Company: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Entry Submitted by: Gareth Worsnup (gworsnup) Community Manager
Community: Playstation Community (community.eu.playstation.com)
Lithy Categories: Best Community Technical Implementation
SCEE Lithium Implementation
1. Playstation Network Account Integration.
We have implemented integrated login/authentication on our Lithium platform with our global Playstation Network accounts. This means users can login to our Lithium forums with their Playstation Network ID’s.
2. Custom Ad Serving Technology Integration with Custom Analytics
We have implemented bespoke, hierarchical, ad-serving technology across category, board and thread level views. This includes a hero image and video at the top of each board, category and thread page, a standard MPU ad placement on the right hand column on each page and custom background images. Adverts in these areas can be targeted at every level right down to specific threads.
3. Website Integrated Forum Skins.
We have integrated many Lithium boards with 1st party game websites. Example: http://community.singstar.com/t5/SingStar/bd-p/717. In these instances, iframes are used to pull in an external website’s navigation and footer elements, while the boards are custom skinned to fit with the theme of the overarching website.
The result is a seamless experience for the user whilst traveling from the main website through to the forums. Single Sign on (cookie based) is also implemented on website integrated forums, where authentication can happens outside of Lithium, yet users are seamlessly logged in when reaching the forums.
4. Featured Boards custom component.
5. Accepted Solutions component.
6. User Profile Panel & Post Info - hover-over.
7. Custom Post styles - targeting admins/MPU's etc.
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