Mobile friendly design showed on mobile devices - ShareNZ website

The Challenge

SHARE is a unique organisation – a group of financial advisors across New Zealand who all own an equal share of the company. While that makes SHARE pretty special, it did lead to a certain amount of online chaos – with each owner-advisor establishing their own web presence, and no consistency across the brand.

Stronger SEO on One Multi-Site

One major problem we identified was that the SHARE advisors were essentially competing with each other online – not the aim of the game. So FutureLab built one, powerful multisite platform, allowing each advisor to create their own website under the one SHARE umbrella. With one comprehensive website instead of multiple small sites, SHARE could stop competing for online real estate and present a stronger, united image.

Clean and Cohesive Branding

SHARE is all about clear and simple financial advice, and we wanted to create a website which echoed those values. The SHARE design is clean and calming, with four user journeys picked out to efficiently direct customers to Kiwisaver, Mortgage, Investment and Insurance advice. Each advisor’s website adheres to the SHARE branding while giving the advisor room to post content and add their own personal touch.

Clever Design with Heatmapping

We bring together creative design, development expertise and analytical insight to ensure each project achieves maximum impact. With SHARE, we used a heatmapping tool to understand how users were interacting with the original site. Using that data, we were able to eliminate website aspects no-one was interacting with, while designing with the end-user in mind.

The Result

SHARE now has one home online, which accommodates every advisor under one cohesive brand. The website is a blend of creative and data-driven design, with clear user journeys and a handy tool to locate the right advisor in your area. We expect to see an improved online visibility and user experience thanks to SHARE’s powerful new client-focused platform.