25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When you launch a new brand at your bank or credit union, all the glitz and glamour of the kickoff party and initial training feels pretty good (especially if you’re a former marketer like me). I remember the feeling well.I also well remember that the “new car smell” of the brand didn’t last for long. That’s not to say your brand still isn’t cool, vital and relevant after roll-out. Far from it. However, the real work in branding comes not so much before or during the launch but after the launch.It’s in the days, weeks, months and years after the launch of a new brand that the real labor comes into play. As a brand leader at your bank or credit union, it is your responsibility to reinforce (and sometimes enforce) brand standards. This means you won’t always be the most popular person at your financial institution. During spot-checks for brand adherence at branches, I was regularly referred to as not-so-nice names by staff. I had to grow a thick skin and so will you.Working as the brand enforcer, you’ll have to take a stand when it comes to sticking to what the brand represents. If you let little things (homemade marketing collateral, dress code violations, deviations from the consumer engagement plan, etc.) happen, your brand will slowly erode. It’s kind of like the loose string on a sweater we’ve all had. If you don’t snip that string and mend the ravel quickly, it can fall apart. The same principle applies to your brand. continue reading »
If you’re a five-star college football recruit, make sure you always hang onto your phone. Otherwise, your friends may feel the need to have a little bit of fun at your expense. Five-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who is considering a number of schools for 2016, tweeted out that he’s “100%” committed to LSU Wednesday afternoon. Minutes later, he revealed that it was actually one of his colleagues who’d tweeted it as a joke.Tigers fans, temporarily, were through the roof with excitement.Nate tweeted on my account sorry everyone— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) March 4, 2015Haskins tells me someone tweeted that he had committed to #LSU from his phone. Haskins has NOT committed— Adam Friedman (@RivalsFriedman) March 4, 2015Haskins is considering the Tigers, as well as Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State and others. We’ll let you know when he actually decides to commit.
Instagram/kingmali23The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday night, and 16 players will be in the green room for the event, waiting for their names to be called. The Vertical’s Jonathan Givony reported the full list, which features 15 players who starred in college basketball last season.Wade Baldwin, Vanderbilt Dragan Bender, Maccabi Tel Aviv Jaylen Brown, Cal Marquese Chriss, Washington Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Kris Dunn, Providence Henry Ellenson, Marquette Buddy Hield, Oklahoma Brandon Ingram, Duke Skal Labissiere, Kentucky Dejounte Murray, Washington Jamal Murray, Kentucky Jakob Poeltl, Utah Malachi Richardson, Syracuse Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga Ben Simmons, LSUThe list features many of the players expected to be taken at the top of the Draft, including Simmons and Ingram, the two forwards almost universally considered to be the top two players in the draft.Syracuse’s Malachi Richardson, a late addition to Givony’s list, shared the invite he received on Instagram. The Draft is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. on June 23, live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.[The Vertical]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
ROME — Italy’s Catholic Church says it will open talks with the government to respond to a European Court of Justice ruling that says Italy has the right to recover millions of euros in property taxes.The Luxembourg-based court on Nov. 6 overturned a 2012 decision by the European Commission that said it would be impossible to recover tax revenue that non-profits including the Italian church were exempted from paying for certain properties.A Montessori school and the owner of a bed and breakfast had argued that the tax breaks the church received for money-making properties offering similar educational and hostel-like services were unfair.The head of the Italian bishops’ conference, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, said Thursday that no talks with the government have begun but “certainly some contacts will be necessary.”The Associated Press
OSU freshman Emily Clark (20) during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe Ohio State-Michigan rivalry continued this weekend, but this time, the Wolverines came out on top. The OSU softball team (25-11-1, 9-4-1) suffered its first sweep of the year at the hands No. 2 Michigan (33-4, 11-2), with three lopsided games in Ann Arbor, Michigan.OSU junior Shelby Hursh pitched 11 innings with 10 strikeouts over the three games, taking her record to 13-5. For the Wolverines, junior Megan Betsa dominated in the circle with two complete games and 25 strikeouts.At the plate, freshman Emily Clark continued her confident approach, hitting .500, and senior Cammi Prantl hit .333 with a double in the final game, which brought her within three of tying the program’s all-time record.Game 1The Buckeyes opened their tough weekend with an equally tough loss, an 8-0 shutout in six innings.Clark went 2-for-2 and redshirt senior shortstop Maddy McIntyre went 2-for-3. The pair were the only batters to record hits, as OSU struggled against Michigan junior Megan Betsa, who struck out 13.McIntyre started the game with a single through the left side and a stolen base, but the Buckeyes left her stranded. In the bottom of the first, Michigan earned two bases after Hursh hit two batters, but she recorded two strikeouts to keep the game even.The game remained this way until the bottom of the fourth, when the Wolverines grabbed a one-run lead after junior Abby Ramirez singled to left field to bring in junior outfielder Kelly Christner, who had reached first base on a throwing error. Despite loading the bases on Clark’s single and two walks in the next inning, OSU could not tie the game.Michigan stretched its lead to four on sophomore Aidan Falk’s three-run shot to center field in the bottom of the fifth and pushed the margin to 5-0 on a deep triple by senior Kelsey Susalla in the following inning. The Wolverines continued to dominate at the plate with leadoff hits from sophomore Tera Blanco and junior Lindsay Montemarano and a walkoff single by Falk to end the game after six innings.Game 2In Saturday’s matchup, the Buckeyes were able to score their first run of the weekend, but once again were overwhelmed by the home team in a 5-1 loss.OSU left six runners stranded throughout the game, and Michigan took control of the fifth inning to score three runs with two outs. However, for the first time this season, no Buckeye struck out at the plate, which is somewhat of silver lining amid a tough three-game sweep. Both redshirt junior Alex Bayne and sophomore Taylor White went 2-for-3 with pairs of singles, and sophomore Becca Gavin earned an RBI on a single through the left side. OSU junior Lena Springer and sophomore Shelby McCombs managed to strike out only one batter and gave up seven hits.Like Friday’s game, Michigan scored first on a solo home run by Christner in the bottom of the second. The Wolverines took their lead to two on Susalla’s outfield single to bring in Romero.The Buckeyes briefly responded on Gavin’s hit but could not stop Michigan’s bats from adding three more runs to the scoreboard. Freshman Faith Canfield, on her second homer of the year, senior Sierra Lawrence and senior slugger Sierra Romero recorded big hits to maintain the Wolverines’ hold on the game.The final three innings were unsuccessful for both dugouts, especially for OSU, as its last nine batters of the game went down in order.Game 3Michigan, once again, scored first on a throwing error from behind the plate by Gavin. In the bottom of the third inning, a sacrifice fly to right field by Blanco brought in Lawrence to make the game a 2-0 battle.While OSU got runners aboard, it could not send them around the bases to score. Through the first three innings, the Buckeyes left four stranded with only one hit. White brought the Wolverines’ lead to one with a leadoff inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning, but Gavin, junior Anna Kirk and Leonard went down in order to stifle the rally.The Buckeyes took their first lead of the weekend on Prantl’s double up the middle to bring in freshman Bri Betschel and Bayne in the fifth inning. This lead did not last long, though, after Michigan’s Blanco sent a booming three-run homer over the center-field fence.Heading into the final two innings behind two runs, OSU could not jumpstart a late rally, handing Michigan a 3-0 weekend and another notch in the rivalry history.Up nextOSU is scheduled to take on the Ohio Bobcats in another midweek, intrastate doubleheader Tuesday before returning home for a series with Purdue from Friday to Sunday. The first game against the Bobcats is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. in Athens, Ohio.
Fernandinho reckons that Neymar is progressing well with his recovery from injury and has predicted that the superstar will make a “big difference” for Brazil in the World CupThe Paris Saint-Germain forward has been sidelined since February after undergoing foot surgery, but was included in Tite’s final 23-man squad for Brazil this summer.Fernandinho knows exactly what Neymar is going through right now, having sustained a similar injury of his own, and he feels that the 26-year-old has made good progress and is beginning to regain his confidence.“This kind of injury Neymar had is a little bit difficult, I can tell because I had it too,” said Fernandinho, according to Goal.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“It aches now and then…the process is a little bit complex.“But, when you watch the moves he’s making during the trainings, the way he is training, I see him very well and he’s getting his confidence back, that’s so important. He’s so audacious, trying to dribble the defences, he’s not afraid.“That’s the first step for him to be 100 percent confident again. And we want him to be fully fit as soon as possible, till our first match in the World Cup. I have no doubt he’s a player who will make a big difference for our team.”Brazil will face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E in this summer’s World Cup.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#darkdayingracebay, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 26, 2017 – Providenciales- Comments have come in from far and near on the shooting which could have claimed the life of a visitor to the Turks and Caicos Islands this past Friday.The story which attracted coverage from networks like ABC, was published in the New York Post, online on the UK DailyMail, caught time on one of the world’s largest news organizations: the BBC; was today featured on the front page of Yahoo!News and was this morning covered in a video on top ranked US morning show, Good Morning America has elicited media statements of outrage from Opposition Party members including, former Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, attorney and North and Middle Caicos candidate, Mark Fulford and Wheeland Candidate, Dameko Dean.photo credit: VisitTCI.com#magneticmedianews#darkdayingracebay
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 23, 2017 – Providenciales – Disasters such as hurricanes can have serious mental health consequences which can take the form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress, Grief or Depression. First Responders in particular, typically operate on the front lines and often work under severely stressful conditions during disasters.To assist the country in providing mental health support to affected communities, the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services (MHAHS) along with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, welcomes Dr Claudina Cayetano, Mental Health Regional Advisor of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington DC. Dr. Cayetano has extensive experience assisting countries in developing strategies to improve national emergency responses and will be conducting Psychological First Aid training with first responders and other health professionals starting today October 25th – 26th.This training is designed to increase competence and skills necessary to improve the mental health of adults and children who may be struggling to cope after a natural disaster. Participants of this training include Emergency Health Responders, Mental Health Department, Primary Health Care, TCI Red Cross and 911 Call Centre.The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services is grateful to PAHO for its offer to assist, and sees this as a great opportunity to support and further strengthen TCI’s mental health services within the national emergency response. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp