Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC
A rebrand in three parts
Email open rate
In early 2018, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, a Boston-based asset management ﬁrm, needed a platform solution and partner who could take a rebrand from design to implementation without missing a beat.
The main challenge was to identify and implement the correct technology solutions to drive GMO’s business objectives of prioritizing thought leadership, building brand awareness, and increasing operational eﬃciency.
Verndale were selected as GMO's development partner in May 2018. Multiple Verndale teams worked in concert to validate the creative deliverables produced by GMO’s design ﬁrm, identify any gaps in the artifacts needed for a successful Optimizely implementation, and conﬁrm the development plan for a phased release of a new GMO.co.
Beginning with Growth Strategy & Experience Design and an intensive, one-day Measurement Planning Workshop, Verndale’s Technology Enablement team built the technical foundation for GMO.com’s successful future.
Custom technology enablement coupled with Optimizely functionality equalled a highly engaged customer base. Since launch, over 150,000 emails have been sent to targeted GMO clients. Of those 150,000 emails, nearly 45% have been opened with a CTR of nearly 14%. Users on the site engage at a higher rate, visiting nearly four pages per session and converting nearly 36% of the time.