Finding the good as Facebook cracks down on promotional posts

first_imgby: Carolee BennettRemember when we said you may have to pay to have your financial services content seen on Facebook? At the time, we were responding to the decline of organic reach on the popular social network. In fact, changes in organic reach dropped so significantly early last year, the trend earned a dramatic name: Facebook Zero. It meant that brands that had enjoyed free exposure of their content needed (in most cases) to start paying to promote that same content.Though the latest news from Facebook – “Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands” – is creating buzz again about paid advertising, the announcement really just expands upon what Facebook explained last year.In December 2013, Facebook told businesses they would notice changes in distribution of content (including a drop in organic reach) so that items in news feed would be “as interesting and timely as possible” for users. It advised page owners to “continue using the most effective strategy to reach the right people: a combination of engaging page posts and advertising.”Now, Facebook is putting a finer point on it: in January, it will begin adding “new volume and content controls for promotional posts.” What does that mean? According to Facebook’s newsroom, “overly promotional” posts are posts that:“solely push people to buy a product or install an app;”“push people to enter promotions and sweepstakes with no real context;” and/or“reuse the exact same content from ads.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Mike Dean’s referee stats as he takes charge of Leicester City vs Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisement Match referee Mike Dean. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)Mike Dean has been a leading referee in the Premier League since 2000 and he has gone on to take charge of over 450 fixtures in the league.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starHe was promoted to the FIFA international referees’ list in 2003, which allowed him to take charge of various European clashes.In 2008 he officiated one of his biggest matches when he took charge of the FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Cardiff City.One of Mike’s biggest matches so far this season was Arsenal’s 4-2 victory agains Spurs, where he awarded two penalties during the game.ADVERTISEMENT Mike Dean’s referee stats as he takes charge of Leicester City vs Manchester United Comment Daniel MackrellSunday 3 Feb 2019 10:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img Referee Mike Dean shows a red card to Jan Vertonghen on 2 December 2018 (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)Who is taking charge of Leicester City vs Manchester United?Mike Dean will be taking charge of today’s match.He will also be joined by assistant referees Ian Hussin and Darren Cann, as well as David Coote who will be the fourth official.MORE: Manchester United board ready to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £200m transfer budget if he gets job permanentlyMORE: Anthony Martial returns to Manchester United squad along with injury doubt Paul Pogba for Leicester City clash Mike Dean regularly takes charge of Premier League fixtures (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)What are Mike Dean’s stats?Mike Dean is one of the most experienced referee’s currently working the the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementSo far he has taken charge of 471 Premier League matches, issuing 1713 yellow cards, 47 second yellow cards and 50 red cards.He has also awarded 156 penalties during his time officiating matches in the league.The 50-year-old has officiated in numerous international competitions, including Euro and World Cup qualifiers as well as Europa League and Champions League fixtures.He stepped down from the FIFA international list in 2013 once he reached the mandatory retirement age of 45.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMike Dean Premier League 2018/19 statsMatches officiated – 18Yellow Cards – 77Second yellow cards – 4Straight red cards – 5Penalties given – 6 Advertisementlast_img read more

SWAN Berates North West Governors for Their Attitude Towards Sports

first_imgConsidering the unifying and developing roles of sports in Nigeria and being an effective tool to take youth away from crime and other vices, SWAN urge North West governors to take sports development seriously to fully maximize its positive impacts in the society.SWAN in the North West zone call for better synergy between our various sports ministries and sports councils in the zone and sports writers, to engender smooth working relationships as their works are complementary.SWAN North West Zone commends Kano State government for its efforts  in developing sports and sporting  activities in the state and in Nigeria. We also commend Kaduna State government for not relenting in developing sports in the state, while we urge for greater efforts and improved funding of sports in Kaduna State and other North West states.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) North West Zone has condemned the complacent attitude of some North West Governors to. sports development.Speaking in a communiqué issued after its meeting on Tuesday in Abuja, jointly signed by its Zonal Vice President, Ado Salisu and Zonal Secretary, AbdulRaheem Aodu, SWAN expressed shock at the inability of Katsina State government to send its athletes to the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja despite their impressive performance at the zonal eliminations in Kaduna.SWAN North West zone also berated Jigawa State government for not supporting any sportswriter to the Abuja Festival notwithstanding the vital roles of promotion that sports writers play in sport development.last_img read more