Former chief executive of News Corp’s British newspaper arm News International, Rebekah Brooks, was released on bail early on Monday morning after being questioned over the phone-hacking scandal.The British police had arrested Brooks, 43, as part of an investigation into the allegations of illegal voicemail interception and police bribery. Brooks had resigned over the allegations at News International’s News of the World tabloid, the paper she headed as its editor at the time some of the worst offences happened. She has, however, denied knowing about the hacking. The owner of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch, 80, his son James – the chairman of News International – and Brooks would be questioned by a British parliamentary committee on Tuesday. They are likely to face angry questions from politicians about suspicions that Britain’s parliament was misled over allegations of phone hacking by one of Murdoch’s newspapers. The 10-member panel of politicians on the culture, media and sport committee would focus on James Murdoch’s admission that parliament was misled over the hacking allegations. The Murdochs had initially declined to appear at the British parliamentary hearing, but later changed their minds amid escalating political and public condemnation of suspected media abuses at the News of the World. News International had previously pinned the blame for phone hacking crimes on a single rogue reporter who was convicted in 2007.
Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Urgent reply from Philippine football chief LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The two other seeds in action beside Federer lost.Nikolaz Basilashvili, the highest-ranked Georgian in ATP history at No. 19, upset fourth-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-4, 6-1, and Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany spoiled seventh-seeded Milos Raonic’s Dubai debut 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.Basilashvili will play for a spot in the quarterfinals against defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who beat Indian wild card Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT But Kohlschreiber forced a third set between them for only the third time. In that set, Federer forced an error to break for 2-0 and held, and cruised home.“(My thinking was to) just somehow get through. Somehow try not to lose,” Federer said. “I’m very pleased I was able to find a way. I actually played a really good third set, I thought.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFederer won his 99th tour title in October in Basel, and his bid for the 100th has ended so far in two semifinals, then the fourth round of the Australian Open.Next up for him is Fernando Verdasco, the 2017 Dubai runner-up to Andy Murray. Verdasco beat Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Roger Federer’s latest attempt to win his 100th ATP singles title made a shaky start at the Dubai Championships where he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday.Federer entered the first-round match with a 13-0 record against the German, and broke in the first game to run through the first set.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war World-bound Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments MOST READ
Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Originally published Dec 1, 2009 8:30:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 The following is a guest post from Jack Napoli, who has been a member of the HubSpot community for over 3 years. With 31 years in High Tech and 26 years in Direct Sales, Customer Care & Sales Development, Jack has a lot of experience getting his messages through the clutter. He’s now a semi-retired entrepreneur and acronym enthusiast focused on Sales Education, Coaching, and Consulting. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. As Kevin Kelly, internet pop icon and co-founder of Wired magazine said in the New Rules for the New Economy, “the only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.”In this internet and media driven world we live in, we all have the same limitations when it comes to retaining information. Acronyms help your clients manage the abundance of information about you, your products, and services. They cut through the noise and communicate who you are and what you do in the most memorable fashion.Use can use acronyms to:• sell to potential clients.• expand your footprint with existing customers.• attract investors.• educate sales & marketing people.• communicate with your executive teams.I, like most people, find that retaining large amounts of information can be difficult. Information is easier to recall when written and spoken communications are grouped into nuggets of distinction. I’m an acronym lover and have been using acronyms for as long as I can remember. They are a learning tool that I’ve used throughout my schooling and my career. I swear, if not for acronyms, there would be no diplomas at any level. Now, I pass on the secret to creating lasting acronyms to you.Create Remarkable Acronyms Using the 4 R’s To become remarkable, I believe an acronym needs to have the characteristics of the 4 R’s:Retain – Is your message simplified so your audience can retain it?Recall – Can the audience recall your message in 2 minutes, 2 hours, 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 martinis later?Repeat – Can they repeat it?Research – If they cannot do the above, do they at least know what the acronym is so they can research why you are relevant in their world?Give Your Acronym Meaning, Stickiness and Legs using SIMPLEAcronyms simplify your message and make it easy for the masses to articulate your value proposition when you are not around (which is usually about 99% of the time). If your audience can’t remember what you, your reps, or champions told them after your conversation, you’ve only created more work for yourself. Use my SIMPLE acronym to help give your acronym maximum impact and longevity.Simple – Are they 3-6 characters in length?Immediate Impact – Do they communicate your competitive advantage, product superiority or customer intimacy? Meaningful – Does the acronym compliment the subject matter?Purposeful – Do you have so many acronyms that you actually dilute the overall effectiveness of your message?Lasting – Does it have quantifiable, tangible, or distinctiveness at its core so it’s value is immediate and will stand the test of time?Engaging – Does it jump out at you and your audiences so your message is remarkable?Acronyms Help the Swarm Carry Your Messages Away Acronyms are the gifts you give your swarm, so they should be SIMPLE enough for them to carry away. First step to accomplishing this is to known what information is hard for your audience to understand, then simplify that information into an acronym using SIMPLE.In his 1-hour webinar, “A CEO’s Guide To Internet Marketing,” Brian Halligan was able to educate an audience of over 4,000 on the strategies and power of internet marketing as a competitive advantage. He did this by usings acronyms to group important bits of information together. One of the most powerful acronyms he used was DARC, a method for recruiting the right people to your marketing team D – Digital NativesA – AnalyticalR – ReachC – Content CreatorThis acronym was the arrow in his quiver that focused us on the “bulls eye” of the HubSpot hiring strategy and thusly, the HubSpot message itself.Acronyms Aren’t Just Viral, They’re Also Long LastingIf you need proof as to the lasting qualities of acronyms, I turn you to one sales qualification methodology coined by a colleague of mine, Dick Dunkle, and myself over 13 years ago, which is still used in quite a few Fortune 1,000 accounts.It is called MEDDIC™: MetricsEconomic Decision MakerDecision CriteriaDecision ProcessIdentify Pain / OpportunityChampionSuccess leaves tracks. Dick and I were lucky enough to be in sales development in a company that grew from $300 million in sales (350 sales people) to over $1.0 billion (800 sales people) in 5 years. When we won, we could reconstruct the opportunity and find answers to MEDDIC™ throughout; if we lost, you could find half hearted attempts at MEDDIC™ all around the shallow, unmarked graves of the dead sales cycles. In summary, I’ll end with an acronym from one of my first Toastmasters sessions, T3:• Tell ‘em what you are going tell ‘em, • Tell ‘em • Tell ‘em what you told ‘em….and remember to always CIAO (Create, Improve, Act, Overachieve). Heh, I couldn’t resist!Webinar: Rethinking Marketing Marketing Strategy photo by thrig Learn more about how you can cut through the noise and connect with your prospects. Download the free webinar to learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine that attracts prospects to you.
Marketing in any organization serves many functions, but as a CEO, you should be concerned with a few key performance indicators (KPIs) from your marketing team including lead generation, lead quality and cost of customer acquisition. 5. Social Media Marketing Think about your key business assets. You likely think of people and equipment, but in the age of online marketing, the database is a critical business asset. The most important lesson you can take from this article is that online marketing is not only about marketing; it is about gathering, analyzing and leveraging data to improve all aspects of your business. Your customer, lead and prospect database are the lifeline of your business and should be protected and integrated into business functions outside of marketing, including customer service and product development. The internet provides businesses with more data and information than ever before, and it is the companies that understand how to best harness the power of this data that will out-perform their competition in the coming years. Major Components of Online Marketing Marketing is Making Business More Data Driven from Take a look at this short presentation and video for data that supports the success and growth of online marketing. Hiring Needs to Change HubSpot Internet Marketing HubSpot – Blogging is a multi-purpose tool for businesses. It is a simple way to post interesting information about your industry and your business and collect comments from customers and prospects. When thinking about a business blog, you should make sure it reads like a great trade magazine, not an advertisement. Business blogs help businesses develop thought leadership, drive leads, improve search engine rankings and generate inbound links. Online Marketing Data: . If you found this introduction helpful, I recommend checking out Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Additional Resources – When you search for keywords in a search engine, the links you see on the right hand side and at the top-most part of the page are paid, or sponsored results. Search engines charge businesses every time a person clicks a paid link to visit a business website. Because of this pricing, it is important to have a marketing team that is skilled at lead conversion from PPC. This will help reduce lead and customer acquisition costs. 1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) presentations – SEO refers to the process of improving your website to drive more and better quality traffic from search engines like Google and Bing. SEO has two main parts. One is on-page optimization, which is about making it easier for search engines to find and index your business website. The second part involves building authority online by working with other sites to increase the number of links that point back to your own business website, which influences how you are ranked by search engines. Marketing Strategy Over 50 Marketing Charts and Graphs , has many moving pieces. But as a CEO, you don’t need to get caught up in the details of your company’s online marketing efforts. Instead, it is your job to understand how the costs, results and data surrounding online marketing impact the overall health and performance of your business. As a busy CEO, you likely don’t have much time. Because of this, we have condensed the important elements of online marketing into a brief executive summary. If you are reading this and are not an executive, I encourage you to share it with the executive team in your organization. Online marketing helps to reduce these costs and improve efficiencies for these KPIs as well as others. To put it as clear and simply as possible, a CEO should care about online marketing because: 4. Business Blogging for more detailed information about building an online marketing-focused business. Leave the details of keyword selection, content creation and social media engagement to your marketing team. As a CEO, it is important that you understand the broader components of online marketing and how they work together to drive lead and customer growth. Topics: “Online marketing reduces marketing costs while improving lead quality and volume, and provides detailed metrics for measurement and further improvement.” As a CEO, you probably don’t find yourself amidst the tactical details of marketing, but you are likely involved at some level in the staffing of the marketing department. Understand that the skill set for today’s marketer is changing. When hiring new marketing stars for your organization, you should look for people with a hybrid set of skills. New marketing team members need to be able to create and organize compelling content like a journalist. However, they also need to understand how to connect this content with business objectives and leverage data from web analytics and customer relationship management (CRM) software to iterate and make continued improvements. These are the marketers you need to help grow your business in a world of increasing online marketing domination. Think about these skills as you interview your next marketing hire. Online marketing, or inbound marketing as well call it at 3. Email Marketing online Marketing Hubs – Social media isn’t about teenagers playing on Facebook. It is about business prospects using networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to research new vendors, learn, connect with potential partners and much more. Social media finally gives a a way to map and influence word-of-mouth marketing in a way that has never existed before. – On the web, an email address is an incredible piece of information. Email connects people with social networks, friends and businesses in which they are interested. Email marketing, like most forms of online marketing, comes down to the issue of relevancy. Does your prospect want the information you are sending them? Email marketing is one of the most cost-effective lead generation methods online, so investing in the right email service provider and email marketer can facilitate big business gains. as well as our HubSpot’s 2010 Online Marketing Blueprint Why Online Marketing Is Important Originally published Jul 13, 2010 12:30:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Social Media Statistics: 2. Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC) View more
An ecommerce marketing cartoon. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Free Download: eCommerce Marketing eBook Originally published Jan 20, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated July 03 2013 Ecommerce
or LewisHowes.com If a group already exists in your niche, Lewis recommends creating a new group but geographically focus it in your own area. On Becoming a Trust Agent with Chris Brogan What are people still getting wrong? , and a professional speaker, who covers a number of social media topics but mostly focuses on how individuals and companies can better leverage LinkedIn. Using LinkedIn for Business Best Practices with Lewis Howes Originally published Mar 3, 2011 12:01:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 A two page document that you mail into a company doesn’t cut it anymore. Linkedin Answers Podcasting for Business & Email Marketing Best Practices with Christopher S. Penn Make sure your LinkedIn profile is filled out 100%. To Join or Create? LinkedWorking This is a great way to grow your network and potentially gain a future referral or a client. How to Rock Your Facebook Fan Page with John Haydon You need something that houses all of your skills and makes it as easy as possible for the company looking to hire you to do their research. Past work experience Where to start with LinkedIn LinkedIn Doesn’t Work Give the best answer overall and DON’t sell in the answer. To grow a Linkedin Group (much like a Facebook Page) you must continually share out useful information and spark conversation with members. The headline of your profile In this episode of Inbound Now, we are joined by Lewis Howes. Lewis is the author of two books Company Pages on Linkedin The company pages are still in their infancy, but Lewis think they might “be as powerful, if not more powerful than the Facebook Page probably in the next 6 to 12 months” with some of the changes LinkedIn has on deck. This will be an interesting turn of events if this happens. Gauging Online Influence with Jason Keath of Social Fresh How to Market Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper with David Siteman Garland How to build these activites into your daily workflow Recommend one person per week. SportsNetworker.com How to leverage Linkedin Groups , founder of First define your goals. What are you doing on linkedin? Are you building an email list, or you trying to drive leads, traffic? Spend 45-60 minutes a week answer questions Add keywords in five main places in your LinkedIn profile: Bottom line: Provide value. Develop one question per week and send in to at least 50 qualiﬁed people for response. Increase the odds that LinkedIn searchers will find your profile : Linkedin Content Strategy for Groups E-mail and ask a compelling question to three people I want to know better LinkedIn is your Resume on Steroids Topics: In the specialties area . Some of Lewis’s daily/weekly LinkedIn activites include: Video in Your ProfileYou can add in video to your LinkedIn profileby following Lewis’s tutorial. For a preview of what this looks like take a look at Lewis’s profile. LinkedIn SEO The morale of the story, create a company page on LinkedIn and have it up to date and optimized. How Small Companies are Evolving with New Technologies with Phil Simon LinkedIn Marketing This is because these people set up their profile and let it sit for months and didn’t do anything with it or reach out and connect with other like minded people on the network. and For the full transcript and audio from the show head to: LinkedIn Master Strategies “When you think about it for a second, when other professionals or businesses are asking questions on LinkedIn, they have a specific pain point at that moment. How do I build a website? How do I do this, how do I do that? My IT’s down, and this and that, right? They have a specific pain point that needs to be solved right now. If you can offer them the best resource, the best answer, the best information and be extremely helpful to them, without trying to sell them but just being helpful, that’s the most targeted buyer or anyone who’s going to hire you at anytime is when they’re asking a pain question. ” “If it’s not filled out 100%, if they’re aren’t recommendations of people vouching for you, showing some social proof or creditability about what you’ve done before, you don’t have a picture, if you just don’t have anything, if you have misspellings, things like that, then it’s just going to look pretty poor. So you want to make sure you have it filled out 100%.” Leverage the Answers section of LinkedIn. In the summary This time around we chat about: Share free webinars, free whitepapers, great links, and other content that will resonant with your audience. Don’t blatantly sell, or your group is destined to suck. Follow up with a brief reply privately with the person who asked the question and let them know you would be happy to help them with anything else pertaining to the issue. On your Company Page right now you can add reviews/recommendations to your products page, add in videos, and link back to your site. Past Episodes The age old question still looms, “Should you create a group on LinkedIn or just join them?” People are raising there hands and asking a ton of questions on LinkedIn. One of the biggest complaints Lewis sees is people exclaiming “LinkedIn Doesn’t work!” Enter to win a signed copy of Lewis’s Book! Lewis recommends joining every group possible in your niche. This is to get a feel of which groups would be worth investing some time in and which are just full of spammers. When you find groups that are bubbling with thoughtful conversation, jump in and start asking and answering questions. on Twitter A Daily Workflow on Linkedin The same principles of real life networking also apply on LinkedIn. If you were to go to a networking event and not talk with anyone, do you think you would built any relationships or potential business leads? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Reach out and connect with 5 influencial people @LewisHowes Stop Marketing and Start Engaging with Scott Stratten Current work experience Connect with Lewis Online Some common mistakes to avoid
Originally published May 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 Video has quickly become one of the most powerful mediums for sharing your message: 78% of people watch videos online every week. What’s more, 55% of people watch videos online every day.But like any new marketing tactic, video needs to be done right to have an impact on your business. This means creating the right videos to be used at the right time to reach the right audience. How do you do this? Start by focusing on the buyer’s journey. The buyer’s journey is the active research process a buyer goes through leading up to a purchase. It includes three main stages: awareness, consideration, and decision. There are several opportunities within each stage to use video, and by creating different videos for each stage, you’re more likely to connect with your customers and achieve higher engagement, brand activation, and trust. In How to Use Video in Each Stage of the Buyer’s Journey, you’ll learn how to successfully incorporate video into your marketing to increase SEO and engagement, track where prospects are coming from, and ultimately grow your business as a whole. You’ll also learn:A breakdown of the buyer’s journey and where your business can incorporate videoHow to create specific types of videos to be used in the awareness, consideration, and decision stages How to optimize your videos for each stage How to improve any video content you already haveExamples from great video marketing from brands like BuzzFeed and AirbnbMuch more about growing your business by using video in your marketing! Click here to download the free interactive guide today. Topics: Buyer’s Journey Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
Don’t forget to share this post! Here are a few of my favorite Instagram filters and how they change the look and feel of a photo:Lark: A filter that desaturates reds while pulling out the blues and greens in your photos, thereby intensifying it. Great for landscapes.Moon: A black-and-white filter with intense shadows that’ll give your photos a vivid, vintage look.Crema: A desaturated filter that gives your photos a creamy, vintage look.Valencia: A filter that warms the colors of your photo, giving it kind of an antique look without washing out color completely.X Pro II: A high contrast filter that makes colors pop and adds vignette edges, giving photos sort of a dramatic effect.Lo-Fi: This filter adds high saturation, rich colors, and strong shadows to your photo. Great for photos of food.Hefe: This filter adds a vintage look to your photos with a darker border, and the yellow tone makes landscapes appear dramatic and other-worldly.Everyone has their favorites, so as you use Instagram for marketing more and more, keep experimenting and learning about your own filter preferences for every type of photo you take, whether they’re landscapes, close-ups, portraits, or something else.Pro Tip: As you begin learning your filter preferences, you can reorder your filters and even hide the ones you don’t use. To do either of these things, scroll to the very far right of your filters options and click “Manage.”To reorder your filters, simply hold your finger down on the three grey lines on the far right of the filter you’d like to move, and drag it to reorder.To hide filters you don’t use, deselect them by tapping on the white check mark to the right of the filter.5) Adjust the lux.The what? If you’ve ever edited a photo on Instagram, you’ve likely used the lux feature before, even if you weren’t sure what it’s called. It’s a feature that makes your photos more vibrant and brings out the smaller details.Once you’ve selected a filter, turn lux on by tapping the sun icon above your photo:Then, use the slider to adjust the lux, which will adjust the contrast and saturation of your photo. I usually slide it up and down until I settle on what looks best. Tap “Done” when you’re finished and it’ll take you back to the filters page.6) Use the simple editing tools.Next, open up Instagram’s simple editing tools by tapping the wrench icon below your photo on the right-hand side.From here, you can adjust a number of settings, including alignment, brightness, contrast, structure, warmth, saturation, highlights, shadows, and sharpness. I usually go through each setting one by one until I’ve adjusted the photo to my liking.To adjust each of these settings, click on the icon at the bottom of your screen, use the slider to find a “sweet spot,” and then tap “Done” when you’re done. If you adjust the slider and realize you don’t want to make any changes, simply tap “Cancel” and it’ll exit from that setting without saving any changes.Once you’ve made all the changes in Instagram’s tools that you’d like, click “Next” in the top right-hand corner of your screen.7) If you’re uploading an album on Instagram, edit each photo individually.If you’re using Instagram’s handy new feature that allows you to upload up to 10 photos in a single album, make sure to be aware of a quirk that can come up when you start editing your photos.Say I wanted to post not one, not two, but three photos of my adorable cat. I’d select one to upload to Instagram as usual, and then tap the album icon to select multiple photos at once:Choose the photos you want to use, then tap “Next:”You might be tempted to dive in and start picking a filter and editing from the list of filters at the bottom, but wait just a moment — because if you pick a filter from the menu below, you’ll apply it to all of your photos (shown below), and if you’ve learned anything in this blog post, it’s the importance of editing photos individually.Tap the Venn-diagram icon in the corner of each photo to edit it individually.From there, you can choose a filter and edit your individual photos using the tools detailed above.When you’re done with one photo, tap “Done,” and you can choose another photo in your album to edit.8) Either post your photo immediately, or save it to post later.At this point, you have two options.Option 1: Post your photo immediately.If you’re ready to post your photo now, then go ahead and post it by adding a caption, a geotag, tagging any relevant Instagram users, and clicking “Share.”Option 2: Save it to post later.If you’re not ready to post it now, but you wanted to get a head start on editing it so you could post it in a pinch, then you can save the photo with the edits you made in Instagram without posting it — thanks to a little hack.Ready? To use Instagram as a photo editor without posting anything, all you need to do is publish a picture while your phone is on airplane mode.First, you’ll have to be sure you have “Save Original Photos” turned on in your settings.Then, turn on airplane mode. Here’s how to do that:To turn on airplane mode on an Android device: Swipe down from the top of the screen. Then, swipe from right to left until you see “Settings,” and then touch it. Touch “Airplane Mode” to turn it on. Instagram Marketing Then, go back to your editing screen and press the “Share” button at the bottom. An error message will appear saying the upload failed, but rest assured the photo will be saved automatically to your phone’s photo gallery.Pro tip: If you want to edit a whole bunch of photos ahead of time so you can upload them later without much effort, one way to organize your edited photos so you can find them easily later is to add them to your “Favorites” folder on your iPhone.To add photos to “Favorites,” you’ll need to “heart” the photo. Here’s how it works: When you’re scrolling through your photos, tap the heart icon at the bottom of your screen.The photo will be added to a photo album called “Favorites” in your iPhone’s folders, which you can access easily and at any time. Since Instagram doesn’t let you schedule posts in advance, this is a great place to store edited photos so you can upload them when you need them.And there you have it! By now, you should be able to edit your Instagram photos on a pretty basic level. For more tips and tricks to take your Instagram game to the next level, check out these 15 hidden hacks and features. To turn on airplane mode on an iPhone/iPad: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and click the airplane icon. Or, go to “Settings” and then “Wi-Fi,” and switch “Airplane Mode” on. Have you ever looked through your Instagram feed and wondered how some people make their photos look just so good with just a smartphone and a free app?Whether I’m looking at mouth-watering photos posted by food brands or adorable photos of cuddly Instagram stars with four legs, I’ve had my share of photo envy.When it comes to posting on Instagram, photo quality is everything. And if you take great photos and edit them exquisitely, I promise: you will be much closer to amassing the thousands of followers you’re hoping for.Download our essential guide to Instagram for business for more helpful tips and tricks.But we have good news for you: Editing photos well on Instagram doesn’t take a whole lot of time, and it doesn’t require you using a fancy camera or software. It’s all about taking great photos and learning which filters work for which types of photos — all within the Instagram app.In this post, we’ll help you turn unedited photos — like the one on top of a Peruvian desert — into ones that are much more compelling, like the one below: How To Edit Instagram Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide1) Start with a great photo.No amount of editing will fix a photo that wasn’t shot well in the first place. When it comes to posting something awesome on Instagram, it’s all about photo quality — and that starts with a photo that’s great even before you adjust it in the app.You don’t need to be a photographer to take great photos for Instagram. All you really need is a smartphone and the willingness to learn some key tips for how to use it. Start by reading through these 18 tips for taking great photos with your smartphone. This blog post will teach you how to line up your shots using the rule of thirds, find perspective, and take advantage of symmetry, patterns, and more.2) Upload your photo to Instagram.Now that we have a photo we’re ready to work with, it’s time to upload your photo to the Instagram app. To do this, open the Instagram app and click the plus sign at the bottom center of your screen.From there, select the photo you’d like to edit from your photo album. By default, it’ll go into “All Photos,” but you can click the downward arrow next to “All Photos” at the top of your screen to open a particular album if your photo is located somewhere specific.Pro Tip: Instagram will crop your photo as a square by default, but if you want to change it to its original width, simply press the “Expand” icon (two outward facing arrows) in the bottom left-hand corner of the photo once you’ve selected it.Click “Next” to begin editing the photo.4) Pick a filter.Here’s where it gets fun. Now that you’re in editing mode in the Instagram app, the first thing you should do is pick a filter. Usually, I click through onto each and every filter, in order, and take note of which ones I like. Then, I’ll go back and forth between the ones I like until I settle on one of them. How’s that for scientific?While slapping on a filter because it looks good is one way to do it, it is helpful to play around with each filter and get an idea of its specific purpose. From Lark to Crema to Valencia to Nashville, each filter has its own personality and hues that drastically changes the photo — not only how it looks, but how it feels. Take a look at these examples to see what I mean: Topics: Originally published Oct 17, 2017 9:56:00 PM, updated October 30 2019
zoom SBM Offshore has finalized the sale of FPSO Turritella to Shell E and P Offshore Services B.V. (Shell), the company said.Shell exercised the purchase option for the FPSO in July 2017, which was followed by an operational transition period to allow for safe handover of operations.The company selling the asset is a joint-venture owned by SBM Offshore with 55 percent interest, Mitsubishi Corporation with 30 percent interest and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) with 15 percent interest.The transaction comprises a total cash consideration to the JV of USD 1 billion.SBM Offshore said earlier that the net proceeds from the sale, after taking into account the unwinding of the JV ownership and partner commitments, will primarily be used for project finance redemption and as such will decrease SBM Offshore’s proportional net debt position.FPSO Turritella has been on hire since September 2, 2016 and forms an early phase in Shell’s Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico.The vessel is the deepest FPSO development in the world and has a turret with a disconnectable buoy allowing it to weathervane in normal conditions and disconnect from the FPSO upon the approach of a hurricane.
TUSCALOOSA, AL — Hannah Faye Brown, of Wilmington, has received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama.UA awarded some 5,716 degrees during spring commencement May 3-5.With a beautiful campus, dozens of challenging academic programs, expert faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth, The University of Alabama is a place where legends are made. UA offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Alabama via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To President’s List At University Of AlabamaIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To President’s List At University Of AlabamaIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To Dean’s List At Alabama UniversityIn “Education”