- Leveraging Content For High Engagement

The team at Chicago Architecture Foundation took full advantage of a new site and a powerful new BigTree CMS implementation to become content powerhouses. The best part? People are flocking to the site to consume that content!

  • Sessions: 1,350,000 (up 15% over the previous year)
  • Users: 867,000
  • Pageviews: 4,333,000
  • 2015 social media traffic to increased 128% over 2014
  • All sessions were up 15% over 2014.
  • Bounce rate was down 16%.

Lafayette College - Record Breaking Growth

At a time when many colleges and universities are struggling to meet recruitment goals, Lafayette received its highest number of applications this year. More than 8,100 prospective students applied to be members of the Class of 2020, a whopping 40 percent increase over the last five years.

George Washington's Mount Vernon - A Banner Year

"...In terms of year over year growth, we are up 50% in terms of website sessions and 60% in terms of page views since the launch of our new site in August 2014. And on top of all the quantitative improvement, we feel that with new content offerings like the Mount Vernon Virtual Tour, Washington’s World Interactive Map, and feature presentations such as The Winter Patriots, we feel that we are now amongst the leaders in our digital category."

Rob Shenk, Senior Vice President, Visitor Engagement at Mount Vernon

Bucknell University - A Record Year for Admissions Applications

Bucknell University saw a record numbers of applications for admission to the Class of 2019. The University recorded over 10,925 applications, marking an all-time high in Bucknell's 169-year history. The milestone represents a nearly 39-percent increase over previous year's number of applications and exceeds the previous record set in 2006 by more than 1,800.  

Kenyon College Shatters Records

Applications were up 63 percent after the site launch, driving Kenyon’s acceptance rate down to a highly selective 24.6 percent, an historic low for the College. 

Equally as impressive was the quality of the candidates. Average SAT scores climbed 13 points in all three math, verbal and written components.  

Tufts University Sees Big Increases

Tufts University experienced record applications following the launch of new admissions focused website initiatives, and saw its acceptance rate fall below 20 percent for the first time.