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Matrix Group Launches Redesigned Website for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Matrix Group International Inc. recently launched a new WordPress-powered website integrated with the MatrixMaxx AMS implementation for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
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Why We Love the SearchBlox Site Search

It's no secret that SearchBlox is one of our most trusted and preferred search platforms. Why? CEO Joanna Pineda recently spoke with Dave Hoernig, Director of Software Engineering at Matrix Group, who discussed the features and functions that make SearchBlox one of the best search solutions on the market for our clients. Dave also shared a few great on tips and tricks to get the most out of a SearchBlox implementation.
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How Writing for Digital is Different - Carrie Hane, Principal of Tanzen Consulting

Web writing is a whole different ball game, and it's evolving every day. Matrix Group CEO Joanna Pineda recently spoke with Carrie Hane, Principal of Tanzen Consulting, who shared how writing for digital is different, and how it needs to be all about the users. Carrie shares great insight on how to identify your user's needs and how to more effectively create and manage content to meet those needs.
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Making Smart Technology Decisions - Tony Byrne, Founder of Real Story Group

What's new in content management system? Matrix Group CEO Joanna Pineda spoke with Tony Byrne, founder of Real Story group, about CMS technology innovations and how organizations can make sure they are selecting the best system for their needs. Your technology strategy is key to success, and Tony shares some great tips on how to make good early-stage technology decisions.
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How a $35 Device Disrupted an Industry

A few months ago, the office space committee met to discuss conference rooms at Matrix Group. We have a standing committee that is thinking about the future of work and we decided that we needed more collaborative space, complete with a screen and projector since we’re always looking at wireframes, designs, applications or code. It […] The post How a $35 Device Disrupted an Industry appeared first on The MatriX Files.
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The Importance of In-Person Learning - Jasmine Sante, Web Content Mavens Meetup Organizer

Even in the age of digital learning, face-to-face events and trainings are invaluable. At the Web Content Maven's recent WebTech Conference, Matrix Group CEO Joanna Pineda spoke with Jasmine Sante, CEO of Sante Productions and Web Content Mavens meetup organizer, about why in-person learning and attending events is so important. Jasmine also shares some great insight on how she organizes the events and sources the speakers. Considering joining a meetup group or attending an event? Don't think about it for another second - just do it!
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Matrix Group Releases MatrixMaxx 17.1

Matrix Group, a leading digital agency in the Washington DC metro area, announces the release of MatrixMaxx 17.1, the latest version of its association management system (AMS).
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How Mindset Can Transform Your Business and Life - Dr. Eve Grodnitzky

Did you know that something as simple as mindset can transform your businesses and your lives? Matrix Group CEO Joanna Pineda recently met up with Eve Grodnitzky, PH.D., executive educator, speaker, and author of Click - The Art + Science of Getting From Impasse to Insight, who shared some great advice on fixed and growth mindset, and how they affect our everyday lives. Interested in learning more? Check out one of Eve's speeches on "How Mindset Changes Everything": https://youtu.be/0a1mupmndb8
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Design Trends of 2017

What will be hot in design in 2017? CEO Joanna Pineda met up with Matrix Group Creative Director, Alex Pineda, and Senior Designer, Andi Witmer to discuss 6 new Design Trends of 2017. These trends are: 90's retro design, the implementation of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), rich immersive story telling, the growth and popularity of cinemagraphs, rethinking your branding area, and BIG BOLD COLORS. Watch the video to learn how you can incorporate these design trends in 2017!
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Food Marketing Institute Foundation

2017 AVA Digital Awards Gold Award in the "Microsite" Category
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Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®

2017 AVA Digital Awards Gold Award in the "Associations" Category
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User Experience in the Face of Trauma

I’m a very lucky person. I haven’t experienced anything that would qualify as a major traumatic event, and my life isn’t generally a series of inconveniences. Plenty of other people don’t have that kind of good fortune. And since I’m … Continue reading → The post User Experience in the Face of Trauma appeared first on snack o'clock.
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Matrix Group Wins Three AVA Digital Awards

Matrix Group has received three awards for recent client projects from the AVA Digital Awards, sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).
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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

2017 AVA Digital Award in the "Associations" Category
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“What’s Special About Today? Life Lesson from a Six-Year-Old”

I was trying to get my 6-year old out of bed the other morning. He wouldn’t budge. Finally, he challenged me by asking, “What’s special about today?” That stopped me my in tracks. “What IS special about today?,” I thought. I named a few things: “I’m picking you up early. You have TaeKwonDo. I’m making […] The post “What’s Special About Today? Life Lesson from a Six-Year-Old” appeared first on The MatriX Files.
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Mindfulness and Meditation: A Key to Business Success

Mindfulness isn't just good for the brain, it's good for business! Recently, Matrix Group CEO Joanna Pineda caught up with Amy Sandler, Founder of Thunderheart Leadership - an organization that helps leaders become their best selves through mindfulness training and compassion training - to learn more about mindfulness, meditation, and the positive impact it can have on business. Wondering how you can get started being more mindful? Amy shares some great guidance.
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Favorite Tool: Google Page Analytics Chrome Extension

For me, 2017 is all about productivity hacks and working more efficiently. Recently, I’ve been diving deep into the world of Google Chrome extensions to help me streamline as much of my work (and personal life) as possible. One of … Continue reading → The post Favorite Tool: Google Page Analytics Chrome Extension appeared first on snack o'clock.
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Members Want Curation and Insight from Their Associations – Part One

One of the best parts of my job is conducting user interviews. Nearly every Matrix Group project starts with a User Persona exercise where we interview staff to glean their most important target audiences. Then a team of Matrix Group staff interview people in each group. Whenever I can, I help conduct these interviews because […] The post Members Want Curation and Insight from Their Associations – Part One appeared first on The MatriX Files.
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Chocolate Paleo Cake for a REAL Snack O’Clock

I started this job a few months ago, and everyone kept talking about this blog, ”Snack O’Clock.” I thought to myself, “I LOVE SNACKS, this is perfect!” I was a little disappointed so see so few posts on actual snacks. … Continue reading → The post Chocolate Paleo Cake for a REAL Snack O’Clock appeared first on snack o'clock.
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Search Results Pagination Look Odd? Try Pagination with Sortable Headers

I recently came across some client reports that, when initially run with search criteria, looked correct and displayed properly. However, that all changed once a user selected pagination.  The search results soon began to look like nothing I’d searched for, and … Continue reading → The post Search Results Pagination Look Odd? Try Pagination with Sortable Headers appeared first on snack o'clock.
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The Importance of Data Entry Verification

The CEO of one of my clients called in a panic to say that the database deleted the profile of an important member. He was the primary contact at one of the association’s larger members. “Help,” my client said. “When I went to look for his number, his record was gone. This guy is really … Continue reading The Importance of Data Entry Verification →
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Matrix Group Projects Win Three Davey Awards

Matrix Group has received honors in the 2016 Davey Awards, sponsored by the International Academy of the Visual Arts for three client projects.
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Should You Crowdsource the Session Topics at Your Next Conference?

Teri Carden, Founder of ReviewMyAMS, has a unique take on conference sessions. She crowdsources several of the sessions at AMS Fest. AMS Fest is an event that brings together AMS (association management software) vendors with association executives looking for a new AMS. It’s basically corporate speed dating. Teri held AMS Fest events in Chicago and […] The post Should You Crowdsource the Session Topics at Your Next Conference? appeared first on The MatriX Files.
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Matrix Group Launches Redesigned Website for the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®

Matrix Group celebrates the launch of a redesigned website for the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR).
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Is it Time to Add Diversity and Inclusion Demographics to your Membership Profiles?

I registered for an ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) meeting a couple of weeks ago and was surprised that the registration form asked about my gender, race and ethnicity. It felt a little intrusive for ASAE to be asking these questions. But I dutifully answered the questions because I’m a proud Filipino-American. This experience … Continue reading Is it Time to Add Diversity and Inclusion Demographics to your Membership Profiles? →
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National Electrical Contractors Association

2016 Davey Awards Silver Award in the "Mobile Apps" category
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Endocrine Society Facts and Figures

2016 Davey Awards Silver Award in the "Websites-Health" category
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3 Last-Minute Holiday Tech Gifts

We acknowledge that it’s late in the gift-buying game, so if you procrastinated on your shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and/or Three Kings Day, Matrix Group has got you covered with three options for the gadget geek in your life. … Continue reading → The post 3 Last-Minute Holiday Tech Gifts appeared first on snack o'clock.
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Matrix Group Launches Interactive Climate Monitoring Tool for Actuarial Research Partners

Matrix Group celebrates the launch of an interactive climate monitoring website for the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and three research partners.
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Matrix Group Launches Microsite for The CAS Institute

Matrix Group celebrates the launch of a new microsite for the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).
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