Can you describe the scope of this project in greater detail?
This was essentially a full-service project. They even helped us modify our business plan. They helped us with research, discovery, requirements gathering, and project scoping. Once we moved through the planning stage, they began building the site from the ground up. They finalized and polished our new design and coded all of the custom functionality on the site. They continue to offer support services to us on a monthly basis.
How did you identify and select New Local Media as a partner?
It was really word of mouth. Someone we worked with in marketing had suggested them. We had a chance to meet with them, interview them, and it just felt like they were a company that would meet our needs.
How did you select New Local Media as your solution partner for this endeavor?
We did some initial research. They were one of two potential vendors that we approached with this project. After we’d met with the teams of both, we decided that New Local Media was probably the more capable and experienced of the two.
Had you already selected WordPress as your preferred content management system before approaching New Local Media?
No, we had not. They were a part of the decision-making process that led to the selection of WordPress. WordPress was their number one recommendation in terms of platforms. They argued for the flexibility and accessibility of WordPress and persuaded us that it would also be the most cost-effective solution in terms of obtaining future support services. We agreed with their assessment and went ahead and built the new site using WordPress
Could you provide a sense of the size of this project in monetary terms?
In total, the new site cost us a little more than $15,000 in the first year. We retain them for support service, too.
When was this WordPress site launched?
We launched it on March 15 of this year 2014, so very recently.