Watch Idina Menzel Talk Doing That ‘Witchy Thing’ and More

first_img Star Files The still blonde Idina Menzel stopped by Good Day L.A. on April 29 to chat about her upcoming world tour and more. After explaining she continues to do that “witchy thing” when belting “Defying Gravity,” the Tony winner went on to discuss the face touching incident with John Travolta at this year’s Oscars. “I felt bad for my make-up artist!” Menzel joked. The Broadway superstar also talked about the importance of co-parenting her son Walker with her ex hubby Taye Diggs. Check out the interview below and then go see Menzel in person when she (hopefully!) visits a city near you!Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzellast_img

How ‘Geofencing’ can drive mortgage lending performance

first_imgGeofencing is a location-based service in which an app or other software uses GPS, RFID, Wi-Fi or cellular data to trigger a pre-programmed action when a mobile device or RFID tag enters or exits a virtual boundary set up around a geographical location, known as a geofence.For example, your Starbucks app on your mobile device can trigger a “Starbucks location is nearby” alert when your driving within a certain distance of one – a geofence, if you will. This trigger or alert allows you to make a decision to go or not to go buy a latte. But it also subtly keeps the Starbucks name top of mind, letting you know there’s a Starbucks in the vicinity.Like Starbucks, many retailers have geofencing capabilities built into their apps to trigger notifications when you’re in the area or within “their virtual fence.” Again, it’s a fantastic marketing tool to generate more business on the chance that the alert will prompt you to stop by their particular store and shop.These triggers/notifications can also have marketing messages incorporated, letting the recipient know of a sales, discounts, or any other promotions currently running.Here are some geofencing uses with possible credit union applications:Social networking: One of the more popular uses for geofencing involves integrating with popular social networks. Location-based filters, stickers and other shareable content are all made possible with geofencing. Whether you’re using a promoted filter at a concert, using a custom-made filter for a friend’s birthday or uploading to public, location-based stories, it’s all thanks to these virtual perimeters.Credit unions can do the same with their social media network presence. Sharing community stories, promotions, product offerings, news, etc.Marketing: Geofencing is ideal for businesses to deliver promotions, sending an alert right as you come within range of the store. Apple does this very well with their store app. More specifically, geofencing helps organizations target ads with audience segments to discover what efforts work best based on a user’s location habits.Your credit union can do the same with geofencing, which could be used at branches to market new promotions to members as they approach a specific branch – keeping the credit union and its offerings top of mind. In this case, a mortgage lending promotion during the spring home buying season would be ideal.Audience engagement: Geofencing is also used to engage audiences at live events, such as concerts, plays, fairs and more. For example, a concert might use a geofence to crowdsource social media posts or deliver information about the venue or event.For credit unions, engaging members for a sponsored community event like a football game, beach clean up, paper shredding event, chili cook off, etc. is perfect to keep it top of mind for members.Geofencing will only get better and better as the technology improves – which means good things for credit unions. Imagine a member who is in the market for a new home visiting open houses on a Sunday. Geofencing could alert your credit union that this member is looking and send a notification to them, letting them know about the latest rates and loan packages or even get pre-qualified, if they aren’t already.How are you using geofencing capabilities? Let us know; we’d love to hear and share. 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Alison Barksdale Alison Barksdale is the Assistant Vice-President of Marketing for CU Members Mortgage and has worked in the field of marketing since 2000. Her various positions within the field of marketing … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Paul Merson names the three Arsenal fixtures that will decide the top-four race

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 7 Apr 2019 10:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link784Shares Sorry, this video isn’t available any more.Merson added to Sky Sports: ‘Arsenal have also got a bit tighter at the back and I think they will get a massive win here.‘They have hard games left with Everton, Leicester and Wolves away.‘They are games you would not be surprised if they lost but you also wouldn’t be surprised if they won quite comfortably.‘That’s Arsenal. If you are a fan that’s what you have to live with for the next six weeks, but they played some good football on Monday against Newcastle and we know they can do that.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesArsenal have been in superb form at home this season and Emery says the ‘challenge’ for his side is to replicate those performances on the road.‘For us it’s a big challenge. We want to achieve the same good performances as when we play at Emirates Stadium,’ he said.‘We have confidence now but we know it’s very difficult and I think it’s a long way until the last matches.‘Each match is worth three points, like Sunday against Everton, which is the most important. We know other clubs will take a lot of points.’MORE: Dwight Yorke explains how Manchester United can beat Barcelona Arsenal Premier League fixtures Everton (a) – April 7Napoli (h) – April 11Watford (a) – April 15Napoli (a) – April 18Crystal Palace (h) – April 21Wolves (a) – April 24Leicester City (a) – April 29Brighton (h) – May 4Burnley (a) – May 12 Former Arsenal and England forward Paul Merson (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson believes Arsenal’s away matches against Everton, Leicester City and Wolves will decide the Premier League top-four race.With just over a month of the 2018-19 campaign remaining, Arsenal find themselves fourth in the table, one point behind north London rivals Tottenham.Unai Emery’s side can move above Spurs on Sunday when they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton.And Merson believes Sunday’s fixture is one of three that will determine whether Arsenal qualify for the Champions League or slip outside of the top four.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘This is a massive match,’ Gunners hero Merson said when asked about Arsenal’s trip to Everton. ‘Arsenal have got five away games left from seven.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think they can afford to lose one game, when you can do that you want to make sure it’s not the first one of the seven otherwise that puts you under real pressure.‘Everton rinsed West Ham last week and if it wasn’t for Lukasz Fabianski I don’t know what the score would have been.‘But I don’t forget how bad Everton were in the first half against Chelsea before and if they play anything like that I think Arsenal will blow them away as they are very good going forward.’ Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Comment Paul Merson names the three Arsenal fixtures that will decide the top-four racelast_img read more