Webcasting is a powerful business communications tool, providing an effective way to deliver important information and build engagement. Whether for internal communications, marketing, training or live events, webcasting can help businesses to engage with global audiences.

As a leading webcasting company, with a senior leadership team that has been working in the industry since 2014, Virtuopo has delivered thousands of webcasts. We have worked on webcasts for many global organisations, ranging from company-wide updates from the boardroom to TV-style broadcasts from a London studio on the banks of the River Thames.

What is Webcasting?

Webcasting is a method of broadcasting live or pre-recorded video and audio content over the internet. It allows individuals or organisations to stream events, conferences, meetings, and other types of broadcasts to a global audience.

A webcast often includes interactive features like live chat, Q&A sessions and social media integration to engage the audience. The content can be livestreamed or viewed later on-demand at the viewer’s convenience. Typically, webcasts require a reliable internet connection, a web browser, and a media player to stream the content. Webcasting is a cost effective way for organisations to engage with a wide audience.

Nine good reasons why businesses and organisations should incorporate webcasting into their operations:

  1. Real Time Communication:

Webcasting enables businesses to communicate with their audience in real time. Whether it’s an important announcement, a live event or a corporate update, webcasting allows businesses to deliver information efficiently to a wide audience, with a sense of immediacy and relevance.

  1. Global Reach and Accessibility:

One of the biggest benefits of webcasting is being able to remove geographical barriers. Businesses can reach a global audience, allowing participants to join the webcast from anywhere in the world, as long as there’s an internet connection. This expanded reach is particularly valuable for multi-national corporations or organisations with diverse stakeholders.

  1. Cost Effective Marketing:

Webcasting offers a cost effective solution for marketing and promotional activities. Instead of organising and funding physical events, businesses can host webcasts to showcase products, services or company initiatives, reaching a large audience without the associated expenses of venue hire, travel and logistics.

  1. Employee Training and Development:

A valuable tool for employee training and development, webcasting enables businesses to run training sessions, workshops and informational programmes for employees who are spread out across different offices, as well as remote teams. This ensures consistent training delivery, irrespective of where staff are based, promoting standardised knowledge across the whole organisation.

  1. Live Events and Conferences:

Webcasting is instrumental for broadcasting live events and conferences. Businesses can stream keynote speeches, panel discussions and presentations, allowing remote attendees to experience the event virtually. This hybrid approach enhances event accessibility and inclusivity.

  1. Enhanced Engagement with Multi-media Content:

Webcasts often incorporate multi-media elements, such as slideshows, videos and interactive features. This multi-media integration enhances engagement and retention, keeping the audience interested throughout the webcast. Visual and interactive content is particularly effective in conveying complex information or concepts.

  1. Analytics and Data Insights:

Many webcasting platforms offer analytics and data insights. Businesses can gather information on viewer engagement, attendance rates and other key metrics to assess the success of a webcast. These insights can be used to inform future content strategies, helping businesses refine their communication approach, based on audience behaviour.

  1. Brand Building and Thought Leadership:

Webcasting provides a platform for businesses to build their brand and establish thought leadership. By sharing valuable insights, industry expertise and relevant content through webcasts, businesses position themselves as authorities in their field, contributing to brand credibility and trust.

  1. Flexible Content Delivery:

Webcasting allows businesses to deliver content in a flexible manner. Whether it’s a live presentation, pre-recorded video or a combination of both, businesses can adapt their content delivery to suit the nature of the message and the preferences of the audience.

Webcasting plays a vital role in effective communications in the digital age. Whether it’s reaching a global audience, delivering training content or hosting live events, webcasting is a versatile communications tool.

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“As we continue to stream more of our fashion events through Facebook Live, broadcast quality is becoming increasingly important, which is why we decided to work with the guys.
The team did a fantastic job of delivering an engaging live broadcast using professional audio and multiple cameras. As a result, viewers were able to enjoy a high-quality viewing experience.”

Amy Priestley - Senior Social Media Manager
Amy Priestley - Senior Social Media Manager

River Island

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“Chris was absolutely amazing in helping us plan and execute our event. He was fabulous from day 1 offering support and advice along the way and then on show days he kept calm and made us all feel at ease and everything ran like clockwork! Thank you.”

Jennifer Hulme – Digital Marketing Specialist
Jennifer Hulme – Digital Marketing Specialist

Sherwin Williams

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“Virtuopo were recommended to us, because while we knew what we wanted we were struggling to overcome some of the technical barriers that being part of a large multi-o can present. We needed someone to help us design effective and engaging online events that weren’t just another MS Teams call. Since April 2020 we’ve delivered a number of interactive live sessions for both GPs and our own workforce which are designed to really engage and involve the audience. The technology is always well managed, the content well received and the 300 plus attendees well involved “

Ruth Edwards - Communications Business Partner
Ruth Edwards - Communications Business Partner

NHS - Manchester Health and Care Commissioning


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