Monday, December 05, 2022

Greg Tingle Official Blog: Wrestler Chris Jericho wants pro wrestling as an Olympic Sport

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Wrestler Chris Jericho wants pro wrestling as an Olympic Sport




"I literally want to go in front of the IOC, the International Olympic Community, and pitch pro wrestling as an Olympic sport. Now, you might go, 'How can you do that? It's all,' now, hold on. Stop right there. Gymnastics, pairs gymnastics, figure skating, pairs figure skating, what is that? It's two people working together to put on the best performance possible ... There is no way we could not do the same with pro wrestling."

Greg Tingle Official Blog: Wynn Resorts completes sale and leaseback of Encore Boston Harbor

Wynn Resorts completes sale and leaseback of Encore Boston Harbor

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Massachusetts (Boston Harbor) - Wynn Resorts December 1 completed a deal for the sale of Encore Boston Harbor’s land and real estate assets to Realty Income Corporation. The $1.7 billion cash sale represents a 5.9% cash cap rate with all necessary regulatory approvals finalized. Net proceeds of the sale result in Wynn’s global liquidity position of $4.4 billion. Wynn Resorts will continue to operate Encore Boston Harbor through a triple net lease arrangement with Realty Income. The lease has an initial annual rent of $100 million for a term of 30 years, with one 30-year renewal option.

Sunday, December 04, 2022

Blog: Greg Tingle Official Blog - Elon Musk thanks advertisers as Apple and Amazon return to Twitter - December 2022

Elon Musk thanks advertisers as Apple and Amazon return to Twitter





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Greg Tingle Official Blog: Elon Musk thanks advertisers as Apple and Amazon return to Twitter

Elon Musk thanks advertisers as Apple and Amazon return to Twitter



Greg Tingle Official Blog: Organic Search Results

Organic Search Results

Organic search results are the query results which are calculated strictly algorithmically, and not affected by advertiser payments. They are distinguished from various kinds of sponsored results, whether they are explicit pay per click advertisements, shopping results, or other results where the search engine is paid either for showing the result, or for clicks on the result.


Background

The Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Petal and Sogou search engines insert advertising on their search results pages. In U.S. law, advertising must be distinguished from organic results. This is done with various differences in background, text, link colors, and/or placement on the page. However, a 2004 survey found that a majority of search engine users could not distinguish the two


Because so few ordinary users (38% according to Pew Research Center) realized that many of the highest placed "results" on search engine results pages (SERPs) were ads, the search engine optimization industry began to distinguish between ads and natural results. The perspective among general users was that all results were, in fact, "results." So the qualifier "organic" was invented to distinguish non-ad search results from ads. It has been used since at least 2004.

Greg Tingle Official Blog: Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter

Greg Tingle Official Blog

Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter





Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc are planning to resume advertising on Twitter, according to media reports on Saturday.


The developments follow an email sent by Twitter on Thursday to advertising agencies offering advertisers incentives to increase their spending on the platform, an effort to jump-start its business after Elon Musk's takeover prompted many companies to pull back.


Twitter billed the offer as the "biggest advertiser incentive ever on Twitter," according to the email reviewed by media. U.S. advertisers who book $500,000 in incremental spending will qualify to have their spending matched with a "100% value add," up to a $1 million cap, the email said.


On Saturday, a Platformer News reporter tweeted that Amazon is planning to resume advertising on Twitter at about $100 million a year, pending some security tweaks to the company's ads platform.


However, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters that Amazon had never stopped advertising on Twitter.


Separately, during a Twitter Spaces conversation, Musk announced that Apple is the largest advertiser on Twitter and has "fully resumed" advertising on the platform, according to a Bloomberg report.


Musk's first month as Twitter's owner has included a slashing of staff including employees who work on content moderation and incidents of spammers impersonating major public companies, which has spooked the advertising industry.


Many companies from General Mills Inc to luxury automaker Audi of America stopped or paused advertising on Twitter since the acquisition, and Musk said in November that the company had seen a "massive" drop in revenue.

Greg Tingle Blog: Flat fee vs affiliate deals, Las Vegas, Macau shake-ups - industry disruption continues says media.

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Flat fee vs affiliate deals, Las Vegas, Macau shake-ups - industry disruption continues says media.




Greg Tingle Official Blog - Pop Culture and Business News

Greg Tingle Official Blog - Pop Culture and Business News






Wynn Resorts completes sale and leaseback of Encore Boston Harbor

Massachusetts (Boston Harbor) - Wynn Resorts December 1 completed a deal for the sale of Encore Boston Harbor’s land and real estate assets to Realty Income Corporation. The $1.7 billion cash sale represents a 5.9% cash cap rate with all necessary regulatory approvals finalized. Net proceeds of the sale result in Wynn’s global liquidity position of $4.4 billion. Wynn Resorts will continue to operate Encore Boston Harbor through a triple net lease arrangement with Realty Income. The lease has an initial annual rent of $100 million for a term of 30 years, with one 30-year renewal option.


Resorts World revamps cashless wagering

Nevada (Las Vegas) - - After a hindered rollout in 2021 that prompted regulatory changes, Resorts World and digital payments provider Sightline Payments relaunched its cashless technology solution Wednesday and it includes more functionality and seamless technology. Players at the Strip hotel-casino will now be able to confirm their identity remotely, enroll in loyalty programs and payments and use biometric authentication such as face ID and fingerprint technology.


Self-service Tesla rental firm launches in Las Vegas

Nevada (Las Vegas) -  Las Vegans and tourists alike will have a new electric car rental option on the Strip that won’t require interacting with agents. UFODrive, a Europe-based car rental company that only offers electric vehicles, launched its operations Thursday on the fifth floor of Showcase mall’s parking garage on the Strip. The company will not have staff in Las Vegas and customers will be directed to handle every part of the rental experience through its mobile app, said Aidan McClean, CEO of UFODrive.



Strip resident Miranda Lambert takes pride in her music and her platform

Nevada (Las Vegas) - It’s been one big week after another for Miranda Lambert. Just before making a return to her Velvet Rodeo residency show on the Las Vegas Strip, the 39-year-old singer and songwriter was nominated for four Grammys, one in each country music category. Now she gets to celebrate with six concerts at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater during National Finals Rodeo week. “I’m super-excited about it, because those are my people,” Lambert tells the Weekly.


Garth Brooks signs on for 2024 at Caesars Palace

Nevada (Las Vegas) - It’s Brooks in ’24 on the Strip. Responding to high ticket demand for his 2023 shows at the Colosseum, Garth Brooks has confirmed he will perform in 2024 at Caesars Palace. He has added one year to “Garth Brooks/Plus ONE,” with more info on the horizon. The extension marks a long-term commitment for Brooks on the Strip. He’s already booked for 27 select dates overall, from May, June, July, November and December of next year.


Pac-12 extends agreement with Las Vegas through 2023

Nevada (Las Vegas) -  The Pac-12 Conference extended its agreement to at least 2023 to play its championship game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The game Friday between No. 4 Southern California and No. 12 Utah will be the second in Las Vegas. Commissioner George Kliavkoff said Thursday the game has sold out. “Being in the entertainment capital of the world and a state-of-the-art NFL stadium is great for the Pac-12,” Kliavkoff said.


NFL announces new format for Pro Bowl Games in Las Vegas

Nevada (Las Vegas) - A re-imagined NFL Pro Bowl is set to occur in February at Allegiant Stadium. The NFL Pro Bowl Games will be highlighted by several skills competitions, culminating in three flag football games. The week kicks off Feb. 2 with the Pro Bowl Skills events pitting NFL stars against one another in competitions that will include previous fan-favorite challenges and newly added ones.



Greg Tingle Official Blog: Content (media), information or experience provided to audience or end-users by publishers or media producers.

Greg Tingle Official Blog


Content (media), information or experience provided to audience or end-users by publishers or media producers.   




Digital Content

Digital content is any content that exists in the form of digital data. Also known as digital media, digital content is stored on digital or analog storage in specific formats. Forms of digital content include information that is digitally broadcast, streamed, or contained in computer files. Viewed narrowly, digital content includes popular media types, while a broader approach considers any type of digital information (e. g. digitally updated weather forecasts, GPS maps, and so on) as digital content.


Non-purchasable digital content

Not all digital content is purchasable, and is simply anything published digitally. This would include:

News – in recent years newspapers have attempted to expand their readership by creating access to their newspapers digitally. As of 2012, 39% of readers learned about news from online formats, making news a prevalent form of digital content.

Advertisements – as media consumers increasingly use digital formats to watch TV, check the weather, and search for content, advertisements have shifted to digital forms to keep up with their viewership. Advertisements are now being made digitally and placed on sites ranging from Facebook to YouTube.

Question and Answer sites – these sites are a type of Internet forum where people can post questions they want answered, or provide responses to previous inquiries. With millions of questions posted each day, anyone has the ability to create content on these sites, so the information provided may not be 100% reliable or accurate. Popular sites include Yahoo! Answers, WikiAnswers and Quora.

Web mapping – sites such as MapQuest and Google Maps provide users with map content. These sites give people the ability to quickly look up the location of a landmark and create routes to a destination. Online maps are a form of free content provided by companies such as Google and AOL, serving as much more efficient alternatives to the traditional Thomas Guide.

Greg Tingle Official Blog: The Media Man Australia website is part of the Media Man Group. Media Man Australia was established in 2001 by Australian based media entrepreneur, Greg Tingle.

Media Man



The Media Man Australia website is part of the Media Man Group. Media Man Australia was established in 2001 by Australian based media entrepreneur, Greg Tingle. 


Media Man is a Hitwise Australia Top 10 website (Hitwise Australia) in the entertainment - personalities (pop culture) category.


Core services include:

Publicity / PR

News

Advertising

SEO (search engine optimization) services, links, meta-tags, portal development, buzz.

Project Management


Websites Of Reference:

Media Man

Media Man Int

Media Man Int LinkedIn

Media Man Australia LinkedIn

Greg Tingle LinkedIn

Wikipedia

Wikimedia


Friday, December 02, 2022

Greg Tingle Official Blog: UFC coach suspended, fighter given boot over betting scandal!

UFC coach suspended, fighter given boot over betting scandal!



There are new developments as a potential betting scandal in UFC gets investigated.


UFC announced Friday afternoon that the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended coach James Krause’s license and that fighter Darrick Minner has been released from the organization.


“Along with the safety and health of its fighters, UFC believes there is no more important component of professional mixed martial arts than the integrity of the sport,” UFC said in a statement. “Weeks prior to the Minner fight, the organization sent formal notification to all fighters and members of their teams that they and certain other defined ‘insiders’ were prohibited from wagering on UFC events.


“This was an extension of UFC’s pre-existing (and since updated) fighter Code of Conduct as well as a recognition of various state, federal and international laws and regulations expressly prohibiting conduct that threatens the integrity of the sport including, but not limited to, insider betting based on non-public information, fight-fixing, and other such misconduct. UFC will continue to take all necessary and appropriate steps to ensure compliance with and enforcement of its policies and those of the jurisdictions in which it operates.”


This announcement follows the news that gambling on UFC events had been suspended by regulators in Ontario and Alberta in Canada.


On Nov. 5, Minner fought Shayilan Nuerdanbieke in a UFC match that garnered irregular betting patterns. Money poured in on Nuerdanbieke before the fight, even as he skyrocketed to a -450 favorite. Minner, who was coached by Krause, lost in the first round.


Krause, who is known to run a betting syndicate in which he sells MMA gambling picks, acknowledged after the fight that Minner entered the bout with a knee injury.


“He’s good man. Heartbroken obviously because he’s probably getting cut now,” the coach wrote in a Discord channel. “His knee was jacked going into the fight but gotta pay the bills. Is what it is I suppose.”


UFC further announced Friday that “fighters who choose to continue to be coached by Krause or who continue to train in his gym, will not be permitted to participate in UFC events pending the outcome of the aforementioned government investigations.”


Included amongst the fighters who train with Krause is UFC interim flyweight champion Brandon Moreno.


The Media Man Group agency went on record with "As always, bet with your head, not over it, and keep the great sport of MMA clean thanks".

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Greg Tingle Official Blog: Without promotion, something terrible happens... nothing! P. T. Barnum

Without promotion, something terrible happens... nothing!  P. T. Barnum

Greg Tingle Official Blog: UFC News: Jake Paul and Paddy Pimblett - trash talk and betting odds

UFC News: Jake Paul and Paddy Pimblett - trash talk and betting odds


Jake Paul and Paddy Pimblett are exchanging barbs, and now many are speculating over a potential boxing bout between the two blondies.  UFC charismatic star Pimblett is being billed as the United Kingdom's answer to Conor McGregor, but one with heart.  Ouch!


Pimblett (3-0 in the UFC so far) spoke about dealing with mental illness immediately following his choke out of Jordan Leavitt in the second round at UFC London a few months back.


“There’s a stigma in this world that men can’t talk,” said Pimblett, fighting back tears. “Listen, if you’re a man and you’ve got weight on your shoulders, and you think the only way you can solve it is by killing yourself, please speak to someone. Speak to anyone. People would rather — I know I would rather — my mate cry on my shoulder rather than go to his funeral next week. So please, let’s get rid of this stigma. And men, start talking.”


Jake Paul -250

Paddy Pimblett +170


In other social media tussles, Conor McGregor has challenged longtime sparring parter Artem Lobov to a fight, following the Lobov's lawsuit against McGregor's Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand.


The odds for that fight are heavily in favor of McGregor.


Conor McGregor -2000


Artem Lobov +700


Did we mention that Pimblett is also known for exposing his backside to an audience.


He mooned the weigh-in audience in London in response to social media fat-shaming him after a drastic weight loss, claimed that he would "teabag" Leavitt in the octagon for his post-fight celebration.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Greg Tingle Official Blog: Find your niche business sector For The Internet Matrix and beyond, By Greg Tingle

Find your niche business sector For The Internet Matrix and beyond



We've been working in and around the internet and new media now for the better part of two decades and have continued to ramp up our coverage of this most interesting, dynamic and competitive sectors.


I guess you could say we have carved out our own niche (or specifically - niches). More on that later.


So, what is a niche market anyway? It's a specific topic or topics where one can specialize, either in a paid or unpaid capacity - sometimes both.


For example, my background includes crime scene journalism, combat sports, beach sports, lifestyle, big tech (predominantly Australia and Silicon Valley remotely), Australian Army Reserve (Comms), sports management and promotion, creative arts and entertainment management and promotion, and more. That's alot of background and experience, I know. That's a big part of the reason that having just one website, blog and social media channel was not enough for us. We wanted a bigger slice of the action and felt the need to offer more than "just" one site. We usually write about subject matters that we know a lot about - often intel not commonly known to everyone.  This helps keep the readership coming back for more.


If you the reader has a vast background also and is looking to get involved in digital and search engine related business, or ramp up, you may like to adopt or dare I say it - copycat to a certain extent (with credit to me) some of my ideas, while putting your own personal stamp and branding iron on it.


For example, the following are websites of ours that also predominantly have blogs, social media channels and so on:


Real Life Examples of niche websites


Media Man Int - our own modest size, international focussed media and digital media company. We cover over a dozen business sectors. Interviews, articles, scoops, even gossip and much more. A mix of full on journalism, gonzo journalism, opinion pieces, trends et al.


Media Man (Australia) - as above but with more of an Australian and Asia Pacific focus.


Australia Sports Entertainment - all about Australian and international sports. Includes health, well-being, training tips, news scoops, videos, interviews and more.


Wrestling News Media - predominantly pro wrestling aka sports entertainment. WWE, AEW, NJPW, NWA, independents and some UFC, ONE Championship, Bellator MMA etc. Articles, interviews, videos, scoops, fighter contracts, media deals, opinion and more.


Cafe News Media - Cafe News and cafe culture, as the name suggests. A focus on Sydney's Eastern Beaches region as well as Melbourne, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Bali. Google Local Review profile tie-in works a treat every time. Cheers Google.


Casino News Media - casino news, information and trends of course. Vegas, Atlanta City, Florida, Hollywood, Macau, Monico and beyond, with a dash of Casino Royale and James Bond 007 themes thrown in. Shaken, not stirred. Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas, Vegas Baby and some casino king and pit boss feature and interviews. 


Hottest On TV - you guessed it. TV aka Television (hopefully not Tell Lie Vision)..Now includes streaming entertainment from the likes of Netflix, Binge, Paramount Plus, WWE Network, FITE TV, NJPW World, PPV (Pay-Per- View), UFC Fight Pass, SBS On Demand, ABC iView, PassionFlix (Tosca Musk), Court TV, Crime TV Network, National Geographic, History Channel, Internet TV on steroids and so it goes on. 


Media For Good - good news in and around the media, sports, tech and community sector. Being a former crime scene journalist and social campaigner was the trigger for this. Many other websites copied this, and we don't mind at all. Helping bring transparency and accountability to society and the world. Shining a light or blowtorch I say. Deer in headlights on occasion and when required. 


Coastal New Media - anything and everything pertaining to the coast, coastline, beach culture (especially Australia). Best surfing spots, hidden breaks, surfboards, surf and beach fashion and lingo, beach themed movies ala Gidget and so it goes on. Catch the wave. The ripple effect!


Eastern Suburbs Media - Eastern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Some cross-over with Coastal New Media and Cafe News Media. What's news in these parts? Compliments a Google Local Review profile very nicely. Catch Of The Day mate!  


Be unique to stand out!


How can one stand out in a crowded and even super saturated industry, marketplace and world? What makes you and your company or companies truly unique? 


For us, we draw upon a few areas. We use significant gonzo journalism themes and influences (thanks Hunter S. Thompson), pro wrestling and MMA influences and banter (we know alot of wrestlers and did some basic training many moons ago), beach bum banter -; having spent much of our life and times around the beach), as well as many references from 'The Matrix', as we are a superfan of sorts. By using a combination of these terms and themes including "insider lingo", our scribes, websites and channels often stand out from the pack. A dash of controversy ever now and again. We got that idea from former wrestling promoter, television executive and author, Eric Bischoff ('Controversy Creates Cash' being his best selling and famous book). Real NWO (New World Order stuff).


Get The Basics Right - All You Can EAT


E - Expert

A - Authority

T - Trustworthy


Become a Go-To person, if you are not already.  If something is opinion based, be up-front about it.  Opinion pieces are just that. We all have opinions and different life and business experiences.  Life and business is full of perceptions and interpretations.  This could relate to the good, great and not so much of Google and other big tech firms, "link juice", social media channels, trust in mainstream news, politics and so it goes on. Respect the audience, readership and self. Don't forget the option of becoming a Google Local Guide (for credibility, reach and passion). Google is your friend, remember.  Everything matters, just like baking a cake. Get all the ingredients right.  Not too many links. Keep adding quality content that the search engines such as Google will love. Keep testing.  Choose your social media wisely and be mindful of what you write and put out there.  Birds of a feather flock together.  Are you a blogger/Blogspot, YouTuber, Twitter, Facebook, or combination hybrid?  Does your social media reflect your business?  Aim for the best cake humanly possible. The internet has many world class cakes er websites and best of class webby's and experts on all manner of things. Remember, you are writing for the web, not a 1000 page paperback, so keep that in mind. A best selling book may be in your future, but you are a web based businessperson of authority.


References - LinkedIn, website testimonials..


LinkedIn is a big hit for many SEO, marketing and media professionals. Boost your profile and street and industry cred with authentic references. Create a professional LinkedIn profile, and consider having a business branded channel also.


Aim to have strong agency (creative and advertising) contacts that would be sure to recommend you highly if asked.  Hard work and quality work pays dividends.


Repeat business is excellent business.  No hard-sell required, as they already know how good you are!


Be Honest With Yourself And Your Audience, Customers and Associates


You know what you know, and you don't know what you don't know!

SWAT

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats


Focus on your strengths. Share your unique and in-depth knowledge built up from years of experience.  Don't fall into the trap of pretending you are an expert on everything about websites and internet business, or even sport or elements of pop culture in the world. Specialize. Focus on strengths.


Niche Market (Wikipedia reminder)!

A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the demographics that it is intended to target. It is also a small market segment. Sometimes, a product or service can be entirely designed to satisfy a niche market.  Not every product can be defined by its market niche. The niche market is highly specialized, and aiming to survive among the competition from numerous super companies. Even established companies create products for different niches; Hewlett-Packard has all-in-one machines for printing, scanning and faxing targeted for the home office niche, while at the same time having separate machines with one of these functions for big businesses. (Wikipedia)


Web Basics 101


Meta-tags

Search Engine Optimization

Website Structure

Links to other authoritative destination websites - Wikipedia, IMDb, CIA world and country directory, Google search tools, popular social media channels.

Create quality and Google / search engine friendly and helpful content, just like 'The Big G' aka Alphabet powers that be keep telling us.

Be Courteous and Respectful to clients, associates, other media - everyone.

Be the white knight with white hat mentality.  Some moderate amount of grey is acceptable in my view, but don't become the Black Knight with the black hat and black magic Pandora's Box. The web game is challenging enough already without extra dramas.

Keep building upon your technical skills. Google and Google Console is your best friend!

Have backups and a Plan A, B and C. Things can and do go wrong in business and life in general at times. Minimize the risks. Again, focus on core strengths.


Conclusion

Do your best to offer something of value that is useful and helpful. Most businesses supply products and/or services.  You are a problem solver to a problem or challenge.  You are also a content creator and even a publisher and educator of sorts.  This has a high level of responsibility attached. Know your stuff.  Hone your craft.  Build up credibility.  The right audience will find you. Get your basics and foundation strong, and keep building upon it.  To succeed you will need to work hard and work smart.  The world is your oyster in the giant ocean and Internet Matrix Of Things. Do enough of the right things well and you are setting yourself up for success. Agent Tingle out for now, and back to the webcode soldier.


Greg Tingle (Founder and Director, Media Man Group)




Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Greg Tingle Official Blog: The popularity of ‘Black Friday’ as a Google search term has halved in since 2020, a new research report suggests.

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The popularity of ‘Black Friday’ as a Google search term has halved in since 2020, a new research report suggests. Meanwhile, brands are switching to Instagram for marketing on the big day.

Greg Tingle Official Blog: Elon Musk lashes Apple after it ‘threatened’ to pull Twitter off App Store

Elon Musk lashes Apple after it ‘threatened’ to pull Twitter off App Store


Twitter CEO Elon Musk has hit out at tech company Apple after it allegedly “threatened” to pull the social media service from its App Store without giving an explanation.

During a series of tweets posted on Monday (local time), Musk claimed Apple had “mostly” ceased advertising on Twitter.

“Do they hate free speech in America?” Musk tweeted.

The tech billionaire also created a Twitter poll on whether Apple should “publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers”.

Greg Tingle Official Blog Advertising agency or marketing agency, a service business dedicated to creating, planning and handling advertising for its clients.

Greg Tingle Official Blog

Advertising agency or marketing agency, a service business dedicated to creating, planning and handling advertising for its clients.










Greg Tingle Official Blog: Niche marketing. Another significant trend regarding future of advertising is the growing importance of the niche market using niche or targeted ads.

Greg Tingle Official Blog

Niche marketing. Another significant trend regarding future of advertising is the growing importance of the niche market using niche or targeted ads. Also brought about by the Internet and the theory of the long tail, advertisers will have an increasing ability to reach specific audiences.









Niche marketing. Another significant trend regarding future of advertising is the growing importance of the niche market using niche or targeted ads. Also brought about by the Internet and the theory of the long tail, advertisers will have an increasing ability to reach specific audiences.