Choosing a CMS should always be a reflection of your current business and digital needs. Simply going with a CMS because it's labeled "the best" doesn't necessarily mean that it will live up to all of your needs and accomplish the goals that your business has in place. You need the ability to easily and quickly update content, customization capabilities to suit your brand's messaging needs consistently, and a CMS that doesn't leave your web developers scratching their heads or frustrated by limitations.

Let us introduce you to our partners at Umbraco, creators of the CMS that we feel will answer your digital marketing and web development call...


What is Umbraco CMS?

Umbraco is a free, open-source content management system built to power a wide range of websites. From simple brochure websites to complex integrations for larger organizations, Umbraco has the power and flexibility needed to create comprehensive solutions that work for you. It's simple, clean interface and easy-to-learn features make it ideal for both beginner and advanced web users. 


Umbraco CMS Interface


Umbraco CMS Benefits & Features

We love Umbraco CMS, that's why we became an Umbraco Certified Gold Partner. We believe in it to help us create powerful and beautiful websites. Not only do our clients love the final product of our Umbraco websites, but they love the easy to use interface that helps them quickly create and edit content on their website. They also love the ability to edit layouts and design with complete control to customize the final product. It's truly a revolutionary CMS for both site owners and web developers.


  • Easy to use, customizable content creation and editing capabilities
  • Didn't like the changes you made? Make a mistake? Rollback with one click!
  • Enhance your website and productivity with Umbraco community packages
  • Professional support from Umbraco core support team (no matter your package option!)
  • Multilingual back office tools


  • Integrate .NET control
  • Built-in content cache and dynamic cache for macros
  • CSS and Javascript Optimization capabilities
  • Complete programming access in the Umbraco CMS
  • Extensive and thorough documentation
  • Friendly and collaborative developer community

Who uses Umbraco?

You may not have heard of Umbraco, but it powers a whole lot of the sites you know. It's flexibility is trusted by small brochure websites to some of the largest Fortune 500 websites and applications in the world. Here is just a small portion of the (constantly growing) list:

  • Microsoft
  • Vogue
  • Wired
  • Cambridge University
  • Heinz
  • SanDisk
  • Speedo
  • Professional Bull Riders (PBR)
  • AirWick

And if you want more examples, check out the expanding list of case studies on the Umbraco website.

Umbraco Certified Gold Partner

Umbraco Certified Gold PartnerMarcel Digital was the first agency in Chicago to obtain Umbraco Certified Gold Partner status. We embraced the power of Umbraco for CMS website integrations and decided to become experts on the technology. This status means that we have a guaranteed number of developer certifications in-house and have completed numerous Umbraco implementations successfully. We are proud to be an Umbraco Gold Partner and to own the coveted Gold Partner badge.


  • Umbraco website development
  • Umbraco CMS development & design
  • Umbraco theme customizations
  • Migration from current CMS to Umbraco
  • Umbraco maintenance & version updates
  • Website hosting 

If you're interested learning more about Marcel Digital's Umbraco CMS development capabilities, feel free to contact us!

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Over the past several months, your work has more than doubled our overall website traffic. The people who come to our site stay longer and view more pages than ever before. Your company has also become a steady lead generation source, producing hundreds of qualified leads each month.

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