The CNTB’s organic posts on the social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter also record excellent results. Thus, the global Facebook page reached a reach of 2.5 million people in a few hours, and when we add to that the reach achieved on other Facebook pages created separately by markets, we come to a total reach of 5 million people. On this social network, which recorded more than 9000 new fans in just one day, the most popular was a promotional video with football players and posts about a short “school” on how to become a Croatian fan in seven steps. The announcement created in cooperation with the Great British Chefs, which promoted Croatian eno-gastronomy through the preparation of the best Croatian dish for the football championship by the top British chef Tom Brown, also records excellent results, the CNTB concludes.Twitter praised CNTB activitiesOf course, Twitter is also recording great results, as is the social network Instagram where the CNTB channel was visited by more than 8.5 million fans, and only on Twitter almost 3 million impressions were achieved, while the promotional video on this social network was seen by more than a million people.Saša Škorić, director of the HTTPOOL agency, which is a representative of Twitter, emphasizes that the CNTB has best recognized the advantages of Twitter in Croatia, using very active communication with fans. “With constant and year-round campaigns, the CNTB realized that it is even more important to see on Twitter which are the current events that are particularly emotional. Fans were the most active during the matches, during the halftime and at the end of the matches, and the CNTB placed promotional content at that very moment, thus maximizing the effectiveness of their messages.”, stressed Skoric.CNTB promotional bannerIn any case, this is an immeasurable advertisement for Croatia, and we will see in the near future how we used it, what story we told and how we will use it. The excellent performance of the Croatian national football team at the World Cup, where our country won a historic second place, significantly contributed to the promotion of Croatia. The culmination of pride and glory was the final match against France, and the focus and interest of the world public was recognized by the Croatian National Tourist Board as an exceptional opportunity to further promote our country as an attractive and desirable tourist destination.”The fact that Croatia played the finals of the World Cup is a historic result that has provided our country with the attention and admiration of the world. This is confirmed by the recorded results of our website, which during Sunday and the final recorded an increase in visits by more than 200 percent compared to the same period last year. The highest number of visits to the website was recorded from 16 pm until one hour after the match, and the highest number of visits was recorded from India, Italy, the USA, Germany, Croatia, Russia and France. “, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, adding that a special version of the slogan of Croatian tourism had been created “Croatia Full of excellent players” which confirms its adaptability and the possibility of modification in accordance with promotional messages.Abbreviated version of the promotional video (attached below) Ambassadors of Croatian Tourism, in which Croatian national football team members appear Modric, Rakitic, Mandzukic, Lovren i Kovačić, was the backbone of promotional activities on social networks and new media.According to the CNTB, on the occasion of the final match, the promotional campaign on the YouTube channel and on the social networks Facebook and Instagram was well received.The focus was on the area around Luznhiki Stadium, and after the match on the entire Moscow area, and the campaign was further expanded to emitting markets such as Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland. These are countries that are important markets for Croatian tourism, but also countries where our players play for big clubs. As part of this campaign, impressive results were achieved: almost 4 million impressions, a shortened video reached a reach of 2.5 million people, and more than a million people commented, shared or liked the CNTB’s promotional announcement.
Somewhere between thinking Abigail Breslin is cute, deciding who’s hunkiest — George Clooney, Hugh Jackman or Daniel Craig — and checking out Jennifer Lopez’s neckline, you may start wondering who is going to win best picture at the end of the evening. After all, in a show that may last four hours, you’ll have a lot of time to ponder it, particularly since all of the major races seemed to have been decided long ago. In fact, by the time “Little Miss Sunshine’s” Breslin takes the stage as a presenter, she likely will have lost to Jennifer Hudson as best supporting actress. Helen Mirren is the foregone queen of actresses, while Forest Whitaker and Eddie Murphy have likewise overwhelmingly taken all preliminary heats. Even Martin Scorsese is expected to finally get his golden statue. So the only suspense tonight — unless your Oscar pool is turning on best animated short — is in the best-picture race where there is no clear-cut front-runner. “Babel,” “The Departed,” “Letters From Iwo Jima,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “The Queen” all have their passionate advocates and confirmed detractors. This isn’t like a year ago, when last-minute surger “Crash” beat longtime front-runner “Brokeback Mountain,” or when certifiably great movie “Saving Private Ryan” lost out to enjoyable romp “Shakespeare in Love.” Every best picture nominee has a good shot at the statuette this year. So here are the pluses and minuses of each contender. Just don’t wager money because of anything you read here. It’s that freaky out there. ‘BABEL’ For: Has more nominations (seven) than any other candidate. All elements of filmmaking (cinematography, editing, music, et al.) of highest quality and perfectly orchestrated together, artistically exemplifying the movie’s interconnection theme. Though mostly in foreign languages, folks tend not to really notice, and lots of them tear up at the end. Against: Called pretentious, heavy-handed, too downbeat — and preachy. Some evidently resent the film’s premise that we should strive to communicate better. Perhaps there’s a link between that and having the least amount of critical support among the contenders. ‘THE DEPARTED’ For: Great cast, great dialogue and great cinematic energy, ndplus the only nominee that’s grossed more than $100 million (or even come close). With “The Queen,” it’s the top choice among critics. Against: For all its entertainment value, not a great Scorsese film, mainly due to implausible plot that hijacks every scene. Perhaps too foulmouthed, nihilistic and violence-happy for older academy members, of which there are many. Actors, the academy’s largest branch, didn’t support it much, nominating only Mark Wahlberg out of a stellar cast. ‘LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA’ For: Made by a guy who’s 76, in a language he doesn’t speak, in barely a month — right after he made a totally different movie about the same subject. And if that’s not impressive enough, everyone loves Clint, and for extra sauce Spielberg produced it. Shows great restraint for a war movie, and sympathy and respect for oft-demonized former enemies. Against: The positives are also negative. Clint’s won too much and his other Iwo movie (“Flags of Our Father”) didn’t do well, this one’s in Japanese, and it may be a little too restrained for a war movie. People respect it more than love it, and in a five-way race, passion can be crucial. ‘LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE’ For: Despite themes of suicide, drug addiction and abject failure, it’s the only nominee that leaves people feeling good.It’s a modest film’s own long, uphill struggle to get made good for loads of underdog cred. Top performer at guild preliminaries. Feels naughty while it reassuringly appealings to universal family values. Against: Slightest entry in the race. Contrived situations undercut claims it’s a realistic, character-driven comedy — and comedies almost never win best picture anyway. Lack of directing and below-the-line nominations indicate narrow support. ‘THE QUEEN’ For: About changing times, culture and media irresponsibility, which pretty much every academy member can relate to (not to mention they all probably consider themselves some kind of royalty). With “The Departed,” top critics choice. And it’s English, which the academy associates with classy. Against: Some think it’s just a really good TV movie. — Bob Strauss, (818) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!