3 tips & tricks to add spark back into your email marketing

first_img 48SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Don’t you love those movies when it seems as though the main character has exhausted all of their options, and just when it seems as though all hope is lost, they saves the day and live happily ever after?We all love those movies because we walk away feeling way more inspired than we were when the movie first began. I know you’re going to think I’m crazy for saying this, but that inspiration you feel when watching a good comeback story can provide the necessary jolt needed to re-spark your down-and-out email marketing plan.In the credit union industry, there are two areas of marketing that strike fear in the hearts of decision-makers: the first is social media and the second is email marketing. You see, the fear is evident because many people still don’t understand how effective a tool it can be, which results in their strategy not working… which ultimately leads them to believe that email marketing in the credit union world is a dying fad…That couldn’t be any further from the truth.Email marketing has been, and continues to be, one of the most effective ways credit unions communicate with their members. So today we are going to look at three important ways you can give your credit union’s email marketing strategy the important jolt that it needs. continue reading »last_img read more

Death toll from Maiduguri blasts hits 117

first_imgThe death toll from a series of Boko Haram related bomb blasts in Maiduguri in north eastern Nigeria has risen to at least 117, more than twice the official tally, hospital sources have said.a total of 72 deaths were registered at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, while another 45 bodies were taken to the mortuary located at the Borno State Specialist Hospital.Borno state’s capital has been hit repeatedly since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power on May 29.Buhari has promised to crush the Islamist militants’ insurgency.Nigeria’s military claims that the Islamist militants are a spent force and that its troops have driven them from their camps and now occupy territory in the remote region.The Sunday night blasts have however underlined the threat that the group still poses with its guerrilla-style tactics against soft civilian targets.Borno police on Monday said that 54 people died and a further 90 were wounded in the bombings which hit worshippers at a mosque, football fans watching a televised match and other bystanders.Locals however dispute these figures saying that at least 85 people had died and that some people had taken their loved ones killed in the blast directly for burial rather than to hospitals.last_img read more

Club Baseball: How two people brought managing back to UW baseball

first_imgSince its relegation to a club sport in the early 90s, not much has changed with the Wisconsin baseball program. Coaches came and went, games were won and lost and players found a place to continue to play the sport they loved.This year’s edition of the club baseball team breaks that trend in a surprising, yet significant way.Freshman Leah Terry and sophomore Kirsten Storhoff recently became the first two official managers in the history of the University of Wisconsin club baseball team. Since its transition to a club program in the early 90s, the program has gone on with only coaches and players, lacking any other outside help.Why baseball should be brought back to UWThe University of Wisconsin hasn’t had a baseball team in 28 years. The last time the Badgers fielded a team Read…Terry and Storhoff both have extensive experience with baseball in their personal lives that began prior to their arrival in Madison.“I first got interested in baseball when I was little, my grandpa was the biggest influence for me,” Terry said. “He taught me how to love baseball and I only got to watch it when I went to my grandparents’ house.”Storhoff also explained that she developed a love for baseball as she grew up going to her older brother’s baseball games.For both of them, managing was a way to work alongside the sport they loved in both high school and college, as their experience with managing baseball teams began before they ever reached out to the UW club baseball team.“I managed [the baseball team] all four years in high school as well,” Storhoff said. “I was a pitchers manager, I kept track of how many pitches [my brother] threw. I used to be able to tell the difference between a curveball and a slider, so I recorded that as well as balls and strikes.”Terry explained she also spent time with her high school’s baseball team, keeping track of team stats just so she could spend time with the game she had grown to love.Wisconsin varsity baseball has been gone for 27 years, is return possible?Jeff Block already revived baseball at the University of Wisconsin once. Now, he plans to do it again. In the Read…While most people disregard the mass emails that clubs sports and various other student organizations send out at the beginning of each year, it was those emails that initially piqued the interest of these two new managers.“[The team] honestly wasn’t on my radar,” Terry said. “And then I got a mass email that was sent out to every student saying to come try out for the baseball team. Obviously I couldn’t try out but I emailed the coach listed at the bottom saying, ‘hey, I really love baseball, is there any way I could get involved with the program?’.”Storhoff shared a similar story of receiving a mass student email that prompted her to reach out to the team’s management and try to get involved. The fact that the manager position didn’t exist at the time stopped neither Terry and Storhoff nor the coaching staff from paving the way forward.No man’s Land: The journey of UW baseball’s final head coachHe had coached baseball at the Division I level for 21 years and then one day in May of 1991, Read…Even as they knew that no one, especially women, had ever tried to get involved with the team behind the scenes, Terry and Storhoff pressed on to get involved with the sport they loved.“It was funny because J.J., [ the president of the team], in his first response, I could tell that he wasn’t exactly sure of something specific in mind for me to do,” Terry explained. “His big thing was ‘we’ve never had managers before so we want you to get something out of this too’ which I really appreciated.”Through some soul-searching regarding the roles of the position and cooperation, the newly formed title of UW club baseball team manager came into existence.After figuring out just exactly what they could do to help the team, both Terry and Storhoff got to work right away, as they detailed their responsibilities of filming players and keeping records throughout tryouts.Since joining the team, both explained the level of talent the team possesses, even as a non-varsity sport, is highly impressive. More importantly, the team functions as a tight-knit unit united around a love for the game.“I am impressed by the returning players and how close they feel,” Storhoff said. “You can feel the friendships and the sense of family. There was some really good talent that tried out this year so they’re right in there coaching and encouraging.”In club baseball, there are no scholarships and there are certainly no paid managers. The only thing keeping everyone involved with the team is a love for the game and the camaraderie that comes with it.Down, not out: Club baseball at Wisconsin has kept alive hope for return of Division I teamAn unprecedented crowd of 1,200 fans packed Guy Lowman Field on a Friday in early May of 1991, but it Read…It is what drives the team to be great and it is what drove Terry and Storhoff to continue their careers in baseball management here in Madison. Without the community, collegiate baseball would cease to exist in this great city.On top of their management duties, Terry and Storhoff will also be handling much of the media content for the team. If you want to follow their progress throughout the season, follow their twitter account @clubbaseballUW!last_img read more

Anabel Medina: “I hope to have Muguruza in Budapest”

first_img-Would you count on such a spherical weekend?– We had been ready to compete 5 factors, to the battle. We knew that Japan was a tricky group, with Naomi Osaka, quantity ten in the world, former primary and winner of Grand Slams. However the women had been excellent and the purpose of Sara Sorribes the primary day in opposition to Osaka gave us plenty of peace of thoughts.– He warned that he had a really united group. Is that the important thing?-Within the final two years there have been actions in the group, there have been numerous gamers and a part of my job was to get that union, to really feel snug. The connection between all is superb and the nice vibes end result in the nice of the group. The environment helps so much to the efficiency on the observe.-Carla Suárez is dealing with her final yr. How did you discover it?-It is vitally quiet, enjoying very properly. You have clear your targets. As a captain, I’m very assured as a result of that she is going to carry out in any respect factors, that it’s harmful and may win anybody. For the remainder of the companions, it provides worth.-Carla mentioned in an interview that one among her illusions is to win the Federation Cup, which in some unspecified time in the future lacked dedication however that there’s tools to obtain it. In settlement?-So he has transmitted it. If you find yourself enjoying for Spain, get pleasure from, since you change the chip from enjoying for you to enjoying on your nation. She may be very concerned and has at all times mentioned she would really like to be a champion. The great factor is that the vary of gamers we have may be very vast and the outcomes are there: in the final 5 qualifiers we have gained 4. The group may be very versatile and that makes Spain harmful.-This tie has failed Garbiñe Muguruza. Why didn’t he go?-Garbiñe has at all times been very predisposed to be on the group, as he confirmed earlier. He participated in an important tie in opposition to Paraguay to maintain us in the second world group and never descend in 2018. And final yr in Belgium, the place we achieved the ascent … This time, due to circumstances, he couldn’t be however has proven that he likes the competitors and positive that on different events we are going to have her.-Will he be in the Finals?-All the time have to be taken into consideration. She is the primary in Spain and as a captain she is a tennis participant that I would really like to be on the group as a result of it makes us stronger. I hope you’re in Budapest. Little by little, we are going to work on it.-What arguments do you have to persuade her?-Who is usually a world champion, a standard purpose, as a group, representing your nation … The arguments are stunning.-You had been collaborating together with her on the finish of final season. What was improper with him and what did he discover now?-The break with a coach, while you have been so lengthy, it is extremely tough and extra in the center of the season. I wanted some adaptation time. He completed the yr feeling good even when the outcomes didn’t mirror it. It has been proven on the Australian Open. Together with his union with Conchita he has exploded once more the extent we knew he had, to win Grand Slams. -What do you consider the change of the Federation Cup, this format of finals?-The date is sweet. The Worldwide Federation has studied it properly: on land and on the indoor observe, simply earlier than a tour begins in these situations. The format will have to be seen, though we have the Davis reference. Will probably be very demanding bodily and mentally, it has nothing to do with what we have recognized. There could be 4 qualifiers in six days, with two days off and three factors.-Will probably be performed on clay. That is a bonus …-A Spain should at all times be taken into consideration on land, as a result of on this floor we have achieved essential issues.-On this floor and with Muguruza, ought to Spain be among the many favorites?-Sure, my private purpose since I began as captain has been to battle for a Federation Cup. We have potential and enjoying on the bottom positions us higher. We should keep in mind, though we won’t be native and that may be a little level in opposition to.-Within the Davis, in the top, had been virtually all the celebrities. Do you suppose it will likely be the identical in Budapest?-Sure, as a result of in latest years virtually all of the essential gamers have been concerned and Budapest goes to be a good looking expertise. So I believe we are going to see them.– Can gamers like Sara Sorribes, Aliona Bolsova or Paula Badosa take the leap of preventing for match victories?-They’re younger and with a excessive stage, who’re seen flashes of high quality. And to allow them to be a part of the group. They have expertise and are wanting to make that high quality leap. Sara already completed in an Worldwide, Aliona reached eighth in Roland Garros and Paula has performed a superb position in Australia in opposition to Kvitova. They’re maturing and they’re going to give good outcomes.-This yr there are Olympic Video games. What does it imply to you that you just have a silver?-For me it was one of the best, one of the best of my sports activities profession. After 4 video games as a participant, I’ll go as captain and it means closing the circle. It was a purpose. It makes me very excited and I hope that we will maximize: 4 singles and two doubles. As in the Fed Cup, they have to take us into consideration, in the Video games additionally as a result of traditionally we have gained medals.– Have you ever talked about it with Garbiñe and Carla? Do you see them forming a doubles?– We have not approached the topic, however I don’t discard it. In the event that they performed collectively, they’d be a medal choice as a result of in 2016 they had been shut to transferring to the semifinals they usually just like the competitors.THIS TUESDAY, TABLE DRAWThis Tuesday, in Budapest, the draw for the Finals will happen (April 14-19). 4 teams with three choices, of which the primary will go to the semifinals. Day by day two singles and one doubles can be performed, as in Davis.Classifieds: France, USA, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, Belgium, Australia, R. Czech, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Hungary.last_img read more


first_imgCONGRATULATIONS to our club athletes who ran very well in the Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday. More than  2,000 people took part in the event.Patrick Brennan was the first Letterkenny man across the line in fourth place (1.09.35) followed by Gary Crossan (12th- 1.15.03)), Charlie Page (PB18th- 1.16.48), Seamus Greene (28th-1.19.35), Neil McCollum (116th-1.28.40), Noreen McGettigan (126-1.29.16),  Ben Dunleavey (144-1:30:07), Monica McGranaghan (290-01:38:08) Margaret Shiels (647-1:52:28), Rohan Brophy (664-1:53:39) and Seamus Morrison (699- 1:55:00).Well done to all the participants. This weekend the focus switches to the National 10k Road Championship’s in The Phoenix Park in Dublin. Our club captain and vice captain are busy putting together a number of teams to take part in the prestigious event. The lotto numbers drawn at the weekend were: 9, 10, 19 and 21. There was one match three winner-Harry Blake. The jackpot this Saturday night in The Glencar Inn is €590.Preparations are continuing for the Easter 3 K and the North West 10k which take place on April 24 and May 2 respectively.LETTERKENNY AC NOTES was last modified: April 4th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Letterkenny AClast_img read more