UX Mind Games @ ASAE tech conference

We’re very proud that our very own Jared Schwartz made a huge splash at the ASAE Tech conference this week. Associations Now highlighted the power of empathy from his UX Mindgames session as one of the top three ideas to come out of the event.

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Why I’m co-chairing DMAW Digital Day and you should join me there on October 20

Staying current in our constantly changing digital marketing world can be a challenge – to say the least! With year-end and a new year around the corner, it’s especially important that we stay open to new and different strategies for meeting our goals.

Hacking our way to innovation

Most digital agencies are looking for ways to not only stay relevant in the marketplace but also to inspire their teams to take risks and innovate. Recently we held an internal “Hackathon” to explore what would happen when let staff run a bit wild with their imagination and skills.

The outcome was geekily glorious.

I sat down with Jared Schwartz, our VP of strategic innovation, and Thomas Taylor, the software engineer who organized the event, to learn more about what happened during those two days.

The SXSW 2016 Panel Picker is now open for voting

It’s that time of year again, when hopeful speakers submit their brilliant ideas for March’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival (otherwise known as Geek Spring Break). For those unfamiliar with the selection process, SXSW asks the community for help choosing which of the submitted sessions will be featured by voting for their favorite topics in the infamous Panel Picker.

Did you know that May is ALS Awareness Month?

We are very proud to have helped the ALS Association launch their ChallengeALS campaign to help create a world without ALS. Learn more about how you can help fight ALS and further accelerate finding treatments and a cure for this devastating disease.

You can #challangeALS by

Beaconfire @ SXSW: Authentic Social Change

Eve Simon defines social goodMonday, Eve led a Core Conversation entitled “Is Social Good the Next Killer App?”  By all reports, it was a fascinating conversation with passionate discussion about authentic social change through technology. 

Beaconfire @ SXSW: Hard at Work!

Our next installment from the crew in Austin in which Eve plays with puppies and Jared watches a movie.  I have been assured these folks are working hard.

Beaconfire @ SXSW – Making Data Actionable

Do-gooders doing good.Every year Beaconfire sends a team of folks down to Austin to soak up the best that SXSW has to offer.  If you’re there, be sure to stop by The Beacon Lounge and say “Hi!”

Austin + March x Social good = Awesome

While many of our friends, partners and clients are headed to Austin next week for the Non Profit Technology Conference (NTC) guess what happens there the week after? SXSW Interactive 2015(!), the home of tacos, beer and… social good? (wait, what?)


NTC Austin, here we come!

We’re counting down the days to NTC 2015.  Just looked back to see how many I’ve gone to. Yikes, this is my 10th!  How time flies when you’re having fun.  It’s a great opportunity to catch up with clients, friends and colleagues in the nonprofit and tech sectors.