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Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining

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Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining


The Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining is the leading authority on worldwide materials and the mining community. IOM3 has 22 technical divisions, societies and associations that rely on microsites for news, feature updates, and events and information relevant to their interests. IOM3 needed a new digital platform that provided members a more intuitive way to interact with their online communities. They also required a platform that would seamlessly integrate all of their internal technical systems and workflows.


IOM3 leveraged Acquia Cloud as a service to support all of their community microsites. To truly improve the experience of their users, IOM3 worked with members to understand how they could better their site. This led to both technical and non-technical improvements across the site, enabling IOM3 to deliver a better and more modern service to their membership base.

Pedalo Web Design, a partnering digital agency, helped with visual design, technical support and system integrations.


Under the Acquia platform, IOM3 was able to simplified their IT requirements by fully integrating with their preferred CRM, improving internal workflows and automating a range of administrative tasks. Member experience was also improved by developing a more intuitive signup process and by enhancing the visual design of the site. The Acquia Platform also enabled improved content creation and site administration for staff.

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Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining