Client Login New website launched for Tour of Britain as 2017 route is announced Yesterday evening saw the national launch and route announcement for the 2017 OVO Energy Tour of Britain as well as the unveiling of a new website for the prestigious professional cycle race This site is the second produced in the last few weeks by Sotic for race organisers Sweetspot, with a new site for June’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour launched last week. The 2017 edition of the Tour of Britain, which marks Sotic’s fifth year as the digital provider for the event, will take place from 3-10th September and is set to finish only a few yards from Sotic’s Cardiff office The two new websites have been developed on WordPress, making content updates easier than ever with a simple and intuitive CMS and fast time-to-publish, and are hosted on Amazon Web Services, the most feature-rich and best-performing cloud provider in the world. Built mobile-first, the sites offer a fresh, modern bespoke design and include social walls, google map embeds, galleries, video and improved profile for commercial partners, including OVO Energy who last week were announced as the title sponsors for both races. In addition to providing the Tour websites, Sotic also provide on-site event support during the Tour of Britain and support the event organisers with event accreditation software to manage the registration of all media and volunteers, and a bulk mailing platform for press releases and marketing communications. www.tourofbritain.co.uk,/p> www.womenstour.co.uk More from the Latest 2658 Season’s Greetings from Sotic Your club Your Lions Project Unveiled From Rio to Loughborough – Sotic supporting elite sport...

Case Study: Guinness Pro12 Media Accreditation Platform

Client Login Case Study: Guinness Pro12 Media Accreditation Platform The Guinness Pro12, the professional league featuring the top rugby union teams from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy, is using Sotic’s MatchDay Accreditation platform this season to provide a league-wide accreditation system for all media wishing to cover matches. “ Sotic have delivered exactly what we were looking for with MatchDay Accreditation. The system has automated much of the workload for media managers, has strengthened links with media and on the whole presents a much more professional image for our League”  Tom McCormack, Communications Manager, Guinness Pro12. With a focus on ease of application for media personnel and a reduction of workload for Club Media Managers, Sotic worked with the team at Pro12 Rugby and Club Media Managers to develop a detailed spec to ensure that their varying requirements could be fulfilled and Sotic’s MatchDayAccreditation software was developed over a six week period to build in a number of functionality enhancements. OUTCOME The league-wide system was successfully rolled out to clubs for the start of the 2015-16 season. Not only has the Guinness Pro12 become the first rugby club league in Europe to offer media an online accreditation system but the system has vastly improved the accreditation process for both media and club staff. BENEFITS FOR MEDIA Media self-register centrally and once logged in can apply for accreditation at multiple clubs/games. Pre-registration means that members of the media need only tick the box to request accreditation and there is no need to fill out a form each time. Media at large organisations can have a Group Manager to apply for accreditation on behalf of...