Two weeks ago I wrote about AnyMeeting’s new payment processing option for webinars. I noticed that comments from users on the AnyMeeting blog were mostly positive, but many people expressed disappointment that there was no option (even at a premium price) to turn off the advertising display that lets AnyMeeting offer their webinar platform for free. It would put the audience in the position of having to pay an admission fee to see advertising. What do they think this is… A movie theater?
One cannot fault AnyMeeting for a lack of responsiveness. They have now turned off advertising displays on revenue-based events. There is no additional charge… The only revenues that AnyMeeting gets come from their skim of the webinar admission price.
I am impressed that AnyMeeting chose to stick with their philosophy of not becoming a “fremium” service with tiered product offerings. It’s a class move to unilaterally remove the ads from fee-based events. It removes another objection that might prevent prospective hosts from trying out the service. Well done.