Howard Hughes Website Redesign
Building Manageability with Modular Components
New visitors in one month
Decrease in new site build costs
Increase in direct search sessions
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops eighteen master planned communities throughout the country. With the goal of bringing hundreds of retail and residential microsites into a single CMS, The Howard Hughes Corporation turned to Sagepath to leverage our expertise of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) to breathe new life into their brand. The first three properties migrated to the new platform included Riverwalk, Downtown Summerlin, and Seaport District NYC.
Building a Foundation for Greater Branding and Cost Control
Howard Hughes tasked Sagepath with helping them gain more control over their digital assets and content while still allowing for local, customized content. Each property had its own CMS, making it difficult to gain a consolidated view of how marketing dollars were being spent. The design needed reusable components that could be used across the board, reducing CMS maintenance costs and creating a more unified brand presence online.
Greater Efficiencies Using Reuseable Templates
We took on the project with one main intention: stand up the first property site in AEM, but keep a multi-site architecture in mind. Using the Seaport District premium retail center in New York as our model, we created a scalable platform with standardized, reusable templates and components in Adobe Experience Manager that can extend to additional sites in other locations.
- Content Strategy
- User Experience
Standardizing Design for Additional Properties
Next, the newly standardized components were used to build websites in AEM for premium retail properties in Las Vegas, NV and New Orleans, LA. While our first site launch was a resounding success, we discovered inconsistencies among various properties that resulted in ongoing component enhancements for even greater efficiencies.
Additional Sites Can Now Go Live in Hours
New Sites Launch in Hours
A global component library allows new properties to access pre-approved elements while accommodating new, custom components that may also be shared across properties.
Real-time Updates in Minutes
Howard Hughes' in-house team can make real-time updates with the need for outside agencies.
More Effective Target Marketing
Built-in tagging allows more agile marketing, reduced costs and improved site performance.
A More Unified Corporate Presence
A global header and footer showcases a more unified Howard Hughes brand, their corporation and other properties.
Sites Updated for Best Practices
Google Analytics and SEO best practices allow corporate to easily request metrices for properties when required.