Posted on 3/2/2011 in Launch Announcement
Westborough, Mass. – March 1, 2011 – Wakefly, an innovative, award-winning web development and online marketing firm, announced that it has designed and developed new websites for Smiths Interconnect and several of its businesses including Protection Technology Group, EMC/Florida RF Labs, Hypertronics and Interconnect Devices.
“Our goal is to create a consistent approach and image across the Smiths Interconnect businesses, centralize content in one easy to use content management system and develop and execute a plan to drive and convert qualified traffic to our sites,” said Garry MacDonald, director of business development, Smiths Interconnect.
Wakefly designed an overall approach for Smiths Interconnect, with all the businesses having a consistent, yet customized, experience on their websites. The challenge was in protecting the brand equity of the individual businesses while providing a consistent web experience across the sites.
“This was an exciting web redesign project from a design, look and feel standpoint because we were starting from scratch,” said Tim Hawkins, creative director at Wakefly. “We began with an in-depth interview with key stakeholders to understand the essence of the businesses, what they represented, their unique value proposition and from there we were able to develop a modern, high tech approach that still enabled the individual businesses to maintain their own identity within a consistent framework.”
Wakefly chose Kentico as the underlying content management system is because its open architecture and .net framework simplified the steps involved in writing scripts to pull content from disparate sources into Kentico. While each site has its own Kentico license, website administrators enter one management area and with a simple pull down menu select the site they want to manage.
Wakefly’s search engine marketing team conducted a comprehensive, customized search engine marketing assessment of the consolidated web properties, including analyzing over 50 organic check points, developing a comprehensive list of keywords for the businesses and investigating the search engine marketing activities of their main competitors.
To date, the results include a shared experience across all the business units and visitors better understand the global reach and vast technology portfolio of Smiths Interconnect.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a world leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.
Wakefly is a web development and online marketing firm specializing in design, lead generation and conversion tools that will deliver a high return on investment. The Company offers a proven process to optimize marketing initiatives across both online and offline channels in order to drive higher numbers of visitors to a web property. Their expert team, with diverse backgrounds in marketing, technology and creative, has the combined experience to make marketing easy. The Company is committed to delivering high-value leads and measurable ROI. For more information, please visit www.wakefly.com or call 508-616-2042.