Arthritis Research UK appoints Tug to develop online campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 26 April 2010 | News  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  51 total views,  1 views today Arthritis Research UK has appointed search marketing agency Tug to deliver an online advertising campaign for its latest campaign Starting with Arthritis. The campaign aims to help raise awareness and provide support for families with children suffering from juvenileidiopathic arthritis (JIA), which affects 15,000 children and teenagers in the UK.Tug will be developing and implementing a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign designed to increase online donations and direct people’s searches for information and help on arthritis and JIA to the Arthritis Research UK main site and the Starting with Arthritis microsite.As part of the campaign Tug will also help raise awareness of Major Phil Packer’s London Marathon Challenge. Major Packer, who sustained severe spinal cord injuries whilst serving in Iraq, set out to walk the Virgin London Marathon in 26 hours, helping to raise money for 26 charities, with Arthritis Research UK as one of the chosen charities.Gabriella Iafrate, Community & Events Fundraising Manager of Arthritis Research UK said: “With PPC playing an ever increasing role indriving website traffic, we want to bring our campaign to as wide an online audience as possible so that they can benefit from all the information and support that Arthritis Research UK has to offer.”www.tugsearch.co.uk Arthritis Research UK appoints Tug to develop online campaign Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital pay-per-click AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

IORP Directive could create ‘monster reporting system’

first_imgThe QIS results have revealed big differences in the way individual EU countries have set up their occupation pension systems, he said.He said it depended on many things, such as local agreements between employer and employee organisations, taxes and state pensions systems, as well as history.“For that reason,” Hansson said, “we do not know how the Pillar I will be set up, and it’s too early to tell the impact. Anyway, it will be hard to have one system that fits all.”If such a system is still the intention, then there needs to be a deeper understanding of the impact and the value for the beneficiaries before the directive is designed and implemented, Hansson said.“Many of the IORPs are quite small and purpose built to generate maximum efficiency to their members,” he said.“Why should the beneficiaries in an IORP accept reduced efficiency for a one-size-fits-all system?”Asked about his expectations for pillars II and II of the directive, Hansson said: “The risk is once again that a one-size-fits-all reporting system will add all individual local government requirements to a ‘monster reporting system’ that only reduces the efficiency for the members of the IORPs.”Pensions are the future income for many people, he said, adding that, as such, they have to have a secure way of delivering expected values at low cost. The head of Sweden’s Sparinstitutens Pensionskassa (SPK) pension fund has warned of dangers if the upcoming IORP Directive incorporates a one-size-fits-all set of rules for pension funds in the EU.Peter Hansson, chief executive at the SEK22bn (€2.5bn) pension fund for Swedish savings institutions, said there was a risk the directive would lead to a “monster reporting system” that would end up making pension funds less efficient for their members.Hansson said it was not known what the first pillar of the new IORP Directive would eventually look like.“Generally, the problem is that we do not know,” he said in an interview in German blog Leiter-bAV.de.last_img read more

Leon Balogun joins Wigan on loan

first_imgRelatedPosts Leeds record first Premier League win in seven-goal thriller Leeds host first Premier League game after 16 years EPL: Salah nets hat-trick as Liverpool beat Leeds in seven-goal thriller Wigan Athletic completed the loan signing of defender Leon Balogun from Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the 2019-20 season, subject to EFL, Premier League and FA approval. Balogun, 31, completed the move late on Deadline Day and is unavailable for Latics’ clash at Leeds United on Saturday. The Nigeria international signed for Brighton in 2018, having spent his career in Germany, featuring in the Bundesliga for Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Mainz 05. With over 200 career league appearances and 32 international caps to his name, Balogun brings useful experience to Paul Cook’s defence for the final 17 games of the season.Tags: Deadline dayFortuna DusseldorfLeeds UnitedLeon BalogunWiganWigan Athleticlast_img read more

West Genesee, Marcellus lacrosse drop sectional title games

first_imgBut it was an eight-minute stretch of the second period that turned the game into a romp, B’ville striking for six straight goals to cap off a 9-0 run that displayed all of the team’s skill and depth.Adam Davis found the net less than a minute into the period. Wilcox, Connor Steria, Mike Tangredi and Spencer Wirtheim all scored, too, before Davis returned to complete his hat trick with 3:25 still remaining in the half.And B’ville didn’t feel content, even with a 10-3 halftime lead. Bolton dominated the third quarter, scoring three times as he ultimately matched Davis with four goals apiece, Davis also getting a pair of assists.Wilcox topped them both with a team-high five goals as Wirtheim, the catalyst for the Bees’ attack, dished out six assists and Braden McCard managed four assists.Only on occasion did WG find a shot past B’ville goalie Dan Stehle, who stopped 17 of the 23 shots he faced. Max Rosa had three goals, with Dattellas scoring twice and Nick Louise earning the other goal. Alex Rosa got two assists.Hours later, it was the turn of Marcellus to try and end its long wait for a sectional championship, dating back to when the varsity program started in 1987.Waiting for them was LaFayette, after its 13th sectional title. The Lancers were only a .500 team in the regular season and had lost, 11-10, to the Mustangs on April 11, but had caught fire in the post-season.LaFayette had stunned state no. 1-ranked Skaneateles 8-7 in the sectional semifinals earlier in the week, partially because it used a stingy zone defense to shut out the Lakers in the first half before hanging on late.Here, the shutout lasted a whole lot longer. In fact, the Lancers did not allow a goal until Matt Connell finally put Marcellus on the board in the game’s final minute.By then, the outcome was long settled, with the Mustangs on the receiving end of a comprehensive performance by LaFayette that few opponents could have topped.Any time Marcellus had the ball, it had to deal with LaFayette’s mixture of zone and man-to-man looks that proved confounding. Only nine shots flew on target, eight of them stopped by Collin Dix.Rob Seeley made eight saves of his own, but even he could not keep the potent Lancers attack from steadily wearing Marcellus down, as it was 5-0 at halftime and LaFayette scored seven times in the third quarter to put it away.Trevor Hill scored six times to lead LaFayette, with Zach Delaney adding three goals. Reid Jackowski and Mason Homer each had two goals as Dylan Lyons got a goal and four assists. The Mustangs’ season ended with a 12-4 record.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story West Genesee’s quest involved trying to turn around two regular-season defeats to B’ville. In the second of them, the Wildcats led going into the fourth quarter, only to have the Bees surge late and prevail 14-10.A bit of encouragement was found early. When Anthony Dattellas and Max Rosa netted back-to-back goals in the middle portion of the first quarter, the Wildcats took a 2-1 lead.  But it didn’t last long.Less than a minute after Rosa’s tally, B’ville’s Brendan Wilcox converted to tie it 2-2, and when Austin Bolton followed it up a goal (one of two he had in the opening period), the Bees led for good. While the West Genesee boys lacrosse team attempted to add yet another Section III title to its long and rich championship legacy, Marcellus was trying to reach this plateau for the first time in program history.Neither of them would get there, denied by opponents playing at a high level.The Wildcats were turned back 18-6 by Baldwinsville in the sectional Class A final Friday night at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium, while the Mustangs were overwhelmed by LaFayette 16-1 in the Class D title game at Liverpool High School Stadium.center_img Tags: boys lacrosseMarcellusWest Geneseelast_img read more