#MediaMonday – AZ Big Media Transforms its online website
Well, today’s #MediaMonday is a little different. Each week, we generally use our Monday blog to post a short, fun profile on media peeps we love. But today’s #MediaMonday is dedicated to showing off the new website of AZ Big Media, a popular media outlet here in the Valley.
If you aren’t familiar with the site, the company is responsible for overseeing publications and platforms including AZ Business Magazine, AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate, Ranking Arizona, Scottsdale Living, Experience AZ and Play Ball.
I have to say, I was quite surprised to see the changes but was pleased with the new flow of the website. Instead of each site having its own individual webpage, the new website allows readers to access the outlets through one landing page. This include the Aznow.biz brand, which is now a part of AZ Big Media. Oh, and it allows you to check out all the trending stories from one area as well.
I recently had the privilege of chatting with Perri Collins, digital manager, about the new changes. She welcomes and encourages feedback from viewers on social media and the website. She also indicated that the transformation isn’t done yet.
According to Collins, the site plans include adding a few additional features before the year is over. These include:
- Event calendars for each outlet
- Ability to upload news and photos
- Digital publications
- Downloadable apps for smart devices
So, what are your thoughts on the new website? Do you think more online sites should be adding similar features?