Susan G. Komen
Inspiring users to the main source of breast cancer research
Susan G. Komen is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer by funding groundbreaking research, community health, and global advocacy programs. Faced with visitors not finding the relevant information they needed, Komen sought for a way to best engage with the breast cancer community online.
Komen.org had not been redesigned since 2007 and therefore faced increasing challenges in high bounce rates (average >55%), complicated content consumption, and declining conversions to online donations. Besides a directly quantifiable impact, the challenges went beyond the broader implications of the overall brand perception.
What We Did
iMedia led the development of the new Komen.org site with responsive design in mind, allowing for higher engagement for a wide range of visitors digesting content across all browsers and devices.
The site architecture was designed with a strategic purpose to optimize call-to-action strategies that align with the specific user’s journey. These call-to-actions help users flow through the site seamlessly, obtaining the information needed, along with a simplified online conversion process for online donations.
The new layout was designed to help visitors from all aspects of the breast cancer journey find relevant information efficiently. These target audiences consisted of survivors, supporters, caregivers, researchers, volunteers, and both current and potential donors.
By leveraging Ektron 9.1, iMedia architected responsive templates and built custom widgets to facilitate the vast strategic and functional needs of the new komen.org.
The new site launched just in time to help to support the increased traffic during Komen’s busiest time of year, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since launch, Komen has experienced: