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We Are Wirehive 100 Award Winners 2017!

  • Written By Chris
  • Posted October 16, 2017
  • 2 minutes Read Time

It’s fair to say that when October rolls around, the thoughts of the whole team at Media Lounge immediately turn to just one thing – the Wirehive 100 Awards.

Having already tasted success in last years’ awards by claiming ‘eCommerce Site Of The Year 2016’ for our client Superior Fires and their fantastic new online store, every member of the team was feeling nervous once again, but for a different reason this time – could we win it for the second year in a row?

After much deliberation, we chose the stunning Love & Lilah website as our entry this year; check it out for yourself here – This site not only provides a brilliant user experience but also gave our team the opportunity to really test their design and development skills. Having achieved our goal of combining exceptional design with high-quality functionality, we knew we had a special site on our hands.

When we originally met the Love & Lilah team, they were a fledgeling business that wanted to break into the already saturated wedding supplies industry. It was instantly clear that we’d need a new eCommerce site that would not only impress visually but also provide a genuinely helpful service to their customers.

As with any entry into the ‘eCommerce Site Of The Year’ category, each site is judged by a panel of respected and distinguished industry professionals with a particular focus on five key areas; design, development, content, SEO and performance.

The panel this year included an Ogilvy board member, a BBC lead producer and a TED speaker among others so we knew the judges’ standards would be set very high.

The Love & Lilah site ticked every box for us!

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The Love & Lilah site ticked every box for us, having been designed from the ground up as a specialist marketplace that catered for both customers and suppliers – something that we felt made it unique in its category.

Now, we’d be lying if we said there weren’t some fairly big challenges to overcome during this project, but the unique issues that come as part of designing and developing a hybrid marketplace also gave our team the opportunity to innovate. We knew that simply building a good-looking website wasn’t enough – it needed to deliver in all aspects, and we’re delighted to say that the Wirehive Awards panel agreed with us!

See also: Media Lounge Team Up With Love & Lilah