Case Study: Empowering Large-Scale Engagement: RumbleTalk’s event chat at SIGGRAPH 2023

SIGGRAPH 2023 incorporated virtual access for interested attendees all around the world. However, they wanted to add more engagement from their participants. This is where RumbleTalk event chat came in.

The Client: SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH 2023 is the 50th annual conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques worldwide. The event was held in Los Angeles from August 6-10, 2023. The conference featured technical papers, presentations, workshops, tutorials, and an exhibition of the latest hardware, software, and creative services in computer graphics.

The theme of SIGGRAPH 2023 is “The Age of SIGGRAPH”. This theme reflects the conference’s 50 years of history and its commitment to innovation in computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH 2023 will explore the past, present, and future of computer graphics, and it will challenge attendees to imagine and invent the bold and bright future of the field.

Here are some of the highlights of SIGGRAPH 2023:

  • Technical Papers: The Technical Papers program is the premier international venue for disseminating and discussing new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
  • Presentations: The Presentations program features a variety of talks on topics related to computer graphics, including research, applications, and education.
  • Workshops: The Workshops program offers in-depth discussions on specific topics in computer graphics.
  • Tutorials: The Tutorials program provides hands-on training on a variety of computer graphics topics.
  • Exhibition: The Exhibition showcases the latest hardware, software, and creative services in computer graphics.
  • Virtual Access: SIGGRAPH 2023 offers Virtual Access and Virtual Access Supporter registrations for those unable to attend in person. Virtual Access registrants will have access to a selection of livestreamed and recorded content.

The Challenge: Virtual communication for participants

SIGGRAPH 2023 also offered Virtual Access and Virtual Access Supporter registrations for those unable to attend in person. Virtual Access registrants had access to a selection of live streamed and recorded content.

Even if they had virtual access through live streaming, they wanted participants to have another outlet for communication. Therefore, they were looking to find an event chat room that could accompany their live stream.

The Solution: How SIGGRAPH 2023 engaged its audience with a live stream and event chat

This is where RumbleTalk came in. In addition to the presenters talking with the audience through a live stream, they also had 150 chat rooms where they could speak with other participants.

RumbleTalk was designed to fit the theme of the event website. Then, participants can come and go if they want to chat with other attendees.

The chat rooms were not monitored by the presenter and were not used for Q&As. However, its main purpose was to let the participants interact with other like-minded individuals. Since they could not directly speak with the presenter or moderator, this made it easy to communicate with participants who wanted to talk about the topics being discussed.

The Results: Around thousands of participants attended the event and stayed to chat

SIGGRAPH 2023 event chat

RumbleTalk Chat played a vital role in the success of SIGGRAPH 2023. It enabled attendees to participate in dynamic and fruitful discussions, mirroring the interactions found at in-person conferences. The platform seamlessly facilitated connections with thousands of participants, transcending geographical boundaries.

Moreover, the organizers of the summit saw the effect of 150 chat rooms, guaranteeing that the conversations maintained a respectful and professional tone, aligning with the event’s high standards.

Experience the convenience of virtual attendance from the comfort of your own home

RumbleTalk Chat emerged as a valuable asset during SIGGRAPH 2023, ensuring a seamless and captivating online event for all participants. Its intuitive interface and real-time communication capabilities enabled attendees to connect and partake in enriching discussions, replicating the engagement of an in-person conference.

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CASE STUDY: Scaling up for Success – How RumbleTalk facilitated thousands of chat users at CES Tech 2023

The Client: Get to know CES Tech Event 2023

CES 2023, or the International Consumer Electronics Show 2023, is the leading event in the technology industry, showcasing the latest and greatest advancements in consumer technology.

This is where the world’s leading brands in manufacturing, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, technology delivery systems, and more, showcase their latest products, network with potential partners, and introduce new innovations.

This year, CES hosted around 3,200 exhibitors – including many of the big hitters such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, and JBL – and took place in Las Vegas from January 5th to 8th, 2023.

The event was also held digitally, with live-stream press conferences, keynotes, and tech talks. This offered the worldwide audience an opportunity to see major brands and emerging startups, as well as hear from influential leaders and industry advocates.


  • 3,200+ exhibitors
  • 173 countries, regions, and territories represented
  • 304 Fortune Global 500 companies have registered
  • 41 different technologies covered
  • 4700+ media registered

The Challenge: A chat room that can accommodate hundreds of thousands of online users flawlessly

Along with the big comeback after the pandemic, the organizers of the CES Tech 2023 event have decided to integrate a live chat feature alongside the online live stream in order to reach a wider audience globally.

The chat room needs to facilitate online communication and engagement between attendees, exhibitors, and speakers – that’s around 180,000 online attendees actively participating in the live chat simultaneously.

From a developer’s perspective, the ability to accommodate a large number of chat users is contingent on the infrastructure and technology employed to host the chat room.

Factors such as server capacity, bandwidth, and network infrastructure are crucial in determining whether or not the chat room can handle a high number of users without experiencing lag. Additionally, the volume and frequency of messages being sent also play a role in the chat room’s performance.

The Solution: Using RumbleTalk Chat to accommodate thousands of live chatters while seamlessly blending into the event live stream

The event organizers chose to use RumbleTalk Chat for its comprehensive set of features, including the ability to create multiple chat rooms, send multimedia files, and hold one-on-one private chats and video calls.

Here’s a rundown of how RumbleTalk Chat was utilized during the event:

4 Group Chats for 4 Channels

The CES 2023 has four digital channels, all featuring the use of the RumbleTalk Social Chat room embedded into the Intrado event platform. This allowed online viewers to engage in group discussions while watching the show live.

The event organizers also used the chat function to send live polls, keeping the virtual audience engaged and interactive throughout the event. Additionally, they provided multimedia files such as brochures and demo videos for the audience to access.

Thousands of Private Chats for Exhibitors

CES used 3,200+ RumbleTalk Private Chats, one for each of their exhibitors. These Private Chats provided a space for one-on-one conversations between exhibitors and potential clients or business partners.

The private chat rooms also allowed exhibitors to handle inquiries and confidential proposals and make the interaction more personal through the use of video or audio calls.

Live Polls for the virtual audience

One of the standout moments of the event was the keynote speech by a prominent tech industry leader. The speaker used the live polls feature in the chat to gather real-time feedback from the audience and answer questions in a Q&A session.

This interactive aspect of the speech helped to engage the audience and foster a sense of community among attendees.

Customized design with a powerful chat capacity

The chat rooms used CSS customization to seamlessly blend the design with the layout of the event. Making it sit perfectly beside the live stream without being a huge distraction to the viewers.

Along with the look, we also took care of functionality and performance. RumbleTalk chats are designed to handle large volumes of messages and video calls simultaneously – in this case, hundreds of thousands of chat users, allowing for smooth and efficient operation of both the group and private chats.

Facilitating thousands of chat users as RumbleTalk takes on the global stage at CES Tech 2023

RumbleTalk CES Tech 2023
RumbleTalk CES Tech 2023

The show attracted a substantial online audience with hundreds of thousands of online visitors.

With the use of the RumbleTalk Chat platform during the event, organizers reported a marked increase in engagement and interaction among attendees and received positive feedback from exhibitors and speakers.

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The platform proved to be an effective and efficient means of communication and helped to create a sense of community among the diverse group of attendees. This paved way for us to face more challenges and continuously innovate with new features and updates to serve our clients.

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We are privileged to be a valuable tool for any event looking to improve communication and engagement among attendees. RumbleTalk’s comprehensive set of features and ease of use make it a versatile and powerful chat service for any event organizer.

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Case Study: GaS Digital fills up more than 2000 seats per podcast show with RumbleTalk’s community group chat

Podcasts have been around for the last decade, but they only began to take off in the previous five years. With the explosion of smartphones and other digital devices, audiences can listen to podcasts at work, while running, on the subway, and even when they’re out camping or hiking. With a community group chat, listeners can now share their insights. This allows two-way interaction in a show.

As podcast listeners have gone up, so has the demand for podcasts that are more than just someone talking into their microphone and sharing what they have to say. Audiences want interactive podcasts where they can be involved in discussions with people who share their interests and passions.

Check how GaS Digital continued to spur demand on their podcast shows by utilizing a community group chat within their channels.

The Client: Get to know GaS Digital Network

GaS Digital Network is a New York-based podcasting network. Their website houses 22+ podcast shows from a wide variety of topics ranging from comedy, sports, music, politics, and more. The company also produces 20 GaS Digital exclusive shows. 

gas digital community group chat

GaS Digital started in 2016, when Luis J Gomez and Ralph Sutton, The G and the S of GaS Digital, decided to create a space for people to discuss their favorite topics online.

In 2020, when the pandemic hit, we were all forced to live our lives in front of our screens. In turn, the podcast industry instantly had a louder voice. GaS Digital benefited from this surge. Roughly 22% of U.S. adults said they’re listening to podcasts more due to social distancing and stay-at-home habits, according to a Morning Consult survey conducted March 23-26, 2021. In a way, the podcast shows offer respite from the omnipresent mobile devices, giving everyone time off to reflect on personal development and well-being. 

After 4 years in the business, the network has grown to 10s of thousands of subscribers now and around 1.4 million listeners per week.

The Problem: Low subscription and engagement during podcast shows

While this shift in consumer behavior benefitted GaS Digital, it comes with the challenge to retain and maintain the increase in listenership as we all prepare to go back to our lives. 

By early 2022, the company’s shows were slowly seeing a decline in the number of listeners and new subscribers. This is a nudge that allowed them to innovate and create something wonderful with an unexpected collaboration.

The Solution: Adding a community group chat room on every live show

In the same year, the founders decided to take things one step further by partnering with RumbleTalk group chat. Together, they embedded a community group chat beside every live podcast show.

This easily became a place where the listeners could, not only listen but be welcomed by a group chat room while watching their favorite podcast. It’s an exciting add-on to the already interesting topics discussed in the shows. 

With RumbleTalk, GaS Digital’s audiences can now participate in a community where they could have direct contact with other audiences – and the numbers will speak for themselves!

The Results: 10% increase in listenership and subscriptions nearly doubled

gas digital community group chat

RumbleTalk was a way to have an open dialog with other viewers, fostering a sense of engagement, interaction, and a stronger GaS Digital community. This is one of the reasons why they’re able to fill up over 2000 seats several times a week.

Their subscription also nearly doubled since teaming up with a chat plugin, giving them 10s of thousands of subscribers now and around 1.4 million listeners per month, as of October 2022.

By switching to a chat-driven podcast format, GaS Digital has been able to spike up its listenership and subscriptions without any additional marketing spend.

RumbleTalk community group chat for podcasts

The GaS Digital team has been teaming up with the RumbleTalk community group chat for podcasts to stay relevant when the media industry is struggling to keep up with the market’s trends, competitors, and lifestyles.

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