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Cinchcast for Nonprofits

Cinchcast was recently featured on Triple Pundit as a top tech tool for nonprofits. View the complete article.

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Cinchcast Enhances Its Channel Partner Solutions With New Security Controls

Cinchcast’s white label conferencing and webcasting platform enables resellers to deliver innovative event solutions with maximum security and scalability.

NEW YORK, NY, November 5, 2013 — Cinchcast, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for enterprise conference calls and webcasts, today announced its white label solutions for channel partners have been enhanced with new and powerful white and black listing control options.

With security being of increasing importance to enterprise customers, Cinchcast’s newly released event access controls, enable users, partners and resellers to better control the security of their meetings on an event-by-event basis.

These features are available now via Cinchcast Connect, Cinchcast’s retail solution for the enterprise, and via Cinchcast’s white label solutions for channel partners who want to offer a fully branded conferencing and webcasting solution to their clients and prospects.

“Unlike other partner programs in this space, that heavily rely on outside resources to produce and control events, we believe in giving partners as much or as little control as they want,” said Craig Richter, Vice President of Sales for Cinchcast. “And now, our white label solutions include even more robust administrative controls over the security of events. With Cinchcast, everything a partner and their clients need to schedule, host, support, and secure their meetings and events is built right into a streamlined user interface that is branded from end-to-end.”

Cinchcast’s patented audio conferencing and webcasting platform is specifically designed to overcome the pain points associated with traditional event solutions and features:

• An integrated, cloud-based solution for conference calls and webcasts that can scale to thousands of participants on demand
• A proprietary web console to manage speakers, media (including slides and pre-uploaded audio and video clips), and attendee interaction (including text or voice driven Q&A)
• Low bandwidth audio compression to minimize streaming issues
• No downloads are needed for attendees using PCs, Macs, and mobile devices
• Customizable forms enable the capture attendee data during registration
• A personal and reusable “Universal PIN” automatically identifies participants as they enter into events
• Instant access to event attendee reports
• Immediate access to the streaming archive

The Cinchcast Partner Program is a turn-key solution that is designed to help channel partners grow their business and maximize profitability by bringing innovative and cost-effective event/premium conference calling and webcasting solutions to their clients and prospects. It features flexible billing solutions and lucrative buy rates for high margins and comprehensive support, including sales, marketing, operations, customer and account support.

For more information on the newly available event access controls, contact: info@cinchcast.com.

For more information on Cinchcast’s Partner Program, contact: partners@cinchcast.com.

About Cinchcast
Cinchcast enables companies to connect and communicate with the people that are most important to their business, while saving time and money. Cinchcast Connect, a patented, cloud-based platform, powers conference calls and webcasts for the leading companies in the world. By streamlining and simplifying the event, meeting and content creation process, Cinchcast helps executives, marketing and communications professionals, meeting and event planners, HR leaders, content creators, and online training specialists enhance their internal and external communications. Cinchcast is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit http://www.cinchcast.com.

 

3 Ways to Enhance Your Open Enrollment Communications with Cloud-Based Technology

It’s that time of year again. Time to make sure your employees understand and are up-to-date on their benefits packages. These are important communications because the better employees understand your benefits programs; the more likely they are to appreciate the benefits you provide and to make informed decisions about their healthcare options.

With recent healthcare changes, questions and confusion are at an all-time high. How will the Affordable Care Act impact my employee-sponsored healthcare program? How do I navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace?

At Cinchcast, we’ve found that open enrollment communications often take more time and cost more than they should. If you’re an HR professional tasked with open enrollment communications, here are three ways you can save time and money, while enhancing your overall communications:

  1. Streamline and Simplify Your Open Enrollment Calls
    The operator-assisted calls that are typically leveraged to conduct open enrollment calls are very costly and involve many steps to coordinate with external vendors. By leveraging innovative cloud-based technology you can streamline and simplify open enrollment communications.With Cinchcast’s patented, cloud-based audio conferencing and webcasting solution, it takes minutes to set up an open enrollment call for as many participants as you need. You can broadcast live on the phone or stream the event online to your employees at a fraction of the cost with the click of a button. In a streamlined, web-based console, you can easily view and track call-in participants, share slides on benefits packages and updates, and manage benefits-related Q&A.For employees who can’t make the live call, your live events are automatically recorded and can be shared easily and securely via email or made available on-demand on your intranet. The whole call process is easier, saving you time and giving you more control.
  2. Expand and Enhance Your On-Demand Benefits Information
    Breaking up your benefits information into small, on-demand presentations can be a great way to complement your communication strategy and inform your employees about complex benefits packages. Cinchcast’s platform provides you with a robust set of tools for creating on-demand information resources. Using a phone and a computer, you and your team can easily create on-demand slideshows that can be consumed anytime, anywhere by your employees. By making content more convenient to access and consume, you can greatly increase the reach of your open enrollment communications.
  3. Communicate More with Less
    By leveraging cloud-based technology, you’re not just simplifying open enrollment communications; you’re saving time and reducing the cost of communications. This approach can result in cost savings of up to 50% on your open enrollment calls. This means that you can redirect time, funds, and resources into new programs or approaches, like more interactive benefits Q&A sessions or that HR project you have not been able to find budget for.

If you’re interested in finding out how Cinchcast’s cloud-based platform might help with your open enrollment communications, contact us today. We’d love to help.

Cinchcast Announces Strategic Partnership with Online Newsroom Solutions Provider TEKGROUP International

TEKGROUP’s online newsroom solutions now include an innovative platform for event-based communications and virtual events

NEW YORK, NY, September 25, 2013 — Cinchcast, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for enterprise conference calls and webcasts, and TEKGROUP International, Inc., an award-winning online newsroom software and services company, today announced a strategic partnership.

Under the terms of the agreement, TEKGROUP will expand its online newsroom product portfolio to offer Cinchcast’s conference call, virtual event, and webcast solutions to its enterprise clients including many leading Fortune 500 companies.

“We are excited to be working with Cinchcast,” said Steve Momorella, partner and co-founder of TEKGROUP. “This partnership enables TEKGROUP to bring new and innovative conference calling and webcast solutions to public relations and communications professionals. It will allow our clients to take advantage of an easy-to-use communications platform to better engage with their stakeholders and influencers.”

Cinchcast’s patented, cloud-based platform, Cinchcast Connect, enables companies to streamline and simplify event-based communications. With the click of a button, users can host and share live conference calls and webcasts that can scale to thousands of participants. Public relations and communications professionals leverage Cinchcast’s solutions for virtual press conferences, investor and analyst relations’ events, executive interviews, and more.

“TEKGROUP offers innovative online newsroom solutions to market-leading companies and we are very pleased to be a part of the comprehensive communication solution they offer their clients,” said Alan Levy, CEO of Cinchcast.

Craig Richter, VP of Sales at Cinchcast, added “Now more than ever, virtual, event-based communications are a key component of the public relations mix. With Cinchcast, TEKGROUP customers can easily and cost effectively integrate these critical events into their online newsrooms.”

The Cinchcast Connect platform is available to TEKGROUP customers now. Per-event pricing, bundled services and monthly subscriptions are available.

About Cinchcast
Cinchcast enables companies to connect and communicate with the people that are most important to their business, while saving time and money. Cinchcast Connect, a patented, cloud-based platform, powers conference calls and webcasts for the leading companies in the world. By streamlining and simplifying the event, meeting and content creation process, Cinchcast helps executives, marketing and communications professionals, meeting and event planners, HR leaders, content creators, and online training specialists enhance their internal and external communications. Cinchcast is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit http://www.cinchcast.com.

About TEKGROUP
TEKGROUP International, Inc. is an award-winning Internet software and services company that develops solutions for the Corporate Communications industry. Founded in 1998, TEKGROUP focuses on software and services for our clients, helping them save time and money while providing a platform to help maintain content, distribute news, and increase coverage in the mainstream and social media. The company offers software products, programming, project management, online newsroom software, e-commerce and auction software, website design, hosting, maintenance, and consulting. Clients include AAA, Accenture, ADT, CIGNA, Cracker Barrel, Curves, Dollar General, MGM, NFL, Prudential, Vail Resorts, Walgreens and the Public Relations Society of America. For more information visit http://www.tekgroup.com

For more information, please contact:
Meighan Berberich
Cinchcast
mberberich@cinchcast.com
(646)807-0825

Steve Momorella
TEKGROUP International
steve@tekgroup.com
(734)945-7790
twitter: @momorella

Wainhouse and Cinchcast Joint Research Effort Featured on Telecom Reseller

Tune in to Telecom Reseller’s recent podcast where Jeff Owens talk one-on-one with Marc Beattie, Wainhouse Senior Analyst. Marc provides a great overview of the findings and recommendations of our recent study, “Navigating the Emerging Gap in Large Conference Calls & Webcast Event Solutions.”

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Cinchcast featured on WSJ Live Money Beat

This past earnings season, few companies took advantage of the SEC’s recent green light allowing firms to tweet or post market-moving information on social media. What’s the major hurdle? Our CEO, Alan Levy, CEO, shares his perspective on WSJ Live’s Money Beat. Click to view video.

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Wainhouse Research Report Uncovers Emerging Gap in Large Conference Calls & Webcast Event Market

Report Explores How Mass Adoption, Shifts in User Needs, and New Technologies are Realigning the Events Equation

NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Wainhouse Research, an independent market research firm that focuses on critical issues in the Unified Communications and rich media conferencing fields, today released a new research report titled, “Navigating the Emerging Gap in Large Conference Calls & Webcast Event Solutions”. The whitepaper is sponsored by Cinchcast, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for enterprise conference calls and webcasts.

Large conference calls and webcasts are used by companies of all sizes. As adoption continues to increase, a large gap in price and features and functionality between traditional, full-service, operator-assisted event services and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) self-service alternatives has emerged.

To gain an understanding of the characteristics and magnitude of this emerging gap from the user’s perspective, Wainhouse Research conducted an online survey of more than 150 large conference call and web event producers. The research report summarizes the state of event solutions, discusses user preferences based on survey data, and reveals why this gap is forming and the solutions that are emerging to fill the gap. The report also offers Wainhouse Research’s criteria for success that enterprises can use to reevaluate their event solution providers.

“The $7 billion conference calling and webcasting market is a fast growing market that is undergoing its largest transformation in 15 years,” said Marc Beattie, report co-author and Senior Analyst at Wainhouse Research. “A new breed of event-oriented service providers are emerging that offer the flexibility to best match each event with the appropriate degree of managed vs. DIY services. Critical to success is finding a single provider that addresses the critical user needs and challenges revealed in the survey.”

Key study findings reveal:
• 90% of the respondents using full-service solutions indicate that having one provider to deal with is highly valued.
• A majority of event producers employ a mix of full-service and self-service solutions; yet seek to minimize hassles by having one provider to deal with.
• Event producers are experiencing challenges with existing solutions. The following pain points rank as either a major or medium issue: streaming audio performance, timeliness of event reports and archives, overbooking capacity, problems with downloads, inaccuracies in the participant list or collected data, and the requirement to book events too far in advance.
• Event producers who use full-service solutions for a portion of their events are very interested in a self-managing parts of the events process.
• Features that help streamline the process of getting participants into the event score highly.

The need to manage cost-related items including straight-forward pricing and avoiding charges for unused services resonated with the survey respondents.

Commenting on the report, Alan Levy, CEO of Cinchcast stated, “The value of conference calls and webcasts has become well-proven and widespread adoption continues to grow but not without any challenges. The market for large-scale events like investor relations, analyst calls, marketing events, training and eLearning has been led by a handful of service providers. The result, high prices and little to no innovation.”

To download a copy of the comprehensive report, http://budurl.com/WainhousePaper.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1 PM Eastern Time, WR Sr. Analysts Marc Beattie and Andy Nilssen, the paper authors, will review research findings and take your questions via live Q&A. Register to join this web seminar here: http://budurl.com/WainhouseWebinar.

About Cinchcast
Cinchcast enables companies to connect and communicate with the people that are most important to their business, while saving time and money. Cinchcast Connect, a patented, cloud-based platform, powers conference calls and webcasts for the leading companies in the world. By streamlining and simplifying the event, meeting and content creation process, Cinchcast helps executives, marketing and communications professionals, meeting and event planners, HR leaders, content creators, and online training specialists enhance their internal and external communications. Cinchcast is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit http://www.cinchcast.com.

About Wainhouse Research
Wainhouse Research is an independent analyst firm that focuses on critical issues in the unified communications and collaboration market. The company provides 6 different vendor subscriptions covering unified communications, group videoconferencing, personal & web-based collaboration, audio conferencing, streaming & webcasting, and distance education & e-Learning solutions, as well as a single all-inclusive subscription for enterprise users. The company acts as a trusted advisor providing strategic advice and direction for both the UC&C industry and its enterprise users. For further details contact sales@wainhouse.com or see http://www.wainhouse.com.

For more information, please contact:
David Bray
david@dbraymedia.com
(917)685-2841

Cinchcast Adds Video Capability to Enterprise Conference Calls and Webcasts

NEW YORK, NY, May 14, 2012 — Cinchcast, Inc. today announced that it has added the ability to share video to its enterprise conferencing and webcasting solution, Cinchcast Connect. Cinchcast Connect, a patented, cloud-based platform, enables companies of all sizes to create, manage, and share live-streamed conference calls and webcasts that can scale to thousands of participants.
Cinchcast Connect’s new video capabilities enable enterprise customers to upload and share videos during live and recorded events. With the click of a button, Cinchcast customers can stream executive interviews, product demonstrations, training videos, commercials, and other recorded video content during their conference calls and webcasts.

“At Cinchcast, we are passionate about providing enterprise customers with innovative and cost effective ways to communicate critical information and better engage the people that are most important to their business,” says Alan Levy, CEO of Cinchcast. “We make it incredibly easy and cost effective for our clients to create, manage and share live or recorded conference calls and webcasts. The conference bridge, Q&A management console, slides, online event stream, registration and now, on-demand video; it’s all integrated into one robust, browser-based solution.”

Cinchcast’s elegant user interface makes it easy for event producers to organize video clips within their event presentations for simple on-demand playback. Event participants can easily view video content directly through Cinchcast’s secure and scalable players that require no downloads or plug-ins.

Availability
Cinchcast Connect’s new video capabilities are available now. Cinchcast offers easy-to-understand per-event pricing and monthly subscriptions. No hidden charges or fees for unused services. Prospective clients can reach out to Cinchcast online at http://www.cinchcast.com/contact/.

Free 30-day trials of the Cinchcast Connect platform are available at: http://cinchcast.com/free-trial/.

About Cinchcast
Cinchcast enables companies to connect and communicate with the people that are most important to their business, while saving time and money. Cinchcast Connect, a patented, cloud-based platform, powers conference calls and webcasts for the leading companies in the world. By streamlining and simplifying the event, meeting and content creation process, Cinchcast helps executives, marketing and communications professionals, meeting and event planners, HR leaders, content creators, and online training specialists enhance their internal and external communications. Cinchcast is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.cinchcast.com.

For more information, please contact:
Meighan Berberich
Cinchcast
mberberich@cinchcast.com
(646)807-0825

Cinchcast, Inc. Adds Two Industry Leaders to Strategic Advisory Board

NEW YORK, NY, APRIL 30, 2013 —Cinchcast, Inc., the parent company for Cinchcast, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for enterprise conference calls and webcasts, and BlogTalkRadio, the world’s largest online talk radio network, today announced the expansion of its Strategic Advisory Board to include Tom Glocer, former CEO of Thomson Reuters, and Steve Bornstein, President and CEO of the NFL Network.

The Cinchcast Strategic Advisory Board is comprised of experts in enterprise communications, cloud-based software, and media. It plays a critical role in advising the company on strategic direction for both of Cinchcast’s lines of business.

“We are thrilled by these high-caliber additions to our extended leadership team,” stated Alan Levy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cinchcast. “The depth of expertise each of them brings to the table in their respective industries will be invaluable as we execute on our plan to scale both the media and enterprise technology businesses.”

Glocer is a recognized leader in enterprise communications, media and information services. In addition to his former role as CEO of Thomson Reuters, Glocer serves on the board of directors of Morgan Stanley, Merck & Co. and the Council on Foreign Relations and is an active investor in and advisor to information and technology companies.

“At Thomson Reuters, we were constantly challenged to provide one seamless, integrated conferencing and webcasting solution for the large customers of our Investor Relations business,” said Glocer. “The robust feature set and elegant user interface of the Cinchcast platform solves these challenges, and has huge potential to disrupt this global market. I am happy to be joining Alan and the Cinchcast team as they continue to capitalize on this large market opportunity.”

Acknowledged as one of the most influential sports and entertainment television executives of the last quarter century, Bornstein has led the NFL’s television and digital media businesses since January 2003.

Previously, Bornstein spent 22 years at ESPN and ABC where in September 1990, he became ESPN’s youngest president and CEO at age 38. He was later elevated to President of ABC Sports, Chairman of ESPN, and President of ABC, Inc.

“I am excited to be working with the Cinchcast team at such an important time in their growth and development,” stated Bornstein. “From a media perspective, I have not seen a platform that has the ability to scale high-quality content and audience so cost effectively. I look forward to helping guide the future expansion of the business.”

Cinchcast’s Strategic Advisory Board now consists of four members; Alan Levy, Steve Bornstein, Tom Glocer, and Richard Shorten.

About Cinchcast, Inc.
Cinchcast, Inc. is the parent company for Cinchcast, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for enterprise conference calls and webcasts, and BlogTalkRadio, the world’s largest online talk radio network. Both Cinchcast, Inc. lines of business are powered by their patented, cloud-based solution for conferencing and webcasting. By streamlining and simplifying the event, meeting, and content creation process, Cinchcast, Inc. helps executives, marketing and communications professionals, meeting and event planners, HR leaders, online training specialists, and content creators, enhance their internal and external communications. Cinchcast, Inc. is headquartered in New York City.

Online Radio, A Great Way to Build Your Brand

BrandWe’re all looking for ways to build our brands and stand out from the crowd. In a recent Forbes article, 10 Ways to Better Brand Recognition,  Cinchcast’s customer, BlogTalkRadio, was featured as an effective tactic for creating more visibility for your brand. And, we have definitely seen this tactic in action.

Launching an online radio show can be an excellent way to expand your reach and position yourself as a thought leader. Powered by the Cinchcast technology backbone, BlogTalkRadio has made creating an online radio and podcasting initiative easy. You can launch a professional online radio show with minimal time and resources, all you need is a phone and a computer, and with a click of a button you are live and streaming to thousands of listeners.

To read the complete Forbes article, click here.

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