Ronaldo: Hopefully this teaches Madrid a lesson

first_img Upd. on 12/04/2018 at 12:32 CEST Ronaldo admitted he had nerves for the penalty which settled the game. “The truth is yes, but I tried to calm myself down. I knew that it was decisive. Thanks to God I scored.” “We are just winners, it was a penalty, I don’t know what they’re complaining about,” said Ronaldo. “He (Benatia) fouled him (Vazquez) from behind. Benatia does that a lot, kicking people, it’s his game. But Real Madrid are in the semis and we are very happy.” David Rubio “It was a game in which we suffered a lot, to learn from. In football nothing is given to you and I hope that this teaches us a lesson for the future. It’s football and anything can happen. We weren’t good, we have to admit it. I repeat, we must learn from this.” Real Madrid reached the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 defeat by Juventus, progressing 4-3 on aggregate. Cristiano Ronaldo slammed home a 97th minute penalty to get his team there.center_img Cristiano, crítico: “Que esto nos sirva de lección para el futuro” 11/04/2018 IN SPORT.ES Ronaldo thinks Madrid should learn something from this game ahead of the semi-finals.last_img read more

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APM Terminals Defeat NPA Oldtimers 3-1

first_imgTerminators FC of APM Terminals, under the encouragement of former goal-hunter Jonathan Armah Baxter, yesterday defeated NPA Oldtimers 3-1 in a practice soccer match at the NPA sports pitch in Monrovia. Enjoying a 5-2 first leg friendly victory over Terminators FC a couple of weeks ago, NPA Oldtimers went into the game unaware of the Terminators’ design for the match.Reports indicated that NPA Oldtimers were yet to settle down to assess the game when their defense was overran early in the half with two beautiful goals that left their goalkeeper stranded.And with 2-0 lead, APM Terminators kept the pressure on and dictated the pace of the game with hard-running Nicholas Sieh in the thick of events.With good control of the ball from the midfield, APM Terminals had their opponents most of the time on the defensive but they were robbed of goals due to erratic shooting in front of their opponents’ goal area.But was it against the run of play that NPA Oldtimers’ James Rennie converted a spot kick for his side’s consolation goal which was not enough to save their game.In the final minutes, APM Terminals’ Sieh had NPA Oldtimers’ defense reeling, and as NPA Oldtimers’ defense called for back-up from their men upfront Sieh in possession of the ball outside their opponents’ 18, saw the NPA goalkeeper rushing out with the hope of putting the ball under control.But he could not make it.With proper timing, Sieh, as he later told NPA Oldtimers’ acting president Poka Williams, “I baptized your goalkeeper with the blood of Jesus,” he lifted the ball over the head of the advancing NPA Oldtimers’ goalkeeper and when the goalie turned around he saw the ball resting comfortably in the goal.He almost wept.Later, NPA Oldtimers’ acting president Williams told the Daily Observer that the games are part of series of preparatory matches toward the 2015-2016 Liberia Oldtimers National Association league.“In the last two seasons of the LONA league,” Williams said, “we came at the 10th and 12th positions and we are hoping to do more in the coming league.” He commended former NPA Managing Director Matilda Parker for NPA’s consistent support during her administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Avery powers to Rhino Charge honours

first_imgThe annual affair saw enthusiasts decked out in branded T-Shirts that declared their support for one of the 62 competing cars. The team names ranging from: CAT – astrophic, to Sally Slop Cabbage and Frying Squad.Among the spectators was Miriam who’s branded T-shirt declared her support for Ford, the American car manufacturer.“I came to showcase the Ford Everest but I’ve seen so many parents come with their children, some so young they can hardly walk. There’s no reason for me not to bring along my six year old daughter next year,” she said.Tony Hughes has been competing in the Rhino Charge for the last six years and it has now become a family tradition.“There are six of us on the car 33 team, my son and I, my navigator Martin and his son and two other guys,” Tony told Capital Sport.The car numbered 33, Tony said, was given its competitive edge by his son Mikey, “Do you know the rally car Moto Moto? He built that too.”In the 2012 edition, Car 33 came in 10th with only 14 cars managing to complete the race but Tony confessed the 2013 race was proving to be a challenge, “the marbles on the terrain make it hard for the tyres to get a good grip.”Car 33’s troubles did not end there with the engine refusing to start at some point and the car’s transponder sending intermittent signals to the base station.“The car’s an old Government vehicle and we’re using the same engine but we did need to put in a new distributor,” Mikey explained.The challenges aside, “We do it every year because it’s great fun and for a good cause,” Tony said.Other participants included Ian Duncan in Car number 2 and the defending champion Terry Childs in car number 49.All the participants are required to raise from Sh1m to Sh500, 000 in support of the conservation efforts that are the reason behind the Charge.Gran Calder has been officiating the charge for the last 24 years and believes the fundraising required to participate in the event is well worth the effort.“This is how we managed to put a fence round the Aberdares, it’s the reason we’re almost done with Mt. Eburu and moving on to Mt. Kenya,” he said.“The 400 Km fence around the Aberdares is quite possibly the longest and the benefits to the environment and the communities that surround those water towers cannot be overstated,” Rhino Ark Trust Executive Director Christian Lambrechts told Capital Sport.– Report by Olive Barrows0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KAJIADO, Kenya, June 2 – Over 3000 withstood the heat and dust of Oldonyonyokie Group Ranch in Magadi to mark a quarter century of the Rhino Charge on Saturday.Team 38 led by Sean Avery carried the day with Mark Glen’s Team 48 and Team 42 with Carr Hartley, Neil and Will McRae in charge finishing second and third.last_img read more

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Gerrard plans Liverpool return ‘at some point’

first_img0Shares0000Steven Gerrard made 707 appearances for Liverpool.UNITED KINGDOM, May 9 – Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is confident he will return to the club “sooner rather than later”.The ex-Reds midfielder, who made over 700 appearances during a 17-year career at Anfield, is currently playing for Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy. Gerrard says he is enjoying going “unnoticed” in the United States – but plans to return to Liverpool “somewhere down the line”.The 35-year-old said he and his family were “happy ” living in California, but admitted he missed friends and family in the UK as well as attending games at Anfield.Speaking at a fans’ question and answer session at LA Galaxy’s stadium, he said: “I will be going home at some point.“I don’t want to start any unnecessary rumours. I’m really happy where I am at the moment. But I’m sure somewhere down the line I will represent Liverpool Football Club.“I miss my friends and my family. I miss a bit of cold weather.“I miss going to the games. I spent 35 years in Liverpool. Liverpool’s my home, it always will be. This is my second home for a short period of time.“Sooner rather than later I will return to where I’m comfortable with my people – and that’s Liverpool.”Gerrard, who came on as a substitute and scored the Galaxy’s final goal in their 4-2 win over New England Revolution on Sunday, said his wife Alex and daughters, Lilly-Ella, Lexie and Lourdes, were “enjoying a different life experience” in LA.He added: “Obviously the city’s a fantastic city for myself and my family, the climate, there’s plenty to do. I’m pretty much unnoticed as well, which is a bonus.“I’m getting on a little bit now so eventually we’ll move back and settle in Liverpool.”-Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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How many cops work the Valley?

first_imgSome of the San Fernando Valley’s top political leaders are demanding that the LAPD give a full accounting of officer deployment in the region as gang crime escalates and response times lag. Five of the six Los Angeles City Council members who represent the Valley are pushing the department to provide specific data on how many officers are patrolling the Valley daily, with some saying they are frustrated by the LAPD’s “creative staffing methods.” They accuse the department of pulling patrol officers from the streets and placing them in special details or other parts of the city, putting Valley residents’ safety at risk. “They are playing games with this stuff,” Councilman Greig Smith said, noting that the Los Angeles Police Department has more officers than it has ever had, yet “we are having trouble with patrol.” LAPD officials defend the strategy, saying they’re shifting resources to where they need them the most, a hallmark of Chief William Bratton’s approach to tackling crime. Recently, though, city officials have said Bratton’s push to create special task forces and bolster the anti-terrorism unit have compromised patrol. In June, it took Valley police officers an average of 7.8 minutes to respond to an emergency call. That’s 1 minute more than the citywide average of 6.7 minutes. And in the Devonshire Division, which covers Northridge, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, West Hills and Canoga Park, it took officers an average of 9.8 minutes to respond to emergency calls in June. The division is also home to the Canoga Park Alabamas, a gang Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared in February one of the city’s most dangerous. “It takes 10 minutes for an officer to get to an emergency call. That is absolutely absurd,” said Councilman Dennis Zine, an ex-cop who, with Smith, co-introduced a motion for the department to come up with the deployment figures in one month. “By the time they come, the rapist, the murderer, the robber commits the crime,” said Zine, who believes the slow response is a direct result of too few patrol officers. More officers added The Valley’s top cop, Deputy Chief Michel Moore, said four patrol officers – or two cars – were added in the Devonshire Division to reduce the 9.8-minute response time. Two officers had been assigned to a special anti-prostitution team and another two were put on foot patrol in the Northridge Fashion Center, where more theft calls come in than anywhere else in the Valley. “Whenever we assign personnel, if we move them from one area to another area, we are not doing so because we are moving them from an area of excess,” Moore said. “We are constantly adjusting the input, the output and moving people around because the nature of the problem changes.” The real problem is a force stretched too thin, Moore added. A surge in hiring has pushed LAPD officer levels to an all-time high of 9,500. With 1,800 of those officers, the Valley has more cops than any other LAPD bureaus. The department’s patrol plan, which is based on more than 20 factors, including crime, the number of radio calls and an area’s size, calls for 127 patrol cars on Valley streets daily. But only about 110 patrol cars are actually deployed on any given day. Some of those patrol officers, including 12 traffic police, were pulled away for a 50-person violent-crime task force created in February by Bratton and Villaraigosa to battle the gang violence in the Valley, which skyrocketed 44 percent last year. Since January, gang crime in the Valley has grown 15 percent. Drop in violent crime As far as deployment, it’s unclear how the Valley Bureau measures up to other parts of the city because the LAPD did not provide figures. But Moore said despite last year’s rise in gang crime, it’s important to look at the larger picture, including a 20 percent drop in violent crime over the past four years in the Valley. Smith contends that basic patrol service should not be dictated by crime statistics, but rather by a commitment to every resident. During a ride-along in June, he said, he witnessed one Valley division struggle with only two patrol cars while the downtown division had 22. “They had so many cars, they were falling over each other,” he said. Councilman Tony C rdenas, who heads the council’s ad hoc committee on gang violence and youth development, was among the five who signed the motion. “We need to make sure the Valley is being taken care of and getting its fair share,” he said in a statement. “With the surge in gang crimes in our area, we have a responsibility to make sure we are being efficient in our deployment of law enforcement and thorough in our oversight of public safety.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want 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

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Liverpool ‘offer more than €42m’ for Hazard, who is being pushed to join Reds

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won But it is Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Liverpool who are making the biggest push for Hazard, with Nieuwsblad reporting that the Reds have already made an offer for him.Their bid is said to be worth more than £36million (€42million), as Liverpool are claimed to have offered more than Borussia Dortmund’s initial €42million bid. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Preston vs Leeds (Tuesday, 7:45pm) –  talkSPORT 2Birmingham vs Sheffield United (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Slavia Prague vs Chelsea (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester United vs West Ham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Wigan vs Norwich (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (Sunday, 2:05pm) – talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED shining REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS huge blow LIVE ON talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img BEST OF talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Hazard is much admired around Europe due to his performances for Borussia Monchengladbach The attacking midfielder has scored 12 goals and chipped in with a further 11 assists in just 29 matches this season, and has been tipped to seal a move away from Gladbach this summer.A return to England has been mooted after Hazard spent three years on Chelsea’s books, joining the Blues the same summer as his elder brother. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move gameday cracker no dice tense 1 Liverpool have made an offer for Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden, according to reports.Hazard, 26, has been one of the Bundesliga’s best players since joining Borussia Monchengladbach, initially on loan, in 2014. ADVICE REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Hazard is understood to favour a move to Dortmund, however, as he wishes to remain in Germany, and also considers he will get more opportunities to play at the Westfalenstadion.Nonetheless, Gladbach ‘want Hazard to choose Liverpool’ due to their huge opening bid, as they will benefit financially from the Reds more than from Dortmund.last_img read more

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On the Horizon? #HR4Civility

first_imgFirst, let me wish you a very happy new year. As I think of all the things for which I hope in this New Year I return time and again to one thing: a wish for civility – in the workplace, in the media and in so many aspects of our lives.  In part I speak of the myriad decisions in which the NLRB has ruled that an employee’s use of mean, rude, derogatory and even profane comments directed to or regarding a coworker or manager is protected under the NLRA.  As employers and HR professionals we get the NLRA – OK most do anyway.  We understand employees’ Section 7 rights; we know they have the right to act in concert to discuss or take action for the benefit and protection of their wages, hours or conditions of employment.  That’s not the issue – or it shouldn’t be. It’s not what they say but how they say it.  I get an employee has the right to say to his manager, HR representative, administrative agency rep or – yes- a union organizer, “Hey!  You [my employer] have not treated me fairly!”  But to say that right extends to the inclusion of profanity?!  “Hey, you SOB! You have not treated me fairly!”  Now I have a problem with that.  And I wish for the U.S. workplace that we might all have a problem with that, including our regulatory agencies. And yet this pattern seems so circuitous.  How can we drive civility at work when we are surrounded by incivility in so many other nooks and crannies of our lives?  From television commercials and shows, to Hollyrude to politics, all are replete with pockets of obnoxious, uncivil, unkind conduct and speech. So much so that sometimes I am loathe even reading or watching any media at times.Here are some of my stories; I suspect you have your own.An employee asks HR for help.  A significant other is threatening to come to the workplace and harm her.  The employer goes to court and seeks a peace order. The judge rules the employer does not have legal standing; the employee must seek the peace order on her own behalf.  She is too frightened to do so. So nothing is done.An employee asks a manager for help.  Coworkers who were her BFF’s on Facebook are saying mean things about her and publicly disclosing how much money she makes.  “Tell them to stop!” she pleads.  “It’s no one’s business how much I make.”An employee calls the company owner on a Saturday in tears.  Coworkers are spreading rumors on Facebook that she is sleeping with the boss. It’s not true and likely to ruin her reputation within the professional community.  She doesn’t have the nerve, time or money to sue for slander or defamation. Like #2, she pleads, “Make them stop…PLEASE!”But like any good HR professional we want to come to these problems with constructive suggestions. So for each scenario above I share the following proposals:Instead of seeking legislation that solely imposes fines and penalties upon employers for the acts of a manager who is a workplace bully, let’s simultaneously consider and advocate for workplace violence prevention legislation that enables an employer to be proactive and seek a peace order for those who threaten harm in the workplace.Before we blindly advance the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 2199 – Section 3(b)(1)(B)) let’s have a dialogue about some of the hidden language therein that gives employees the right to discuss not only their own wages but the wages of a coworker.Let’s support continued interagency dialogue, such as with and between the EEOC, NLRB and employers (click here and give a Thx to @eric_b_meyer ). Let’s talk about (in)appropriate use of social media by employers and employees. Let’s talk about ways we can take proactive steps together to prevent and correct unlawful harassment. Let’s focus not some much on what employees say as how they say it.So that’s my vision and wish for 2015. Are you with me?  If so, then let’s get #HR4Civility trending.  Contact your state and Congressional representatives and start a dialogue to advance workplace civility.  Then continue that dialogue in March at SHRM’s Employment Law and Legislative conference.  From the big Hill to the little hills in each of our states, may the #HRVoice be heard; we are #HR4Civility!last_img read more

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Welcome to the Age of the Hyper Hopper: 3 Tips and Tricks for Recruiting Gen Z

first_imgWelcome to the age of the “hyper hopper” where employees are changing companies every few years.  The days of tenure, pensions, and retiring from the company you started are more fairy-tale than reality.       Gen Z are changing jobs every 2.1 years.   That’s a stunning statistic when you think of the amount of time it takes to hire, onboard, and ramp a new employee only to get a year of production out of them before they are setting sail for the next great opportunity.  With the Gen Z demographic set to make up the largest portion of the workforce by 2020; you can see why companies are scrambling to reexamine the way they attract, engage, hire, and retain their talent.  Here are three ways innovative companies are tackling the hyper hopper challenge head on and succeeding:Reimagine your University Recruiting programs, as an, “Early in Career” programLeading Talent Acquisition teams are finding their University Recruiting team is the most equipped to hire Gen Z.  Why?  They are evolving beyond seasonal college hiring to year-round engagement.  Powered by data from years of recruiting on campus they are re-engaging that talent pool for early in career roles. This is a smart move for two reasons.They already have established a connection in the past with this personThey are now more attractive with 2-4 years of experience vs. right out of collegeFor example: A Director of Talent for a 50,000 person company shared a top intern turned down their offer.  With a regular cadence they kept recruiting him (along with several others) on a quarterly basis. The company’s steady yet persistent engagement paid off when he eventually approached them for a job.  Best of all, he’d been working for a competitor, so he became an even more valuable hire. 2.   Celebrate TenureI recently visited the global and European HQs of an innovative fast-growing tech company and fell in love with how they celebrate tenure.  When an employee hits a key work milestone, they have a branded flag celebrating this hung above their cubicle.  Surrounding Gen Z hires with tenured mentors and coworkers is a subtle and powerful message that you can succeed and stay with the right company for years to come. 3.  Creatively Contact and Engage TalentFrom hand-written letters to QR codes, recruiters are thinking outside of the box to make an impression on Gen Z candidates.   One interesting trend is that more and more that recruiting teams are utilizing texting to engage top talent.  Where texting had been utilized for executive and campus recruiting, I’m starting to hear more day-to-day recruiting teams testing this out.  The data backing it up is staggering l when you see that 22% of emails are read vs. 98% of text messages.Ultimately creativity is key when engaging with Gen Z.  In closing, the world of talent acquisition is always evolving, and I encourage you to tackle this new era of the, “hyper-hopper” head on with these tips and tricks.And if you don’t, know your competitors are… Please feel free to follow me and ask questions on Twitter @AndreJBoulais and connect on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Internet Explorer Not A Monster Anymore

first_imgThis week I interviewed Microsoft’s ChrisWilson, the Group Program Manager for IE, to address the issue of Web standardscompliance and IE7. There has been controversy about this lately, sparked by a Slashdot threadlast week that claimed IE7 was basically non-compliant with CSS standards. I thenrepeated those claims on my ZDNetblog, but I have to admit that I (and Slashdot too) missed one vital point – it waslargely based on an article Paul Thurrottwrote in August 2005, so it was outdated information. Chris Wilson was naturallysensitive to all the criticism and so he vigorously defended IE’s standards compliance in his blog.I hope my interview with ChrisWilson went some way to clarify Microsoft’s current position on CSS and standardssupport for IE7. Although I personally still prefer Firefox’s features – and theinnovation and vision of browsers like Flock (one ofmy new sponsors btw) – I do think it’s important not to unfairly tar IE7 with the samebrush as IE6. Let’s be frank, IE6 deserved to be tarred and feathered! Indeed Chrisacknowledged that there were a ton of bugs in IE6 that caused web developers a lot ofpain. But there seems to be a real conviction in the IE team to make IE7 as standardscompliant as possible – while also trying to keep it backwards compatible with IE6 andtheir prior versions. That alone is a huge challenge.Slashdot posted my interview with Chris, with an unfortunate title that was totally myfault: Microsoft InsistsIE7 is Standards Compliant. I blame that heading on a tired mind, as it was late intothe night my time. Sorry Chris and also to Slashdot’s Taco, who was unfairly blamed for the heading. In any case, what Chris Wilson did say is that Microsoft isdefinitely improving its CSS and web standards support in IE7. He also wrote in a follow-up poston his blog that “in fact, I would insist that neither IE nor any other browser today is“compliant” with the CSS 2.1 standard. […] I’d hope that every change we did in IE7brought us closer to full compliance.”Paul Thurrott, one of the most influential Microsoft commentators in the world today,also has weighedin with his opinion. He thinks IE7 has its issues – what he calls “interface gaffs”,along with features that Firefox has that he can’t live without (such as inline search).But in terms of standards compliance Thurrott says IE7 is an improvement. Heconcludes:“So will I be using IE 7? No, probably not: Firefox still “feels” better and it hasfeatures that are missing in IE 7. But I can’t condemn IE anymore. Clearly, Microsoftcares about IE and is now updating it regularly. Clearly, they are listening to feedback,and this article is presented in that context, as feedback, as the start of a dialog. IE7 isn’t perfect, but it’s not the monster IE used to be. I won’t make fun of people forusing it, and I won’t feel stressed that it’s going to compromise my system. And maybe,just maybe, I’ll find myself back in IE again someday. You just never know.”I find myself in a similar position to Paul, although I am nowhere near asknowledgeable as him on these matters. My sense is that the IE team is working very hardto address the gremlins of the past – and in particular the standards monstrosity thatwas IE6. There is also still a lot of bad blood in the Web community about Microsoft’sactions in the browser market in the past – I’m talking about the 90’s here. But to befair, they are reaching out to developers and others now, to make sure that IE7 is basedon common Web standards rather than proprietary functionality. Of course it remains to beseen whether the final IE7 product will live up to the expectations, but for now they’remaking the right noises.Personally I’m most interested in browser innovation – and that is where the likes ofFlock and Opera are impressing. My interview with Flock’s Geoffrey Arone covered that topic. I also discussed the future of browsers with Chris, which I will post about soon. Tags:#Browsers#web richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Should You Outsource Your Facebook Page Management?

first_imgAs social marketing continues to grow in importance for brands of all sizes, should businesses consider outsourcing social media tasks to offshore third parties? It might sound like a questionable idea to some, but doing so can decrease the costs of Facebook page management by as much as 60% , according to a post on All Facebook.In a guest post for the Facebook-focused blog, Adhvith Dhuddu, CEO of Bangalore-based social media agency AliveNow, makes the case that outsourcing is the way to go. While it’s not an altogether surprising call to action given his title, Dhuddu makes some valid points that are worth considering. Some Facebook page management tasks are more effectively outsourced than others, Dhuddu suggest. In particular, developing apps, writing content and uploading media to Facebook are things that could be handled by an offshore third party. What shouldn’t be outsourced are bigger picture tasks like creating a social media strategy for the brand. “A company in India, Vietnam or the Philippines, cannot and will not be able to assess your brand, what you stand for, your customers and your market, and therefore cannot help in coming up with a strategy for the brand on social media,” Dhuddu writes. Outsourcing May Cut Costs, But It Has LimitsOutsourcing social media tasks may prove cost effective for some companies, but it’s something that should probably be approached with caution. Not only should bigger, more strategic things be handled locally, but even some of the nitty gritty, day-to-day activities may be best handled internally or by a local agency. As you’ve likely heard a self-proclaimed expert or two say, social media is all about conversations. For brands, that means interacting with current and potential customers in real time. How that conversation transpires is often critical to the brand’s effectiveness both in social marketing and in drumming up actual business. For some smaller, local businesses, having somebody based in another country maintaining those conversations with customers may not be effective. Even if language and dialect differences are not an issue, there are often local sensibilities and market knowledge that only somebody living locally could have. The answer to the outsourcing question will of course vary depending on the type and size of the business, as well as its market and industry. We suspect that for many businesses, there are at least some tasks that could be outsourced, as long as doing so results a significant enough amount of cost savings. What do you think? Is outsourcing social media marketing a good way to save money or does it run the risk of alienating potential customers? Tags:#biz#tips 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… john paul titlowlast_img read more

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