increase in conference attendance YoY
registration to attendee rate (15% higher than previously)
boost to audience engagement through ON24 engagement tools
Use Case: Live Professional Certification
Industry: Professional Services
Plante Moran strives to make every interaction with clients and prospects a personal experience, regardless of the organization’s size or location and the firm’s webinar program is no exception.
Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest accounting, tax, consulting and wealth management firms. It provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial services, service, healthcare, private equity, public sector, real estate, construction and energy.
Plante Moran’s previous webinar platform offered a standardized template as part of a plug-in-play solution. Users would enter and see slides, presenter details and poll questions. Each webinar was the same, color changes were never a thought and the result was a flat, academic experience. The team even had to remember to press “record” since automatic recording was not included.
Making the switch to ON24 was like night and day for Plante Moran’s team. The ON24 Platform’s depth and breadth of features, plug and play integrations with the company’s MAP and CRM (Marketo and Microsoft Dynamics) and overall value was a breath of fresh air. With ON24 Target, customization and highly targeted webinar experiences became the new normal and Engagement Hub became invaluable when it came to having a strong customizable resource library to push customers and prospects.
“With ON24 we saw a 40% increase in engagement by utilizing the many engagement tools that the platform has to offer. Additionally, the strong first-party data capabilities help us stay aware of where we stand with our benchmarks.”
Sr. Video Production Designer
Vince Selasky, Senior Video Production Designer, said ON24 added immense value to Plante Moran by giving the organization the ability to use the data it captured in ON24-powered webinars. This data went far beyond typical registration and attendance, and provided Selasky’s team with insights into how engaged attendees were with the event, what content interested them and which resources they chose to consume. Armed with these insights, Plante Moran’s teams could take action.
Over the past few years, the firm has moved from in-person events to virtual. Plante Moran has about 25 customized promotional landing pages, each highly-segmented to different industry
and service groups, with 100+ webinars in total hosted at the destinations. With ON24 template customization, not only are no two webinar console images the same, but setting up unique firm- branded experiences became a quick and painless process.
With engagement score data provided by ON24, Selasky can find out where viewers click on a page, if they download an asset and which pages each person visited. Selasky can tell who attended an event, how long they watched and which elements of the digital experience engaged them most — from polls and surveys to resource lists and CTAs.
To obtain Continuing Professional Education credits, attendees needed to watch at least 50 minutes of a presentation and answer a short quiz at the end of an event. With engagement score data, the Plante Moran team can determine which webinars resulted in attendees quickly dropping off at the 51-minute mark — a good indicator that the content on these particular webinars need to be adjusted to keep users engaged.
The numbers speak for themselves. The team at Plante Moran was able to take a previous metric of 10% engagement and increase it to 50% by leveraging ON24’s 20+ engagement tools, including polls and live Q&A.
And, when it came time for Plante Moran’s big yearly global event, the company easily transformed its in-person gathering into a hybrid experience — opening its attendance to digital audiences. With a hybrid experience in place, powered by ON24 Hybrid Mode, Plante Moran brought an additional 3,000 professionals from across the globe into its event. The result? The event saw a 30% increase in attendees YoY.
“The flexibility of the platform allows us to make a webinar in the morning look totally different from one we run in the afternoon, and quickly.”
Sr. Video Production Designer