first_img The “”Independent Community Bankers of America””:http://www.icba.org/ (ICBA) announced the expansion of its social media monitoring tool.[IMAGE]ICBA Social Media Monitor assists community banks in monitoring their brands on all types of social media, sorting through millions of tweets, Facebook posts, blogs, and other forms. Through its expansion, the tool allows users to choose five search terms instead of three, giving them the opportunity to find even more mentions of their banks from consumers, media, and policymakers.””ICBA knows it is vital for community banks to preserve, protect and promote their good name in the online world,”” said Chris Lorence, EVP and chief marketing officer for ICBA. “”Customers will be talking about your brand whether you are listening or not. This one-of-a-kind service allows community banks to see what is being said about them, which will allow them to adjust their services, products and staff accordingly.””The tool is still free to ICBA members and continues to provide daily email alerts based on selected search terms.In addition, ICBA announced it will soon launch a quarterly electronic newsletter to communicate and share the latest news on social media pertaining to community banks and the financial industry. Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology May 17, 2013 452 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News ICBA Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-05-17 Tory Barringer ICBA Adds to Social Media Monitorlast_img read more

first_imgGLENDALE — Asked if this was a make-or-break year for third-year running back Ryan Williams, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was blunt.“I would think so,” he said.Williams, though, doesn’t think so. He knows so.After each of his first two seasons were cut short because of season-ending injuries, Williams, 23, realizes how important this season is to remain healthy.“It’s the most important thing right now because if I can’t prove that I can stay healthy, then I might not be here,” he said Monday. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling A day earlier, Williams was forced to leave practice early after he suffered what he called irritation in his right knee, a knee he had scoped back in January and the one he sustained a ruptured patella tendon in during a preseason game in Green Bay his rookie year.An MRI on the knee came back clean, according to Arians, but the team will seek a second opinion.“Just to make sure,” Williams said. “But, I’m pretty sure nothing is wrong with it; just to make sure because I’ve been through this once and I don’t want to go through it again.”The former Virginia Tech star, drafted in the second round with the 38th overall pick in 2011, thought he had moved past issues with his knee.“It’s pretty tough because I went through the whole spring without anything and having this happen, it’s not scary but it just sucks,” he said. “I’ve worked so hard. I’ve worked hard to get to the point where I don’t have incidents like this, but that’s part of the game when you have certain injuries like I do.”Williams, who played five games last year before hurting his shoulder Week 5 in St. Louis, had looked good through the first two days of training camp. He wowed the crowd Saturday with a cutback move that froze a couple of defenders. Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “When he has been on the field, he’s Flash,” quarterback Carson Palmer said. “He’s made plays, so hopefully he’ll be back soon.”Said Williams about the play, “That’s what I’m here to do. I’m here to make plays,” he said. “I turned a play that could’ve easily been for a loss of three or four (yards) and I turned it into about a 10-to-15-yard gain. That’s what I’m here to do, and I’m happy that I can do that again.”Williams didn’t practice Monday and is unsure how much time he’ll miss.“Having things like this isn’t a setback mentally,” Williams said, “it’s only physically until that thing is taken care of.” – / 25 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more