Converge Comunicações is a leading media group in Brazil dedicated to the coverage of the telecommunications, IT, media and audiovisual content industries.
Converge pioneered the publication of online news in Brazil, launching Pay-TV News in 1995 as the country’s first news service produced exclusively for electronic distribution. It now publishes four other free online news services: Tela Viva News, Teletime News, TI Inside Online, and Mobile Time.
The company also organizes trade shows, conferences and seminars with relevant content and outstanding attendance by industry leaders and government, such as ABTA Expo & Conference, Telas Forum, TeleBrasil Panel, among others.
The move to WordPress
In 2010 the company made a decision to use WordPress as their main publishing platform. We’ve worked together to make that transition possible, starting with the events websites and helping to develop workflows to migrate 15+ years of content from their major online publications (TI Inside Online, Tela Viva News and Teletime News).
We’ve built custom themes and worked with their internal team to create custom plugins for newsletters and content management.
We completely revamped their main portal using WordPress and a responsive layout (top image).
The internal team for web design and digital marketing at Converge can now easily update the main events page and change any content within this new portal. It also made it easier to manage content for the English version.
All websites made for their major events were moved to WordPress and have been maintained by their team: Web Expo Forum, Tela Viva Móvel, Telas Forum, ABTA Expo & Conference, TeleBrasil Panel and more.
Custom made Awards System
Finally, we’ve developed a custom system to manage content submission, private reviewing and voting for two major contests: Tela Viva Móvel Awards and TV Festival Awards.
The system allowed judges to view, evaluate and score the best cases within different contest categories.
It was integrated with WordPress to provide public voting in the main event website with email notifications and identity validation. The system generates reports and outstanding control for event organizers.