NMC Develops County Website to Appeal to Residents
New Media Campaigns recently launched Franklin County’s official government website. The site was designed to inform current residents about local information including county services, employment information, and how to contact county officials.
Franklin County, population 60,000, is located 30 miles East of Raleigh, North Carolina. The community has 25 governmental departments throughout the system and needed them to be neatly organized and easily accessible on their website. Franklin County also wanted a sleek design to entice prospective citizens that Franklin County was where they should settle down.
NMC’s partnered with Liaison Design Group to build the website. NMC included several custom features to appeal to Franklin County residents. The website includes a calendar that pulls from each county department’s Google Calendar and is styled to match the overall design. For convenience to county residents, NMC built a custom weather widget that shows local data from Weather.com and displays an image to correlate with that data.
Franklin County needed a very flexible content management system to accommodate its numerous departments. NMC’s HiFi Content Management System made this possible. Each department is able to change and update their own area of the website so that the website is constantly evolving to fit the needs of the individual departments, including sharing upcoming events and relavent news.
The website also is also designed to be the official webpages for Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, emergency services, library, and other governmental services.
New Media Campaigns, located in Carrboro, NC, has launched over 500 websites. The team also works with non-profits, universities, and businesses across the nation to establish a unique online presence.