The Bournemouth-based agency’s expertise in user experience (UX) insights and user-centric design were integral to this project. Where Community’s incumbent site had gradually developed a cluttered navigation, its replacement delivers clear, concise user journeys for a diverse range of audiences. These include existing and potential members, the media, Community workplace reps, and those who simply want information about their rights at work.
A prominent call to action to join the union features throughout the site’s navigation, as does a link to a new feature, the ‘Rep’s Toolkit’. This provides quick and easy access to resources that are central to a rep’s work, but may not be relevant to other audiences.
Community is a modern, inclusive and diverse independent trade union that represents members and their families from all industries and sectors within the UK economy. But it also has a long, proud history, with its roots in the steel and textiles communities. This, along with the union’s branding, helped inspire the site’s core colour palette and visual touches such as ‘stitching’ around navigation features.
Media Marketing and Campaigns Officer at Community, Paul Talbot, said: “We selected Redweb for the project only after a very competitive process had taken place. They worked closely with us at each stage of the development and we have been very satisfied with the way matters have been handled. Our new website has attracted very favourable comments and we are confident it will be of great assistance to us in the future in promoting Community’s aims and values to both members and non-members alike.”
Redweb CEO Andrew Henning added: “Community does vital work and we’re delighted to have delivered a device-agnostic, responsive site to do that work justice. Redweb has a proven history of success with not-for-profit organisations and trade unions, which we’ve once again put to good use with this design and build project.”
WDMP has hired OgilvyOne creative team, Jorge Oliveira and Valentina Lauro. Having won Iris’ Academy of Extraordinary creative competition in 2013, the creative duo enjoyed stints at VCCP, WARL, Doner and TMW. They were then invited to join OgivlyOne’s social media team to work on Nescafe and Phillips.
At a meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of State in London, the Queen Mother was standing next to the King of Tonga outside Buckingham Palace, when suddenly, one of the horses of the Household Cavalry farted very loudly.
For any modern traveller the provision of a robust, reliable Wi-Fi in a hotel would surely seem as basic a utility as running water, but we all know from bitter experience that for many hotels this does not seem to compute.
We have found an article in Hospitality & Catering News @HandCNews that sets out for readers exactly what is expected by guests, with thoroughly researched independent sources, of what guests want and how hotels can provide what is expected.
Social media presents many challenges, and a B2B marketing roundtable event held recently by Hospitality & Catering News at the citizenM hotel in Bankside, London, sponsored by Armourcoat saw delegates from pub groups, hotels, restaurants and coffee shops come together to share learning.
Leading B2C website 'Great British Chefs' which is very active across many social media channels took part discussing their tactics and strategies, channel by channel, explaining how they use each, how effective they find them as well as the differing metrics used.
This is the first such event but we understand the Hospitality & Catering News team are currently planning more so we look forward to following this progress. [more…]