Maybe we’re sad because we were already living lives of dystopian isolationAda CalhounMar 24 · 7 min readIllustration: Laurie RollittEverywhere I went on tour for my new book this winter, I saw people looking down at phones, headphones on, in their own little worlds. In everyone’s phones — mine too — were orders for groceries, clothes, takeout. And above our heads were ads for the latest workout craze, in which you stare at yourself in a mirror that talks to you.And this was life before quarantine.What’s ironic about life during the pandemic is many of us were, essentially, socially distancing ourselves already. That’s in spite of the fact that we are social animals who thrive connected to a community.No wonder we’re all so lonely and anxious. And the solution, we’re often told, is simp
Company announcement no 5-2020Annual report for the period January 1 to December 31, 2019 as approved by the Board of Directors. Highlights Roll out of Konsolidator’s platform and software: The effects of the digital marketing strategy are beginning to materialize regarding increased traffic on the Konsolidator website and an increase in inbound sales meetings*With the digital marketing strategy, it is possible to reach new markets more efficiently. Sales meetings can now be held online as well as the onboarding can be performed onlineKonsolidator signed the first German customer in Q4 where the sales meeting was online. The customer onboarding process will also be onlineKonsolidator is active with customers in five countries. Konsolidator’s geographical expansion runs faster than
Do you have a limited digital marketing budget and you want to promote your business online on a long term basis?If your reply is in yes then what option you are left with to reach your customers most effectively.The answer is “Inbound Marketing”.Inbound Marketing strategies are great in making repeat customers and statistics show that the probability of selling to a repeat customer is 60-70% while the probability of selling to a new customer is 5-10%.It builds brand awareness and affinity in a very cost-effective manner.So, before putting customers into attract-to-delight funnel, you need to prepare that funnel properly.Let’s briefly discuss what inbound marketing is and what the actionable inbound marketing strategies for a startup and small business are.What is Inbound Marketing?Inbo
If there’s one thing I’ve come to learn, it’s this: Life isn’t always easy or fair. Oftentimes, it’s a matter of taking each day one at a time, and doing the best we can to live our lives to the fullest. In all honesty, though, it’s probably one of the hardest things to do. To keep trudging in spite of whatever is going on, in spite of the uncertainty.Right now, we are all in the same boat. Working from home in less than optimal situations, in self-isolation, watching the news daily only to feel anxious and stressed. How do we get through this and live our best lives even when times are tough?Here are a few tips that will help.Taking some time for yourself is an essential piece of the puzzle in finding motivation. Photo courtesy of Getty Images1. Take a step back and think of what you C
Sophomore Brandon Barnes studies outside Feb. 2 between Franklin Hall and the Indiana Memorial Union. Chris Meno, Counseling and Psychological Services associate director, recommends students schedule breaks to help them stay motivated during remote learning. Sarah Zygmuntowski ...
Self-help books can be quite beneficial when it comes to those who want to make a career change, improve their mental health or even start clearing out their space. Whether it’s one or all of the three, we’ve gathered the best self-improvement titles for you to start reading. From Marie Kondo‘s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up that landed her a TV show on Netflix, to Mark Manson’s viral The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, have a look through the list below and discover our top eight picks. If you’re looking to add more to your lineup, don’t forget to check out our roundup of the best sci-fi, fiction and art books here.
Twitter's announcement last night serves as an early warning that digital marketing is not immune to the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Despite a clear uptick in social media growth (Twitter reported a 23% growth in year-on-year "monetisable daily users"), the platform is being hit by reduced adspend as brands pause or pull marketing activity generally. Nevertheless, performance marketing could also come to the fore now as people live more of their lives online and consume digital channels for which marketing activity can be measured and optimised. The problem is that so much of performance activity involves driving online users to offline behaviour, such as visiting shops or attending events, which is now impossible for an increasing number of sectors of the economy. It'...
Before the plague ends, expect an end to what plagues workers and capital.Expect people to stop listening to speakers who conflate passion with profundity, intensity with intelligence, enthusiasm with enlightenment. Expect motivational speakers to go the way of so many televangelists and online preachers, sermonizing to cameras instead of congregants; repenting to millions instead of offering a dollar or dime of recompense; filibustering for time, and wasting ours, instead of using their time to think about their crimes of arrogance, pride, certainty, lust, and greed. Crimes of injustice, regardless of what our judicial system allows, because it is wrong to abuse workers by requiring them to listen to or repeat nonsense from ministers in T-shirts and jeans—from men without collars
Image: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images Bongi Ntuli of AmaZulu has scored 12 league goals so far this season but it was not enough to earn a Bafana call-up. In-form AmaZulu striker Bongi Ntuli, 28, is undeterred by his recent Bafana Bafana snub, vowing to score more goals to win the heart of coach Molefi Ntseki. Despite his impressive return of 12 league goals for Usuthu, Ntuli wasn't picked for Bafana's back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Sao Tome and Principe that have since been indefinitely put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. As he and SuperSport United's Bradley Grobler are the only locals in the top five of the Absa Premiership scoring charts, many had expected Ntuli to get the nod. The Usuthu striker and Grobl...
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Company announcement no 5-2020" data-reactid="12">Company announcement no 5-2020Annual report for the period January 1 to December 31, 2019 as approved by the Board of Directors.<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Highlights" data-reactid="14">HighlightsRoll out of Konsolidator’s platform and software:The effects of the digital marketing strategy are beginning to materialize regarding increased traffic on the Konsolidator website and an increase in inbound sales meetings*With the digital marketing strategy, it is possible to reach new markets more efficiently. Sales meetings can now b