content marketing + digital experience
Faced with a barrage of new challenges to its business model, Jaguar Land Rover decided to create its own ‘new technology startup’.
InMotion was established as an incubator for entrepreneurial talent, creating a suite of apps and services for a world beyond car ownership.
Our job was to create the digital strategy – from website design & build to content production and promotion – to position InMotion as the UK’s premier destination for mobility information and innovation.
But how do you embrace disruption and use content to launch and build a new digital brand which has no products or services to sell?
Taking a phased, agile approach
If InMotion was to succeed as a start-up, it would have to behave like one by taking an test-and-learn approach to strategy and content production. We worked closely with the InMotion team to define a clear tone of voice and brand positioning, and designed an agile strategic framework that could adapt to fast-evolving business needs and emerging audience interests.
Identifying shared passions and human needs
Internal decision makers. Transportation experts. Entrepreneurial influencers. Forward-thinking consumers. We needed to find a sweet spot that resonated with a diverse set of audiences.
Using social listening we identified shared interests and online resources and uncovered a very human need to understand the changes that technology and the sharing economy were imposing on the automotive industry. We simply needed to illustrate the opportunities these changes offered.
OUR APPROACH: UX & TECH
Building an immersive storytelling experience
The Mediablaze digital team designed a compelling interface to consume content, with an infinite scroll using AJAX technology to reduce bandwidth. WordPress’s functionality enabled the creation of an app-like, single-page experience.
By seamlessly loading the following article, we gently coaxed users through multiple articles in one session. The team combined these cutting-edge features with editorial best-practice UX, including social-ready pullquotes, sharelines and highlight-and-share functionality.
CREATING A PLATFORM
Bringing new concepts to life – with the help of familiar voices
Mediablaze’s in-house digital team created a bespoke content hub to be the focal point for news, opinions and stories around mobility, with particular focus on how it’s changing both the automotive industry and people’s lives.
Seasoned motoring and technology journalists, influencers, and industry professionals were commissioned to create a wide range of original features, complemented with visual direction from Mediablaze’s design team.
Mediablaze’s in-house editorial team managed this challenging production process, led by a managing editor and supported by a copy editor with oversight from the editorial director.
The use of a contextual reading pane combined with article pathwaying helped create an intuitive and dynamic reading experience by rendering article selection immediately on to the right of the pane. This aids content discovery by taking advantage of your eyes’ natural reading motion to surface a cross section of related articles.
From zero to hero in six weeks
Incredibly, the InMotion site went from sketches to full launch in just six weeks in order to hit an ambitious deadline for the PR announcement. Mediablaze worked closely with InMotion’s PR team to amplify the launch, resulting in significant PR traction and engagement with InMotion’s website and social channels.
In just six months, InMotion has become the UK’s most visited resource for the mobility sector
With over 7,000 unique visits a month from a highly engaged, expert and influential audience, the success of the site has resulted in the evolution of the InMotion proposition and the recruitment of start-up entrepreneurs to develop a new suite of mobility services.
Half of all traffic is organically driven, with 38% returning visits.
Audience will go on to read more than two articles per visit.
This is just a taste of what we have to offer your brand from our previous clients. But if you want to talk about what we can do for you rather than what we’ve done before then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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