Mando’s Robinsons Brewery website wins ‘Site of the Year’ at the Sitecore Experience Awards

Mando were awarded two prestigious prizes at the Sitecore Experience Awards last week (Thursday 5th May 2016), for their Robinsons Brewery website.

Mando won ‘Best Use of Commerce’, and were also awarded the most coveted prize of ‘Site of the Year’.

The awards were presented by Sitecore UK Managing Director Simon Etherington, at the Sitecore Digital Summit in London. 

Mando developed a new ‘mobile-first’ Sitecore/uCommerce digital marketing platform for Robinsons Brewery, representing a marked change in brewery marketing. The new site is achieving everything both Mando and Robinsons hoped it would - and much, much more. 

In its first 3 months, the website increased sales by almost 130% compared to the same period last year; with Black Friday sales up a massive 690% compared to the same 24 hours the previous year. Traffic is up 80% on the same period last year. Visitors are also staying on the website longer, an additional 13 seconds.

The site beautifully reinforces the Robinsons brand by being welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable. It clearly conveys the brewers’ rich heritage while being wholly relevant to the here and now. The site has provided Robinsons with a much clearer understanding of their customers, which means they’re able to offer a more personalised and meaningful journey, to cross-sell and upsell more effectively. 

Ian Finch, Managing Director at Mando, said: “We are incredibly thrilled to win both of these awards. To be recognised by Sitecore for our work means a great deal to us.”

“Working with Robinsons Brewery has been a very rewarding experience for all of our team. Seeing the website deliver the kind of results that it has, has been phenomenal. We are looking forward to our continuing relationship with Robinsons and developing the website further to provide even greater business value.”

Daniella Martin, Communications Manager at Robinsons Brewery said: “We’re all incredibly proud to see Robinsons recognised amongst so many global heavyweight companies. Our business first and foremost is brewing beer, running pubs and serving up great customer experiences. It’s our passion and we’ve been doing it for almost 180 years. So to receive not one, but two awards for our new digital platform is testament to our continued ability to adapt. 

“Mando have been a joy to work with and they really understood our values, and our story, from the start. We now have a website that’s fit for the future and one that we feel is a leading example in our industry. We look forward to a bright future working with Mando to deliver some exciting and innovative results.” 

For more information about the project, and to hear from Daniella Martin at Robinsons, watch our short video.