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Despite a growing portfolio of 28 high-end properties, pegasuslife.co.uk was a disconnected brand experience with a difficult purchase journey and lacking the premium feel it aimed for.
With a visual identity that felt dated, the target market were disconnected. Instead of looking at a high-end living experience, they were looking at care homes and elderly persons’ developments - “not for them”. People needed to see a place where they would continue living to the fullest after retirement.
PegasusLife had created a dedicated microsite and branding for each one of their properties. This left its prospect customers having to navigate within a confusing brand experience and different web environments in order to compare the developments; the buyer journey felt disjointed and confusing.
PegasusLife was looking for a timeless, modern and premium digital experience for the brand and its products - a real marketing tool that will withstand the test of time.
We knew that our primary goal was to make the online experience feel just as inspiring as our team felt visiting a number of PegasusLife properties.
Earlier research indicated that the dual audiences of an internet-savvy ageing population as well as their key influencers - their adult children - are more demanding and less forgiving of anything but a rewarding online experience.
We focused our efforts towards defining the user experiences which informed our later build and developing the brand's identity.
We later enhanced each space with rich and vivid imagery that allows the user to gain a detailed understanding of the living experience in a particular development.
We created a detailed clickable prototype before any design work started.
This allowed us to refine various user journeys from desktop to mobile quickly and easily - finding the best possible solution for a variety of user types.
It also allowed us to work collaboratively with the client to try ideas out, explore different approaches and then refine the prototype to find the best route for the target audiences before build.
We applied Optimizely's CMS technology to make the site perform perfectly, enable full control by the PegasusLife team and provide a class-leading digital marketing platform for fresh, SEO optimised content.
With tablets being the most popular browsing device for our primary audience, creating an equally rich mobile experience was essential to meet the demands.
We maintaining the unique appeal of each property, preserving their individual identities within a single overarching PegasusLife brand experience.
We learnt that tools like sharing and sorting by geography were important to our two audiences so they have been implemented from day one. The next phase includes interactive floor plans, comparison and saving functionality.
From the online browsing experience to viewing a property, people are always served a high-end experience. We took away all barriers to purchase.
We improved the website usability through a clear, simple, well sign-posted website structure and informative copy that supports selling the properties.
With all properties under one roof, we next needed to enhance the UX journey offering using a refined, clear and simple navigation.
We needed to increase the number of enquiries made through the website, so we made information more accessible and added a FAQs page answering the most common queries.
Digital Marketing Manager, PegasusLife
"Freestyle got to grips with the complexity of multiple property developments and have produced us a site we’re all really proud of, and an exciting vision of the future."
"We’ve been delighted with the whole process of revitalising the pegasuslife.co.uk website. "
Collette Masso Del Llano, Digital Marketing Manager, PegasusLife
Ben's clean approach to design and expert knowledge in the latest prototyping and UX techniques delivered Pegasus Life the beautifully crafted and intutive website you see today.
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