CNTB selects international marketing and PR agencies for cooperation in 2018

first_imgThe 31st session of the CNTB Tourist Board was held at the CNTB Head Office, at which the council members adopted the proposal of the Decision on the selection of marketing agencies for cooperation in 2018 and the proposal of the Decision on the selection of international PR agencies for cooperation in 2018.According to the CNTB, the Tourist Board unanimously adopted the proposal of the Commission for the selection of marketing agencies, which aim to develop an advertising strategy and conduct key marketing campaigns, and the proposal of the Commission for the selection of international PR agencies, which aim to develop and implement PR strategies, as well as the implementation of key international PR activities in the field of media relations and social networks.The estimated value of procurement for marketing agencies in 13 markets is HRK 30,560,000.00, and the following marketing agencies were selected: MediaCom for the markets of Switzerland, Poland, France, Hungary and Norway; Real Group for the markets of Germany, Austria, Russia and Sweden; Aviareps for the markets of Belgium and the Netherlands ; Mediaplus for the UK market and Vailati & Savarro for the Italian market.PR activities will be carried out in 11 key markets, and the estimated value of procurement for PR agencies is HRK 7,500,000.00. From the PR agency, the following were selected: Media Consulta International Holding AG for the tender category – “Media Relations” and Hills Balfour Group for the tender category – “Social Networks and Digital Communication”. The market of the Netherlands and Italy, according to the suggestions of the director of the CNTB representative office, will independently carry out PR activities in its area.”We expect selected international media relations and social media agencies to provide strong support in our most important emitting markets. Their reputation, international reach and experience will help achieve our strategic goals. We ask marketing agencies for a quality advertising strategy, as well as the implementation of key Good cooperation between selected agencies is needed, their activities should be harmonized and coordinated because quality integrated communication is necessary to strengthen the Croatian tourist brand in the world, ” said Director Staničić, adding that he also expects intensive cooperation with selected agencies. in the markets in which they operate.last_img read more

Tabanan hospital declared COVID-19 cluster as 10 new cases emerge

first_imgSix of the 10 new cases might have contracted the virus while visiting the aforementioned COVID-19 positive patient.  “The transmissions took place in a private hospital in Tabanan,” Dian said as quoted by, the remaining four new cases were medical workers who treated the patient. Twenty-seven people who had physical contact with the 10 COVID-19 patients have been quarantined by authorities and have undergone PCR tests.Despite the incident, Dian assured that hospitals across the regency had implemented proper COVID-19 protocols to prevent the virus spread. “Don’t forget to wear masks, maintain the suggested physical distance and apply other required health protocols during visits,” said Dian. (vny) Topics : A private hospital in Tabanan, Bali, has been identified as a new cluster for COVID-19 transmission after 10 new cases emerged.The new transmissions occurred after the hospital treated a patient, who was later confirmed to have contracted the fast-spreading coronavirus. Tabanan COVID-19 task force spokesperson I Putu Dian Setiawan confirmed the case on Tuesday. last_img read more

Loic Remy tells Chelsea not to sack Jose Mourinho

first_img Despite winning the title last season, Mourinho’s position is coming under increased scrutiny following a poor start to the campaign which has seen them lose half of their opening 10 league fixtures. Having also lost their Capital One Cup fourth-round tie to Stoke on penalties on Tuesday, the Portuguese is likely to come in for more criticism and cracks have begun to appear in his usually cool demeanour. Loic Remy wants Jose Mourinho to stay at Stamford Bridge and has backed the Chelsea boss to lead the Blues to a top-four finish in the Premier League. He has hit out at the media and snubbed all post-match press duties following Saturday’s defeat at West Ham, while he faces a Football Association charge having been sent off following a half-time altercation with referee Jon Moss at Upton Park. But, despite different reports surfacing that claim a number of senior players at Chelsea want Mourinho to go, Remy – who scored the late equaliser at the Britannia Stadium that saw their cup tie go to penalties – told the London Evening Standard that the boss still has the backing of the dressing room. “It’s important for him to stay and we don’t want to give up,” the forward said of Mourinho. “We were champions together only last season and he is a really great manager. Of course I don’t want him to leave. I think all the players don’t want that. “The spirit is good and we are not affected by the situation. We will just keep training well. I’m sure the opportunity to win games will be here sooner rather than later, but obviously it is better for us if it is sooner.” Chelsea host Liverpool on Saturday as Mourinho comes up against Jurgen Klopp – who replaced Brendan Rodgers following the Reds’ own indifferent start. Remy admits the fixture is a big one but the France international has also backed Chelsea to finish in the Premier League top four despite currently languishing down in 15th – nine points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester United. “I’m really sure that Saturday will be a big game, but we can still be in the top four of the League if we win games,” he added. “It does look and feel like, after losing on penalties, that things aren’t going our way. But when you know the quality of the group and the fact we were were champions last season, which was not by chance, the quality is still here.” Remy has started just one Premier League game so far this season but is in the frame to line up against Liverpool after Diego Costa was taken to hospital following a rib injury that forced him off after 32 minutes at Stoke. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Stuart Man Survives Virus and Donates Plasma to Save Another Life

first_imgA Stuart man who beat the coronavirus is gaining national attention for donating his plasma donation to save the life of an Orlando father.The experimental treatment is credited with possibly saving the life of the patient who has been in a medically-induced coma two weeks ago at Orlando Health.Michael Rathel received the plasma injection Monday and just four days later he has improved so much that he could be moved out of the ICU as soon as today. James P. Crocker, who lives in Martin County and is the president and founder of Hog Technologies in Stuart, said he contracted COVID-19 while attended a funeral in Palm City on Feb. 27 for his nephew.Crocker said 20 people at the service got sick about a week later. He was one of two family members who tested positive for the coronavirus.As he recovered, Crocker reached out to a friend in Orlando who had told him about 52-year-old Michael Kevin Rathel’s battle with the coronavirus in Orlando.His friend told him that his 52 year-old friend was “perfectly healthy” but now “on life support and his only real chance was plasma.Rathel was hospitalized in a coma and hydroxychloroquine and other treatments did not work.Crocker drove to Orlando and within 36 hours had donated his plasma, meeting Rathel’s family beforehand.Convalescent plasma uses blood from coronavirus survivors to help patients with COVID-19. The FDA recently approved it only for emergency use on a case by case basis.Those who have recovered from COVID-19 and want to donate their plasma can visit for more info.last_img read more

FYROM applauds ratification of Prespes Agreement

first_imgCongratulations my friend @tsipras_eu, together with our peoples we reached a historical victory. Long live the Prespa Agreement! For eternal peace and progress of the Balkans and in Europe!— Зоран Заев (@Zoran_Zaev) January 25, 2019Western countries are celebrating the agreement that will now pave the way for FYROM to join the EU and NATO.  The ratification of the Prespes Agreement by Greek Parliament was applauded by the newly-named Republic of North Macedonia. Just hours after the bill was passed, a statement was released by the government of the neighbouring country welcoming the decision.FYROM’s government stated that the “Republic of ‘Macedonia’ warmly welcomes the decision of Greek Parliament to ratify the historic Prespes Agreement, ending a three-decade conflict that hampers the develpoment in the region.”FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev congratulated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for his efforts in ensuring that the agreement came to pass on Friday afternoon. He uploaded a photo of himself and Mr Tsipras on his Twitter account, and wrote: “Congratulations my friend @tsipras_eu, together with our peoples we reached a historical victory. Long live the Prespa Agreement! For eternal peace and progress of the Balkans and in Europe!” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more