SES is the world-leading satellite operator; the company connects and enables broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enriches the lives of billions of people worldwide.
During 2016 SES undertook a major brand repositioning with brand agency venturethree, aiming to increase recognition of the breadth, depth and flexibility of their global capabilities, going beyond satellites to offer more ground services.
Our brief was to create a digital brand experience that reflected this ambitious brand repositioning. They needed a new website to provide an intuitive user experience for a varied and demanding global audience alongside showcasing the new brand to the world.
We were responsible for the entirety of the website project – from digital strategy, UX and visual design to technical development.
After an intense discovery phase at SES’s HQ in Luxembourg – interviewing both stakeholders and users – Catch undertook an iterative building process in close collaboration with the client. This allowed the team to validate ideas iteratively and gave the client full transparency into the project progress.
Alongside SES, the Catch project team worked closely with branding consultancy venturethree to ensure the new website was part of a unified experience.
The scale and complexity of the new site and content meant the site was built with a modular approach and hosted by Acquia, the leading cloud platform provider. The site uses the latest version of Drupal 8, and both Catch and Acquia worked in close partnership to ensure the site build and infrastructure is resilient and scalable.
Key website features;
- Check coverage of satellites and ground network connectivity
- Drupal 8 CMS
- Multiple API integrations, including SAP and Successfactors
- Fully responsive
If you’re interested in learning more about the technical aspect of this project, read this news article.
Jonathan Smith, Managing Director at Catch commented “The partnership with SES has been collaborative from the outset. A co-located approach has enabled us to really get under the skin of the new brand, and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, including brand partner venturethree, to design and build something really special which does the fantastic new brand positioning justice”.
Neill Henderson, Senior Manager, Marketing at SES commented: “Since we made the decision to move our web platform ses.com to Acquia-Drupal, it was essential for us to have a good partner. Catch have demonstrated their ability to understand our needs and deliver us a modern responsive website to the high standards we set out. Their integrated team of project managers, designers and developers, along with their commitment to get the project done on time have been exemplary.”
Visit www.ses.com and stay tuned for future SES developments. We’re continuing to work with the team in Luxembourg on increased website functionality and a range of other exciting digital products.