Disney reportedly planning sale of gaming division FoxNext

first_imgDisney reportedly planning sale of gaming division FoxNextMarvel Strike Force studio headed out as Disney CEO Robert Iger expresses desire to exit games entirelyRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterWednesday 11th September 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleThe Walt Disney CompanyDisney is reportedly planning the sale of its game-focused business FoxNext, reinforcing its aim to exit game development and publishing entirely.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Bloomberg reports that Disney is currently planning the sale of the studio with the decision driven by CEO Robert Iger. Though executives such as direct-to-consumer chief Kevin Mayer have expressed interest in retaining the arm, Iger wants to leave the business of making games behind.FoxNext was created as an arm of 21st Century Fox in 2017, and was then primarily responsible for VR, AR, and location-based entertainment. The studio was acquired last year by Disney as a part of a larger acquisition of assets from Fox, and its free-to-play mobile game Marvel Strike Force grossed $150 million in revenue as of its first anniversary in March of last year.The possible sale of FoxNext is consistent with Disney’s past attitude toward the games business, with the company shuttering Disney Infinity and its studio, Avalanche, back in 2016 as part of a move to exit games publishing. It has since preferred to license its properties out, though the games developed by FoxNext were one of its few remaining holdouts.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDisney shuts down Club Penguin copy over abusive messages and “e-sex”UK police arrest one man involved on suspicion of possessing child abuse imagesBy James Batchelor 11 months agoDisney wants developers to “reimagine” its IP for video gamesExec invites DICE Summit attendees to “come and play” with its catalogueBy James Batchelor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Bobby Deitch Announces Forthcoming Album, Releases New Single “Work With Whatcha Got!” [Listen]

first_imgMulti-instrumentalist Bobby Deitch has announced the upcoming release of his second full-length album, Work With Whatcha Got! due out on May 1st. To prepare for his upcoming release, Deitch is treating fans with plans to roll out three singles over the next several weeks, the first being the title track released today.Following an illustrious career as a musician, educator, and songwriter, Deitch released his first debut full-length album Grateful in Spring 2017 with his own Bobby Deitch Band (BDB). Comprised of Deitch, his wife Denise Deitch (vocals, percussion), Natasha DiMarco (vocals), Dave Reiss (bass guitar), Matt Wayne (saxophone, keys, vocals), JoeMamma Carpentieri (drums), keyboardist Eddy Bishai, and guitarist Scott Reeves, the eight-piece has had quite the touring roster over the last two years, performing headlining shows at NY’s Blue Note, Denver’s Cervantes’, Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre, and the legendary venue My Father’s Place alongside Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and supporting sets for Lettuce and Big “Funky” Sam.Three years later, Work With Whatcha Got! arrives with nine-full tracks of soulful blues and rock surrounding a roster of world-renowned guests. Recorded in Mahwah, NJ’s Les Paul Studio and Westminster, CO’s Colorado Sound, the album features the music collaborations of Deitch’s son and Lettuce members Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall, Eric Benny Bloom, and Adam Shmeeans Smirnoff, Turkuaz‘s Shira Elias and Michaelangelo Carubba, Original Blues Brothers and Rod Stewart saxophonist Baron Raymonde, The Meters’ George Porter jr., Steveland Swatkins, and Hayley Jane. Deitch produced the album with Wayne over the course of two years, pursuing the new project as a message to inspire listeners to come together to create a better world.Bobby Deitch Band: The Making Of Work With Whatcha Got[Video: Bobby Deitch Band]Notable tracks on the album include a Deitch & George Porter Jr. duet on “Constant Complainer”, “Live Together” as the band’s first official protest anthem, a very funky “If Looks Could Kill,” featuring a killer talkbox solo by Swatkins, a vocal duet with Deitch and his wife Denise on “You’re All That Matters To Me”, and a fiery guitar solo by Reeves on “Love Is Just A Kiss Away”.“The message of the music is meant to spread love. The music is designed to empower people to be the best they can be. It’s ‘feel good music’ that touches your soul and brings you to a place originally built by artists like Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, and Billy Joel,” Deitch says.Listen to Deitch’s first single release “Work With Whatcha Got!” below and on all streaming platforms. An album presale is now available on the band’s website and CD Baby.Work With Whatcha Got! Tracklist:Live TogetherLove Is Just A Kiss AwayWork With Whatcha GotYou’re All That Matters To MeIf Looks Could KillLove AttackHe Loves MeConstant ComplainerIt’s Youlast_img read more

Star Spotting! Movie Magnet Ewan McGregor to Make His Broadway Debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing

first_imgScottish movie star Ewan McGregor, famous for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and his wide range of diverse screen roles, is set to make his Broadway debut next fall. McGregor will headline a new revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold, at the American Airlines Theatre. The production will begin performances on October 2, 2014 and open officially on October 30. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through January 4, 2015. The full cast and design team for The Real Thing will be announced shortly. View Comments The Real Thing The Real Thing centers on Henry (McGregor), a successful playwright, who is unhappily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. The Tony-winning play explores relationships, fidelity and the passions that often blur our perception of love.center_img Related Shows McGregor is no stranger to the stage: He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Sky Masterson in the West End revival of Guys and Dolls in 2006. His other London stage credits include playing Iago in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse and appearing in Little Malcolm and His Struggles Against the Eunuchs in the West End. Of course, the actor is best known for his many film roles including the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Trainspotting, the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I and singing and dancing opposite Nicole Kidman in the movie musical Moulin Rouge. His many other film credits include Haywire, The Ghost, Amelia, Jack the Giant Slayer, Angels and Demons, I Love You Phillip Morris, Deception, Incendiary, Cassandra’s Dream, Miss Potter, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Stay, The Island, Star Wars: Episode II and Star Wars: Episode III, Young Adam, Down With Love, Big Fish, Black Hawk Down, Rogue Trader, Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine, A Life Less Ordinary, The Pillow Book and Shallow Grave. McGregor will next be seen in the upcoming films Jane Got a Gun, Mortdecai and the big screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning play August: Osage County.  Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Sidetrack

first_imgDieterNot the whole storyOUR Swiss cartoonist was fortunately not strolling across the Place Saint-Laurent in Lausanne on February 22, when tunnelling work for the city’s rubber-tyred M2 metro project brought about the collapse of a section of the square. Parts of the area had to be cordoned off, residents were evacuated and a number of shops had to be closed. These included a McDonalds fast food outlet and Co-Op City, which has since reopened. No-one was hurt.last_img

Record $75,000-plus in contingencies awarded to IMCA drivers in 2014

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – More than $75,000 in contingency awards will go to IMCA drivers, based on their participation in sign-up programs or having met other requirements unique to individual programs in 2014. “The value of contingency awards and cash prizes continues to increase each season,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “I would encourage our drivers to redeem any mid-season or season-ending certificates as soon as possible, and to continue supporting the businesses that support them.” Certificates, cash and some product awards will be presented during the national awards banquet later this month in Lincoln, Neb. The rest will be mailed directly to drivers beginning in early December. The following contingency awards were not necessarily determined by actual regional finish, but by either driver sign-up sheets or other unique requirements. For all contingency awards winners where it applies, their actual finishing position, either regional or national, is in parenthesis. All awards are product certificates unless noted otherwise.AFCO Racing ProductsTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) $250, 2) $150, 3) $50. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Paul Stone, Winton, Calif. (22); 2nd-Don Earven, Globe, Ariz. (86); 3rd-John Osgood III, Ceres, Calif. (334). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa (12); 2nd-Jerry Wren, Howard Lake, Minn. (27); 3rd-Matt Oreskovich, Clintonville, Wis. (269). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan. (8); 2nd-Jeffery Boyd, Wamego, Kan. (187). Razor South Central Region – 1st-Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas (4); 2nd-Chad Estes, Troy, Texas (66). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich. (2); 2nd-Mike Stoddard, Binghamton. N.Y. (11); 3rd-Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich. (21).Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $200, 2) $100, 3) $50. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa (66), 2nd-Jared Miles, Bernard, Iowa (123), 3rd- Chas Van Ooyen, Freedom, Wis. (225). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-C.J. Gray, Leander, Texas (21); 2nd-Traci Jennings, Farmington, N.M. (44).Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) $125, 2) $75, 3) $50. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa (2); 2nd-Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill. (4); 3rd-Matt Lettow, Roland, Iowa (133). Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Southern – none.BilsteinTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $200. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Craig Cassell, Albany, Ore. (19); 2nd-Cody Graham, Mesa, Ariz. (45); 3rd-Michael Yost, Idaho Falls, Idaho (350). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Patrick Flannagan, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (32). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb. (2); 2nd-Bob Zoubek, Dorchester, Neb. (7); 3rd-Brint Hartwick, Quitman, Ark. (14). Razor South Central Region – 1st-Austin Huskey, Slaton, Texas (16); 2nd-Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas (22). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y. (1); 2nd-Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa. (4); 3rd-Will Ward, Cobleskill, N.Y. (7).Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa (1); 2nd-Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis. (3); 3rd-Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa (10). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – none.Top 3 Hobby Stock drivers in each region: 1) $300, 2) $200, 3) $100. Big Daddy Northern Region – 1st-John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa (4); 2nd-Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa (10); Eric Stanton, Hartford, Iowa (12). Charger Southern Region – 1st-Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas (3); 2nd-Jerrad Steele, Andrews, Texas (4); 3rd-Halie Brown, Hobbs, N.M. (7).Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) $300, 2) $200, 3) $100. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa (1); 2nd-Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb. (3); 3rd-Todd Boulware, Jefferson, S.D. (23). Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st- Rickey Haney, Seagoville, Texas (59); 2nd-Mike Owens, Wagoner, Okla. (106).BSB ManufacturingTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) $300, 2) $200, 3) $100. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif. (4); 2nd-Kelly Smith, Roosevelt, Utah (20); 3rd-Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah (101). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Alex Hanson, Northwood, Iowa (152). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo. (5); 2nd-Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan. (18); 3rd-Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan. (21). Razor South Central Region – 1st-William Gould, Calera, Okla. (1); 2nd-Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas (2); 3rd-Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas (3). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa. (5); 2nd-Gary Roberts, Afton, N.Y. (6); 3rd-Kurt Decker, Ninevah, N.Y. (8).Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $300, 2) $200, 3) $100. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan. (5); 2nd-Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa (7); 3rd-Heath Tulp, Belmond, Iowa (30). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas (1).Top 3 Hobby Stock drivers in each region: 1) $300, 2) $200, 3) $100.Big Daddy Northern Region – none. Charger Southern Region – 1st-Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas (44).Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) $300, 2) $200, 3) $100. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan. (7); 2nd-Justin Remus, Sleepy Eye, Minn. (31). Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Chipita Rowley, Roosevelt, Utah (33).Bushore Racing EnterprisesTop 2 Stock Car drivers in national points: 1) $300 cash, 2) $200 cash. 1st-Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa (1); 2nd-Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas (2).Top 2 Hobby Stock drivers in national points: 1) $300 cash, 2) $200 cash. 1st-Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa (1); 2nd-Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn. (3).Top 2 Northern SportMod drivers in national points: 1) $300 cash, 2) $200 cash. 1st-Chad Dolan, Gibbon, Neb. (5); 2nd-Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan. (15).Crane CamsTop 4 Modified drivers in each region with Crane ignition: 1) $600, 2) $400, 3) $250, 4) $100.Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev. (2). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa (8); 2nd-Patrick Flannagan, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (32); 3rd-Jerry Luloff, Independence, Iowa (94); 4th-David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa (108). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan. (4); 2nd-Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb. (6); 3rd-Joe Mullins, Boulder, Colo. (214). Razor South Central Region – none. Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Nicole Spalding, Troy, Pa. (28).Top 5 Modified drivers in each region with a claim engine: 1) $300, 2) $250, 3) $200, 4) $150, 5) $100.Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M. (1); 2nd-Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif. (4); 3rd-Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif. (5); 4th-Austin Burke, Salinas, Calif. (11); 5th-Travis White, Fallon, Nev. (14). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn. (4); 2nd-Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa (6); 3rd-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill. (7); 4th-Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa (9); 5th-Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa (11). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. (1); 2nd-Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb. (6); 3rd-Bob Zoubek, Dorchester, Neb. (7); 4th-Van Gemmill, Ponca City, Okla. (10); 5th-Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb. (11). Razor South Central Region – 1st-William Gould, Calera, Okla. (1); 2nd-Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas (2); 3rd-Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas (3); 4th-Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas (4); 5th-Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas (5). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y. (1); 2nd-Matt Cole, Binghamton, N.Y. (3); 3rd-Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa. (4); 4th-Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa. (5); 5th-Gary Roberts, Afton, N.Y. (6).Top 4 Stock Car drivers in each region with Crane ignition: 1) $600, 2) $400, 3) $250, 4) $100.Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa (1); 2nd-Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa (11); 3rd-Chad Palmer, Renwick, Iowa (24). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – none.Top 4 Late Model drivers in Deery Brothers points with Crane ignition: 1) $600, 2) $400, 3) $250, 4) $100.1st-Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa (1); 2nd-Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa. (2); 3rd-Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa (9); 4th-Ray Guss, Jr. (10).EdelbrockTop 5 Modified drivers in each region with a claim engine: 1) intake, 2) $50, 3) $50, 4) $50, 5) $50.Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M. (1); 2nd-Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif. (4); 3rd-Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif. (5); 4th-Austin Burke, Salinas, Calif. (11); 5th-Travis White, Fallon, Nev. (14). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn. (4); 2nd-Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa (6); 3rd-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill. (7); 4th-Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa (9); 5th-Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa (11). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. (1); 2nd-Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb. (6); 3rd-Bob Zoubek, Dorchester, Neb. (7); 4th-Van Gemmill, Ponca City, Okla. (10); 5th-Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb. (11). Razor South Central Region – 1st-William Gould, Calera, Okla, (1); 2nd-Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas (2); 3rd-Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas (3); 4th-Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas (4); 5th-Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas (5). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y. (1); 2nd-Matt Cole, Binghamton, N.Y. (3); 3rd-Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa. (4); 4th-Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa. (5); 5th-Gary Roberts, Afton, N.Y. (6).Top 5 Hobby Stock drivers in each region with a claim engine: 1) intake, 2) $50, 3) $50, 4) $50, 5) $50.Big Daddy Northern Region – 1st-Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb. (2); 2nd-Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn. (3); 3rd-John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa (4); 4th-Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa (5); 5th-Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn. (6). Charger Southern Region – 1st-Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.. (2); 2nd-Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas (3); 3rd-Jerrad Steele, Andrews, Texas (4); 4th-Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas (5); 5th-Halie Brown, Hobbs, N.M. (6).Top 5 SportMod drivers in each division with a claim engine: 1) intake, 2) $50, 3) $50, 4) $50, 5) $50.Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill. (4); 2nd-Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan. (7); 3rd-Brett Lowry, Montezuma, Iowa (10); 4th-Austin Moyer, Dubuque, Iowa (12); 5th-Jenae Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa (14). Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas (1); 2nd-Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M. (2); 3rd-Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas (3); 4th-Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas (4); 5th-Jon White, Jr., Red Oak, Texas (5).Eibach SpringsTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) 4 springs, 2) 2 springs, 3) 1 spring. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M. (1); 2nd-Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz. (3); 3rd-Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif. (5). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn. (4); 2nd-Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa (5); 3rd-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill. (7). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo. (5); 2nd-Brint Hartwick, Quitman, Ark. (14); 3rd-Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan. (18). Razor South Central Region – 1st-William Gould, Calera, Okla. (1); 2nd-Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas (6); 3rd-Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas (8). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y. (1); 2nd-Matt Cole, Binghamton, N.Y. (3) 3rd-Gary Roberts, Afton, N.Y. (6).Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) 4 springs, 2) 2 springs, 3) 1 spring. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa (1); 2nd-David Smith, Lake City, Iowa (2) 3rd-Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa (18). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas (1); 2nd-Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas (4); 3rd-Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas (6).Top 3 Hobby Stock drivers in each region: 1) 4 springs, 2) 2 springs, 3) 1 spring. Big Daddy Northern Region – 1st-Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa (1); 2nd-John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa (4); Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa (10). Charger Southern Region – 1st-Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas (4); 2nd-Andy Roller, Waco, Texas (9); 3rd-Brandon Geurin, Robinson, Texas (12).Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) 4 springs, 2) 2 springs, 3) 1 spring. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa (1); 2nd-Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb. (3); 3rd-Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill. (6). Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M. (2); 2nd-Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas (4); 3rd-Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas (6).EQ Cylinder HeadsIMCA Stock Car Multiple Track Champions w/Enginequest heads: $200 cash each.Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis.; David Smith, Lake City, Iowa; Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa; Gregory Gutt, Erie. Colo.; Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas. IMCA SportMod Multiple Track Champions w/Enginequest heads: $200 cash each.Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill.; Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas; Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas; Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M.IMCA Hobby Stock Multiple Track Champions w/Enginequest heads: $200 cash each.Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn.; John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa; Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb. IMCA SportMod Most Improved Driver w/Enginequest heads: Set of Cylinder Heads. Karl Chevrolet Northern – Blaine Walt, Collyer, Kan. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – Justin Long, Haslet, Texas.IMCA Hobby Stock Most Improved Driver w/Enginequest heads: Set of Cylinder Heads.John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa.IMCA Hobby Stock Most Highest Finishing Mopar Driver: Set of Cylinder Heads. Daniel Van Haitsma, Boyd, Texas.IMCA Northern SportMod Most Highest Finishing Mopar Driver: Set of Cylinder Heads. Tom Quint, Hillrose, Colo.IMCA Southern SportMod Most Highest Finishing Mopar Driver: Set of Cylinder Heads. None.GenesisTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz. (3); 2nd-Steve Stultz, Peoria, Ariz. (25). BMS North Central Region – none. Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Tom Svoboda, David City, Neb. (30). Razor South Central Region – 1st- Sam Cox, Flower Mound, Texas (45). Dirt Works Eastern Region – none.Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Karl Chevrolet Northern – none. Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Southern – none.HolleyTop 5 Modified drivers in each region: 1) 750 carb, 2) $350, 3) $250, 4) $100, 5) $100. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M. (1); 2nd-Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev. (2); 3rd-Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz. (3); 4th-Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif. (4); 5th-Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif. (5). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn. (4); 2nd-Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa (8); 3rd-Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa (11); 4th-Mark Schulte, Delhi, Iowa (22); 5th-Patrick Flannagan, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (32). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb. (2); 2nd-Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan. (4); 3rd-Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo. (5); 4th-Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb. (6); 5th-Bob Zoubek, Dorchester, Neb. (7). Razor South Central Region – 1st-William Gould, Calera, Okla. (1); 2nd-Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas (2); 3rd-Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas (3); 4th-Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas (4); 5th-Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas (6). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y. (1); 2nd-A.J. Ward. Ionia, Mich. (2); 3rd-Matt Cole, Binghamton, N.Y. (3); 4th-Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa. (4); 5th-Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa. (5).Top 5 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) carburetor, 2) $175, 3) $125, 4) $50, 5) $50. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa (1); 2nd-Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa (2); 3rd-Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb. (3); 4th-Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill. (4); 5th-Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill. (6). Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M. (2); 2nd-Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas (3); 3rd-Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas (4); 4th-Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas (6); 5th-Jeffrey Abbey, Camanche, Texas (8).HypercoilsTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) 2 springs, 2) 2 springs, 3) 2 springs. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Craig Cassell, Albany, Ore. (19); 2nd-Kelly Smith, Roosevelt, Utah (20); 3rd-Cody Graham, Mesa, Ariz. (45). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Patrick Flannagan, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (32); 2nd-Jerry Luloff, Independence, Iowa (94); 3rd- Todd Dart, Algoma, Wis. (99). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. (1); 2nd- Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb. (2); 3rd- Bob Zoubek, Dorchester, Neb. (7). Razor South Central Region – 1st-Austin Huskey, Slaton, Texas (16). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st- Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa. (4).Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) 2 springs, 2) 2 springs, 3) 2 springs. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis. (3); 2nd-Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan. (5); 3rd-John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa (43). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Chad Estes, Troy, Texas (37).Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) 2 springs, 2) 2 springs, 3) 2 springs. Karl Chevolet Northern – 1st-Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis. (20); 2nd-Todd Boulware, Jefferson, S.D. (23); 3rd-Al Sotomayor, Morgan Hill, Calif. (66). Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas (3); 2nd-Jeffrey Abbey, Camanche, Texas (8); 3rd-Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas (14).IntegraTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev. (2); 2nd-Wade Taylor, Spring Creek, Nev. (41); 3rd-Cody Miller, Gilbert, Ariz. (80). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Rob Henry, Port Byron, Ill. (62); 2nd-Jacob Murray, Hartford, Iowa (145); 3rd- Justin Jones, Bemidji, Minn. (180). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan. (4); 2nd-Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb. (6); 3rd-Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan., (15). Razor South Central Region – 1st-Mark Warren, Bastrop, Texas (57). Dirt Works Eastern Region – none.Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150.Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – none. Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Jay Bransom, Fort Worth, Texas (15); 2nd-Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M. (35).Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: (Northern) 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. (Southern) 1) $250, 2) $150, 3) $100. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Nate Ginest, Great Bend, Kan. (50). Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Justin Long, Haslet, Texas (10); 2nd-Rickey Haney, Seagoville, Texas (59).Top 6 Late Model drivers in national/Deery combined points: 1) $350, 2) $350, 3) $250, 4) $250, 5) $150, 6) $150. 1st-Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa (1,445); 2nd-Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa (1,325); 3rdTyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa (1,302), 4th-Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa (1,280); 5th-Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill. (1,239); 6th-Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa (1,181).JRiTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Larry Shaw Western Region – none. BMS North Central Region – 1st-Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa. (8); 2nd-Dalton Magers, Redwood Falls, Minn. (36); 3rd- Derrick Lisafeld, Lampman, Sask. (405). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Nate Moore, Colby, Kan. (17). Razor South Central Region – none. Dirt Works Eastern Region – none.Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150.Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – none. Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – none.Top 3 Northern SportMod drivers: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Karl Chevrolet Northern – none.Landrum SpringsTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: buy 1 spring get 1 free.BMS North Central Region – 1st-Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa. (11).Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: buy 1 spring get 1 free.Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa. (10); 2nd-Shawn Wagner, Lena, Wis. (395). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – none.Mitchell MachineTop 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $250, 2) $100, 3) $100. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-David Smith, Lake City, Iowa (2); 2nd-Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa (4); 3rd-Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa (7). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas (4). 2nd-Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas (6); 3rd-Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M. (35).MSDTop 5 Modified drivers in each region: 1) 6AL ignition box/Blaster HVC Coil, 2) 6AL ignition box, 3) Universal spark plug wire set, 4) Universal spark plug wire set, 5) Blaster HVC Coil. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M. (1); 2nd-Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz. (3); 3rd-Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif. (4), 4th-Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif. (5); 5th-Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif. (6). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn. (4); 2nd-Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa (5); 3rd-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill. (7); 4th-Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa (11); 5th-Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa (12). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. (1); 2nd-Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb. (2); 3rd-Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo. (5); 4th-Bob Zoubek, Dorchester, Neb. (7); 5th-David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan. (8). Razor South Central Region – 1st-William Gould, Calera, Okla. (1); 2nd-Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas (2); 3rd-Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas (3); 4th-Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas (4); 5th-Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas (6). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y. (1); 2nd-A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich. (2); 3rd-Matt Cole, Binghampton, N.Y. (3); 4th-Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa. (4); 5th-Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa. (5).Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) Ultimate HEI Kit and Universal plug wire set, 2) HEI module, 3) Universal plug wire set. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-David Smith, Lake City, Iowa (2); 2nd-Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis. (3); 3rd-Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa (4). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas (4); 2nd-Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas (6); 3rd-Jay Bransom, Fort Worth, Texas (15). Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) 8728 Soft Touch rev-control, 2) Universal plug wire set, 3) Universal plug wire set.Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa (1); 2nd-Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa (2); 3rd-Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb. (3). Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M. (2); 2nd-Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas (6); 3rd-John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas (13). Top 3 Late Model drivers in national and Deery points: 1) 6AL Ignition box, 2) Blaster HVC Coil and universal plug wire set, 3) Universal plug wire set.National – 1st-Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa (2); 2nd-Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa (4); 3rd-Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa (5). Deery Brothers – 1st-Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa (3); 2nd-Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa (4); 3rd-Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa (5).PenskeTop 3 Modified drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif. (6). BMS North Central Region – 1st-David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa (108). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., (41). Razor South Central Region – J.P. Dowell, Killeen, Texas (99). Dirt Works Eastern Region – none.Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region –1st-Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa (4). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – none.Performance DistributorsTop 5 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) distributor, 2) $100, 3) $75, 4) $50, 5) $25. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa (66); 2nd-David Brandies, Atalissa, Iowa (90); 3rd-Jared Miles, Bernard, Iowa (123); 4th-Tom Riehl, Hortonville, Wis. (151). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas (1).Top 5 Hobby Stock drivers in each region: 1) distributor, 2) $100, 3) $75, 4) $50, 5) $25. Big Daddy Northern Region – 1st-Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa (1); 2nd-John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa (4); 3rd-Cody Nielesen, Fort Dodge, Iowa (8); 4th-Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa (10); 5th-Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb. (11). Charger Southern Region – 1st-Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas (3); 2nd-Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas (5); 3rd-Shannon Dulock, Axtell, Texas (8); 4th-Andy Roller, Waco, Texas (9); 5th-Jamie Herring, Killeen, Texas (17).Top 5 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) distributor, 2) $100, 3) $75, 4) $50, 5) $25. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa (1); 2nd-Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb. (3); 3rd-Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill. (4); 4th-Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan. (7); 5th-Shane Swanson, Forest City, Iowa (11). Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas (3); 2nd-Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas (4); 3rd-Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas (6); 4th-Jeffrey Abbey, Camanche, Texas (8); 5th-Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas (9).PRO ShocksTop 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $300, 2) $200, 3) $100. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Dan Hanselman, Algona, Iowa (49); 2nd-Gregory Gutt, Erie, Colo (118); 3rd-Kile Vohringer, Maquoketa, Iowa (297). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas (25).Top 3 SportMod drivers in each region: 1) $300, 2) $200, 3) $100. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Juanita Faddis, Farmington, N.M. (57); 2nd-Tony Quinton, Tahlequah, Okla. (186). Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Southern – none.QA1Top 5 Modified drivers in each region: 1)$350, 2), $250, 3) $200, 4) $150, 5)$100. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Austin Burke, Salinas, Calif. (11); 2nd-Matt Mitchell, Vancouver, Wash. (104) 3rd-Doug Lockwood, Beaverton, Ore. (127). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill. (7); 2nd-Mark Schulte, Delhi, Iowa (22); 3rd-Jerry Luloff, Independence, Iowa (94); 4th-Dean McGee, Galesburg, Ill. (191); 5th-Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa (203). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb., (1); 2nd-Chris Carter, Redfield, Ark. (44); 3rd-Larry Sutton, Beloit, Kan. (97); 4th-James Krehmeyer, Wray, Colo. (163); 5th-Joe Mullins, Boulder, Colo. (214). Razor South Central Region –1st-Marvin Skinner, Grand Prairie, Texas (44). Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, N.Y. (13).Top 3 Stock Car drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2), $250, 3) $150. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill. (23); 2nd-John Oliver, Jr., Danville, Iowa (43); 3rd-Shawn Havel, Algoma, Wis. (70). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas (4); 2nd-Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas (6); 3rd-Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas (17).Top 3 Hobby Stock drivers in each region: 1) $350, 2) $250, 3) $150. Big Daddy Northern Region – 1st-Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn. (3); 2nd-Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb. (11); 3rd-TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb. (17). Charger Southern Region – 1st-April Phillips, Abilene, Texas (1); 2nd-Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas (5); 3rd-Rodney Sparks, Abilene, Texas (11).Top 3 SportMod drivers in each division: 1) $125, 2) $75, 3) $50. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill. (22); 2nd-Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis. (62); 3rd-Bradley Holtmeyer, Quincy, Ill. (165). Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas (3); 2nd-Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas (6); 3rd-Jeffrey Abbey, Camanche, Texas (8).RAM ClutchesTop 5 Modified drivers in each region: $50. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev. (2). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa (11). Jet Racing Central Region – none. Razor South Central Region – none. Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y. (1); 2nd-Matt Cole, Binghamton, N.Y. (3); 3rd-Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa. (5); 4th-Carmen Vona Jr., Syracuse, N.Y. (39); 5th-Kevin Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y. (56).Top 5 Stock Car drivers in each region: $50. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-David Smith, Lake City, Iowa (2); 2nd-Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa (7); 3rd-Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa (18); 4th-Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill. (23); 5th-Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa (66). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas (4); 2nd-Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas (6); 3rd-Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M. (35); 4th-Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas (92).Top 5 SportMod drivers in each division: $50. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa (16); 2nd-Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa (24); 3rd-Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa (47); 4th-Bradley Holtmeyer, Quincy, Ill (165); 5th-Tony Quinton, Tahlequah, Okla. (186). Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – 1st-John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas (13); 2nd-Travis Gray, Price, Utah (29).TruCoil SpringsTop Modified driver in each region: 1) 4 springs. Larry Shaw Western Region – 1st-Ed Ippoliti, Jr., Bullhead City, Ariz. (258). BMS North Central Region – 1st-Keith Feller, Eldridge, Iowa (555). Jet Racing Central Region – 1st-Greg Sharpe, Commerce City, Colo. (37). Razor South Central Region – none. Dirt Works Eastern Region – 1st-Bob Collins, Nineveh, N.Y. (31).Top Stock Car driver in each region: 1) 4 springs. Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region – 1st-Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill., (23). Arnold Motor Supply Southern Region – 1st-Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas (17).Top SportMod driver in each division: 1) 4 springs. Karl Chevrolet Northern – 1st-Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis. (62). Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern – none.last_img read more

#AskIt – Does Walt Disney World Need More Value Resorts?

first_imgShare This!Howdy folks. This week I was looking over TouringPlans coverage of current and upcoming resorts and it really sunk in that nearly all the expansion in recent memory has been in the Deluxe and Disney Vacation Club category. Sure, there’s Art of Animation, which is sort of a Value Plus. But then there’s expansion at Coronado Springs (for more luxe rooms for convention and business guests), the Tower expansion at Caribbean Beach and the Riviera (a DVC property that will most likely be at Caribbean Beach), Copper Creek Cabins and Villas at Wilderness Lodge…and don’t forget the Star Wars resort. These are all great. Really. But sometimes, you want a cheaper room with the amenities of staying onsite.Pop Century’s rooms have gotten a nice makeover. And the rumor is that some of the All Stars will be next. But you really don’t have the number options in the value resort level that you do moderate, deluxe, and deluxe villa levels.Of course, no one is forcing you to stay onsite. And you offsite fans are a vocal if not plentiful part of our readership (no, really – we have the survey numbers to back it up – the vast majority of our readers are happily staying onsite at Walt Disney World). So if that’s your thing, you do you. But our question this week is:Does Walt Disney World Need More Value Resorts? Yes (76%, 547 Votes) No (24%, 171 Votes) Total Voters: 718  Loading …We’ll have your results next week. In the meantime, if you’d like to see a new value resort, what theme should it have? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

#Nextchat RECAP: How To Build Cultures of Curiosity

first_imgOn April 17 @shrmnextchat chatted with @DrDianeHamilton, #SHRM19 speaker, nationally syndicated radio host, leadership speaker and author of “Cracking the Curiosity Code,” and Creator of Curiosity Code Index to talk about How to Create Cultures of Curiosity. If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with great advice for organizations to encourage more curiosity and innovation, you can read all the tweets HERE or below:last_img

20 Variables Every Marketer Should Be Testing

first_img Originally published Oct 7, 2011 12:00:00 PM, updated October 29 2019 Topics: We talk a lot about how marketing analytics is key to inbound marketing success. Another concept that goes hand-in-hand with analytics is testing. Contrary to popular practice, testing in marketing expands beyond email marketing and can be applied to practically every other inbound marketing tactic — social media, business blogging, landing pages, lead generation, and lead nurturing — there’s virtually nothing you can’t test in your marketing.Learn how to run more impactful, measurable marketing campaigns.While we believe marketers should constantly be testing their marketing, the first step is identifying the different marketing variables you can test. And because so many of these variables are applicable across channels, you’ll likely never run out of tests to run or experiments to try. The following 20 testing variables can lead you to discover valuable opportunities to optimize and improve the performance of your marketing initiatives.20 Variables to Test in Inbound Marketing 1. Layout: Test the layout within individual content items like blog posts, email marketing messages, lead nurturing emails as well as website pages like landing pages, your main website homepage, your blog homepage, etc. Move elements of your pages around, and test the performance of one layout vs. another.2. Calls-to-Action (CTAs): CTAs offer a number of testing opportunities. Test the performance of different calls-to-action based on their placement on various pages of your website and within certain pieces of content like blog posts, ebooks, and webinars. 3. Content Offers: Calls-to-action are made up of different offers, such as an ebook, a webinar, a free trial, etc. Test calls-to-action in terms of different offer topics in your industry and various formats (video vs. webinar vs. ebook vs. free trial, etc.). Do certain offers focused on a particular topic or in a specific format tend to resonate better with your audience? These types of tests can help you indentify the wants and needs of your prospects and customers and help you create content your audience cares about.4. Color: Test the color of your call-to-action buttons. You can even just test the overall color scheme of your website or blog. Do certain colors elicit a better response than others?5. Size: Sometimes, just making a CTA button, an image, or a headline a few hairs bigger can make a huge difference. Maybe your headline isn’t prominent enough to catch the site visitor’s attention. Or maybe your call-to-action is too small to stand out. Test the sizing of different website and content elements.6. Email Subject Line: In your email marketing and lead nurturing emails, test different versions of subject lines to determine which results in the best click-through rate. Do you find that a more actionable or sensational subject line performs better than others?7. Blog Titles: Similarly, do some testing and analysis of blog titles. Do numbers in your titles produce better results? Over time, can you notice a pattern of specific words that have consistently attracted lots of views?8. Email Sender: Test various versions of how you present your email sender. Does a stand-alone name of one of your employees work better than your company name? What about a combination of the two?9. Email Templates: Create a few different email templates, and test their effectiveness over each other in your email marketing and lead nurturing messages.10. Length: Test the length of your landing page copy and forms (shorter forms may be better for your business than longer forms, or vice versa), your content (do your readers prefer shorter or longer blog posts with more copy?), your email messages, and social media updates like tweets, Facebook, and LinkedIn updates.11. Messaging: Have you varied the way you position your message? Try a different angle, and see what effect it has.12. Tone: Test different tones in your writing and positioning. Does a more serious approach work better than an edgier one? Be careful with this one though — once you’ve done some testing and defined your most effective tone, stick with it. Your company should have a recognizable, consistent voice across all your messages and content.13. Images: Test how people respond to different types of images — in your blog posts, your email messages, your landing pages, your CTAs, etc.14. Timing: Do your tweets get retweeted more in the morning or the afternoon? Do certain days of the week make for better Facebook engagement? Perhaps your email marketing is more effective on Saturdays and your blog posts generate more views during the middle of the week.15. Frequency: Is your particular audience receptive to more or fewer updates from you, whether it be via email, tweets, blog articles, Facebook posts, etc.? Test the frequency of your updates in various channels and take notice of what works best.16. Keywords: Test the performance of your keywords. Can you generate more traffic from a long tail keyword than you’re generating from a more general keyword?17. Paid Search: While not a variable in itself, there are a number of variables and combinations of variables you can test in your paid search efforts, too — keywords, messaging, imagery, offers, etc.18. Targeting and Personalization: Another variable you can test in paid search is targeting! Furthermore, you can test different targeting methods on your homepage, on your landing pages, in your email marketing and lead nurturing, etc.19. Privacy: Does adding a note about protecting visitors’ privacy to certain pages of your website impact your results? Test adding some language that indicates protection of privacy to your landing pages, and see if it results in higher conversion rates.20. Data Visualization: What’s the best way for you to present data? In a pie chart? A graph? An infographic? Try different ways to visualize your data, and see what works best!Regularly testing elements of your marketing can be a great way to identify ways to improve your existing marketing efforts. What other variables can you test in your inbound marketing?Image Credit: [F]oxymoron A/B Testing Don’t forget to share this post! 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