Financial Investment News
How do you convince premium newsletter subscribers to click out of their email and into your website?
They need to make big changes in order to retain their existing users and to compete as a true digital publisher. However, they were facing outdated design, multiple disjointed product offerings, various tiers of subscriptions, and a bug-prone Salesforce integration. With ancient technology and no internal product team, they didn’t know where to start.
We proposed a strategy centered around a phased approach that would allow us to completely overhaul all of their existing brands, tools, and platforms with minimal disruption while delivering a giant leap forward for their users.
Custom User Portal
We designed a self-service user portal that allowed FIN to better monetize their users by adding ability for discounts, promotions and more flexible payment options.
Their new portal makes it easier to start a new trial and bundle subscriptions.
Automated Publishing Tools
To help create better editorial efficiency, we chose tools that would reduce the labor for daily, weekly, and monthly publishing.
With fewer steps and unconnected platforms required, the FIN team can create more content in less time, freeing up bandwidth for creative pursuits and more free content that helps grow the business.
User Research & Brand Redesign
We developed a consolidated vision and brand book that ensured new web experiences were consistent across products.
The new consolidated brand, FIN News, also gave the editorial team the resources and direction to maintain the brand and build into new verticals without jeopardizing their hard-won aesthetic.
Modern Reader Experience
By relying on user personas and best UX practices, we created a unique “Daily Feed” feature that allow subscribers to easily scan all the day’s headlines.
The best parts of the daily newsletter experience were preserved while adding a host of functionality to make the content easier to browse, search, and save. The result is a daily reading experience that is more engaging and valuable to their loyal subscribers.
Our redesign and optimized platform more than doubled site traffic in less than six months.
Articles redesigned & migrated