On Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor. This year, the Rock Hall inducted Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone in addition to “Early Influencer” Sister Rosetta Tharpe.The Killers‘ frontman Brandon Flowers was perviously tapped to give the induction speech for The Cars, one of his biggest early influences. However, he wound up playing a much bigger role in the show than expected, as The Killers opened the ceremony with an un-scheduled performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “American Girl” (complete with “Free Fallin’” vocal quotes) in honor of the recently-departed rock legend, who himself was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.As Flowers told Rolling Stone, “To pay tribute to Tom Petty who has just done nothing but enrich our lives, and then for me to get to induct the Cars into the Hall of Fame, I mean, this is a hell of a night for me. People don’t realize how New Wave Tom Petty was. You don’t associate him with that movement at all, but a lot of those videos, and even some of the sentiments in the songs and the way that they’re presented were very New Wave. And then he obviously evolved, which, he was so great at that.”Below, you can watch The Killers’ show-opening tribute to Tom Petty at the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony below:The Killers – “American Girl” (Tom Petty cover) – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Killers are set to headline a number of large-scale festivals this summer, including Boston Calling, BottleRock, Bonnaroo, and Firefly. For a full list of The Killers’ upcoming tour dates, hit the band’s website.[H/T Rolling Stone]
One of my favorite things to do when I attend a conference is to spend some time talking with credit union marketers. I love to hear what’s going well, but I also enjoy helping them troubleshoot the problems that are keeping them from success. In talking with those credit unions that have a marketing department of one (sometimes it’s just the CEO!), I’ve discovered that they all encounter a few common obstacles on a regular basis. As we head into the time of year when marketing plans are traditionally drafted and approved, here are three tips to help you avoid those same hurdles:Don’t schedule a meeting with every skilled ad rep that sends you an email or walks into your branch. They know exactly which buttons to push to get that meeting—and eventually your signature. Before you agree to meet with them, ask them some specific questions to determine whether they’re offering a product or service that lines up with your goals or simply trying to sell you the marketing package-of-the-week.Don’t become a “Cocaine Advertiser.” Cocaine advertising is the phrase I use to describe the desperate tactics you might be tempted to employ when loans are down or membership growth isn’t as robust as you’d like. You settle for the quick high that comes from doing lines of whatever marketing gimmick is being pushed at the moment. The rush of activity might make you feel like you’re accomplishing something, but in the end, all you get is a temporary fix. Instead of taking this short-sighted approach, look in the mirror and identify the internal issues might be keeping your credit union from success. Then, adjust your marketing accordingly.Craft the right message by speaking to your ideal member. What struggles are they having? What media are they consuming? What truly matters to them? Capture their interest by talking about them, not you. The headline is the primary source of your success. Rather than pushing your credit union’s name, use this simple, powerful marketing tool to communicate how you can make your ideal member’s life better. Remember, people only care about who you are AFTER they discover what you can do for them. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details There’s a fourth tip, but it only matters if you’ve followed the first three. The tip? Be consistently patient. You can earn people’s trust, but they tend to grant it slowly and carefully. Marketing is not a silver bullet or lipstick to dress up a pig. It takes consistent effort to learn where you can reach your ideal member and persistent focus to figure out how to meet them there on a regular basis.
Last Updated: 8th October, 2019 12:57 IST WWE RAW: Highlights, Results And Audience’s Take On The Latest Episode The latest episode of WWE RAW brought some interesting twists and turns in their storyline. Read more to know about the RAW results and the audience’s reactions Raj Sarkar Written By After a disappointing end to the latest PPV Hell In A Cell main-event, WWE started the week with an interesting episode of Monday Night RAW. SmackDown’s FOX debut has further clarified all the doubts regarding latest WWE drafts and it seems that WWE is ready with a great roster before the upcoming PPV The Crown Jewel. WWE RAW had some of the most cheeky and twisted storylines this week with Lana and Bobby Lashley continuing their love story in the opening segment. The duo shocked Rusev and the WWE fans by sharing a cosy moment together on the bed. The fans were already disturbed by the disappointing Hell In A Cell and it seems that they did not like the latest episode of RAW too. While a lot of fans loved former WBC Champion Tyson Fury’s feud with Braun Strowman, some said that the Gypsy King is useless in WWE. Tyson Fury wanted an apology from Braun Strowman for attacking him at Hell In A Cell but Braun showed no signs of regret and the two got into a tiff inside the ring.Also Read- WWE Hell In A Cell Results: The Viking Raiders, Strowman Beat The OCWWE RAW ResultsNatalya defeated Lacy Evans in the Last Woman Standing match Also Read- WWE Raw: Results And Highlights Of WWE Event After Hell In A CellAudience reactionsThe WWE fans were not quite impressed with the latest Monday Night RAW. The audience showed their disappointment over twitter and wanted to point out WWE’s mistake for not bringing up Seth Rollins or Bray Wyatt in the latest episode of RAW. The love-segment of Lana and Bobby Lashley also faced a lot of criticism from fans. Also Read- Brock Lesnar’s Nightmare Cain Velasquez not Signed By WWE: Reports FOLLOW US The Viking Raiders defeated Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Asuka and Kairi defeated Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair The O.C defeated The Lucha House Party LIVE TV Also Read- WWE Hell In A Cell Results: The Viking Raiders, Strowman Beat The OC Aleister Black crushes The Singh Brothers: Raw, Oct. 7, 2019 Aleister Black defeated The Singh brothers THIS SHOW IS TERRIBLE. NOT ONE SINGLE MENTION OF THE ABOMINATION LAST NIGHT, AS IF FANS ARE STUPID. #WWERaw— Brian Pinter (@b_pinter23) October 8, 2019 COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman feud First Published: 8th October, 2019 12:57 IST WATCH US LIVE