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Las Vegas Advisor Sets Its Sights on Vegas Mate

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 22nd October 2010 5:05pm
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It is no secret that the powers that be over at Las Vegas Advisor have a big boner for VT. In fact, I might even go so far to say that they've got hard and curly penis envy. Each time I take a quarterly peek to see what they're up to, I notice that they're slowly building out a lousy copy of every section of our website. Good luck with that guys. Kiss kiss.

Now, with semi-fearless abandon Las Vegas Advisor is taking square aim at the Vegas mobile app kingpin Vegas Mate via polling their reader base as to what features they would want in an LVA branded mobile app. Call me a Munson as I didn't know that any mobile devices could run Cold Fusion. Anyways, check their market research poll:

Vegas Mate vs. LVA app

Uh oh. Looks like K-Flow is about to lower the boom on The Admiral. I suspect that this war is gonna get ugly in a hurry.

Odds?



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Comments & Discussion:

Fight fire with fire, I say. Time to roll out a VT/TWHT Coupon Book! Stuff a person could really use too, like "Get caught with a baggy of cocaine in your purse outside of Wynn, have your felony reduced to a misdemeanor."

Or "Buy One Condominium at Veer, get one free."

That's the best idea I've heard yet. Love it.

I was gonna write something about why I don't think this matters for VM at all but instead, I decided to help them out and do a mockup of their UI.

I'm not sure I can embed images here so the link is:

http://media.ratevegas.com/lva_mockup.png

@Hunter, that's awesome dood!!!!!

"I wish there was a way I could access spam for Huntington Press books, Sin City Advisor, Fezzik and Bob Dancer more easily."

"There's an app for that."

If I recall correctly, I remember Anthony Curtis noting that the LVA newsletter has over 50,000 subscribers. Doing the math, that is $1.8 million a year just based on the online-only $37 membership. Which means the figure is actually higher.

At that rate, I sincerely doubt he has much envy for anyone but Brian Greenspun. Certainly they do seem to want to head toward challenging Vegas.com in the Las Vegas online travel site market. Making just modest dent in the Greenspun's market share could be very lucrative to them as well.

Apps are important. I'd do one if I had any readers under 40 years old. With all due respect to the fact that Hunter broke ground on a Vegas app, LVA's attempt is just simply good marketing. Building out an extensive website or creating an app is simply keeping up with what is necessary and prudent for a company of their size and resources.

Sorry to comment on an ancient story but I just randomly saw this...

Ted - once I can see a real number for LVA subs, I'll maybe believe it. 50k subs, if true, is probably dropping every month. LVA is yesterday.

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