I’m back from vacation coinciding with the American Independence Day holiday. After scrambling to get back on top of webinar management for my clients and after completing a matched set of emergency computer fixes, I’ve finally had time to update the Industry News page for web conferencing press releases and articles.
You will find press releases from AnyMeeting, BeThere Global, Cisco, INXPO, NextUC, omNovia, ON24, OnConference, and RHUB over the past two weeks. Plenty of action happening these days, even during a traditional summer lull period.
But in addition to the standard press releases, I found a few other stories that caught my eye for one reason or another. Presented for your consideration:
HootSuite and HubSpot are going to try to break HubSpot’s own world record from last year for most attendees at a live webinar. That event is scheduled for this Thursday, July 12.
Cisco announced a security update for its WRF and ARF recording playback applications. Upgrades should be automatic for most users, but if you have manually installed a version on your PC, you need to update it yourself.
The International Board of Certified Trainers is planning to offer an audit process for webinars that will let companies advertise a “Certified Webinar” quality seal on their website and promotional materials. Will audiences care? I don’t know. It’s an interesting experiment. They are looking for companies willing to submit webinars during their pilot process to help refine certification criteria.
And to close things off with a laugh, I saw an announcement from a new startup called Webinarify. They plan to offer outsourced lead generation webinars from start to end. You can sign up on their website to be notified:
I’m just a little confused as to how many people will want to track their mid-day dining habits. Go back and re-read the line above the text field!