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Business Users Embrace Do-It-Yourself Social Webcasting

June 28th, 2012

Webcast Elite Adoption Sets ON24 Record

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 28, 2012 – ON24, Inc., the leader in webcasting and virtual events, announced today that Webcast Elite, do-it-yourself webcasting for the business user, has been among ON24’s fastest-growing products since its launch in 2011. Numerous companies have selected Webcast Elite, including Yammer, Lithium Technologies, GigaOM, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Maddie’s Fund, O’Reilly Media, SAP, The RTC Group and Virgin HealthMiles, Inc.

“More and more business users are recognizing the powerful capabilities of Webcast Elite,” said Jayesh Sahasi, Chief Product Officer and CTO for ON24. “With more than 100 customers in six months, Webcast Elite continues to gain momentum in the webcasting market – because it is simple and elegant, and it delivers incredible results.”

Increasingly enterprises are using webcasting solutions for a range of applications, from small-group meetings to large-scale events attended by thousands. Do-it-yourself webcasting is an important component in the webcasting continuum, making webcasts easy to use and affordable to all,” explained Roopam JainIndustry Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration at Frost & Sullivan.

“The webcasting market is anticipated to grow by an annual average rate exceeding 20% during the next five years,” said Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research. “Growth is being fueled by demand for robust self-service solutions like Webcast Elite and innovations such as social media integration and new widget apps.”

Now try ON24 webcasting for free

This month ON24 is launching its first-ever webcasting free trial account program. Participants in the trial program are given the opportunity to experience ON24 Webcast Elite at no cost. A free Webcast Elite trial includes:

  • A full 14-day trial period
  • An unlimited number of webcasts
  • Up to 50 attendees per webcast
  • Access to the ON24 Webcast Elite online tutorial

About ON24 Webcast Elite

With just a few simple steps and in just a few minutes, ON24’s Webcast Elite enables organizations to produce professional-quality, fully branded live and on-demand webcasts. Webcast Elite delivers an engaging and interactive end user experience that enables webcasts to be viewed anywhere, from any device. In addition to customization and quick setup, Webcast Elite offers deep reporting analytics and the scalability to support events of any size.

With Webcast Elite, organizations can deliver enterprise-class webinars with dynamic features, including:

  • Branding: customizable user console to promote the host’s branding
  • Interactivity: interactive tools, including social media
  • Analytics: robust analytics for detailed reporting ROI measurement
  • Scalability: enterprise-level scalability and 99.99% reliability
  • Accessibility: no user downloads required, with support for mobile and tablet viewing

To learn more about Webcast Elite, visit To set up and instantly activate a Webcast Elite trial account, sign up here.

About ON24, Inc.

ON24, the virtual communications platform for the global enterprise, provides interactive, impactful cloud-based solutions that drive outstanding results. ON24 offers a broad and innovative product portfolio, including webcasting, virtual events and virtual environments, accessible from any device and supported by robust reporting and analytics. Applications for the ON24 communication platform include demand generation, partner enablement, training, product launches, company town hall meetings and user conferences. More than 700 organizations, including IBM, CA Technologies, Merck, Unilever, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Amazon and New York Life, rely on ON24. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit