My Association Journey to Association 4.0
"Guarantee Your Success—Network Like Your Career Depends on It"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, discusses how peer groups are vital for success
"Alumni Memories - Medill Centennial"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, shares her memory of attending Northwestern Medill with other alumni
"10 Quick Tips for Improving Your Association Website Experience"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, offers 10 tips for associations to make their websites more user-friendly
"Smart Thoughts on Innovation From TEC Virtual 2020"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, provided notable insights for attendees of the TEC Virtual conference with 10 Human Truths from 3,400+ UX Research Studies
"Digital Innovator Summit"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, and James Wynne, UX Director, shared 10 changes you can make to your brand's website to improve visitors' digital experience that Sandstorm discovered from over 3,400 in-depth user interviews and usability studies
"Signode Industrial Group wins dotCOMM Gold Award for Website Redesign"
Sandstorm recognized with a Gold dotCOMM Award for its work in the redesign of the Signode Industrial Group website
Women Presidents' Organization - Chicago
"17th Annual WPO Chicago Summit 9/10/20 a HUGE Success!"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, presented with other women CEOs in the first virtual summit sharing tips on how to create a powerful advisory board
Center For Creative Entrepreneurship
"#BETAIN Real Talks!"
Sandstormers Sandy Marsico (CEO), Emily Kodner (Sr. Director of Client Delivery), and Amanda Heberg (VP, Business Development) share the glories and challenges of going from a team of one to building a multi-million dollar business
"Leading by Example - It's Only Half the Battle"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, shared 5 takeaways on how you can lead an innovative, motivated team that achieves explosive growth
Healthcare Marketing Summit
"10 Human Truths from 3,400 hours of UX Research"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, met with healthcare marketers to share the 10 human truths distilled from thousands of hours of in-depth user research and usability testing
"OI wins Hermes Gold for OI Centennial Website"
Sandstorm's work is recognized with a Hermes Gold Award (international competition for creative professionals) for the design of the interactive OI Centennial Website
"Crown wins Hermes Honorable Mention for Website Refresh"
Sandstorm's work is recognized with an honorable mention from Hermes (international competition for creative professionals) for the redesign of the Crown website
"Sandstorm Certified as 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 for the second year in a row
Medill Women Entrepreneurs Panel
"BOSS UP Panel Discussion"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, lead this alumni women’s panel featuring top female entrepreneurs who shared the secrets and personal stories of success and life
Association Forum - My Forum
"Usability Studies Are The First Step In Understanding How Users Navigate Your Website"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, shares how usability studies help uncover insights quickly
"10 Human Truths From 3,400+ UX & Research Studies"
James Wynne, User Experience Director, discusses how users are more alike than they are different
Association Forum's Holiday Showcase
"The 10 Human Truths We've Learned from 3,400+ User Experience & Research Studies"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, shares 10 Human Truths from which every organization can learn and apply to their member and customer digital experiences
"OI wins Marcomm Gold Award for Interactive Web Experience"
Centennial site for the Oriental Institute at UChicago awarded a Gold MARCOM award by the Assoc of Marketing and Comms Professionals
TEDx Oak Park Women
"Bold + Brilliant"
5th annual TEDx Oak Park Women event led by Sandstorm VP of UX and Brand Innovation Janna Fiester
"Sandstorm Acquires Jacobs Agency"
Sandstorm announces the acquisition of Jacobs Agency to create Chicago's leading technology-fueled, creative agency
"North Central's Women Entrepreneurship Conference set for Oct. 25"
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico delivers a keynote address to inspire women entrepreneurs
"UX and AI “Artificial Intelligence” how to use machine learning towards a better product experience"
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico discusses how artificial intelligence will impact UX
Women Presidents' Organization
"Women Presidents' Organization Announces New Board Of Directors Members"
WPO Selects Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico for its national board of directors
"The Oriental Institute has a 100th birthday makeover wish — to no longer be Chicago’s ‘hidden gem’"
The incredible discoveries of the OI are beautifully showcased on oi100.uchicago.edu created by Sandstorm.
Staples Worklife Magazine
"How Data-Driven Design Changes Your Process"
Sandstorm's VP of UX & Brand Innovation, Janna Fiester discusses how data-driven design can help your business turn process on its head and improve online experiences
"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
"How to Improve UX With AI and Machine Learning"
Sandy Marsico, CEO, discusses AIs role in learning about users
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
"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
"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
“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
"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
"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
"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
4th annual TEDx Oak Park Women event led by Sandstorm VP of UX and Brand Innovation Janna Fiester
"How AI Can Drive User Experience"
Sandstorm CEO Sandy Marsico describes how AI will be used to influence UX
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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
“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