Code Computerlove Scoops Award For Oxfam Website
Code Computerlove's team members donned their awards dinner attire again last night to collect another top industry award.
This time it was the agency's work for leading global charity Oxfam, which was recognised as Best Not-For-Profit Website in the annual Sitecore of the Year awards for the UK.
Sitecore is a leading Content Management System and its Site of the Year contest recognises customers who have developed the most outstanding website using Sitecore software. From its 2,700 customers worldwide, Sitecore selects winners from each of its regions and it was the United Kingdom's turn this quarter (Q1- International; Q2- Denmark; Q4- North America.)
Entrants are asked to outline the challenges, goals and results relating to their website and to demonstrate how they are using Sitecore to create more effective business processes and advance their online strategies.
Considerations include creativity in presentation, integration with a rich data sources and applications, ability to educate, inform and motivate to action, and the compelling nature of theoverall user experience.
And Oxfam's website was a clear winner in the Not For Profit category. Since the site launched in April, the inherent efficiencies offered by the Sitecore Content Management Solution have helped deliver time and cost savings.
By way of example, Code Computerlove has subesequently reskinned the new website in line with new global branding, this was delivered ahead of schedule and below budget.
Feedback from end users has also been exceptional, both from within the business and from site users. Dwell time and conversion rates across all key donation journeys have increased.
As a result of the 'Agile' project methodology used by Code Computerlove to deliver the project, Oxfam itself has become an increasingly flexible and responsive organisation. Key principles behind the ways that Code worked throughout the implementation are being adopted by Oxfam's own teams: 'sprint' phases on a fortnightly rolling basis have inculcated a continual process of release, learn, change, and release for future technical projects.
The Oxfam site was also up for the People's Choice Award that was decided by a public vote on Facebook but was just pipped to the top spot by the Royal Navy who rallied the troops to vote for it. EasyJet was another winner on the night, taking the overall SItecore Of The Year Award title.