Sandstorm news, awards and recognition

Sandstorm in the headlines


dotCOMM Awards
"American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) wins dotCOMM Gold Award for Website Redesign"
Sandstorm recognized with a Gold dotCOMM Award for its work in the redesign of the ACOEM website

Gravitate & Sandstorm
Webinar: 3 Digital Trends that Associations Should Start, Stop & Continue
Webinar featuring Sandstorm's tips on what associations should start, stop & continue doing in digital marketing

Rasmussen College
"6 Overlooked Qualities of a Standout Graphic Designer"
Sandstorm's VP of UX & Brand Innovation, Janna Fiester shares her perspective on the right qualities needed for a standout graphic designer

Markets Insider
"Gravitate Solutions and Sandstorm Design Announce Partnership"
Sandstorm announces strategic partnership with Gravitate Solutions

A Better Chicago
"2018 Investor Report"
A Better Chicago highlights our marketing strategy work for National Louis University

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

“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

"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 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

"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


Association Forum's Holiday Showcase
"Innovation as a Learned Behavior"
Karen Bartuch, Director, Strategy & Research, shares 10 practical tips to unlock your inner innovator

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

Hermes Awards
"CLR Brands® wins Hermes Platinum Award for Website Redesign"
Sandstorm recognized with a Platinum Hermes Award, for its work in the reconstruction of the CLR Brands® website showcasing CLR® and Tarn-X®, two of America’s favorite household cleaning products

Hermes Awards
"Accuity wins Hermes Gold Award for Print Ad"
Sandstorm recognized with a Gold Hermes Award, for its impactful print ad for Accuity’s payments data products

Hermes Awards
"Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) wins Hermes Honorable Mention for Website Redesign"
Sandstorm recognized with an Honorable Mention Hermes Award, for the redesign of ACOEM’s new website

"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 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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

“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


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

“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

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

Webinar: “What Can You Learn from Gaming that Will Boost Member Engagement?”
Hosted by Executive Creative Director Janna Fiester
“18 Executives Are Asked, ‘What Will Company Cultures Look Like in the Future?’ The Answers Are Priceless”
Sandy Marsico, Sandstorm CEO, joins the discussion

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

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

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