Case Study: Olifant Digital

Website rebuild with Next.js and Dato CMS


Client: Olifant Digital

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New York-based Olifant Digital is a performance marketing agency that loves growing companies to their fullest potential.

  • Scope and challenges

    • Build a flexible foundation to create a highly-optimized company site polished to the tiniest detail
    • Optimize Olifant Digital's site to pass Google's Core Web Vitals and real experience score thresholds for multiple measurement tools
  • Solutions and results

    • Implement Dato CMS and built hand-crafted content models
    • Create an easy-to-use setup they could manage on their own
    • 5x increase in desktop performance

Jamstack implementation with Dato CMS, Next.js, and Vercel

Our team worked with Olifant Digital, a US-based performance marketing agency, to build a brand-new Jamstack site using Dato CMS, Next.js, and Vercel. By migrating to the Jamstack architecture and headless solutions, we optimized the site for 5x the performance compared to the previous website.

We created a next-gen
Jamstack website for a
performance marketing agency

  • 5x

    increase in desktop performance

    The new website has a perfect 100/100 performance score on Google's PageSpeed Insights. This is a 5x increase compared to the old site on WordPress.

  • 99/100

    real experience Score on mobile

    Measured on Vercel Real Experience analytics, Olifant Digital's new site has an incredible 99/100 Real Experience score on mobile. Real Experience score is measured by averaging Web Vitals scores on real website visitors.

A next-generation web stack
for a marketing agency

Orchestrating a migration project on an enterprise scale required careful planning and execution. Here's how we did it: 

  • 1. Content Modeling on Dato CMS

    Olifant Digital had a Figma design and a plan for the new pages to be created. Based on the provided design, we modeled the pages and content on Dato CMS.

  • 2. Next.js development

    Once the content was fully modeled on Dato CMS, we started working on developing the Front-end code with Next.js. Having a fully modeled Headless CMS structure creates a foundation for efficient development.

  • 3. Quality assurance

    Once the development phase was completed, we began QA with Olifant Digital and their design team to ensure the site matched all their requirements and ensure the original UI design translated well to technical components.

  • 4. Optimizing for Web Vitals

    After development and quality assurance regarding the UI and usability, we began the final phase for optimizing the site for Google's core web vitals and Real Experience measured with multiple metrics tools.

What our clients say

Ben Arent

Director of DevRel

The Ikius team quickly became an extension of the Teleport Team, and completed two key site launches in record time. They continue to build systems and tools that scale and are force multiplies for our marketing efforts.

Anttoni Aniebonam

Co-Founder, CEO - Veri

We worked with Ikius' development team for our Next.js website development. We had previously worked with freelancers for web development, but chose to work with an agency such as Ikius to ensure code quality matches our expectations. Ikius did not disappoint and we can only recommed Ikius as tech partner for Next.js development.

Shubham Khenat


“We are excited to partner with Ikius, increasing our presence in the Nordics and bringing more implementation power to that part of the world. We will tackle new projects together that look for innovative solutions that hinge on flexible, composable architectures.”

Brad Bates

Varcroft & Bianco

Ikius has helped tremendously with the development of the Drawer Insert Designer. Max and Aatu have great knowledge regarding what technology to use and how to implement it. They worked seamlessly with other members of the team and everything was completed in a timely professional manner. We have already started working with them on our next project.

Antti Valtola

Blue Nose cruises

My company’s website was in need of renewal in late 2020. I received offers from multiple companies but in the end I ended up making an agreement with Ikius.

Olga Voigt

Agility CMS | Marketing

Ikius team is professional, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. They are on top of web development trends, they understand the demands of modern digital solutions and deliver. It is always a pleasure to work with Ikius, and I can not recommend them enough to all seeking for modern digital implementation

Aaron Hazan

Director at Hotel Radio Ltd.

The team at Ikius have not only proved an invaluable resource for both guiding us through the process of the build for our site and advising on best practice for user experience, but have seen to it that every aspect of our commerce website is honed to perfection and able to execute on any deliverable required, no matter the complexity.

Ilkka Lehto

CEO at Brightway Careers

I'm very happy how our new company site turned out. The site's performance is absolutely impressive, thank you team Ikius 👍

Alex Stoykov

CEO at Olifant Digital

Working with Ikius for our Jamstack website was a flawless experience. The development team is super fast and reliable. The speed of our new website is unbeliavable. I highly recommend Ikius as a serious development partner for web development projects involving Jamstack.

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