Splash makes hosting online events easy. But that doesn't mean that virtual events don't require the same rigor and attention to detail that live events do. Sometimes they require more - which is why we provide different solutions to meet your IRL to URL needs.
This article walks through our top recommendations for hosting a webinar on Splash.
Create a branded experience using the Virtual Event Page touchpoint
This end-to-end solution will provide your guests with a seamless registration experience while maintaining your company's personal touch when it comes event time.
The Virtual Event Page touchpoint allows you to customize every guest touchpoint and execute the entire event experience directly through Splash. Each guest receives their own unique check-in link which ensures a safe event space with the right guests.
If you're looking to uphold brand integrity, capture valuable check-in data, and provide the ultimate guest experience, the Virtual Event Page touchpoint is your solution. Check out our guide to learn more.
Connect with virtual-friendly platforms using one of our native integrations
Integrating with a video conferencing tool allows for an automatic creation of a webinar link. Along with a central hosting location, integrations allow for pre and post registration statuses to be updated directly in Splash.
Below are our recommended integrations for hosting a webinar on Splash:
When an event is created in Splash, a webinar event is automatically created in BlueJeans. Once a guests RSVPs, their registration information is automatically synced to BlueJeans and a confirmation email is triggered from BlueJeans with the webinar URL.
When a guest joins the webinar, they're automatically marked as checked in within the Splash guest list.
With the Zoom Webinars integration, a webinar is automatically created whenever a new Splash event is created. All event details entered into Splash will populate in the Zoom webinar settings.
Splash registration information will sync to the Zoom webinar registrant list prior to the event, and all check-in data will sync back to the Splash guest list after guests attend the webinar.
As with the BlueJeans and Zoom Webinars integration, the ON24 integration allows for automated webinar creation whenever a Splash event is created. Event details are synced from Splash to ON24 along with Splash guest list registration information. Confirmation emails can be triggered from ON24 with the webinar link and details upon guests syncing.
If you're looking to collect multiple data points both pre- and post-registration, using one of our out-of-the-box integrations will be the route you'll want to take!
Live stream using an iframe element or video block or element
The iframe element and video block or element are powerful tools to use if you're looking to stream an event directly on your landing page. Blocks with video elements embed videos hosted on YouTube or Vimeo. The iframe element allows for a variety of streaming sites to be embedded, such as Facebook Live.
Using the live stream method, guest information will still be collected via the registration form. However, check-in data won't automatically be collected when just embedding a live-stream link.
Sharing webinar links across various touchpoints
Once the event is ready to go, making sure attendees know where to attend the event and making sure they have pertinent information is key to having a successful event. This information can live on multiple attendee-facing touchpoints. The most commonly used are on-page confirmations, reminder emails, and even the calendar description.
Pro Tip: We suggest inserting your public facing Webinar URL in the first field of the Location settings for your event. This will ensure that it is included in the calendar attachment for easy access for your guests.
For bonus points, you can also enter in your meeting invitation / ID in the calendar description space. For more information on updating your calendar attachment, check out: Can I update my event's calendar attachment?
Check below to find out more on how to customize these touchpoints: