Renamed TiTV, station could lose its independence under state control

first_img March 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Renamed TiTV, station could lose its independence under state control Follow the news on Thailand News Receive email alerts ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Organisation ThailandAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders reiterated its concern about the uncertain future of Thailand’s third most watched television station, iTV, after it was transferred to state control yesterday and renamed Thailand-Independent Television (TiTV). It was supposed to have been placed under the control of the Mass Communication Organisation of Thailand (MCOT), but the Council of State decided at the last minute that for the time being it will be run by the Public Relations Department (PRD), which already operates Channel 11.Dhipavadee Meksawan, a senior aide to the prime minister, had said iTV would have to stop broadcasting at the moment of its transfer to state control but in the end this did not happen, and the station continued to broadcast without interruption. Her announcement had caused considerable unrest among the station’s staff as well as an outcry from viewers.Plans to fire all the staff seem to have been partially shelved if one is to believe the comments of PRD director-general Pramote Ratthavinij, who will be in charge of TiTV. “Changes to programming, personnel and finance will probably occur, but the changes will not be sudden,” he said.Legal experts have said the PRD should run TiTV until the National Broadcasting Commission appoints a new operator. Somkiat Tangkitvanich, the head of the Thailand Development Research Institute, has submitted a proposal to the government for the British Broadcasting Corporation to be used as a model for how to run TiTV.—————-6.03.2007iTV taken into state control, PTV still being blockedReporters Without Borders today expressed concern after the state-run Mass Communication Organization of Thailand (MCOT) took control of iTV when a 30-year concession, accorded on its creation in 1995, was revoked after it failed to pay a record fine of 100.45 billion baht (2.3 billion euros) by 6 March 2007.“We fear that the reorganisation of iTV orchestrated by this public group will have a harmful effect on the channel’s editorial line,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We also condemn certain statements by the government spokesman suggesting that they would carry out a ‘cleansing’ of the channel,” it added. RSF_en Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar June 12, 2020 Find out more to go further News May 12, 2021 Find out more August 21, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News News The third most watched channel in the kingdom passed into state control on 7 March under the umbrella of MCOT, which already owns Channel 9, various radio stations and the Thai News Agency (TNA). The station has been renamed Thailand-Independent Television (T-iTV). The Finance ministry owns 66% of the MCOT group and the Bank of Thailand 11.5%. Government representatives said that the channel would interrupt programmes during the handover and that the group’s 1,010 employees would have to reapply for their jobs if they wanted to continue to work there. Staff at the channel feared that the temporary shut down would trigger a mass defection of advertisers which would damage profitability.Reporters Without Borders pointed out that the satellite channel People’s Television (PTV) which was due to start broadcasting from 1st March 2007, was still being blocked by the military junta. The government banned broadcasts by PTV, which is linked to the former ruling party, on the pretext that it had not obtained its government licence. “It is unacceptable that the government is preventing PTV from putting out programmes. Improper use of legislation, which it bends to its will in order to censor media, constitutes a violation of press freedom by the government”, it said. Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedomlast_img read more

Donovan’s Reef Reclaims Its Place in the Sun

first_imgThe nearly finished new facility will be larger than its predecessor, Bowler said, and have a full kitchen, as compared to the original which operated with a small grill. The main, multipurpose room, at approximately 45-by-50 feet, will serve as a sometime dining area and a space to accommodate live bands and patrons. “It’s quite large,” Bowler said. Donovan’s 2014 plans submitted to the borough indicated, and co-owner Bob Phillips confirmed at the time, the overall structure would be approximately 4,375 square feet.The site’s first floor will now be 17 feet above sea level, providing some protection from storms and possible flooding, and situated at the same height as the protective seawall. The second floor will be dedicated for storage and office space. The location will have three bars and six garage doors, with three of them opening eastward, toward the beach, so “You’re basically sitting inside and looking at the ocean,” Bowler said. Following Sandy’s impact to the area and to Donovan’s Reef, Bowler said, “I’ll be honest, the first year somebody came in and offered a very large sum of money,” for the property, to which he and his partners gave a lot of thought. Ultimately, they decided to move forward with rebuilding.The reason, Bowler said, is, “The business had been doing well. After we sat down, we decided we can make it successful again.”However, they became entangled in state and federal bureaucratic red tape, which delayed approvals and construction schedules, Bowler said.Bowler’s family has been involved with the bar going back to its earliest years. “I was there on the first day” it operated, when he was 10. Originally called Manning’s Jetty, it opened in 1971. In 1977, Bob Phillips and family members, along with other investors, took control and changed the bar’s name to Donovan’s Reef, taking the name from the title of a 1963 John Wayne movie, referring to the rowdy South Pacific bar owned by Wayne’s character in the film.Over the years, the beachfront bar became increasingly popular with a wide cross-section of clientele, from college students and locals – including commercial fishermen and construction workers – to musicians (Bruce Springsteen would pop in back in the days when the E Street Band’s then saxophonist, the late Clarence Clemmons, lived in Sea Bright) and Wall Street movers-and-shakers and business executives. The crowd would be especially large on summer Sundays as customers gathered on the beach while bands played.When Donovan’s returns, “It’s going to be everybody, all walks of life,” again making up its patrons, Bowler predicted. “The same people who were there in the past.“And,” he ventured to guess, “there’ll be more people coming who have never been there,” given another generation of young people have come of age since Sandy.This article was first published in the April 20-27, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. By John Burton |SEA BRIGHT – It will really seem like summer again in 2017, as Donovan’s Reef, one of the borough’s longstanding al fresco hangouts looks to fully reopen next month.Chris Bowler, a co-owner of the popular watering hole at 1171 Ocean Ave., is hoping to have his location up and running by the third week of May – just in time for the Memorial Day weekend and the return of summer. “We’re trying for that,” Bowler said.The prospect of meeting the deadline after more than four years of work and planning and contemplation over whether even to rebuild has Bowler “excited, and I would say stressed,” he acknowledged.Donovan’s Reef, its structure nearly 100 years old and overlooking its privately-owned oceanfront beach, was so severely damaged in Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, that the building had to be demolished.In the interim Donovan’s operated an outdoor, tiki-style bar in a temporary structure on the beach for two summers.last_img read more

Candidates jockey in primary for Assembly seat

first_imgSACRAMENTO – For the past six years, Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills, has made it her mission to improve the environment, and most of the major candidates looking to succeed her hope to continue that legacy. The race for the 41st Assembly district features five Democrats, two Republicans and a Libertarian seeking their parties’ nominations in the June primary. The district is considered a safe Democratic seat, with a 48-29 percent Democratic edge over Republicans in voter registration. The district stretches along the coast from Santa Monica to the west San Fernando Valley and parts of Ventura County. Barry Groveman – a city councilman, former mayor of Calabasas and an environmental attorney – is the only candidate not from Santa Monica. Jonathan Levey is a teacher and attorney from Santa Monica and, at 35, the youngest candidate in the race. He teaches business law at California State University, Channel Islands. Previously he was vice president of Catellus Development Corp., a major real estate investment trust and developer – one, which he is quick to add, that has worked on projects such as creating wildlife preserves in the desert and building affordable housing. “I’m clearly the person in the race who is not a career politician,” Levey said. Levey said he hopes to work on protecting parks and open space and clean water in Santa Monica Bay. He also would like to see the state recruit and foster more companies that research alternative energy, offering them incentives to locate and expand in California. On education, he would like to see more local control and accountability of school districts as well as more charter schools. Julia Brownley is president of the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District and has been on the board for 11 years. She would like to see the state spend more on education. That may involve raising taxes, she said, particularly looking at whether to modify Proposition 13 into a split roll that would require businesses to pay more in property taxes. She would also like to lower the threshold for cities to pass their own ballot measures to increase local taxes to help schools. She said the state should also invest more in public transit and she supports universal health care such as proposed for the last several years by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles. “I’m running for the Assembly because I want to make education a priority again in the state of California,” Brownley said. Democrat Kelly Hayes-Raitt runs a political communications and community-organizing business and serves on Santa Monica’s Commission on the Status of Women. She was a co-founder of the environmental group Heal the Bay and was director of the Coalition for Clean Air. “All my life I’ve been working for social justice – a better environment, better opportunities for students, better retirements for our seniors,” Hayes-Raitt said. Hayes-Raitt, who lags three opponents in fundraising, said the first thing she would work on if elected is clean money. She supports a system of public financing of campaigns such as the state of Arizona has, in which candidates agree to spending limits in exchange for receiving taxpayer funds to help run their campaigns. She would also work on increasing the use of solar panels. Shawn Casey O’Brien is one of the few Democrats who does not list the environment as a top priority, instead focusing on issues to help the disabled. O’Brien, who was born with cerebral palsy, has spent much of his life as an activist for disabled causes. He also edited an anthology of stories about disability issues and is working on publishing his first novel. “I believe, in the most affluent country in the world, we ought to at a minimum educate our children and take care of our disabled,” O’Brien said. He also would like to work to protect the coast and increase air-quality control laws, and would seek to increase tax revenues through a split-roll under which businesses would pay more in property taxes. He also wants to ban fundraising while the Legislature is in session in an effort to clean up the campaign finance system. On the Republican side, businessman Tony Dolz is running primarily on an anti-illegal immigration platform. Dolz, who is a member of the Minuteman border patrol, would like to see all government services denied to illegal immigrants, greater enforcement at the border and more deportations. “I am concerned about the risks and costs of broken borders and massive illegal immigration in the state of California,” Dolz said. Dolz is an immigrant himself. He came to this country from Cuba as a child in the 1960s and became a U.S. citizen in 1986. He lists his occupation on the ballot as “national security analyst,” though he makes his living through several businesses that he and his wife own selling baby products, homeopathic health products and bedding. He listed national security analyst because he provides information and analysis to private groups working on anti-immigration issues. Dolz’s rival in the Republican primary is also a legal immigrant. Adriana Van Hemert, a children’s social worker from Santa Monica, came to the United States in 1968 from the Netherlands and became a citizen in 1975. Van Hemert, who works for Los Angeles County, also has a doctorate in psychology. One of her top priorities is improving the vocational alternatives available to high school students. She would like students to have alternative high schools they can attend to learn trades like woodworking and plumbing, with only a basic academic curriculum. “The children in this state need a chance for a better future,” she said. Her other issues include helping small business by removing state restrictions and further reforms of the workers’ compensation system. She would like to improve traffic congestion through the building of a monorail system. Conrad Stefan Frankowski, a human resources executive from Woodland Hills, is the Libertarian Party’s only candidate in the 41st Assembly district. [email protected] (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventGroveman has spent much of his career working on environmental issues, first as an environmental attorney for the city of Los Angeles and later for the county district attorney. If elected, Groveman would like the state to aggressively pursue polluters by stiffening penalties for repeat offenders and by scientific “fingerprinting” of chemicals in hazardous cargo carried off the coast. To fight traffic congestion, he would like to see the state use more computerized traffic signals and copy a Houston program in which towing companies must move cars involved in freeway crashes within six minutes. He would also like community colleges to offer free tuition. “I have a 26-year history of problem-solving and taking on big battles and getting good outcomes and I want to take that to Sacramento,” Groveman said. last_img read more

Sathya Sai Baba’s niece claims threat to life from trustees

first_imgA fresh controversy hit Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, which was rocked by the cash seizure scandal last week, after Sathya Sai Baba’s niece Chetana Raju alleged that she was facing a life threat from some trust members. Chetana – the chairperson of Eeswaramma Women’s Welfare Trust in Prasanthi Nilayam – alleged on Monday that she felt threatened from some trust members. She however refused to name the trustees from whom she feared a threat. Chetana had earlier alleged that all was not well within the trust. She said the threat perception was due to the fact that she had sought action against those responsible for not allowing close relatives during the inventory at Yajur Mandir. The Anantapur Police had on Saturday seized Rs 35 lakh from three people. Even as the police claimed that the cash belonged to Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, the latter has been denying it.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

How To Draw Attention with Press and Guests

first_img , and has welcomed guests including Muhammad Ali and Adam Sandler onto his own show. In his How to Get Press Press coverage can be anything from a printed feature to attention on TV. Especially when you’re up-and-coming, it is important to get visibility. How to make it? As you meet other people, it becomes easier to obtain contact information. Develop relationships with people who make it easier to access other people. A hookup with promotion, both online and mainstream How to Get Awesome Guests interview with David Garland, Graham shares tips and tricks from his own experience. Be persistent. started an Internet radio show when he was in eighth grade, and now at age 24, has been on a number of late-night talk shows including Graham Bensinger How to Make Direct Contacts Rise to the Top Topics: Depending on your industry, make a list of the best publications and media sources that can potentially help you.center_img Send an email pitching yourself. Originally published Jul 14, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Graham does, however, suggest the letter-writing method. He says that in some cases, a letter in the mail may be more effective than email. It is just a matter of figuring out the right address to reach the person. Create resourceful diversity with a cool guest to star on your show, interview for your blog or speak for your business. It is easy to submit a request for someone, but it is more straining to figure out exactly the right person to send the request through. It’s a bit easier once you’re recognized, but in the meantime… Make direct contact by eliminating the middle person (manager, booking agent, etc.). Get to an event your desired person will be attending. It takes confidence to pitch yourself in front of an A-list individual. If you have that confidence, nobody can stop you. Take the chance to sell yourself. Host great guests Search reporters and producers. Leno Persistence is always a work in progress and you never know when it will pay off. But don’t give up; just keep in mind that press leads to more press. Do all you can in your power to get in front of the person you’re trying to catch. To stand face-to-face with the actual person and pitch an interview pays dividends. This is always a challenge at first, but as your audience grows, the process gets easier. Take that as inspiration. Public Relations 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

6 Steps to Implementing an Effective Lead Management Process

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Nov 15, 2011 2:00:00 PM, updated September 06 2017 This is a guest post written by Pam Sahota . Pam is a marketing communications/social media manager and freelance blogger who loves Boston, photography, charity events, sushi, wine, and the Red Sox. Lead management bridges the gap between marketing and sales. It’s a customer acquisition process which identifies potential buyers (leads), educates them, engages with them, and when the leads are considered qualified, get passed from marketing to sales.Is your business following an organized and effective lead management process? Doing so can improve the results of your lead generation efforts and ultimately contribute to more sales.Download our free marketing tool that helps you generate more leads and learn about website visitors.If your business is lacking a solid system for managing leads, the following five steps will help you create and implement a successful and efficient lead management process from start to finish. Step 1: Identify and Understand Your Leads This initial step is crucial to the success of each of the others. You need to determine first and foremost who your potential buyers are to develop a process that will enable you to identify in which part of the sales process these prospects stand.First, your marketing team should identify buyer types and what their personas are . This will help you identify your ideal lead picture for your product or service. This persona can be carved out by identifying the following: Demographics: Where do your ideal customers live? What’s the size of the company they work for? What industry market are they in? What are their problems, wants, and needs? Behavior: Are they reading blogs, whitepapers, or just searching via Google to find the information they’re looking for? Lead Source: How do your best leads typically find you? Do they come from direct traffic to your website, did they read an article mentioning you, did they see one of your tweets?You should also dig deeper by trying to understand the mindset of your ideal customer. Is he/she the business owner, the VP, the tech guy? Determine where he or she lives, what he or she reads, and how he or she visited your site. Step 2: Generate & Collect Intelligence About Your Leads The sales cycle has been extended because the lead process begins in marketing where the marketing team figures out where the first point of contact was with the potential lead. The key to generating leads and knowing their source is to create and track content.Place your premium content offers like whitepapers and webinars behind a lead-capture form to generate leads and gather critical lead intelligence information about them that can be used during the lead management process.Add a tracking token to links you share in social media and through email marketing to help you identify leads’ behavior and interaction with your content.Use your marketing analytics to determine how people are coming to your website or blog and where they are clicking. This will inform you which types of content leads are looking at and help you understand what their interests, needs, and wants are.Capturing this information about your leads is critical for step four, lead nurturing. Step 3: Score Your Leads Lead scoring is a key part of the lead management process in order to determine the lead’s potential interest in your product or service. Potential factors for determining a lead’s score include demographic information and behavioral activity. This information is important and useful to the efficiency of passing off qualified leads because:The higher the score, the larger the chance the lead is likely to convert.Time sensitivity is key, because scores are normally determined by when items are acted upon by the lead. In short, the score may be reduced by inactivity (such as not clicking on email links or blog posts).Unqualified or cold leads can go through lead nurturing.The sales team can prioritize calls (for example, by the level of activity from the lead).Your business’ leads scoring schema should depend on a variety of factors that need to be determined depending on your business’ individual criteria. Spend some time to figure out which factors are important to your business and come up with a lead scoring process that’s right for you. Step 4: Nurture Your Leads Next, use the information you captured in the first three steps to identify different segments of leads based on their interests and likely position in the sales cycle. Did they convert on a middle-of-the-funnel offer such as a free trial or have they converted on more top-of-the-funnel offers such as educational ebooks, indicating they are closer to the top of the funnel?For the leads that are not quite ready to pass off to sales, enter them into an appropriate lead nurturing campaign . Many of these leads will still be in the research or awareness phase, figuring out if your product will solve their pain points. This is where you need to educate these leads and demonstrate through more valuable content, promotional offers, etc. that your products/services are right for them, propelling them through the sales cycle.Here are some tips for creating an effective lead nurturing campaign: Utilize a content map to determine what type of content you should provide to each type of lead.Be personal in your email and social media communications in order to continue building the lead relationship.Include relevant calls-to-action on all sources of content.Continue the relationship from first contact until the lead is ready to pass off to sales, offering targeted content to push them along. Step 5: Pass Off Your Leads to Sales Be sure your lead is ready to pass off to sales and not pre-mature. Sales team members are normally lead-hungry and will not be happy campers if they receive leads that aren’t quite sales-ready. Lead scoring can help in order to ensure this and make sure each lead is qualified. When you do pass off the lead, do so strategically…Score carefully and correctly based on the activity a lead acts upon in order to ensure the lead is not in need of further nurturing.Ensure the marketing team provides proper and extensive information on the lead’s activity and background that they gathered during the lead generation and nurturing processes. Ensure the sales team also researches the lead in order to gather as much lead intelligence information from both marketing and the internet in order to know as much about the lead as possible before contacting. This can include: business structure, current products/services, revenue model, and key decision makers. Require that each lead has an immediate initial contact in order to avoid lapsing back into nurturing.Consider providing incentives for the sales team to encourage them to pursue more heavily and follow-up more strategically.There should always be at least a minimal level of follow-up in order to keep on the radar of the prospect before potential conversion. Step 6: Track and Measure Your Leads As all marketers know, we need to track, measure, and track and measure some more. So while your leads may have been handed off, be sure to evaluate all leads with the sales team and continue to refine, score, and evaluate as needed. The key is to make sure the lead keeps moving through the sales cycle without being lost or sent back to marketing for more nurturing.Track and measure throughout the entire sales cycle.Measure sales performance.Measure marketing and sales ROI.Last but not least, continue evaluating throughout the process to identify what works (and what doesn’t work) for your business and your lead management process. It will take some time for your business to work out the kinks, but ultimately, you’ll end up with a seamless lead management process that generates better business results.Image Credit: Mick Lobb Lead Nurturing Topics:last_img read more

Experts Tell All: The 20 Laws of Sales & Marketing

first_img Originally published Sep 11, 2014 2:00:00 PM, updated February 01 2017 Feeling inspired? Help other get inspired, too, by tweeting one of these quotes:“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”- Zig Ziglar, Author & Speaker  (Click to Tweet)“Don’t find customers for your product, find products for your customers.”- Seth Godin, Founder, Squidoo.com (Click to Tweet)“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”- Steve Martin, Actor & Musician (Click to Tweet)“To really win in the modern age, you must solve for humans. Every process should be optimized for what is best for the customer — not your organization.”- Dharmesh Shah, Co-founder & CTO, HubSpot (Click to Tweet)“If no one ever gets back to you, it’s because you don’t know how to pique their curiosity.” – Jill Konrath, President, Jill Konrath, Inc. (Click to Tweet) Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Marketing and Sales Alignmentcenter_img Topics: The businesses that build valuable relationships with leads, prospects, and customers are the ones that have an inspired sales and marketing strategy. It’s one thing to follow rules and best practices, but creating brand interactions that are thoughtful, memorable, and unique is how companies like Apple have built a community of evangelists.The problem is, ‘get inspired’ never seems to make it on to our to-do lists. There’s always another blog post to be written, one more call with a prospect to log, and one more meeting to get through. Taking time to seek out and dive into content that gets our creative juices flowing usually falls to the wayside because it doesn’t help us check off a box.So we’ve put together this quick and easy deck full of quotes from sales and marketing thought leaders (some that will be taking the stage at #INBOUND14 next week!) that are sure to inspire. Now, you won’t need to block off an hour on your calendar to think differently because these 20 experts have synthesized some big ideas into a few tweetable thoughts. Take a minute to click through the slides below.last_img read more

Free Ebook: How to Master Personalized Marketing

first_img Topics: Click to Tweet: Learn how to master personalized marketing with @HubSpot’s latest ebook!   Smart Content Originally published Oct 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Before the rise of inbound marketing, traditional marketers often focused on broadcasting their messages to as wide of an audience as possible. Their tactics were expensive, interruptive, and, perhaps most egregiously, untargeted. This antiquated, one-size-fits-all approach to marketing didn’t take into account who the target audience actually was. People weren’t seen as individuals — individuals with varying backgrounds, interests, and concerns. Instead, they were seen (and marketed to) as a single, homogeneous mass of potential customers.Personalization to the RescuePersonalization technology allows us to treat the people we’re marketing to more like individuals. The goal of personalization isn’t to engage with one audience of many, but to engage with infinite audiences of one.Whether they’re visiting your website or receiving one of your emails, people want to see information that is relevant to them. According to a study from Janrain, nearly three-fourths (74%) of online consumers get frustrated with websites when the content has nothing to do with their interests.With personalization, marketers can provide relevant, highly targeted content based on a variety of criteria, including a person’s location and the device a person is using, whether a person is an anonymous visitor, a lead who is already in your contacts database, or an existing customer.In our new guide, How to Master Personalized Marketing: A Guide to Engaging Audiences of One, we’ll show you how you can leverage personalization technology at every stage of the inbound methodology, from attracting visitors, to converting visitors into leads, to closing leads into customers, to delighting your customers so they become promoters of your business. Have any marketing personalization tips or tricks you’d like to share? Leave a comment below. 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

How to Use Stock Photos Without Looking Lame [SlideShare]

first_img How to use stock photos and still look cool from Chris "Kubby" Kubbernus Originally published Dec 2, 2014 12:00:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 Stock photos are tricky. When chosen or used poorly, they can look forced, fake, or just plain silly. (Just look at the photo to the right to see what I mean.) But when chosen and used well, stock photos can complement the content on your website, in your ebooks, and in your social media posts.So it’s perfectly fine to make stock photography a part of your visual content strategy — heck, we use them all the time here at HubSpot. But with so many bad stock photo options out there, it’s important that you stick to the photos that maintain your brand’s message and aren’t lame-looking.That’s exactly why Chris Kubbernus, Head of Digital Marketing at NORRIQ, made the SlideShare below. Check it out for tips on how to look cool while using stock photos.Download the free stock photos you’ve been searching for here, no attribution required. Imagescenter_img Topics: 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