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American Chemistry Council

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The Client

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is an industry trade association for US chemical companies, based in Washington, D.C. Its 190-plus members contribute research to inform and advise state and federal policymakers; networks of specialist industry groups also organize their activities under the ACC umbrella.

Opportunity:

The Council is an important provider of data and statistics; its Chemical Activity Barometer is a leading indicator of the broader US economy. In 2015, its huge range of content was migrated to a CMS that proved too unergonomic for end-users and editors. Five years later, ACC decided to rebuild the site on Ibexa DXP.

Challenge:

  • Inadequate CMS
  • Rigid frontend architecture
  • “Wall of text” content difficult to search and skim
  • Content very slow to upload or amend
  • No content preview

Delivery:

  • Three-month discovery phase
  • Content had built up to 20,000 pages; this was cut down to 3,000 in the migration
  • Extensive use of Ibexa Page Builder to make content more accessible to all interest groups
  • Micro-sharing option and contextualized search part of complex six-month development
  • Launch August 2020

 

The American Chemistry Council (ACC)’s project won Marcom Gold price and Davey Awards in the General-Associations category.

 

 
 

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