Case Studies

We have a strong track record of delivering complex and extensive projects in both the media and financial services industry.

Fantasy Funds

Gamified equity investment platform

Fantasy Funds is a risk-free financial literacy tool for the broader audience to learn how to invest in the stock market. By composing your own portfolio of stocks, socially interact, and create your own leagues you compete for weekly and grand prizes.

The overall objective with the game is to help media companies increase subscribers & revenue. Our use cases have shown strong results with respect to:

  • Strengthening offering to existing subscribers
  • Reach a younger and broader audience
  • Strengthen partnerships and cross-promotional initiatives

As a result of the above the Fantasy Funds platform in collaboration with our long time client, Norway's financial daily Dagens Næringsliv won the prestigious INMA 2021 awards (global media awards competition) for “Best Initiative to Register users” AND the 2021 WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Award in the category "Best Audience Engagement!".

Read more about the use cases and the impressive results here!

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INMA award 2021 WAN-IFRA award 2021

Tailored for the British stock market, providing an engaging stock market experience for The Telegraph’s readers.

The Telegraph Media Group, a leading UK Media Group, wanted to strengthen their digital brand and grow their reader base by launching a new Stock Market News platform.

Working closely with The Telegraph, Norkon created a new stock market platform, powered by Pulse and Live Center, containing shares from the London Stock Exchange and key global indices, currencies, and commodities.

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Dagens Næringsliv (Norwegian Business Daily), Norway’s largest financial newspaper, wanted an innovative financial news platform to strengthen their digital brand and support their shift to a subscription-based revenue model.

DN wanted to

  • Innovate their financial news coverage
  • Generate a new source of revenue
  • Reduce subscriber churn
  • Attract a younger segment of readers

The solution was a full implementation of Pulse powered by streaming real-time stock data and providing readers with powerful features, and Live Center providing DN’s journalists with a live blogging solution to cover breaking news in real-time.

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As a part of Dagbladet Børsen's strategy to be the undisputed leader in financial news, they turned to Norkon to revamp their stock market pages. Besides expanding the universe of market data for their readers, Børsen wanted to create a location for the latest market news, and tools for readers to analyze and track their investments.

Combining both Pulse and Live Center, the resulting Børsen Investor platform contains a wealth of editorial content and a powerful market data and analysis offering – supporting Børsen in generating new sources of revenue from subscriptions and partnerships.

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Tailored for the renewable energy market, Greenfact covers a continuously changing market.

Greenfact is a leading provider of the latest news, analysis, data, and tools within the Renewable Energy market.

With their insight in the renewable energy market and our expertise in real-time technology and visualization of data, we built a renewable energy version of the Pulse platform.

The platform contains a market overview, real-time prices, daily news, historical data (El-cert, Certificate, GOs and more), market insights for a broad range of countries, tailored analysis and much more.

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The global shipping newspaper Tradewinds, part of NHST Media Group, has been offering marketing-leading coverage about the industry for 30 years. As part of the group's new digital strategy, Norkon helped Tradewinds revamp their old markets page with Pulse Dashboard.

Tradewinds Markets now include new visualizations, streaming stock data, index data, shipping rates, earnings, and more industry-specific data from various data sources. After seeing a significant increase in page views and high user ratings, Tradewinds plans to further build out their Pulse implementation with more data and tools based on the feedback from the users.

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Upstream — Global Oil and Gas news outlet

Providing readers with real-time commodity prices

Upstream is a premier Oil and Gas news source covering everything related to the energy sector around the world. They wanted an instrument panel on their front page that showed streaming, real-time commodity prices.

Because they wanted control of how the panel’s design, and be able to update it themselves over time, they needed a flexible and easy-to-use API

Norkon provided Upsteam with an API of six key instruments, scalable and robust enough to support thousands of concurrent connections while allowing them to display the prices exactly how they wanted.

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Huseiernes Landsforbund

Communicating with data is engaging - and the reason is simple. Data-driven visualization is all about allowing the user to self-select information that is relevant to him or her.

In this example, price information relating to utilities, cost of living and municipal taxes were combined in a self-service platform informing users about their cost of living.

A great example of how data-driven journalism - or an engaging marketing campaign - can be created from public data sets.

  • Users self-select variables to compare
  • Visualizations show the relative position of each municipality
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Cleanworld brokerage system

Brokerage system for renewable energy certificates

Cleanworld is a leading renewable energy brokerage house specializing in green energy certificates on the European markets. Cleanworld came to Norkon to optimize their trading and back-office process through a more seamless service.

Designed in close collaboration with Cleanworld, Norkon designed and developed a flexible and modular new solution which resulted in:

  • Significant time savings by reducing manual tasks
  • Reduced risk for errors
  • Improved data quality leading to improved reporting capabilities and insights
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