ING Bank decided to re-launch their Wholesale Banking website in-line with the new brand identity they created post the financial crisis. Existing copy on the previous website was out of date, did not effectively tell the bank’s “new story” and was not optimised for the web. To ensure they successfully launched this project, ING invited me to join their Global Marketing & Communications Team in Amsterdam. By working with multiple stakeholders across the business, such as country managers and chief bankers, I led the creation of all the web copy for all the financial products and country pages. Once this was created, I worked with the relevant individuals and teams to get the necessary approval and migrated this content onto the new CMS platform (Umbraco).
Working under a tight deadline, I first worked with key stakeholders around the business to establish what general story all web copy on the new site should tell. After this was established, I led the creation of copy for all financial products and country pages which was on brand, on tone and optimised for the web.
One of the key value propositions of the new website was to not only project ING’s new brand image, but also build relationships with clients through the sharing of valuable knowledge. To enable this I used research available within ING, as well as externally, that would add value to the content for the bank’s audiences; for example, did you know half of Mongolia’s external trade is with China and comprises mostly of copper and coal 🙂
Once all content gaps were filled, I began the migration of content from the old to new CMS (from SmartSite to Umbraco). This consisted of the upload and publication of text, images, meta tags, descriptions, hyperlinks and other online media.
As the website was moving to a new CMS (Umbraco), training across the bank had to be provided. The easiest way to achieve this was through the publication of a series of video tutorials. Being a native English speaker, I assisted with the script and narrative of this.