Brookings Institution

The nation's most influential, most quoted, and most trusted think tank.

Quality. Independence. Impact.

The Brookings Institution is an American think tank based in Washington, DC. They are a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative nonpartisan public policy solutions.

About the Project

Brookings needed a new website that would allow users to easily find and discover content related to their interests, promote their library of video and multimedia, offer multilingual content to a global audience, and deliver a consistent experience for users on all devices.

Velir teamed up with Threespot to deliver the brookings.edu redesign. We built the site on Sitecore, and employed Akamai’s CDN for lightning fast content delivery across the globe. Brightcove was leveraged for video and audio, while a robust implementation of Coveo handled faceted search capabilities. Full access to all content on any device was made possible through responsive design techniques.

The new site enables greater visitor engagement with full integrated social media. Newly introduced multilingual capabilities include Chinese and Arabic content. Since launch, Brookings has seen a 10% increase in visitors, a 16% decrease in bounce rate for mobile viewers, and a 65% decrease in page download times.

Visit the site at www.brookings.edu

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