The Sportsmen's Nation is home to the outdoor industry's first and largest podcast network. From hunting strategy and habitat management to gear reviews and DIY insight, Sportsmen's Nation covers it all.
Dan Johnson, a whitetail enthusiast and host of the popular Nine Finger Chronicles podcast, had an idea. What about creating an online destination focused on bringing together podcasters that are targeting die-hard sportsman? While the business concept was in the early stages, Dan contracted Onboard Creative to flesh out his ideas online.
From the start, it was clear that Dan wanted Sportsmen's Nation to be different than the typical big-media site using content mainly to sell ads. He wanted a website catered to the visitor instead of the advertiser. Additionally, he desired to help podcasters get in front of a targeted group of men and women craving hunting, fishing, and conservative content.
With only a few podcasters initially onboard, we set out to design a user and mobile-friendly site that would allow Sportsmen's Nation the ability to grow. And grow it did. Initially, the website launched with three podcasters. Now the site holds over 20 podcasters with multiple podcasts added daily. With more and more people coming to the site, Sportsmen's Nation has also added video and blog content.
It was paramount that Sportsmen's Nation could control all content, from adding podcasters and their podcasts, profiles, and supporting content. To do this, we used Craft CMS, a leading content management system that allowed us to customize the forms to the content. Unlike WordPress where you use one form no matter what content you are adding, Onboard Creative was able to customize the form for podcaster profiles, individual podcasts, blog posts, video items, and more.
Requirements development, research and competitive audit, information architecture, user interface design, CSS/XHTML template development, Craft CMS integration, and web hosting.