18Dec/20

How social media has changed marketing

first_img continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A marketing campaign 10 years ago looks a lot different than a marketing campaign today.And social media is a big reason why.“You really have to start thinking about how you would engage with people, not just a one-sided conversation making it all about you,” says Matt Maguy, co-founder of the marketing firm James & Matthews.To engage successfully, credit unions need to take the channel seriously in terms of investment in dollars and staff, he tells the CUNA News Podcast.“If credit unions aren’t investing in people to run social media as a full-time position, in my humble opinion, they’re completely out of their minds,” Maguy says.In the podcast, Maguy discusses the latest trends in digital and social media marketing, his thoughts on the difficulties the airlines are having with hashtags, and whether credit unions should engage on Snapchat and other emerging platforms.last_img read more

18Nov/20

Revenues from foreign tourists exceeded 10 billion euros for the first time

first_imgAccording to the Croatian National Bank (CNB), in 2018, revenues in tourism from foreign guests amounted to 10 billion and 97 million euros, which compared to 2017 (9 billion and 493 million euros), represents an increase of 6,4 , 603,6 percent, or XNUMX million euros.  In the fourth quarter, ie during the months of October, November and December 2018, revenues from tourism amounted to EUR 851,9 million, which is an increase of 807 percent compared to the same period last year (EUR 5,6 million), ie an increase of EUR 44,8 million.  “Last year, for the first time in Croatian tourism, 10 billion euros in revenues from foreign guests were exceeded. We started this tourist year with the continuation of the growth of tourist traffic, which is a precondition for strengthening our competitiveness on an annual level and generating even higher revenues, thus stimulating the entire economy.” pointed out Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.  According to the latest results Satellite Tourism Account (TSA) of the Republic of Croatia relating to 2016, domestic tourist consumption (foreign and domestic) reached 10,4 billion euros, the established level of consumption generated the creation of domestic value added which makes 10,9 percent of the gross value added of tourism in gross value added of the economy and 11,4 percent of the gross domestic product of tourism in the total gross domestic product of the Croatian economy. Based on the input-output model, it was determined that tourism directly and indirectly generates 16,9 percent of Croatia’s gross value added in 2016. Related news:last_img read more

27Sep/20

Reasons Marijuana Legalization Seems To Be Failing

first_imgForbes.com 5 November 2019Family First Comment: Reasons marijuana legalisation seems to be failing:– Black market operates in plain sight, killing legal marijuana companies– Marijuana tax revenues are missing expectations– Marijuana arrests are actually increasing, despiteWhen it was first proposed, the concept of marijuana legalization seemed solid enough. Take the world’s most popular illicit substance, establish a taxed and regulated marketplace and watch all of the evil associated with the herb – the criminal activity, the youth consumption –fade away into a footnote of American history. And by all accounts, it was a plan that should have worked. After all, we weren’t dealing with a new idea or anything. It was one that advocates borrowed from a time when alcohol was once prohibited across the United States, causing an uprising in crime, death and a vast array of other debaucherous behavior that could only be tamed in a legal regime. So rather than reinvent the wheel, the cannabis community forged ahead along the same path. Only, things are not exactly shaking out the same way they did for booze. It could even be said that, at some level, marijuana legalization in its present form is failing.One of the biggest arguments made by cannabis advocates when trying to sell their spiel to politicians and voters was that legal weed would eliminate the black market. This, they said, would make it more difficult for children to get their hands on pot than in decades past while also generating significant tax revenue for the states. But the underground pot trade hasn’t really gone anywhere. In fact, it is only growing stronger now that criminal organizations have the luxury of being domestically based instead of running distribution from Mexico.All one needs to do is take a look at California, which legalized the leaf a couple of years ago, to see that this is true.While the Golden State was predicted to rake in $643 million in pot taxes in the first year, it only collected right around half of that. This is because the black market continues to dominate leaps and bounds over the legal sector. High taxes (the highest in the nation) and licensing issues are said to be the cause of this mess. A recent forecast from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research suggests that it could take five years before the legal market begins to outsell the underground.That’s a huge fail.READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2019/11/05/reasons-marijuana-legalization-seems-to-be-failing/#3734e1587ebalast_img read more

24Sep/20

Osgood Man Gets Car Stuck In Yard, Goes To Jail

first_imgA local man accused of theft was picked up by police on Tuesday after he got his vehicle stuck in the yard of the residence he was trying to leave.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aaron Powers, 26, of Osgood after receiving a report from watchful neighbors about a suspicious vehicle and a man removing items from a barn at a residence on CR 700 N near Osgood.Police say they arrived on the scene and discovered that Powers attempted to leave the property but his vehicle got stuck in the yard.The suspect was arrested and police say he was in possession of stolen property.Powers was booked into the Ripley County Jail under suspicion of theft (class D felony). Bond was set at $1,050.last_img read more

21Sep/20

Mourinho charged by FA

first_img The nature of the offence means Mourinho is most likely to face a fine, rather than a ban. Mourinho went to sit with the fans, making the day of those he sat next to, but his own frustration was clear. Speaking earlier on Monday, prior to the FA’s announcement, Mourinho insisted he did not understand his sending off. “I don’t know the reason why the referee stopped me doing my work,” he said. “Until that moment (when he is informed why) I’m not going to make any comment. “To be with the fans was not funny. It’s frustrating. “You want to communicate with the players and you couldn’t do it.” While he would not comment on his own conduct, Mourinho had plenty to say about that of Cardiff. Press Association Eden Hazard scored the controversial equaliser after Samuel Eto’o dispossessed Cardiff’s David Marshall as the goalkeeper bounced the ball, contrary to FIFA rules. That brought lengthy complaints from the Welsh club, but Mourinho had little sympathy. Speaking on Chelsea’s arrival in Germany at Dusseldorf airport, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League Group E clash at Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Mourinho said: “If I was in that game and I was paying my ticket, I would be worried with the fact that every time the ball was out or stopped and our opponent had to put the ball back in the game, it took a median (average) of 21.5 seconds. That is a waste of money. “When you multiply that by the number of times the game was stopped, you pay for 90 minutes but you see 55 or 60. “For me, that’s breaking the rules.” Mourinho insisted Eto’o’s interception was an “intelligent action” and that Marshall’s actions were a warning to aspiring goalkeepers, including his own son. The Portuguese added: “When I arrived home the first thing I told my kids who like to play goalkeeper: ‘See the goal and don’t be silly?’ And he’s 12.” Mourinho disagreed with FIFA’s law 12, governing the incident, which states “the goalkeeper is considered to be in possession of the ball while in the act of bouncing it on the ground or tossing it into the air”. He added: “If, in this moment, FIFA says that it’s a foul, it’s a foul. “But I think Samuel did well. Maybe the referee did wrong. “In my opinion, that should be allowed as it was for years. No contact with the goalkeeper. “The goalkeeper has six seconds to have the ball. They had almost half a minute. That’s breaking the rules.” Mourinho was also asked about another controversial ‘goal’ this weekend, when Stefan Kiessling had one awarded for Bayer Leverkusen when the ball went through a hole in the net. Mourinho said: “If I was the manager of Leverkusen, I would ask to repeat the game. “If I was the manager of Hoffenheim, I would do the same. “If I was working in the German Bundesliga – and you are one of the European countries that is not in economical problems – I don’t understand why you don’t spend a few million (euros) to bring technology on the line. “If it was the Portuguese or the Greek league, I would say no chance. But with the German one, I don’t know why you don’t do it.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct after being sent to the stands during his side’s 4-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday. The Football Association has given the Portuguese until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge. There were a number of controversial incidents in the game, none more so than Chelsea’s disputed equaliser, and Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor after losing his cool. last_img read more

21Sep/20

Vidal suggests United no-go

first_imgManchester United target Arturo Vidal has seemingly ruled out a move to Old Trafford. The sought-after Juventus and Chile midfielder has been closely linked with a big-money switch to United this summer but, according to reports in Italy, the 27-year-old has indicated his future is not with Louis van Gaal’s side. Speaking on his return to Turin following a post-World Cup holiday, Gazzetta dello Sport reported Vidal as saying: “Can I say that I stay at Juve? I do not know. I will talk with (new Juve coach Massimiliano) Allegri then we’ll see. I’m happy here. ” I have not yet spoken with Allegri and even with my friends, I do not go to Manchester.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

19Sep/20

Belgium destroy Estonia 8-1 to seize top spot

first_img(REUTERS)-Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium destroyed Estonia 8-1 to seize top spot outright in World Cup Group H qualifying yesterday.Coach Roberto Martinez’s men also struck through Thomas Meunier, Eden Hazard, Yannick Carrasco and an own goal from Ragnar Klavan, with the first three coming inside the opening 25 minutes.Estonia replied just before the half-hour through Henri Anier but it was a lonely highlight for the Baltic nation who are second from bottom with three points.Meunier’s first international goal after eight minutes began the deluge as he timed a run to the back post perfectly to head home Carrasco’s cross.Mertens’ shot from outside the area took a wicked deflection for the second goal after 16 minutes and Hazard made it 3-0 with a powerful drive after a swift attacking move.A rare defensive slip then allowed Anier to turn and beat keeper Thibaut Courtois before the break.Belgium added three more goals in six minutes soon after the hour mark as they claimed their fourth group victory.Unmarked Carrasco finished off a square pass from Lukaku before Klavan steered a centre by Mertens into his own net.Mertens then grabbed his second goal with a chip over the goalkeeper after Lukaku’s effort had been well saved.Lukaku was rewarded for his contribution when his 83rd- minute shot took a deflection to leave goalkeeper Mihkel Aksalu with no chance.The Everton striker was then fed five minutes later with a clever ball from midfield and he raced towards goal before shooting into the corner of the net.Belgium have 12 points from four games, two ahead of second-placed Greece and five in front of Bosnia who are third.Greece were held 1-1 at home by Bosnia yesterday.last_img read more

16Sep/20

Jack(i) of all trades

first_imgStepping up after the injuries to AnnMarie Brown and Taylor Wurtz, Jacki Gulczynski has became a scoring and rebounding machine in her sophomore season.[/media-credit]It’s often said life can work in mysterious ways, and everything – whether good or bad – happens for a reason. Even the most disappointing, heartbreaking moments can have a lining of silver behind them that is not at first visible.When the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (11-13, 3-8 Big Ten) lost both Taylor Wurtz and AnnMarie Brown to season-ending injuries earlier in the season, any possible silver lining appeared to be hidden behind the cloud of darkness as a result of the injuries. But the brief stint of darkness was shattered when sophomore forward Jacki Gulczynski burst onto the scene for the Badgers.Two games after Wurtz sat out for the first time, Gulczynski scored in double-figures for the first time in her two-year career, notching 14 against Marquette. Since that game, Gulczynski has gone on a rampage, scoring double-digits in 17 straight games including the victory over Marquette. She is also the second-leading scorer on the Badgers averaging 12.4 points per game, a mark good for 14th in the Big Ten.When asked whether she thought she would be in this scoring role at the beginning of the season, Gulczynski was quite humble and team-oriented in her reply.“Anything can happen,” Gulczynski said. “If I were to say at the beginning of the year that [being the second leader scorer] was my main goal, it wasn’t. I just seemed to come into this role and kind of do whatever my team really needed from me.”Gulczynski has not only stepped up this season with a short roster, but she has surprised many, especially with performances like she recorded last Thursday at Ohio State. Despite a 65-59 double-overtime loss to the Buckeyes, Gulczynski tallied a career-high in both points and rebounds with 32 and 15 respectively, her sixth double-double of the season.Even head coach Bobbie Kelsey was somewhat taken aback by such a dominating performance, but now says she expects more from Gulcznski with only nine active players.“I knew she was capable, but you never know until kids are in those situations whether they’re going to step up or not. It’s nice to see her step up because now we can hold her to that standard. We depend on her to do it because she has to,” Kelsey said.A year ago, Kelsey would have had trouble believing in and depending on Gulczynski, but what a difference a year makes. Gulczynski is the most improved scorer in the Big Ten this season, averaging 9.9 points better per game than she did last season. The 6-foot-1 forward is also third in the conference in three-point field goal percentage – it’s not just Wisconsin men’s basketball that has long-range post players. And with the level of consistency Gulczynski is showing, Kelsey has reason to depend on her young forward.But what has made the difference in Gulczynski’s breakout season? Well, according to assistant coach Alysiah Bond, whom Gulczynski works closely with, it’s confidence and the right attitude.“She’s more experienced, and she basically made her mind up that, ‘This is my opportunity.’ Her confidence has grown from game to game,” Bond said. “She got off to a bit of a slow start production wise, but I think she just needed to be reminded of what she is capable of. Not just talking about it, but she’s going out and showing it and done so with consistency.”That right attitude includes Gulczynski’s work ethic, which has allowed her to refine her shooting motion through many extra hours in the gym. Whether by herself, or with Bond rebounding for her, Gulczynski has proven to herself, coaches and teammates she is willing to do the work to become a better player and shooter. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the points column of the 17 most recent box scores for Gulczynski.Bond had a recent talk with Gulczynski about her expectations for this season and the upcoming ones, but said she had no worries about Gulczynski’s potential because of her drive to be better.“I never try to put a ceiling on what someone is capable of. If they put it all together, you can see glimpses. What never leaves her is her ability to knock down shots. She’s a post player, yet her stroke is sweet. Her stroke is mean. If you come in the gym and watch her she can consistently knock down shots, and she can do so outside the three, obviously,” Bond said.“When you just look at the numbers from left to right on the season, you see consistency. You see high numbers. Anytime someone can be near 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three and 90 percent from the line you know you’re really onto something. So she has that ability. You can see with all the different ways she can score that it opens up the doors for that to happen.”So whether Wisconsin finishes first or last this season, when the final whistle blows, the Badgers will have solace in knowing their future is bright. Bright from the spark Gulczynski has lit under the Badgers this season, lining their once gloomy skies with silver. Perhaps gold is not too far in the future.last_img read more

26Aug/20

Brandon McCarthy, Dodgers play at Rockies, Sunday, 1 p.m.

first_imgRockies at Dodgers When: Sunday, 1 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: SNLA THE PITCHERSDODGERS RHP Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 2.87)vs. Rockies: 2-3, 4.57 At Dodger Stadium: 8-2, 3.60 Hates to face: Charlie Blackmon, 5 for 13 (.385), RBI, 2BB Loves to face: Ian Desmond, 1 for 6 (.167), SOROCKIES LHP Tyler Anderson (3-5, 5.75)vs. Dodgers: 2-3, 3.57 (six starts)At Dodger Stadium: 0-1, 3.18 (two starts)Hates to face: Justin Turner, 8 for 15 (.533), HR, 2 2B, 4RBILoves to face: Yasiel Puig, 1 for 8 (.125), SO– Joey Kaufmancenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more