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Case Study: OGT

Oxford Gene Technologies (OGT) appointed UP to help them refresh their complete brand identity and then re-structure and redesign their website and digital presence.

About OGT

OGT is a leading global provider of diagnostic genomic solutions, their goal is to enable researchers and clinical decision makers to reach the right decisions for each patient, every time.

The quality and innovation built into their products for NGS, arrays and FISH reflects their commitment to improving the future of genetic clinical care.

OGT’s philosophy is simple – they exist so that genetic based medicine can continue to progress and improve the lives of patients through the application of effective, accurate and simple to use genetic analysis products; created for scientists, by scientists.

The branding brief

UP created a brand that matched the expertise and prowess of an absolute expert in hybridisation technology, clinical research and diagnostic solutions.

By bringing humanity into the brand the UP creative teams helped to deliver a story of partnership. Highlighting the OGT team’s strong customer service approach and unparalleled excellence in scientific knowledge.

A unique and beautifully crafted brand was born. Mimicking the intricate and complex nature of the industry through bespoke illustration, pattern and a newly defined brand architecture.

The digital brief

When the UP FOR DIGITAL team were introduced to the project, OGT had a website that was not mobile responsive, and they also had a brand/product website for Cytocel that was built on a propitiatory CMS.

The two websites were visually out-dated, not mobile responsive, and more importantly did not represent the single business. Our job was to bring them together, and make the customer’s experience easier, and allow for the business to showcase (and sell) their genetical product ranges.

We also needed to give the OGT team a CMS/platform that was easy to use, easy to update the website and add new products, and make sure the business continued to rank well on Google.

The multiple work-streams we focused on were:

  • A single website for both brands to allow for cross-selling opportunities
  • Developing an online tool for lead generation
  • Developing a platform to support the sales team with existing customers
  • Developing a comprehensive information Hub (podcasts, blogs, vlogs and articles)
  • A custom web-application for the NGS Panel builder

The solution

We followed our tried and tested process for designing and building brilliant websites and eCommerce stores.

We used Asana, our project management platform, to keep the client and internal team informed on our progress,

The site was built on Umbraco, allowing for easy multi-lingual capability, product management, and basket functionality.

We developed:

  • A fully responsive, user-focused site
  • Created an engaging design, with great use of new illustrations, videos and animations, directed wholly by the agreed new look & feel developed by the UP brand team
  • Delivered a CMS system which is easy to use, update, quickly create new landing pages and manage day to day
  • All products have been developed to have an easy-to-tailor shopping basket functionality (not obviously eCommerce)

The Result

A genuinely stunning rebrand, complimented by a stunning, and usable new website and one very happy client

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