Advice for better contests

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Contests and giveaways always sound like a good idea for lead generation, name recognition and member loyalty. But as is the case with any marketing effort, there are ways to excel and ways to screw it up. Here’s the advice our industry experts offered.1. Always follow up on the leads you generate. If you’ve spent the time and effort to run a contest, why wouldn’t you want to capitalize on it? Failure to contact the entrants afterward will torpedo your return on investment. “I think that’s one of the biggest mistakes that not only credit unions, but other clients I used to work with, would make,” says CUES member Jennifer Norris, chief marketing and development officer at Cleveland-based $235 million Firefighters Community Credit Union.2. If your contest involves social media—for example, if people enter the contest by commenting on Facebook or posting a photo to Instagram—make sure you have the staff resources to keep on top of it. “It can get away from you quickly,” warns CUES member Carol Lloyd Neill, VP/interactive media at $1.2 billion Altra Federal Credit Union, Onalaska, Wis. “It’s all right if you’re going to get a couple hundred people entering, but if you’re going to have thousands of people enter, that can be very time-consuming to try and track.” Some CUs might fare better running large contests a different way. continue reading »last_img read more

British Ebola survivor faces hearing accused of misleading doctors

first_img Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint British Ebola survivor faces hearing accused of misleading doctors by: Associated Free Press – September 13, 2016 Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 106 Views   no discussions An ambulance pulls away from The Royal Free hospital in north London on Janurary 3, 2015, where it was announced that British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, is in ‘critical condition’. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISLONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – A British nurse who recovered after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 faced a disciplinary panel on Tuesday over accusations she misled doctors about her health when returning to Britain.Pauline Cafferkey became infected with the deadly virus while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014. She was treated in the UK after returning home, and later required two further hospital stays after suffering from complications.The 40-year-old nurse is now facing a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) disciplinary hearing accused of knowing her temperature was dangerously high when she received a screening check-up at London’s Heathrow Airport on returning from west Africa — but allowed a lower temperature to be recorded.A doctor at Heathrow found Cafferkey’s temperature to be 38.2 degrees, but told the hearing that a member of the group recording the values – “Registrant A” – suggested it be recorded as 37.2 degrees, thereby avoiding having to undergo further tests.“Registrant A stated… that she would record the temperature as 37.2 degrees on Ms Cafferkey’s screening form and then they would ‘get out of here and sort it out’,” NMC representative Anu Thompson told the hearing.“Ms Cafferkey has stated she recalls the words ‘let’s get out of here’ being used but now cannot remember who said it or who entered the temperature of 37.2 on her screening form,” Thompson added.Cafferkey travelled to her hometown of Glasgow the same day as she arrived back in Britain. It was the next day that she was diagnosed with Ebola after waking up and feeling “very unwell”.While explaining the dishonesty claim against the nurse, Thompson told the hearing that it should be withdrawn because Cafferkey’s ability “to make decisions and reason properly were affected” by her condition. The panel must still decide whether to reject the claims.Cafferkey was successfully treated within weeks of her diagnosis but suffered a relapse in October 2015, when she became critically ill with meningitis linked to Ebola.She made a full recovery but was admitted for a third time in February to London’s Royal Free Hospital, Britain’s only isolation ward for Ebola, due to another relapse and again recovered.More than 11,300 people died from the disease before the World Health Organization declared last month that the two-year Ebola outbreak in West Africa was over, although Sierra Leone has since recorded new cases.last_img read more

Eagles Soccer Team Falls Short To Hilltoppers

first_imgThe Madison Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers defeated The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 2-1 in Soccer action.For JCD, Blake Simon 1 goal- 3 shots, Ries Troy 4 shots, Shianna Bellingham 2 shots, Conner Hubbard 1 shot, Dustin Meador 1 shot, William Meador 1 shot, Trent Linville 1 shot, and Nathan Baloyut 1/2 shut out.Submitted by JCD Coach Larry Hammond.,The Madison Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers defeated The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 2-1 in Soccer action.For JCD, Blake Simon 1 goal- 3 shots, Ries Troy 4 shots, Shianna Bellingham 2 shots, Conner Hubbard 1 shot, Dustin Meador 1 shot, William Meador 1 shot, Trent Linville 1 shot, and Nathan Baloyut 1/2 shut out.Submitted by JCD Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more