LOOK: Beermen celebrate PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown with fans

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake San Miguel  executives, coaching staff and players were present to mingle with the fans.San Miguel fans full force at the victory party at SMC compound. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel president Ramon Ang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel head coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSMC sports director Al Francis Chua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beermen on the stage. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA Commissioner’s Cup trophy! Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter and Chris Ross. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel forward Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel guard Chris Ross. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPBA Finals MVP Terrence Romeo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe San Miguel bigwigs. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Leo Austria being interviewed by the media. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 MANILA, Philippines–The San Miguel Beermen celebrated their latest conquest in the PBA with their employees and fans Tuesday night at the SMC compound.The Beermen captured the Commissioner’s Cup crown on Friday, their second championship this season that put them closer to rare Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENT Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her LATEST STORIES Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ View comments Cignal rallies to beat Petron, forces decider for PSL finals spot Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’last_img read more

Platini quits as UEFA chief after ban appeal fails

first_img0Shares0000Michel Platini had been favourite to take over as FIFA president in a February election, but the UEFA leader is suspended because of the Swiss investigation. PHOTO/AFPPARIS, May 9 – Michel Platini on Monday resigned as UEFA president after his appeal against a ban from football activities failed though it was cut to four years.The Frenchman said he was resigning to pursue the case over a suspect $2 million payment in Swiss courts in a bid to clear his name. He has been UEFA president since 2007 and the FIFA ban upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport effectively ended his career as one of the most powerful figures in sport.The CAS rejected the appeal saying it was not convinced about the “legitimacy” of the payment ordered by ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter.It did cut the ban from six years to four and reduced a fine from 80,000 Swiss francs ($80,000) to 60,000 Swiss francs.“I note today’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport but I consider it a profound injustice,” Platini said in a statement.“This decision inflicts a suspension for which the length stops me, de facto, and by luck, from being a candidate in the next FIFA presidential election,” he added.“As agreed with the national associations, I resign as president of UEFA to pursue my fight before the Swiss courts to prove my probity in this case.“Life has always kept beautiful surprises for me, now I am free to live them,” said the former French football star.The decision means that Platini will not be able to take any official role in the European Championship finals that start in France on June 10. He was a key organiser of the event until the FIFA payment scandal erupted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_imgSouthern California Mormon Choir concert, 7p.m. today, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 480 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 581-5214. Health practices and the Bible will be the topic of guest speaker Alan Sherman after the 9:30a.m. Sunday service, Canoga Park Presbyterian Church, 22103 Vanowen St. Call (818) 883-3510. The Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon will be honored with a retirement lunch after the 10a.m. Sunday service at Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. Parish picnic follows the 10a.m. Sunday service, Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-6968. Holy Spirit Retreat Center activities: “A Day of Silence and Reflection,” led by Jody Berges, 9:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. June 16. Fee $45 with lunch, $35 without ($10 deposit by today). “Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk,” 7p.m. June 21. The retreat is at 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Call (818) 784-4515 or see www.hsrcenter.com. The Rev. Dale Johnsen will deliver his farewell sermon, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated for Monsignor John K. Foley, who will retire July 1, noonSunday, Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose. Reception follows. Call (818) 249-2008. The Rev. Stuart Bond will be installed as senior pastor, 3p.m. Sunday, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 498-4502 or see www.epconline.org. Aglow International Woodland Hills Community Lighthouse, a Christian fellowship for women, will hold a meeting, 9:30a.m. Thursday, at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Buffet breakfast reservations required by Monday; $18. Call (818) 716-6253. Aglow International Westlake Community Lighthouse, will hold a meeting, 9:15a.m. Friday, Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Reservations required by Monday. An offering will be taken. Call (805) 497-7149. “The Mission of PFLAG” will be the topic of Steve Krantz at the Tuesday Night Forum, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 762-9032. “Finding Your Path” will be the topic discussed by the Rev. Jim Lockard at the inaugural Wednesday Night Alive service, 7-8p.m. Wednesday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 W. Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-0105. “Be Still and Know,” a prayer, meditation and healing service led by the Rev. Jefferson Beeker, 7p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. Call (818) 763-8218. Namaste Choral Group and the NoHo Arts Band concert, directed by the Rev. James J. Mellon, 8p.m. Thursday, NoHo Arts Center for New Thought, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Tickets: $35, $50. Call (818) 508-7101. Rummage sale, 8a.m. to 2p.m. Friday and June 16, Tujunga United Methodist Church, 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. Call (818) 352-1481 or (818) 353-3669. Bluegrass and Country Sabbath service, led by Hazzan Mike Stein and Rabbi Stewart Vogel, 8:15p.m. Friday, Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-3545. “Unity in the Lord’s Church,” a study of Ephesians 4:3-6, will be discussed by eight speakers, 8:30a.m.-5p.m. June 16, Van Nuys Church of Christ, 14655 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Free; lunch provided. Call (818) 785-2623. “Healing the Family Tree,” a conference on effective prayers for family members, including a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Lou Cerulli and Dominic Berardino, 10a.m.-4:30p.m. June 16. Registration required; $20 (bring a lunch). Call (818) 771-1361 or see www.scrc.org. Carwash fundraiser for various charities, 10a.m.-2p.m. June 16 in the parking lot at First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-8218. “Peace and Reconciliation Through Prayer,” a lecture sponsored by the Thirty-Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist of Studio City, presented by guest speaker Ryder Stevens, 11a.m. June 16, Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd., Vista Rooms, Studio City. Call (818) 761-4322. “Obsession,” a screening presented by the Center for Accuracy in Mid-East Reporting in America, 7p.m. June 19, Congregation Beth Meier, 11725 Moorpark Ave., Studio City. Reservations required. Call (818) 762-4473. Catholic Singles Dance, 7:30p.m.-midnight June 22, Burbank Holiday Inn, 150 E. Angeleno Ave. Tickets: $17. Call (818) 759-1545 or see www.caci.org. “Cleaning Up the Place” will be the message delivered by youth minister Em Blattner, 8:15 and 10:45a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8422. “Enjoy the Seasons” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday, when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Drive, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “An Explanation, Not an Excuse” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. Mcdonald, 8:15 and 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood. Call (818) 763-8231. “Vision Forward” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-145. “The Wonder of It All” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. Soulful Sunday service: “The Sacred in the Secular,” 10:30a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. “The Secret: God is All There Is” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Marilyn Jensen-Johnson, 10a.m. Sunday, Religious Science Church of Glendale, meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave. Call (818) 244-1404. “The New Lord in Town” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jim Lee, 9:15a.m. Sunday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-2653. “Who Is the Antichrist?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jim Bell, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Nothing Comes Closer to Home” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5 p.m. Call (818) 884-6480. “Is There Something More I Could Be Doing?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10 a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Young adults service, 6p.m. Call (818) 363-8136. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail holly.andres@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Dutch starlet distances himself from Manchester United switch

first_img Louis van Gaal is weighing up a move for Daley Sinkgraven 1 Dutch starlet Daley Sinkgraven has revealed he has had no contact from Manchester United after reports linking him with a move to Old Trafford.Sinkgraven has started the season in fine form for his current club Heerenveen, scoring two goals in 10 league appearances.The 19-year-old’s performances have attracted attention from several clubs across Europe, with Manchester United reportedly at the front of the queue.But despite reports emerging over the weekend that the Red Devils were lining up a January swoop for the winger, Sinkgraven admits he, nor his agent, have been contacted.“I’ve also read the reports. I can’t do that much about it because it’s new to me,” Sinkgraven told Algemeen Dagblad.“My agent has said nothing about it. The only thing that he told me is if I do well then the clubs will naturally come.”last_img read more

Stratford softball whips Colby in WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal

first_imgTigers do not allow a hit, score 15 runs in three inningsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Stratford started out its postseason with a bang, taking care of Colby 15-0 in just three innings in a WIAA Division 3 softball regional quarterfinal Wednesday at Hilgemann Field.The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed by rain.Stratford (21-5) moves on to a regional semifinal against the Marathon-Edgar winner at home at 5 p.m. Thursday.The Tigers scored one run in the first inning and added seven more in both the second and third innings to end the game via the 15-run, three-inning rule.Macie Frueh had a single, a double, and a triple, scored twice, and drove in two runs for the Tigers. Sammy Griesbach aded two hits, two RBIs, and two runs, and Dallas Adams, Casey Kolbeck, and Kaylee Geiger also had two RBIs apiece for Stratford.Lorrie Luepke earned the win. She did not allow a hit in three innings, struck out three, and walked two.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 15, Hornets 0Colby 000 – 0 0 3Stratford 177 – 15 9 0WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Hayes.SO: Hayes (1 2/3 inn.) 5, Bruesewitz (2/3 inn.) 0; Luepke 3. BB: Hayes 3, Bruesewitz 4; Luepke 2.Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2B, 3 runs; Sammy Griesbach 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Dallas Adams 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Casey Kolbeck 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kaylee Geiger 2B, 2 RBIs; Macie Frueh 3×3, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.Records: Colby 3-15; Stratford 21-5.last_img read more

Good bye Tata, from the Rainbow Nation

first_imgThank you Madiba – your magic will forever be among us all. This was a common sentiment as people mourned the passing of a legend.South Africans lost their father and the world lost an icon when Nelson Mandela – Madiba, Tata – died at 8.50pm on 5 December at home in Houghton. It has brought tears, but also a celebration of his life not just to his family and friends, but to the world.Born 18 July 1918 in Mvezo, a small village in the Eastern Cape, Mandela was the country’s first black president. But he was more than that: he was a world statesman and a universal symbol of peace, unity, forgiveness and ubuntu. Tributes continue to pour out for the father of the Rainbow Nation.Bernard Fingwana says: “I am happy the man has finally reached the end of his journey and I thank him for all he has done, for not just us but the whole world.” He leaves a legacy that has changed the lives of many people throughout the world, but above all he has left everyone with the hope of a loving home for all.“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear,” Mandela said. His words inspired many people and changed their ways of thinking.“I feel very hurt knowing that he is gone,” says Phillipa TshabitsoPhillipa Tshibitso says: “I feel very hurt knowing that he is gone. I would like to say to all South Africans that, ‘Please we must all walk in his path.’ I would love to say to his family that we are crying with them.”Mandela’s message is universal: “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite,” he said in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.“We love you Tata and you will always be a part of everyone’s life. The nation will take all that you have done for us and keep moving towards building a world filled with peace, love and happiness… we are with his family, because Nelson Mandela is our freedom. We will pray with you and not for you,” says Mpilo Masokela.Again, Mandela’s words are inspirational: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”Weeping, Caroline Nkamboyi says: “I did not want to believe that he was gone and as soon as I accepted it I became sad. What I would love to say to his family is that they must accept it because we are here for them too.”And his legacy lives on, urging ordinary people to do the extraordinary: “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation,” he said. “We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.”“He brought freedom into every South African’s life,” says Selina Dikeledi (Images: Bhekumuzi Madakane)Bhekumuzi MadakaneSelina Dikeledi Kitsaweng says: “It all came as a sudden shock. He brought freedom into every South African’s life. I am where I am today because of him. Tata wherever you are, thank you for everything. In a way you brought me up too, so thank you.”Forever he will be missed, and the words “we love you Tata” are being heard loud and clear across the world. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead,” he said. “I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny.”Gone but never forgotten, Madiba will live on in our hearts, his humility and humanity something which we can all strive to emulate. “When the history of our times is written, will we be remembered as the generation that turned our backs in a moment of global crisis or will it be recorded that we did the right thing?” he asked.South Africans – indeed all people – can follow his lead, working for others through his foundation, 46664, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and giving of their time on Nelson Mandela International Day, and every day.But now, to the father of the nation, it is time to say goodbye. Hamba Kahle, Tata.last_img read more

#Nextchat RECAP: Stepping Into Your Role as an HR Department of One

first_imgOn February 13, @SHRMNextchat chatted with Sabrina Baker about Stepping Into Your Role as an HR Department of One. If you missed this excellent chat, on how to be an effective and efficient HR department of one, you can read all of the tweets here or below:last_img

Netflix Integration Coming to Facebook: Will You Watch?

first_imgdan rowinski Tags:#Facebook#Internet TV#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img According to Netflix’s second quarter earnings statement, it is going to integrating with Facebook later this year in Latin America and Canada. Netflix will join Hulu and Spotify as services that have some type of integration with the social platform, as it looks to build value through content offerings. Netflix stated that its Facebook integration (PDF) cannot come to the United States because the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) “is ambiguous (about) when and how a user can give permission for his or her video viewing data to be shared.” Hulu has a deep partnership with Facebook yet it is up to the user on Hulu to decide when and how they share their viewing data (and privacy concerns do exist there as well). Except for clips that users share, Hulu does not stream within Facebook. The question becomes: would you want to watch Netflix through Facebook?To some it seems odd that Facebook would be getting into the content distribution business. What, are you going to watch movies in a box in your news feed?It is not about that.What it comes down to is this: Facebook wants to be the platform behind everything you do on the Web. They want to be the backbone of news and content discovery and consumption. Facebook wants to be the place where the conversation is driven. They want to know what you are watching, what you are reading, when and how. Ostensibly, this is what the “Like” button and Facebook Connect are for. Facebook can track users across the Web, whether they are actually on Facebook’s website or not.This is, more or less, the way Google and Microsoft have been doing for years just with a deeper knowledge of individual people via their social graphs. On the other end of the equation, social networks are a proven way to drive user engagement, page views and time spent with a service. Facebook, being the biggest player in the social networking space, is an easy way for content distributors to increase their metrics. It seems as though Netflix knows Facebook integration will only be a fraction of its viewing audience. Certainly, not many people think of the social platform as a go-to place to listen to music or watch content outside of YouTube, Vimeo etc. videos posted in user streams. Netflix’s earning statement says that there is a non-partisan group of lawmakers trying to fix the ambiguity of VPPA that would enable “us to offer our Facebook integration to our U.S. subscribers who desire it.”Do users desire it? Do you want to socialize your Netflix viewing from within the Facebook platform? Let us know in the comments. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Blog Action Day – Viral Marketing and The Environment

first_imgWe all know that the Internet is transforming business, but the Internet is also transforming our social and political lives as well in similar ways.A group of bloggers got together and came up with an idea – Blog Action Day.  The idea is to have a huge number of bloggers all write about one issue – the environment – on the same day to call attention to the issue.  They have also asked bloggers who make money from ads on their blog, to donate their ad revenue from that day to an environmental charity.  That’s it.  Pretty simple idea.  In today’s world, this makes sense, sounds reasonable and not too difficult to pull off.But let’s rewind to about 15 years ago.  Before normal humans used the Internet.  Back to the old rules of marketing.  Doing something like this would have meant coordinating huge media conglomerates that publish most of the content people consumed daily – the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, ABC, etc.  A monumental task, perhaps impossible.But in the modern world where we are all now playing by the new rules of marketing, something like this is not that hard.  In fact, just working on a volunteer basis, these few bloggers have enlisted some of the top blogs in the world, including many I read, like GigaOM, SEOmoz, and Copyblogger.  They have had over 15,000 blogs sign up.  This means that their reach is over 12 million readers.  Plus the event itself is garnering media attention, increasing the reach and impact by a huge amount – of course some of the coverage is negative.How does all of this affect your business?  Think about the personas you serve.  Are there any issues that they care about?  What does your market care about (besides your product)?  HubSpot is targeting marketing professionals and small business owners – do you think this post about the environment and marketing below is interesting to them? Originally published Oct 15, 2007 9:31:00 AM, updated October 18 2015 Topics: Viral Campaigns 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

4 Steps to Jumpstart Your Business’ Mobile Presence

first_img free smartphone So what does all this Movitas , and We, as humans, are not conditioned to squint our eyes for that long at a tiny area, nor do we want to pinch/zoom our way around a bloated website. When most people interact with a mobile website, they are seeking very specific pieces of information (e.g. physical addresses, directions, contacts, phone numbers, or email addresses). , and Hipcricket . (And you’re not one of those types, are you?) Topics: would be if you have a small space to place an ad and wanted to share more content (kind of like an extension of an ad), or another idea for us would be if you wanted to capture information from your audience (such as attendees to your booth at a trade show), asking them fill out a form. Check out the following companies in this space for more: Implement a QR Code Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack 1) Most websites will technically display on mobile devices such as smartphones, but how do they look? Most smartphones have 3-5 inch screens. Chances are, unless you have “mobilized” your website to specifically fit a smaller device’s screen, you are missing out on many potential customers. Biggest reason? Too much information and too many graphics jam-packed into a small area. Truly mobile people don’t want the whole dog ‘n pony show with your website; they’d rather find an answer to a question, and they want to find it fast! Mobilizing your website should be your top priority for mobile, and it should be the only step you take if you only take one. There are plenty of companies that can help you here depending on your budget, including , to stay ahead of the curve. Start slow. Adopt just one of the four ideas mentioned above, and see how well it fits into your business before moving forward. And again, if you do just one thing, , Netbiscuits GENWI . Get an App (For Smartphones and Tablets) Want a chance to win a Mobify , an online event with 36 sessions of how-to’s, live demos, and rich discussion aimed at helping consumers and businesses “go mobile.” Mobile Merger Below are four steps you can take to An entire industry is being built around applications alone this very moment. Apps are essentially software and programs made available for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. They range from productivity tools to condensed news sites to social networking utilities. Major brands have caught on that people are spending more time interacting with apps than mobilized websites and have decided to build apps that replicate the important features and information for their business. Whether you should move forward with app should depend on your business. If you’re a big, well-established brand, chances are, people are already looking to interact with you through an app, whether it be for sales, recruiting, or customer support. For others, apps open a creative and cutting-edge channel to promote your business. In some cases, the app CAN be your business. Either way, explore apps further with providers such as: Unless you’re from another planet, you realize that we’re in a Textmarks . and share success stories of businesses and consumers utilizing mobile technologies and mobile marketing. mean to you? In short, you need to 4) using QR codes Mobile Marketing and watch the extra traffic and potential leads you pick up from that alone come rolling in. You’ll thank me later! ? 2) Justus Bluemer ScanBuy . Join the JAGTAG AppMakr 3) , and . SwebApps Marketing Takeaway Photo Credit: really mobilize your website Set Up a Text Message Campaign , and mobile revolution Originally published Aug 19, 2011 3:01:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 This is guest blog post written by Geoff Peterson. Geoff is the founder of , with mobile devices and mobile technologies taking over our lives. Mobile is blending into nearly everything we do, as we carry smartphones and tablets by our side at all times and interact with mobile websites, apps, games, and text message campaigns on a regular basis. And this is only the beginning of the potential for mobile. If you’re smart, you recognize the need to figure out what may or may not apply to you and your business, then get going. If you don’t, you risk getting left behind like many people who still don’t see the value in Mobilize Your Website Mobile Mesh Contest QR just sounds technical, doesn’t it? It stands for “quick response,” and I’ll bet the farm you’ve come across a QR code in a magazine, in an ad during TV commercials, on a product box sitting in your house, or in a display on a building. Once a very niche technology, QR codes have now become very commonplace for business. Some smartphones already come with pre-installed QR or 2D barcode readers, and there are several free, downloadable barcode reader applications available for use on others. These readers use the camera lens inside phones to scan the QR code (which is filled with information and mobile website links). After  it reads the QR code, you are usually taken to a custom, mobilized website with a special promotion, exclusive content, or the like for you to interact with. One good idea for Impact Mobile social media Virtually every mobile phone has text messaging capabilities, and the vast majority of people toting a mobile phone have sent and received text messages and understand the technology by now (again, it’s a mobile world we live in). With that in mind, if your profession is sales, marketing, or recruiting, the effective use of text message campaigns can increase your numbers and productivity ten-fold, if done right. To be clear, text message campaigns must be done ethically with 100% opt-in by the end user. People that opt-in are telling you “please send me your updates” straight to my mobile phone. Ideas for text message campaigns can include special offers, rewards programs, or VIP content not found anywhere else. Those ideas usually grab attention as well as legal opt-ins for you to work with. Take a close look at the following companies who make their hay with SMS/text messaging campaign set-up and development: . jumpstart your business’ mobile presence get into mobile nowlast_img read more