Samuel French website named honoree in 2019 Webby Awards.

April 25, 2019

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The Samuel French e-commerce platform was named an honoree by the 2019 Webby Awards in the category for Cultural Institution websites.

Launched in 2018, the all-new website is designed and built for the diverse audience of the world's leading publisher and licensor of plays and musicals. Visitors include Broadway and Off-Broadway professionals, producers at small community theatres, and grade school teachers, all seeking titles that match their unique requirements.

"For our customers, finding a show to perform or read is part of an artistic process that is both deeply personal and inherently daunting," stated Ryan Pointer, Marketing Director at Samuel French. "Ultimately, a platform like this needs to showcase the remarkable artists in our catalog, as well as give our internal team tools to continue being a resource in our customer's process."

The new platform provides a range of new features including a licensing estimator, author/agent dashboard, and a "Now Playing" feature showing geographic locations of current and upcoming performances of its titles. Following the platform's launch, there were immediate signs of increased engagement including a 19% increase in return visitors. Engine Digital continues to support Samuel French as the brand invests long-term in improving and expanding their digital ecosystem.

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