January, 2006 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, has added MasterCard as the Tour’s official payment brand and ConAgra Foods’ Slim Jim as the official salty snack. MasterCard and Slim Jim join a roster that includes the Tour’s founding partners, all of whom return as sponsors in 2006. As associate partners of the Dew Action Sports Tour, MasterCard and Slim Jim receive Tour-wide category exclusivity and fully integrated marketing benefits, including television ads, print promotion, event signage and branding, online assets, grassroots marketing elements, hospitality, and inclusion in the Tour’s multi-million dollar marketing campaign.
“Our latest partnerships with MasterCard and Slim Jim demonstrate the breadth of the Dew Action Sports Tour’s appeal to the corporate community as a marketing platform,” said Wade Martin, General Manager of the Dew Action Sports Tour. “Our newest partners will support their initiatives with innovative onsite activation that will enhance fans’ experiences and promotional programs through their respective retail channels.”
Name: Clint Millar Age: 31 Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
When did you start Colony BMX? Clint: Well it’s been an idea of mine for quite some time now. But I guess it all started officially around the beginning of 2005. That’s when it started as a registered company.
Are you the sole owner or do you have business partners? Clint: No, I have Chris Harrison (owner of triplesix distributions) has my 50/50 partner. Chris is great with the business rules side & artwork & I take care of the product design & team side of things. I mean we both all do it together as a partnership should be.
LOS ANGELES, CA - January, 2006 - Supplying nearly 15 years of design, branding and advertising experience to the action sports industry, creative chief and well-known art director Randy Dolowy today launched Voyce Design Consultancy in Ventura County, Calif. The new company, specializing in action sports creative design, advertising, viral marketing and public relations amplified today's launch with the unveiling of a new logo and brand identity for Stolen BMX. The new brand identity, developed by Voyce, was built to further signify the strength of British heritage and the evolution of Stolen as the company announces plans to expand further into the bicycle accessories market, including the manufacture of frames and components. In addition, Stolen believes the new brand identity will help to better differentiate itself within the market.
Mark: At home! I live in Cary, NC, about 100 miles from Greenville, although everyone seems to think I moved to Greenville anyway. I'm still putting in some airplane time, though. The last few BMX trips were Florida, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Woodward, I think. I do get out to Greenville pretty regularly, too.
If you are passionate about skate or BMX, and can demonstrate that you know what makes a skatepark work, you could be just what we are looking for! GBH Engineering Ltd is seeking talented staff to expand a dynamic team providing custom design skateparks to Councils across the UK. Within this demanding role you will get to travel all over the UK, based from our Poole HQ.
To succeed you will need to be an excellent communicator both face to face and on the phone - comfortable relating to people of all ages.
Name: Andy Zeiss Age: 32 Hometown: Cologne/Germany
What's the name of your company? Andy: I don´t really have a company name, so I guess it´s just "Andy Zeiss". 2 1/2 years ago when I decided to be self-employed I didn´t want to think about a company name. People were knowing me by Andy Zeiss and not by a company.
Mike from Odenbikes sent FATBMX some news from Odenbikes out of Sweden:
The Allsta frame will be ready withing the next 2 month's! Here's the specs: Headtube: 75 degrees, machined, Integrated, removable gyrotabs, heattreaded. Toptube: 20.25'' or 20.85'' (more sizes will follow), .035 Downtube: .049, heattreaded. Seattube: 71.5 degrees, machined. Bottombracket: 11.6'', Mid-bb, heattreaded. Seatstays: .039, heattreaded, round cut (surrounds the peg) and welded end-caps. Chainstays: 13.66'', .049, heattreaded, round cut (surrounds the peg) and welded end-caps. Dropouts: 6 mm, micro sized, lasercut then machined on the inside, heattreaded. Weight: Around 5.2 lbs (20.85'').
Todd Lyons has been there, done that. As a racer, as a dirtjumper as a street rider, he has traveled the world. His love for the sport is gigantic and it was no surprise that "The Wildman" ended up working in the bicycle industry. TL is taking SE racing (or SE BMX) to a different level and is loving it. FATBMX checked in with TL to see what his job entails.
How did you get the job over at SE Bikes?
- Back in the late summer of 2002 I read on BMXMania that SE was being resurrected by Fuji Bikes. The guy who it said was running the program was Billy Feamster. Billy used to sponsor me with Rad Accessories back in the early 90’s. I hadn’t talked to him in years, so I figured I’d look him up. Once all of that fell into place, I became the sponsored pro. Then over the next year and a half, I saw a lot of things that we could do to improve our bikes, team, image, etc. Over time, I gave so much input that we finally realized that I could have a much better impact as the Brand Manager than simply being just a rider.