Four ways to overcome the marketing fog

first_imgIn his book Launch, author Jeff Walker says, “The very nature of our communications and daily lives has changed radically in just a few short years…we live in a world where the ‘marketing fog’ grows thicker with each passing day.”The reality is people are bombarded daily with marketing messages. Most consumers receive on average 3,500 marketing messages per day. All those messages lead to some pretty serious fog. And if you are a credit union or bank, that fog only gets worse because most people view banking as boring, tedious and a pain.To successfully market your loans, checking accounts and deposit products you must cut through a thick fog. So how can you overcome the marketing fog? Here are four ways:Tell stories—People hate marketing but they love a good story. Rather than “push” a used auto loan promotion via your rate tell stories about your members or customers who financed a used car for their college bound student. Tell a story about a family who used an unsecured loan from your institution to adopt their kids. Show pictures of real people using your real products. Stop marketing and start telling stories. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

What would “she” do?

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr How do we make decisions? What should we do?In Miami, I had the treat of listening to Drew Dudley. He’s famous for delivering one of the top 10 talks on leadership for TED. In Miami, Drew tackled that question.How do we make decisions? What should we do?Rather than delivering a long, complicated answer, Drew said something simple.“Imagine the person that is the type of leader you want to become. Ask yourself what that person would do. And then do that.” continue reading »last_img

Anthony Joshua tells Tyson Fury: I’m serious about your WBC belt | Boxing News

first_img– Advertisement – 4:03 Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury not fighting at least once in the UK would be ‘a shame’, says promoter Eddie Hearn “That’s the only way to get better, right? You have a tough night, you go back again, you improve whether you win or lose.“Fighting for the WBC would be an honour. It’s a prestigious belt, it’s one that I’m keen on getting my hands on.“When the time is right, the opportunity will present itself.”Joshua had previously responded to a tweet from former WBC champion Deontay Wilder by insisting his rival “admitted the truth” about their failure to agree a fight.Wilder sent a tweet to Fury saying: “You know I was offered more money to fight Joshua than I was getting to fight you. Again being a man of my word, I fought you.”Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn sarcastically reacted: “I thought AJ ducked you?”Joshua has now said: “New information has surfaced to say that we had a big interest in competing for that title.“When the WBC talk comes around? Hopefully people understand that: ‘Joshua is serious’. Which I am.” – Advertisement – Anthony Joshua’s warning to Tyson Fury Anthony Joshua has warned “I’m keen on getting my hands on” Tyson Fury’s WBC belt to become undisputed heavyweight champion.IBF, WBA and WBO title holder Joshua plans two fights with Fury in 2021 with every major divisional title at stake.“It’s always been my wish,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “Not just the WBC but competing with the toughest challenges that the heavyweight division has to offer. Anthony Joshua’s warning to Tyson Fury – Advertisement – 1:33 Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury not fighting at least once in the UK would be ‘a shame’, says promoter Eddie Hearn center_img Joshua must first defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office, a week after Fury plans his UK homecoming.Pulev has only ever lost to Wladimir Klitschko and has since beaten Derek Chisora and Hughie Fury.“He’s not a social media famous boxer – that’s where a lot of people get their credibility in this day and age,” Joshua said.“In terms of what he stands for? What he represents? He has been around a long time. He knows his way around the ring.“He possesses a challenge. He wants the titles and he wants to beat me.“That’s what he possesses – hunger and motivation. I’ve got to take away that motivation and suppress that confidence.“That’s how you beat somebody, by breaking their soul.” Joshua vs Pulev, December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office Joshua vs Pulev, December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office

In Dubrovnik-Neretva County, the most cruises of foreign ships were realized

first_imgIn the period from January to May 2017, 150 cruises of foreign ships were made in Croatian seaports. There were 177.709 passengers on these ships, who stayed in Croatia for a total of 347 days, which is an average of 2 days.Most foreign ships recorded their first entry in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (66,0%) and the Split-Dalmatia County (15,4%), which is a total of 81,4%. The other 18,6% of foreign cruise ships recorded their first entry in the following counties: Istria (8,0%), Zadar (6,0%), Šibenik-Knin (3,3%) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar (1,3, XNUMX%).The largest number of trips was made by ships flying the flags of Malta (38) and the Bahamas (33), while the largest number of passengers arrived by ships flying the flags of Italy (46 passengers) and the Bahamas (884 passengers).Source: CBSThe most visited port is Dubrovnik, followed by the ports of Split and KorculaThe port of Dubrovnik had the most visits of foreign cruise ships in the first five months of 2017 (113 visits), followed by the ports of Split (53 visits) and Korčula (32 visits).Fewer cruises, passengers and days of stay of foreign cruise shipsCompared to the same period in 2016, the number of cruises of foreign ships decreased by 18,5%, and the number of passengers on these ships decreased by 23,0%. The total number of days of the ship’s stay in the same period decreased by 22,2%.last_img read more

BLOG: Will You Join Us to Support PA Small Businesses?

first_imgBLOG: Will You Join Us to Support PA Small Businesses? By: Dennis Davin, Secretary of Community and Economic Development Jobs That Pay,  The Blog This blog post originally appeared on the Department of Community and Economic Development blog, #PAProud.It is my honor to post the first entry in DCED’s new blog, #PAProud. This brand new communication channel presents an opportunity for our team to share timely, relevant information with you on all topics related to community and economic development in Pennsylvania. Here you will find information on upcoming initiatives, trends, PA industries, and events. This blog will also be a forum for you to hear the latest news directly from the DCED experts and leadership you work with every day.Our first “blog-worthy” event is the inaugural PA Small Business Week, which will be held from May 1–7, 2016. For the first time ever, DCED will be coordinating outreach, events, and trainings with our partners across the state to align with the National Small Business Week activities sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We will be making the most of this occasion to showcase our small businesses and entrepreneurs, and highlight the networks and resources available to support them. This will be a platform for us to share the importance and impact of small businesses across our state, and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit found in every Pennsylvania community.From family-owned restaurants, to small retail stores, to local manufacturers, healthcare providers, construction companies, and professional service providers, our small businesses have a significant impact on the daily lives of our citizens. Small businesses contribute to the strength of our local communities and economies, but many may not realize the collective influence they have on Pennsylvania as a whole.On a statewide level, Pennsylvania has nearly 1 million small businesses which employ 2.4 million individuals. That is almost half of our private workforce. Following the standards used by the SBA, 98.2 percent of all employers in the state qualify as small businesses. In the third quarter of 2015, our small business sector grew faster (2.5 percent) than the U.S. national average (1.9 percent). Statistics show that the top industries for small businesses in Pennsylvania include professional and other services, retail, construction, health care and social assistance, and food services. We are proud of both our industry diversity and the diversity of our entrepreneurs. Between 2007 and 2012, Pennsylvania saw minority ownership of small businesses increase by 36.7 percent. The 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that in Pennsylvania 9.9 percent of veterans, 5.3 percent of women, and 5.2 percent of minorities are self-employed.Small businesses and entrepreneurs are in every corner of our state. As community and economic developers, this means that we must provide support and resources to sustain our small business community and help our would-be entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of owning a business.I encourage you to visit our page dedicated to all things PA Small Business at to learn more about what DCED and our partners are doing for the first week in May and to sign up for more information about our ongoing small business initiatives. Sharing the news about PA Small Business week with your networks and joining our outreach campaign on social media (@newPAnews #PASmallBiz16 #PAProud) are great ways to give back to the small business community that has already given us so much. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 02, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

No expense has been spared on the renovation of this Bardon home

first_img30 Carmel St, BardonThe transformation of a striking Queenslander at Bardon will have jaws dropping at auction.Described as “showstopping” by Johnston Dixon selling agent Josephine Johnston-Rowell, the charm of yesteryear has been retained in the 30 Carmel St renovation. Ms Johnston-Rowell said no expense had been spared in the rebuild which had set a new benchmark for the area.Owner Elitha Bouwer, principal of Visionarie Homes, project managed the $700,000 rebuild. “During my journey of planning and designing our new home, I was determined to find a way to keep the classical elements of the Queenslander while introducing some modern finishes, fixtures and furniture,” Ms Bouwer said.The lowest level of the home has a private entry and is self-contained.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019It has its own kitchen, bathroom, laundry as well as two additional rooms that could be used as bedrooms, studies, media or living rooms. Elitha Bouwer at her Bardon home.Ms Bouwer said the area could also serve as a self-contained apartment for grandparents, an au pair, older children, or be leased separately.Some classic elements in the home include timber cladding, eaves, timber windows and canopies, turned timber balustrades, 3m high ceilings, and custom made furniture and joinery.Ms Bouwer said the elements were complemented by a modern black and off-white colour scheme, black Caesarstone benchtops, black tapware, a modern plant selection and glass pool fence.“The potential to turn the house into a natural light-filled, open plan home, living out into the backyard, with all the amenities that a modern family requires while retaining the charm of yesteryear was obvious to me,” she said. The property goes to auction at 11am on Saturday July 29 on site.last_img read more

Tomic flicks old stomping ground at major discount

first_imgBernard Tomic has worked hard to claw his way back into the winner’s circle on the international tennis circuit this year. Picture: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images.Aussie tennis comeback king Bernard Tomic has jumped 69 spots in world rankings this year, but he’s had to take a major pay cut back in Queensland.Tomic, who’s currently ranked 83rd in the world, is gearing up to show off his new-found form in the upcoming Australian Open at the end of the month — having come off his first ATP win of the year at the $1.18 million Chengdu Open in China.But newly released CoreLogic figures show that the family’s duplex in Southport on the Gold Coast has not seen as much luck, selling at an almost 25 per cent discount on the Tomic’s initial listing prices. The property has a private swimming pool and entertainment area. Massive relief after winning the inaugural Rafa Nadal Open in Mallorca, Spain early this year — his first title in three years, boosting his ranking from 152 to 126. Picture: Rafa Nadal Open/Banco Sabadell. MORE: Interest rates to hold at 1.5 per centMORE: Thousands fall for tiny home scamMORE: How much would you pay for a shed? Bernard Tomic made the day of Gold Coast junior players Amali Zillmann, 11, and John Hann, 12, after pulling over in his red Ferrari to have a hit with them at Coolangatta Primary School in mid-November. Picture: Tony Zillmann/Facebook. The Tomics once lived at the property which is close to multiple sports facilities. He continued that strong form to get back in the ATP winner’s circle, taking out the Chengdu Open in China at the end of September. Picture: STR/AFPThe 26-year-old has worked hard to claw his way back into the winner’s circle on the international tennis circuit, beginning with his first title in three years at the inaugural Rafa Nadal Open in Mallorca, Spain earlier this year.The Tomics’ duplex, which has been on and off the market since 2009, has two apartments on separate strata titles.The four bedroom, three bathroom unit sold for $610,000, the records said, a massive $210,000 discount on the price the Tomics had listed it for in 2009.The second unit, which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder room, sold for $567,000, a discount of $183,000 on the price it was listed for in 2012.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Southport CBD is not too far away.The listing said the (Tomics) were sad to be selling the long term investment property but were “committed elsewhere”.The apartments feature large sunrooms, shutters, a private pool, entertaining area, gourmet kitchens, lockup and off-street parking and were close to Griffith University, the Gold Coast Hospital, the Broadwater Australia Fair shopping centre and a light rail station. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 There are two apartments in the building.But the good news was that the Tomics still got much higher prices than they had paid for the properties — about $270,000 more than they’d paid for the four bedroom apartment in 2004 and $67,000 higher than they’d paid for the three bedroom unit in 2009.The Tomics had been willing to sell them together or separately, and had marketed the properties as “outstanding value to either homebuyer or the astute investor”.Located walking distance to Southport CBD, the apartments brought in rental income of $1165 a week, or about $60,000 a year for the family. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Human Rights Leader Mandela Passes Away

first_imgMandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994.Former South African president and human rights champion Nelson Mandela is dead at the age of 95.South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement in a statement Thursday.He said the country will mourn the passing of one of the country’s heroes. Zuma said the flags of his country will be at half staff until a state funeral is held.Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994 after leading an anti-apartheid movement. He served more than 20 years in prison in his efforts against apartheid.Mandela had been in failing health for some time and died peacefully at his home in Johannesburg.last_img

Ex-Super Eagles striker quits Belgian club after expiration of contract

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20 Celebs With Surprising Hidden Talents And SkillsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseMost Popular Movies With Sylvester Stallone7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Belgian First Division A club, Oostende have announced the departure of Joseph Akpala following the expiration of his contract. The Super Eagles striker returned to the Versluys Arena outfit last summer, signing a year deal which ran out in June. The 33-year-old forward only made seven appearances across all competitions for Alexander Blessin’s men last season due to injury problems. The Kustboys revealed the Nigeria international’s contract will not be renewed along with Hasan Ozkan while Priestley Farquharson has also been released. “Striker Joseph Akpala is not offered a new contract and is therefore again a free player,” read a statement from the club website. “We thank ‘Joske’ for his boundless efforts and excellent mentality and wish him every success in the further course of his career. “His contract with KVO ran until June 30 but was extended until last Saturday. Then he played in the friendly match against Varsenare, but now the collaboration ends.Advertisement “The contract of Hasan Ozkan is not renewed, Anton Tanghe and Jordy Schelfhout are still training. The trial period of defender Priestley Farquharson is over, he also leaves KVO.” Akpala made 62 league appearances in his first spell with the side, scoring 12 goals between 2015 and 2018 before leaving to join Al-Faisaly. The forward started his career with Pepsi Football Academy in Lagos before joining Bendel Insurance, where he signed his first professional contract. He departed the shores of Nigeria to team up with Sporting Charleroi in Belgium in 2006 before signing for rival side Club Brugge two years later. read also:Akpala returns to Belgium The striker moved to Turkey in 2014 to team up with Super Lig club Karabukspor, where he managed to score seven goals in 25 league appearances during his one-year stay before signing for Oostende. Akpala has represented Nigeria 13 times and will hope to secure a new club before the start of the 2020-21 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Conte: ‘Attitude key at SPAL’

first_imgAntonio Conte wants to see ‘enthusiasm and desire’ against SPAL on Thursday, to help Inter secure ‘three important points’ in a congested top-four battle. Inter bounced back with a 3-1 win against Torino last time and sit two points behind second-placed Atalanta with one game in hand. With Lazio and Inter on 68 points so far, Conte stressed that his players must continue to give everything to win in Ferrara tomorrow. “Absolutely. We must arrive with the same enthusiasm and desire that we have been showing, doing our best, and try to get the three points that would be very important.” Inter sit eight points behind Juventus but have picked up the most points after 32 games since 2008-09, have 18 different goalscorers, and match the Old Lady on only four defeats all season. “These are numbers that testify the excellent things this team are doing. They must stimulate us to continue like this and do even better going forward.” But Conte is wary of the possible pitfalls ahead of the match against SPAL, who sit rock-bottom in Serie A. “The pitfalls are those of facing the match without the right determination and focus from the off. We face a team that has a poor position in the table, but let’s not forget that they will have great motivation because they play Inter. “We must pay close attention and our attitude will count a lot.” Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks Today10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Loading… center_img The Nerazzurri are playing their ninth match in just over a month and Conte has thanked his staff for helping him with the preparation. “It’s a big task, for which I have to thank all my staff who prepare the videos on the opponents and beyond. “We need great collaboration and a quality staff, which, luckily, is what I have.” Conte confirmed that Victor Moses will be back against the Biancazzurri tomorrow and revealed that Nicolò Barella could return against Roma. “Moses is available, Barella has started training with the ball and we hope to have him back against Roma,” Conte explained. “[Stefano] Sensi is healing, [Romelu] Lukaku is getting rid of the contracture and we hope to have him back as soon as possible. “[Matias] Vecino still struggles with his knee and I can’t give any information on that.” read also:Conte: ‘Inter on the right track’ SPAL coach Luigi Di Biagio, who was the Italy Under-21 coach during Conte’s spell at the helm of the Azzurri, is under pressure in Ferrara and the Inter tactician thinks he will learn from the difficulties. “We are talking about a very serious and prepared man, who knows what he wants. He found a rather delicate situation, but I have also been through these experiences and he did the right thing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more