Increasing Impact for a Leader in Middle East Policy Analysis

Nonprofit think tank the Middle East Policy Center has been providing insight and analysis for nearly 30 years. Saddled with a cumbersome online publishing system and poorly architected website, the MEPC needed a quicker, easier way to publish and a user experience to made their research more accessible. We partnered with the MEPC to transform how they publish, while helping them more effectively engage and influence audiences around the world.

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The Results
54%
Increase in In-bound Referral Traffic in First Year
46%
Increase in Repeat Visits Within First Year
Project Case Study
MEPC.org Policy Think Thank Website User Experience Design

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Recognition

Horizon Interactive Bronze Award, Nonprofit

Interactive Media Awards, Best in Class

Communicator Award of Distinction

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“MSDS fundamentally changed how we communicate online for the better, turning our website into an essential publishing center. We’re now able to respond to current events more quickly and publish more frequently, while our archive of “Middle East Policy” has now been introduced to a much wider audience.”

– Anne Joyce, Vice President, The Middle East Policy Council

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