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NECA News App

The voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) needed a mobile app to give members access to NECA news, articles, social media updates and videos.


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The Challenge

 NECA wanted its members to have access to NECA news and other resources on topics that supported contractors’ work quickly and easily from their mobile devices.  neca_newsapp_challenge

 

The Solution

Matrix Group developed a mobile app that aggregates feeds from the NECA main site, foundation site, magazine site, the annual convention site, conference sites, Twitter feeds, YouTube channel, Flickr and blogs. Members can view articles, stories, social media updates and videos. Topics range from green construction to safety to labor relations.

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Impact

Members love the app, finding it easy to use, and a good alternative to email updates. Members use the app get topical information like code updates, or legislative updates.
Since the app was released, nearly 600 have been downloaded from the iTunes store.

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Testimonial

  • “Through a series of interviews, webinars and surveys, we developed this new website to create consistency for all NECA content and develop new categories that were relevant to our members. The main goal was to incorporate online features that our members want and actually need, and to create a more usable website by making our content easier to find and use."

    Dan Walter, Chief Operating Officer for NECA

2018-15th-Silver (1)
2018 Davey Silver Award
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2016 Davey Awards Silver Award in the "Mobile Apps" category
2016 MarCom Awards Platinum Award in the App for Information category
Interactive Media Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award