Marketing to millennials: Social media, privacy, and email trends

first_img 46SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Millennials in the United States are heavy users of Facebook’s platforms, they are less worried about privacy compared with older consumers, and they are still influenced by email campaigns, according to recent research from Fluent.The report was based on data from a nationwide survey of 1,769 Millennial adults (age 18-34) and 1,191 non-Millennial adults (age 35+). Participants were asked about their device use and how they interact with various digital media channels.Below, key findings from the report.Social NetworksFacebook is the top social network among Millennial adults: 43% rank it as the social channel they use most. However, that’s lower than the percentage of non-Millennial adults (63%) who rank Facebook as the social network they use most. continue reading »last_img read more

Paynesville, Monrovia Flooded Wednesday

first_imgWednesday’s heavy downpour which caused major flooding of communities in and around Monrovia is a belated reminder of the menace of overflowing water that will affect various communities this rainy season.Weather forecast analysts early last year told the Daily Observer that the predicted effects of climate change will be seriously felt in Liberia. How much preparation was made to minimize flooding this year will be revealed in the coming months of the rainy season.Yesterday’s downpour affected the regular hot spots of Joe Bar, Coca-Cola Factory, A.B. Tolbert Road and Red Light Market as well as Carey and Randall streets, Waterside, Slipway, Buzzy Quarters and many other areas in and around Monrovia.At the Joe Bar in Paynesville, the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) substation was filled with water that overwhelmed the old drainage at the entry of the power facility.Another report said several parts of Douala were over run by flooding as a result of clogged drainages, blocked alleys and waterways.In a brief tour of Monrovia Tuesday afternoon clogged drainages were observed in Buzzy Quarters, Lynch Street, Randall Street, Waterside, Slipway and Camp Johnson Road. Affected residents in the various communities were stranded in their houses.Residents acknowledged that their houses were built in flood prone areas but argued that they have spent a lot of money to build those houses and businesses which cannot be easily relocated.It may be recalled that two years ago, former Assistant Minister for Energy at the Ministry of Lands & Mines with oversight on mineral exploration and the environment, Gesler Morris, told the Daily Observer that unless Liberians stop building houses on waterways and alleys, floodingwill continue to affect their communities.Morris at the time pointed out that most of the private and public houses and structures by Liberians and foreign business firms were built in violation of zoning laws.About a year ago, Public Works Minister William Gyude Moore told a team of Daily Observer reporters that plans were in the works to clean all drainages in Monrovia before the end of the dry season.The Special Presidential Task Force under GSA Commissioner General Mary Broh recently initiated cleaning up the drainage near the Rally Time Market.As the rainy season gathers momentum, boots and other rain gear may not suffice in the severe rainstorms that cause knee to waist deep flooding. Commuting will worsen in many areas as vehicles limit their risks of servicing passengers in flooded communities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘My mum used to buy me a Celtic kit!’ – New signing happy to join

first_imgEngland starlet Patrick Roberts has joined Celtic from Manchester City on an 18-month loan deal.The 18-year-old winger follows in the footsteps of Belgium defender Jason Denayer who won a Scottish Premiership and League Cup double during his spell away from the Citizens last season, as well as the PFA Scotland young player of the year award.Speaking at Celtic Park, Roberts, who signed for City from Fulham last summer for a fee reported to be up to £12million, was keen to move to the Scottish champions as soon as he became aware of their interest but also valued Denayer’s experience.“Man City know that I need to be playing football and they were happy for me to come here,” he said.“Jason Denayer did it last year and he did very well.“I spoke to him and he said it was a very, very good club. So I was happy with what he said and I was really excited.“He said he never wanted to leave. He enjoyed it so much he kept bragging on about it every time I asked him.“It is the biggest club in Scotland. They play in Europe, they play in a massive stadium like this, what’s not to know about them.“I am here for a long time and I want to be as successful as anyone else and win trophies.“I am very direct, I am very quick, I like to get them (fans) off their seats, which I hope to many, many times.”Roberts, who revealed he wore the Celtic kit as a kid – “my mum used to buy me one” – had his move ratified only hours before Manchester City confirmed that Pep Guardiola had agreed a three-year deal to become manager in the summer. Patrick Roberts in action 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS MINORS EARN EXCELLENT WINS OVER BUNDORAN AND KILCAR

first_imgFour Masters GAA News: Lotto: There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €6,000 in Week 34 of the 2014/2015 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday March 9th.The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Kathleen Espey, Ballhill; Edmund Walsh, Upper Main Street; Raymond Timoney, New Row; Brian Espey, Ballhill. The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 21 and 22 with the jackpot now standing at €6,100. New members are still welcome so why not play online now at www.fourmastersgaa.com Club Membership: Membership is now due. It must be paid by 31st March in line with Official Guide Croke Park and club policy. Cost is €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age. Underage membership costs, €30 for U18 to U12, €20 for U8 to U10, and €6 for U6 and below. It should be paid to Shirley Doherty Senior Registrar (087 3140486) or Paul Timoney (087 2791305)Paul will be available in Abbey Hotel Monday evenings from 9pm to 9:30pm. Club membership can also be paid online at www.fourmastersgaa.comGaelic Life Scór Sinsear Uladh: The club hosted the Ulster semi final in the St John Bosco Centre on Friday night. Thnaks goes to Ann McGonagle Meehan and Pauline O’Gara for their continued good work in promoting and organising Scór in the club. Groups and individuals from Fermanagh, Derry and Donegal took part on the night. Topaz Cash for Clubs: the club has signed up for the Topaz Cash for Clubs competition, you get a stamp for every €40 or more you spend on fuel in Topaz. The club needs 300 stamps to be entered in the cash prize draws which total €200,000. Our club code is 10203, a completed stamp book can be given any senior club officer.Bord na nÓg Fundraising Committee: If anyone would like to discuss, come up with ideas or be willing to help out by fundraising for us, please contact Laurence (086 7532705) or Mary (086 8814608).New Social Media: the club has set up a new Instagram page to share photos and a Youtube page to share videos. The club can also be followed via Twitter, Facebook, TeamApp, ClubAppLive or our at our website www.fourmastersgaa.comTraining Times: Boys Football; U10 on Wednesday (6:15pm to 7:30pm), U12 on Tuesday (5:30pm to 7pm), U16 on Friday (5:30pm to 7pm), and U16/Minors on Monday (6:15pm to 7:15pm). Hurling: U14′s on Friday (6pm to 7pm) and U16′s on Friday from 7pm to 8pm. U12 girls football is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm with the Senior Ladies on Thursdays from 8pm. The Senior men’s teams are currently training on Wednesday (7:30pm) and Friday (9pm) in Tir Conaill.Sponsorship: huge thanks goes to Joe Britton at Britton Pharmacy who recently sponsored three medical bags for Bord na nÓg teams. The continued support of all local businesses is greatly appreciated.Quiz Night: Bord na nÓg are hosting a fundraising quiz in Dom’s Pier 1 on Friday 27th March at 9pm. All parents, players, and locals are encouraged to come along. There will be a number of excellent spot prizes given out on the night.Hurling and Camogie training: U10 starts this Friday – contact Lorcan O’Toole (0871354564) for details; underway – U12s contact Fergal McAllister 0873445981 and U14/16 contact Mark Sweeney 0868107678. Camogie training: all ages will resume training after St Patrick’s Day – times to be confirmed. Registration Night: Shirley Doherty will be taking club registration this Friday night from 7.30 to 8.30pm in Tir Conaill Park. Senior Membership is €50.00 per adult member which entitles each member to voting rights at monthly meetings and the AGM as per club constitution and also be able to place a ticket order for Donegal matches in the Ulster and All Ireland Series.U16 Boys Football: the U16 boys continued their preparations for the upcoming season with a challenge game against MacCumhaills in Ballybofey on Sunday afternoon. Despite missing a number of regulars the lads put in a good performance losing out 3-07 to 2-05 in a hard fought game, with Bryan Fegan, Jack Keaney, and Thomas McGowan performing well on the day.Minor Boys Football: Well done to the minors who defeated Bundoran and Kilcar in recent weeks in the league. The boys now play Ardara to decide who tops their group, with this game to be played in the next week. Well done to minor player Dylan Kennedy who is part of the county minor team for the upcoming year.Senior Men’s Football: We have been drawn in group three of the senior men’s championship alongside Glenfin, St Michaels, and Cloughaneely. We play Glenfin away in our first game in late May and the other two games at home later in the Summer. The all county league starts on Sunday March 22nd with a home game against St Michaels, reserve game at 1:30pm and senior game at 3pm. St Eunans at home on Monday April 6thand away to Glenswilly on Sunday April 12th are the next games on what should be a very competitive league. Senior Ladies Football: Well done to the ladies who started their league with an excellent 3-09 to 3-06 win against Buncrana on Sunday morning. They now play Aodh Ruadh in Ballyshannon this Sunday morning.Donegal GAA: A number of club players represented Donegal in recent weeks. Paul Durcan and Karl Lacey played on Sunday in the defeat to Monaghan. Donegal senior ladies team have won four league on the trot in recent weeks with Kate Keaney representing the club. Sophie Doherty, Rebecca Faulkner, Niamh Doherty, Aine Gilespie, and Orlaith Gilespie lost out in the Ulster minor camogie championship last weekend to Monaghan, with club coach Laurence Doherty managing the team. They beat Na Magha from Derry at the weekend in a challenge game.Easter Camp: The club will be hosting another three day Easter Camp this year on the second week of the Easter holidays. The camp will run from the Monday to Wednesday, starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm each day. Any club members, coaches, parents that are able to help out in way should contact Pauric (0860523905) or Laurence (086 7532705). The camp will be open to boys and girls from six years and upwards.Coaching Academy: the 2015 coaching academy for 4-7 year olds will start back the second Saturday after Easter holidays and will run every Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm until late June.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS MINORS EARN EXCELLENT WINS OVER BUNDORAN AND KILCAR was last modified: March 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more