Challenge: Integrating the digital operations more smoothly into the editorial, production, and business operations of a monthly non-profit magazine with a hundred + year old history.
The Progressive is a 100-year-old magazine published in Madison, Wisconsin. We started working with them when they needed a reliable resource to support their sites during a time of organizational change in the Fall of 2014. They have multiple Drupal based websites which we have maintained and optimized. Drupal is not my favorite platform for publishers. It is very powerful and can run great multi-member blog hubs but it requires constant updates, and coordination of modules. The work for The Progressive has run the gamut from outlining a more effective digital strategy that has led to month-over-month growth, stabilizing their hosting environment, and making design and editorial enhancements to the core progressive.org site so that the site can be more integrated with the other publishing and operational elements of the organization.