3 May 2006
Following a competitive pitch with the UK’s top digital agencies, Framfab has been appointed by ITN Archive to redevelop its online presence as part of a multimillion-pound digitisation project. When completed, the redevelopment will enable ITN Archive’s clients to take full advantage of its digitised content. Customers will be able to source content from their desktops, via the internet, with the ability to view, select and order footage instantaneously.
ITN Archive’s new site will deliver an enhanced user experience, with better search and interaction facilities to take full advantage of the broader range of content available. The site (www.itnarchive.com) will evolve into a fully rounded e-commerce vehicle with access to the most popular content in ITN Archive’s eclectic collection of nearly 700,000 hours of footage.
As part of its work Framfab will be laying the foundations for future proofed digital channels starting initially with a broadcast and business audience in mind before progressing onto a mass-market proposition. It is intended that the site will offer the opportunity to download video and stills, not only to computer but also to i-Pods, mobile phones and a variety of personal communication devices.
“ITN Archive is a huge brand with a compelling strategy. We are delighted to be given the opportunity of executing and evolving ITN Archive’s vision online and moving it forward significantly over the next three years to be the best online archive company in the world. The first thing that we will be tackling is to make it easier for customers to interact and engage with the huge volume of content. It is our intention that the site will enable ITN Archive to create new revenues and enter new markets internationally,” said Darren Gerry, Client Partner, Framfab UK.
Sue Thexton, Managing Director, ITN Archive said, “We are pleased to have found a partner in Framfab that exhibits both high levels of creative insight and strategic capability. Most importantly, we have found a digital partner that offers a full cross-disciplinary team that is an essential requirement if we are to achieve our goals over the next three years. Framfab has great creative energy and provides everything that we were looking for from a single agency source. I believe that their user centred site design will take us to the point where we are a fully digital archive business delivering the right content right now to industry professionals and customers across the globe.”
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About ITN Archive:
ITN Archive is an international company and one of the largest commercial archives in the world, with nearly 700,000 hours of moving imagery. With footage from 1896 to the present day, ITN Archive represents exclusively the collections of ITN, Reuters, British Pathe, Granada, Channel 4, Film Four, Fox News and Fox Movietone. The enormous range of the collections provides imagery from celebrity and entertainment to politics and current affairs; from wildlife to history to fashion.
With over 200 people in the UK alone, Framfab is one of Europe's leading digital marketing communications agencies. In the UK, the company heads the Design and Build list of agencies in New Media Age's "Top 100 Interactive Agencies 2005" and is number one in the Marketing magazine 2005 equivalent. Founded in 1995, we provide innovative interactive solutions to deliver excellent customer experiences for clients who are mainly large international companies. In the UK these include Kodak, Transport for London, and EA Games; international clients include Kraft Foods International, Barclays Capital, and Volvo.
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