first_imgCastlefinn Community NotesWhist: 9/7/2014Ladies. 1st Patsy Mc Granaghan, Castlefinn 176 2nd Mary Lafferty, Ballybofey 172. 3rd Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford 169 Gents. 1st Patsy Mc Daid, St Johnston 174. 2nd Angus Stewart, Lifford 162. 3rd Maeve Walsh, Killygordon 1601st Half: TieKathleen Duffy, Stranorlar 84 and Bridie Campbell, Castlederg 822nd Half: Patsy O Hagan. Cloghfin 85 Snowball:Next week’s snowball is 183 or better for 100 euro.Everyone welcome to attend.Jewellery Making:Jewellery making class’s continue on Tuesday the 15th of July at 7pm to 9pm and will also be extended for a further 3 weeks. For further information please contact Mary in the CPI centre on 074 – 9143976Men on the Move:Congratulations to all who participated in the Men on the Move program as it finishes for the summer.Golf Classic: The St Vincent de Paul Golf Classic is this Sunday the 13th of July at the Strabane golf club.For more details call John at 087 135 7450Parties:Parties can be booked at the CPI in CastlefinnIn need of a venue just contact the CPI centre on 074 9143976Bookings for midweek are subject to schedule at the centreWeekend (Saturday and Sunday) bookings range from 1pm to 3pm, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, 6.00pm to 8.00 pmCost 80 euro.DD LOCAL: NEED A VENUE? BOOK YOUR PARTY AT THE CPI CENTRE IN CASTLFINN was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CPI CentreDD LOCAL: CastlfinnFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Madiba’s legacy is forever

first_imgMadiba’s winning smile is recognised the world over. (Image: Wits University) MEDIA CONTACTS • Oupa Ngwenya   Corporate Communications head  Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund  +27 82 221 5586 • Sello Hatang   CEO and spokesperson  Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory  +27 11 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • Mandela posters show world’s respect • Liliesleaf remembered 50 years on • From Liliesleaf to Robben Island • Travelling the Mandela Route Lucille DavieNelson Mandela will live forever in two institutions – the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.The fund indicates on its website that it “strives to change the way society treats its children and youth. This long-term vision captures the central role society plays in shaping children’s lives.” Its mission is to “give voice and dignity to the African child by building a rights-based movement”.It comes from the premise that no child should ever experience hunger, abuse, exploitation and homelessness. It means that poverty and its causes have to be eradicated, not just ameliorated. “The belief [is] that it is possible to have a world where children live with dignity, are safe, nurtured and their voices heard and that the transformation needed to create such a world needs every part of society to play its role.”Mandela established the NMCF in 1995. Between 1996 and 1998, over R36-million (US$3.7-million) was raised. This funded over 780 projects, given in grants to promote a humanitarian response to the needs of South Africa’s children and youth. This money was dispensed as a one-off injection, enabling families to meet their immediate needs, or organisations involved in children to pay for salaries and overhead costs.But it was soon realised that this benevolent approach did not encourage community involvement, or long-term organisational goals. Research was conducted, establishing where there were policy gaps in national and regional policies on children and youth. The result was the launch, in 2000, of the Sakha Ikusasa strategy, with a new five-year approach. The NMCF switched to becoming a funding and development agency which “seeks to change the ways in which society treats its children and youth in order to improve their conditions and lives”.The new approach took the stance that “children were not only seen but heard”, in which platforms were created to give children the opportunity to raise and articulate issues themselves. “Communities began to appreciate that it is in the best interest of the child that they should be in families rather than in shelters,” explains the fund’s corporate communications head, Oupa Ngwenya.A decision was taken not to call children Aids orphans. “Children are children and orphans are orphans. The point we drove home was that there are no Aids orphans in the same way as there are no TB orphans,” adds Ngwenya.A commitment was made to apply a holistic approach that treats children as part of families and communities. “Children, youth and communities must participate in making decisions that affect their lives,” indicates the website.Sport for GoodThe fund began the Sport for Good programme “to promote and facilitate the realisation of an environment conducive for the well-being of children and young people using sports”.Sport for Good recognises that sport has the power to enhance social cohesion and community-building. It builds “esteem, harnesses talent, encourages exemplary lifestyles, healthy living, character-building and leadership development”, says Ngwenya.Even though the programme has not yet fully been realised, he adds, it has been used in seven countries, including Swaziland.Youth for ChangeYouth for Change provides direct services to children and their caregivers, a safe parks after school care programme, a gogo, or grandmother, programme that supports grandmothers who care for orphans, and a programme that encourages young people to meet and discuss issues that affect them.It also involves dialogues and dedicated children’s parliaments. “Declarations coming out of these parliaments are deposited with the Department for Women, Children and People with Disabilities … to further table with colleagues for appropriate response and action,” explains Ngwenya.GoelamaChildren, youth and their families living in conditions that lead to vulnerability are supported by the Goelama programme.It was originally formed by a group of mothers in Nyanga in Cape Town who were concerned about children who were unable to attend early childhood development centres because of poverty. The result was the Etafeni Day Care Centre, providing for orphans and child-headed households.The emphasis these days is about “emergency response in the immediate and then integration of children into an appropriate setting”, Ngwenya says.Children’s ParliamentThe fund inaugurated the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament in July 2011, aimed at youth between 12 and 22. It was a response to a call by children to hold each other accountable, and issues like their right to safety and security, the right to life and basic health and the right to education, were raised.Its aim is to provide a platform for youth from seven Southern African countries to “reflect on issues of leadership and civic participation in promoting the vision of an African child through dialogue”. It also seeks to celebrate African leadership and to promote human rights and democratic principles in advancing the lives of the youth in Africa.“The Children’s Parliament provides open and meaningful opportunities for children to participate in local, national and international democratic processes, raising their issues in a manner that is easy and does not intimidate them,” indicates the website. “The Children’s Parliament gives all children, regardless of their background, a space to discuss issues as peers and share ideas on issues of common interest and make citizenship a reality.”Children’s HospitalAn idea for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital was mooted in 2005, and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust was registered in August 2009. Mandela’s wife, Graça Machel, was appointed its chairperson.There are three children’s facilities in Johannesburg – at Chris Hani Baragwanath, at Johannesburg Charlotte Maxeke, and at Raheema Moosa Mother and Child hospitals. The long-established Children’s Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town is simply not able to cope with South Africa’s needs, or with the needs of the Southern African Development Community.Besides the Cape Town hospital, there are only three other specialised children’s hospitals in Africa – two in Egypt and one in Nairobi.A site for the planned hospital has been found on Wits University’s Education Campus in Parktown. It will be a 200-bed, eight-theatre hospital with state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities. Future plans involve an expansion to 300 beds. Some 655 staff will be employed, including specialist doctors and nurses.It will have the following specialities: haematology and oncology; cardiology and cardiothoracic; surgery; neurosciences; renal; endocrine; craniofacial; and paediatric surgery. There will also be infectious disease specialists, like HIV and TB. It is expected to cost R1-billion ($102 000), and so far R250-million ($25.4-million) has been raised. Construction is expected to begin in August this year, and it is hoped to admit the first patients in October 2015.In June, two South Africans, Stan and Sally Hannath, set off on a fundraising drive for the hospital. Starting in Norway, they will drive 28 000km to their home in Cape Town. They will travel through 27 countries, taking four months. They have already travelled 5 700km, crossing Germany, Sweden and Estonia.They have called their initiative cape2cape4kids. They are hoping to R280 000 or R10 for every kilometre travelled.Centre of MemoryThe Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory aims to “contribute to the making of a just society by keeping alive the legacy of Nelson Mandela, providing an integrated public information resource on his life and times, and by convening dialogue around critical social issues”. It is guided by the noble aim of creating a “society which remembers its pasts, listens to all its voices, and pursues social justice”.Through the centre, people around the world can access resources documenting the life and times of the leader. It locates relevant documents and ensures their preservation. It collects and curates his personal archive. It promotes public access to these resources and arranges dialogue around them. And, most importantly, it ensures that any initiatives that wish to take his name are true to his legacy.To ensure that South Africans and others around the world have access to its resources, the centre undertakes outreach programmes, which include travelling exhibitions, books, comic series and internships. Through its web portal and digitisation, it ensures broad access to its extensive resources. It also facilitates research inquiries it receives from institutions and individuals.“We believe that the vehicle for sharing this effectively, for growing it, and for engaging it in the promotion of justice, is dialogue,” the centre indicates on its website. “We actively open our work – on the life and times of Mr Nelson Mandela, the events and the people he influenced or was influenced by – to debate and discussion. And we draw on this in convening dialogue on critical social issues that present a threat to justice in society.”last_img read more

Slapjais Kakis/Wet Cat — Geocache of the Week

first_imgCheck out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. Share with your Friends:More Difficulty: 5 Terrain: 5 Image by airavs. SharePrint RelatedA Piece of California in Germany — Wellingtonie (GCXGEX) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 18, 2013In “Community”The Once and Future Geocacher — Excalibur (GC2VQ88) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 4, 2013In “Community”Epic Winter Adventure Awaits! – Georgia on my mind (GCV3AH) – Geocache of the WeekJanuary 15, 2015In “Community” In whichever season you choose to find this cache, there are some essential Tools of the Trade you will want to bring with you. Make sure to pack these items: – Your best geocaching buddy – Map – Waterproof container for map – Compass – Spare batteries – Snacks and water – Lifevest (optional) Image by DoctorZG. Image by deicmanis. If you complete this Wherigo in the heat of the summer, you can cool off by swimming between the islands. Swimming is an essential component of this Wherigo, as some of the Wherigo zones are located entirely in water. In the winter it’s an entirely different experience; swimsuits will have to be traded for warm coats and boots in order to hike across frozen water. Wherigo GC3N9Q6 by Gatisk Madara_Apsalone. Cache owner Gatisk was inspired to create this Wherigo after taking part in a rogaining competition in the area. Rogaining is a team orienteering sport based around cross-country navigation. The route of the Wherigo was created to mirror the winning route of the 2011 competition. Geocachers should expect to spend most of the day completing this long Wherigo, but if you’re feeling up for an extra challenge you can try and complete it in under four hours, the winning time from the 2011 competition. Located a short distance from Latvia’s capital, Riga, this Wherigo® Cache leads cachers on a journey through one of the largest bogs in Latvia. The name of the cache, Wet Cat, refers to the appearance of the green moss found around the nature reserve where the cache was placed. However, it could also refer to the appearance of a geocacher who has arrived at this cache’s final coordinates. Location: Latvia N 56° 51.761′ E 023° 47.279′ Cachers who take on this D5/T5 challenge leave not just with another find, but also with an appreciation of the natural beauty of the Baltic region, and an adventurous story to tell. Everyone loves a geocache that can be found without too much hassle, but sometimes a geocacher craves something more. Sometimes a geocacher wants to spend all day on an adventure. Sometimes a geocacher wants to swim across lakes, jump between islands, and hike across bogs to make it to the logbook. For anyone looking for a cache that fulfills these requirements, look no further than Slapjais Kakis/Wet Cat, our Geocache of the Week.last_img read more

NYC’s BigApps Competition to Spawn Innovation, Gov’t Accessibility

first_imgTags:#Contests#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts In keeping with Mayor Bloomberg’s focus on innovation, transparency, accessibility, and accountability, New York City is today launching the NYC BigApps Competition, a challenge to developers to create software based on city data.The competition will be hosted by ChallengePost, an online network for organizations and individuals to create and offer competitions. The launch of NYC BigApps will be also be officially announced at tonight’s NY Tech Meetup. So, what’s in it for developers? Read on.The developer of the winning application will receive a cash prize, and Mayor Bloomberg plans to congratulate the winners in person at a dinner. We’re told that the competition winners are to receive $20,000 in cash prizes.“Last week, we launched the Connected City Initiative to put technology to use improving services and providing information to New Yorkers as fast and in as many ways as possible, and BigApps will be yet another,” said Mayor Bloomberg.“The information we’re providing is the public’s, and we’re relying on the creativity and talent of New York City’s tech and entrepreneurial communities to come up with innovative and helpful ways to use it. It’s a great example of a 21st-century, public-private partnership.” The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications worked with around 30 agencies to provide more than 170 datasets for the competition. The data include geographic locations of all sidewalk cafés, laundry facilities, playgrounds, dog runs, city landmarks, as well as census data, extensive property valuation and assessments, the results of restaurant inspections, lists of permitted citywide events, and even side parking and traffic updates.Another important aspect of the competition is the expectation that official, city government support of startups will add a measure of vitality to an already vibrant local startup culture.“Supporting entrepreneurs and startups is an important component of our five borough economic opportunity plan and the launch of the Big Apps competition does just that,” said Deputy Mayor Lieber. “By partnering with the private sector to encourage innovative and forward-thinking applications, we are leveraging existing resources to increase efficiency and transparency in government, stimulate investment, and create jobs.”Apps will be judged based on their benefit to residents, visitors, and government; their originality; their visual appeal; their effect on data accessibility and government transparency; and yes, their commercial potential.The NYC BigApps Competition is open to individuals, startups, and non-profit organizations with fewer than 50 employees. Datasets will be available for download today from the newly-created Data Mine.Submissions will be judged by a panel that is to include NY Tech Meetup co-founder Dawn Barber, Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, Mahalo co-founder Jason Calacanis, EDVentures Founder Esther Dyson, FirstMark Capital CEO Lawrence Lenihan, AlleyCorp co-founder Kevin Ryan, DFJ Gotham Ventures managing partner Danny Schultz, and Union Square Ventures managing general partner Fred Wilson. jolie odellcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Please Stop Doing This Right Now

first_imgI had just turned off the freeway and on to the four lane road that leads to my neighborhood. It was a little before 5:00 PM, and there is always a good bit of traffic at this intersection. As soon as I turned, I stopped my car behind the line of cars built up behind the traffic light.Because I was looking ahead at the traffic, I didn’t see the car in my rearview mirror. I didn’t hear the tires squeal because the driver didn’t hit the brakes. Instead, he plowed straight into the back of my car. He probably hit me at 25 or 30 miles an hour. I had my foot solidly on the brake, and my car still lurched forward enough that I was afraid I was going to hit the car in front of me.When I looked in my rearview mirror, the driver had his phone in his hand. I believe he had been sending a text message.The driver is 70 years old, and he drives for a company professionally. He begged me not to call the police, pleading with me that the police report would cost him his job. I believed him. The driver’s nephew owns a chain of body shops, and he promised me that he would take care of all the car repairs. His nephew immediately drove to the parking lot where we moved our cars.I am uninjured. The driver of the car that hit me is also uninjured, even if he is a little shaken up. My airbag wasn’t deployed, but the safety mechanism in my headrests were activated (and I have no idea how to reset them). My car is damaged, and a number of parts are going to need to be replaced. I have no idea if there is any structural damage to the frame.But it could have been much, much worse.If you are driving, please don’t send text messages. There is no message so important that you can’t wait until you stop to send it.In life, it is good to be reminded of things like this before you are reminded in another, more serious, more permanent way. You’ve just been reminded. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

PH tossers bow to Tianjin, suffer 3rd straight loss

first_imgRebisco PSL Manila Spikers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan—Rebisco PSL-Manila absorbed its third straight defeat, this time at the hands of Tianjin Bohai Bank of China, relegating the Filipinos Saturday to the battle for fifth to eighth places in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship here.Despite the hours spent training Friday night, specifically in shielding the Chinese missiles, the Filipinos found themselves in the firing line of a Tianjin side determined to move up to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Mondilla masters Villamor field; Lascuña, 2 others share 2nd Tianjin, a 10-time champion in the Chinese Volleyball League, overpowered Rebisco, 25-8, 25-10, 25-9, to bolster its title bid at Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace here.Rebisco, whose core forms the newly built national team, will take on another powerhouse team in Supreme of Thailand on Monday at the start of the classification phase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I believe in this team,” said national team head coach Francis Vicente. “I know that we have what it takes to win. But we need to learn more especially in playing in international level.”Jaja Santiago scored eight, while Jovelyn Gonzaga added six for Rebisco. Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

Whitepaper Best Practices – The 3-30-3 Rule for Whitepapers

first_imgI attended the Marketing Sherpa Demand Generation Summit, and listened to an interesting presentation from Mike Stelzner, author of Writing White Papers.  He mentioned the “3-30-3” rule of whitepapers, which I thought you would find interesting and useful.The 3-30-3 Rule for Whitepapers:1) You have 3 seconds to grab your readers attention.  This is related to the ad they are looking at or the organic search result.  You only have a couple seconds to grab their attention and get them to click on your ad or link so they become interested in your paper.2) You have 30 seconds to engage your reader.  Once they have clicked, you need to engage them with a summary of the paper either to get them to read the whitepaper or to get them to download it.3) You have 3 minutes for your prospect to read the paper.  No matter how amazing your content is, people are busy and tend to skim them.  Don’t make the content too dense.  It is better to simplify the content and offer an additional whitepaper, than to include too much information in one whitepaper.Do you use whitepapers in your marketing?  What tips do you have to share?  Leave a comment below. Originally published Oct 22, 2007 12:15:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Content Typeslast_img read more

3 Ways to Use Google Webmaster Tools to Increase Search Engine Traffic

first_img help control where your content appears faster First add your site and verifythat you are indeed the owner or at least have access to managing it. Once logged into Google Webmaster Tools you will have access to three primary areas for review – site configuration (managing your website), your site on the web (how Google sees you), and diagnostics (where Google is getting stuck). Date & Time: own website your site is the more likely crawlers are to go through more of your content. note Want to learn more about your website – Is it set up for success? Is it being crawled by search engines? Is it site too slow? How can I tell? your latest content ( In summary, these tools are helpful because they show you a lot about your site that you would otherwise not be able to track, and it helps troubleshoot – as a bonus this is a great way to be a hero with IT or just take some control back over your Originally published May 13, 2010 11:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 2. Managing Geographic Targeting: This is something that can easily be controlled via your site configuration > settings. Note that this is a little like playing with fire and you wouldn’t want to disqualify your content from being displayed to Europe unless you are truly only selling to the United States. However, if you have multiple websites or subdomains which are diagnose if something is wrong SEO Resources To diagnose potential issues, troubleshoot or determine if there is even an issue at all, refer to crawl errors and stats which show you that information. What do you do with this information? It will help you . Topics: : not all content that gets crawled gets indexed, because the harsh truth is that not all is index worthy). then this will be a must for you tocenter_img . Having one and submitting it via webmaster tools allows you to politely nudge 1. Submit a Sitemap: www.domain.com/sitemap.xml and ultimately work to improve site performance. If there are no errors, then no worries. If yes, then you will want to take action and most often they will actually give you suggestions on what to do next. The crawl stats will also show you how much time is spent loading a page. This is extremely useful for large sites that are looking to do advanced optimization or any site heavily using images, dynamic URLs etc. The Photo Credit: Google to crawl This is not the public sitemap that you use as an index for your content, but rather a dynamically built sitemap which updates on a regular basis to include your most current pages of your website as you create them. This may sound complex – not at all. You can build one yourself through any free “.xml sitemap generator tool” out there or just ask your webmaster to add one. How do you know if you have one? Most are set up to be found at Kinologik Submit your site now 3. Crawl Errors and Site Speed: Free tools like Google Webmaster Toolsprovide you detailed reports about your pages’ visibility in Google, and registration is simple – and did I mention free. You should actually register your site with Yahoo Site Explorerand Bing Webmaster Centeras well. ( note: this post is specific to tips within your Google account and can be applied across the board.)  for optimization by HubSpot Experts! (2 will be selected) . Live Website Optimization: Using Website Grader For Marketing Success targeting foreign countries Join HubSpot Experts for a live session for website review and optimization, providing tips for getting found online. Every Tuesday at 1:00pm ET Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

3 Problems with Inbound Marketing

first_img However, Inbound Marketing is hard. Creating content isn’t easy for every business and ROI results varify based on the time commitment and expertise of the individuals within the company. – But seriously, SEO does take time but you can ensure a high ranking by having a lot of quality links, keyword optimization and by genuinely having the best content for that subject. In the long-run, quality will always win over. You need to make sure that your SEO strategy is multi-dimensional and that you aren’t just doing only link building, only keyword optimization or only content creation. – While you can’t really influence your users to create a website or blog and link to you, there are some other niche bloggers who can stumble upon the website and might do concept or product reviews. You can also submit the items for sale on your website to comparison shopping sites (while most would be ‘nofollow’ links, you get the benefit of more distribution!). @dharmesh – Most people are not patient and it is uncertain where you will be ranked when enough time has elapsed for the rankings to readjust on a more secure basis. You could be chasing a carrot on a stick forever without increasing your rank significantly (there is the possibility your ranking will drop too). Another issue is that you might be pursuing a vertical SEO strategy that might not work and you won’t know that for a few weeks or a few months, at which point your competitors will have increased their rankings or will have improved the ‘barrier to entry’ for the top rankings. HubSpot 3 Problems with Inbound Marketing 3 Resolutions to My Problems with Inbound Marketing 2. Good Things Come to Those Who Wait . – Your average shopper does not have a blog nor are they interested in blogging, though in a few niche communities like haute couture and streetwear, many shoppers have their own blogs. Even if your visitors are really engaged with your site and its content, shoppers aren’t going to start a blog just to buzz about their amazing experience with you. For the most part, you have to outbound links through Blogger and Media Relations. Anyone have other resolutions for these Inbound Marketing problems? Originally published Jun 30, 2010 11:30:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Free Download: Marketing Data: 50+ Marketing Charts and Graphs because he can take it? The following is a guest post by – You still have to allocate time towards inbounding traffic, users and customers. That time has an opportunity cost associated with it, and if you’re more than a bootstrapped startup, you pay salaries which go towards paying for your time, and so the time spent on Inbound Marketing costs money for the company. , the co-founder of Blank Label, an ecommerce startup specializing in 1.  E-commerce Companies Have Trouble Building Inbounding Linkscenter_img Download the ebook now! to have access to these charts for use in your own presentations custom men’s dress shirts Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Inbound Marketing Danny Wong – Evaluate the customer acquisition cost (including salary) for both the Inbound and the Outbound campaigns – if of course the Inbound campaigns take much more time than the Outbound. Clearly, if they took the same amount of time, the customer acquisition cost from Outbound would be higher since same time and same employees equals the same cost, but Outbound has the added cost of the campaign budget itself. Hunterrrr Photo Credit: 1. Influencers Matter HubSpot has compiled over 50 original marketing charts and graphs on topics including Lead Generation, Blogging and Social Media, Marketing Budgets, Twitter and Facebook 3. Inbound Marketing is Not Entirely Free has made a really compelling point that Inbound Marketing is important, and that it is definitely is something all businesses should practice because the ROI higher than other forms of marketing. 3. Nothing Is Free 2. Search Engine Optimization Takes Time Anyone else have gripes with Inbound Marketing? Perhaps something just to telllast_img read more

How Valuable Is Social Media Really? [Chartoon]

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published May 18, 2011 10:45:00 AM, updated July 03 2013 We took a look at the results of our 4500 customers during the month of April, and let Mythy the Unicorn and Takeaway Tim dive in.  Let’s see what they have to say about whether social media is useless when it comes to getting visitors and leads.  Social Media .” With that kind of a headline, we had to dig a little deeper. While social media can be hard to measure, we are big believers in it’s imact on a good inbound marketing strategy. (If you want to learn more about how to measure social media, check out the Topics:center_img Last month, our good friends over a Marketing Pilgrim wrote an interesting post titled ” Science of Analytics webinar this Thursday.)  Under 1% of Web Visits Come from Social Medialast_img read more