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Its what’s inside that counts for these cheap homes

first_imgStraight out of a magazine- 2/9 Elm Court, Labrador. Picture: realestate.com.auIn Labrador, a three-bedroom townhouse at 2/9 Elm Court oozes magazine style with timber flooring, stone benchtops and an island breakfast bar but the bathroom is the real showstopper. Subway tiles, freestanding basins and a dual shower with matt black fixtures. Style and sophistication go hand-in-hand at 2/9 Elm Court, Labrador. Picture: realestate.com.auTHEY are modern, stylish and they won’t break the bank. Here are three newly renovated Gold Coast properties under $400,000. But there’s a catch — only the interior has had an uplift. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago2/9 Elm Court, Labrador from the outside. Picture: realestate.com.auBut the home is barely recognisable from the outside. It’s on the market at offers over $399,000.Further north in Paradise Point, a renovated single level duplex offers a modern and stylish lifestyle. 1/7 Eurimbula Court, Paradise Point. Picture: realestate.com.auIt has a price tag of $415,000.And in Miami, a two-bedroom duplex in over 50s complex Miami Village has been tastefully renovated.The property at 128/170 Bardon Ave has a new kitchen and new paint. It’s on the market at $329,000.center_img 1/7 Eurimbula Court, Paradise Point has been extensively renovated. Picture: realestate.com.auThe two-bedder at 1/7 Eurimbula Court has a kitchen with a contrasting mosaic tile splash back as well as steel appliances and a large workbench.The resort-style ceiling fan and pendant light are just some of the stylish decor items included in the sale. 128/170 Bardon Ave, Miami is described as a “cut above the rest”. Picture: realestate.com.aulast_img read more

No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78

first_imgGonzaga struggled to keep pace with BYU after going without a field goal over the final 4:36 of the first half.The Cougars kept building on their momentum early in the second half. 3-pointers from Kolby Lee and Toolson highlighted a run of four straight baskets that put BYU up 58-44.A win over a Gonzaga team that spent part of the season ranked no. 1 overall will go a long way to helping the Cougars lock up an NCAA Tournament bid in March.UP NEXTGonzaga hosts San Diego on Thursday. February 22, 2020 Associated Press Gonzaga trailed by 14 points early in the second half before mounting a comeback. The Bulldogs cut the deficit to 70-68 on a jumper from Drew Timme with 7:52 remaining. BYU did not let Gonzaga erase the lead entirely.Zac Seljaas made back-to-back baskets to give the Cougars a little breathing room again. Then Childs bookended a string of four straight BYU baskets with a layup and a jumper to put the Cougars up 87-76 with 3:15 left.BYU got a big lift from Childs in the first half. The senior forward crashed the boards and made several critical baskets to provide a much-needed spark for the Cougars on offense.Childs capped a 13-4 run that gave BYU a 21-18 lead with back-to-back baskets. Gonzaga briefly regained a 25-24 lead on back-to-back baskets from Kispert and Petrusev. The Cougars surged back ahead before halftime thanks to Childs.He accounted for three buckets on a run of five straight possessions that ended in baskets for BYU. It helped the Cougars claw out a 38-32 lead. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 28 points to help No. 23 BYU upset second-ranked Gonzaga 91-78 on Saturday night and end the Bulldogs’ 19-game winning streak.Jake Toolson added 17 points and T.J. Haws had 16 points. BYU (23-7, 12-3 WCC) never trailed after halftime en route to winning its eighth straight game.Killian Tillie scored 18 points and Corey Kispert added 16 to lead the Bulldogs. Filip Petrusev added 14 points and Admon Gilder chipped in 13. Gonzaga (27-2, 13-1) won the previous five meetings in Provo before Saturday. BYU visits Pepperdine on Saturday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78last_img read more

Southampton hammered by Pool

first_imgDespite conceding inside the opening minute, Liverpool were hugely impressive last night with Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace on his return to the side while Belgian international Divock Origi finished with a hat-trick.In the other tie, Everton take on Manchester City in the other two-legged semi-final after the draw was made following last night’s game at St Mary’s.last_img

Kawhi Leonard to Clippers: LeBron James and Lakers waiting in huge cross-city rivalry

first_imgLeonard, who spearheaded the Toronto Raptors to a maiden championship last season, is a signing who can make the Clippers – who finished eighth in the Western Conference in 2018-19 – a real force to be reckoned with.In July 2018, it was the Lakers making waves when they drafted in superstar James from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Related News In 2018, both sides progressed to the final of the Copa Libertadores, making it the first Superclasico final of an international competition. It was a two-legged encounter with one match to be played at each ground.Tensions were high, and after a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Boca’s home Estadio Alberto J. Armando, they boiled over in dramatic and violent fashion prior to the second leg at El Monumental, with the match eventually called off after the Boca coach was attacked en route to the stadium.After much controversy, the second leg finally took place at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, with River winning 3-1 to secure a 5-2 aggregate victory and their fourth Copa Libertadores title.YO TE QUIERO RIVER PLATE. pic.twitter.com/j4tURuUOM9— River Plate (@RiverPlate) 9 December 2018 Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Star to sign with Clippers, reports say There is now some real star power across both Los Angeles teams, and inspired by this, we have taken a look at times when cross-city rivalries sent the sporting world into a frenzy. Manchester City vs. Manchester UnitedFor a long time, Manchester City lived in Manchester United’s shadow, while their rivals won and dominated the domestic game under Alex Ferguson’s tutelage. Things changed in 2008, however, when City was bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, owner of the Abu Dhabi United Group, and they have since gone on to become much more than the “noisy neighbors” that Ferguson dubbed them in 2009.The pendulum did not swing fully in City’s favor until the last day of the 2011-12, when they clinched their first Premier League title in the most dramatic of circumstances. Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp goal in a 3-2 win against QPR is the thing of folklore, the Argentina striker scoring after Edin Dzeko had already leveled the scores in stoppage time. It denied Ferguson’s United, who thought they had the job done having won at Sunderland until news of City’s sensational finale filtered through.United got their revenge the following season, but since Ferguson left, the Red Devils have hardly come close to keeping pace with City.MANCHESTERISBLUE#mancity pic.twitter.com/zRQAaPTiLT— Manchester City (@ManCity) 24 April 2019Rabbitohs vs. RoostersThe oldest and fiercest rivalry in the NRL is between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters.Their rivalry escalated in the 1990s when the increased financial standing of the Roosters came in stark contrast to the lack of funds available to the Rabbitohs, who broke a 10-year, 13-game losing streak against their nemesis in 2005.In the last regular-season rounds of 2013 and 2014, the Roosters came out on top against their rivals to claim the Minor Premiership, though the Rabbitohs won in the preliminary final in the latter campaign to reach their first grand final in 43 years. Four years later, the Roosters defeated Souths 12-4 in the preliminary final at Allianz Stadium, in front of a record crowd.Mets vs. Yankees In 2000, the New York Mets and New York Yankees met in the Major League Baseball World Series – the first time two teams from the Big Apple had met in the showpiece since 1956.Referred to as the “Subway Series”, it was the Yankees who came out on top with a dominant 4-1 series win, despite having lost 15 of their last 18 regular season games.It was a third successive World Series triumph for the Yankees, who also made it to the same stage in 2001, but lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The rivals have not met in a World Series since, and it took the Mets another 15 years to make it back to the big stage.UCLA vs. USCOne of the biggest college football rivalries comes in the form of the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans.The most famous encounter between the two universities came in 1967, in a match known as “the game of the century.” It matched USC – with OJ Simpson – against a UCLA side including Gary Beban, with the Conference Championship on the line, while Simpson and Beban were competing for the Heisman Trophy.It was USC who ran out victorious in a 21-20 victory and they went on to defeat Indiana in the Rose Bowl and win the National Championship. Beban claimed the Heisman Trophy, despite Simpson’s notable performance in the encounter and 1,543 rushing yards over the season.Boca Juniors vs. River PlateOne of the most famous and fierce local rivalries in football, or indeed any sport, the Superclasico is an incredible Buenos Aires derby between Argentina’s two biggest clubs – Boca Juniors and River Plate.center_img Los Angeles is set for a blockbuster NBA rivalry next season after Kawhi Leonard reportedly agreed to sign with the Clippers.With Paul George also said to be joining from the Oklahoma City Thunder, an exciting Clippers team is set to go head-to-head against a Los Angeles Lakers franchise fronted by NBA icon LeBron James and Anthony Davis. NBA free agency rumors: Grizzlies shake up roster with moves involving Avery Bradley, Dwight Howardlast_img read more

6-year-old shot in head by stray bullet while she slept

first_imgA mother of three little girls is mourning the lost of her 6-year-old daughter after her daughter was shot in the head by a stray bullet when someone opened fire outside of their home.The incident occurred Saturday around 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of East 171st Street in Cleveland.Police say the suspect or suspects pulled up to the home and riddled it with bullets before driving away.The child was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.Reporting on the death of a child…never gets easier.This morning on #WEWS we have the latest in the search for answers surrounding the death of this beautiful baby. 6 yr. old Lyric Lawson was shot in the head while sleeping at home Saturday. Police say it was a drive by. pic.twitter.com/Am0vPYHbzq— Jessi Schultz (@Jessi_Dianne) October 7, 2019 Officials say they are still unsure who began shooting outside of the home, however, witnesses did report that they saw a dark colored car leaving the area.Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for any information.On Monday, the family held a vigil and a march in the child’s honor.  The child’s family and the community were expected to march from Hannah Gibbons Elementary School where the child attended school, to her home.last_img read more

Watch: Idiotic fan slides in on Liverpool keeper Adrian and injured him after UEFA…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TwitterAdvertisement 8gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi4fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Erj9b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2p16dWould you ever consider trying this?😱yvcouCan your students do this? 🌚ztv3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Amongst the celebration of the decisive penalty save by Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian in the Super Cup final, not many people noticed that the Spaniard suffered an unfortunate injury, because of a supporter who slid onto the player like a fool.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TwitterThe footage was recorded by an LFC fan @ReaazAhmed from the stands, who uploaded it on Twitter. Check it below-Advertisement Here you can see, following the controversial but incredible save made by Klopp’s brand new 32 year old signing secured the Anfield side the trophy. As the players and club staff gathered to celebrate, a supporter ran into the crowd, and slid right onto the hero of the match, who was reported to suffer an injury.“Lifetime Ban for the piece of sh*t” one fan wrote.Another one tweeted: “Almost wiped out half of our team with that tackle.”\Some Chelsea fans were furious on the alleged VAR failure on the decisive save, putting up photo and video proofs that the Reds keeper’s foot was not on the line as Blues striker Tammy Abraham was about to kick the ball.The lengthy match went onto penalty shootout after a 2-2 score after the end of extra time. Sadio Mané netted doube for the winners, with Olivier Giroud and Jorginho both getting one goal each for Lampard’s side. The result of the shootout was 5-4. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sundowns edge Aces for Nedbank Cup

first_img26 May 2008The inaugural Nedbank Cup reached its climax at the Johannesburg Stadium on Saturday as the Premier Soccer League’s richest club, Mamelodi Sundowns, edged National First Division giant killers, Mpumalanga Black Aces, 1-0 for the richest knockout cup prize on the African continent.Despite the stature of their opposition, the R6-million on offer to the winners, and a near-capacity crowd, Black Aces were not overawed by the occasion and matched the Brazilians blow-for-blow as the contest unfolded.Inside the opening 10 minutes, Lindo Mbatha found space down the flank and his cross asked questions of the defenders, but also failed to find an Aces’ player.Goal-line clearanceTwo minutes later, the Mpumalanga team’s record of not conceding a single goal in the competition was almost ended as Michael Babale failed to hold on to a free-kick taken by Lerato Chabangu. Luckily for the goalkeeper, Gordon Gilbert was on hand to clear the ball and bail him out.Midway through the half, ‘Downs keeper Brian Baloyi needed to make a sharp stop to prevent Edelbert Dinha from scoring. Baloyi deflected the ball behind for a corner from which Kabamba Musasa failed to find the target with a header from close range.Dinha’s opportunity had been created by a long throw-in from Thabang Rooi, who was proving himself rock-solid in defence as the Brazilians’ forwards struggled to make any impact on the Aces’ defenders.Sadly for Aces, they lost winger Mbatha shortly before the break after he had taken quite a battering from the Sundowns’ defenders. He was replaced by Nigerian Emmanuel Emenike.Amazayoni on topWhen the whistle sounded for halftime, it was “Amazayoni” who had enjoyed a better first half than their illustrious PSL opposition.After the break, Gilbert blasted a shot from 20 metres just wide of Baloyi’s goal as Aces continued to take the game to Sundowns.The Brazilians suffered a blow 17 minutes into the second stanza when their Chilean international midfielder, Jorge Acuna, was forced from the field with what appeared to be a pulled muscle.Downs’ experienced Zimbabwean striker Peter Ndlovu brought the best out of Babale with a free kick from the edge of the area and shortly afterwards the Aces’ goalie fisted away a shot from Surprise Moriri for a corner.By this time, Sundowns were exerting more pressure on Aces, but the First Division club’s defence continued to hold up. Ndlovu was a fighting a losing battle up front where Rooi and Lucas Thomelang controlled the air.Winning goalWith time slowly ticking away it seemed the game was headed for extra time, but two minutes from the end Lerato Chabangu, who hadn’t enjoyed a good outing up to that point, struck the winning goal.Rooi cleared a cross by Vuyo Mere and Chabangu reacted fastest and with telling effect as he volleyed a superb shot past Babale, who had no chance to make a stop.It was the first and last goal that Aces had conceded in the competition and it had come after they had gone six hours and 28 minutes without Babale being beaten. With so little time left on the clock, it was a sickening blow for “Amazayoni”.AwardsWhen the final whistle sounded shortly afterwards, the honours went the way of Mamelodi Sundowns, along with the R6-million winners’ cheque. It was the second trophy of the season for the Pretoria club, which had won the SAA Supa 8 early in the season.Meanwhile, the individual honours went to Blacks Aces. Vusiwe Masondo was named Player of the Tournament, while Thabang Rooi was named the Most Promising Player of the Tournament.Kenny Ndlazi’s charges took home a healthy R2.5-million for finishing as runners-up after an inspirational campaign.Path to the finalThey had won their way through to the final after contesting every single round of the competition, beginning with the preliminary round in which they beat the First Division Inland Stream’s bottom club Garankuwa United 1-0.They claimed their first PSL scalp in the first round with a 2-0 win over Thanda Royal Zulu. In the second round they defeated the First Division Inland Stream’s top club, FC AK, 1-0.Their unblemished defensive record remained intact in the quarterfinals, thanks to a 2-0 victory over Nathi Lions, also of the First Division.Aces took on Free State Stars, who finished fifth in the PSL, in the semi-finals. Once again their defence was not breached as Stars were held scoreless and Kabamba Musasa scored the decisive goal on the hour.Stiff challengesSundowns had to overcome some stiff challenges to make it to the title decider, including overcoming PSL champions SuperSport United 2-1 in the first round.They followed that up with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Kaizer Chiefs after the teams had shared a 1-1 draw in their second round showdown.In the quarterfinals, the Brazilians beat FC Cape Town 2-0. They then booked their place in the final with a 1-0 win away to Amazulu, thanks to Esrom Nyandoro’s second half strike.Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

San Beda stretches streak to 12, clinches twice-to-beat

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SAN BEDA 83 – Cabanag 14, Mocon 14, Bolick 13, Tankoua 11, Noah 7, Soberano 7, Adamos 4, Abuda 3, Doliguez 3, Potts 3, Bahio 2, Cariño 2, Tongco 0.ARELLANO 72 – Salado 17, Cañete 15, Viloria 15, Flores 6, Dela Cruz 5, Concepcion 3, Meca 3, Nicholls 3, Taywan 3, Enriquez 2, Abanes 0, Alcoriza 0.Quarters: 21-17, 43-40, 61-55, 83-72. LATEST STORIES The Red Lions had a hard time shaking off the desperate Chiefs in the game as Arellano cut the deficit to as low as four, 67-63 with 7:34 remaining.But Cabanag and AC Soberano commandeered San Beda’s 9-0 blast to restore order and take a 13-point lead, 76-63, with 5:31 to play.Kent Salado paced Arellano (5-9) with 17 points, three assists, and two rebounds, but his efforts weren’t enough as the Chiefs lost three of their last four games.Michael Cañete and Kraniel Viloria both had 15 markers in the defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda secured a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs as they fought off a tough stand from Arellano, 83-72, Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.Robert Bolick flirted with a triple-double as he fired 13 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds, including the last four points for the Red Lions to finally put the Chiefs away.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next PVL goes to Tuguegarao, Bacolod, Iloilo Javee Mocon registered 14 markers, seven boards, and five assists, while Jeramer Cabanag posted a career-best 14 points, six of which coming in the fourth quarter, to go with two rebounds.Donald Tankoua also added 11 markers and five boards in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCoach Boyet Fernandez is glad to keep San Beda’s 12-game winning streak rolling, but warned his players of complacency, especially as it prepares for its final eliminations assignment against Lyceum and the Final Four.“As what I’ve always said to my players, we only have to take good care of ourselves. We cannot pray for other teams to lose, other teams to win. All we have to do is take care of ourselves and win our games. Whatever will be the result, we’re always ready and prepared,” he said.last_img read more

Why An Infrequently Updated Blog Is Still Valuable

first_img So, my advice is quite simple:  Don’t get me wrong, the Blogging and helps some of your best clients find you and make the determination that you are the ideal provider of the offering they are searching for, the exercise is worth it.  Though it would be great for your website visitors to see a blog that is constantly being updated with new content, there is still value in even a small number of articles that are well crafted and convey your message. TheLasting Impact Of Blog Posts having much case, and where your business would get the mostbenefit from a blog is if you post regularly and frequently.  The searchengines will love you, you’ll build a steady stream of readers andgenerally drive more qualified potential customers to your business.  Ithink blogging has the potential value for many types of businesses.  But,I think too many businesses fail to take that initial crucial step because ofthe perceived burden of having to continually invest a ton of time in keepingup their blog.  I’m here to argue that you are Ithink of all the marketing activities your business could be investing in,writing a blog is way up there as a way to help you get your message out andmost importantly, help your potential clients discover what makes you tick andwhy they want to do business with you. Why An Infrequently Updated Blog Is StillValuable Anita Campbell has a great article titled “ .  The content is no less useful. much Topics: .   better off having a blog, even if youfail to keep posting to it regularly than not having a blog at all. Search Engines Will Still Index It:  You Have To Start It To Grow It:  When I talk to businesses, I hear one recurringmisperception when it comes to the topic of blogging (which is particularlypervasive across those businesses that don’t yet have a blog).  Themyth is that in order for a blog to really work and create value, you have topost to it regularly and frequently.  This is wrong, but only subtly so,which is why the myth is so common. Every Article Counts ideal Dates Aren’t Required:   much Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack .  Even if you have only one thoughtful blog article that describes what makes your business After all is said and done, if you start your blog – even if it’s with the intent to only update it every now and then, it’s still a start.  You are What are your thoughts?  Has the perceived pressure of writingfor your blog regularly kept you from starting one?  Did you start one andsubsequently feel guilty for not writing to it more often?  Would love tohear your thoughts in the comments. more likely to see the benefits of the blog if you start it – and then subsequently increase your posting volume, than if you start from a standstill.  As such, the biggest value of an infrequently updated blog is that it’s probably much easier to go from an infrequently updated blog to a frequently updated blog than to get one started in the first place.   to post frequently keep you fromstarting your business blog still get crawled and still help software like Google figure out what your company is about.  I’ve seen clients do a Although search engines love to see frequently updated content, even if you write only a few articles, the content will different better job describing their company and their passion when writing a blog article than they do on their normal website pages.  If starting a blog will give you the freedom to say a few things that don’t seem “appropriate” elsewhere on your site, it’s a great reason to kick off a blog. ”, which describes one great reason whyeven a single blog post can have value.  The article is short and wellworth the read. Originally published Jan 16, 2007 3:51:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Don’t let the false expectation of Although most blogs show the date (and sometimes the time) that an article was published, this is by no means a requirement.  Though blog purists will try and tell you that a blog isn’t a blog unless it is chronological and shows the date of publishing, I’ll tell you that it simply doesn’t matter.  In my mind, it’s still a blog.  Often, it’s a good idea to leave the date off, particularly of your content is “timeless”.  For example, this article is not “news” and not based on some current event.  So, the chances are that it is just as relevant a week or month from now as it is today.  If you’re writing useful content that is not tied to current events, there’s nothing wrong with leaving the date off.  The upside is that when new visitors come to your website and find three articles on your blog, even if the most recent one was written two months ago, it doesn’t matter, and they don’t carelast_img read more

Customer Service is Marketing Too

first_img Customer Success Originally published Oct 29, 2007 10:30:00 AM, updated July 11 2013 Topics: In this new world of marketing, anyone can publish anything at any time for the entire world to see.  Content produced about your company – by customers, partners, competitors, prospects, employees and anyone else – is indexed by search engines and easily accessible.  Scared yet?  You should be.But every scary change is also an opportunity.Here is a great story about Zappos customer service.  Basically a woman had ordered a bunch of shoes for her mom who was sick and had lost so much weight she needed smaller shoes.  She had sent in a return request because some of them did not fit.  Her mom ended up passing away, and she was late in returning the shipment of shoes to be returned.  Zappos emailed her to remind her to return the shoes.  She replied saying her mom had passed away and she just did not have time to ship them back.Zappos had a couple options at this point (a) not accept the return, their policy is clear that it must be done in 15 days, (b) accept the return late given the circumstances, or (c) do something really remarkable.  Zappos chose option (c) – do something remarkable. Not only did Zappos go the extra mile and schedule a UPS pickup for the customer and notify her just to leave the shoes outside her door and UPS would take care of it for her, but they even sent her flowers as well.The result?  The customer wrote about it in her blog (see above link).  She got a bunch (over 100 so far) of comments from others echoing her experience.  Seth Godin wrote about it, as did lots of other bloggers.  The ROI on the UPS pickup fee and the flowers is probably 10,000 times the cost.  Zappos now has a lot of people linking to and talking about a fantastic story.  And currently the fouth result in Google for a search on “Zappos Customer Service” is the very blog article I’ve been referencing that tells you how awesome Zappos is.Today, “marketing” is the responsibility of everyone in your company.  The janitor has encounters with customers and prospects when no one else is around.  Your IT staff comments on other company’s blogs.  Your salespeople talk to people in airports and either cut them off in line or help them with their bags.  And your customer service reps interact with people who write blogs that get over 100 comments on a story about your company, like this Zappos example.At HubSpot we are starting a series of webinars for our employees about how to interact with others online and how to use things like Digg, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MyBlogLog, Reddit, CoComment, MySpace, and more.  We encourage our employees to start a blog, comment on other blogs, make friends on social networks and more.  Does this scare me?  Sometimes.  But I feel a lot better knowing I have the entire company behind our marketing effort rather than just a couple people.  What are you doing to leverage all of your company’s employees in the world of modern marketing?Did you like what you read?  Want more?  Get automatic updates by subscribing to our RSS Feed or Email List (top right hand side of this page). Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more