Singing sensation Michael Bublé has turned to a Leeds agency for the design and build of his latest website.
E-commerce specialists Ina4, based at Pudsey, created the virtual shop window for the King of Swing’s new perfume range, which has just been launched globally in New York and streamed via Facebook Live to his worldwide army of followers.
The scent, Bublé’s first, is called By Invitation and is designed to tap into the star’s vast female fan base.
The link-up marks the start of a new era of growth for Ina4, which opened its doors in 2002 with a team of just three.
On the back of new business wins and the changing demands of the internet, the specialist website design and marketing agency has now launched a brand new office in Wigan. This enables it to serve an expanding number of clients in the North West.
Staff numbers have grown to 17 after a recruitment drive – with more appointments planned.
Founding director Carl Willock said: “Directly on the back of our e-commerce expertise, we are delighted to have been invited to create such a high-profile website.
“It is a ringing endorsement of the sector-leading skills and experience that we have been built into the Ina4 team as we aim to reaffirm our standing as one of the North’s premier web agencies.
“It also shows that international stars like Michael Bublé do not have to go to web agencies in the States, or even in London – they can find the expertise required right here in Yorkshire.”
Fellow director Andy Marshall said: “Here at Ina4, we have enjoyed a long-standing reputation for our property specialism, working with a growing number of household names in the estate agency and auction markets.
“As part of our growth strategy, we started to build on this platform a few years ago by developing our e-commerce specialism. Our team has also extended its wide range of expertise into new sectors and we now count companies ranging from lawyers to cleaning contractors among our portfolio.
“Our work creating www.michaelbubleperfume.com adds a fresh impetus to accelerating our ambitions.”
Bublé said of his debut perfume: “I’ve always loved fine fragrance and once I committed to this endeavour, I immersed myself in learning the fascinating process of what it takes to actually create just the right scent along with unique packaging that reflects my taste and imagination of the perfect romantic fragrance.
“Working with a world-class perfumer coupled with the marketing expertise of my team, we have designed a beautiful fragrance that I feel proud to have my name on.”
By Invitation will be available globally in around 30 countries — the first batch including the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia, and expanding to South Asia later in the year.