3 tech trends to help you improve member experience

first_imgWhether your company is “customer-obsessed” or you’re earlier in that journey, improving your customer experience often starts with finding and fixing pain points. From the fix-it stage and beyond, it’s important to explore technology solutions that can help fuel innovation.In the financial services industry, the Finovate conference showcases how fintech can help companies transform, and our live blogging from the September 2015 event unveiled many compelling offerings. Here we’ll highlight three top tech trends that could help you can make it easier for customers to do business with you.1.   Using technology to create a smooth welcome experienceHave you journey-mapped the customer experience of opening a new account? Do your customers have to fill out a lot of paperwork to get started? You may be shocked at how many steps new customers need to take. To set the stage for a more positive relationship, Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions can help you simplify the onboarding experience.As Jim Marous of The Financial Brand noted, Adobe “demonstrated how financial institutions can transform current complex paper forms and document transactions into much more engaging digital experiences, on any device.” continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fulton County, which includes most of Atlanta, is expected to finish counting its ballots overnight.

first_imgThe fact that ballots remained uncounted on Wednesday came as little surprise. Voters were allowed to deposit absentee ballots in county drop boxes until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The process of counting them is labor-intensive, involving manually removing ballots from envelopes and, in some cases, subjecting them to human review.- Advertisement – But there were also unwelcome surprises, most notably a pipe that burst Tuesday morning in State Farm Arena, the stadium where the Atlanta Hawks play basketball and where Fulton County was tabulating votes. The plumbing failure, announced by county officials late Tuesday night, delayed the counting of an estimated 50,000 ballots.The Trump campaign, which has been challenging election results in several counties and states, announced a lawsuit Wednesday over 53 absentee ballots in Chatham County, Ga., that suggested they may have arrived too late to be counted.In a news conference Wednesday morning, Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, said that the largest number of outstanding ballots — which at that point numbered more than 60,000 — were from Fulton County. About 50,000 ballots had been from DeKalb County, a Democratic-leaning area that also includes part of Atlanta, and roughly 7,000 ballots were from Forsyth County, which voted heavily for Mr. Trump in 2016.- Advertisement – Mr. Raffensperger, a Republican and supporter of Mr. Trump, said he would pressure county officials in the state to complete their tallies on Wednesday. Across Georgia on Wednesday night, the margin between the candidates continued to narrow. About 33,000 votes separated the presidential candidates, with President Trump leading Joseph R. Biden Jr. by less than one percentage point, with about 49.7 percent of the vote.The closely contested presidential race in Georgia, which awards 16 electoral votes, underscored the fact that this Deep South state, once a reliable Republican stronghold, has become a legitimate battleground.center_img ATLANTA — In a nail-biting scenario whose resolution could help determine the winner of a tumultuous presidential race, the elections director in Fulton County said Wednesday that Fulton — the state’s most populous county, which encompasses most of Atlanta — is expected to finish counting absentee ballots overnight. The counting in Fulton County, which is a Democratic stronghold, may not end until after midnight, the director, Richard L. Barron, said Wednesday. “As long as it takes, we are going be here,” he told reporters.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Guinness Football Challenge Season III launched

first_imgParticipants of the Season 3 of the Guinness Football Challenge stand a chance of winning $250,000.On the night of Friday 28th September, amidst great drama and anticipation, the mystery of the BLACK BOXES were revealed when they were dropped across Accra, by Guinness, to celebrate the launch of Season 3 of the football challenge.The boxes contained gold bars to represent the above mentioned amount that could be won by lucky candidates.The show, which has excited audiences across Africa over the last two years, is back for an incredible third season and this time it’s going to be even bigger as it goes Pan-African.Over the past two years, the GUINNESS FOOTBALL CHALLENGE has inspired millions of Ghanaians as they witnessed their countrymen taking home thousands of Ghana Cedis from the TV game show phenomenon.In Season 3, there will be a grand prize fund of up to $250,000 up for grabs, as Guinness gives football fanatics the chance to join the table of men and show what they can do for the opportunity to compete for their country. In a new twist to the show, fans across Ghana will have the opportunity to try out and represent the nation to find out who is Made of More and has the skill and knowledge to go all the way to be crowned Pan-African champions.Contestants from Cameroun, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will be flown to South Africa where they will be pitched against each other for a chance to win this life-changing sum of money.To kick off season 3 in true Guinness style, Ghana’s number one stout is searching for football lovers who have what it takes to represent the nation on a Pan-African stage.Agnes Essah, Marketing Director Guinness Ghana Breweries said during the launch, “We are calling on all Guinness and football loving fans who have what it takes to join the table of men and represent Ghana on a Pan-African stage where we will give them the chance to realise their dreams by winning big in the new Guinness Football Challenge.”“If you and your team mate have the knowledge and the skills and are ready for the challenge, step up and meet us at our recruitment events and play for your country – one of you will need to demonstrate great skill with a ball at your feet, and your partner should know everything there is to know about the beautiful game. This year, there is definitely more at stake so we need all you talented, passionate football fans out there to take part. We can’t wait to see you all there!” As was the case in the past two seasons, each team of two persons will be screened and go through a series of challenges to see if they can ‘Play for Your Country’ and be crowned Pan-African champions.So football loving duos who are 18 years and above should come along to the GUINNESS FOOTBALL CHALLENGE recruitment events taking place in:o Woezor Park, Ho – 6th Octobero Jubilee Park, Sunyani – 20th Octobero Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi – 27th October o Jubilee Park, Takoradi – 3rd Novembero Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Obra Spot, Accra – 10th NovemberFootball lovers, who want to try out for the show, should also sign up to Guinness’s exciting new mobile social community for football lovers, GUINNESS VIP, for more details. Sign up at m.guinnessvip.com on your phone or computer or SMS the word ‘YES’ followed by your date of birth ‘dd/mm/yy’ to 1759. Please note that it is free to sign up to GUINNESS VIP, but the usual data roaming and SMS charges may apply.last_img read more

Bundesliga starts testing players amid restart hopes

first_imgPlayers would be subject to strict hygiene measures, including testing for the virus every few days.German Chancellor Merkel chairing a video conference with the premiers of 16 states on Thursday with the Bundesliga set to be discussed, but a final decision is only expected next week.According to German daily Bild, defending champions Bayern Munich, who were four points clear when the league was halted in mid-March, were among those who started testing Thursday.Other clubs are expected to start testing in the coming days. BVB captain Marco Reus Berlin, Germany | AFP | The German league confirmed Thursday that clubs have started testing players for the coronavirus as part of plans for the Bundesliga to resume next month.Testing for the virus, which has so far claimed over 6,000 lives in Germany, is a key component in the plans to restart the Bundesliga in stadiums without spectators.The DFL confirmed to AFP subsidiary SID that regular testing has begun in the top two leagues amid hopes matches could be played from as early as May 9 or May 16.However, the league still needs the go-ahead from Angela Merkel’s government to resume.The labour ministry, which has approved the plans, has demanded each player be tested twice before clubs resume team training, having so far trained mainly in smaller groups.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more