I’m not a meeting planner, but I attend and speak at a fair number of events. And I know a poorly designed meeting when I see one.
I recently attended an annual meeting that I speak at regularly, and this year it was just totally OFF. Disjointed scheduling. No general session to launch into the event, or a closing one to round it off. Poorly designed session rooms with bad acoustics. Odd, low quality food options. I could go on.
So I was eagerly awaiting my participation in XDP just 2 weeks later for an opportunity to take part in a bold new event STYLE and FOCUS on rethinking the entire meeting experience. Continue reading
Yesterday Abila, Aptify, and YourMembership were all purchased and put under a single umbrella called Community Brands.
This is likely the single biggest deal in the history of association technology and will clearly have significant ramifications on the association, thought it’s not yet clear exactly what those impacts will be.
Posted in Digital Best Practices, Innovation, Responsive Design, Tech Tools
Tagged #assnchat, Abila, AMS, Aptify, Association Chat, associations, Community Brands, open-source, Saas, YourMembership
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As one of the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists top web design firms, we were asked to provide expert, insider tips on what sites should (and shouldn’t) have in a great website design. Here’s what our team had to say: Continue reading
Posted in CMS, Content Strategy, Digital Best Practices, HTML5, Redesign Tips, Responsive Design, UI/UX
Tagged mobile, redesign, redesign dos and don'ts, redesign tips, responsive design, usability
Launching a website should never be a “one and done” experience. Data analysis is critical to ensuring your site is optimized to best meet your goals. The beauty of analytics is that you don’t have to ask your board for a budget — there’s lot of meaningful metrics that you can bootstrap yourself and put to work immediately.
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Posted in Bean Beat
Tagged app, CMS, Drupal, hiring, job opening, jobs, mobile, open-source, php, programmer, resume, web developer, WordPress
We’ve officially hit the home stretch of the year and it may have become clear that you have some web, app, interactive or mobile challenges that need addressing (or, some use-or-lose budget you need to earmark!).
The time is right to start chatting about needs big and small for 2017. Please let me know if I can be a resource for you.
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