Seattle Met

A Better Way To Deliver The News

Strategy / Branding / Interactive / Custom CMS

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Making The Right Pitch

Seattle Met, a SagaCity Media company, is Seattle’s monthly indispensable news, culture, and lifestyle magazine. Favoring bold design, eye-catching photography, and a witty editorial voice, they came to us for help reworking their sales & media kit, in addition to moving their print publication to the web.

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After the Sales & Media redesign, Seattle Met Ad Revenue sales increased by 10%. We were off to a great start.

Seattle Met Sales and Revenue Increase of 10%

A New Way To Deliver The News

Being the city’s go-to guide for news, culture and lifestyle for almost a decade, moving a print publication to web carried huge responsibilities. We would not only be designing the front-end, but an elaborate rail-based CMS to manage content and supporting mobile app geared towards Seattle restaurants.

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Laying Out A Blueprint

We started by organizing the massive amount of content that Seattle Met wanted to feature. Information Architecture for a large scale new site is no joke. Wireframes helped to ensure content of easily navigable – whether you’re looking for a new hiking trail or the hippest boutique shops.

Giving Context To The Content

A visually compelling hierarchy was created using a clean grid structure of content boxes and regions. Typography, color palette and subtle ui elements further assist readability, while establishing a consistent user experience.

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Instant Results

After the redesign was launched, time spent on the site shot up a whopping 75%.

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Giving Context to Content

Before we started working on seattlemet.com, it took five staffers two full weeks to upload a single issue of the magazine. Our custom Ruby on Rails CMS cut the upload time to a single day. In addition, our SEO work helped them reach page one of Google for several keywords within just three months.

Seattle Met's Custom CMS
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Before we started working on seattlemet.com, it took five staffers two full weeks to upload a single issue of the magazine. Our custom Ruby on Rails CMS cut the upload time to a single day. In addition, our SEO work helped them reach page one of Google for several keywords within just three months.

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Reviews At Your Fingertips

Nosh Pit is one of the magazine’s most popular sections, featuring restaurant reviews from all over the city. We snagged the restaurants and reviews and consolidated them into a niffty iOS app. Now loyal readers are never more than a few taps away from finding a great place to eat!

Seattle Met iOS App
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