first_imgJim arriving in Pettigo from Dublin after bringing Sam home in September. Will he be back this year? Joe Brolly thinks soTV pundit and Derry legend Joe Brolly says Donegal are still the team to beat in the Championship this year.The Dungiven man was speaking as he launched a charity golf tournament aimed at raising awareness of organ donation and make the practice an ‘opt-out’ process here in Ireland.He says he has spoken to Jim McGuinness and asked the Donegal manager about winning back-to-back All-Irelands. “I asked Jim this at the weekend, how do you deal with this sort of orthodox belief that has grown up that you can’t put All-Irelands back-to-back in football any more? How do you deal with that psychologically with the squad?” said Joe.“And he says: ‘Well, you don’t deal with it at all, we’re just preparing for the Tyrone game. Nobody has ever mentioned winning a second All-Ireland, you can’t project into the future, so all our concentration is on Tyrone’.“And when he tells you it, you believe it. He’s immensely charismatic, an unbelievably interesting fella, and that’s going to be very important this year.”He also said that whoever wins in Ballybofey later this month will win the Ulster title. He added: “Those two teams are the two teams in Ulster that can control the tempo of a game, control what happens in a game. There’s no other Ulster team that’s able to do that. So I think they’re in a totally different plane than any of the other teams, and any talk of Monaghan or Derry is fanciful.”Brolly is a patron of Opt For Life, one of the main charities to benefit from the annual GAA golf challenge, set for Waterford Castle Golf Club this September.“The thing about the Opt For Life is it makes perfect sense. In the future you wouldn’t need to have a donor card. Some 95 per cent of people think that organ donation is a great thing but only 25% have a donor card so in future we wouldn’t need a donor card. We’d all start off as donors,” he added. DONEGAL ARE STILL THE TEAM TO BEAT IN CHAMPIONSHIP, SAYS BROLLY was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL ARE STILL THE TEAM TO BEAT IN CHAMPIONSHIPSAYS BROLLYlast_img read more

R3.6bn investment for Limpopo

first_img06 July 2007The Limpopo government is to spend over R3.6-billion on upgrading and providing new infrastructure, while also assisting municipalities to implement the new Property Rates Act and to handle their finances better.Provincial local government and housing spokesperson Clayson Monyela said this week that the department would also spend over R1-billion for rural electrification.In addition R600-million has been allocated for municipal support, township establishments and site demarcations, which forms part of the province’s plan to improve capacity within municipalities to deal with issues of financial viability and infrastructure development.“We have to co-ordinate over R4-billion over and above other budgets by parastatals and sector departments to enhance infrastructure and service delivery,” Monyela said.He said most of the province’s towns were experiencing capacity constraints, due to ageing infrastructure that could not cope with current growth in demand.Given the massive rural sanitation backlog in the province, he said the department was investigating alternative innovative technologies as a replacement to the pit latrines.“We are also going to use the expanded public works programme approach to ensure that we involve many of the beneficiaries in the actual projects implementation so that we can maximise delivery,” he said.Several dams being commissioned or completed, he explained, would go a long way in ensuring bulk availability of water in the province’s fast-growing towns like Polokwane, Makhado, Tzaneen, Lephalale and Tubatse.He added that there was a bulk supply upgrade planned for linking Polokwane and Flag Boshielo Dam which will ease supply pressures to the capital city.Building capacityThe department is also assisting municipalities to ensure institutional structures are conducive to implementing their integrated development plans and accelerating service delivery.Monyela said the department was committed in ensuring all key positions in the province municipalities were filled. These positions, he said included those of municipal, technical and planning managers.“To this end we continue to second experts to municipalities with capacity constraints through Project Consolidate,” he said.Through the Project Consolidate, government deploys experts including experienced municipal managers from efficient municipalities, senior local government officials, private sector managers and officials from local government institutes, to 136 municipalities around the country that have been identified as “weak”, assisting them to improve operations and make better use of available resources.“We also continue to assist municipalities with revenue enhancement strategies so that more revenue can be collected to increase available resources for service delivery,” Monyela said.He added the department would also assist municipalities to implement the Property Rates Act through development of valuation rolls, by-laws and rates policies.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Members urged to take action on farm bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment With the election behind us, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are respectively in discussions to find a pathway to pass a farm bill. If a bill is not passed in the next few weeks, a new Congress will take office in January and the whole legislative process will reset and start over.Farm Bureau is pushing for attention to many long-standing issues important to farmers such as:Improving Title 1 dairy and commodity programs such as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC).Protecting key features of the federal crop insurance program.A renewed focused on conservation programs, the specialty crop program and research and development programs.Members are being asked to help Congressional leaders recognize the hardships farmers are facing due to the current farm economy crisis. Farmers have seen rising costs and lower commodity prices for several years running. As a result, farm income is less than half of what it was five years ago.Ohio Farm Bureau is requesting members send a note using the Farm Votes Matter Action Alert Center to U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives and ask for them to move a farm bill forward before the end of the year.Farm Bureau will continue engaging with members of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to complete work on a bipartisan bill that can be signed into law to sustain our nation’s food security.Online Extras:Additional farm bill resources from American Farm BureauText of the bills and additional background information from the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee (Note the documents on these pages are not provided by Farm Bureau, but directly from the Congressional Committees.)  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

This one is a shoe-in. — Tree of Soles (GC27XEW) — Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedLine of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”A Gathering of Soles — Geocache of the WeekNovember 6, 2019In “Geocache of the Week”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community” What’s your favorite thing you’ve seen that you never would’ve discovered without geocaching? Post your stories and photos in the comments. The Tree of Soles. Photo by geocacher RebelGTPGeocache Name:Tree of Soles (GC27XEW)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:In my opinion, one of the coolest parts of geocaching is finding places you never would’ve seen before. Whether it’s a scenic lookout, a city park, a landmark—or in this case, something a little stranger. One of the running themes in the Found It logs for Tree of Soles is that it never would have been visited had there not been a geocache there. Think about your neighborhood, is there a secret amazing place that people should know about? It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just a new discovery to add a little delight to their day. If there is, consider hiding a geocache there and share that place with the world.# of Finds:149# of Favorite Points:25What geocachers are saying:“Wow…we’ve been to a ‘mug tree’ and we’ve been to a ‘shoe corner’, but we’ve never been to a ‘shoe tree’ until today!  Life is full of surprises…thanks for bringing us here!” — JustUsTwo“We added two pairs!!! My mom says her friend has been tossing her shoes into this tree since she was a teenager!! Too funny! They also call this ‘Roller Coaster Road’. I wonder how many pairs are lying in the woods here?? TFTC!” – getn froggy“Awesome sight. Threw some wayward shoes back up there where they belong. Once again geocaching takes me to another cool place I never knew about.” – Aiwendil67Read More LogsPhotos:There’s something special about this place, but I can’t quite put my foot on it. Photo by geocacher madameyoungerSunset at the tree of soles. Photo by geocacher MASIE2012Walking a mile in these shoes may prove to be difficult. Photo by geocacher TomEagle55See More Photoscenter_img Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Solving a Crawl Space Water Mystery

first_imgWhen I started Energy Vanguard in 2008, I didn’t know how the company would evolve and had thought early on that I may get back into home performance contracting. I did a couple of jobs, the last one being a crawl space encapsulation for my friends Tony and Gabriella. They had a house over a moldy crawl space, and Gabriella had developed a cough since moving in. When I inspected the crawl space, it seemed an excellent candidate for encapsulation, but on the day I arrived to start the work, I discovered a water mystery that I had to solve first.The photo at right (above) shows a shot of the crawl space. The back corner on the right side was dry when I had done my inspection, but on the day I arrived to start sealing it up, that corner was full of water. It was raining pretty hard outside and had been all night.With standing water in the crawl space, I couldn’t begin work. You never want to encapsulate a crawl space if there’s a bulk water problem because water under the plastic will find ways to get on top of the plastic. It’s meant as a vapor barrier, not a liquid barrier. Ideally, you get rid of the water by stopping it from coming into the crawl space. If you can’t do that, you need a drainage system and perhaps a sump pump to handle it. RELATED ARTICLESFive Ways to Deal with Crawl Space AirGBA Encyclopedia: Crawl SpacesProblems with Crawl SpacesHow to Insulate a Basement WallAn Open Discussion on Closed Crawl SpacesFixing a Wet Basement Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. So, we started searching for the source of the crawl space water. My first target was the outside of the foundation wall right there where I discovered the water. It was on the right side of the house. I went outside, dug down into the dirt there, and found that it was dry. The water definitely was not coming through there. Where the heck was it coming from? The water was traveling under the slab to get back into the crawl space! The driveway actually had a lot of slope down to the street, but in this case the water — or at least enough of it to cause a problem — found an easier path to the crawl space.We reattached the downspout extender, and I made sure to screw it securely to the downspout this time. The corner dried out. We finished encapsulating the crawl space. The indoor air quality improved. And Gabriella breathed easier. Behind the camellia bush was a downspout. The downspout came down to a small strip of soil between the house and where the driveway stopped. Someone in the past had connected a downspout extender but it had come loose, so most of the water was dumping right there in that little strip of soil next to the house. And that strip of soil was dripping with water.The really interesting thing here was that part of the house was on a slab. My sketch of the floor plan below shows the layout. We walked around the house looking at everything. In the front was the large camellia bush you see below. If you look closely at the photo, you’ll see the culprit. You also can see that it was still raining pretty hard when when I was doing my detective work.last_img read more

Simona Halep moves closer to reclaiming World No. 1 spot

first_imgView comments Halep will try to reach her first South Florida final and reclaim the top spot by defeating the winner of a later all-Czech contest between world number five Karolina Pliskova and Marketa Vondrousova.A fantastic recovery from 1-5 down in the second set showed a mental toughness displayed by only the very best.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I started well and played some smart tennis but in the second set, she started to raise her game,” Halep said. “My coach said I was rushing a bit so I managed to calm down. That was great advice.”Halep converted seven of eight break points and hit 24 winners compared to 14 from Wang, whose first serve percentage dipped to 47%. Wang was aiming for her own slice of history, knowing landing the title would have made her the first Chinese woman in the top 10 since Li Na retired at the end of 2014. She responded strongly in her first Miami quarter-final after falling behind.The world number 18 was all over the Halep service game, which had showed signs of weakness early on, returning with real aggression to establish a 5-1 lead — a run that saw her win 12 points in a row.Halep managed to regain composure and broke for 5-2 as Wang started to get nervous. The reigning French Open champion broke again and suddenly had the chance to draw level in the second set.That chance looked lost as Wang stormed 0-40 up on the Romanian’s serve, but Halep superbly saved all three sets points before a brilliant running forehand winner down the line to equalize 5-5.Another break gave her the platform to serve for the match, which was sealed when Wang hit long.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen to miss rest of season due to ‘extreme fatigue’center_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 27: Simona Halep of Romania celebrates defeating Qiang Wang of China during day ten at the Miami Open tennis on March 27, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPRomania’s Simona Halep moved closer to reclaiming the world number one ranking Wednesday, advancing into the WTA and ATP Miami Open semi-finals by defeating China’s Wang Qiang 6-4, 7-5.Following Tuesday’s exit of Petra Kvitova, Halep needs only to reach Saturday’s final at Hard Rock Stadium to knock Japan’s Naomi Osaka from atop the women’s rankings despite her second major title in this year’s Australian Open.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more

Volkswagen Gets 1 Million Commerical Views Before the Super Bowl

first_img .   “The Force” Originally published Feb 3, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 As with about every Super Bowl commercial, the writing, filmography, and editing was top notch. The commercials are funny, and speak to their core brand image. By releasing the videos a  5 days early, they got to capture an audience that wasn’t already overcharged with the latest Budweiser, Coors, and Lexus commercials. Download the free webinar Topics: Its only been one day since the videos were uploaded to YouTube, and they’ve already surpassed 1 million views. If you haven’t caught the videos yet, here you go: So How Does This Help You?While it would be great for every business to put together a Super Bowl commercial, its just not going to happen. Instead, you should be a little bit of a guerrilla marketer. Go for the quick hits that take your competition when they’ve dropped their guard. If you’ve got the next killer thing ready to launch, and you’re only holding back because of “timing” – just let it go, get it out the door. The quicker that its out there in the wild, the quicker you can start getting feedback and it can do its job. Make your competition react to you, not the other way around. Photo Credit: danorth1 Free Download: How to Use Online Video for Inbound Marketing How do you get started with YouTube, video podcasting, live streaming, or viral videos. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack A pair of interesting things came from Volkswagen yesterday – they purposefully leaked their two Super Bowl commercials on to learn how to use online video to grow your business with inbound marketing. “Black Beetle” Video Marketing YouTubelast_img read more

LinkedIn Surpasses MySpace as 2nd Most Popular Online Social Network [Data]

first_img top social network for business professionals can have a number of business benefits, including brand management, community building, content promotion, and lead generation, to name a few. With the rising popularity of social media, it behooves all businesses to start using them to achieve business goals. That said, MySpace has approximately 130 million active users, whereas LinkedIn has about 115 million. While one could argue for MySpace in this case, the numbers are still indicative that LinkedIn is growing in popularity — and MySpace is lagging. LinkedIn Marketing And according to, MySpace may not keep their 3rd place status for very long. With MySpace experiencing half the traffic it did in June 2010 and Twitter accumulating 30.6 million visitors in June, Twitter Originally published Jul 12, 2011 12:40:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Facebook, still in first place by far, amassed 160.8 million unique visitors in June. Has your company gotten started this news Fewer than 33.5 million Americans visited MySpace in June, falling off by about 1.4 million U.S. visitors from May. According to comScore, LinkedIn had 33.9 million unique visitors in June, an increase of about half a million from the month before. Marketing Takeaway: It looks like we’ll soon be looking at Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter as the big 3 of the social networking world.center_img Is your business utilizing these helpful marketing tools to its advantage? To be honest, when I first saw is expected to overtake MySpace as the 3rd-most popular social network in the next few months. Participating in social media Topics: and other social media sites for business? Photo Credit: Nan Palmero using LinkedIn Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack , I couldn’t believe MySpace was the second-most popular social network until now. And by “most popular,” we’re referring to web traffic here. LinkedIn, the , is now the number 2 most popular social network on the web. Here are the stats:last_img read more

53 Focus Group Questions for Any Purpose

first_imgAnd there you have it! 53 questions you can ask in your next focus group. If you’re unsure how to conduct a successful focus group, take a look at How to Run a Focus Group for Your Business. 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 Aug 8, 2011 3:00:00 PM, updated October 30 2019 Whether your focus group is there to give feedback on a product or service or help you assess how your brand stands out in your competitive landscape, thought-provoking, open-ended questions are essential to a productive discussion.However, it’s easier said than done. What can you ask beyond “What do you think of our product?” that can provoke the most useful answers?Here, we’ve pulled together 53 questions you can ask in your next focus group to pull the most interesting and useful insights you can out of your participants.Simply copy-and-paste the questions you like below into the notetaking template for a ready-to-go, printable document you can bring to the session.Featured Resource: Market Research Focus Group TemplateDownload the TemplateFor a free template for notetaking during focus groups, a guide on conducting market research, and several other templates, download our Market Research Kit.Questions for Building Trust Among Focus Group MembersBefore diving into deeper questions, it’s best to warm up the group with a couple of open-ended questions that allow participants to get to know each other a little bit. Participants should be able to decide how much they want to share with the group — don’t force anyone to share something they may not feel comfortable sharing.By including a question that allows people to talk about something tangential to the topic of the focus group, your participants will begin to build empathy for each other. That empathy can grow into trust, which is key for eliciting honest insights out of your group.Here are a few questions you might ask to build trust:Share an aspect of your work or life experience that’s brought you here today.Why did you decide to join our focus group today?When and how did you first come across our brand/product/service?Click here to get started with our free market research kit.Questions to Encourage Follow-up and Continuation of IdeasThe most helpful insights that come out of focus groups are often the most specific points. Challenge your participants to reflect more on the points they’ve made if you hear something that you’re curious about. For instance:That’s a fascinating point that [name] just said — what do you all think of that?Do you agree or disagree with [name]’s statement, and why?[Name], you’ve been a bit quiet recently. Did you have any thoughts on this topic that you wanted to share?Questions for Understanding Customer Perception of Your Product or ServiceThese questions will help you understand how people truly feel about your brand, product, or service. The focus here is on your company — not the larger industry landscape or your competitors.Avoid stopping conversation here unless the group gets completely sidetracked. Open-ended questions can be daunting at first. Participants may not know where to start. However, hearing from the other participants will spark reflection on various aspects of your product or service. Be sure to allow each group member who has something to say to speak up before moving on to the next question.How would you describe our company to other people?How would you describe our product/service to other people?What words or feelings come to mind when you think about our company?How likely are you to recommend our product/service to a friend?How well do you feel we incorporate feedback from you, our customers, into our service/product?What ultimately pushed you to purchase this product/service?Where would you buy this product/service?What do you like about this product that you may not find in a similar one?When you think about our industry, which brands come to mind first?Which other brands in our industry did you consider when you were shopping around?Why didn’t you go with one of our competitors?What other products/services come to mind when you look at this one?Questions to Learn What Your Leads and Customers Want to See From YouListening to your customers’ feedback and suggestions for improvement is crucial to retaining customers and turning them into promoters of your brand. It may be difficult to hear the answers to these questions, but turning customer pain points around will elevate your product or service to the next level.Avoid defending your product or service or setting any limitations on these questions. Instead, frame them in a way that allows anyone to voice anything at all that they’re feeling. Recognize that it can be daunting for anyone (especially people with whom you’ve built relationships) to share negative feedback, so thank them for their candor.If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about our product/service, what would it be?What would you most like to add to or improve about this product?What do you envision is the lifespan of this product/service before you upgrade or replace it?Is there anything we haven’t touched on today that you’d like us to know?Questions for Understanding Your Buyer PersonasThe following eight questions will help you understand what motivates your target buyer persona, their habits, their responsibilities and decision-making power, and their preferences.These questions are written to spark discussion about topics other than your company, product or service, and the competitive landscape.Don’t worry if the conversation seems to stray far from your brand, as the insights that people end up sharing will likely reveal what’s significant to them in their life and work. However, it’s important you keep the group focused on the specific question you’ve asked.Describe your job title and your day-to-day responsibilities.What’s one task on which you feel you spend way too much time?How do you define success in your role/your life?What is the biggest challenge you face in your role/when it comes to the problem to which this product is a solution?When you’re browsing online, on which websites do you spend most of your time?What are the first three apps you open on your phone in the morning?How do you prefer to receive communications from our company? (Specify what type of communication here — product updates, renewal notices, product/service coaching, meeting reminders, urgent alerts, etc.)Would you be the one using this product/service most in your household/job? If not, who would be?Questions for Getting a Better Sense of the Competitive LandscapeThese questions are intended to spark discussion about the brands in your industry that are top-of-mind for consumers. These are helpful in removing any biases that you and your team might have as people who work in the industry and know various players very well.To encourage honesty, avoid agreeing with any disparaging comments that your participants make about your competitors. Instead, use the opportunity to ask follow-up questions about exactly what the participants don’t like about a specific product or brand.If you’re looking to do a complementary research-based analysis of your competitors, download our Market Research Kit to gain access to a S.W.O.T. analysis template.Download the TemplateQuestions for Generating Content on Your IndustryYou might be looking to develop a content strategy for your brand, branch out into a new content medium, or simply generate new content ideas. Any successful content strategy prioritizes what’s most engaging and interesting for your target buyer persona, so a focus group can be an effective way to be sure that you’re producing material on the right topics and in the medium that your audience wants to consume.What is one recent trend you’ve noticed in our industry?What’s one strategy or tactic you think is underrated in our industry?Where do you go to get a pulse on the things going on in our industry?Who are the people in our industry who you look to as experts?What format of content do you consume to keep up with our industry? Social media posts? Blogs/long-form posts? Podcasts? News outlets?Which specific sources do you go to for information on our industry?What gaps do you see in the content about our industry online? What are the topics on which you’d like to see more education?Questions for Understanding Product Demand for Something You Haven’t Yet Put Out in the MarketThese eleven questions are intended to help you understand the demand for a new product or service. These questions will uncover buying habits for a product like the one you’re envisioning and whether there’s true product-market fit.What is/was your first reaction to the product?How often do you/would you use this type of product?Would you be the one deciding to purchase this product/service? If not, who would be?When and where do you use our product?When you think about the product, do you think of it as something you absolutely need, something you could do without, or something that’s somewhere in the middle?How much would you be willing to pay for a product like this?How would you ideally like to buy this product? Would you talk to a sales rep, or would you rather purchase it on your own?What do you think this product is missing?How would you describe someone who you think would use this product/service?If you ended up liking your experience with this product, could you see yourself repurchasing it? If so, how often?If you could either have this product/service or the equivalent dollar value for you/your business, which would you choose? Why? (Specify the dollar value of your product/service when asking this question.)Questions for Establishing (or Re-establishing) Your Name and BrandingThe following questions are helpful for running word association brainstorms and generating potential names or parts of names for a new product or company.What words come to mind when you think of our product category? (Example: “What words come to mind when you think of food delivery?”)What words come to mind when you think of [insert a word that symbolizes the main value prop of your product/service here – for example, ‘efficiency,’ ‘speed,’ ‘health’]?If you have candidate names already:What is your initial reaction to this name?What words come to mind when you hear this name?How would you pronounce this? (Spell out the name on a piece of paper or whiteboard.)center_img Topics: Conducting Marketing Researchlast_img read more

LinkedIn Launches Company Status Updates [How to Get Started]

first_img LinkedIn Company Pages Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Company updates appear on followers’ LinkedIn homepage as well as the Company’s Page itself. In addition, LinkedIn users can ‘Like,’ comment on, and share a company’s updates, a la Facebook. The following screenshot shows how a Company Status Update appears on a follower’s LinkedIn homepage:Marketing TakeawayThis update is huge for marketers who use LinkedIn for marketing. As we mentioned last week, companies should make an effort to increase their following on LinkedIn to improve the reach of their LinkedIn updates.If you haven’t already, enable Company Status Updates using the steps above, and start spreading your messages on LinkedIn and generating more followers. Consider these steps to help jump-start your LinkedIn Company following.To follow HubSpot’s updates on LinkedIn, follow the HubSpot Company Page.last_img read more