M&S sales up 4pc but warns of tough 2011

first_imgTuesday 11 January 2011 2:41 am Marks & Spencer saw a four per cent rise in total UK sales in the 13 weeks to 1 January.Clothing was the best performer with a 4.7 per cent jump over the period.On a like-for-like basis UK sales were up 2.8 per cent. Chief Executive Marc Bolland said: “Marks & Spencer traded well through the important Christmas period despite the severe weather as customers continued to return to M&S quality. “We delivered a great Christmas for our customers, from our stylish occasionwear to our innovative festive food.”However, the retailer warned that 2011 would be a tough year.“We continue to expect the trading conditions ahead to be more challenging as consumers’ disposable incomes come under pressure from increased VAT rates and the impact of public spending cuts”, it said in a statement. Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp John Dunne Share Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap M&S sales up 4pc but warns of tough 2011 last_img read more

Striding out

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling 8th August 2018 | By Stephen Carter Finance Having grown Aspers’ online presence from zero to a multimillion venture in six months, Stride Gaming is on the lookout for fresh partnershipscenter_img Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates Strategy Having grown Aspers’ online presence from zero to a multimillion venture in six months, Stride Gaming is on the lookout for fresh partnerships. Hannah Gannagé-Stewart reportsStride Gaming chief executive Eitan Boyd has pointed towards an increasing focus on B2B partnerships going forward as he seeks to defend the AIM-listed operator’s track record of double-digit growth. Boyd launched Stride Together, the operator’s B2B arm, in May 2017 as part a joint venture to deliver Aspers’ first online casino.The partnership, which is structured round a 50/50 revenue split, has exceeded expectations in its first six months and Boyd is already looking for new partners to replicate the model with.“We wanted to make this work, so it had to be a win-win for both sides,” he says of the Aspers deal. “We’ve taken our risk, we’ve got skin in the game so and it’s worked well”.He attributes the success of the JV not just to Stride’s platform but to the strong brand recognition of Aspers’ side and the casino’s “optimum player base”. “These are players that play in the casino. And if you can get those players to play online which has never been easy or anyone; Genting struggle, Rank struggle, but if we can just bridge that gap and reach out in digital, we’ll do fantastically well,” he says.However, it’s not just casinos that Boyd sees as having potential to partner with Stride Together, and he is clear that Stride Together is not a white label arrangement but a true partnership.He is currently in discussions with a number of media companies and also hasn’t ruled out retail partnerships, which is just as well as the Aspers deal bars Stride from partnering with a competitor for the first 18 months.Stride Together currently consists of three people; Boyd, business development manager Sara Lelli and newly appointed head of international development Richard Sager, who are responsible for the Aspers relationship.Boyd is conscious that they will need to staff up to take on other partners. “We’re still not bulked up enough to go the full shebang, the full B2B,” he says.As a listed bingo-led business with investors to answer to, Boyd’s necessarily focused on carving out new growth opportunities.In the UK, that will be ramping up the B2B casino offering and adding extra verticals, starting with sports betting.“People have seen how we’ve been growing in the last five years, we’ve been growing double digit year on year so I think it’s a strong indication that the platform is solid,” he says.An internal restructure is in the pipeline to ensure that the new B2B arm is fit to duplicate the success of the Aspers JV with new partners in future. “Stride Together will get more love this coming financial year. It will have more visibility and will be marketed better,” Boyd adds.However, he is conscious that pumping more resource into B2B must not be to the detriment of the rest of the business. “We’re doing B2B, but we don’t want the shoe maker walking barefoot,” he says.“People ask if going into casino will harm our margins and what I say is ironically it won’t because the infrastructure’s already there – it’s easy to add an extra site or two efficiently”.A deal earlier this year with sportsbook provider Amelco was secured to help the business leverage its position in southern Europe over the coming months.Boyd says he expects Stride to be live in Italy by the end of the year, and will then turn his attention to acquiring licences in Denmark and Spain.In the six months to February 28, 2018, Stride’s net gaming revenue (NGR) grew 14% to £44.9m, compared with the same time the previous year. The firm’s proprietary platform grew 25%, “so the thinking going forward and the ethos in the group is to focus on our core,” Boyd explains. Boyd’s philosophy is simple but effective, act as your own affiliate to draw as much traffic into the profitable core of the business as possible. Creating a structure that can drive that traffic itself lowers the cost per acquisition of each player, and Boyd hopes that the service once they are on the platform increases their lifetime value too. “We dominate more of the search engine, dominate more of the affiliate sites, so our brands appear everywhere,” he says. Stride’s multiple brands may seem like a lot to manage, but Boyd concedes that 121 of the sites are effectively trawlers searching for players and feeding them back into the Stride ecosystem. “Fewer than 40 of them generate most of the revenue,” he says. “They produce 90%, so that’s what we focus on”. What Stride’s multi-brand set up may lack in brand recognition, it more than makes up for in scope. With just under 160 brands in the Stride stable, Boyd says even if a player stops playing in one part of the portfolio, the likelihood is they have jumped to another. “We can be unique and stand out from the crowd as far as content is concerned,” Boyd explains. “For example the Queen’s birthday last month was an opportunity to make content around that, the World Cup has been as well. You’re not reliant on a third party to generate content for you”.Despite all this, Stride is faced with a change when it comes to the fact that the bulk of its business comes from casual gamers.It’s a niche Boyd’s pleased to be serving but not one that can sustain growth in isolation. “We are still a dwarf among titans,” he says.“So we are going to be replicating this model going forward in other markets, and replicating this model in other verticals in the UK. This is very much a bingo-led environment and we know the bingo market grows at best in single digits. So to continue growing in double digits, we can’t rely solely on bingo”.The joint spectres of increased regulation and compliance burdens are also not far from Boyd’s mind as he plans the future. He expects higher taxation and the more draconian compliance legislation to cause a slowdown in growth.Can Stride mitigate the risk? Boyd says the acquisitions the business has made have created cost saving synergies and, with some homing of analytics, there are more savings to be made from better optimisation of marketing spend. “So yes, there are ways,” he says. Striding out Email Addresslast_img read more

BGC Covid-19 action plan more than doubles online safer gambling messaging

first_img“The BGC was set up last year as a standards body committed to driving big changes across much of the regulated industry; these latest findings show that the BGC has led the way and is achieving real results on safer gambling,” BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said. Email Address British industry group the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that since the launch of its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) action plan in March, the amount of safer gambling messages on betting websites more than doubled. “Although the Gambling Commission has found no evidence of an increase in problem gambling during lockdown, and the government says rates of problem gambling are around 0.7% and stable, we can and must do more to tackle it and protect vulnerable and at risk customers,” Dugher said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The total number of direct mails including a safer gambling message jumped from 6m to over 11m a month, representing an increase of 89%. The amount of direct interventions by operators where a player spent more time or money betting than before the pandemic also increased, by 25%. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter According to the BGC, the pledges led to the number of safer gambling messages increasing by more than 100%, while the amount of individual customers that received safer gambling messages via direct mail increased by 150%. BGC members re-affirmed their support for the plan at the start of the second lockdown in England last month, which ended yesterday (2 December) and was replaced by the existing regional, tiered system. Tags: BGC Topics: Marketing & affiliates Social responsibility Marketing Problem gambling Responsible gambling BGC members also agreed to voluntarily remove all TV and radio gambling advertising during the first Covid-19 lockdown, and committed to using at least 20% TV and radio ads should be safer gambling messages. 3rd December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Unveiled at the start of the first UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown, the 10-step plan set out the standards expected of BGC members during the pandemic, including an increase in safer gambling messaging across sites and in direct communications with customers. BGC Covid-19 action plan more than doubles online safer gambling messaging Marketing Regions: UK & Ireland  “That is why we are looking forward to the government beginning its Gambling Review so we can further improve standards, whilst ensuring that customers are not driven into the arms of the offshore illegal black market where there are no standards or safeguards.” “The introduction of the 10-pledge plan at the start of lockdown was further evidence of success – and our members re-affirmed their support for the pledges when the second lockdown began.”last_img read more

Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stock investing: a UK share I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market

first_imgStock investing: a UK share I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 | More on: RYA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Ryanair Holdings (LSE: RYA) is a UK share I think could rise in value in the months and years ahead. Profits among leisure stocks are some of the fastest to rise when the economic cycle picks up. And I expect the earnings rebound across the travel sector to be particularly strong following on-and-off lockdowns since early 2020.The British government’s so-called roadmap out of lockdown suggests that international travel could be back on by the middle of May. And this provides the likes of Ryanair with some much-needed light at the end of the tunnel following mass groundings due to Covid-19. Indeed, a news release from fellow London-quoted flyer easyJet today reveals the strength of underlying holidays demand.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The business said that flight bookings have leapt 337% since the roadmap announcement was made yesterday evening. Demand for package holidays is up more than 600% week-on-week too. But I particularly like Ryanair because it has one of the strongest balance sheets in the business. Consequently it will have the might to ramp up capacity quickly and extensively to meet the holidaymaker rush.Buyer bewareThere are a couple of concerns lingering at the back of my mind, though. Covid-19 lockdowns have enabled Europeans to build huge savings pots. This is helping to fuel the scramble for tickets that UK airline shares have recently reported. However, demand could tail off considerably further out if the continent suffers a prolonged Covid-19 economic hangover.I’m also wary that the route out of the public health emergency is more promising on these shores that it is in the rest of Europe. Travel bans in and out of the UK might well be lifted in May. But restrictions might take longer to be rolled back elsewhere. Last week Germany stopped all incoming travel from the Czech Republic and parts of Austria, for example. Bumpy vaccine rollouts across the European Union could keep many of our continental cousins under strict lockdowns well into 2021.A top UK recovery shareCity analysts reckon Ryanair will recover strongly from expected losses of 78 euro cents per share in this financial year. The current fiscal period runs up to March 2021. Indeed, the number crunchers anticipate earnings of 32 cents in the upcoming period. And they expect earnings per share to soar to 151 cents in financial 2023.There’s always the possibility that broker estimates could be blown off course for the reasons I mentioned above. It’s a scenario that could have a devastating impact on Ryanair’s share price given its high valuation. At current prices, the UK share trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 45 times for fiscal 2022.That said, I still think the Dublin flyer is a very-attractive attractive UK-listed stock to buy today. And as a someone who buys shares with a long-term view, I reckon the battered aviation industry will provide Ryanair with some terrific acquisition opportunities to bolster profits growth in the years ahead. Id happily buy this leisure share for my own Stocks and Shares ISA today. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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Mark Edington ordained and consecrated as 26th bishop of the…

first_img Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Apr 8, 2019 Mark Edington ordained and consecrated as 26th bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME House of Bishops Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Elections, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Newly ordained and consecrated Bishop in Charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Mark Edington greets the congregation April 6. Photo: Christoph Herpel/American Cathedral in Paris[Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe] The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington became the 26th bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe on April 6 at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Paris.Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry led the ordination and consecration and investiture.Six bishops acted as co-consecrators: outgoing Bishop in Charge of the Convocation Pierre Whalon, Massachusetts Bishop Alan Gates, Massachusetts Bishop Gayle Harris, Western Massachusetts Bishop Doug Fisher, Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas and the Archbishop of Utrecht of the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands Joris Vercammen.The Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands is in communion with the member churches of the Anglican Communion. The festival liturgy included 35 additional bishops, 70 priests and 315 lay worshipers.The preacher was the Very Rev. Andrew B. McGowan, dean, president and McFadden Professor of Pastoral Theology and Anglican Studies at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.Edington is the second elected bishop in charge, succeeding Whalon, who completes 17 ½ years in the post. Edington was elected on the eighth ballot on October 20, 2018. The election took place during the annual convention of the convocation in All Saints Church in Waterloo, Belgium. Edington was rector of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Newtonville, Massachusetts, and director of the Amherst College Press.The celebration began on the evening of April 5, with a farewell and welcome event that featured gift-giving and speeches lauding and ribbing both Edington and Whalon.The order of service on Saturday morning opened with five preludes—two by Durufle, and one each by de Victoria, Mendelssohn and Dvorak—sung by the American Cathedral choir under the direction of Canon for Music Zachery Ullery. Andrew Dewar, organist of the cathedral, then played an organ piece by Bach.The service differed in one notable respect from what Episcopalians in the U.S. are accustomed to. The Litany for Ordinations was sung by the cantor in English and then in the four other languages of the Convocation—French, German, Italian and Spanish. (A Spanish-language mission operates from the Church of St. Paul-Within-the-Walls in Rome.) A bagpiper had the last notes, providing the musical accompaniment to the recessional. Some of the clerics in the recession were seen skipping to the beat.Edington is a trustee of his alma mater, Albion College in Adrian, Michigan, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and political science summa cum laude; he graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts and the Harvard Divinity School. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has written frequently on the intersection of diplomacy and religion for such publications as the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Atlantic Monthly and the Huffington Post. His wife Judith is a graduate of Albion College, Boston College and Harvard Law School. She is a tax attorney.The new bishop’s background in ministry, law and foreign relations seems tailored to the role he is taking on, managing an Episcopal presence in Western Europe, which he calls the most secular place in the world. He has described this mission as “teaching the rest of the church” what it will look like in 40 years. This, in his eyes, makes the Convocation the future of the church.At a press conference April 5, Edington linked this future challenge to the Jesus Movement, which Curry has made a central feature of The Episcopal Church. This point came up throughout the weekend. In his sermon on April 6, McGowan declared that “Christendom is over, and this is not bad news. It’s good news. That’s over but the Jesus Movement isn’t over.” Turning to the new bishop in charge, he said: “So Mark, welcome and go away,” as God calls us to look out and not within, bringing the message of the inclusiveness of love to the unchurched people of Western Europe.The presiding bishop concluded the weekend with a rousing sermon on Sunday morning, challenging the packed cathedral to approach Holy Week as a time to discern love as the secret of life itself. “This love can transform us all,” he said, as if speaking not just to the convocation but to the secular peoples of Europe. Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Digital marketers combine to promote ‘Toys for Children’ at Christmas

first_imgDigital marketers combine to promote ‘Toys for Children’ at Christmas The first element of the campaign is the “Spread the Word” marketing e-mail, created by digital marketing specialists Frontwire. Frontwire is sending each e-mail as a personal invitation from each Toys for Children committee member to the contacts they have provided. The e-mail encourages recipients to find out more, view the promotional video, buy tickets for the event and make donations to the charity. Each of these options are replicated on the Web site at www.toysforchildren.org.A short promotional video clip, produced by Internet broadcasting company FlyOnTheWall, will be available in the e-mail and on the Web site telling recipients all about how supporting the campaign benefits the children. To maximise access FlyOnTheWall has made the video compatible with all three main media player formats, with two file sizes in each to accommodate broadband and analogue connections.Finally, once people have purchased their tickets they will receive a personalised invitation through the post co-ordinated by Moonpig, the Web-enabled personalised greetings card company. Justin Anderson, Managing Director of Frontwire said: “The full value of digital marketing has yet to be realised in the not-for-profit sector as a whole. But this campaign demonstrates the flexibility of the medium to make a genuinely personal appeal. By configuring the e-mails to be sent as personal invitations to known contacts we are expecting an impressive response.”Jason Gleave, Chief Executive of FlyOnTheWall, who is also a founder of Toys for Children added: “streaming media is one of the most effective forms of communication for the not-for-profit sector. We are delighted to be able to help Toys for Children by combining the effectiveness of video with the capability of the Internet as a broadcast medium to create this additional element to the overall campaign.”Nick Jenkins, CEO of Moonpig, said: “Collecting the ticket orders online enables us to merge that data directly into a personalised printed ticket that fits well with the theme of fun and toys.”The promotional e-mail was sent on 1 November 2002 to those elected by the Toys For Children Committee. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Digital marketing firm Frontwire, Internet broadcasting company FlyOnTheWall, and greetings card company Moonpig have joined forces to create an integrated marketing campaign for the charity Toys for Children. This week a personalised HTML e-mail will be used for a peer-to-peer promotion by committee members of the charity that delivers new toys to UK children in safe houses and refuges in time for Christmas and is supported by Toys ‘R’ Us.Toys for Children launched last year and collected over 600 toys for London-based children. This year the target is 1,000 toys, to be distributed nationwide. The key fundraising and toy collection mechanism is a party, themed ‘Naughty but Nice!’ which takes place on 4 December at the Fifteen05 Club in the City of London. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 November 2002 | News  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

New name for CafCash

first_imgCAF BANK was unique in its focus when it was founded in 1986: it was a bank created for the benefit of the non-profit sector with no commercial agenda. It now has over 15,000 accounts, £800 million on deposit and an estimated 10% share of the charity banking market. It is estimated that the extra interest it pays, when compared to its high-street competitors, is worth an extra £18 million a year to the sector.As well as its main current and deposit accounts, the bank now offers other value added features, including Internet Banking, an ATM cash card and QuickPay – an electronic regular payment system.The name change arose after CAF had commissioned research to help it understand its customers’ perceptions. The research revealed that charities were unable to guess the nature of the bank’s business from its name alone. CafCash Ltd, the banking subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is tobe renamed CAF BANK on 10 November 2003, in response to feedback from new customer research.Peter Mitchell, CAF’s Head of Banking Services, believes that the new name will better reflect its status as a bank that provides services exclusively to charities and non-profit organisations. He said: “The CafCash brand has served us well for 17 years, but our hope is that the new CAF BANK brand will communicate to charities, clearly and quickly, what we are and what we do. We will still aim to deliver the same high quality of service and market-leading interest rates as when we wereCafCash.” Advertisement  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 New name for CafCashcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 6 November 2003 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Financelast_img read more

No charges filed against cops who killed Jamar Clark

first_imgBy Jess SundinThe following article was published by FightBack News on March 30. (fightbacknews.org)Jamar ClarkMinneapolis — All eyes were on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman today, March 30, as he announced “criminal charges are not warranted” against police officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze for the shooting death of Jamar Clark. The room and the hallway outside were packed with Clark’s family members and their supporters, who immediately denounced his decision and called for the community to take to the streets and keep up the fight for justice.After Freeman spent some time praising himself for transparency and reviewing legal statutes related to his decision, most of his presentation outlined a one-sided police version. He claimed that Clark was acting aggressively, resisting arrest and trying to take an officer’s gun. According to Freeman, when Ringgenberg felt his utility belt slip, he told his partner that Clark was going for his gun. Ringgenberg repeatedly said, “He has got my gun,” and urged Schwarze to shoot Clark. Freeman narrated the video clips he showed, but Jamar Clark’s supporters didn’t buy his story.Pastor Danny Givens commented, “The video that I watched showed a Jamar Clark that looked concerned about his girlfriend. The video that I watched showed a Jamar Clark that looked tempered. The video that I watched didn’t show a Jamar Clark beating on the door or irate or uncontrollable. The video that I saw didn’t show a Jamar Clark resisting arrest.”Discounting more than a dozen eyewitnesses who said they saw Clark handcuffed, Freeman’s decision rested entirely on the testimony of police and paramedics. But the paramedics who were first on the scene were in their vehicle during the police confrontation with Clark. And the others arrived after he was killed. Police say they found handcuffs open, on the grass near Clark’s body, but Ringgenberg and Schwarze claim they never got them on.Reisha Williams of the NAACP said: “Whether he was handcuffed or not does not give you clearance to kill somebody. He was on the ground, he was already restrained, he had two physical men on top of him. So whether he was handcuffed or not is not the reason why he should have been murdered.”Freeman also repeated several times that Clark’s last words, as Schwarze held a gun to his mouth, were, “I’m ready to die.” His cousin, Cameron Clark, found this claim unbelievable. “I know he wouldn’t say that, and I know he wouldn’t grab a gun.” He said Jamar had a new job and was turning his life around shortly before he was killed. Giving voice to the determination of many to continue the fight for justice for Jamar Clark, he said: “We’re not running. We can’t have this. We have to get justice.”Later today, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar Clark will hold an emergency rally at 5 p.m. at James and Plymouth Avenues North, in Minneapolis. A memorial has been maintained there, the place Clark was killed. Organizers will rally with the North Minneapolis community to demand prosecution of the police. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and the Black Liberation Project also have plans for a “Post Announcement Gathering,” at Elliot Park in downtown Minneapolis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more