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Canada Life Investments

Bespoke Web Design & CMS

Creating an asset from
a digital experience

The design brief

Creating a good user experience with lots of content is a difficult balancing act. But if done right, it provides an essential shop window and a valuable marketing tool. Which is just what we did…

Canada Life Investments is a UK-based asset manager responsible for managing more than £33bn of equities, fixed income and property investment solutions. Their 45-strong team of investment professionals in the City of London, partner with only the best agencies who they can trust to deliver their digital consultancy needs. Having worked with them for 8 years, we pushed forward the idea to redesign their website and together we embraced the challenge.

Our mission was to transform a ‘flat’ and content-rich website. Making it into a streamlined, engaging user experience – without losing the content. We had to find a way to simplify a dated text heavy site, yet ensure content was still king and not let imagery take over.

Investing in the right
design strategy

Mobile First

Asked to push the boundaries – we did just that – with a progressive design and a clean minimal theme. Keeping only the key info at the forefront of the design prevented it looking cluttered, busy or too wordy.

Exploiting a mobile first approach to the design we considered both the image and content needs of the user. This directed which elements were to and the hierarchy of the page. The rest then followed.

We updated the brand colours and logo making them sleeker and less corporate as the website needed to communicate a sophisticated message to high-net-worth individuals.

Long term results
with minimum risk

The results

It’s now a website that engages. Promoting news, insights and knowledge. It’s improved messaging and engagement helps close the loop on their digital marketing.

We hit the nail on the head with the creative brief – the website now boasts an elevated digital brand identity with an enhanced user experience. Subscriptions and social following are now meeting the core objectives of the website. Evocative, full-screen imagery and contemporary scrolling make Canada Life Investments stand out from their competitors, yet still remain accessible for the more traditional user.

Our ambitious website make-over initiated a whole brand identity refresh.

"...They have been an incredibly strong partner in the last six years, providing digital solutions that help us stand out against our peers..."

Adrian Tate, Marketing Communications Manager Canada Life Investments
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