Beau Johnston named Editor in Chief, Heather Swearingen of IH8MUD.com joins the teamToyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine (TCT) and parent company Zaxyn Media, LLC have announced very important changes leading up to the summer backroad adventure season.
In an effort to further streamline editorial production across digital, PDF, app, and website platforms, Publisher Shane Williams has named Beau Johnston as the new Editor in Chief of TCT Magazine. Beau has been with TCT since its inception and is a long time Toyota outdoor enthusiast. In his new duties, Beau will coordinate content for each issue with Managing Editors and Contributors as well as key partners.
Your GPS enabled maps for the 2015 Overland Expo West event are now ready!
The event this year has nearly 200 exhibitors and featured vehicles, as well as dozens of activities and points of interest.
We've put together a few useful files to help you find your way around while offline at Morman Lake, AZ next week.
After months of collaboration, custom programming, and hard work, we're excited to officially launch the all new Stay The Trail Colorado suite of online applications.
Zaxyn Media, LLC is excited to announce the latest version of the ToytecLifts.com website.
We are excited to announce key editorial changes for TCT Magazine as the top Toyota magazine finishes its 8th year of publication (first year as TCT).
The newest addition to the TCT Crew is Daniel Markofsky, of Denver, Colorado. Daniel is a long time Land Cruiser Enthusiast, an accomplished author, and an excellent photographer with many off-road and overland trips under his belt, including several tours of Israel and Jordan. Daniel is involved with Rising Sun 4X4 Club and helps organize several annual runs, including the famous annual Outlaws Run and Cruise Moab. Daniel has joined the TCT team as our new Land Cruiser Editor, previously filled by Jonathan Harris.
Jonathan Harris has served as Land Cruiser editor since 2013, and will now be handling Editor in Chief duties as well as coordinating event coverage for the magazine. An accomplished photographer and with a keen eye for detail, Jonathan will be ensuring Toyota Cruisers & Trucks continues to excel as the best source of Toyota information on the planet. With over 20 events around the country every year, Jonathan will also make sure each gets the attention required for amazing editorial coverage.
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Do you need an event guide, map book, or other custom publication for your outdoor or adventure event? We've been doing great guides for eight years and are happy to help!
At the very first FJ Cruiser Summit in 2007, Zaxyn Media produced our first 'map book' as a custom publication. From that simple document, we've grown to publish seven additional event guides for the Summit, improving upon those original maps in virtually very way.
The 2014 FJ Summit #8 Event Guide (Get it from TCT Magazine!) was our best yet, but we also added two new custom publications to the event this year.
First, we created the very first FJ Summit Passport. This 4.5" square document includes the logo & a short description for each vendor at the event, along with a small square for a stamp. The idea is to increase traffice to all vendor booths during the three vendor nights of the Summit, giving people a reason to see the great things each booth has to offer. Once all the squares in the passport were stamped, Sumiteers dropped the book off in the TCT Magazine booth for a chance to win an iPad Mini.
The passport was a huge success, and indeed helped double the traffic in most booths. It served as a great way for vendors to get the most out of their sponsorship.
For my first full graduate student paper, I wrote a lengthy piece on using mobile technology (such as smartphones and tablet computers) to aid in the educational development of young children.
My lovely wife Angie suggested the topic since:A) I love technologyB) Our two young children are exposed to technology very regularlyC) Parents should know the possible benefits and risks associated with allowing children to use this technology.
Mobile technology devices (such as smartphones and tablet computers) are an increasing part of American lives beginning with our children at birth. This technology is growing faster than any major revolution in the history of mankind, and has the potential to bring major advantages (as well as possible disadvantages) to the educational development of young children. Mobile devices have the potential to become a very important educational tool beginning as young as two years all they way through college and beyond. This report discusses the possibility of using mobile devices for educational purposes with young children both in the home and as part of early childhood education curriculum.
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In my 20+ years working with companies to help meet their technology needs, I’ve seen every type of business personality; amazing fabricators, talented salespeople, hardworking service professionals, shrewd business operators. For most of my career as a tech pro, the online world was a relatively minor part of the business. We built websites because we had to, they didn’t usually add much to the bottom line.In the last five or six years the shift from traditional business flow to an online-centric flow has accelerated. In the past you could build a site that had your basic information, contact forms, phone numbers, and a few support docs, whereas today your online presence is not only your website, but it includes social networks, online communities, and even Google Maps and Yelp listings.