Clock has partnered with the UK’s fastest growing media company, BizClik Media, to launch a collection of 18 websites for their growing portfolio of industry-leading global brands and communities.
BizClik Media (BMG) required a strong, strategic and reliable development partner to support and guide the business digitally in the next stage of its growth strategy. The brief was centred around an entire rebuild of the existing brand sites, powered by a singular multi-instance Content Management System, with a suite of new functionality and features.
The new sites host BMG’s digital magazines, which showcase news, features and profiles from the biggest companies and most influential people in each industry.
The platforms are a significant departure from the previous websites, offering many improvements on both the front and back end. Each homepage now displays a rolling news bar and a selection of new articles and features, enabling users to easily stay up to date with all the latest industry news.
Users can also read interviews with key industry figures, peruse top tens and top 100s curated by magazine editors, watch exclusive video content, sign up to live events, as well as read BMG’s industry-leading digital magazines.
Using Clock’s in-house FrontEnd expertise to bring the designs to life, a set of skilfully presented, fully responsive digital platforms were created. An integral element of the brief was to also boost workflow efficiencies and enable editors to regularly update content and with ease; something that under the previous setup could be time-consuming. With the implementation of Clock’s comprehensive CMS offering a range of benefits to editors including scheduling and preview options to name a few, workflows have - and will continue to be - been much-improved.
With a deep-dive into the existing data, our Software Engineering experts undertook a sizeable content migration piece, allowing all existing content to be seamlessly transferred over to the new platforms. This resulted in a switchover and launch that carried minimal disruption or downtime.
Adopting an agile framework to deliver the project and working iteratively across development and testing, allowed for robust planning and delivery. Our flexible approach helped instil confidence in the client when working to tight deadlines and the regular showcasing of work also allowed effective management of feedback and change.
2022 will see us continue to build on and enhance the sites that are live, as well as roll out additional brands with ease.
BizClik Media CEO Glen White says:
“As ever, BizClik Media Group continues to innovate in order to create the best digital experience for business professionals. Our new industry websites provide the ultimate platform to complement our journalism and establish BMG as the corporate storyteller for the world’s largest, most innovative and fastest growing companies. A real game changer.”
And from Chief Technology Officer, Nathan Bursnell:
“After extensive research to find a platform that would facilitate our growth plans as a business, while also giving our readers the best experience possible, I'm very excited to launch a new set of brand websites.
Special thanks to the team, alongside our new partner Clock who were able to make it all a reality - here's to an exciting future!”
Take a look at one of the sites in action - sustainabilitymag.com