Sandstorm news, awards and recognition

Sandstorm in the headlines

2019

Thrive Global
“Small Acts, Big Impact”
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico shares how she’s “paying it forward” to help other emerging female entrepreneurs

LinkedIn
“A GenX View of the Gender Pay Gap” by LinkedIn Contributor Steve Deidrick
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico shares her perspective on attracting and retaining women in STEM-related careers

Wisconsin Society of Association Executives Magazine, VantagePoint
"Three Digital Trends Associations should Start, Stop and Continue."
WSAE looks to Sandstorm for top digital trends in association management

Hermes Awards
"National Business Institute (NBI) wins Hermes Gold Award for Website Redesign"
Sandstorm recognized with a Gold Hermes Award, an international competition for creative professionals, for its work transforming NBI’s website

Hermes Awards
"American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) wins Hermes Gold Award for Website Redesign"
Sandstorm work recognized with a Gold Award from Hermes (international competition for creative professionals) for the redesign of ACOEM’s new website

Hermes Awards
"NOW Foods wins Hermes Honorable Mention Award for interactive Smoothie Builder"
An interactive experience designed and developed by Sandstorm for NOW Foods recognized with by Hermes Awards, an international competition for creative professionals

Kentico
"Sandstorm becomes a Kentico Certified Gold Partner"
Kentico, a leading web content management system, recognizes Sandstorm’s enterprise website expertise with its highest classification of Gold Partner

Kentico
"Kentico Top 10 Websites for April 2019"
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) website, designed and built by Sandstorm, recognized globally as one of the top 10 Kentico websites

Women Entrepreneurs Secrets of Success
"Foundations of Success Digital & Social Media Marketing"
Sandstormers Sandy Marsico and Nick Meshes share the secrets of success for content marketing, SEO and analytics with aspiring female entrepreneurs

LinkedIn
"Sandstorm Story, Part 1. Hiring a Renegade"
"Sandstorm Story, Part 2. Hiring a Renegade"
"Sandstorm Story, Part 3. Hiring a Renegade"
"Sandstorm Story, Part 4. They Hired a Renegade"
Four-part series shares the journey of how an evolving and growing Sandstorm works to identify the need for and adds a COO/CGO to its executive team

2018

TEDx Oak Park Women
"Showing Up"
4th annual TEDx Oak Park Women event lead by Sandstorm VP of UX and Brand Innovation Janna Fiester

Enterprising Women Magazine
"The Windy City Disruptors. Success Strategies from Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Game of Business"
Cover story and article on industry disruption, mentorship and next-gen leadership featuring Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico

Crain's Chicago
"People on the Move: Andrea Wood"
Sandstorm COO/Managing Director Andrea Wood featured as she joins the Sandstorm executive team

Marketing Insider Group
"Should CPG Brands Care About User Experience?"
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico discusses how CPG brands can use research to get results

Forbes
"When It Comes To UX, You Are Your Own Worst Enemy"
Forbes looks to Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico for insight on reducing subjectivity and developing strong UX

Kentico
"Kentico Top 10 Websites for June 2018"
Sandstorm work creating new Kentico website for CLR Brands® recognized as top 10 global website by Kentico CMS, a leading content management system

Inc.
"How Thinking Like a User Can Fuel Business Growth"
Inc. speaks with Sandy Marsico to learn how usability testing can uncover opportunities

ReadWrite
"How AI Can Shape the Future of UX"
Sandstormers Sandy Marsico (CEO), Nick Meshes (Director of Technology and Data), and Karen Bartuch (Director, Data Science) offer perspective on emerging technologies impact on UX

Feedster
"Gamification: It Isn't Just For Customers"
Sandstorm Executive Creative Director Janna Fiester offers insights on engaging employees through gamification

Type A Communications
"10 Women in Innovation to Keynote Your Next Event"
Karen Bartuch, Sandstorm Director, Strategy & Research, featured as top woman in innovation

Forbes
"3 Ways To Meet The Needs Of Different Audiences Simultaneously"
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico shares her insights on brand strategy and research

Enterprising Women Magazine
Award: Sandy Marsico, CEO of Sandstorm, Named 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year

Forbes
Women Weigh In On Challenges They Face As Entrepreneurs And Leaders
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico shares a challenge and opportunity

Adweek
“5 Ways to Reach Educators on Social Media”
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico shares her insights on user research

Web Courseworks
Webinar: “Usability tips for a seamless eLearning experience”
Hosted by Michael Hartman, Executive Experience Director

2017

Fortune
Awarded Top 100 Fastest-growing Inner City Companies in America
Sandstorm places 66th on the list

ABC-7 Eyewitness News
“Importance of Mentoring”
Interview with Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico

TastyTrade
“Bootstrapping in America”
Featured guest: Sandy Marsico, Sandstorm CEO

Tech Beacon
“How to Build Self-Organizing DevOps Teams”
Nick Meshes, Sandstorm’s Director of Analytics & Technology, shares his insights

Forbes
“Three Growth Lessons Large Companies Should Learn from Smaller Organizations”
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico shares observations on culture

.orgCommunity
Webinar: “What Can You Learn from Gaming that Will Boost Member Engagement?”
Hosted by Executive Creative Director Janna Fiester

Inc.com
“18 Executives Are Asked, ‘What Will Company Cultures Look Like in the Future?’ The Answers Are Priceless”
Sandy Marsico, Sandstorm CEO, joins the discussion

FutureOfEverything
“What the Future of Company Culture?”
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico shares her predictions

Interise
“The Secret to Building Networks: Giving Selflessly & Soaking Up New Ideas”
Sandy Marsico, Sandstorm CEO, is profiled

.orgCommunity
Webinar: “Spectrum of Personalization”
Hosted by Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico