A Hull fan says he was told he would be removed unless he stopped texting targets OFF New job Today, at half time I was told by an ‘under cover security guard’ that if I continued to text about the football match at the KCOM stadium I’d be ejected from the ground. A confused thread…#hcafc #readingfc— Daniel Mawer (@skintnortherner) August 10, 2019“At half time a man in casual gear followed by a steward, came up to me and said ‘tell me what this says’ holding a badge up that said security. I said (spoiler alert) ‘…security?’“He then explained he’d been watching me text throughout the first half, he asked what I’d been texting (in a not so friendly manner).“I felt on edge telling a stranger what I’ve been texting, felt a bit invasive, and I felt uncomfortable saying I’d been innocently texting opinions on the match and my thoughts on what was happening to friends and family.“My Dad explained we text friends the score. The man said if we continued to do so we’d be ejected from the ground. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest 1 The English Football League has issued an apology to a Hull City fan who was threatened with ejection if he carried on texting.Daniel Mawer was involved in an encounter with an ‘undercover security guard’ during the Tigers’ 2-1 win over Reading on Saturday. Getty Images – Getty Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ FAREWELL deals LATEST “On initial review of this particular incident all procedures and protocols were followed, but clearly there is still some work to be done to ensure these checks are conducted appropriately and sensitively.“It’s never the intention to offend and for that Football Data Co and the League offer its apologies to the supporter affected by this random spot check.”In a viral Twitter thread, the Tigers supporter explained what took place in the encounter that left him ‘on edge’.He tweeted: “Today, at half time I was told by an ‘undercover security guard’ that if I continued to text about the football match at the KCOM stadium I’d be ejected from the ground. Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Mawer claimed he was told that he would be ejected from the KCOM stadium if he continued to text.It is believed the fan was spoken to as part of a crackdown on unauthorised data gathering at EFL matches.Hull City are now liaising with both Mawer, the club’s own security company Superstadium Management and Comsec.An EFL spokesman said: “The Comsec scout spotting programme is managed by Football Data Co in collaboration with the league and its clubs.“Access is provided at matches for Comsec representatives to operate and identify potential infringements. This is nuts: https://t.co/cuQND13C8c— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 10, 2019“When we asked why, he said there’s trouble with people notifying betting companies/or gamblers of events at a match so they could cash out/make a bet void.“So basically he was assuming I was some sort of gamblers informant at the KC Stadium (when I was just texting my girlfriend dumb stuff about Tom Eaves’s hair).”His Tweets caught the eye of Match of the Day pundit Gary Lineker, who responded by saying: “This is nuts.”The Football Supporters’ Association were among those to tweet support to Mawer. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January
Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Optimized store landing pages: An important part of local search strategyAug 22, 2017 by Tony EdwardHow can brick-and-mortar stores improve the online experience for both users and search engines? Columnist Tony Edward says the key lies in strong local landing pages.How to improve your SEO with user-friendly interlinkingAug 22, 2017 by Kristopher JonesSure, backlinks are important, but columnist Kristopher Jones makes the case that internal linking is also a critical component of improving your website’s search engine optimization and user experience.The 3 undisputed truths about lead nurturingAug 22, 2017 by Seth PriceContributor Seth Price discusses how automation, content marketing and eliminating limits to follow-ups will improve the success of your lead nurturing efforts.Martech enablement series: Part 3 — Assembling your team membersAug 22, 2017 by Peter LadkaIn his third piece in a nine-part series, contributor Peter Ladka takes a look at the similarities between a race team and a martech team, explaining how to model your team to help it win in the martech enablement race.Navigating the disruptive world of martechAug 22, 2017 by Marketing Land StaffThe Martech Power Pack helps you understand the complex convergence of marketing, technology and management.Why your brand should obsess over its customers, not its competitorsAug 22, 2017 by Mike SandsColumnist Mike Sands believes brands need to take a page from Amazon and put their customers — and the data they generate — at the center of all business decisions.P&G fought online advertising, and online advertising wonAug 22, 2017 by David RodnitzkyProcter & Gamble last month slashed its digital ad spend over bot concerns. But columnist David Rodnitzky says online advertising isn’t broken, and pulling ad spend isn’t the answer.ShareIQ can now generate ad-targeting segments of users who have interacted with brand imagesAug 22, 2017 by Barry LevineThe company says this is the first image-based segmenting, and that it can also create groups of users who have looked at competitors’ images.LinkedIn officially rolls out native video uploading worldwide, but not for businesses (yet)Aug 22, 2017 by Tim PetersonLike other social networks, LinkedIn videos will autoplay without sound. Unlike other social networks, LinkedIn will break down videos’ audiences.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsHow to Measure Social Selling to Improve ROI, MarketoUnderstanding Analytics and Adwords Discrepancies, Clix Marketing PPC BlogBusiness IssuesMedium will now pay writers based on how many claps they get, The VergeContent Marketing5 Effective Ways to Amplify Content, Vertical MeasuresContent Types That Generate High-Quality Leads, MarketingProfsWhere to Begin When It’s Time to Edit Your Content, CopybloggerE-CommerceDo You Have the Chops to be a Top Ecommerce 3PL?, Multichannel MerchantFor success on Amazon and eBay, don’t follow others, Practical EcommerceEmail Marketing8 Reasons Why Email Campaigns Are Still the Most Effective Form of Marketing, Movable Ink BlogThe best email campaigns of the 2017 eclipse, My EmmaGeneral Internet MarketingInfluencer Marketing: 3 Top Challenges and an Overview, MarketingProfsLet’s Talk About The Brand Safety Tax, AdExchangerNo, Your Brand Isn’t Too Big for Thought Leadership, Convince and ConvertInternet Marketing IndustryMyScript Introduces Cloud Sync for Nebo App, PR WebSigstr Secures $5M Series A to Build the Next Generation Marketing Platform, Business WireZyme Hires Veteran Tech Executive Paul Carmody to Manage Products and Solutions, ZymeMarTechDigital transformation: It’s not a destination, EconsultancyIs Blockchain The Best Solution For Ad Tech’s Most Pressing Problems?, AdExchangerWalmart and 9 Food Giants Team Up on IBM Blockchain Plans, Fortune.comMobile/Local MarketingHow brands can and should be using proximity data, Mobile MarketerSMS for Business and Marketing Communications: Trends & Stats, MarketingProfsWhatsApp adds colorful text status updates, just like Facebook, VentureBeatSocial MediaFacebook and Twitter Now Have Original Content, but Can Viewers Find It?, eMarketerFacebook launched a dedicated tab for Safety Check, The VergeThe Q3 2017 Sprout Social Index, Sprout SocialVideoFacebook and Twitter Now Have Original Content, but Can Viewers Find It?, eMarketerReport: AdColony’s interactive video platform ups engagement by 43%, Mobile MarketerVideo Content Marketing: Cheap and Easy Ways to Get Started, Top Rank Marketing BlogFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: Store landing pages, lead nurturing & LinkedIn video Posted on 23rd August 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Store landing pages, lead nurturing & LinkedIn video Marketing Day: Store landing pages, lead nurturing & LinkedIn videoYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019
(AP) – A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner’s rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal injection.Russell Bucklew was put to death Tuesday evening at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was Missouri’s first execution since January 2017.Bucklew looked around and twitched his feet beneath the sheet as he lay on the gurney just before the lethal injection. He suddenly took a deep breath and all movement stopped. There were no outward signs of distress.Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had denied clemency for a convicted killer hours before the man is scheduled to be put to death.Defense attorney Cheryl Pilate confirmed Parson denied clemency.Bucklew was convicted of killing Michael Sanders in 1996.He suffers from cavernous hemangioma. He has blood-filled tumors in his head, neck and throat. A permanent tracheostomy in his throat helps him breathe. His attorneys said in the clemency request that if one of the throat tumors bursts, Bucklew could choke to death.The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for the execution in April; Pilate didn’t say if any last-minute court appeals are planned.
Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra is on a short break after clinching a quota place for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Munich last month. When he wrote on Twitter bang in the middle of the Incheon Asian Games in 2014 that he was going to be a “fun shooter” there was a huge sense of disbelief.As a man of few words, it’s difficult to read Bindra. Yet, deep down the shooting world knew it would be tough for the 2008 Beijing air rifle gold medallist to stay away from the ranges. Since the time he saw shooting as a competitive sport for the first time at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Bindra has been hooked to the sport.”I have been in the sport for two decades and I won’t be doing it if I wasn’t enjoying it,” Bindra told Mail Today on Saturday.There are times when you speak to Bindra and get the impression he doesn’t want to talk too much about what he does on a day-to-day basis. He is a private man and there is only one success mantra he has – train hard with complete focus.Ask Bindra to compare the previous four Olympics he competed in – Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London – and he is prompt in replying “there is risk now.”The word “risk” may sound hard to comprehend but what he means is that the pressure is always there.”Athens and Beijing was different,” he says, meaning he could soak in the pressure more easily.advertisementBut within a minute, Bindra admits he takes these “risks” as he enjoys it on a daily basis. Being away from home and spending hours at the ranges can be boring and tiring. Prior to the Munich World Cup, he trained abroad for five weeks and despite suffering from back trouble, sealed India’s fourth quota place for the Rio Olympics.Asked about the big day in Rio next year, Bindra said being in the air rifle competition was like “jumping into fire for two hours.”For those not familiar with shooting as a sport, that’s the atmosphere in the indoor hall where over 50 marksmen stand in a freeze frame, squeezing the trigger gently and then seeing which innermost ring is hit on the target.In India, Leander Paes keeps talking about possibly playing in his seventh Olympics. Leander was a bronze medalist in 1996 at Atlanta while Bindra won an individual gold for India for the first time 12 years later.In Bindra’s case, he knows if he is going to be present in Rio, it’s not just for statistics.He believes he has a chance to win an Olympic medal once again, though coming back to “risk” he said “a Formula One driver” takes more risk in his life daily!