Witney TV- Creating a Community Powered Website

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Having a business based in Witney has many benefits, not only is the location great, but being here means that we get to be part of a thriving community. So when Witney TV came to us asking if we could help them with their new website, we couldn’t wait to get involved!

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Witney TV was founded by Barry Clack in May 2010 and quickly became the site of choice for the West Oxfordshire community to catch up on news and current affairs. As the viewing figures grew it became apparent that original website was going to need to grow as well, so Barry came to UE to see how we could help.

We wanted the new site to be a real social hub powered by the local community so, as well as hosting all the videos; we also wanted to incorporate event listings, advertising, a business directory and social media. We turned to Business Catalyst (Adobe’s Content Management System) to provide the functionality for this as it not only enables our web design team to create the different applications needed but also allows the Witney TV team to control and update the site easily themselves.

It was decided that the site would need a two phase launch. Phase one went live on August 10th 2011 and allows visitors to register their company information and list local events, as well as of course hosting video of  West Oxfordshire events. Phase two will be a much bigger launch with all the directories and advertising filled with local information and potentially some extra features on the site. The Second Launch will be in November and to celebrate the completion of the site, Witney TV and UE are planning something pretty special. Stay tuned to the Blog and Twitter feeds, as we’ll be announcing our plans soon!

In the mean time if you are a West Oxford Business, Charity or Community group head over the Witney TV site and register your information.

Jon Ellard
- Director

A results driven, self-motivated and resourceful director with a proven ability to develop and strengthen client relationships. With 14 years marketing experience Jon’s main focus is to ensure clients receive return on investment from their online investment. Jon has excellent people skills and possesses the valuable ability to explain technically-complex subjects and make them comprehensible.

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