Facebook Pinterest Facebook TAGS By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Flipp Retains Alida to Help Drive Continued Growth Through Customer Experience WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleCapitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breachNext articlePrude’s family says videos show crime; Officers say no Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Alida (formerly Vision Critical), creator of the world’s first CXM & Insights Platform, today announced that Flipp, a North American leader in retail technology, has selected Alida to better understand its users, their shopping habits and to make strategic business decisions informed by direct customer insight. “Over the past three years, Alida has been a critical partner in helping elevate Flipp’s customer experience practice. Alida’s cutting edge platform and world-class customer success team have enabled my team to drive tremendous impact for Flipp,” said Dave Chen, Director of Consumer Insights at Flipp. “By delivering relevant and impactful insights in a timely fashion, we’ve been able to continue to grow and remain competitive in the market.” The Alida platform will continue to support the fast-growth of Flipp by allowing them to proactively understand the deeper ‘how’ and ‘why’ of its continuously evolving customer behaviours. Flipp can further contextualize this behavioural data and make all teams — from product and sales, to marketing — more empowered to make customer-centric decisions. “Flipp focuses on what matters most to them – their customers. They’ve been able to reinvent the way people shop through better understanding their customer’s opinions and motivations on a continuous basis,” said Ross Wainwright, CEO at Alida. “They’ve made many strategic business decisions that keep their customers at the centre of everything they do and I know our partnership will continue to drive value, brand loyalty and growth for their savings and deals app.” Alida helps customer-centric brands create a consistent flow of deep customer insights through its digital insight community product, Alida Sparq. Brands will be able to use a relationship-based approach to progressively profile and segment customers at every interaction, producing rich customer insights to make decisions with their customers, not for them. Customer truths like motivations, preferences, and beliefs are translated into actionable data points. With Alida’s full CXM & Insights Platform, brands turn customer truths into actions that improve customer experience, accelerate innovation, increase revenue, and mitigate decision risk. About Flipp Founded in 2007, Flipp is a retail technology company that is reinventing the digital shopping experience. The largest retailers and brands in North America use the Flipp marketplace to connect with millions of highly-engaged shoppers every day. With over 50 million mobile downloads, the Flipp app helps North Americans make the shopping process seamless and affordable by delivering local digital content to get the most out of their shopping and savings experience. Consumers use Flipp as the go-to weekly shopping tool to plan and find the best deals, helping shoppers save up to $45 weekly on their weekly bill across categories including grocery, home improvement, electronics, pharmacy, apparel, pets and more. For more information, visit corp.flipp.com and follow @getflipp on social media. About Alida Alida believes in a world where customers are the ultimate source of truth. A world where the best business decisions are those made with customers, not for them. That’s why Alida created the world’s first CXM & Insights Platform to turn customer truth into action. For over 20 years, iconic brands like BuzzFeed, LinkedIn, and Red Bull have chosen Alida, formerly Vision Critical, as their secret weapon. Alida’s unique approach of coupling broad feedback with deep insights creates meaningful and lasting customer relationships and builds brands that stand the test of time. Follow us at www.alida.com and engage with us on social media @alidaCXM. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005051/en/ CONTACT: Media Genevieve Raveau Public Relations Manager, Alida [email protected] KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING ONLINE RETAIL OTHER RETAIL RETAIL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Alida Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005051/en Local NewsBusiness Twitter
Read Full Story The 24-year international campaign to eradicate polio is “within striking distance of its goal,” but could become undone if obstacles to vaccination stall further progress, Jay A. Winsten, associate dean for health communication and Frank Stanton director for the Center for Health Communication, wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on July 24, 2012. Emily Serazin, a principal in the Washington, D.C. office of the Boston Consulting Group, was co-author.The World Health Organization this year removed India from the list of polio-endemic countries, a victory that involved 2.4 million volunteers administering vaccines to nearly 172 million children. Only three endemic countries remain — Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.Threats to the eradication effort include lack of political support and violence in some countries, and a $945 million campaign funding shortfall that has resulted in reduced vaccinations in some nations, including central and western Africa. “This leaves millions of young children at risk from infected individuals who may travel from endemic countries,” Winsten and Serazin wrote. “Since only 1% of the infected develop symptoms, these silent carriers pose a real danger. High vaccination rates in these countries are a must to prevent a resurgence of the disease.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Break out those hats, gloves, and ice scrapers, Long Island, because Old Man Winter is not through with us just yet. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, as well as a winter storm watch, for parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Sunday, the first day of spring, predicting—you guessed it—snow. You can thank Winter Storm Regis, which has been dumping snow across the Midwest on its trek east, morphing into a good, old-fashioned weekend nor’easter—just in time for the Monday morning commute.The winter storm watch—in effect from Sunday afternoon, March 20, through Sunday night—warns of possible snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches with wind gusts of up to 25 mph in eastern Suffolk County, and “hazardous travel due to reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations.”In effect from 6 p.m. Sunday till 10 a.m. Monday, March 21, the advisory forecasts accumulations of the good white stuff from 2 to 6 inches throughout Nassau and western Suffolk County. A mix of snow and light rain will develop early Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service states, with the snow continuing through Sunday night and tapering off by Monday morning.“Visibilities will be reduced in spots due to blowing snow,” it warns. “Travel will remain difficult due to accumulating snow.”The snow will be accompanied by wind gusts up to 20 mph, continues the advisory, with temperatures in the lower 30s. “Periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties,” it adds. “Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.”
Ulster flanker Henry slots in for his 10th cap in place of the injured Sean O’Brien in Ireland’s starting line-up for head coach Joe Schmidt’s first Six Nations clash on Sunday. Leinster battering ram O’Brien is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Press Association And Munster’s determined blindside dynamo O’Mahony has backed replacement Henry to cause Scotland serious headaches over the ball this weekend. “Chris is an out-and-out openside; he’s dogged, he’s at the coal face as we like to call it, at that first breakdown he’s causing havoc,” said O’Mahony. “He’s a class footballer, so I don’t think there’s any worries of what he’ll bring to it. “He’ll wreck your head if you let him, and he’ll take that as a huge compliment I’m sure.” Talismanic lock Paul O’Connell assumed Ireland captaincy duties in the autumn Test series under new boss Schmidt. O’Mahony has total faith in his Munster team-mate’s stewardship, but challenged his Ireland colleagues to assume more personal responsibility than in the past. “These weeks guys really have to worry about getting themselves right,” said the 19-cap 24-year-old. “We’re looking to get to the stage where we have 10, 12, 15 leaders on the pitch. “If we’re going to be competing for Grand Slams or Six Nations we’ve got to have everyone leading the charge, and everyone’s got to see themselves as a leader in their own right.” Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree admitted Scotland boss Scott Johnson sprung several surprises with his pack selection. Plumtree said Ireland will not alter their approach to accommodate unexpected selections like lock Tim Swinson. But he did concede he has warned his pack to expect the entire back-five of Scotland’s pack to aim to play like loose forwards. “They’ve got some quite good depth there,” said Plumtree. “Their pack was slightly different from what I thought it would be. “But we don’t really have to change too much, because we know they will be coming hard at us with the ball, and trying to make it a real battle at the tackle. “They’ve got a dynamic back-row and two gritty guys in the second row there too, so we’ll have our work cut out. “Tim Swinson is a big carrier, and a pretty physical tackler, so he can cause problems if allowed. “And then they have Richie Gray to come off the bench and he will add an extra element in the last 20 I’m sure.” Former Wellington Lions and Natal Sharks coach Plumtree admitted fans’ fervour in the Six Nations build-up had caught him slightly unawares. Buoyed by that extra backing though, he vowed Ireland are determined to match that zeal when Sunday’s kick-off finally arrives. “It’s been a long time since our last performance, so it’s just great to get back into it,” he said. “It seems as though supporters hype it up more than Southern Hemisphere Test matches and Super 15 rugby. “I’m sure the intensity of the occasion will match that: we’ll definitely be ready.” Chris Henry will mess with Scotland’s minds at the breakdown in Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations opener, according to his back-row colleague Peter O’Mahony.
Boston is still in position to make a run in the playoffs and could do just that, but it still has 18 games left to play in the season. The team still has some things to figure out. Irving has a lot to learn himself.“This gets overwhelming at times,” he said. “You have high expectations. You want it all right now, and you have a particular level that I’ve been at for a long time, since I was a kid.”I was blessed with a lot of talent to be able to share that, that would be beneficial for the group rather than thinking that I have to compete with everyone else to be the best. Now I am. It’s not that component. It’s what’s going to drive this team? What am I going to do to get the best out of my teammates? That’s the thing. That’s an evolving job every single day.” Kyrie Irving has been at odds with a lot of things lately.He’s been at odds with the media and at times even with his teammates. He addressed the team’s struggles and his propensity to get a little bit short with reporters on Tuesday. “I get tired of all this (criticism) stuff, just like everybody else,” he told reporters. “It’s a constant battle because media has just gotten outrageous, you know what I mean?”I just saw something the other day where he’s the greatest player playing in our game right now, but just seeing somebody question (LeBron James’s) body of work, like my body of work, (Kevin Durant’s) body of work, the team success falls on the best player and whether to call it fair or unfair nobody should ever question what type of winner those guys are, what type of winner I am, or whether or not I have the ‘team first’ mentality. Related News “Nobody wants it to be solely about them, but (star players) take most of the responsibility, and so does the head coach. So when you have that and you have a relationship, you have to build with that.”The Celtics have lost five of their last six games and currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference heading into a matchup with the Warriors on Tuesday.Irving is in the midst of one of his best seasons statistically as he is averaging career highs in field goal percentage (49.6 percent), 3-point shooting (41.7), assists (6.9) and assists-to-turnover ratio (2.65). But his team is struggling while Jaylen Brown even went so far as to say the environment with the Celtics is “toxic.”The season has been a struggle and Irving has gotten frustrated.“Coming out the All-Star Break, it wasn’t the best type of energy,” he said. “I think it would have been great individually if you were going for yours (numbers).”Like I said, it’s hard in the team environment, especially when you have guys, we’ve got six legit guys that could be primary options on other teams, and when you have that and you’re trying to figure it out, it’s not going to be the best. I try to stay patient and not try to get too high or too low, but obviously I get annoyed pretty quickly.” Jaylen Brown not happy with state of Celtics: ‘It’s toxic’