Avatar New York Builds Mohawk One Website to Rule Them All

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The website development by Avatar New York brings together features and functionality from several Mohawk properties into a single online portal and represents the culmination of the 6-year partnership between the two companies.

Our long-term partnership is a key factor in the success of our business initiatives.

Avatar New York announces the launch of Mohawk’s new eCommerce and marketing website at http://www.mohawkconnects.com. The new website consolidates several Mohawk online properties into one and represents the culmination of a 6-year partnership, with the web development firm as the primary vendor building and managing the online platforms crucial to supporting Mohawk’s ever-growing and evolving business operations.

“Our long-term partnership is a key factor in the success of our business initiatives. Avatar New York’s unique and in-depth understanding of our business and technology needs provides a stable hub that pulls together everything we do online,” says Interactive Marketing Manager, Hilary Davis.

As a leading manufacturer of premium and fine printing papers, Mohawk serves a diverse customer demographic that not only demands the highest in product quality and customer service, but demands it in different ways.

“Critical to consolidating Mohawk’s online properties into a single site was the understanding of not only what goals their customer groups want to accomplish on the site, but also how they want to go about accomplishing those goals,” says Patrick Tully, Avatar New York’s Chief Technology Officer. “We developed an advanced custom application with a multifaceted set of online tools to power a rich and rewarding shopping experience.”

The company’s new website brings together Mohawk’s business-to-business and consumer e-commerce services under one roof, allowing Mohawk to market and sell their many paper products as well as offer comprehensive product information within a single and easy to navigate user interface. In addition, the website reflects Mohawk’s strategic consolidation of core paper lines, with easy to use tools to help consumers understand this consolidation.

“Introducing new and flexible technology platforms into our online infrastructure was key to making this project a success now and into the future. Avatar New York worked with us throughout the project to advise us on many technology issues,” says Davis.

The new Mohawk website was built using Drupal, although Mohawk’s robust set of user features and varied product offerings required significant custom front- and back-end development. In addition to a Drupal CMS platform, Mohawk's technology infrastructure includes

“We are very cognizant of the fact that the infrastructure and technology platforms built for Mohawk today represent a large investment in consolidating their current business operations, but also in the future direction and success of their company,” says Tully.

“We appreciate the trust Mohawk has shown our company. The success of our relationship with Mohawk is not only based on our ability to ‘get the job done’, but perhaps, more importantly, on our common standards of excellence and responsibility. The quality of our partnership reflects the quality of the products we both provide in our respective industries. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Mohawk as they add new features and evolve their business and website.”

The new web site launches today and coincides with a shortening of the company’s official name to Mohawk and the rollout of a new brand identity designed by Michael Beirut at Pentagram. Hydrant provided digital strategy; requirements definition; a complete re-architecture and visual redesign of the site; and copywriting services.

ABOUT AVATAR NEW YORK
New York web design firm Avatar New York is a forward-thinking and technologically progressive interactive agency with over a decade of experience in all aspects of the digital design and production. Our agility and technical innovation and adaptation has lead to an impeccable reputation of producing unique, powerful and feature-relevant online experiences. In keeping with this ethic throughout each stage of production, Avatar New York works from the inside out, ensuring that our team’s strategies are reflected in the work we produce. In a sense, our production method creates a ripple effect on the market we serve, imprinting a sense of trust and reliability, which resonates with the public. Avatar New York’s practices have been honed through years of experience to allow rapid response to our customers needs at competitive prices - http://www.avatarnewyork.com

CONNECT WITH AVATAR NEW YORK
Twitter: @avatarnewyork

ABOUT MOHAWK
Mohawk is North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands include Mohawk Superfine®, Strathmore®, Inxwell®, and proprietary i-Tone® for digital presses. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialties, and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at mohawkconnects.com.

The company is leveraging connections in the digital, design, and photo space to develop new Web-based offerings: Pinhole Pro, a solution for professional photographers to create beautiful press products; Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand for beautifully simple photo gifts; MakeReady for digital printers; and Felt & Wire Shop, an online marketplace for social stationery, posters, and prints.

This fourth-generation, family-owned business is constantly renewing its commitment to environmental stewardship. As the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100% of its electricity with windpower renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production, its portfolio of recycled papers certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standards continues to grow along with the rest of the company.

CONNECT WITH MOHAWK
Twitter: @mohawkpaper

Additional information available from:

Avatar New York
212-361-6100
info(at)avatarnewyork(dot)com

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