Nxtbook Stories: Summer Discovery's PageRaft Success Story

Nxtbook Stories

Case studies of how our platforms are driving engagement and monetization for content creators.

 

 

 

The Struggle To Integrate Digital Content

 

Digital content enables brands to connect and engage with their customers across many different mediums. Websites, blogs, social media, videos, podcasts – the number of channels being used continues to grow.

With this ever-expanding digital presence, the need for a digital version of print content, or a digital publication, is also expanding. While print catalogs have their uses, they have some major shortcomings. Maybe their most obvious weakness is their inability to directly connect readers to all your digital content channels and push for action through digital means. Digital publications give your print content the ability to do so.

Yet brands often wonder how best to deploy their digital publications within their overall digital strategy. To help answer this, we’d like to share our work with Summer Discovery and the success they’ve seen using our PageRaft platform.

 

Our Digital Content Solution

 

Founded in 1966, Summer Discovery provides pre-college enrichment programs located in the United States and abroad. They offer middle and high school students the opportunity to participate in academic programs combining college credit and/or enrichment classes, social activities, travel, recreation, and sports.

Since 2008, Summer Discovery has partnered with us to produce their annual catalog.  Our partnership began with our legacy nxtbook software, which simply creates an interactive replica of the publication.  The piece has produced generally solid results for Summer Discovery.  Most recently in their nxtbook4 based 2016 catalog, they saw a total of 25 link clicks. The following year, still on nxtbook4, clicks increased to 40. The staff at Summer Discovery also noticed another trend in 2017: the percentage of readers who were accessing their catalog from a mobile device was dramatically increasing.

After learning how our PageRaft platform is designed with the best mobile user experience in mind, Summer Discovery made the switch from nxtbook4 to PageRaft for their 2018 catalog.  In doing so, they saw substantial increases across several engagement areas – most notably in link clicks. After the switch, Summer Discovery’s catalog had an astounding 1,134 link clicks  – with over half of these clicks directing traffic to their website homepage, contact form, and application page.

In the video below, we’ll take a quick look at the ways Summer Discovery uses PageRaft to draw readers to registration pages. We’ll also highlight a few of PageRaft’s additional features that helped Summer Discovery integrate more of their digital content into their catalog.

 

 

By utilizing PageRaft, an experience designed to flow beautifully whether accessed by desktop or mobile devices, customers can simply connect with Summer Discovery and apply for programs directly through the digital catalog.

Brands and marketers know an integrative digital strategy is a necessity. The numbers from Summer Discovery and our other partner brands consistently show PageRaft delivers a top-level experience and, in turn, stand out results.

If you’d like to see how our digital solutions can help your brand connect deeply and engage meaningfully, we’d love to hear from you. Click the button below for a personalized, no strings attached demo from one of our partnership specialists.