In the May issue, Columbus CEO unveiled our new print design. Our first complete revamp in more than a decade brought readers new content, more photographs and infographics and a much-improved, modern design.
We’re about to launch phase two of our makeover: our website.
Times and technology have changeddramaticallysince we redesigned www.columbusceo.com in February 2011 More readers are searching for the latest news online, and they want it available on their smartphones and tablets.
Visitors to the new site will benefit from a major redesign that’s also mobile-responsive. The appearance is fresh and easy-to-read, with more photographs and more content.
The digital relaunch also marks a significant change in our online strategy. You’ll be able to turn to Columbus CEO not just for monthly stories, but for daily breaking business news and updates. Our home page and the new CEO Live area will emphasize the latest content from our staff as well as our news partners at The Columbus Dispatch, WBNS-10TV and the Associated Press.
For those who want to check out the latest goings-on inhealth care, the legal arena or commercial real estate, the Industry News breakdown remains, but we’ve added more content areas to that section.Also new are Events, Resources and Technology pages.
An easier-to-use online events calendar allows readers to post (for free) upcoming business and professional events. Select listings also will appear in the magazine, so chambers of commerce, networking groups and the like shouldtake advantage of that opportunity.
You’ll also find stories posted online earlier, a longtime request of readers who want to share them with colleagues and friends via social media. Appointments and Noted will remain exclusive for print subscribers
We are integrating more user-submitted content by including Facebook commenting and accepting guest column suggestions.
There are many other areas that are new and improved. We hope you’ll spend some time checking out the site. While you’re there, sign up for a subscription email updates, including our forthcoming e-newsletter.
Julanne Hohbach is the editor for Columbus CEO.