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Trip Planning 101 (3.0): Deciding When to Visit Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Welcome to our periodic refresh of the TouringPlans Trip Planning 101 series, where we walk new WDW trip planners through some of the basic components of getting ready for a trip to Walt Disney World. Here we’re looking at factors to consider as you decide when to make your Disney visit.The first step in planning a visit to Walt Disney World is deciding when to take your trip. This basic decision can have a big influence on the pace, mood, and cost of your vacation. Here’s a guide on how to choose the best timetable for your Walt Disney World experience. We’ll do this from two perspectives: a family with kids in school and adults not traveling with children.Gather Your ToolsBefore you sit down to plan, you’ll need to gather the following items:A blank calendar. I like having one where I can see whole year in front of me, such as the 2018 calendar above.Your school district calendar (if applicable).Work schedules.Calendars for your family’s activities: sports, church groups, dance recitals, etc.Your personal appointment calendar.The TouringPlans.com Crowd Calendar.The Walt Disney World attraction closures schedule.Access to information about Disney’s special events each month. There’s a great section about this in the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.Access to your favorite weather website, such as weather.com.Access to your favorite airline website, travel aggregator website (Expedia, Travelocity, etc.), or travel agregator app (Kayak, etc.).Access to your favorite Disney discounts website, like MouseSavers.com.Several colored pencils, highlighters, or markers.Brainstorm Planning-Related InformationBefore you sit down with the calendar, you’ll need to ask yourself some basic questions.Are travel dates limited to school vacation dates? Or are you willing to take the kids out of school for a few days, or more?Are you willing to have your child miss sports team events or similar activities? Is there a big tournament during your school vacation?Are there work-related dates that prevent travel? For example, you’re an accountant who can’t travel during tax season.Are there family-related commitments that prevent travel? For example, your sister’s wedding is in August so you can’t go to Walt Disney World then.Are there religious observances that prevent travel? For example, you need to be home during Easter.Are there specific events at Walt Disney World that you’d like to experience? For example, Food & Wine Festival, Flower & Garden Festival, or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.Does weather play a factor in your vacation enjoyment? For example, you don’t consider it a vacation unless it’s warm enough to swim. Or you’re uncomfortable carrying your toddler when it’s more than 80 degrees out.Are there medical reasons not to travel at certain times of year? For example, your allergies flare during the spring. Or you become short of breath at temperatures above 85 degrees.Do you have any absolutely 100% must-do attractions? For example, your son is obsessed with Star Wars. His (and thus your) vacation will be ruined if he doesn’t experience the Star Tours attraction.Are there other people’s schedules to consider? For example, your dog walker is unavailable in the summer. Or your mother-in-law is traveling with you and must be consulted.How important are low crowd levels to you?How important is low cost to you?Are there any habits of my traveling party to consider? For example, your teenagers refuse to wake up early on vacation, so you’d prefer travel when the parks are open late.Are there special celebrations to consider? For example, your daughter has always wanted to be at Walt Disney World on her birthday.Narrow it DownIf the reason that you’re visiting Walt Disney World is for a specific event, perhaps to run in the Walt Disney World Marathon, then selecting your travel dates is going to be easy. But most folks will have some more challenging choices to make. For example, while I personally make several annual research trips on my own, my family also likes to take one long trip to WDW each year (a full week), plus possibly a long weekend bonus trip.The last time I updated this post, my three daughters were all in high school and all shared the same vacation calendar. This made planning relatively easy. To see how that process went, check out my 2014 post. This time, the three girls are all in different colleges, with slightly different vacations. Further complicating matters, my oldest will graduate this year and has not yet settled on her post-graduation path. (Fingers crossed that her plans work out!)Here are some of our WDW date selection considerations this year:Now that the kiddos are older, we understand that we may not always be able to travel together as a full family unit, but we’d really like to try to make that happen in 2018. The ultimate goal is to find a period of at least 5-7 days where we could all travel together.While we occasionally pulled them out of school for travel when they were young, for us this is not an option during college. I’ve redlined all the dates in which I know that any of the girls will be in school.Daughter J is traveling with her college choir during part of her spring break, so she will be unable to travel then. Also, extended family will be with us attending daughter C’s graduation in June. We can’t travel during this time or immediately after. I’ve marked out these dates in March and June in brown.It’s plain to see that the only viable options we’ll have this year to travel as a full family of five are Thanksgiving, during the summer, and Christmas. We decided to pass on Thanksgiving because the trip would have to be fairly short and there are some older relatives that we mostly see at Thanksgiving and would like to protect that time. This leaves summer and Christmas, both of which have some disadvantages. A peek at any weather app will tell you that summer in Orlando is close in temperature to the center of the sun, a situation which makes my husband more than a little cranky. While the climate is more mild in late December, the TouringPlans Crowd Calendar makes it plain that this is an extremely busy time of year, with generally higher prices in place, both of which make me more than a little cranky.While neither of those options are ideal, in other circumstances we might have opted for the summer because the girls like to be at the parks late in warm weather. However, the other confounding factor that none of my daughters have yet to figure out their own summer plans. After a quick family chat, we’ve decided to avoid planning a vacation in the summer to provide them with maximum flexibility to find a job, internship, or class that best meets their needs for education and earning.That leaves December. We’re going to book our family trip for the Christmas holiday 2018. We’ll go into it knowing that we’ll probably spend lots of time at the resort relaxing rather than fighting the masses at the parks. I’m looking forward to it.Planning an Adults-Only TripWhile having my daughters in college has narrowed our options for planning family travel, it has also opened up more possibilities for my husband and I to travel alone. (Huzzah!) We decided to plan a trip for just the two of us this year in addition to the family trip.To plan this one, I looked at the calendar with reverse criteria than previously. I’ve redlined the times on the calendar when any of the three girls are home for any sort of school break.I then eliminated some other dates with known work or travel commitments and I’m left with a calendar full of glorious possibility. There are weeks available in January through February, late March into mid May, and large blocks of September, October, and November. (Again, Huzzah!)Chatting with hubby, we decided to eliminate November and December, due the proximity of those dates to the family trip. We eliminated September because it’s often still quite hot during that time. Then our next stop was the Crowd Calendar. Some of our possible dates are high crowd times due to national school holidays. We wanted to avoid these times, because as adults traveling without kids, we can. This kicked out President’s week in February and much of April, leaving early February and October as key contenders. Either early February or October will satisfy all of our date selection criteria. Because we life in a Northern state and it is currently FREEEEEZZZZING right now, we chose February, which will give us a tiny light at the end of the wintry tunnel. However, other planners in a similar situation might prioritize seeing the fun fall décor and the experience of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, thus landing on October travel dates.Our final step in choosing our exact travel dates was to play around with the websites of our favorite airlines. We found that by shifting our travel dates by just a day, we could save several hundred dollars in airline fees. Sunny Florida, here we come!Do you have a unique process for selecting WDW vacation travel dates? Do you have a special way of selecting when you vacation? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

From the Hill Back Home: Opportunities in the States and Transitioning Back Home

first_img2. Become familiar with state optionsOptions to advance liberty in the free-market universe outside the Beltway are prolific! State-based think tanks, litigation centers, national policy organizations with headquarters outside of DC, and groups that hire virtually (no matter where they are located!) are all possibilities.  Visit State Policy Network’s interactive directory to explore options: https://spn.org/directory/.3. Consider how your skills translate for job options in the statesThis is probably the most difficult step in the process, as you may not be aware of what job options exist in the states! Let’s reverse engineer the question and first consider the greatest talent needs in the free-market universe (this according to the searches Talent Market has worked on over the last 8 years): fundraising, communications/media relations, executive leadership, policy/research, and legal.Legislative experience on the Hill translates well for policy/research positions, as well as fundraising positions (because all of our clients want a fundraiser who can talk to donors about policy and the ideas behind it!).Communications experience on the Hill can easily transfer to communications and media relations openings, and can also be a good segue into fundraising or even policy positions (since our clients love fundraisers and policy analysts who can communicate persuasively!).Legal/counsel experience on the Hill naturally translates into legal openings, as well as policy/research positions.Management experience on the Hill translates widely — from management roles to policy, fundraising, or communications, depending on your roots.4. Think before you get a graduate degreePeople in the midst of a career change may consider more schooling to help make the transition. However, graduate degrees are very expensive and often end up sitting on the shelf and collecting dust (she says, speaking from experience). Before you run off and apply to graduate school, ask people in your desired career field whether an advanced degree is necessary. Had I been smart enough to do that, I would have saved thousands of dollars and avoided hanging out with socialists at Georgetown for a couple of years!5. Reach out to Talent Market!If you are interested in a career in the free-market nonprofit sector, please connect with us so that we can keep you on our radar for job opportunities! You can send us your information via this form: http://talentmarket.org/candidates/sendyourresume/. Looking forward to hearing from you! Are you currently on Capitol Hill but considering leaving the Beltway and returning to your home state? Are you interested in continuing to work for the principles you believe in but aren’t sure what the options look like in the states? And are you especially interested in learning about opportunities with state-based think tanks and other policy-oriented organizations that advance free-market ideals?If you answered yes to these questions, read on! Here are five things you can do now to prepare yourself for a career transition.1. Prep workFigure out (roughly) what you want to do. Before you can make a career transition, you’ll want to come up with a rough idea of what you want to do next. You don’t have to carve in stone every detail of your next job, but having a general sense for the types of roles that appeal to you will be critical. Aren’t sure on that yet? Keep reading!Figure out (roughly) what you want to do. Before you can make a career transition, you’ll want to come up with a rough idea of what you want to do next. You don’t have to carve in stone every detail of your next job, but having a general sense for the types of roles that appeal to you will be critical. Aren’t sure on that yet? Keep reading!Update your resume. The process of updating your resume is not only necessary, but it will also provide you context about the things you have enjoyed most in your career (as well as the things you want to avoid like the plague!).Determine your salary needs. Chances are that the cost of living in your next location will be lower than Washington, DC. Not surprisingly, you will probably find that the salaries there are also a bit lower. In order to avoid pricing yourself out of the market, use an online salary calculator to determine the equivalent compensation in your destination city. Remember: though you may end up taking a numerical step down in terms of salary, you will likely be giving yourself an effective pay raise because DC salaries never fully account for the insane cost of living!Evaluate your network and update your social media presence. Start making a mental list of all of your contacts either in your home state or with ties to it. Make sure to update your LinkedIn profile and connect with the contacts you already have, as this will provide you with a fantastic networking platform when you’re ready to start your job search.last_img read more

10 months agoMourinho only felt Man Utd at their best when…

first_imgMourinho only felt Man Utd at their best when…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho felt he only saw his players at their best mentally when they went a goal down.The Manchester Evening News says Mourinho felt he learnt more about his players when they went a goal behind, and that they would only start performing to their full potential once this happened.After beating Swansea, the Portuguese even explained how going behind worked well for United, despite it piling pressure on him.He said: “The only thing I want to see, but I don’t want to see if it happens, is the team losing and see the way we emotionally react to it because it’s also another stage to be losing and try to change a result.”Because, at the moment, everything is going in our favour but it’s not always motorway. You always find difficult roads and road works and you have to be ready.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

12 days agoMan Utd midfielder McTominay insists he and Scotland can learn from run of defeats

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder McTominay insists he and Scotland can learn from run of defeatsby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Scott McTominay insists he and Scotland can learn from their run of defeats.He missed Thursday’s 4-0 loss in Russia through suspension but is back in contention to face Group I’s basement club San Marino on Sunday.Speaking at a pre-match press conference, he said: “Obviously in football you have good and you have bad moments as well.”Football is not always sunshine and rainbows, you have to stick in through the bad moments and obviously keep pushing as a team.”We know what we have to improve on, we’ve had numerous conversations about it as a group and obviously with the staff as well. And it’s up to us now.”I feel like we’ve got everything in front of us that we need to achieve and sometimes you can have a wake-up call, which can be the best thing for you.”In football a wake-up call can be huge for the whole squad and everybody looking forward to the games.” last_img read more

PRRD presents feasibility study to City Council for connecting trails

first_imgZelenski shared, it has been a challenging project yet listening to the community by gathering information from events such as Canada Day helped start the direction for the study.The greatest input for the study came from families and woman; it was necessary for the study according to Zelenski to know what was important to users and also what are the concerns.Research obtained from eight different Regional Districts about how they planned their regional trail designs was an important step knowing this is a large scale project. Once the study has been presented. The next big step would be figuring out funding. People expressed their desire for options that include non-motorized activities.  One of the challenges the study faced was to determine a starting point for the trail system and the use of private property also being an implication of where the trails would be mapped out.Nine options for trails were screened down by a series of questions, from those nine trails three were considered to have good potential as a 7 km trail, with one design being deemed a future trail extension as it would end in Beaton Provincial Park. Option A – Would connect Charlie Lake Elementary and the Tse-Kwa CavesOption B – A robust public support for this option yet more constraints FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District made a Presentation to Fort St. John City Council regarding the Connecting Communities Trails Feasibility Study.The presentation made by Jana Zelenski, Landscape Architect of Lanarc Consulting, shared the results of a feasibility study on creating a trail system to connect Fort St. John to Charlie Lake and another trail that goes from Dawson Creek to Pouce Coupe.center_img Future Option Of the two main trail ideas presented they were close in cost to create yet held different implications to the environments in which they would run through.Option A Cost – 4.8 to 7.7 MillionOption B Cost – 5 to 7.5 MillionAt the end of the presentation, Mayor Lori Ackerman addressed her concerns that not all parties were addressed during the study such as the First Nations as Fish Creek is to remain a wildlife corridor as well as concerns as to who would be responsible for maintaining and policing the trail.Councillor Trevor Bolin spoke on Option 7 addressed in the original 9 trails and suggested that running alongside the Alaska Hwy would only involve two landowners.Council moved for City Staff to create a report on the best trail option.To view the presentation, CLICK HERElast_img read more

Ohio State baseball splits 4 in Snowbird Classic loses 2 against Indiana

Then-sophomore pitcher John Kuchno (45) throws the ball during a game against Northwestern May 6, 2012, at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe clink of aluminum bats has returned as Ohio State’s baseball team began their season in Port Charlotte, Fla.The bats started out hot for the Buckeyes as they won their first two games against Connecticut and Auburn, but then lost two in a row to Indiana State.In Sunday’s game against the Indiana State, sophomore right handed pitcher Jake Post started on the mound for the Buckeyes. He gave them four good innings, but errors allowed three unearned runs to cross the plate for Indiana State.Freshman pitcher Tanner Tully came on in the fifth and gave up another run in the sixth before the Buckeyes began a nice rally in the bottom half.A balk and an error plated two runs and left the bases loaded for senior outfielder Tim Wetzel. He hit into a fielder’s choice that scored two more as sophomore first baseman Zach Ratliff turned it into a double steal.OSU gained its first lead in the eighth after three doubles from freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson, sophomore infielder Craig Nennig and Wetzel.With a 6-4 lead heading into the ninth, junior pitcher Trace Dempsey came in to try and seal the deal, but gave up four runs on four hits to give the Sycamores an 8-6 advantage.Indiana State freshman pitcher Ryan Keaffaber stymied the Buckeyes to earn the two game sweep.“I liked the way we battled today,” Wetzel said Sunday. “It was nice to get the all of the young guys experience. It can happen with a young team, so you have to be ready to go every day.”Coach Greg Beals was disappointed with the outcome of the final game, especially after how his team battled so far back.“Today was a big lesson for us,” Beals said after the loss. “We have the ability to play really bad … and to come back like we did. The game is humbling, but we need to do all the necessary work to make sure we’re ready to go out and play.”Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer began his collegiate career starting on the bump for Saturday’s tilt with the ISU. His start did not go as planned, though, as he gave up a three-hit, two-run first inning.Dawson got the Buckeyes back in it in the fourth with a three-run homerun off junior Brad Lombard. Dawson finished the day going 3-4 in his first collegiate game.The Buckeyes wouldn’t score again though and ISU took advantage of their inept bats, scoring two more runs off Farmer and another three off freshman right handed pitcher Adam Niemeyer for a 7-3 win.The early game Saturday against Auburn matched up a pair of southpaws as the Buckeyes’ junior Ryan Riga and the Tigers’ senior Michael O’Neal were starting on the mound. Both lefties pitched brilliantly as each went six strong innings and only gave up four hits each.The difference was redshirt-junior Josh Dezse’s RBI single in the fourth. After missing all of last season with a stress reaction, Dezse was the designated hitter for each game and didn’t miss a beat.That run was all the Buckeyes needed, as Griga didn’t allow a run before handing it off to redshirt-senior pitcher Tyler Giannonatti for the seventh. Dempsey came in to finish the final two innings for his first save of the season and sealing the 1-0 victory for OSU.“I felt good, but obviously it was a lot more important for the team getting this win,” Riga said. “It gives your more confidence for tomorrow.”Friday’s season opener against the Huskies started off shaky for the Buckeyes as senior pitcher Greg Greve started out the game giving up two runs in the top of the first. He quickly settled in after that though and the offense made up for those early runs in impressive fashion.With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, sophomore infielder Jacob Bosiokovic hammered a ball over the centerfield fence for a grand slam and the Buckeyes’ first runs of the season. His blast energized both the offense and defense as they didn’t allow another run, but added four more of their own for an 8-2 win.“I was just trying to put something in play and help the team win,” Bosiokovic said. “Fortunately I hit it over the fence.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play UCF Friday in Orlando. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. read more

Boston Red Sox select Ohio State pitcher Travis Lakins in 6th round

Sophomore right-handed pitcher Travis Lakins (1) delivers a pitch against Illinois on May 2, 2015. OSU lost, 6-5.Credit: Elliot Gilfix / For The LanternThe Ohio State baseball team may have narrowly missed out on postseason play this season, but it finally had some reason to celebrate during the second day of the 2015 MLB draft.Right-handed pitcher Travis Lakins became the highest OSU player drafted since fellow righty Alex Wimmers went 21st overall in 2010. The Boston Red Sox selected Lakins in the sixth round — 171st overall — on Tuesday afternoon.Lakins, a hard-throwing product of Franklin, Ohio, is coming off a sophomore season in which he went 4-4 with a 3.75 ERA in 15 starts. He struck out a team-high 84 in 96.0 innings pitched.Lakins’ final start of the season was arguably his strongest, as he neutralized Iowa’s lineup to the tune of six hits and one run allowed over eight innings in the opening game of the Big Ten tournament. However, a blown save in the ninth following Lakins’ departure gave the Hawkeyes the 3-2 victory.In the righty’s freshman campaign, he was used primarily out of the bullpen, where he made 23 of his 25 appearances. In 55.0 innings of work, he fanned 55 batters and compiled a 2.45 ERA, the second best on the team.He later made headlines after his freshman season when he threw a perfect game on June 20, 2014 while pitching for the Chillicothe Paints in summer ball. He struck out 14 in the perfect game against the West Virginia Miners, which was the first in the history of the Prospect League.Should Lakins choose to sign with Boston, the slot value for the 171st pick is $287,500, according to Baseball America. He was previously set to play for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League this summer alongside outfielder Ronnie Dawson.The 2015 draft marked the fourth consecutive year at least one OSU player was drafted, following John Kuchno in 2012, Jon Pellant, Brett McKinney and Brad Goldberg in 2013 and Greg Greve last season.The MLB draft is scheduled to conclude with the 11th through 40th rounds on Wednesday. read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State heads to Wake Forest for first round of

Ohio State senior midfielder Sarah Roberts (10) heads the ball upfield against the Wisconsin Badgers on Oct. 21st. Ohio State won 2-1. Credit: Cori Wade | For The LanternAfter awaiting a decision from the NCAA selection show, the Ohio State women’s soccer team (9-5-4, 6-2-3 Big Ten) will now compete in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Wake Forest at 7 p.m. on Friday at Spry Stadium.Senior midfielder Bayley Feist and sophomore forward Estelle Laurier have driven Wake Forest’s potent offense this season. Feist is up to six goals and Laurier has four so far this season. The team’s offense also had a season-high six points against Longwood. “I think we have a good chance to come into Wake Forest and give them a good game,” Ohio State freshman forward Kayla Fischer said.On Monday, the Buckeyes were granted an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, marking its 13th appearance in the tournament. Like Ohio State, the road for Wake Forest (8-8-1, 4-6-0 Big Ten) has remained relatively unsteady throughout the season. While Wake Forest has had no problem scoring goals, it has encountered difficulties preventing other teams from doing the same. Virginia scored five against the Demon Deacons in a loss on Sept. 30 and Duke scored three against them the following game in a loss on Oct. 4, starting a four-game losing streak. The last time both teams met was in the 2014 season opener, where the Buckeyes came away with the 1-0 victory in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This time, the stakes are even higher. After starting off the regular season with two losses, dealing with multiple injuries and falling just short of the Big Ten semifinals to Nebraska, the Buckeyes have not had an easy road to the NCAA tournament. “We’ve faced a lot of adversity this year,” Ohio State senior midfielder Sarah Roberts said. “At this point, anything that gets thrown against us we look at it more as an opportunity, an opportunity to get better, an opportunity to show the rest of the country what the Buckeyes are made of.”For the Demon Deacons, this rematch presents an opportunity for the team to put its best foot forward and gain a win in front of the home crowd.  This matchup for the Buckeyes will be the most important road test it has faced thus far. For some of the players on the team, this will be their first experience playing soccer in an NCAA tournament, including Fischer, who said the team is excited for the upcoming matchup.“Never being in a tournament before,” Fischer said, “I’m definitely excited to see what it’s going to bring. I’m expecting that our team can compete and keep going in the tournament. I know throughout the season we’ve been getting better and better. I think as long as we continue that, we have a good shot.”One key element that remains a strength for the Buckeyes is its  performance on defense. Ohio State has allowed 14 goals in 18 games this season.. “From a senior perspective,” Roberts said, “I think we’re excited that we get one more chance and one more game to kind of make our mark on the program.” read more

Lille in desperate need of €30m

first_imgLille are in a desperate rush to raise €30m in sales in order to comply with the French football financial watchdog “the DNCG”Les Dogues’ were in serious danger of being demoted to Ligue 2 for this season by the DNCG after failing to sell players during the January transfer window to make room in its financial space.Now GetFootballNewsFrance reports that Lille’s financial problems remain and that they must generate €30m from player sales before the end of the month.Should they fail to do so, then they will next punishment from the DNCG.As a consequence, Lille will be unable to use their new signings Loïc Rémy, Rafaël Leao and Jérémy Pied.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Winger Anwar El Ghazi is one of the players that Lille will likely sell with Ligue 1 rivals Rennes & St Étienne having both expressed an interest, while English Championship sides Aston Villa and Leeds United have also been linked.Although the Dutchman agent, Jorge Mendes, is yet to comment on the player’s future.Nicolas Pépé and Adama Soumaoro have also been linked with an exit from the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.Lille finished in 17th place in the 2017/18 Ligue 1 table and one point above the relegated Toulouse.last_img read more

Hearst Magazines and Condé Nast Joint Venture PubWorX Acquires ProCirc

first_img PubWorX launched in February 2016 with the purpose of providing a range of services to small and large publishers in procurement, production, marketing, and circulation management, at scale. Essentially, it’s a one-stop shop that allows publishers to streamline resources and allow them to focus on their core business propositions, like content creation and audience and business development. It also saves publishers money by allowing them to work with fewer vendors. It’s also a unique media partnership, with two of magazine media’s largest private publishing companies teaming up to deliver publishing solutions to potential competitors across a range of categories. According to both Hearst and Condé, PubCirc will continue to operate independently as a division of PubWorX. President and cofounder Cary Zel, and CEO Marc Passarelli will remain in their leadership roles at the company. Further, a company spokesperson tells min that sales teams will be integrated to increase productivity. And PubWorx will continue to look for opportunities for interdivisional synergies down the road. The Hearst Magazines and Condé Nast joint venture — PubWorX — has acquired ProCirc, a Florida-based publishing services company with more than 50 publishing clients across more than 250 titles. The deal also adds more than 18 million readers to its service base. “ProCirc is a company we have long admired for its strategic, analytical approach to circulation management,” says PubworX CEO, Al Perruzza. “Both PubWorX and ProCirc have strong industry and supply-base relationships, and together, we can provide even more personalized service to a broader range of clients, amplifying our ability to quickly deliver bottom line results for their businesses.”center_img This deal is significant because it further consolidates a shrinking marketplace of publishing services. Magazine media once had a vast network of service providers — from printers to fulfillment houses to circulation management companies, which ranged from small regional companies, to large national operations. But now, fewer players are left at the negotiation table, and those remaining may find it difficult to compete with large entities like PubWorX that can offer more robust, affordable solutions. Terms were not disclosed. However, ProCirc’s clients include a list of notable magazine publishers, including Bonnier, Rodale, Outside Magazine, and New York Media.last_img read more