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Purplebricks now a ‘superbrand’ alongside Rightmove and best-known agents

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Purplebricks now a ‘superbrand’ alongside Rightmove and best-known agents previous nextMarketingPurplebricks now a ‘superbrand’ alongside Rightmove and best-known agentsHybrid agency has made it into official list of best brands in the UK after being named as one of the ‘fastest growing’.Nigel Lewis15th April 20191 Comment80,208 Views Purplebricks has made it into this year’s business and consumer Superbrands list published over the weekend in the Guardian newspaper, handing the hybrid agency a major coup in its attempts to establish itself as a household name.The list is compiled each year by canvassing firm Dynata for Superbrands and this year it polled 2,500 UK adults, alongside a voting council of business experts.Both groups were asked to judge over 3,000 brands and this year several property industry names were picked out to join the Superbrands list of the best, which is in its 20th year.As well as Purplebricks, the other new entrant is Rightmove while familiar names from previous lists include JLL, Savills, Knight Frank and Strutt & Parker.All the property industry brands join an august list of British business and consumer names for 2019 including Barclays, British Airways, Odeon, P&O Ferries, Rolls-Royce, Sainsbury’s and TSB.“This index surfaces quite a different set of brands,” says Stephen Cheliotis, Chair of Superbrands UK.“Established titans like FMCG brands Coca-Cola or Gilette are replaced by rising disruptive [ones] such as Netflix and Purplebricks.”Cheliotis also reveals that Purplebricks is the 13th fastest-rising consumer brand in UK for ‘gaining relevancy’.All the companies included in the list were judged on the output of their brand and marketing activity and how it is perceived by their customers.  Firms, who do not pay to enter the competition, are also picked based on their brand’s quality, reliability and distinction.knight frank Purplebricks Strutt & Parker Rightmove Savills Superbrands UK April 15, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 28th April 2019 at 11:24 pmPurplebricks is certainly a strong brand, and stands out, and does spend millions on brand awareness. But, unlike Coca-Cola it has never made a penny profit since it commenced trading.Also, and this is the most interesting part of their branding – Purplebricks instead of saying it is the best agent, or gets the vendor the best price, instead knocks other rival estate agents by saying that it does not, unlike the competition charge commission.Regarding relevancy, I think it is a moot point that a company who asks clients to pay for a service upfront, sale or no sale, is a company that has increasing relevancy, as clients who fail to sell, will not be advocates of the company as the company/brand ages.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

USS George Washington’s Biggest RAS

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS George Washington’s Biggest RAS The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its largest replenishment-at-sea (RAS) for the 2013 patrol with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), Nov. 30.While RAS’s are nothing new to the Sailors aboard George Washington, the ship received nearly 700 pallets of supplies at once, three times the amount of a standard RAS. This produced a unique and rare challenge for the Sailors of the ship’s supply department.“The biggest challenge was trying to move all these supplies around as quickly and safely as we could.” said Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Damon Candelarie, from San Leandro, Calif. “It involved a lot of cooperation and effort from everyone. For most RASs we normally have around 200 Sailors helping, however, we needed more than 300 for this one.”George Washington conducts approximately three to four RASs over the course of a month while on patrol under normal operating conditions. Due to certain circumstances, the ship was forced to skip some of them.“Since we were busy operating in the Philippine area to help with [Operation Damayan], we weren’t able to get supplies for the ship regularly,” said Senior Chief Logistics Specialist Hai Tran, George Washington’s shipping and receiving leading chief petty officer. “The supplies we would’ve got piled up, so once we could do a RAS we ended up taking everything all at once.”In order to move the supplies to where they belong, each pallet had to be air lifted from Charles Drew’s flight deck to the drop zone on the fantail of George Washington, taken from the drop zone to the hangar bay via aircraft elevator where they were processed and sorted to be sent to various storerooms.“Once the pallets get to the hangar bay we have to sort and catalogue each one,” said Candelarie. “After that, we have to take them down to the proper storage place, which takes about another day or so to finish.”Safety plays a huge role in large ship evolutions like replenishments-at-sea. In order to finish the mission without incident, like any other mission, every Sailor must keep their head on a swivel and maintain good safety practices.“To safely execute a large evolution like a RAS, training and planning play crucial roles,” said Cmdr. Richard Morrison, the ship’s safety officer. “Our procedures are written in blood, knowing and following them is essential. Planning helps anticipate and prevent problems before they occur. But above all else, everyone must be alert and keep searching for hidden dangers.”George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Press Release, December 04, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this article December 4, 2013center_img USS George Washington’s Biggest RAS Training & Educationlast_img read more

Holcomb announces appointments to the new Governor’s Workforce Cabinet

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced 13 appointments to the state’s Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, a new group created during the 2018 legislative session to assess and realign Indiana’s workforce development programs and services.“We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and tens of thousands of unfilled jobs across the state,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Now is the time to move beyond planning and strategy and take urgent action to help more Hoosiers learn the skills they need to secure great jobs. This cabinet brings together the right people with the right mission to accomplish our goals.”The governor made the following appointments:Jená Bellezza (Crown Point), vice president of strategic partnerships and branding for the Indiana Parenting InstituteAmy Brown (Elkhart), vice president of Flexible Concepts, Inc.Jason Ells (Indianapolis), senior vice president of Custom ConcreteChristine Ernst (Indianapolis), president of Trans-Plants, Inc.Mark Kara (Hobart), assistant to the coordinator for Local 150 Operating EngineersPaul Perkins (Jeffersonville), president of Amatrol, Inc.Brad Rhorer (Lafayette), senior manager of Subaru of IndianaRebecca Schroeder (Albion), president of Whiteshire HamrocBob Stutz (Indianapolis), CEO of Salesforce Marketing CloudAlan Taylor (New Albany), director of career and technical education for Prosser Career Education CenterTony Vespa (Indianapolis), founder of Vespa GroupBruce Watson (Fort Wayne), director of facilities for Fort Wayne MetalsMaurice Coates Jr. (Evansville), president of CK UnitedIn addition to assessing and aligning the state’s workforce programs and services, the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will also develop the state’s first career coaching and navigation program and assess career and technical education outcomes.Other cabinet members outlined in state statute include:Governor’s Workforce Cabinet Chairman Danny LopezSecretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair MiloIndiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Fred PayneIndiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa LubbersIndiana Economic Development Corporation President Elaine BedelIndiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormickIvy Tech Community College President Sue EllspermannVincennes University President Chuck JohnsonThe cabinet will meet every other month. Meeting dates have yet to be determined.last_img read more

Finalists selected in President’s Challenge

first_imgHarvard University today announced the selection of 10 teams of finalists in the 2013 President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship.“The President’s Challenge encourages students from across the University to unleash their creativity, apply their knowledge, and turn their ideas into solutions to the world’s most pressing problems,” said President Drew Faust, who created the challenge last year. “The 10 finalist teams have demonstrated extraordinary ingenuity and commitment, and I look forward to seeing their projects evolve over the course of the semester.”Teams of students and postdoctoral fellows were asked to focus on problems in one of five areas: learning, health, energy and environment, disaster preparation and relief, or the arts. The proposals from finalists ranged from an online platform supporting law enforcement agents in the disruption of criminal networks to a venture dedicated to the invention of original artistic works about personal genetics and health.This year’s President’s Challenge finalists were selected from a pool of 127 applications by a panel of Harvard faculty and alumni, organized by judging committee co-chairs Provost Alan Garber and William Sahlman, the Dimitri V. D’Arbeloff — MBA Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration.“In the second year of the challenge, even more students are proposing impressive projects that can have a dramatic impact in the world,” said Garber. “As the i-lab [Innovation Lab] has taken root in the entrepreneurial community, these student teams are tapping into available resources and exploring their own creativity, and their ideas are flourishing as a result.”“These teams brought their thoughtfulness and passion to create ideas with the potential for far-reaching impact on people here and across the world,” said Sahlman.Each finalist team will receive a $5,000 grant and dedicated space in the i-lab, and be paired with an expert mentor to further develop their solutions.  One winner and up to three runners-up will be announced in late May.The teams represent a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Each of the University’s Schools was represented by at least one team leader, and most teams have members from several Schools.Teams were selected from each category, with more finalists in the learning and health categories based on the volume of submissions in those fields. The finalist teams are:In the learning categoryEmpowerment Through Integration is an outreach program that seeks to encourage disadvantaged, blind youth to explore and achieve their career goals while combating the social stigma against blindness. The idea was borne out of founder Sara Minkara’s experiences as a legally blind person in Lebanon, and the alarming disparities she found in the support provided for the blind in different countries around the world.Zen Way Inc. strives to disrupt the standardized test preparation market and higher-education application processes by offering free and low-cost tools for online self-guided study. Their tool, based on an algorithm, personalizes the test prep experience, starting with the LSAT, for standardized test-takers. It aims to increase access to high-quality educational material regardless of the user’s financial resources.Flume is a Web tool to crowdsource expertise from participants around the world and at all levels of expertise to build and maintain a highly detailed, current map of the human genome. Users will have a better understanding of the genome and enable a more open scientific community benefiting academic research, industrial applications, and biological education.In the health categoryHealio is a mobile app that allows doctors to remotely monitor their patients’ wound-healing progress through a detailed, time-lapse pictorial record, enabling medical care providers to maintain a higher quality of care while reducing the number of costly follow-up visits.PlenOptika is a venture producing a low-cost handheld device that prescribes glasses with the click of a button, removing one barrier — the acute shortage of trained professionals — to obtaining appropriate eyeglasses in remote or low-income areas.Quantamerix is a group inventing a low-cost diagnostic device that will eliminate the need for large centralized labs to process the millions of newborn screenings that are skipped every day. Currently only one in four newborns worldwide is tested for easily treatable diseases, and Quantamerix wants to dramatically raise that number.In the arts categoryKartis is an interactive social Web platform coupling mapping with a social network to overcome barriers to collaboration. The real-time map of the nonprofit sector will show where current needs are being served, where they are unmet, and where collaboration between complementary services could be fostered to maximize impact and increase the efficiency of delivering aid.Sightline Productions is a group of artists, scientists, and educators who are passionate about creating impact through the production and sharing of original artistic works focused on genetics and health. By bringing people’s stories to life, they hope to impact both those who have something to tell and something to learn.In the energy and environment categoryTerraTek is a social enterprise that focuses on helping individuals, municipalities, and communities determine their existing land rights in a transparent and secure manner, to settle disputes and map and organize property rights in developing countries.In the disaster preparation and relief categoryNucleik has developed an online information management system that reduces the time law enforcement spends on information collection, management, analysis, and reporting by 90 percent, giving police officers more time to protect neighborhoods. For more than six months, Nucleik’s system has been used with successful results in Springfield, Mass. (a city experiencing gang-related problems), and by the Massachusetts State Police.On May 6, the finalists will present their ideas to the local and Harvard communities at Demo Day. The grand prize winner and runners-ups will be announced by Faust in late May, when they will take home a share in the $100,000 purse. They will continue their residency at the i-lab, with dedicated workspace, mentoring, and access to expert resources throughout the summer.The President’s Challenge is one of three challenges hosted by the i-lab. Applications for the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge and Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge are in the final stages of the initial judging rounds.“It’s so inspiring to see so many student teams coming from across disciplines to leverage each other’s strengths with the common goal of effecting real change both locally and globally,” said Gordon Jones, managing director of the i-lab. “The high level of student participation across the three challenges shows that the entrepreneurial presence within the Harvard student community is strong and growing.“The challenges represent a great opportunity for students to test their ideas while still in an academic environment. We are working to resource these and all Harvard students in growing their ventures and adding skills to their professional tool kits to take forward into their careers,” Jones added.last_img read more

Othello: The Remix Will Give Shakespeare a Beat Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows GQ, Postell Pringle and JQ in the Chicago production of ‘Othello: The Remix'(Photo: Michael Brosilow) Othello: The Remix America’s Founding Fathers may be rapping on Broadway, but off-Broadway, the Bard’s spitting rhymes. GQ and JQ—the Q Brothers—will bring their hip-hop telling of Othello, titled Othello: The Remix to off-Broadway. The production, produced by John Leguizamo, will begin performances on October 25 at the Westside Theatre. Opening night is set for November 17.The Q Brothers (a.k.a. Gregory and Jeffrey Qaiyum) will also direct and star in the piece. This marks ther third adaptation of Shakespeare, following Funk It Up About Nothin and The Bomb-itty of Errors. Their additional shows include A Q Brothers Christmas Carol and Scratch and Burn.Othello: The Remix takes the writing of Shakespeare and places it over original hip-hop beats, proving the Bard was the original mater of rhythm and rhyme. In addition to GQ and JQ, the cast will feature Postell Pringle as Othello, as well as Jackson Doran and DJ Supernova.The show was originally commissioned by The Old Globe Theatre in 2012. It has since played Edinburgh, German, South Korea and Chicago, where it recently played a return engagement to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.Get a taste of the production below!center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017last_img read more

U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Seized 375 Kilograms of Cocaine

first_imgBy Dialogo February 22, 2013 Operating as part of Operation Martillo, the U.S. Coast Guard seized 375 kilograms of pure cocaine hidden in the fake bottom of an outboard boat that was sailing on international waters off the coast of Ecuador on January 21. The mission, with a Diálogo reporter onboard, detained three drug traffickers, to be taken to the relevant authorities once their nationalities were established. After a short pursuit, the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team (LEDET) onboard the U.S. Navy guided-missile frigate USS Gary detained the suspicious vessel without using force. LEDET members seized the cocaine and captured the alleged criminals, then sank the small boat as a hazard to navigation. The confiscated drugs are worth about US$27 million. “These types of seizures are part of our regular job during Operation Martillo. We managed to do it without using the helicopters onboard the frigate, since the USS Gary’s speed … was enough to intercept the criminals,” said the officer in charge of the U.S. Coast Guard LEDET onboard the frigate. The USS Gary is using its sophisticated radar, night vision and heat detection equipment to locate suspects by literally “sweeping” its way through a 300-kilometer range, to detect any type of vessel or aircraft circulating within that area on international waters. “This time, the vessel we detained was slightly bigger than a rowboat,” Gary’s commanding officer, Cmdr. James E. Brown said. “Our systems are capable of easily detecting such a low-profile boat, with such a large drug cargo.” Operation Martillo has been very successful in the Caribbean, “and with the cooperation of regional partner nations’ Armed Forces, along with the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) strategies, we are also monitoring the Pacific area to detect criminals smuggling people, drugs, and weapons, and enforcing the corresponding law,” Brown stated. Operation Martillo is a coordinated strategy for regional security to counter organized crime in Central America, not only in the Caribbean, but also in the Pacific, with the participation of 14 countries: Canada, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, The Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.last_img read more

Tram leads race down Purley Way

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Excise Arrest 71 This Weekend At Ball State

first_imgMUNCIE, In. – Students are back on campus at Ball State University and so are the Indiana State Excise Police.Police arrested 71 people this weekend on a total of 88 charges, including illegal possession of alcohol, false statement of age, resisting law enforcement, furnishing alcohol to a minor and possession of false ID.There were 47 people arrested Friday and another 24 Saturday.Fall semester classes start Monday in Muncie.last_img

Lambert closer to Reds switch

first_img Having helped Saints to two promotions and then impressing in the Premier League, he admits he will leave St Mary’s with a heavy heart. He said: “There’s lots of emotions as you can imagine so it’s something I need to address and obviously I will address all parties when I get the chance.” Liverpool are also understood to have made an improved offer of £25million for Lambert’s Southampton team-mate Adam Lallana after having an initial £20million bid rejected. Southampton and England striker Rickie Lambert appears a step closer to completing a move to Liverpool after undergoing a medical on Merseyside. The Anfield club are understood to have agreed a £4million deal for the 32-year-old, who was once on their books as an academy player. Liverpool are thought to be keen to complete a deal before Lambert heads to England’s pre-World Cup training camp in the United States on Sunday. Lambert told Sky Sports News: “The medical went well but as you know I can’t say anything. “I’ll speak properly about it, hopefully, very shortly. “It’s been a crazy football year to be honest, the way it’s carrying on.” Lambert was asked if he had spoken to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard about the move while with him on England duty over the past week. He said: “I’ve spoken to Stevie a while ago, but I’ll speak properly on Monday.” News of Lambert’s impending move to his boyhood club came as a surprise when it emerged on Thursday evening. Lambert was released by Liverpool at the age of 15 in 1997 and was later shown the door by Blackpool after moving to the Lancashire club as a trainee. He did eventually turn professional and played in the lower divisions with Macclesfield, Stockport, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers before finally flourishing at Southampton. Press Associationlast_img read more

Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-paid female athlete

first_imgLONDON: Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in the world, topping American great Serena Williams.According to the Forbes magazine, Osaka earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Williams, setting an all-time earnings record for a female athlete in a single year. Maria Sharapova previously held the record with $29.7 million in 2015. Since Forbes began tracking women athletes’ income in 1990, tennis players have topped the annual list every year. Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, ranks No. 29 on the 2020 Forbes list of the world’s 100 top-paid athletes while Williams is No. 33. The complete Forbes list, due to be released next week, has not featured two women since 2016, the magazine says. The ascension puts an end to a decisive winning streak for Williams, who has been the world’s highest-paid female athlete each of the past four years, with annual pre-tax income ranging from $18 million to $29 million. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has collected almost $300 million during her career from endorsers that have swarmed the 38-year-old star. IANS Also Read: We’ll be ready for Virat Kohli & boys this time: Pat Cumminslast_img read more