To many people who follow finance, FTSE is the FTSE 100, the bellwether index of British stocks; with the DAX, DOW, Nikkei and Hang Seng, it is one of the most followed indices in the world. What fewer know is FTSE's hugely diverse portfolio of other offerings--120,000 indices that follow markets in 80 countries, covering everything from stocks to esoteric assets on a local, regional and global basis.
The problem for FTSE? An internet presence that barely reflected its brand story. Featureless and prosaic, it did little to capture the excitement and value of a company whose indices provide benchmarks for over US $3 trillion in investments worldwide.
With FTSE eager to make a change, Method quickly huddled with the company's marketing and technology teams. Immediately, the group sought to leverage the company's global technology platform, bringing real-time indices, fed by live data, to an interactive map on the homepage. The team also determined to make the experience much more user-centric, creating navigational pathways and pages for investors, investment managers and asset traders. Finally, while copywriters revamped the messaging, the design team refreshed the entire visual look-and-feel, finding new ways to express the brand through a clear, more contemporary presence.
Today, FTSE's online experience is a far better fit for a marketplace leader, bringing a world of financial insight-and a spirit of innovation-right to the forefront. What's more, says Creative Director, Philip O'Dwyer, "it's a far more relevant user experience. It makes it easy to understand what FTSE offers and, in particular, what it offers you."
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