Croatia – full of Champions, a campaign that should start today!

first_imgEveryone is surprised that Croatia, such a small country, is in the finals of the most popular sporting event in the world, the World Cup.We got attention and we got the world interested, Bleacher Report which are read by millions of people yesterday announced that we are the smallest country in terms of population that has reached the finals since the 1930 World Cup.According to the research MediaToolkita after the match with England, more texts about Croatia were published on the Internet than have been published in its entire history since its establishment. After the victory over Russia, a graph was published where it can be seen that it was 20.000 posts half an hour after the game on the web. After meeting with Russia 118.482 times we mentioned, after the victory over England nearly 300.000. What will be after the final?Everyone is exploring CroatiaCNTB records an increase in site visits of even 250% compared to last year, on the cover is a shortened version of the video of our footballers who will be in the finals of the World Cup. The markets that record the growth of site visits are:thallium, USA, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France and the UK.During yesterday’s campaign from the CNTB, they used it  microtargeting, according to the principle of geolocation – in the area of ​​Luzhniki Stadium, and after that in the whole of Moscow.The eye narrowed 250.000 views on YouTube and 74.000 views on Facebook.And yet…I honestly think that we were all a little surprised by the success of our national team and that everyone, as ugly as it may sound, was unprepared for this final.As far as I know, we don’t have any campaign on the field around the stadium, no guerrilla promotion, and we are in the finals and the focus is on us. We haven’t put together any stories and links to the countries we play with. We were able to put together stories and links with Russia, England and France, for example, and target their fans.Although we are perceived as a sports nation because of these things, unfortunately we have never used sports in the right way in the promotion of Croatia. There were nice ideas and sporadic attempts, but without strategy and innovation.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Full of ChampionsThe slogan of the CNTB, Full of life, is arranged so that it can be easily changed and adapted to various campaigns. For example, instead of life you can add: nature, islands, culture, sun…I suggest that now, immediately after the World Cup, launch a campaign with the slogan: Croatia – Full of Champions!Why? I have already mentioned how sport brings us a lot of publicity and how people know about us through sports. We have great athletes such as: Goran Ivanišević, Borna Ćorić, Mirko Filipović, Stipe Drvis, Stipe MioÄ iÄ ‡, Blanka Vlasic, Janica Kostelić, Ivica Kostelić, Sandra Perković, Barbara Matić, Sara Kolak, Tin Srbić, Robert Seligman, sisters Zaninović, brothers Sinkovic, Duje Draganja, Filip Hrgović, Mihovil Španja… There are also our football, handball and water polo teams.All these successes were achieved by the state, which has about 4 million inhabitants, all these athletes are responsible for our recognition and they are all champions.With a campaign like this and athletes who would support it on all social networks, and on the wave of this success of our national football team, we would achieve great results!Targeting by marketsA great thing could be done with targeting certain markets, according to the popularity of sports.In countries where water polo is popular, promotion can go through our water polo team, in countries where skiing is popular, promotion can go with Janica and Ivica Kostelic, in England there can be promotion through Goran Ivanisevic, in Japan there can be promotion through Mirko Filipovic…CNTB has statistics in which city and county most guests come from certain countries… and you can go there with targeted creative campaigns.If ever there was a time to invest money in promotion, it is today!The hardest thing is to motivate people to take an interest in you – and we have that right now. We need to increase our presence now that everyone already knows about us, it will be very difficult for us to get this opportunity again.Where does the money for that make you wonder? Our tourism grew by 14% in the first three months, so why not invest that money in promotion, which would continue to grow next year. Instead of spending it on patching up the budget and then expecting growth next year on its own.Published by: Marijan Palić, expert in digital marketing and new technologies, CEO @ Eclectic.Digital If you want to think out loud, get in touch Only through argumentative and constructive discussion can we grow and develop as a society, a profession and as individuals.,If you want to think out loud, get in touch Only through argumentative and constructive discussion can we grow and develop as a society, a profession and as individuals.last_img read more

GUEST COLUMN: City needs smarter digital sign regulation

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Nor is planning staff recommending instantaneous transitions, banning animation and gimmicky visuals, limiting the amount of text, prohibiting digital signs near intersections and in mix-use-residential districts or imposing other restrictions that promote safety and good taste in other municipalities. (See for excerpts from municipal codes, a fuller safety discussion, and relevant materials and images.)EMBs are literally designed to distract.We need to speak up and insist that being business-friendly should not mean forfeiting effective regulations on technology that offers little to the public and often no real advantage for businesses over conventional signage.As guidelines recently written for Dutchess County say: “Municipalities must decide what is more important – the benefit to the digital sign owner, or the safety and visual quality of the community.”David Giacalone of Schenectady is a retired lawyer and mediator, and editor of (3) “If more than one CEVMS sign face is visible to the driver at the same time”, the signs must be spaced at least 300’ apart;(4) CEVMS must “not appear brighter to drivers than existing static billboards.” Each of those standards is, in fact, more crucial on urban streets than on highways, because they are much closer to traffic, pedestrians, housing and other buildings than billboards are from major highways. And the streetscape can offer so many additional distractions and ambient light conditions.Worse, the Planning Office has allowed applicants, such as Proctors and Mohawk Harbor, to make the required “showing” that there will be no significant impact on safety or a neighborhood by simply stating the conclusion that there will be no negative impact.As a result, among other problems, we have multiple digital signs where downtown vehicle and pedestrian traffic is the busiest; huge digital billboards along already-challenging roadways; and, a garish digital sign replacing a tasteful, effective one a few feet from Upper Union Street.The Planning Office is about to recommend changes to our EMB provisions.Staff has looked at laws elsewhere, but so far has decided not to increase the change interval, which is 5 minutes in Buffalo and 30 seconds in Syracuse, while Dutchess County planners recommend 12-hour intervals. Categories: Editorial, OpinionFor The Daily GazetteSchenectady needs to get smarter about regulating the bright, frequently-changing, and highly distracting digital signs that it allows along our streets and highways.Our Zoning Code calls them Electronic Message Boards, “EMBs”, and since February 2015 allows the image on the screen to be changed every 8 seconds, rather than the prior interval of every 60 seconds. Studies confirm the common sense conclusion that the more often a digital sign changes, the closer it is to busy roadways, intersections and sidewalks, the more verbiage and screen gimmicks it uses and the higher its comparative brightness, the greater distraction and safety hazard it presents.But, neither the City Council nor the Planning Office has seriously considered the safety issues, much less the aesthetics, raised by such rapidly changing signs.We deserve the more thoughtful regulation of digital signs found in many other upstate cities. In 2015, the Planning Commission recommended the “dwell time” change to make our Code “consistent with State law.” But, staff never discussed the 3-page state Department of Transportation policy statement they were relying upon. That 2015 DOT Commercial Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) Policy focused on off-premise signs (billboards) along major highways, not “on-premise” signs in front of businesses along urban streets. Because variable digital signs “attract increased attention through their brightness and temporal changes of light,” DOT’s experts concluded they require more restrictions than conventional signs.Therefore, DOT imposed a set of complementary restrictions, only one of which was the 8-second change interval recommended by the Planning Office. The DOT’s statement emphasized:(1) “Local ordinances will govern if they are more stringent” than every 8 seconds;(2) Transition Time between the messages on the sign must be Instantaneous, to reduce distraction, especially for older drivers;last_img read more

Pep Guardiola dismisses speculation linking Mikel Arteta to Arsenal job

first_imgArteta is in contention to replace Emery (Picture: Rex Features)‘Of course he [Arteta] will be a manager sooner or later,’ Guardiola said.‘If I was in his position, as an assistant coach as young as he is, always we will have that.‘Now we are going to finish this season and in the future I don’t know what is going to happen.’Who should be Unai Emery’s permanent replacement at Arsenal?Freddie Ljungberg0%Mauricio Pochettino0%Mikel Arteta0%Carlo Ancelotti0%Nuno Espirito Santo0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta would welcome Arsenal approach despite being overlooked for Unai EmeryMORE: Jose Mourinho responds to Arsenal rumours after Unai Emery sacking Arteta was considered for the Arsenal job before Emery was appointed (Picture: Reuters)Pep Guardiola dismissed speculation linking his No.2 Mikel Arteta to the vacant manager’s position at Arsenal.Unai Emery was axed by Arsenal on Friday morning and rumours immediately began to surface that the club were considering hiring Arteta as his successor.Arteta is reportedly open to taking charge at Arsenal, but Manchester City boss Guardiola refused to comment on the growing speculation.‘[Arteta] is in the squad, he travels to Newcastle. It is not a question for me,’ Guardiola insisted ahead of City’s game against Newcastle.ADVERTISEMENT Newcastle v Man City: Guardiola preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:57FullscreenNewcastle v Man City: Guardiola preview press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I am sorry for [Emery]. Every time a manager is sacked it is not good news.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It does not change my opinion of him. He is an incredible professional. I am sure he will find another job soon.’Arteta was interviewed by the Arsenal hierarchy before the end of Arsene Wenger’s tenure and the club chiefs were impressed by his pitch.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUltimately Arsenal decided to go with Emery, but Arteta is back in the frame, alongside Massimiliano Allegri and Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo.Arteta spent half a decade at Arsenal as a player and was club captain when he left in 2016.Guardiola has already backed Arteta’s capabilities as a head coach. Pep Guardiola dismisses speculation linking Mikel Arteta to Arsenal job Comment Coral BarryFriday 29 Nov 2019 2:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link284Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Southside house’s stunning flip

first_imgThe bathroom has been brought into the 21st century.“The master bedroom is huge and it’s got an awesome walk-through wardrobe behind it with an abundance of shelves and an ensuite with a double shower and double vanity,” she said.Mrs Lee said the house was across the road from a park, with kilometres of walking tracks. A laundry and butler’s pantry combination provides loads more space.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 There were terracotta tiles and a wall dividing the kitchen and living room. The house has had a modern facelift.WHEN Linda and Adam Lee bought their Algester home about a year ago, it was tidy but tired.But that is exactly what attracted them to it. The master suite is Mrs Lee’s favourite space. Removing the wall and changing the floor has completely transformed the area.The kitchen has gone from cream and brown features to crisp white subway tiles, a natural stone benchtop and not one, but two ovens. There is also a butler’s pantry off the kitchen.However, it is the master suite that Mrs Lee likes most.center_img Brown and cream were the colour scheme for the house. The house was tidy but tired.The couple were looking for a property to renovate, and the lowset brick house at 14 Yorrell St fit the bill.“We were attracted to the fact it needed a lot of work,” Mrs Lee said.“We completely gutted it and started again, rendered the outside and put a carport on.” The kitchen was in good condition but dated. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe kitchen is now open plan.They were going for an elegant and modern style, and for the most part, Mrs Lee handed over the reigns over to her husband.“He did most of the work along with the contractors, and he made about 70 per cent of the design decisions,” Mrs Lee said.last_img read more

TGE scores Avonmouth LNG conversion job

first_imgThe works also include road tanker loading and offloading facilities, and all associated equipment and utility systems. The facility will have the capacity to store 34,564 tonnes of LPG. TGE will now convert the facility to adapt it for LPG storage. Germany-based TGE Gas Engineering has secured a contract from Flogas Britain for the conversion of the Avonmouth LNG facility into an LPG terminal. The terminal was previously ensuring security of supply with peak shaving capability to the UK’s natural gas grid. National Grid closed the storage facility back in April 2016 as it was approaching the end of its technical life.center_img It will be the UK’s largest such facility, according to Flogas. The upgrade conversion works include a new buffer storage and send-out and transfer system, TGE, a unit of China’s CIMC, said in a statement. The LPG and LNG supplier expects to start full commercial operations at the converted facility by May 2022. Avonmouth LNG (Image: Flogas Britain)last_img read more

Retired government printer and 2011 medal of honour awardee passes on

first_imgLocalNews Retired government printer and 2011 medal of honour awardee passes on by: – December 13, 2011 69 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share Mr Glenford Andrew’s daughter (standing in the centre wearing purple) who accepted the Medal of Honour Award for her father during the Independence Day celebrations on November 3rd, 2011.Members of government as well as public officers are saddened by the death on Wednesday December 7, 2011, of Mr. Glenford Andrew, retired government printer after a brief period of illness.On April 1, 1968, Mr. Andrew was appointed as a public officer at the Government Printery where he served until his retirement effective March 09, 2010.During his forty two (42) years of service, Mr. Andrew worked diligently and trained a number of employees under his supervision at the Government Printery. Consequently, the Printery provided excellent service to both the public and private sectors under his watch.On November 3, this year, Mr. Andrew was awarded the Medal of Honour for long service by the president, his Excellency Dr. Nicholas J.O. Liverpool, for meritorious service to the country.Government as well as the public service extend sincere condolences to his family, during this period of bereavement.Felix GRregoireSECRETARY TO THE CABINETlast_img read more

David Lee Cain

first_imgDavid Lee Cain, 69 of Milan passed away Friday October 20, 2017 at his home. David was born Sunday July 25, 1948 in Greensburg, IN the son of Boin and Jane (Hornsby) Cain. He married Christine Caudill Cain May 18, 2007 and she survives. David retired from Delta Faucet.  He enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing, hunting, farming, and spending time with his family.David is survived by wife: Christine Cain of Milan; sons: Jonathan Cain and Shane Jackson both of Greensburg; daughter: Jodi Myers of KY; brothers Donnie, Bobby, Doug, Darrel, Mike, and Paul Cain. Sister: Virginia Myers, Ann Meredith, Teresa Williams, Linda Wright, Ruby Corya. Many Grandchildren and Several Great-Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death is his parents, one son: William Cain; one sister: Mamie; two brothers: Abby and Billy.Funeral services will be at 12 PM on Monday October 23, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating.  Burial with follow in New Craven Cemetery south of Milan.  Visitation will be October 23, 2017 Monday 10AM-12PM also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Children’s Hospital or Milan Food Pantry.   Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, entrusted with the arrangements.  707 South Main St. P.O. Box 243 Milan, IN 47031, 812-654-2141.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the familylast_img read more

West Harrison man charged after failing to follow sex offender requirements

first_imgWest Harrison, In. — A West Harrison man is charged after failing to show up for his yearly registration with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.Jeffrey Sess, 28 of West Harrison is charged with one count of Failure to Register with a Prior Conviction, a Level 5 Felony, after police say Sess failed to show at his yearly registration as a sex offender.According to the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department Sex and Violent Offender Office, Deputy Brian Jansen attempted to verify Sees’ residence on North Dearborn Road.  Deputy Jansen was told that Sees no longer lived at that residence and failed to report his change of address, as he is required to do upon moving.  Additionally, Sees did not show up for his yearly registration at the end of January 2019.Sees is being held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.last_img read more

Barca sack Valverde, replacement named

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has been sacked and replaced by Quique Setien despite the club being top of the LaLiga table. Valverde, 55, took training on Monday morning amid intense speculation his time as coach was about to come to an end and his fate was sealed later in the evening. The former Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol manager has guided Barca to LaLiga titles in each of his two full seasons in charge, as well as winning the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup in 2018. Former Real Betis boss Setien was named as Valverde’s successor soon after, on a contract until June 2022. A statement on Barcelona’s website read: “The club publicly expresses its gratitude to Ernesto Valverde for his professionalism, his commitment, his dedication and his always positive treatment towards all that make up the Barca family. We wish him luck and success in the future.” Barcelona are top of LaLiga on goal difference from Real Madrid, and through to the last 16 of the Champions League after topping their group, but some of their performances under Valverde have fallen short of the club’s usually high standards. Barca have suffered embarrassing Champions League exits over the past two years, losing on away goals to Roma in the quarter-finals in 2018 despite winning the first leg 4-1 at the Nou Camp. Last year Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of a semi-final on home soil, only to lose the return 4-0 at Anfield. Valverde’s position was brought into further focus following some inconsistent performances from the Catalan outfit, the most recent being last Thursday’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid. Barca led 2-1 with nine minutes remaining, only to suffer a 3-2 loss, and that proved to be the final straw for Nou Camp chiefs. Spanish media reported a meeting between president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Valverde took place at the club’s training ground on Monday afternoon, and was followed by a scheduled board meeting. That came after reported summit talks on Sunday involving Bartomeu, director Javier Bordas, chief executive Oscar Grau, technical secretary Eric Abidal, and assistant Ramon Planes. Xavi, currently in charge of Al Sadd, was one of the names who had been touted as a possible replacement for Valverde and the Qatari club’s sporting director Muhammad Ghulam Al Balushi said over the weekend that Nou Camp officials had made an approach for their ex-captain. The 39-year-old former Spain star admits it is a “dream” of his to one day coach Barca, but insisted his focus right now was on Al Sadd. Xavi made a club-record 767 appearances for Barca from 1999 through to 2015, winning 25 trophies in the process. He subsequently joined Al Sadd, initially as a player before finally retiring in May last year, and then taking over as head coach for this season. The Spanish giants have instead turned to Setien, 61, who will be presented to the media at 1:30pm GMT on Tuesday before holding his first press conference shortly afterwards.Tags: BarcelonaCopa del ReyErnesto ValverdeLa LigaQuique SetienSpanish Super Cuplast_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli’s advocacy of Test cricket great for future: David Gower

first_imgNew Delhi: In modern-day cricket, there is a growing debate about how Test cricket will survive in a period when there are Twenty20 leagues flourishing all over the globe. The club vs country debate among international players often makes news. Several players have given up on their international careers to become Twenty20 mercenaries all over the world. In this atmosphere, there are certain sections of former cricketers and fans that vouch that Test cricket is the ultimate format of the game. Recently, one quote by Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has given hope to one England cricket legend that Test cricket can flourish.Read More |Virat Kohli’s wicket celebration vs CA XI takes internet by stormFollowing India’s series loss to England, Kohli sat down for an interview with Wisden and said nothing beats the thrill of Test cricket. “If you really love the sport, you understand Test cricket and you understand how exciting it is. I cannot explain to you the job satisfaction that you get when you do well in Test cricket, because you know how demanding it is. It’s the most beautiful format of the game. I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere,” Kohli had remarked at that time.Read More |Virat Kohli’s India aim to avoid tail-ender woes in Australia TestsThese comments from Kohli have given former England batsman David Gower a lot of reassurance. The left-hander, one of the most prolific run-getters for England in the 80s, believes Kohli;s endorsement is a great sign for the survival of Tests.Read More |Hardik Pandya’s absence will be a big factor for India: Ian Chappell“It is a reflection of the balance of power if Virat says that — you’ve got a lot of people who will listen,” said the 61-year-old, adding that the launch of next year’s World Test Championship will help in the popularity of Test cricket,” Gower said during the inaugural Ranji Memorial Public Conversation on Cricket in London.Gower, who smashed 8231 runs in 117 Tests, believes a win for India in Australia will boost the popularity of the format even more and the introduction of a World Test Championship from next year will help provide greater context for matches. “We had a fantastic series against India, closer than the margin suggests,” Gower said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more