In new boost to impunity, court blocks further investigation into Politkovskaya murder

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en A Moscow military court today decided to press on with the retrial of three alleged accomplices in Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya’s murder, rejecting a petition by the Politkovskaya family for it to be postponed while further investigations were carried out. Presiding judge Nikolai Tkachuk denied the request although it was supported both defence lawyers and prosecutors.“We are utterly dismayed by the Russian judicial system’s inability to demonstrate any determination to solve this murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There could not have been a worse decision just weeks after Natalia Estemirova’s tragic murder and just two months before the third anniversary of Politkovskaya’s death. Impunity now reigns supreme in Russia.”The press freedom organisation added: “This decision serves to confirm that nothing can be expected from this retrial. No light will be shed on the many questions left unanswered by the original trial. The retrial will be nothing more than an empty formality.” The three suspects are being retried as a result of a supreme court ruling on 25 June in favour of an appeal by prosecutors against their acquittal by a jury on 19 February. As soon as the retrial opened on 5 August, the Politkovskaya family submitted their request for a postponement to permit further investigations.The court deferred a decision on the petition, which was backed by both the prosecutor’s office and the defence, for the next hearing. After announcing his refusal today, Judge Tkachuk said the retrial would resume on 7 September, when a jury would be chosen.A total of 20 journalists have been killed in connection with their work in Russia since March 2000. The Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta has taken an especially heavy toll, with four journalists killed. This year has seen an increase in violence, especially against local newspapers. Two leading human rights activists have also been killed – Stanislav Markelov on 19 January and Natalia Estemirova on 15 July.Russia was ranked 141st out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Listen to Anna Politkovskaya’s interview by Radio France International Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Related documents Killed Journalists – RussiaMSWORD – 39 KB Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 21, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Russia August 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In new boost to impunity, court blocks further investigation into Politkovskaya murder News May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events May 21 – 27

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A.R. RahmanA.R. Rahman is the total package. The hugely popular Indian film composer, record producer, singer and musician may not be a household name in the United States, but he’s internationally renowned for his impeccable skills and masterful compositions. Rahman is credited with composing dozens of films, including critically-acclaimed films Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and 127 Hours (2011). His work on Slumdog Millionaire earned Rahman two Oscar wins and he’s garnered countless other nominations in various film competitions. This man is a living legend, just ask Tirana. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75-$175. 8 p.m. May 21.The musician, singer, and composer will be playing at The Paramount in Huntington. (Photo credit: A.R. Rahman/Facebook)Sonic BlissThe Long Island-based rock quintet is known for unleashing ferocious, pulsating sounds with an unmatched intensity that defies expectations. These guys are adept at meshing powerful, head-spinning melodies with fluid ballads as they send audiences into a metal-infused daze. Come ready to rock. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free.  8 p.m. May 21.Brookhaven FairThis month-long family fun fair featuring entertainment, rides, games, attractions, fireworks each weekend returns at 5 p.m. May 22. Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville. BrookhavenFair.com $8. Time vary, through June 22.Don’t Eat This!An opening reception for an art exhibit that takes an everyday topic and makes art of it. The show description says it all … You can’t eat paintings of food but they can still make your mouth water. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org  Free. 6 p.m. May 22.Bobcat GoldthwaitBobcat Goldthwait burst upon the scene when he was only 20 years old, appearing on recently retired David Letterman’s The Late Show and followed that memorable appearance with performances on film and in TV—most notably the Dave Chapelle’s Show, The Man Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The comedian is capable of taking on various subjects, including politics and even his own career. Bring on the laughs. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $42. 8 p.m. May 22.Face The KingLong Island natives Face the King, who’ve been on the Warped Tour three years in a row and earned top accolades at the CBGB Festival in Times Square, now have a debut album out for their legion of fans to enjoy—and they surely will, because, after all, they helped make it possible with a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that caught the attention of CI Records. What it all comes down to is this: “It’s you, me and the sound.” And that just happens to be the title of one of their best new songs. This alt-rock band works themselves to the bone, pouring out their heart and soul into every stirring performance. Come hear them make the mountains roar. With I-Ignite, The Tallest Trees in the Universe, Allies and The Little Red Men. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10, $13 DOS. 8 p.m. May 22J AlvarezSummer is coming on strong and “La Temperatura” is starting to get hot. So why not chill out with the coolest of pop crooners, J Alvarez? Claro que si! Born Javid David Alvarez Fernandez in Puerto Rico, J Alvarez is an internationally acclaimed reggaetón artist. Ladies love him and the feeling is mutual. You know what he says: “Mas Dinero, mas mujeres, mas drama!” And for the gringos out there, that simply means: “more money, more women and more you know what.” His style is smoother than a tall glass of Baccardi dark rum on the rocks. And just as refreshing! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporium $25-$40. 10 p.m. May 22.Jewels of India GalaThis historic Hempstead House will be transformed into a royal Maharaja Palace, complete with a marketplace filled with scarves, teas, spices and flowers during this night of traditional Indian culture. Entertainment will include a sitar player and tabla percussionist, traditional Indian and Bollywood dancing. Guests can enjoy rye and gin tastings in the library, scotch in the billiard room, an open bar, as well as Indian and American cuisine, plus plenty of sushi. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. TheSandsPointPreserve.com $200. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 23.Members of US Navy unfurl an American flag. (Photo credit: US Navy)Raid New YorkWatch as Navy and Marine helicopters land on Long Island as part of the “Fleet Week 2015” activities in New York City. First, a combined team of members from the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC-9) will present a mine countermeasures demonstration. Then, the VM-22 Osprey, CH-46 Sea Knight and AH-1W Cobra, will perform an area sweep and transport a Marine raid force to the landing zone. Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov/parks. Free. 10 a.m., 12 p.m. May 23.Veil of MayaFor one metallic moment, let’s lift the veil on Veil of Maya. Marc Okubo and Sam Applebaum formed this American deathcore band in Chicago back in 2004, and as their fans know, they set out on the hard road to success, grinding it out through countless tours, putting their sanity—what an inadequate word that is—at risk to make the music they believe in, live by, and are willing, dare we say it, figuratively speaking, to die by! It’s been a long, wild ride, and it ain’t over. Not by a long shot. Their former front man, Brandon Butler, has been replaced by Lukas Magyar on vocals but the rest of the band is doing what they always do, only better. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $16, $18 DOS. 4 p.m. May 23.Gathering of the SlidesKerry Kearney is back with the annual Gathering of the Slides, featuring some of the greatest musicians around all under one roof for an exciting night of virtuoso slide-guitar playing and so much more. On hand with Kearney, who has toured with the Allman Brothers Band as well as Sonny Landreth and Robert Randolf, will be Mario Staiano, Gerry Sorrentino, Shecky Tom Davis, Mark Newman and special guest Casey “The Cigar Box Kid” Baron. These gentlemen are accomplished artists in their own right with careers that have taken them all over the world. From down in the delta to upbeat urban blues, there will be enough inspired riffs to have your hair standing on end and leave you crying with pure joy. So, get your ears in shape for an eclectic evening of electrifying ecstasy. Bend those strings until they break, boys! Don’t fret a thing. We know they’re in good hands. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10-$20. 7:30 p.m. May 23.The BogmenThis wonderfully entertaining Long Island-based indie band first emerged from the wilds of Huntington when Billy Campion, Bill and Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O’connor and Clive Tucker decided they had to rock out together. Signed to Arista Records in 1995, the Bogmen never quite became a house-hold name that they deserved to be with their debut release called Life Begins at 40 Million. But so it goes. And on they went. No matter what, they never let their fans get bogged down, taking their self-described “tribal, huntish” sound to every bar, club and retirement home in the Tri-state area. Over the intervening years, they’ve reunited many times to keep the thrills and spills alive. And that’s why this gig is such a great opportunity to enjoy the Bogmen at their best. With Special Guests – Knock Out Drops, The Last Hombres & American Bombshells. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$60. 8 p.m. May 23.Vic DiBitettoThe comic whose oft-quoted “Bread & Milk” rant video has more than 13 million views on YouTube brings his stand-up routine off the interwebs and into real life. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49-$69. 8 p.m. May 23.The B-52sB-52s fans can anticipate a transformation of the concert space into the bonafide Loveshack when this fantastically quirky and over-the-top new wave band take the stage. Iconic for the famed beehive hairdo and funky tunes like “Rock Lobster” and “Roam,” the B-52s will make the whole dance floor shimmy and shake! One thing is for certain–audiences are in for a fun night. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Centre, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $125-$225. 8 p.m. May 23.Paula PoundstonePerhaps the funniest woman in America today, Paula Poundstone is known for her quick wit and wry responses, right or wrong, on NPR’s popular news quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me heard locally on WSHU-FM. As millions of public radio listeners can attest, Poundstone is a true show-stopper thanks to her unmatched improv skills. When she’s on a roll, nobody can keep up with her. Bay Street Theatre, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. baystreet.org $69-$129. 8 p.m. May 23.Bethpage Air Show at Jones BeachOne of the most anticipated events of the entire year, this aerial spectacular boasts military and civilian aircraft of various shapes, sizes and eras performing stunts and showcasing their supreme mastery of the sky will be sure to attract thousands of Long Islanders and their families to the smooth white sands of Jones Beach, marveling in unison as they sit atop their blankets, share “Oooh”s and “Ahhh”s while pointing, laughing, and overall just enjoy one another’s company beneath the cloud-smudged canopy of the heavens above. World War II bombers drift as lonely and ominously as clouds gathering for a storm, sparking the imagination and conjuring waking dreams of conflicts past. Daredevils trace the shore, twisting and turning and zig-zagging and criss-crossing, eliciting fear and wonder and surprise. US Army skydivers, the Golden Knights, drop from the heavens and soar like ever-growing humanoid eagles toward the Earth, the ocean gently whispering ancient secrets of life and death as they descend. US Air Force Thunderbirds defy gravity, roaring atop hellfire, puncturing daily thought processes and forcing the mind to wander. An array of pilots and performers twirl and dive, climb and plummet. Yes, life is magical. Yes, this is two days of sheer amazement, fascination, delight. Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. bethpageairshow.com Free. 12-5 p.m. May 23, 24.10,000 ManiacsNatalie Merchant may no longer front the alt-rock quintet from upstate Jamestown, but the group is still producing albums and performing their hits, including “Because The Night,” “These Are the Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants.” Give ’em what they want while the band gears up for the release of their newest recording, Twice Told Tales, a full-length collection of traditional British Isles folk songs. Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett stephentalkhouse.com $90. 7 p.m. May 24.WWE Monday Night RawWe’re not talking about raw sugar, sweetmeat! We’re talking serious rumbles, over-the-top-rope melees, and clobbering chaos when WWE Monday Night Raw rocks the Coliseum. Folding chairs never look so awesome as they do when they’re flying through the air about to land hard on some brawny back with a loud smack. You don’t take it sitting down, that’s for damn sure. Hell no, you stand up and fight. In the cage and out. Will your favorite wrestlers be there? Throw down your remotes, get off your butts, show up and find out! Either way, the action will be non-stop and the competition can’t be beat! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $20-$125. 7:30 p.m. May 25.Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Haslemere nets 19% profit rise

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Larisa Cerić Athlete of the Year in B&H

first_imgLarisa Cerić was named the best athlete of the year during the event organized by the Olympic Committee of B&H.23 years old judo representative of B&H won the award thanks to the 2nd place she won at the European Championship in Montpellier, 3rd place at the Grand Prix in Bucharest and her victories at numerous European cups.Among men, this award was assigned to the skier Igor Laikert and Judaist Harun Sadiković.The Olympic Committee also awarded Branislav Crnogorac as the best coach in 2014. Crnogorac is the selector of the judo representation of B&H.The most successful representation of B&H in 2014 is the football A representation of B&H while the best clubs are the AC Borac and the BC Spars.The best young athlete in the category of juniors is the Judaist Aleksandra Samardžić while among man it’s Vedad Ramić (swimming).(Source: bljesak.ba / photo: Anadolija)last_img read more

Jordan Ayew, the stagnation of a one-time Ghana prodigy

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Jordan AyewLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | After a turbulent spell in England resulting in relegation with two different clubs, former Ghana prodigy Jordan Ayew will attempt to relaunch his stuttering career at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Since leaving France in 2015, little has gone to plan for the son of Marseille great Abedi Pele, the three-time African footballer of the year.Following his move from Lorient to Aston Villa, the forward enjoyed a relatively successful debut season with seven Premier League goals although the 1982 European champions were relegated and Ayew’s own form has taken on a similar trajectory.He spent a season in the second tier before Swansea signed him to play alongside his elder brother, Andre. It took Jordan six months to break into the first team, but the following season was again largely productive with 11 goals in all competitions. However, it too ended in relegation.It was then that things took a downward spiral. Loaned to Crystal Palace this past season, the ex-Marseille product failed to make an impact at Selhurst Park and netted just twice in 25 total appearances.At the time it looked a shrewd move with scant competition from an underperforming Christian Benteke, the misfiring Alexander Sorloth and injury-prone Connor Wickham, but Ayew struggled to impose himself.– Redemption in Egypt? –Benteke, Sorloth and Wickham provided just one goal between them, but the Palace hierarchy lost confidence in the Ghanaian and brought in Michy Batshuayi on loan for the second half of the season. A torrid 2018-19 campaign leaves Ayew in a tricky situation. Swansea, who are going through a rebuilding process, have made no secret of their desire to offload the forward, his salary a considerable burden for a Championship club. Andre, also still on the books at the Liberty Stadium, is in a similar position after a difficult time with Turkish giants Fenerbahce.“With the Swans still battling to make ends meet, the comparatively high-earning Ayew brothers’ continuing presence on the wage bill has become a real albatross around the club’s neck,” the WalesOnline website wrote recently.“Jordan is only 27 and should be in the prime of his career so again he shouldn’t be satisfied with the current situation and should be doing everything he can to engineer a move.”With that in mind, the Cup of Nations arrives just at the right time. While their club performances have not hit the expected heights, the Ayew brothers have often delivered for their country.Jordan, who has 13 international goals, and Andre, on 14, were both part of the Black Stars team that lost the 2015 final on penalties to the Ivory Coast.Against Benin on Tuesday, Ghana will need another top display from the attacking duo, and those in Accra, as well as Swansea, will be watching on keenly.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Democrats Gain Full Control in Red Bank, Lose Elsewhere

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo ||RED BANK – Red Bank Democrats are now in full control of borough government following Tuesday’s sweep that saw Democratic Mayor Pasquale Menna easily re-elected to another term and the election of two Democratic newcomers to the Borough Council.According to tallies posted by the county clerk’s office, incumbent Democratic Mayor Pasquale Menna, with 59 percent of the 3,979 votes cast, defeated Republican challenger Pearl Lee, who had 41 percent.Democrat Katherine Triggiano won a seat on the Borough Council with 30 percent of the 7,762 votes and Hazim Yassin took the other seat with 28 percent. Republican Allison Gregory garnered 19 percent of the vote and Michael Clancy had 17 percent. Independent Suzanne Viscomi had 6 percent.“You pound pavement, you meet people, you prove to them character, and nothing can tear that down,” said Triggiano, moments after the tallies were announced at a victory party on Rector Street Tuesday night. She said there were “multiple variables” to why their team won, but knocking on doors since May and letting people get to know what they stood for helped the candidates gain voter trust. Triggiano and Yassin will replace Republican councilmen Mark Taylor and Mike Whelan in January when all seven members of the council will be Democrats.In many other traditionally Republican peninsula towns, Democrats lost in this historic midterm election. Menna believes the heightened interest in Tuesday’s election was mostly based on a “nationwide current that impacts us all,” though he mused Red Bank’s energy, inclusiveness and voice could have played a role in inspiring new candidate outsiders to enter local politics.“People in some of the other towns, who at times have felt isolated, now sense that there is visibility, that there’s visibility in their own neighborhoods and right next door (in Red Bank),” Menna said. “We’re not afraid of these changes because we think it’ll make us a stronger community.”In Sea Bright, Democrat Marc Leckstein won 37 percent of the 1,115 votes cast, and will rejoin the governing body with Republican William J. Keeler, who won 32 percent of the vote. In Atlantic Highlands, Democrat Roy Dellosso and Republican James Murphy both won 26 percent of the 4,242 votes cast for a full term, and Democrat Lori Hohenleitner squeaked by Kimberly Spatola with 28 more votes for a two-year unexpired term.In Rumson, a hard-fought campaign by Democrats Sarah Orsay and Marnie Doherty for seats on the all-Republican Rumson Borough Council fell short. Republicans have had control of the council for many years and have not faced serious challenges.Republican Mark Rubin received 27 percent of the 6,636 votes cast and running mate John Conklin received 28 percent. Democrat Sarah Orsay collected 23 percent and her running mate Marnie Doherty received 22 percent.Though they lost, Orsay and Doherty said the results don’t tell the entire story. Orsay said she is convinced the foundation has been set for more interesting races to come, featuring candidates on both sides of the column with the best intentions for the borough in mind.“We’re one day removed from the election and we absolutely feel that momentum,” Orsay said. “We’re not ready to say that it will be us running again, but our intention of giving people a real choice was a goal that we’re proud to have accomplished and we believe it should open the door for others like us.”“We hope it opens the door for good people to get involved,” Doherty added. “We have friends that are both Republicans and Democrats who saw what we were able to do and are now expressing interest in running. We think it’s fantastic. More than anything we want the people of Rumson to have a choice, not between parties, but individuals who want what’s best for a community that is more diverse than it’s given credit for.”Republican candidates also prevailed in Fair Haven, Middletown, Holmdel, Little Silver and Shrewsbury.This article was first published in the Nov. 8-14, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Nitish flags off ‘publicity rath’

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday flagged off a vehicle to be used for creating awareness about the State government’s water resources schemes and steps to save and conserve water.The vehicle, which is being called a ‘publicity rath’, will create awareness on the Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali (water-life-greenery) campaign via the audio-visual medium, an official release said here. The publicity rath will also make people aware of the fact that groundwater is the only source of water in the event of less rainfall and people will have to go for rainwater harvesting to conserve water, the release said. Mr. Kumar had on August 9 launched the Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali campaign in Patna.last_img read more

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Stories of the Week: Social Media Zen

first_img Mashable Online Analytics Originally published Jan 15, 2010 7:01:00 AM, updated July 18 2013 While there are many out there who are to leverage Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to generate leads and customers. Sometimes “different” is better than “better.” Lesson: Soren Gordhamer Stop Trying To Be Better Than The Competition , Kipp argues that there are 7 steps every B2B company can share: Kipp Bodnar What are we doing that our competitors are not? self-proclaimed social media experts Use social media to strategically build your lead pipeline. Duct Tape Marketing Author: 2. Lesson: John Jantsch Brian’s article focuses on the benefits of value of search engine optimization 4. Author: As a B2B marketer, one of your main goals for social media engagement should be to generate leads.  Although its understandable that every industry/business should have a different social media Lesson: social media engagement Author: Rob Ousbey Build an Infrastructure to Gather Leads Lesson: Construct Workflow to Maximize Conversion Understand lead generation strategy different better Establish Back-End to Manage Data “Small Business Marketing Forecast 2010″ report how to demonstrate the value of social media to your boss of PR 2.0 Rob’s article gives an awesome breakdown of how to promote the importance of SEO involvement internally, specifically addressing the CEO, CTO, Web designer, Web developer, sales manager, marketing manager, content editor, and community/outreach manager within a company.  Rob clearly identifies tailored messages to use to explain why each role should be concerned about SEO.  Institute “Social” Sales Follow-Up and Nurturing Author: , but what about convincing them of thecenter_img ? of 3. One of this week’s top inbound marketing articles explains how you can use lessons from Zen to make the time you spend on social media more rewarding and productive. SEO is an important part of inbound marketing.  Advocate SEO involvement within your company using targeted messaging.  1. of 5. ? Develop a Content Strategy As Soren points out in his article, it’s easy to get caught up in the “social” of social media.  Therefore, in order to avoid wasting time, he offers 4 valuable Zen lessons to help you get the most positivity and productivity out of your social media experience. Expert marketers have written a lot about In addition to discussing the report’s results, Brian also highlights several other ways businesses can monetize conversations happening in social media, which include analyzing data and acquiring followers, among others. The Socialization of Small Business of that reveals lead generation (See Kipp Bodnar’s article above for tips!) as the top benefit of social media marketing. social media marketing SEOmoz Determine ways your business can monetize its social media engagement to increase ROI.  ?  Hey, as they say, don’t knock it ’til you try it! Ever think about the possibility that Zen teachings could be applied to Explaining SEO, Role by Role Social Media B2B , Soren urges us all to approach social media with a beginner’s mind, as the person who “knows” is often less open to new learning.  Other bits of Zen advice include giving what you want to receive, adding only useful content and maintaining a positive state of mind. Learn how to use social media for lead generation. Instead of worrying about how you can be The key to successful social media engagement is focus.  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Establish an Autopsy What are we doing just like our competitors that we could change for good?  Besides the fact that being better is difficult, John points out that most prospects won’t spend the time analyzing your product to discover its subtle advantages over your competitors’. Brian Solis for small businesses, citing Ad-Ology’s recent Zen and the Art of Twitter: 4 Tips for Productive Tweeting Author: 7 Steps to Building A B2B Social Media Lead Generation Pipeline of than your competition, how about focusing your energizes on figuring out how to be Download the free video Video: How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation Lesson: Therefore, John’s article advocates businesses find ways to stand out from the pack, whether it be through creating a unique experience or a totally innovative way for people to get a result.  To get started, ask yourself the following two questions:last_img read more

The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Internet Marketing [Free Ebook]

first_img Step Two: Optimize Your Website. Step Four: Promote Content & Participate in Social Media. Luckily, today HubSpot released ” Email marketing is a great way to engage with your prospects and can be a great vehicle for promoting new content and offers. You’ll find out how to best take advantage of email marketing to nurture leads and generate more business. Topics: Traffic is great, but leads are even better! You’ll learn how to put the right systems in place to start generating precious leads from all that business blogging and social media engagement. The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Internet Marketing Marketing Strategy is keywords! You’ll learn why keywords are important and how to define the right keywords to use in your internet marketing efforts. Making your website and emails mobile-friendly is increasing in importance every day. With more and more content being consumed on mobile devices, marketers might take steps to make sure their web properties are easy to access and view on these platforms. We’ll let you know what you should be concerned about today to be mobile-friendly. Regular business blogging and content creation is the best way to generate more traffic to your website. We’ll teach you how to get started with blogging and content creation to start increasing visits to your site. ? Step One: Create a Keyword Strategy. Step Six: Nurture Leads With Email Marketing. Starting from scratch with internet marketing? Need to brush up on the basics? Step Seven: Be Mobile-Friendly. successful internet marketing strategy Step Three: Create Blog & Other Content. Step Eight: Analyze & Refine Strategies. The foundation of any Step Five: Convert Site Traffic Into Leads. ,” a free ebook designed to walk you through the process of creating and implementing a successful internet marketing strategy, one step at a time. Social media can exponentially expand the reach of your content and help you interact with your prospects, customers, and fans. We’ll tell you why social media participation is valuable in internet marketing and give you a jumping off point to start taking advantage of sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for business. comprehensive internet marketing strategy 8 Essential Steps to Internet Marketing Success all falling under the umbrella of internet marketing, how does a marketer make them all work together in one Read our essential guide You’ll never know if all this internet marketing stuff is working for you if you don’t measure your results. In this step, you’ll learn what to measure and how to use this data to modify your future internet marketing strategies for better results. Originally published Jun 15, 2011 11:30:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Once keywords are defined, you must start incorporating them into your website pages and content. You’ll learn about on-page and off-page SEO and how to best optimize your website to get found in search. To marketing professionals and business owners who have long relied on traditional marketing methods, the concept of internet marketing might seem pretty overwhelming and scary. With so many individual marketing tactics like social media, blogging, SEO, email marketing Wondering what you should start with or what to turn to next? This ebook will give you all the building blocks you need for internet marketing success. Here’s a snapshot of the 8 steps the ebook covers in greater detail… Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack and let us know what you think!last_img read more

How Do You Leverage Paid Media? [Marketing Cast]

first_img Where Paid Media Makes Sense Earned media is the content you create to get others to share it. “So, you are earning the attention of your buyers,” says David. This can take the form of blog posts, webinars, reports, videos and other compelling content. In other words, this is all inbound marketing is about. What Is Paid Media? Originally published Jul 25, 2011 9:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Public Relations The Biggest Mistake You Can Make Paid media, on the other hand, is when you are spending money for somebody else’s media property. An example of that would be Google AdWords: you pay for ads that show up next to specific search results. Paid media encompasses a range of formats, including banner ads, GroupOn emails and even press releases. Press release circulation is actually one form of paid media that makes a lot of sense for marketers. When services like Marketwire and PR Newswire distribute your press releases, you can earn great inbound links and increase your SEO authority and ability to get found online. Spending too much effort on paid media is a mistake, says David. “Your primary should be the earned form,” he says. Maintaining a healthy balance between earned and paid media results in a great marketing combination. So revisit your paid marketing initiatives and if you are spedning too much money or effort on them, think about ways to cut back and invest more in earned media. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlackcenter_img How do you leverage paid media? In marketing circles, the discussion around earned media vs paid media is often heated. Yet, this conversation doesn’t have to be black and white and, as David Meerman Scott points out, this is not an either/or proposition. Topics: Inbound Marketing In some cases, paid media in combination with your inbound marketing efforts can make a lot of sense. In this episode of the Weekly Marketing Cast, we are taking a closer look at this discussion: What Is Earned Media?last_img read more