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British Comedy Awards

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The British Comedy Awards is Britain’s leading awards ceremony for all comedy programmes, performers and producers across the UK television industry. They commissioned us to design and build an exciting, interactive and dynamic new web site and voting application to shortlist the finalists.

The challenge was to plan and manage the project to extremely tight deadlines that were set in stone. This meant incredibly detailed levels of organisation and constant monitoring to keep on top of the timeline and ensure everything was fully tested and ready on time.

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Umbraco CMS was our preferred choice of content management system because it’s open source code and fully extensible (meaning it allows complete control over a bespoke template and is fast and robust).

Working to incredibly tight deadlines, our development team delivered a user-friendly website with full Title, META tag & dynamic, URL control and support of YouTube video embedding.

The voting web application was designed to be a highly secure application to shortlist the winners. It included functionality for managing the voting process, including enabling access to voting and jury pages, and reporting according to auditing constraints.

It also enabled communication with Academy members, including invitation and reminder emails; updates of voting pages and nominee details; and the ability to upload/test shortlisted videos for preview by jury members.

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The results

The British Comedy Awards now have a front-end design with dazzle and sparkle, that is also flexible and easy to update – in fact, they can add updates minutes after the winners are announced on TV.

We also scored a big hit with the online voting application, which is a huge responsibility as it supports the integral basis of the show.

"...With ever-changing deadlines and decisions, the team at Zebedee handled it with great professionalism, attention to detail and confidentiality..."

Mike Brosnan, Creative Director The British Comedy Awards
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