Man Australia shakes up media and PR Market, by Yvette
Man Australia is taking on the BIG end of town in
the Australian promotional business.
many others, Greg started his media and promotional
enterprise at grass roots level by assisting and collaborating
with many community groups and Channel 31 Community
in turn led to bigger and better things. Before you
could say, "testing", big media outlets
like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, were
calling for comment on everything from Reality TV
/ Promoter, Greg Tingle says, "The new year got
us off to a massive start with the signing up of "TWLS"
(The World's Largest Steer) - NO BULL!, Film Maker,
Gary Young of The Film Factory (director of 70's classics,
"Cosy Cool" and "Wheels On Fire"),
merelyplayers (creative production company), Snowboard.com
and AWF Pro Wrestling. The Hit! TV project has just
taken a mammoth leap forward, and will likely be screening
on Australian TV sooner, rather than later.
other terrific attractions have come to our attention
recently. We are negotiating with "Aussie Richard
Branson" (a dead spit of the real thing - oh,
gosh), the world spear-catching champion, and Didjitalis
(a sublime combination of didgeridoo and digital music).
We also have Tony Rafty OAM, world renowned caricaturist,
waiting in the wings to create caricatures of those
wishing to be captured in art next to one, or a combination
of, our unique performers. Yes, the team is also available
for appearances and interviews".
enthuses, "The signing up of TWLS and Gary Young
was paramount to our long term success and public
awareness. Everyone likes animals and everyone likes
BIG. The Film Factory has provided us with the film
making equipment and technical expertise we required
to make the commercials and promos, that we will pitch
to Australia's top ad agencies, mobile phone, airline,
FMCG companies and the like".
of the traditional advertising agencies find us a
bit "over the top", but in these days of
cliché and recycled ideas, it was certainly
time for something original".
quizzing Greg regarding the elements that give his
operation the edge, he responds with animated gestures
and youthful exuberance.
passion for the business, coupled with work ethic,
understanding, realism and fearlessness in tackling
what others dare not, are largely responsible for
our success. It's our genuine enthusiasm and belief
in our clients and their goals, when many others told
them "no", that results in new business
always coming in. We thrive on adversity. Integrity
and honesty play a big part also. If something won't
"fly", we tell the client. We are also pretty
well networked with the movers and shakers in the
Australian media and entertainment sector".
easy to see the promotional advantages of utilising
a gigantic steer - "steer on over to your x car
dealership today", "bullish deals on mobile
phones at x", and so it goes on. And for those
of you who don't know, a steer is a castrated bull.
can't help thinking that having your product or company
endorsed by one of Media Man's attention grabbing
creations, would indeed "get your name out there".
Man's current focus includes looking after their existing
clients like gold, securing an insurance sponsor for
"The World's Largest Steer", re packaging
Gary Young's Australian classic movies onto DVD for
worldwide distribution, and filling up The TAP Gallery
with his upcoming merelyplayers - "Birth, Death
and Everything Between" production. Then Greg
plans to have AWF Pro Wrestling and "TWLS"
make an appearance at his "home" beach of
Maroubra; obviously recognising the area needs some
positive, feel good promotion.
is quick to point out that he doesn't have all the
answers, but does have some of them.
Man Australia utilises both traditional and new age
techniques to the benefit of their clients. Press
releases (like this one), are important to get you
noticed, as are radio and TV spots, Internet presence
( www.mediaman.com.au ) and the good old fashioned,
word of mouth.
says, "We are on a pretty steep learning curve
at the moment and our clients understand this".
He is quick to let people know that he isn't Max Markson
or Harry M. Miller, but sees a little of both in him.
Greg adds, many of Australia's top promoters have
been most supportive, including even granting interviews,
and the big two have given Greg some tremendous advice.
It would also be fair to say that Media Man Australia
is at least a little more affordable than they are.
the promotional business it's a given, that promoting
good stuff and looking after your clients is paramount.
Man Australia's motto is "putting your name out
there!". Mr Tingle, you've done it again!
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