The exciting YarmonyGrass returns to Rancho Del Rio, CO from August 10-13, bringing along a slew of wonderful artists for the 12th annual festival event. Though the headliners have yet to be announced, the lineup is filled with great performers, including Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Head For The Hills, The Drunken Hearts (x2), Coral Creek (x2) and more.The full lineup features The Grant Farm ft. Andy Thorn, Bonfire Dub, Kitchen Dwellers (x2), Liver Down The River, Brad Parsons Band, Jay Roemer Band ft. Dave Carroll, Yarmony All-Stars, The RunniKine, Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy, Uptown Toodeloo String Band, The Sweet Lillies, Timber! and Sixty Minute Men. With more artists to be named later, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.For fans of this style of music, be sure to check out the upcoming Drunken Hearted Medicine Show at Cervantes Masterpiece & The Other Side on March 24th, featuring many of the same performers! Victor Wooten will be headlining, and Band of Heathens, Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn Duo, Drunken Hearts, Brad Parsons Band and Coral Creek are all performing! Tickets and more info can be found here.See the full lineup announcement below, and find out more about the festival on their official website.
Codigo’s recent report surveyed over 250 banks and credit unions to get an in-depth look at how recent banking trends have affected today’s financial marketing department. Among the many topics addressed by the report, a look at the biggest challenges marketing departments are facing today was an interesting one. 70% claimed their biggest challenge was attributed to a lack of people or budget — 42% said they faced a lack of departmental resources, while 28% said budget constraints would be the thing to overcome this year.Is technology partly responsible for this reported lack of human and financial resources? Today, smartphones and tablets are a part of everyday life. According to Pew Research Center, 64% of all Americans own a smartphone. Neilson reports that, on average, Americans spent 60 hours per week consuming content across internet-enabled devices. Those numbers in mind, marketers have evolved their strategies to include the media avenues of our modern age. As more resources are allocated to mobile and online interactions, marketing departments must decide the best way to handle the additional workload and expense.Additionally, Business Insider reports that Americans spend more time on social media than any other major Internet activity, providing institutions a 24/7 pathway to communicate with customers. The ever-growing social media population is creating a need for institutions to employ a Social Media specialist or reallocate current employee responsibilities to manage the institution’s social presence. Codigo’s report revealed that roughly one-in-five institutions currently has a Social Media specialist on their marketing team.As technology paves the way for new, cost-effective methods to market to the masses, an institution’s marketing personnel and budget will continue to be stretched and reallocated until the perfect mix is found. The report indicates slight growth in internal headcount, but the majority of respondents looked for help beyond the institution’s walls in order to manage the numerous marketing channels in today’s competitive landscape.Codigo’s report says 68% of institutions use a marketing agency, and more than half allotted up to 25% of their total marketing budget to pay for the help. The top three activities reportedly outsourced to agencies are print advertising (40%), direct mail (37%), and in-branch merchandising (32%). Codigo also uncovered that three out of four institutions keep social media in house. Is it safe to say institutions are deciding to outsource traditional marketing activities to allow internal employees time to focus on online channels? Perhaps this trend could be attributed to the fact that institutions want total control over how their brand is represented online.What is your marketing department’s biggest challenge this year? What, if anything, does your department outsource to a marketing agency? Share your experiences below. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Deaton Matt Deaton is the Marketing Manager at Codigo, a Louisville. KY-based technology company that develops retail engagement tools such as digital signage, interactive kiosks, and on-hold messaging. Codigo has served … Web: www.gocodigo.com Details
Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington Recreation Rap for this week, July 1-7:The Aquatic Center will close at 5:00 pm on Independence Day, July 4th so that staff may share the holiday with family.Session 3 Swimming Lessons and Preschool Aquatics starts today on Monday-Thursdays thru July 11th. There are six Levels offered. No class Thursday, July 4th, there will be a make up class on Friday, July 5. Session 2 of Junior Golf Camp runs July 8th-24th on Mondays and Wednesdays. Sign up at the Wellington Golf Club. Water Babies Aquatics starts today, Monday thru Thursday, July 11th from 12:00-12:30 pm for 3-5 year olds. Class is full. Night Sky & Tye Dye takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, July 2nd and 3rd at the Elsass Art Center. Class is for ages 6 and up. Home Swim Meet against El Dorado on Tuesday, July 2nd. Pool will close at 4:00 pm. Session 2 of Aqua Fitness and Land Fitness classes runs Monday-Thursdays, July 1st-25th. No classes July 4th.Â Aqua Fitness ClassesÂ include Deep Water Moving, Lap Swimming, Water Walkers, Wild Water, Silver Splash, Aqua Zumba and Twilight Aqua Zumba. Land Fitness classes include; Butz & Gutz, Zumba Tone, Zumba, Sunrise Yoga and Gentle Yoga. Session 2 of Jazz & Hip Hop and Tumbling will be held at the WRC on Wednesdays, July 10th-31st. The Men’s Slow Pitch Wheat Festival Tournament will be held July 13th-14th @ Rock Island. Looking ahead at next week, July 8th-15th Rock & Roll Kids 2nd Session takes place at the WRC from July 6th-27th, on Saturdays. Under The Big Top Circus on Friday, July 12th will be held at the WRC on Friday, July 12th. Pirate Camp for 6-12 year olds will be held on Tuesday, July 9th at the Elsass Art Center. Glow In the Dark Stepping Stones Classes will be held at the Elsass Art Center, the first class on Friday, July 12th is Full, second class is open on Tuesday, July 16th. Youth Volleyball Camp will run Monday-Thursday, July 15th-18th at the WHS gym. Session 3 of Goju-Ryu Karate takes place Tuesdays and Saturdays at the WRC, from July 2nd-29th. Wednesday, July 10th at the Â Kansas Wheat Fesitval, kids will enjoy Kid’s Fun Fest with Spin Art starting at 6:00 pm. New location at Seller’s Park. Session 2 of Creative Kids Camp runs Mondays and Wednesdays, July 8th-22nd at the Elsass Art Center. Sunday, July 14th, cool off with a Free Swim at the Aquatic Center from 5-7 pm. Cal Ripken 12 Yr old State Tournament on July 11th-15th at Worden Park. Picture This Photography instructed by Susan Treft will meet at the Donut Bay Picnic Shelter on Tuesday, July 9th from 4-5 pm. Free Style Ceramics will be held at the Elsass Art Center from 1:30-2:30 pm on Wednesday, July 10th. Open Studio Bench & Bird Bath takes place Â Mondays and Wednesdays at the McKinley Building from July 15th-August 12th. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments