What is Brandcast?
Brandcast is the world's most advanced web design and hosting platform built to serve the needs of designers and marketers from small businesses to the largest enterprises.
What can Brandcast help me accomplish?
Brandcast is used to create and grow a company’s web presence—without relying on overburdened IT resources. The platform fuses design, technology, and marketing into one visually rich, collaborative workflow that helps teams keep their online content as fresh as their ideas. With Brandcast, marketers can quickly respond to consumers’ exponential demand for content and drive deeper engagement with their brand.
Who uses Brandcast?
Brandcast was built with many users in mind — but we are first and foremost a web design platform for designers. We're also designed for marketers who want to build sites without relying on developers and for IT managers looking to reallocate precious IT resources to other strategic projects.
How does Brandcast work?
Brandcast is a modern WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) website platform. We give you complete control of your website from layout and design to marketing automation, at unprecedented speed and scale. That means you’re not locked into pre-built templates and input fields. If you can envision it, Brandcast can make it possible.
Why would I choose Brandcast over any other website building product?
Brandcast stands apart from other platforms by providing a completely code-free design experience. Our intuitive UI and template-free platform allow for unparalleled creative freedom. Easily replicable pages and sites leverage your assets across your organization, and every web page is 100% mobile-ready and responsive.
How does Brandcast compare to other hosting services in terms of speed and performance?
Brandcast offers extremely fast web hosting, with page load times up to 10x faster than many competing hosting services. We accomplish this in a few ways. Unlike traditional CMS services we run a "server-less" architecture, without the overhead of a heavy web framework or a WordPress runtime like PHP.
Instead of each web request needing to be processed through an entire backend stack, your generated pages are served directly from the edge on our globally-distributed, fault-tolerant CDN. Virtually all requests are served out of cache. Additionally, our sites are automatically rendered via AMP (https://www.ampproject.org/), for even faster performance on mobile devices.
What are Brandcast’s SEO, social, and analytics features?
You’ll find a suite of advanced SEO features that allow you to control all the important Meta-tag information contained on your site and pages across the Brandcast ecosystem. These range from page-level canonicalization to sitemap generation and fine index control. From a single, intuitive portal, you can edit and adjust meta descriptions and page titles for any page created in Brandcast. We also integrate with an array of social features, such as AddThis, Twitter, Facebook, and more. For analytics, we can be integrated with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and New Relic, as well as all of the major marketing automation services.
How much does Brandcast cost?
Please contact our sales team to discuss pricing options.
When is the right time to start using Brandcast with my business?
Now! Brandcast is ready to go right out of the box (there is no box, only the cloud) and you can get started in seconds. If you’re looking to jumpstart your marketing efforts, then Brandcast is ready to help empower your teams.
Will Brandcast replace my website?
Brandcast can replace your website, but how you go about it is up to you and what challenges you’re trying to solve. Brandcast customers typically start by building landing pages and microsites on the platform, then main website replacements thereafter.
Can you use a custom domain with Brandcast?
Absolutely! Brandcast makes it easy to forward your A Record to point to Brandcast’s IP address through a simple integration. Keep in mind, you still need to register for your own custom domain via a domain name registrar. If you don’t have a custom domain, or If you’d prefer not to use it, you can build and publish to a subdomain at yourname.brandcast.com at no extra cost.
Does Brandcast host my website?
Brandcast provides a fully-managed cloud based hosting service to handle your website and all it’s related assets. There is no added charge, and there is no need to find an alternative service. This incredible value comes complete with the all of the security features you’d expect from a top tier provider.
If I start off with one membership plan, can I change to a different plan later?
You can upgrade and add more capacity to your license agreement at any time. Simply reach out to your account executive, and we will provision your account accordingly.
Will I need any other tools or software to use Brandcast?
Brandcast is a fully featured website platform that will allow you to build and deploy websites fast. It comes complete with a text editor, an image resizer, advanced SEO tools and features, a page manager, a content repository, and more. The only other tools you might need are for image creation and analytics.
Does Brandcast have e-Commerce?
At this time, Brandcast does not offer an e-commerce integration; however, you can seamlessly integrate with many of the most popular marketing automation and analytics tools via custom embeds on your websites.
Can I use Brandcast to publish pages to my existing site?
Yes, there are several ways to do this. The best way is to build on or migrate the entire site to Brandcast. This is the ultimate code-free solution that your team is looking for. Alternatively, you can publish pages to a site on your subdomain and direct your A Record accordingly. If your site exists on another platform, it's possible to embed an iFrame to pull pages directly from Brandcast. Lastly, Brandcast offers a code export function that allows you to export completed websites, in order to serve them from elsewhere.
What are the system requirements for using Brandcast?
The Brandcast design platform requires a recent version of Chrome and a desktop computer. We also recommend at least 8GB of RAM, and a computer running Windows 7 or higher, or Apple OS 10.10 or higher.
The websites that you publish using the Brandcast platform are compatible with recent versions of all major browsers, and are supported on Windows, Apple, iOS, and Android devices.