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April 5th, 2013

NCTA.com Redesign

NCTA is the trade association that represents the U.S. cable and telecommunications industry. While they support the industry that connects more than 90% of American households, their site did not reflect the innovation of their members and the entertainment they provide.

DMI was tasked with developing a content and platform strategy to reposition NCTA.com as the go-to resource for cable, broadband and the technology and entertainment it provides.

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In order to shift perceptions of the cable industry, we had to evolve the way that NCTA communicates with a variety of constituents: legislators, consumers, public interest groups and the media. Content on the site needed to be informative, relatable and easy-to-digest. Design needed to incorporate the latest in digital trends. Put simply, rather than build a “traditional” association website we had to create an engaging platform for NCTA to proactively address the issues affecting their industry.

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We began with an overhaul of their existing content. Dense, reactive issue statements were boiled down to coherent, forward-looking position pieces. An interactive gallery of industry data was created to be an easy-to-use resource for The Hill and media alike. Lastly, the design of the site was updated to reflect a fresh visual identity representative of the industry.

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To be more proactive when it comes to telling their story both on the site and in the media, we also created a series of three infographics that highlight key content: Cable’s Ongoing Evolution, Cable vs. À La Carte and Lowering the Cost of Quality Time.

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The result is a unique interactive experience that more accurately portrays the vision of NCTA members and differentiates the association within a sea of competing issues and legislation.

Tags: ux/ui web development

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