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Hunter Fan Company Selects Cloudinary to Deliver Optimal, Visual-first Customer Experience

·4 min read

Cloudinary Boosts Brand’s SEO and Web Performance with Media Optimizer and Digital Asset Management Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 08, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloudinary, the media experience platform for many of the world’s top brands, today announced that Hunter Fan Company, the leading manufacturer of ceiling fans, has integrated Cloudinary’s award-winning Media Optimizer and Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions into their marketing and technology platform. Using both products in tandem optimizes all of Hunter’s online content and centralizes their visual assets in a single, highly accessible digital repository.

For more than 135 years, Hunter has been helping customers make every space a better place with its innovative fan technology. Accelerated by the pandemic, Hunter customers continued to turn online for their shopping needs, a shift which led the brand to Cloudinary to ensure a visually engaging online shopping experience, as well as improve SEO in light of Google’s Core Web Vitals – a set of metrics that influence search engine result rankings – and the overall performance of their site across all devices and touchpoints.

When page load time increases from just one second to three, the probability that a user will bounce increases by 32%. With Cloudinary’s no-code Media Optimizer solution, Hunter saw results immediately, including a dramatic 50% reduction in media file size and an optimized delivery of digital assets – enabling the brand to score high on Google’s Core Web Vitals and boost its SEO rankings.

"Hunter has always been at the edge of innovation, and we came to Cloudinary to ensure that our digital experience mirrored the kind of experience our in-store customers have been accustomed to for a long time," said Erica LeBlanc, Senior Manager ECommerce at Hunter Fan Company. "Since implementing Cloudinary we have seen our media file size reduced by 50% allowing us to offer a consistent visual experience to our customers across any device. We were so impressed with the results from Media Optimizer that it was a no-brainer for us to use Cloudinary’s DAM offering to manage all of our assets."

After seeing the success and quick results of Media Optimizer, Hunter evaluated Cloudinary’s Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution to replace its current DAM for better asset management and optimization and has since added the company’s solution to its technology stack. Hunter is in the process of migrating assets to the Cloudinary DAM which will support the company’s need to create, manage, and share complex image folders at scale.

"Fast and flawless websites and apps are no longer nice-to-haves. There is a direct correlation between engaging visual experiences and higher customer engagement and conversions; we know this. The trick is ensuring that all those beautiful, high quality images and videos are optimized properly and not negatively impacting the experience or page performance," said Russ Barr, Managing Director of DAM at Cloudinary. "Hunter’s commitment to its customers and to delivering a visual-first shopping experience set them apart. We’re thrilled that our solutions will play a key role in enabling them to drive their business forward in today’s visual economy."

About Hunter Fan Company

Keeping homes 'Quietly Cool since 1886', Hunter Fan Company is the world's original ceiling fan manufacturer. As the No. 1 most installed ceiling fan for 135 years, Hunter continues to build upon its legacy of performance, comfort and everyday style for any room, giving consumers confidence, peace-of-mind and ultimately more control over their home environment. The Memphis-based brand has recently debuted a variety of proprietary technologies differentiating it within the industry, including an exclusive line of Wi-Fi®-enabled SIMPLEconnect® fans, which are compatible with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and its SureSpeed® Guarantee which sets the standard for optimum airflow performance. In addition, the company offers WeatherMax® outdoor fans that are salt-air and corrosion-resistant, a step above industry-standard wet-rated ceiling fans.

Hunter fans are available on Hunterfan.com, as well as in lighting showrooms, home centers and online retailers nationwide. For more information, visit HunterFan.com, and connect with Hunter Fan Company on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter.

Awarded one of the "Best Places to Work in Memphis," Hunter Fan Company also operates its Hunter Industrial division featuring industrial and commercial division HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans in Nashville, Tenn.

About Cloudinary

Cloudinary’s mission is to empower companies to deliver visual experiences that inspire and connect by unleashing the full potential of their media. With more than 50 billion assets under management and 8,500 customers worldwide, Cloudinary is the industry standard for developers, creators and marketers looking to upload, store, transform, manage, and deliver images and videos online. As a result, leading brands like Atlassian, Bleacher Report, Bombas, Grubhub, Hinge, NBC, Mediavine, Minted, Peloton and Petco are seeing significant business value in using Cloudinary, including faster time to market, higher user satisfaction and increased engagement and conversions. For more information, visit www.cloudinary.com.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211208005706/en/

Contacts

Juli Greenwood
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications
Cloudinary
juli@cloudinary.com

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