Product Update: Video Center, Lead Retrieval Purchase Forms, and More
If you've ever wished it was easier to embed a video in your Socio event or been frustrated by juggling multiple software platforms to produce, host, and share pre-recorded video, you're going to like Socio's Video Center! 😃
With the new Video Center, you can import an unlimited number of video files up to 8GB with no length restrictions! These video files can be used in the Agenda, Live Stream, and Sponsors features as Simulive and Video on Demand content.
Simulive? Video on Demand?
If you're not familiar with these terms as they apply to events, we've got you covered. 👍
Simulive is a mashup of the words "simulated" and "live". Simply put, it means pre-recorded video presented at a specific time as if it were live content. Attendees must start watching at the right time to see the whole video.
Video on Demand is pre-recorded video that's available at any time, and viewers can access it at their leisure.
Simulive and Socio
When you make a new Agenda session or Live Stream feature, you can now select Socio Simulive as a live stream provider if you have a Socio Streaming credit. You can then select a video file you uploaded to the Video Center and set a Stream Time. Just like with Socio Streaming, the Join Live Stream button appears in the Agenda 15 minutes before the Stream Time. When the time comes, the video will start playing as if it were live!
Video on Demand and Socio
When a live stream ends, you may want to make the recording available for attendees to watch if they missed the session or simply want a refresher. You can now select Socio Video on Demand as a recording provider in Agenda sessions or as a Live Stream provider in the Live Stream feature.
Video on Demand is now an option for Sponsor content, too! When the Sponsors feature is set to Grid View, you can choose a Content Provider and then paste in a link to sponsor content. Or, you can select Socio Video on Demand to show a video you've uploaded to the Video Center.
We're really excited about how Video Center will simplify the recorded content experience for you! Check this out for a complete look at these new changes.
Lead Retrieval Purchase Forms
Socio's powerful, intuitive Lead Retrieval app has been a tremendous hit with exhibitors and organizers alike for quite a while. Inviting exhibitors to Lead Retrieval has always involved pre-purchasing a number of licenses that can then be used to create exhibitor profiles and invite admins to the Lead Retrieval app. Without knowing exactly how many exhibitors would be interested in purchasing Lead Retrieval, you might end up buying more licenses than you need.
That's all changed now with the introduction of Lead Retrieval Purchase Forms! Now you can set the price for licenses, connect your Stripe account, and then send a link to the form out to exhibitors so they can purchase the licenses themselves. Simply sit back and watch the exhibitors come in. You get a small cut from each Lead Retrieval license purchased. 💸
It's not all or nothing with Purchase Forms — you can still add and invite exhibitors like before and use the form, too.
Want to learn more? Read all about Lead Retrieval Purchase Forms here!
Registration Promo Email Export
When you use Socio Registration's Promo Emails, we show Delivered, Sent, Opened, and Link Click counts on the Emails page. Until now, there was never a way to export this data.
With this change, you can click the Settings (⚙️) icon next to an email and then click Export to download a spreadsheet with the above information and some new goodies! 😍
The export file contains three sheets: Email Metrics, Recipient Metrics, and Appendix. The Appendix contains information to help you understand the information in the other two sheets.
The Email Metrics sheet shows counts for:
- Link Clicks
The Recipient Metrics sheet shows recipient-specific counts for:
- Delivery Status
- Link Clicks
- Failure Message
For complete details about Promo Emails and email export files, check this out.
New Supported Providers: Webex and Vidcast
When you select a Live Stream Provider in an Agenda session or Live Stream feature, Webex and Vidcast now appear as selectable options. Selecting either lets you paste in a meeting link or video URL which will open externally when attendees click the Join Live Stream button.
You can now also select Vidcast as a Recording Provider for your Agenda Session or Live Stream recordings, or as a Content Provider for your Sponsors and Exhibitors. We're looking forward to integrating even more closely with Webex and Vidcast in the future! 🎉
For a complete look at the Agenda, Live Stream, or Sponsors and Exhibitors features, check out the links below:
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