Andrew Eklund

Founder & CEO, Ciceron


Reimagining Content Delivery in the Digital Health Age

Seeing the changes on the horizon with digital healthcare and working to understand the needs of mobile consumers, Children’s Minnesota sought to be at the nexus of digital technology and healthcare in order to better serve families, patients and the community. The team at Children’s Minnesota knew that relevant and scalable content delivery was key to achieving that vision; however, the hospital’s inefficient website and confusing content architecture wasn’t meeting the needs of its users, especially parents and families who needed quick information about the hospital or useful information about their child’s health.

With the goal of being every family’s essential partner in raising healthier kids, Children’s Minnesota recently launched a new site that is robust, easy to navigate and embodies the hospital’s new brand. Andrew Eklund, founder and CEO of Ciceron, and Jen Swanson, director of digital marketing at Children’s Minnesota, will discuss the stages and implications of a complex site redesign and how their teams partnered to successfully accomplish the project. From customer insight work to technical underpinnings and intuitive design, learn how they built a new website that accurately captures the Children’s brand—reimagining healthcare for the most amazing people on earth—in a new, exciting and unique way.

What you’ll learn:

  • How the success of this project required the team to think more like publishers and less like healthcare marketers.
  • How trends in content marketing influenced decisions from technical design to content creation and migration
  • How to engage key stakeholders through all stages including strategy, planning, design, development, testing and launch planning to ensure you are delivering the right content when and where your users need it.
  • How to lead a similar mindset shift in your organization.


As a pioneer in his field, Andrew Eklund started the original digital marketing agency in Minneapolis 20 years ago, and today that agency helps local and national clients, including Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Vonage, Delta Vacations, Anderson Windows, 3M and many more, harness the power of the Internet to source new clients, build brand advocacy, manage reputation, establish company awareness and ultimately drive sales. Andrew has been instrumental in helping companies make sound business decisions out of the fluidity of the Internet, and keeps a keen eye on the ever-changing consumer behaviors and buying habits that propel businesses and organizations forward.