Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Site Revealed

Last September we initiated a Web development project at Strategic Communications Group (Strategic) as part of the last step in our repositioning from a public relations firm to a social media marketing consultancy.

Rather than undertake this Web effort by employing a traditional methodology (i.e. design firm, HTML coding, etc.), we elected to:

1) Build and re-architect the site from the ground-up using WordPress to allow for seamless integration of Web 2.0 functionality; and

2) Crowdsource the creative to adhere to a more community oriented approach to the design, at a fraction of the cost. 

In fact, you can revisit my crowdsourcing experience at these two blog posts:'s the result to date...the first iteration of Strategic's new corporate Web site.

As with all things social, the site will continue to be a work in progress.  We'll tweak the content and design.  Add new Web 2.0 tools and technologies.  And encourage engagement.

Oh yeah, while I've taken a step back from the typical insight and thought leadership on this blog to be self promotional, I might as well ask for your help with this.

If you tweet "Check out the new #Strategic Web site at  #pr  #contest" and you may be selected to win an iPod Shuffle.


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