Come the Zombie Apocalypse, the survivors at Made Media will set out on a pilgrimage to Glyndebourne in the South Downs. Why? Well it’s the perfect hideout, nestled in beautiful countryside, with a dedicated wind turbine, a haha defence lawn, three restaurants, and of course, world class opera to keep us entertained.
Glyndebourne is an amazing institution. They’re independent and unique, and they strive to produce the best that can be done, not the best they can do. Punters get dressed up to enjoy their work, but you’d be wrong to think them a stuffy outfit. They are one of our most progressive, engaging, media-savvy and friendly clients. We were delighted to win work with Glyndebourne four years ago, considering it a major vote of confidence in our little agency. We’re still proud to work with them, and we’re pleased to launch a refreshed website, making it fully mobile-responsive for the first time.
The last website launched in 2010, the same year the iPad went on-sale. Since then Glyndebourne’s tablet usage has grown to 20% of all traffic and tops 45% for new visitors. Even given the growth in mobile, that’s an unusually high proportion. So a responsive design that accommodates tablets was a must. That stretches to the more complex features such as seat selection, membership renewals and ticket ballots.
We also took the opportunity to make general improvements to the ticketing and membership experience, integrating contextual up-sells, and migrating from Drupal to Silverstripe.
Go take a look. Join the waiting list. It might just be your key to surviving the undead armageddon in style.
Exciting news. We’ve just incorporated Made Media in the US, and this week we’re back from New York having just kicked off two projects in the big apple.
We’re developing a new ticketing Website for the Lincoln Center, home to Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House amongst others.
New York University is busy launching a new Arts Center and Art Gallery on their Abu Dhabi campus. Made is developing visual identities and two dual-language websites.
Enter Allison Fippinger
To help us deliver these projects we’re welcoming Allison Fippinger to the team as Senior Consultant. A certified Project Management Professional with 15+ years arts experience, she is particularly experienced in ticketing integration projects and application developments. She started her career as a fundraiser in New York City (Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic) before providing technology consulting for organisations across North America. As well as managing our new projects stateside, Allison will look after Made’s existing US clients including AT&T Performing Arts Center, Orchestra Iowa and Signature Theatre.
We’re stoked, and we’re open for business across the US.
Stay tuned for more announcements.
Announcing Crowdhandler, a cloud service from Made Media. Crowdhandler is a cloud-based virtual waiting room. It protects ticketing websites during heavy on-sales, keeping servers up, and customers happy. Best of all. It does this for any ticketing website and any box office system, with no integration required. In fact we can get a website protected within one week. Visit the website to see how.
We’re very proud to announce the new website that we’ve built for the Old Vic Theatre.
The front-end site makes a big deal of their gorgeous imagery and works superbly on mobile devices and tablets. We’ve also replaced their ticketing path with our BlocksOffice product, which is packed with all the bells and whistles that we now consider standard, such as mobile-friendly select-your-own-seat, alerts for restricted views and contextual upsells.
The Old Vic also value their many members and have introduced custom functionality allowing them to respond to member-only RSVP events and renew or upgrade their membership level.
We also have to admit it’s a bit of a thrill when Kevin Spacey gives your designs the thumbs-up!
Take a look for yourself at oldvictheatre.com.
We’ve added another Australian client to our portfolio, having designed and developed a new website for Melbourne Recital Centre.
Melbourne Recital Centre is an acclaimed music destination combining architectural innovation and acoustic perfection within its two world-class performance spaces to showcase the best music, artists and ensembles from around the world.
The website needed to reflect the venue’s distinctiveness and reputation for excellence. We’ve achieved this with our customary focus on user needs, with animated backgrounds and parallax scrolling to add splashes of variety. The site is mobile and tablet-friendly, features campaign-style fundraising pages and comes equipped with BlocksOffice – our ticketing pathway product with HTML5 select-your-own-seat.
Check out the site at melbournerecital.com.au