Data and visual storytelling are playing an ever bigger role in how companies, organizations and media communicate with their customers. Yet – or perhaps because of that – the web has become cluttered with subpar-quality infographics and poorly designed visual presentations.
At Visually, our main goal is to enable companies to create high-quality infographics, data visualizations and videos that communicate their stories and ideas in the most compelling way possible. We do that by assembling the perfect creative team for each customer’s needs, typically made up of a certified designer, data journalist and project manager.
Today, we take our goal a step further by launching our new and improved Visually Platform: our new Project Center will deliver high quality data visualizations at unprecedented speed and at a scale that can keep up with businesses’ needs, without sacrificing the analysis and design quality for which Visually is known.
“Today’s business data far exceeds the capacity of old agency models, and the infographic strategy we innovated only five years ago is already dead as a result,” said Visually CEO, Stew Langille. “But at today’s data scale, smart visualization is more essential than ever – for media, brands, internal communications and more. We’ve created a platform that not only broadens what data visualization can mean, but also makes creating them as turnkey as business partners require.”
The Project Center launched today reflects the success and feedback from more than 1,000 projects Visually has managed for brands, organizations and companies like IBM, Pepsi, Ford, P&G, the United Nations, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and HBO. The volume of completed projects makes Visually the largest producer of data visualizations in the world.
The new Visually Project Center is an online platform that allows teams of creators to collaborate on the production of data visualizations and features an activity feed, threaded discussions, in-line previews, and a timeline of project milestones – and provides access to Visually’s new Marketplace, a global source of creative talent. Among them, over 500 certified designers, and 100s of certified data scientists, journalists, and developers.
“We’ve come to rely on Visually’s team for not just design but research,” said Adam Clement, Native Ad Products & Social Marketing Manager at The Huffington Post. “By having individual tasks each dedicated to a singular goal and being part of a larger mission, we’ve found that the quality is much improved than handing the project over to any one person to manage.”
The new platform is available now at https://marketplace.visual.ly. Let us know what you think!