International telecommunications solutions provider FLAG Telecom has launched its new website www.flagtelecom.com with design and development of the site driven by leading digital agency, Design UK.

FLAG Telecom provides international network transport and data services to major telecom operators, content providers and Internet communities across the globe. FLAG decided to create a new website to better connect with customers and demonstrate more clearly the brand values of the company.

Following extensive review of FLAG’s original website capability and marketing strategy, plus workshops with key staff to establish what role web and e-communications should be playing in the marketing mix, Design UK has just completed a year long project to overhaul FLAG’s online presence. The new site includes key elements such as prospect capture, sign-ups, access to focused Extranets and thought leadership insights – providing more detailed and relevant information to target audiences.

FLAG Telecom chose Design UK’s online marketing suite Lava to power its website. The suite provides easy-to-use content management as well as email marketing, ecommerce and sophisticated analytics by WebTrends – all within a single suite. This approach allows quick response with the minimum of IT input and at a fraction of the cost of enterprise level systems.

The site’s design approach centres on FLAG Telecom’s global presence and thought leadership, with the primary aim of starting a dialogue with product managers and strategists in its target segments. The new site reflects FLAG Telecom as the international force in telecommunication it is.

Brian Macreadie, Senior Marketing Manager at FLAG Telecom says, 'We chose Design UK because of its commitment to, and understanding of, our business objectives and brand. The team has created an integrated website and e-communications suite that better helps us connect with the customers we are trying to reach, and will provide a source of competitive advantage for FLAG going forward’.

About Design UK
Design UK is a digital agency that drives online behaviour to create measurable value for clients, including Diesel, Hackett, RAC and Butlins. By placing users’ emotional and rational needs at the centre of everything, we create the best environments for improved brand power, revenue creation and operational efficiency. Our vision is to create an environment where an understanding of human behaviour is at the heart of all digital experience.

About FLAG Telecom
FLAG Telecom, a member company of the Reliance Group, has an established customer base of many of the world’s leading telecommunications companies, ISPs and content providers. FLAG operates an extensive optical fibre network spanning four continents and connecting key business markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. FLAG also owns and operates a low-latency and low-packet loss, global MPLS-based IP service platform, which connects most of the world's principal international Internet exchanges. FLAG offers a focused range of global products, including global bandwidth, IP, Internet, Ethernet and Co-location services.

For further information contact:
Sharon Entwistle/ Donna Amato for Design UK
+44 (0) 20 7067 0473 / +44 (0) 20 7067 0405
sentwistle@golinharris.com /damato@golinharris.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 28th November 2005