what the developers in the early ‘90s would think of us now! We are using these tools in ways they could never even imagine! Taking a cue from live streaming’s history, it’s wise to think about the entertainment value that this technology can bring leading to increased engagement. Live music, like the concert streamed back in 1993, could be just the ticket for your next virtual town hall. Need help figuring out how to make the most of your next live stream? We have the right tools, like clear audio and professional-quality video, to get you there. Learn more today! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Remember dial-up modems? While thankfully our tech has come a long way since then, let’s take a look back to how live streaming first began -- and how using today’s upgrades can lead to an increase in employee engagement: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
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PGi Partners Blog Article
Generating Leads Through On-Demand Webcasts & Webinars
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Demand Gen, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/06/how-to-use-on-demand-webcasts-for-lead-generation/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. When trying to generate sales leads, do you jump right to in-person events? You’re not alone. Most business owners and marketing departments only consider using live events first instead of virtual webinars or webcasts to generate sales leads. But webinars and webcasts have just as many interactive pieces that can help build immediacy and audience connections. On-demand webcasts can generate sales leads, promote account-based marketing campaigns, and even help in demand generation for top-of-the-funnel sales leads. And, best of all, you can save valuable time and resources by repurposing previously created content for virtual or hybrid events, podcasts, past webinars, or even YouTube videos. Basically, on-demand webcasts give your webinar content staying power, which means more opportunities for lead generation — and, most importantly, lead conversions. Caution: Don’t Share Too Much There are some key points to keep in mind when it comes to on-demand webinars. First, if webinars are easily accessed “on-demand,” you ultimately have less control of the audience. You won’t be able to review the attendee registration in advance and you won’t be able to see if potential competitors, who may be looking to steal your content or, worse, your strategies, services, or products, might be lurking in the audience as well. Ideally, this could never happen. But make it a priority to protect your intellectual property if you are putting on-demand webcasts in the public eye. Any content, including product demos, could give away proprietary information that competitors can steal – so be prepared! A good consideration is to have your legal department review any content designed for on-demand webcasts to protect your brand and its intellectual property. Build an On-Demand Resource Center First, make a list of any content you have that can be used for lead generation. During the pandemic, if you’ve been hosting virtual events or webinars, chances are you have a ton of footage that could be easily repurposed. Take all of this footage and put it together in an on-demand resources center. This should be housed somewhere secure on your website. After that, use marketing tactics like paid search, email campaigns, and social media to drive eyes to your resource center. Use On-Demand Content to Tune in to Prospect Pain Points Another thing to keep in mind when posting your content is to look for holes. A great resource for this task is internal employees. Get their feedback in helping to identify pain points their sales prospects often have and then build new content to answer those problem areas. This will help to create stronger demand generation campaigns and keep the content in your resource center relevant. Keep in mind, every new webinar you build can turn into on-demand content after the live event. PGi’s GlobalMeet platform makes it easy to schedule, host, present, and record professional, quality webinars. Request a demo of GlobalMeet Webcast platform to see how including on-demand webcasts to your overall marketing strategy will help you increase lead generation. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Did you know you could generate leads through your virtual webcasts and on-demand webinars? Learn how with GlobalMeet Webcast from PGi: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
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GlobalMeet® Webcast Doubles Down on Customer Experience as Demand for Virtual Events Shatters Global Records
PGi , a virtual events and meetings company, has launched enhancements to its online events portfolio including GlobalMeet® Webcast and GlobalMeet Operator Assisted to give customers better video broadcasting options, simplified pricing, quicker scheduling and easier participation in virtual ...
GlobalMeet, Operator Assist, Webcast
PGi, a virtual events and meetings company, has launched enhancements to its online events portfolio including GlobalMeet® Webcast and GlobalMeet Operator Assisted to give customers better video broadcasting options, simplified pricing, quicker scheduling and easier participation in virtual events of all sizes.
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Cloud Connectivity, cloud on-ramp, colocation, Compliance, Cross-connect, Data Center, data migration, Disaster Recovery, edge data center, Federal-grade, Global Ecosystem, green data center, green power pass, hyperscale data center, Ip Transit, Metro Wave, Network Connectivity, Peering, redundancy, Remote Hands, Renewable Energy, Security, smart hands, sustainability, underground data center, Uptime, Wavelengths
PGi Partners Blog Article
Has the Events Industry Changed Forever with the Rise of Virtual Events?
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GlobalMeet, Virtual Events, Webcast
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/11/how-the-rise-of-virtual-events-could-change-the-events-industry-forever/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the pandemic shook the events industry in 2020. However, its effects extend into 2021, with numerous in-person conferences and events being canceled. Event professionals are now wondering what changes the industry will face in the coming months. What can they do to ensure continued growth for their events and business? How will they adapt to survive the endless in-person gathering restrictions? The answer is clear: embrace virtual events. Pivoting to Virtual Events in 2020 and Beyond When the pandemic hit in 2020, individuals and businesses alike sought out video conferencing software to connect, host meetings, and stay keep sane. The events industry adopted this same focus by directing their attention to virtual events to keep the industry going. Instead of a large industry conference, brands can hold virtual events complete with engaging webcasts, live-streamed panel discussions, the use of virtual reality and augmented reality, and beyond. Event Content + Attendee Interaction = Lead Generation Of course, most businesses use conferences and events as a means for lead generation. But with the one-on-one in-person interactions long gone, the question remains as to how brands will generate future business from events? The solution is to partner intriguing virtual event content with attendee interaction. Audiences will want to learn more about the businesses that went above and beyond to provide thoughtful virtual content and interactions over the brands who offered the bare minimum. Additionally, look for opportunities to follow-up after the event for further lead generation efforts. Continuing Emphasis on Attendee Engagement Pre-2020, attendee participation was just assumed. The opportunity to meet with vendors and attend panels was provided, but it was left up to the individual to interact with others. Now, professionals in the events space must provide a variety of opportunities for attendees to participate in the virtual event. After all, no one wants to pay for a virtual event only to glaze over a screen all day. The future of the events industry lies in virtual events that embrace engaging opportunities such as: 1-on-1 video meetings with brands, influencers, and vendors alike Interactive webcast features such as polling and Q&A Joining the live stream to ask questions of the panelists Engaging—but moderated—chat rooms with other attendees Social media hashtags, contests, and conversations Prepare Your Virtual Event for the Future If you’re not starting with the right tools, you might end up with several disappointed attendees on your hands! Check out how our suite of video conferencing, online events, and webcasting tools can help your events team grow and thrive in a new events industry normal. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Worried about the changing climate of the virtual events industry? Make sure you have the right tools to navigate the new landscape of events in 2021: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Healthcare Data Center
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PGi Partners Blog Article
High-Capacity Virtual Events at Your Fingertips
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Virtual Event, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/09/how-to-deliver-stunning-secure-and-scalable-virtual-and-hybrid-events/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. The advancements in virtual events technology and video conferencing can now take the tough task of gathering people in a conference room and making it easy to get people to attend a webcast. But what happens when your event has more than just a few attendees and you need high-capacity webcasting tools? Most big virtual events (like shareholder meetings, press conferences, or trade shows) require technology that can accommodate 50,000 or 70,000 people or more. Nowadays, with the popularity of hybrid events, planners need to also factor in the in-person crowd as well as those participating virtually. This can make setting up a high-capacity virtual event even more complicated. Don’t distress – today’s webcast technology can help you seamlessly tailor your events from five people up to 50,000 (or even more). This technology can also make accommodations for both virtual and in-person attendees and the content elements that both parties require (and expect). High-Quality Audio and Video Make Your Virtual Events Stand Out The first key piece to creating a highly engaging event is to acquire the best quality technology. For virtual and hybrid events, one of the worst issues an event planner faces is having bandwidth constraints or lag of any kind. High-quality audio and video will help make a great impression on your guests and allow users to sign in with ease, enjoying presentations instantly. When you need to provide pre-recorded content, or even livestream your event to a large crowd, GlobalMeet Webcast has the tools to accomplish this goal, even when your crowd is more than 70,000. Have some attendees who missed a session or need to go back and review materials? You can create on-demand content for them to watch at a later date, no matter the time zone. Protect Your Company IP with Enterprise-Level Security No matter what type of virtual and hybrid event you’re planning, security should always be a top priority. If you are reaching out the media, or shareholders, make sure your message gets where it needs to go and that only the right people are seeing it! GlobalMeet Webcast provides enterprise-level security, ensuring no hackers can get anywhere near your sensitive data. Elements like password protection help keep large-scale events secure. Make the Jump to High-Capacity Virtual Events If You Need Them Planning and executing a high-capacity virtual or hybrid event might seem daunting at first, but with the right platform, it can be easy. When you need to seamlessly connect with all of your attendees (whether they are in a conference hall or on their couch at home), GlobalMeet Webcast offers the fully managed, operator-led assistance you need. GlobalMeet Webcast delivers it all — from fully-branded landing pages to on-demand content after an event to the best technology to reach large-scale audiences. Talk to us today to find out how GlobalMeet Webcast is the right step towards your next high-capacity virtual event. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Taking an event from 5 attendees to 50,000 takes some effort -- luckily, GlobalMeet Webcast is here with the high-quality audio and video technology you need to pull off your next virtual or hybrid event. Learn more: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
MetTel White Paper
How to Completely Modernize Your Voice Services with Microsoft Teams
Gartner finds that a top priority for CIOs in 2021 is digital workplace technologies to support work from home. Not surprisingly, Microsoft Teams (Teams) usage has grown exponentially during the 2020 shift to remote work. Employees find Teams an essential tool for collaboration, chat, internal ...
MetTel, Microsoft, Microsoft Teams, Teams
Gartner finds that a top priority for CIOs in 2021 is digital workplace technologies to support work from home. Not surprisingly, Microsoft Teams (Teams) usage has grown exponentially during the 2020 shift to remote work. Employees find Teams an essential tool for collaboration, chat, internal calls, and virtual meetings. Teams is so popular that it’s Microsoft’s fastest-growing app in the company’s history, with more than 330,000 companies worldwide using it. But there’s still a significant feature that most companies would love to see at their users’ fingertips: the ability to make outbound calls to public switched telephone network (PSTN) lines. That’s why MetTel has launched Microsoft Teams External Voice.
PGi Partners Blog Article
How to Pick the Right Tools for Your Next Virtual Event
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Online Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/07/choosing-a-dedicated-tool-for-your-online-events/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Since the pandemic, more organizations are looking to virtual and hybrid solutions to replace large-scale, in-person events. Communicating virtually opens the doors for organizations to create corporate town halls, trade shows, shareholder meetings, time-sensitive training sessions and conferences. We want to make sure that whatever your goal may be, that your virtual event is professional and polished. From generating sales leads, converting leads to customers, or just staying connected with shareholders, we have the tools to make your webcast goals a reality. If you are operating with outdated teleconferencing software, these needs are probably going unmet. In today’s virtual environment, audiences expect the highest quality audio and video, as well as an issue-free and engaging experience. Are you ready to host a seamless virtual event? Then choosing the right technology is step one. But before you choose a dedicated tool for your online events, make sure you think about the following questions. Identify the Type of Virtual Event you are Hosting Choosing the right tools for your virtual event can only happen once you have thought through some other key details. The number of attendees you plan to reach, the overall purpose of your event as well as the content can all play a part in choosing the right webcasting platform. You might even need to go back to basics and truly understand the term “webcast” and what it means for your event. Simply defined, a webcast is an online event that streams audio, video, and often still images (such as slides) to audiences of any size anywhere in the globe. Serving many purposes, webcasts can bring audiences together virtually for: Companywide town halls Corporate communications and sales Marketing and public relations Onboarding and training Human resource and employee benefits communications Shareholder and investor meetings Disaster/crisis communications Know the Security Features You Must Have for Your Webcast No matter the kind of event you’re hosting, enterprise-grade security is a top priority to protect your organization’s network and any proprietary information potentially shared during the event. The information of your event attendees should also be a consideration, ensuring that their private data stays secure in the log in process. Here are some of the enterprise-grade security features required of webcasting tools: Gated audience access Login authentication Password protection Weigh Your Options Between a Fully Managed and Hosted Virtual Event There are three main service levels when it comes to webcast tools: self-service, self-service with live event assistance, and fully managed service. Not every event, even if the organizer is the same, will required the same level of service. For example, corporate trainings or department meetings will typically operate successfully without outside management, if the platform is easy to control and use. A hybrid service level is also an option, where solution providers offer training and are available to help as needed. This is a great option for several different types of events. When your event is large-scale, however, and needs to reach outside audiences (like sales leads or investors), an experienced production management team might be the right call to handle each element of your webcast. This type of fully managed and hosted services take care of all the behind-the-scenes technology and let you focus on the event content. This type of fully managed and hosted service can help put your mind at ease during a high-intensity webcast. For more information on how to choose a dedicated tool for your next webcast, contact us today. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Before you jump into virtual events planning, make sure you know the right questions to ask of your webcast platform! Here is a great roundup of questions to get you started: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
How to Pull Off an Investor Relations Event without a Hitch
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Investor Relations, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/... After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Recently, organizations have had to change up their idea of events and conferences, shifting everything from investor relations to industry conferences to online platforms and secure webcasts. This move means it’s time for organizations to reevaluate the way events like virtual earnings calls are promoted and executed. Even as in-person events and hybrid gatherings are starting to reappear, organizations should not overlook the many benefits of a virtual earnings call. From being able to share a message in new ways to on-demand call recordings available to all investors quickly and easily to more accessibility in general, virtual investor relations meetings are here to stay. The benefits sound amazing, but do you know how to pull off an investor relations event without a hitch? Let’s find out how to execute one securely, and successfully. Secure Webcasts Start with Secure Virtual Events Platforms Planning an investor meeting comes with a lot of proprietary information. When this information needs to be shared securely, investors need to feel comfortable with every part of a virtual event, from logging in to sharing and accessing documents. A platform like GlobalMeet is just the solution to provide a secure webcast anywhere. Offering operator-assisted capabilities to manage your virtual investor relations event, you have options to secure access for pre-registered individuals only. Another aspect of this secure platform is the ability to create gated access for those who need to view content after the event is over. Beyond recorded call options, you can have a written transcript created that can be searchable by keywords and more. Work in Advance for Smooth Event Execution Just like an in-person event needs to be engaging to audiences, a virtual earnings call also needs to be audience-minded. Utilizing options like audience polling, Q&A functions, or slide decks can be a good idea to get your message across in the best way possible. And make sure to have the best video and audio to accompany these pieces. Before a virtual event, it can be smart to gather company leadership together for a sound check of sorts. Going through all audio and video, assessing the lighting, camera positions, etc., help ensure a smoothly executed event. Even checking microphones and the sound quality is one step in the right direction to make sure everyone is ready to go. Have executives calling in from various locations? Check to make sure that each has the appropriate bandwidth to handle the call, and that they have a quiet space available, so no distractions get in the way. A backup plan (like a smartphone or a laptop) is recommended for the utmost preparation if any technical issues arise. If you are planning a Q&A session, make sure your team is prepared with sample questions or even real questions emailed from the participants ahead of time. If it’s feasible, this is a great option to settle nerves before an important virtual earnings call. Success is Measurable Almost as important as the event itself is what happens when the event ends. Gauging success helps you learn what worked and what didn’t, guiding the path for adjustments to make for next time. It’s important to discuss what metrics are going to be used to get a read on investor opinion and overall engagement. This can be accomplished through email surveys, or through the GlobalMeet Webcast platform which provides a wealth of reporting and analytics to help you measure the parts of your secure webcast that reached audiences the most. Are you ready to learn more about the fully managed, operator-assisted event opportunities for investor relations calls and more? Reach out and learn how we can help. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Virtual and hybrid events are for all types of conferences and calls, even investor relations meetings! Here’s how to make sure your next virtual earnings call goes off securely and without a hitch: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
Improving Audience Interactivity with Virtual Conferences and Events
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Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/06/building-connections-with-virtual-conferences/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialAfter you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Marketers, business owners, and sales managers, for a long time believed it was challenging to forge meaningful interactions through virtual conferences and events. But it’s no myth! Virtual events can be used to create valuable connections between participants, exhibitors, and speakers. With the pandemic came a forceful push for brands to count on virtual events and conferences to keep in touch with their market. Today’s webcast and webinar technology is changing interactivity amongst large crowds for the better, and it’s here to stay. In order to be successful, you first need the right tools. A platform to deliver the ultimate experience for your speakers, exhibitors, and attendees should be first on the list. Do you know the capabilities your virtual event technology systems need to have to deliver the interactive conference you desire? Let’s look at some key pieces. Let Attendees Mix and Mingle in a Networking Lounge There are many opportunities to mix and mingle at an in-person conference. From networking breakfasts and luncheons to after-hours events in the hotel bar, these pieces may seem difficult to replicate, but it can be done with a virtual event. Create this vibe in your virtual event with networking lounges where attendees are free to chat. You can also use breakout rooms after sessions to give attendees with similar hobbies and interests the opportunity to discuss specific content. Connect Speakers and Attendees Through Live Chat & Polls Make people across the world feel as if they are in the same room together using live chat. The chance to “upvote” questions brings the most popular queries to the top, giving speakers the change to address addressing attendees’ most pressing concerns — even if they can’t see the faces of their viewers at home. This kind of functionality goes a long way in recreating an in-person vibe. If your speaker needs immediate feedback, options like live polls helping them understand the crowd just like in a live setting. These tactics go a long way in increasing engagement between a virtual audience and speaker. Use Social Media to Participants Beyond the Event “Rooms” Your brand’s social media will also help move an event beyond the chat room. Tasks like creating event hashtags foster interaction between audience members on social channels. Keep in mind the purpose and focus of each social media platform and create activities tailored to each platform. A good example is asking attendees to use specific hashtags and tweet their biggest takeaways from various sessions or hosting a photo contest on Instagram. Foster environments where attendees can connect with one another as well as with event speakers. These tactics will help build and enforce relationships and networking connections even after the event is over. Deliver a More Personalized Experience with On-demand Content Make sure that with a virtual event, as you would plan an in-person one, your content is top notch. It should be customized to your brand and to your audience and should be informative. To give an even more personalized experience to attendees, try to offer specific on-demand content. Functionality like screensharing between the speaker and the audience can be valuable tools to create interactive demos and increase audience engagement as a whole. Use Post-Event Follow-ups to Keep the Event Going One huge benefit of virtual events and conferences is the quick follow-up process after an event is over. Gone are the days where you had to sift through business cards, send emails, and try to remember all of the details from days ago at an in-person event. With virtual events, attendee lists are digital and easy to access with just a click. Of course, drip email campaigns cannot and should not take the place of personalized notes to prospects deeper down the sales funnel. But the conversation can be easier to start with follow-up emails, asking questions about presentations or offering attendee-only specials and deals. Need help planning your next online event or virtual conference? Turn to GlobalMeet Webcast. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Creating meaningful connections through virtual events can be done -- trust us, it’s not a myth! Make sure you know how to build valuable interactions with these helpful tips: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
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Keeping Intellectual Property Safe in a Virtual World
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GlobalMeet, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/05/managing-intellectual-property-securely-in-a-virtual-world/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Your intellectual property sets you apart, no matter which industry you come from. As a CMO, you’re protecting all different types of intellectual property, not just company trademarks and brand names. Digital assets and even the content of webinars you use to promote your services or products also need protection. A CMO in the modern virtual world may host a webcast for a new product launch, which draws the public eye to all the content created around that product. Do you know how to keep yourself protected from the theft of intellectual property and other content assets? It’s key to think about two types of intellectual property: Advertising and branding material, including the content you create to promote your company Your proprietary company information that stays within your company, such as your manufacturing methods, chemical formulas, mailing list, and other unique company details that are not visible to outsiders. In a virtual world, how can you protect both types of information? Protecting Your Marketing Material, Intellectual Property, and Content Assets When you share intellectual property with the world, it gets harder to protect it. Content of a product launch webcast, for example, takes your intellectual property and shares it with interested parties. The first step is establishing that only authorized people can get into your virtual event and view your webcast. Webcast providers can work with you and your team to ensure enterprise-grade security is provided and login authentication can be established to ensure limited audience access. You also need to think about how your intellectual property, like webcast recordings, should also be stored securely on the web. Often times, users will need to provide the necessary credentials to access those recordings later on. Following a public webcast or company announcement, you’ll want to make sure you’re monitoring the web for any content theft. Google alerts and using social media monitor software can help you spot IP theft so you can take swift action. Protecting Proprietary Information within Your Organization Did you know that more than 90% of IP theft takes place within an organization? That means that It’s not necessarily your competitors trying to steal your intellectual property, but insiders such as vendors, employees, former employees, or even contractors. The legal department within your company can work with you to ensure that all employees and vendors or contractors have signed a non-disclosure agreement. While having an NDA won’t completely prevent against theft, it will help you make a legal case if theft occurs. To ensure that data is stored securely and compartmentalized so that only authorized users can view, download, or edit files, work with your IT department. Options like having a virtual data room can help you manage file permissions and revoke access at any time, whether you are working with remote employees, people outside your company, or in-house employees. Instruct employees to be cautious about screen sharing and close all files they won’t need during any virtual meeting presentation to prevent an error. It’s also a good idea to make sure your virtual meeting room is password protected for safety. Only authorized personnel should be able to have entrance access. Are you ready to learn more about hosting a secure webcast? Contact us to find out more about GlobalMeet Webcast. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Intellectual property is more than just a brand logo or trademark, it includes unique company data that needs to stay protected. Want to make sure your intellectual property stays safe and secure in the virtual world? Learn how: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
PGi Partners Blog Article
Key Tactics to Market a Virtual Event to Audiences Around the World
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Marketing, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/06/how-to-market-your-virtual-events-when-your-audience-is-global/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialAfter you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. While virtual events have been used for global audiences for years now, the pandemic brought into light just how useful these can be for all industries. A global audience, however, needs a global marketing strategy, creating demand from all over the world. A variety of tactics need to be utilized to succeed in reaching thousands of potential attendees. Here are a few key tactics to help you be successful and drive virtual event registrations. The First Question to Ask: Is Your Webcast Ready? Before you can start meeting the needs of a global audience, you first must make sure the online experience for them is top notch. Many companies enter the virtual events space unprepared with the right webcasting platform for a global audience. When you need high-quality streaming live or on-demand in the countries your audience resides in, a tool like GlobalMeet from PGi has all the capabilities you need. Make sure you have set yourself up for virtual event success! If your webcast is set up for global viewing, you next need to focus on the tactics that will generate interest and ultimately, registrations: Facebook and Google Ads Both Facebook (including Instagram) and Google offer massive reach and targeting abilities. Google controls 92% of the search engine market share worldwide, and Facebook has an whopping 2.8 million users (and counting). Ads on these platforms have the ability to intricately target users, which means a greater likelihood they can reach your particular audience. These platforms also allow advertisers to utilize several ad formats. Testimonials from past attendees, one-minute webcast teaser videos, and a snapshot of the event agenda will help draw in the eyes of potential attendees. Give Your Guest Speakers the Promotion They Deserve If you’ve spent time choosing the right guest speakers for your event, don’t forget about their built-in audience of dedicated followers! This can be a huge advantage in promoting your event! Promote not only on your own channels, but also provide content for guest speakers to promote on their own channels as well. This can be done through a social media post, an email marketing newsletter, or an original blog post, and the exposure will help drive potential attendees to your virtual event. Account-Based Marketing Another great way to stir up attendees is to utilize existing client lists. Reaching out to let them know about your upcoming virtual event is a great way to bypass the time it takes to reach a cold audience. Since a relationship with the individual or company has already been created and built up over time, you can jump right in and tell them all about what to expect from the virtual event. A nice incentive would be to include event discounts, early event access experiences, or even exclusive content. If you have these key tactics under your belt, then you’re ready to host a global virtual event. Don’t forget you need a valued webcasting tool by your side, though! Trust GlobalMeet by PGi to stream your content to the world seamlessly and get the job done. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Make sure your virtual event marketing strategy is up to the challenge of a worldwide audience! Here are some key tactics to keep in mind: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
Keys to Creating a Successful Virtual Event
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Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/07/how-to-host-successful-virtual-events/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Even as in-person events have begun again, it’s clear that virtual and hybrid events are here to stay. Virtual events are in high demand, saving time and money for both hosts and attendees, as well as offering flexibility of on-demand content. But to host a successful virtual event, you must first have the right webcasting technology. When looking for a virtual events platform, make sure it provides: Ease-of-use on all devices The ability to record your webcast for on-demand viewing later Stellar audio-video quality Professional service and support in real-time If these pieces are in place, then make sure the next steps we outlined are part of your planning process: Content is Key A successful webcast starts with careful preparation, with time spent creating captivating content and lining up the best speakers for your intended audience. A great way to begin this process is by observing which content has performed well in the past, like blog posts, infographics, and white papers, and then create a message for your webcast using these themes. Success Starts with Promotion After your event speaker line up has been created and your agenda set, comes the all-important promotional piece. A few weeks prior to the event, it is a good idea to start an email campaign. After the initial email launch, plan two or three follow-up correspondences with potential audience members. Also plan to send reminder emails to those who have registered early. These emails can offer interesting and useful content, teasers, and details as the event draws closer. Make sure to highlight to attendees that they can log in from anywhere -- from a desktop or laptop computer or a mobile device. You want to make sure the event software is easy to use and mobile friendly, for both the presenters and attendees. Testing, Testing 1… 2… 3! Even the most careful event preparation can have holes. The best way to check for these is to hold a dry run of your event. This dress rehearsal should test everything from your technology to your lighting, down to the acoustics in the room. This is an important, and sometimes overlooked, step that can take your virtual event to the next level! With GlobalMeet Webcast, you will find a platform offering self-service options with live event assistance or fully managed services where professionals produce your event for you. Before your next webcast or virtual event, make sure to request a personalized demo of the GlobalMeet platform! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Have you ever done a test run before hosting a virtual event? If not, check out our tips to create a virtual event that will keep your audience talking long after the event. Find our keys to success here: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
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Making Hybrid Events Work for your Business
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Sales, Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/09/hybrid-events-and-how-they-work-best-for-business/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Hybrid events might feel new, but they are actually just an event incorporating in-person attributes and combining them with virtual elements. They typically have a webcast, just like any other virtual event would have, but might include in-person speakers or even in-person attendees. Whether an audience member is attending from the comfort of their own home or from a conference hall, businesses must make sure that all participants have an engaging experience with opportunities for feedback, follow up and presentation material. It is also important that businesses make a plan for how they will measure hybrid event success, from capturing information and data, determining the best ROI, and tracking results. Hybrid Events Perks Even though larger, in-person events are starting to reappear, hybrid events are attractive to businesses as they combine the best of physical and virtual events. There are many perks that come with hosting a hybrid event, especially if you embrace the excitement and buzz of in-person events and generate that in a virtual world. Here are a few of the benefits of hybrid events: Convenience The ability to offer webcast content on-demand after the event Reduced costs for event hosts who may be able to hold events in a smaller space Ways to track online attendance and capture leads Cost and time savings for attendees who don’t have to travel Hybrid Events can Extend to Bigger Audiences Unlike an in-person event, hybrid events allow for attendees, speakers and even sponsors that may not have been available to you in just the physical events space. With the elimination of geographic boundaries, hybrid events can reach much bigger and more widespread participants. With these global audiences comes more high-profile sponsors who are attracted to both the virtual and in-person audiences found in hybrid events. Remember Both Types of Audiences For truly engaging hybrid events, businesses need to think about both types of audiences present. From in-person attendees to virtual ones, make sure to plan interactions for all participants to really feel connected. Plan to address questions online as well as just live. Features like polls, Q&As and others can help remote attendees feel part of the experience. Make Sure to Measure Hybrid events are all about the ease of the platform used to host. The right platform can help gather data and track analytics easily, even when adding in metrics from in-person attendees. It can be more difficult to track conversions with these physical audiences since their response time is usually slower and completed much later after an event has ended. But it’s still important to measure both live and virtual components to truly understand an events’ ROI. So, are you ready to host your own hybrid event? Learn how we can help! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Not sure about hosting a hybrid event? These benefits will have you racing to plan for both in-person and virtual audiences: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
Making the Most of Hybrid Events Metrics
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Hybrid Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/08/hybrid-events-how-to-gather-data-and-evaluate-analytics/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Meeting in the middle of live, in-person events and webcasts and virtual events is the hybrid event. Recently, this type of event has seen tremendous growth in popularity, helping businesses stay connected during a period where travel has been difficult. Hybrid events offer great ROI and can be used for several formats, from town halls, employee training to lead generation events. But just like any event, success must be measured and gauged along the way. With the right software, this process of capturing virtual events and webcast data can be easy. Data from an in-person event, however, is a bit trickier. And turning that data into actionable insights is a new challenge for businesses. Setting Goals is Step One While you might be ready to jump into data collection, the first step should really be setting goals. This process helps you later determine what you need to be measuring. If your hybrid event focuses on consumers or B2B audiences, here are a few areas you will want to measure: Conversions to sales Live attendance Revenue In-person attendance Lead generation If you plan on holding an internal event, then the top priority metrics should be around engagements and attendance. Virtual platforms make engagement metrics easy to obtain, with great options like Q&As, comment sections and audience polling. In-person participation can be harder to measure. There are manual ways to keep track (like counting who speaks up or asks a question during a presentation), but tactics like surveys tend to be a better way to gauge reactions after an event is complete. Weigh Live Metrics against Hybrid Ones When looking at both virtual and live components of an event, metrics like lead generation, sales, engagement, and revenue should be examined between each category. Lead generation can be measured by how many people gave a phone number for contacting later, or the number of people who opted into a mailing list. You can even track website visits to monitor this metric. A smart idea is to employ two different coupon codes; one given out to those who attended in-person and a different one to online audiences. This tactic can help you easily gather your sales figures. One of the great benefits of a hybrid event is the ease to which you can offer on-demand content. If you’re going this route, tracking who has re-watched your presentation is another way to garner engagement and event success overall. You can even track sales from the replay, a tremendous opportunity provided by virtual and hybrid event technology. Methods to Measurement While this might sound like a complicate4ed process, the right software, tools, and methods for measuring analytics can make all the difference. There is software that can automatically generate detailed reports based on both live and virtual audiences of your hybrid event. We are ready to help you with the solutions available through the GlobalMeet Webcast platform. You’ll find a fully hosted, turnkey solution for lead generation events, internal events, webcast, town hall meetings, and more. Reach out today! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Are you making the most out of your hybrid events metrics? We share how to track ROI no matter where your audience participates from! Learn more:[link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
Making the Switch from a Large Physical Event to a Virtual One
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Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/05/how-to-take-a-large-physical-event-and-switch-it-to-virtual/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialAfter you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. If you’re just switching on some webcams and computer mics and hoping for the best when you’re transforming a real-world, physical event into a virtual webcast, you might want to think again. Now, it takes more than just having industry connections to host a physical event. The best promoters are those with networks with the webcast and communications companies who have the experience, knowledge, and technology to handle both the present and future of online events. So, what keys are needed to successfully convert a large physical or hybrid event into a virtual webcast and keep audiences engaged at the same time? Compelling Content is a Must Just like in-person events, virtual events must also be filled with compelling content to have success. It’s important to have options when it comes to recording some of the content, plan for live segments, and keep it all interactive with polling and audience Q&As. To make it easier to work around speaker schedules (and ensure high-quality content without big, time-consuming technical issues), think about creating pre-recorded elements. And remember, content creation doesn’t only revolve around the programming on the day of your event. A virtual event portal that allows guests to access recordings after the event, check out previews of the program, and even engage with each other before, during, and after the event will help increase engagement and build excitement. Interactive Events Have More Engagement Bringing your large-scale, in-person events to the virtual world takes interactivity. Make sure the platform you choose has multiple options for your audience to communicate not just with presenters, but with each other as well. Options like audience polling, chat rooms, Q&As, and live-streamed content all create engagement for audience members and bring your event to life. You can even think about having some audience members on-screen with you to keep others on their toes; audience members will understand they might be called on next to share their perspectives. Get the Support You Need Don’t expect to run a seamless, large-scale webcast singlehandedly, however. Just as you don’t organize a 50,000-person live event on your own, make sure you look for a company with vast experience producing online events and the staff to create an operator-assisted webcast. Your marketing and events team should then be free to focus on the content while your virtual event software provider makes sure an event of the highest audio and video quality, with pre-event training and live support throughout the event occurs. Looking ahead to the future of virtual events, we understand the technology and infrastructure are available today to produce events of 50,000 or more people that are as effective and engaging as any large physical event can be. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Are you ready to make the change from large, physical events, but are not quite sure how to do it? Read our tips to ensure your next virtual event is successful: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
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Case Study, Masergy, Ucaas
Masergy Presentation
Masergy UCaaS Integration with Microsoft Teams Deck
Cisco, Deck, Masergy, Ucaas, WebEx
Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Metro Wave Services
Cloud Compute, Cloud Connectivity, cloud on-ramp, cloud services, Cloud Strategy, colocation, Compliance, connectivity, Cross-connect, Data Center, data migration, Disaster Recovery, edge data center, Federal-grade, Global Ecosystem, green data center, green power pass, hyperscale data center, Ip Transit, Metro Wave, Network Connectivity, Peering, redundancy, Remote Hands, Renewable Energy, Security, smart hands, sustainability, underground data center, Uptime, Wavelengths
CallTower Brochure
Microsoft Teams Contact Center Guide
Calltower, Contact Center, Direct Routing, Guide, Microsoft Teams, Teams
MetTel Data Sheet
Microsoft Teams External Voice
Microsoft Teams is a great solution for collaboration and intra-company voice communications but falls short of satisfying a company’s voice needs. Since employees can’t use standalone Teams to make outbound calls, companies are forced to supplement Teams with additional voice plans or with ...
MetTel, Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is a great solution for collaboration and intra-company voice communications but falls short of satisfying a company’s voice needs. Since employees can’t use standalone Teams to make outbound calls, companies are forced to supplement Teams with additional voice plans or with expensive flat-rate packages that you may not need. MetTel’s Microsoft Teams External Voice provides a unified solution to enable external calling from the Microsoft Teams application.
Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Mumbai Data Center
Apac, Cloud Compute, Cloud Connectivity, cloud on-ramp, cloud services, Cloud Strategy, colocation, Compliance, connectivity, Cross-connect, Data Center, data migration, Disaster Recovery, edge data center, Federal-grade, Global Ecosystem, green data center, green power pass, hyperscale data center, India, Ip Transit, Metro Wave, Network Connectivity, Peering, redundancy, Remote Hands, Renewable Energy, Security, smart hands, sustainability, underground data center, Uptime, Wavelengths
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Network Storage
Cloud, Edge, Edge Solutions, Network Storage, Storage
Masergy Presentation
Pitch Deck - Masergy AIOps Feature Overview for SEs
Ai, aiops, Masergy
Masergy Presentation
Pitch Deck - Masergy SASE Solutions Overview
Masergy, Pitch, Presentation, SASE
Masergy Press Release
Press Release - Masergy Wins Two 2021 Visionary Spotlight Awards
Awards, Masergy, Visionary
Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Private Network Transport
Cloud Compute, Cloud Connectivity, cloud on-ramp, cloud services, Cloud Strategy, colocation, Compliance, connectivity, Cross-connect, Data Center, data migration, Disaster Recovery, edge data center, Federal-grade, Global Ecosystem, green data center, green power pass, hyperscale data center, Ip Transit, Metro Wave, Network Connectivity, Peering, redundancy, Remote Hands, Renewable Energy, Security, smart hands, sustainability, underground data center, Uptime, Wavelengths
Masergy Product Literature
Product Sheet - Masergy Managed CASB
Bitglass, CASB, Masergy, Product Sheet
Masergy Product Literature
Product Sheet - Masergy Performance Edge for Managed SD-WAN
managed, Masergy, Performance, Performance Edge, SD-WAN
Iron Mountain Data Centers Data Sheet
Pune Data Center
Apac, Cloud Compute, Cloud Connectivity, cloud on-ramp, cloud services, Cloud Strategy, colocation, Compliance, connectivity, Cross-connect, Data Center, data migration, Disaster Recovery, edge data center, Federal-grade, Global Ecosystem, green data center, green power pass, hyperscale data center, India, Ip Transit, Metro Wave, Network Connectivity, Peering, redundancy, Remote Hands, Renewable Energy, Security, smart hands, sustainability, underground data center, Uptime, Wavelengths
Frontier Communications SPIFF
Race 2 Paradise Raffle: CABO!
frontier
PGi Partners Blog Article
Raising the Bar of Virtual Events in 2021
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GlobalMeet, Virtual Events, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/the-raised-stakes-for-virtual-events/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. As of March 2021, the U.S. has seen approximately 19.21% of the population be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For the events and meetings industry in 2021, this means that although many would-be attendees miss the professional engagement and community at in-person events, large on-site gatherings will likely remain few until the world reaches higher COVID-19 vaccination and lower infection rates. Despite “virtual event fatigue,” the increased move toward virtual events in 2020 has proven to be a viable alternative. EXHIBITOR Insight Report shared that approximately 66% of exhibit managers surveyed predict more virtual/hybrid events as a long-term trade show industry adjustment resulting from COVID-19. Now into 2021, event and meetings planners need to figure out how to cope with the changing role of virtual events, especially when the near-term possibility of exclusively on-site events without some sort of virtual option is unlikely. Travis Stanton, Editor of EXHIBITOR Magazine, recently interviewed PGi’s Senior Vice President of Webcast and Virtual Events for North America, Andrew Denlow, to get his insights. Here is one thought-provoking view Denlow shared: “The nice thing about a virtual event is through polling, Q&A and other engagement methods, you can really tell if somebody is engaged, and you’ll get better engagement metrics.” For event success, smart audience engagement is critical. If you missed participating in this virtual event live, engage with the on-demand recording. As you watch, prepare for more successful event outcomes to take you through the rest of this year and beyond. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) With virtual and hybrid events here to stay, make sure you are prepared. Learn more about the changing role of event and meeting planners in 2021: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Ransomware Assessment
PGi Partners Blog Article
Ready to Engage: Effective Distance Learning for Your Business
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Distance Learning, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/09/unlock-the-next-level-of-virtual-education-for-your-enterprise/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Through the pandemic, virtual training became a must for organizations, offering a cost-effective, engaging, and easy way to access a remote workforce. Virtual training is not just for your remote workers, however. Many organizations use this technology to also train employees right in their traditional office setting, allowing conference rooms to be freed up and employees to train at their own pace and on their own time. Accomplishing virtual training successfully takes some coordination. The first step is securing the right webcast technology to make distance learning effective for your corporation. We share the characteristics to look for when choosing a platform to keep your employees engaged and learning in virtual training. Engagement Comes from Interaction In any learning environment, true understanding comes when a student is engaged. In a virtual learning setting, this can happen when students have opportunities to ask questions throughout a presentation. Interactive opportunities lead to some of the best engagement, so choosing a webcasting platform with features like audience chat, Q&A, or polling, can help keep your class involved. GlobalMeet Webcast offers all these features and more, allowing your employees to train with success! Another great feature of any presentation is the ability to record sessions and create on-demand content for viewing later. This gives employees the option to catch up if they missed a session or simply if they want to review materials for better understanding and learning. Take a Question from the Class Want to determine if your students are really getting the gist of your presentation? An easy way to monitor engagement and learning is by relying on questions and chat functions within a virtual training session. Since you can’t see students face-to-face, these features, as well as online testing and certifications, allow you to truly gauge the engagement levels of all attendees. Using these measuring functions from GlobalMeet Webcast also allows you to create reports to analyze how each presentation is being absorbed and how to improve sessions along the way. Ensure Private Content Stays Safe With any virtual training, you want to make sure that your content, like company intellectual property, trade secrets, or any proprietary information in general is secure. GlobalMeet’s enterprise-level security offers login authentication, limited audience access, and password protection to keep your webcast for authorized users only. Virtual Training Options: Fully Managed or Self-Serve When you use GlobalMeet Webcast, you are provided with a team of experts to help you take your virtual training to the next level. Whether you opt for our fully managed webcast services, or a more do-it-yourself approach, the GlobalMeet Webcast team is here to help you manage your event. Before you begin your next corporate distance learning session, find out how GlobalMeet Webcast can help. Contact us today! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Distance learning is for remote employees as well as those within your traditional office walls. Create content to engage both audiences with the GlobalMeet Webcast platform. Reach out today to learn more: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
PGi Partners Blog Article
Recognizing the Importance of Analytics for Online Events and How to Understand Them
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Analytics, GlobalMeet, Webcast
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/the-importance-of-analytics-for-online-events-and-how-to-understand-them/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. If you don’t have a wide variety of webcast analytics at your fingertips, measuring how successful your online event was will be extremely difficult. You could get stuck in a webinar loop, wondering if your efforts are performing. Webcast and virtual event analytics drive the actions of your marketing and sales strategies. Your teams need this data to make sound, strategic decisions and improve their overall performance. We’ll show you which online event data points you need to track and how to understand them. Event Registration Numbers First, take a look at the total amount of attendees registered for your event. Next, compare this to the number of event leads you had. Is this comparison telling you anything? Event registration numbers tell you how successful the marketing team efforts were. Additionally, at the end of the event, they can compare this total to the number of attendees converted into paying customers for a comprehensive understanding of their strategy results. Remember to also look at the number of returning event participants! Repeat attendees show your team that they’re building strong connections with these leads. Average Participation Time Attendees can exit the webcast at any time during a virtual event. Organizations must track their event’s average participation time to determine how well they’re keeping the attention of and engaging their audience. If you see a significant attendee drop-off at a certain point in your event, review the webcast content to see what the problem could be. If you see a trend happening in your virtual events, the event length could also be the problem! Post-Event Survey Responses Post-event surveys offer both qualitative and quantitative data for your teams to review. Remember that the number of responses you receive is also a data point in itself. If you receive a survey response from 85% of attendees, for example, this shows you created a lasting impact on the participants and that you retained their interest. If you receive responses from only 5% of your audience, however, something probably went poorly during your event. Event Marketing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) It’s vital to also evaluate how well your event marketing strategy performed. Compare these analytics with the number of event registrations to see if there’s a big correlation. Common event marketing metrics include: Web traffic – Review how much overall traffic your search, social media, email marketing, and other advertising efforts brought to your event’s registration landing page. Social media mentions – How many times did attendees, leads, or other accounts mention your event online? Email marketing engagement – Measure KPIs such as email open rate, click-through rate, and conversion rate to determine the success of your event’s email marketing efforts. Social media engagement – Did your target audience engage with your event marketing content? How often? In what ways? Qualified Lead Generation Of course, you have to measure your sales results. Throughout each event, be sure to review: How many qualified leads were generated from the event? How many existing clients attended the event? Did they increase their products/services as a result? How many sales were closed as a result of the event? How many existing leads attended the event? Streamline Your Online Event Analytics Instead of manually tracking these analytics, rely on GlobalMeet Webcast do it for you. With robust reporting functions and analytics dashboard, you’ll have all the data you need for future event success. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Not quite sure what to do with your virtual events analytics? We can show you how to turn your metrics into marketing and sales leads: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
Frontier Communications Product Literature
Save Big and Go Gig: Frontier
frontier
MetTel Data Sheet
SD-WAN Home Office
Make the most out of the secure, seamless and reliable SD-WAN network you are currently using in your organization. Optimize your power users’ and executives’ remote work experience by extending your existing SD-WAN network to their home offices. MetTel’s SD-WAN Home Office product sits in ...
MetTel, SD-WAN, Vpn
Make the most out of the secure, seamless and reliable SD-WAN network you are currently using in your organization. Optimize your power users’ and executives’ remote work experience by extending your existing SD-WAN network to their home offices. MetTel’s SD-WAN Home Office product sits in your employees’ homes behind a cable modem or between their modem and router to prioritizes business-related traffic for their corporate devices. This solution also offers an always-on connection to internal applications and files, without the extra step of establishing VPN connection on a daily basis.
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
SD-WAN w/ VMware
Adaptive Networking, Lumen, SD-WAN
RCN Business White Paper
Software-Defined-WAN
New approach to network management improves performance and agility.
SD-WAN
New approach to network management improves performance and agility.
Iron Mountain Data Centers SPIFF
SPIFF: Hot Properties Designed to Sell!
Cloud Connectivity, cloud on-ramp, colocation, Compliance, Cross-connect, Data Center, data migration, Disaster Recovery, edge data center, Federal-grade, Global Ecosystem, green data center, green power pass, hyperscale data center, Ip Transit, Metro Wave, Network Connectivity, Peering, redundancy, Remote Hands, Renewable Energy, Security, smart hands, sustainability, underground data center, Uptime, Wavelengths
Iron Mountain Data Centers Video
Starting the Colocation Conversation
Cloud Compute, Cloud Connectivity, cloud on-ramp, cloud services, Cloud Strategy, colocation, Compliance, connectivity, Cross-connect, Data Center, data migration, Disaster Recovery, edge data center, Federal-grade, Global Ecosystem, green data center, green power pass, hyperscale data center, Ip Transit, Metro Wave, Network Connectivity, Peering, redundancy, Remote Hands, Renewable Energy, Security, smart hands, sustainability, underground data center, Uptime, Wavelengths
PGi Partners Blog Article
Steps for Successful Virtual & Hybrid Events
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Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:  https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/07/best-practices-for-hybrid-events-and-virtual-events/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Although in person events are returning, there is still a great need for hybrid events, where some attendees tune in virtually as others gather in-person. Planning a hybrid event comes with its own set of unique challenges, however. To ensure that all attendees stay engaged and have an educational experience, event organizers must make sure special opportunities for each audience. There are ways for both audiences to interact and connect despite geographical boundaries. No matter how your audience chooses to connect, make sure you have these best practices in mind to create a truly transformative event. Find Success with Proper Content Prep A successful webcast is only as good as the content provided (and the webcasting platform to get it there). Proper preparation means giving your team enough time to create inspiring and thought-provoking content that will stick with attendees. Utilizing multimedia features like Q&A, video, and audience polling are great ways to keep your event going. Plan Your Time Wisely Generally, a webcast should run between 30 and 45 minutes, but make sure to break your content up into shorter segments to keep audiences focused. Speakers should be told early on to create short presentations. Telling them in advance lets them have time to share their message succinctly. Another great idea is to schedule breaks in between each content segments to allow remote audiences the chance to get up and stretch, use the restroom, or connect with other attendees virtually. In-person attendees will also need those breaks built in. Hold a Practice Athletic teams wouldn’t play a game without first having a few practices. Take the same approach to your next virtual event. Create time in your schedule for a run-through of the entire event start to finish. This doesn’t have to take long, but make sure it is a thorough process that includes testing the room lighting and sound, and especially how all of the technology is working. This is a good time to check on bandwidth limitations and make sure they are addressed before attendees arrive or log in. Utilize the full-service operator-assisted events service from GlobalMeet Webcast to help ensure your event runs smoothly. Don’t Leave Remote Attendees Hanging When planning a hybrid event, it can be easy to focus only on the audience who will be attending in-person. But don’t forget about your online audience! Virtual audience engagement success can occur with the right tactics and technology. One tactic is to turn the camera on your remote audience and get their perspective. Try to think beyond the conference hall, getting both in-person and remote attendees to get up and dance (when appropriate) and then share these interactions, live or remote, with all audiences. At the end of the day, the important thing is to plan for some unexpected moments to keep remote attendees focus and interested in the event. All these tactics can be achieved with the right webcasting tool. Look for a platform that offers multiple features for audience engagement. Pursue Your Audience Just because an event is over doesn’t mean the powerful connections and emotions creating are put aside. Create momentum after an event through follow-up emails, using surveys and evaluations to generate feedback to use for your next event. If you’re ready to create a show-stopping webcast, let us help you with our full-service webcast solutions. Contact us today! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) From the couch to the conference hall, make sure your audience is engaged no matter where they tune in from! Follow our best practices to ensure your next virtual or hybrid event is a success: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
Successful Webcasts Rely on Audio Quality — Here’s How to Get It
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Audio Conferencing, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Poor audio quality is the fastest way to dampen your online meeting or webcast. Your brand relies on a professional performance, whether you’re hosting a webcast for a sales presentation for prospects or lead generation. Your team can be halted in their work and frustrations abound when poor audio quality occurs. Even worse, it can cause disgruntled feelings and diminished morale if employees speak over each other just because they can’t clearly understand one another. And no one wants to stay extra for a meeting when attendees have to keep repeating themselves. Avoiding these headaches might be easier than you think. PGiConnect integrates with Microsoft Teams to address your most basic meeting issues. Any Phone Can Connect Attendees to Your Meeting or Webcast Trying to log into a webcast or meeting via the internet without the appropriate bandwidth? Definitely a situation that leads to chopped up audio or even dropped calls. As the pandemic draws to a close, 16% of companies globally are still fully remote and 62% of employees aged 22 to 65 say they work remotely at least occasionally. That means workers and webcast attendees may be connecting to your meeting from a household with shared bandwidth, experiencing connectivity issues along the way. There are options, however. Many of these people don’t need video for your meeting — they could dial in through a mobile phone or even a landline and still participate. PGiConnect allows easy call-in capabilities from any desktop or mobile phone, with secure local, toll-free and international access numbers. Scale Your Audio Service with Your Business With the unique “pay-as-you-go” model that PGiConnect offers, you’re not stuck with monthly fees or paying for connectivity you don’t need. Current service can be kept from any provider, you can connect your meeting audio with Microsoft Meet through PGiConnect, and you only have to pay for the minutes you use each month. Enjoy 99.9% Uptime with PGiConnect PGiConnect knows how important it is to keep your meetings and webcasts running without pause. That’s why we promise 99.9% uptime through our service level agreement (SLA). You can also reach a live operator 24/7 for in-call support if you need assistance. Regardless of any challenges with your platform, broadband internet connection, or local network, PGiConnect audio integration means your meetings can continue without a hitch for enhanced productivity. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Audio quality can make or break your webcast. Make sure you know how to achieve the best sound with our tips. Read more: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
Switch to Virtual Events for These 5 Time-Saving Advantages
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Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/07/five-time-saving-benefits-of-virtual-events/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Do you recall your schedule for the last in-person event or conference you attended? It is very likely you spent your days rushing around trying to locate a certain session at a designated time, missing out on opportunities to really enjoy the event experiences so carefully planned for you. This scenario is an all too familiar one and can be a lot to handle! With virtual events and conferences, attendees and businesses have time-saving benefits, allowing them to enjoy the event experience. Here are 5 time-savers: 1. Travel Time is Saved While traveling all over the world to attend an in-person can seem fun, for many, this travel time puts a damper on the potential of the event experience as a whole. A switch to virtual events means skipping the stress of travel altogether. 2. On-Demand Sessions Mean Never Missing Out At in-person events, you might have two great sessions planned at the same time. How do you choose? This common pain point is solved with virtual events. Online events capture all session content, letting attendees never miss a session. And it gives them the opportunity to watch an engaging keynote over and over. 3. Leave the Hassle of Notetaking Behind Spending your conference lectures furiously taking notes? Leave those note-taking hand cramps behind with online events and conferences. Now, you won’t have to miss a second of content because virtual events provide immediate transcriptions. After the event is over, attendees simply access on-demand content and can leave their pens at their desk. 4. Lead Response Times Post-Event Move Quicker When an in-person trade show or conference is finished, vendors would be left manually capturing lead details. Entering this information into their CRM would lead to dragged out response times, leaving leads forgetting about the vendor by the time they received an email. This pain point is solved in the virtual events world. Attendees can connect with sponsors and vendors seamlessly in the online environment. This can lead to an instant transfer of data into a sponsor or vendor’s CRM system and a faster turnaround for follow-up emails. 5. Content Delivery is On-Demand There is always a team or individuals who are tasked with capturing, editing, and distributing promotional content on social media once an in-person event is completed. But this type of content is always available immediately on-demand. With virtual events, the content is almost immediately made available; primed for social media and email marketing delivery. This is a huge time-saving benefit that allows your team to work and focus on larger-scale tasks related to the event. Make the Move to Virtual Events None of these time-saving plusses are possible without the right virtual event solution. GlobalMeet from PGi has every feature and tool needed to run a time-saving online event. These looks let you accomplish your objectives and positions your brand as a leading authority in the industry. Find More! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Ever felt stressed out by the intensity of an in-person event? Leave the hassle of travel, session schedules and lead response time behind! Learn how virtual events bring benefits: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect
PGi Partners Blog Article
Take Your Online Events to the Next Level with These 5 Tips
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GlobalMeet, Online Events, Webcast
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/five-tips-to-take-your-online-events-to-the-next-level/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Does it seem like everyone hosts the same online event these days? Topics are repeated over and over by a different brand or industry authority figure, without hardly any change. Don’t fall into the trap of boring webcasts and online events — put our five tips in practice! 1. Liven Up Your Event Topics When it comes to webinars, webcasts, online events, and more, everyone always discusses best practices or “Top of Funnel” topics like the industry basics. Grab audience attention and captivate them by choosing more in-depth topics or using your online event to demonstrate an intricate skill or process. This can set your brand apart from the competition and help refine your target audience at the same time. 2. Partner with High-Profile Brands and Guest Speakers Partnerships with influential industry speakers or brands will produce an active increase to your online event’s reach, plus it can capture the attention of a larger audience market. This tactic can also improve your reputation and brand authority within the industry. Bringing in high-profile brands and influencers is sure to be a hit with audiences. Plus, you can rely on partner promotions to effectively increase your event’s reach, too! 3. Create Highly Visual Event Content Listening to a speaker drone on and on about a boring topic is not enjoyable for anyone. Instead, make your virtual event the one for the books by leveraging engaging graphics, video, and other media. And making your online event available on-demand ensures audiences will be able to return to the content at their leisure. 4. Let Audiences Interact with the Webcast Think back to the last virtual event you attended. Did you glaze over at the screen the whole time from boredom? And did you really get anything out of the experience? Sustain audience engagement by letting them interact with your webcast. Webcast platforms like GlobalMeet Webcast offer interactive features such as: Q&A Chat boxes Polling Encouraging viewers to use these features holds their attention longer. 5. Develop & Share Exclusive Attendee Content To really take your virtual event to the next level, you need to develop a community of returning participants who will show up for new events. This can be done by creating exclusive content only available to event attendees. This exclusivity makes your audiences feel welcome and part of a group, rather than feeling like one-time viewers. Additionally, this action continues to position your business as an authority and helps convert viewers into customers. Utilize these tips for your next online event and watch the results come in! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Does it seem like all online events are the same? Make yours stand out with our 5 tips and take your online event to the next level: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
RCN Business White Paper
Unified Communications and Collaboration
Facilitating Teamwork in a Remote World. Leverage the power of the cloud to keep team members connected and engaged.
Ucaas
Facilitating Teamwork in a Remote World. Leverage the power of the cloud to keep team members connected and engaged.
CallTower Brochure
Upselling via Solution Selling_eBook
Calltower, Cloud, Communication, Ucaas
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Web Application Firewall
Firewall, Security
Lumen Technologies Data Sheet
Welcome to Lumen
PGi Partners Blog Article
What You Need to Know Before Your Next High-Profile Product Launch
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Virtual Events, Webcast, Webinar
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/05/a-quick-guide-to-high-profile-product-launches-for-global-and-dispersed-virtual-audiences/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialAfter you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Not too long ago, product launches used to be a big, in-person event. When Apple announced the iPhone, or giants like Salesforce hosted massive tech conferences, or even when Nike created pop-up stores for new shoe lines, physical events were just the way you launched a product. Brands used to spare no cost for these events, as well. Today, however, between the global pandemic to technology access, product launches have redirected to account for a virtual and global audience. Here is what you need to know if your team is on track to launch a brand-new product virtually: Make Sure to Have a Trusted Webcast Platform Providing a seamless launch experience for both your internal teams and global audience is always the goal of any event. In the virtual world, this all starts and ends by leveraging a webcasting platform you can rely on to: Leverage Operator Assisted services to guarantee a great connection and troubleshooting options Provide a fail-safe connection throughout the virtual event Offer secure features such as password protection and login authentication You would hate for your presentation to be stalled by a technology issue or lose the connection right as you’re leading up to the big product reveal. Make sure to start your product launch strategy by finding the right webcasting tools for your team. Utilize Highly Visual Content When customers cannot feel or see feel your product in person, you need to do your best to replicate the experience for them virtually. Highly visual content comes into play in this scenario. Media like interactive presentations, product videos, and graphics create a feel for the product in that consumers can engage with while still sitting on their couch at home. You can also use these visual content pieces to promote your product online. This way everyone wins! Create Interactive Moments Brand supports are looking for ways to interact with your product launch. Webcasting tools, fortunately, offer a large assortment of engaging options like: Q&A features Chat boxes Polling Breakout rooms for individual discussions and activities Does your product launch audience consist of influencers, journalists, and other notable individuals? Then send them a free trial or a sample after the launch, allowing them to take their virtual experience with the product out into the real world! Remember to Ask for Feedback The most vital part of a virtual product launch happens after your online event is completed. Post-event surveys can help your team learn what customers thought of your presentation, your product, and the overall experience. This feedback should guide future product launches and company decisions. If you’re ready to launch your newest product or service via webcast, we are here to help![link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Product launches have pivoted to accommodate a virtual audience worldwide. Check out our quick guide to make sure your next high-profile product launch is successful: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet
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