NBA star invests to become co-owner of RektGlobalRudy Gobert joins already star-studded ownership team of esports organisationHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 3rd October 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareEsports continues to attract attention from the traditional sporting world, this time with top NBA player Rudy Gobert investing into RektGlobal.The esports organisation has revealed the Utah Jazz star is joining the already star-studded ownership team, which includes music industry luminaries Steve Aoki, DJ Nicky Romero, Imagine Dragons, and Tainy.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Rudy’s a phenomenal fit for ReKTGlobal,” said co-founder Amish Shah. “A passionate and longtime gamer, Rudy also brings a strong business acumen and fresh ideas to the table. “As he’s been wanting to invest in esports and get more involved in the gaming industry, we are honored that he selected ReKTGlobal to partner with, and we are excited to have him on board as our first traditional professional sports athlete.”In his new role, Gobert will support the growth and continued expansion of RektGlobal, and its esports franchise Rogue. He will also co-host livestreams and deliver fan content alongside the Rogue roster.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesCEO says Paradox “can do better” as Q1 profits plummet”We are not satisfied with the quarter,” CEO Ebba Ljungerud saidBy Marie Dealessandri 12 hours agoStarbreeze’s Q1 losses shrink 95% to $505,000New CEO Tobias Sjögren says “the road ahead is clear” as Payday 3 is fully funded By James Batchelor 12 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
The dazzling husband-wife duo from Chi-town, Orchard Lounge, made a marvelous return after a mini-hiatus, on April 25 at Slake NYC. Produced and promoted by Mr. Bugsly, this event was definitely highly anticipated by all OL fans in and around the tri-state area.It’s always interesting to experience favorite performers in a venue they’ve never played before. Over months and years past, OL has spun at NYC venues such as Club 39, Hudson Terrace, Highline Ballroom, and more recently Output Club in Brooklyn. However, it was the multitude of rooms at Slake NYC that literally provided an infinite number of dance floors and couches absolutely essential for an proper Orchard Lounge set. If you’ve never been to Slake, this is a multi-room, multi-level venue with a unique vibe to each nook and cranny.Tucci got the night started with an energetically deep set in the main room, and really did a great job of warming up the crowd in preparation for Orchard Lounge. Queen B and Spencer (Orchard Lounge) arrived around 2am, and wasted zero time getting their distinctive groove started. New York City was more ecstatic than ever to have the pair back in town; an OL set never disappoints.If you’re already craving more, fear not; you can catch Orchard Lounge Sept 5-7 at Catskill Chill Music Festival in upstate Hancock, NY. [Photo Credit: Slake NYC ]
Alabama wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (13) celebrates his 34-yard touchdown pass with tight end O.J. Howard (88) on Saturday.For the first time since Nov. 1, there’s a new team atop the USA TODAY Sports 1-128 Re-rank.Clemson falls one spot to No. 2 after struggling to put away rival South Carolina on Nov. 28. The Tigers are replaced by 11-1 Alabama, which secured a spot in Saturday’s Southeastern Conference title game by defeating Auburn.There’s not much separating the two teams, and Clemson may very well move ahead of Alabama in the final 1-128 of the regular season. While the Crimson Tide will face Florida to decide the SEC, the Tigers will play North Carolina, winners of 11 in a row, in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.Follow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best. Stanford and Ohio State made impressive leaps after wins against Notre Dame and Michigan, respectively. After their second loss of the season — each coming by two points — the Fighting Irish fall three spots to No. 8.New to the top 25: LSU and Wisconsin.Out of the top 25: Washington State and UCLA.Imgur
Gaming hardware company Razer has announced the formation of a partnership with Danish organisation Copenhagen Flames.The three-year partnership will see the organisation’s players outfitted in Razer’s esports peripherals for training and competing.Image credit: RazerYann Salsedo, Head of Esports (EMEA) at Razer discussed the partnership in a release: “Team Razer is excited to enter a partnership with Copenhagen Flames. Their passion for esports and their work with upcoming talent is something that we are looking forward to supporting with our high-performance esports gear.”Copenhagen Flames has operated since 2016, perhaps best known for its time in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, though it also operates in League of Legends, Fortnite, and Super Smash Bros. It has male and female CS:GO rosters and a ‘Light the Fire’ academy project that aims to help educate and develop young talent.Steffen Thomsen, CEO of Copenhagen Flames also commented on the deal: “I can’t begin to explain how proud I am of this partnership with Razer, the premier brand of gaming hardware. From our first talks, I felt their immense passion and the way they strive for excellence, which are characteristics that mirror our own. Joining Team Razer is a huge milestone for us and I couldn’t be happier.”Razer joins Copenhagen Flames’ other partners Elgiganten, IO Interactive, Plougmann Vingtof, and Red Bull.Esports Insider says: Copenhagen Flames has a solid list of partners, mostly from within its home region of Denmark. Razer not only welcomes an international partner to the table but provides the team with a peripheral partner, something that goes hand-in-hand with any organisation.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube
The Baltimore Ravens end their regular season this Sunday at 4:25 (Thanks NFL) with a home game against the Cincinnati Bengals.This week a lot of reporters, fans, and analysts have been doing different playoffs scenarios involving the Ravens. Most of them have the Ravens playing the Chiefs in a 4-5 seed matchup. But after last week’s scare against the Indianapolis Colts, I am very hesitant to talk as if the Ravens already have the playoff spot secure. Even though the Bengals haven’t performed well this season and are eliminated from playoff contention, they are not going to roll over for the Ravens. Just ask the Lions who the Bengals played spoiler for last Sunday.The Ravens did shut out the Bengals in week 1. But they still have AJ Green at receiver which is enough to scare me, seeing as how every number 1 receiver the Ravens have faced in the past 5 weeks outside of Josh Gordon has went over 100 yards. He’s broken our heart enough in the past and I’m pretty sure he’s looking forward to doing it now. I know we do have backup plans if we do lose but lets take a closer look at those backups. If the Ravens lose, they can still get in if the Bills lose against the Dolphins OR if the Titans lose against the Jags. I am not counting on Jay Cutler to have my back so I don’t trust the Dolphins to beat Buffalo. The Jags already have the number three seed locked up and have injuries so they won’t be at full strength against the Titans.Those two games can easily go wrong for the Ravens so I think we should be locked in and treat this week’s game like a playoff game. Or trust Jay Cutler the choice is yours.Please follow and like us:
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A truck driver will spend the next three years in jail after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerousClyde bARKERdriving.Clyde Barker was sentenced when he appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge stated that the 32-year-old man on April 10, at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, drove motor lorry GJJ 278 in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of 12-year-old Ezekiel Murray.In handing down her ruling, Magistrate McGusty stated that the evidence presented to the court proved that the defendant’s account of what happened on the day in question was false.She added also that taking into consideration the fact that speeding was a major factor contributing to the accident, the injuries sustained by the deceased and the age of the deceased, the defendant was found guilty as charged. In his final words to the court, the defendant asked the court or leniency.However, the Magistrate said that a life was lost and handed down the sentence.On the day in question, at about 18:00h, the victim was walking along Friendship Public Road when the defendant’s truck slammed into him.According to information received, the lad was in the corner of the road when the driver of the canter took a sharp turn too quickly and hit the child. He was tossed into the air by the force of the impact and landed on the roadway where he reportedly died instantly.From reports received, Murray might have suffered a broken neck and other injuries. He was picked up and rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
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Plus, there was something oddly satisfying about seeing what you had physically achieved.On the flip side, I hated reporting because it took so much time and effort. In fact, statistically, reporting is actually the second biggest time sink for PPC managers. This isn’t surprising. (If you’re curious, keyword research was in first place. We’ve already covered how you’re wasting your time on keyword research here).After pouring so much time into reporting, those reports were ignored. Clients didn’t care or understand. So what was the point?But then I discovered a better way and started making reports that people actually wanted to read in a fraction of the time. You can do the same and stop hating your reporting by doing one simple thing. Stop overcomplicating it. Yeah, a groundbreaking statement there. If you read our work on easier PPC management, you’ll see that this is a common theme. But don’t worry, I’m not going to give you some inspirational yet impractical quote and leave you to go on your way. This isn’t that type of article. A data happy wonderlandOver complication of reporting comes down to two key areas: The data you’re using in the reports. How you are creating your reports. We’re about to get into the first one. Some reports look like Willy Wonka and the data factory. There are metrics everywhere you look! Which isn’t all that helpful. Make your reports simpler by selecting the data that matters. But that is easier said than done. You need to show the full picture of what’s going on, however not every campaign can be judged by the same metrics. So what do you do? Who is reading this? Take a step back. Who is this report going to? Putting yourself in the shoes of who is reading the reports will help narrow down the actual metrics that you need to use. If it’s going to a small business owner who just wants to know if the campaigns are worth it, make sure you show them the conversions and ROAS. If it’s going to a marketing manager who is intent on building brand awareness, show them the impressions and clicks. In addition, explain things to them. Tell them what these metrics mean and why they’re important – in terms that they will understand. Rather than giving people a sheet of numbers, give them value, information and context. This will help ensure that your reports aren’t just read, but that they’re used. The exact content you need will depend on who they’re going out to. These are people you will know better than us. If you’re not sure – ask them. Find out the most important aspect they check and what reports are actually useful for them. There’s no point building reports for the sake of them. If they want something particular, build that and move on. Ah. That’s much simpler. Step back from the vanity metricsVanity metrics are those that serve no purpose other than to boost your ego and make things look good. But they don’t actually deliver any actionable value and should not be included in your reports. They are a colossal waste of time. Metrics like time on site are a great example of this. If users are spending more time on your landing page, this metric might be included in your report for a boost. But this doesn’t actually show anything. Whether someone spends 2 seconds or 4 hours on your landing page doesn’t matter – the only thing that does is taking action. Most of this is about context though. If you’re trying to increase sales of a new product you’ve launched, you shouldn’t be looking at ad impressions. It delivers nothing valuable other than an odd “neat!” exclamation. So what if 5,000 people have seen the ad? Tell me how many people have bought the product. That’s what matters. And this is what your reports should be made from. Right, that’s data covered. Now let’s talk about how you’re actually building these reports. Let go of the Excel sheet reports There’s a time and a place for Excel. And I think as long as PPC lives, there will be a use for it. I never want to make another Excel report again. Time-consuming isn’t even the word. It’s fiddly. It’s ugly and it’s practically unreadable to anyone that isn’t an Excel wizard themselves. But we don’t live in the dark ages anymore. There are plenty of programs and tools that you can use that are far quicker and easier on the eyes. They also might make it more accurate too, as according to Adverity, 90% of all spreadsheets contain errors. In fact, a quick Google search has brought up dozens of options, including Sisense, Reporting Ninja, Agency Analytics and Swydo. And of course, our own platform, Adzooma. In my completely unbiased opinion, ours is obviously the best. The point is, it’s easy to find a tool that will work for you. Once you do, build templates. These will be the key to your success. Note how I used the plural here for templates. Like there’s no “one-size-fits-all” campaign, there’s not going to be one for your reports. Create templates that are for specific purposes or people so you can roll them out exactly when you need them with minimal effort. Get visualBy nature, we are visual creatures. That’s just who we are. It’s an instinct to seek out images – I’ll even bet that your eyes went to the images on this page before you read these words right?Showing your data in a visual way is every marketer’s dream and increases the chances of your reports being read. A harsh but true fact there. But there’s a difference between useful visual representations of data – and useless time-consuming gimmicks that really don’t work. It has to fit the data and make it easy to understand. You know what this doesn’t apply to? Pie charts. There are almost no PPC metrics that fit nicely into a pie chart. And yet, so many people insist on using them for everything. I’m hoping the below image will highlight this well… All joking aside, picking the right graphs is a very important thing to consider. In an ideal world, every report could look fantastically engaging with professionally designed infographics. But that’s a lot of time and budget for something that isn’t needed. You need to simplify it. Which means simple, yet visual, ways of showing the data. Generally, line graphs are some of the best options, particularly if you’re showing changes over time. This is because you can easily see with your eyes what’s happening and follow a visual story of it moving through time. Simple. Easy to understand. Efficient. Don’t underestimate how simple graphs can uncomplicate your reporting. Get the AI to do it for youSurprise, it’s another case of AI (Artificial Intelligence) saving the day. This is a recurring theme and will carry on until every business realizes that AI is an absolute necessity. Anyway, back to the point. AI is a time-saving miracle for reporting. Let me show you by guiding you through own reporting tool inside Adzooma. Here’s how it works. You go to the reporting tab in the top corner.Click the ‘Create report’ button. Add what elements you want, including text, images and even your own logo. With the data, select the exact metrics you want, in the format you need. Whether it’s a table or a line graph, the data will auto-populate from your account, saving you the job of having to find it yourself. Want to add a new page or change the layout? Just hit the buttons above. And you’re done. Save and export them as needed. One of the best features? Once you’re done – your report will be saved as a template. So when you’re ready for a new one you just have to click it. That’s it. It will automatically update itself with the new data, ready for you to send off. That’s your reporting, done in seconds. Ready to stop overcomplicating your reporting? Try our powerful AI tools for free.The post How to create PPC reports people will actually read appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: How to create PPC reports people will actually read How to create PPC reports people will actually readYou are here:
Liverpool boss Klopp fears a rampant Vardyby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is worried facing Leicester City hotshot Jamie Vardy on Saturday after the way his team defended against Red Bull Salzburg.Liverpool beat Salzburg 4-3 in a Champions League thriller at Anfield on Wednesday, but only after surrendering a three-goal lead with what Klopp described as “rubbish” defending. Klopp has warned Vardy will bag five more if there is any repeat of the mistakes that saw Salzburg come back from 3-0 down on Wednesday.“I’m sure Brendan Rodgers will think if we defend like that against Leicester on Saturday, Jamie Vardy will run around our goalkeeper and score five times!” said Klopp. “It wasn’t the goals as such, they played some great football. But we gave the ball away for the first goal, the third goal, and the positioning was just rubbish!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say