first_imgTraditional, financial organizations that have already vastly expanded their digital capabilities to meet their consumers’ needs. FinTechs and non-traditional organizations that are taking consumers from traditional financial organizations. 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Bryan In his current role as Vice President of Digital Strategies with Allied Solutions, Michael Bryan is helping to develop, implement, and champion a cohesive digital strategy in a rapidly evolving … Web: https://www.alliedsolutions.net Details What all these competitors have in common is that they have taken the time to figure out what their consumers want, and have evolved their services to meet their particular needs and expectations. 2. Member Engagement & EnablementCommunicating with your members on platforms they engage in everyday can be a huge money maker for your business.Consider how you interact with your preferred retailers today, versus how you interacted with them just a few years ago. These businesses have adapted to make life easier for you and their other customers. To successfully engage and satisfy your members, you too need to figure out what your members expect of you so you can start meeting those expectations. There are numerous communication channels you can utilize to transform and personalize relationships with your members, such as video messages, emails, mobile apps, social media posts and text messages. You don’t need to start using every single channel all at once, but you should dive into the channels that would result in the highest penetration and engagement among your members.  Leveraging information you have on hand about your members can help you to identify which channels your members would likely value most.3. Leveraging DataYou may not be aware of it, but you have plenty of data on hand about your members, you just have to know where to look and how it can be utilized. Properly leveraged data can help you establish patterns in your consumers’ behaviors at a group or individual level, so you can evolve and optimize your business strategies with your members at the forefront.Building this kind of data-driven, member-centric strategy will surely reduce your risk of losing new or current business to competitors; but you have to start now! Visit our website to learn more about how you can build a strong digital strategy that is right for your business and members.center_img Digital transformation can seem a little daunting, overwhelming, or even a bit confusing. But digital transformation doesn’t need to be a massive, expensive project taken on all at once. In fact, it should be more of a smooth transition into evolving the way in which you are already doing business with your members. Your members will continue to come to your business for the same reasons, but how and where they prefer to receive those services and interact with your business has changed. Your members – especially those among the financially active Millennial and Gen Z demographics – are expecting your business to meet their desire and expectations to expand the channels of business and communication into the digital realm.But, you have to begin this transformation, before it’s too late. There are three main reasons why your organization should start building a digital strategy right away:1. Growing CompetitionWaiting too long to begin making your digital transformation could result in losing your most relished members to more digitally-apt competitors. To keep your members, you need to compete with the growing number of organizations that are after your member base. The strongest among these competing organizations can be bucketed into two categories:last_img read more

first_imgRawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades. Rawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades.CONSTRUCTION on a Robina apartment project has been fast-tracked following strong sales over summer.Local builder and developer Rawcorp has decided to construct the two buildings that will make up Bellevue at The Glades simultaneously instead of in two different stages.Marketing Projects SEQ director Kyia Anderson said about five months has been shaved off the construction timeline for building two with the entire development tipped to be finished in September. Rawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades. Rawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades.“The rate of sales has exceeded expectations, enabling Rawcorp to bring forward the construction program for building two, which is uncommon,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“This is great news for people who have purchased in building one as they will not be moving into a construction site, and the activity on site has instilled confidence in prospective buyers.“Construction is full steam ahead with both the basement and ground floor car parks structurally complete and scaffolding now up to level two.“The whole program has been successful from site acquisition to sales and now construction.”Bellevue will include 58 apartments across two buildings, which will be connected at the podium level.center_img Rawcorp’s apartment project Bellevue at The Glades.The development, which was designed by AG Architects, will have two to five apartments on each floor. They will range from 92sq m to 168sq m internally with 23 to 105sq m balconies overlooking the skyline, rolling fairways of the Greg Norman championship golf course or the hinterland.The development is more than 65 per cent sold within six months.“Baby Boomers, downsizing professionals and first home buyers have made up the majority of sales to date,” Ms Anderson said. “There’s an under-supply in Robina and simply nothing compares to Bellevue in terms of size and quality. “The apartments are also some of the most affordable new apartments on a square-metre rate on the Gold Coast, now selling from $449,000. “Coupled with low body corporate of $62 to $71 per week, Bellevue represents exceptional value for money.”Residents will have exclusive access to a pool, gym, sauna and barbecue area. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47last_img read more

first_imgHe could play against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday – after an encouraging performance during their FA Cup defeat at West Ham on Tuesday.Klopp says Sturridge – who’s missed chunks of the past season-and-a-half through injury – has recovered well.The Reds will hope the striker can play a big part in the remainder of their campaign, which includes the League Cup Final against Manchester City later this month, a two-legged Europa League tie against German side Augsburg and their ongoing efforts to qualify for the Champions League next season.last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Editor’s note: This is the Nov. 6, 2019 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.In the scheme of the sports world, the NBA locker room is small and intimate. This becomes even more true on the road, as teams cram into visiting locker rooms, and it’s a challenge to not step on a pair of shoes, knock over a water bottle, or avoid jostling ice baths where players are resting their sore legs and feet.Reporters get to know a lot of NBA players well, and on a team like the Lakers, LeBron James and Anthony Davis talk almost every day — sometimes twice a day.But even in this close of a setting, it’s difficult to talk to everyone, especially for players down the end of the bench. As superstars draw big hordes of media craning arms to put recorders and cameras in position, others slip out of the locker room after a game relatively unnoticed. Frank Vogel was among those firmly in Cook’s fanbase: “I love that kid, you know?”Vogel had pulled on Cook’s minutes recently, but between Cook’s even-keel attitude and hope that his 3-point shooting would turn around.“Alex’s defense has been exceptional of late so he’s been getting those minutes but we’ve all been trying to make sure Quinn stays lifted,” Vogel said. “I told him when he came in, ‘Hey, every NBA game is different. I mean one night, you might get four or five minutes, the next night you’re called upon to play a bigger role.’ And that was tonight for him and he stepped up bigtime.”Cook’s 15 points and leadership during the fourth quarter rally were crucial elements. But he seemed a little averse to taking too much credit. He talked about the encouragement the five-man reserve lineup felt from the bench and how much it helped. He talked about LeBron James’ (admittedly overshadowed) triple-double as he kept the Lakers’ pulse still beating.Cook knows what a championship-caliber team is like. After the Lakers had, at one point, build a 29-4 advantage on the Bulls, I asked him how it compared to the famous dominating runs of Golden State, who almost inevitably overwhelmed opponents in the second half.“The biggest thing is there is never any panic,” Cook said. “Obviously when you’re down double-digits, coming in at halftime, it’s easy to point the finger. It’s easy to yell at each other, but (Vogel) was very positive. He was building us up. Bron was vocal. AD was very vocal. Everybody was vocal. (Rondo) was vocal. It was just staying the course, no panic. That’s what we did. We stayed the course and got it done.”KUZ EDGING BACK TO HIMSELFHow badly did the Lakers need Kyle Kuzma?The Lakers are just 20th in bench points (32 per game) and a bench theoretically stocked with shooters is just 27 percent from the 3-point line (23rd among benches in the league). At his best, obviously, Kuzma can help reverse this trend. Vogel has talked about the forward becoming a sort of super-sixth man in line with a Lou Williams or Eric Gordon-type scorer.To do that, Kuzma needs to score, which has been touch-and-go. He slumped at the start, but his 11 fourth-quarter points were huge as the Lakers flattened Chicago at the finish. He’s still shooting just 12 for 31 from the field (and 2 for 16 on threes), but he’s hoping as his leg strength returns, he’ll find more shooting consistency.“I’m kind of just a rhythm player, and I kinda found a little bit of it, and just kinda rode the wave,” he said. “As I continue to get back into game shape and mental form from a game standpoint, get my timing right, I expect it to slow down.”It was interesting when asked about Kuzma’s performance, James said he could relate. He thought Kuzma’s first half was rushed, something he ran into last year as he tried to come back from his own injury.“As a competitor and as good as he is, I tried to get it all back last year too after I tore my groin when I first came back in the Clipper game,” he said. “Your rhythm is going to be off a little bit and you just have to continue to go through it, but Kuz is going to be a great piece for our team. He showed that tonight.”CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELFAlex Caruso, too, got a big bucket down the stretch, and got fouled. The Lakers’ meme-star-in-chief got a flex in, and LeBron James came over to give him a bump.I just really enjoyed the quote Caruso gave us on that.“Yeah, Bron’s gotta watch out,” he laughed. “He doesn’t understand the physics of that. He’s got like 60 to 80 pounds on me, he’s gotta be… But he gets hype, and I get hype and we just roll with it. I did a good job of just kinda rolling out of that so I didn’t take the full hit.”In a locker room that small and intimate, it’s helpful to have a sense of humor.— Kyle GoonThanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Click-er-doodle-dooBoost from the bench – Here’s the full account from the Lakers’ 19-point comeback, which poked a hole in the premise that AD and LeBron need to be on the floor. Shadow of free agency – Anthony Davis accidentally creates a buzz in Chicago on an innocent question about his hometown team.LeBron back to his old defensive self? – The rise of the Lakers in the rankings is in part because the King is getting dirty on the defensive end.Bad News Bears – Catch up on Mirjam’s last newsletter on Dwight Howard’s impact off the bench (and more coming on that soon).Unfolding I Promise – LeBron’s school is adding transitional housing for needy families, something James has personal experience with.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersJust seven games in, Quinn Cook has been one of those players for the Lakers, and on this road trip, even moreso as his minutes shrunk under the five-minute mark for the first two games in Texas. But on Tuesday night, after helping key a 14-0 bench run that gave the Lakers a 118-112 win over Chicago, he had a moment to take some of the spotlight — and he had a few interesting things to say.It’s worth remembering that Cook has been a supporting piece of many great teams. He played at the prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, and was the senior leader on a 2015 Duke team that won the national title mostly with freshmen. After the past two seasons with the Warriors, when he went to the Finals twice and one the title once, he’s been afforded a surprising amount of perspective for a player on the back end of a rotation.He’s used to being patient. On Tuesday night, he cited influences like Mike Krzyzewski, Shaun Livingston and Steph Curry as people who have helped him find that Buddha-like balance.“I had great teammates, man,” he said. “Every stop that I went to, they were always building me up and they always told me, ‘It might not be your time, but your time is coming. Stay ready.’ Stuff like that. I’ve been fortunate enough.”While Cook hasn’t been the focus much this season, there’s been enough talk about him in the rest of the locker room to form an impression. His teammates like him. His coaches trust him. While he started in a shooting slump, and while he was displaced in the lineup by Alex Caruso’s rise and Kyle Kuzma’s return, behind the scenes others in the Lakers have remained confident of his ability to step in.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero said he was ready for action after he was substituted at half-time during Argentina’s friendly against Nigeria on November 14, 2017 © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVLeicester, United Kingdom, Nov 16 – Sergio Aguero is in contention to feature for Manchester City at Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday despite suffering a health scare while on international duty.The striker was taken to hospital as a precaution after complaining of dizziness as Argentina lost 4-2 to Nigeria in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday. City were quick to dismiss initial reports Aguero had lost consciousness after fainting, emphasising he was able to leave the stadium unaided.He returned to Manchester for further tests on Wednesday, with a drop in his blood pressure believed to be the reason that he fell ill.Manager Pep Guardiola has been keeping a close eye on Aguero since then, but he was scheduled to train with the rest of the squad on Thursday and Friday, and is expected to play some part at the King Power Stadium.Aguero was in fine form before the international break, with 10 goals in 12 games at club level for a team who have won 16 out of 17 matches in all competitions this season, drawing the other.City are starting to look unstoppable, having secured a place in the Champions League last 16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli before a 3-1 defeat of Arsenal sent them eight points clear in the Premier League.Aguero scored in both of those matches and struck again for Argentina on Tuesday before illness got the better of him, so his fitness would be of significant aid to Guardiola as he seeks to maintain City’s fine form.Guardiola will also check on the fitness of Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph, both of whom withdrew from England duty with minor injuries.Sterling had a back injury and Delph a calf problem, but both are expected to be available to face Leicester.– ‘We have won nothing’ –France left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is City’s only long-term casualty, while club captain Vincent Kompany is close to full fitness after more than two months out with a calf problem.“At the moment, when I put my boots on I feel light, I feel good, I feel as though I am not carrying an injury and that makes me confident,” Kompany said.On City’s prospects under Guardiola, the defender added: “He will be the first to say we have won nothing. Let’s not get carried away.”City will face a Leicester side playing just their third game under Claude Puel, but the new manager has already made his mark by making Demarai Gray a key figure in his side.The England Under-21 winger has started each of Puel’s first two games at the helm and performed well in both, having struggled to establish himself under previous managers Claudio Ranieri and Craig Shakespeare.“Coming from Birmingham, where I played football every week and I was looked at as one of the main players, to being in and out for the next 18 months was difficult,” admitted Gray.“I never expected to walk straight into the Leicester team, but I think I definitely had my times when I could have played. That’s my opinion, but the managers pick the team.“You could say I’ve got a point to prove, but I’m just trying to prove a point to myself and improve as a player and whatever media and stuff want to do, they can do.“I’ve had a good start under the new manager and that’s what I will carry on doing for the rest of the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more