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Spotlight on Feast of Fools (plus GLBT Podcasting)

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One of the most popular talk shows on the Internet today, as well as one of the originals in the gay market, Feast of Fools, alternately know as Gay Fun Show or simply FoF, is a mix of celebrity interviews, news commentary, author chats, cocktail recipes, grooming advice, political forum, new artist musical interludes, gift opening, and letter reading.

The show has won Best GLBT Podcast from the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and Best Podcast from the Gay Bloggies. As the most widely downloaded gay podcast, its availability has brought GLBT-themed programming to listeners in cities, towns, and rural areas across the country and around the world.

These Guys Get Social Networking and Web 2.0!

Yes, they may have won some fantastic awards and have created a show with fans worldwide, but one of their greatest strengths is that not only do they keep contemporary with their pop culture and show content they produce 5 times per week, they also stay way ahead of the curve when it comes to using t…

Gay Wedding and Marriage Resources

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Making news around the globe, the legal rights and recognition of gays & lesbians is becoming manifested in the definition of marriage. More and more companies and communities across the US are recognizing the union of two gay men or women in terms of civil unions or domestic partnerships, granting them the same basic rights as heterosexual married couples. Health insurance benefits, estate planning and more are becoming commonplace in many gay & lesbian lives, but not all. The right of marriage, however, along with all of its legal and tax implications, is the final goal for many gays & lesbians. It would be society's way of showing that once and for all gays & lesbians are now deemed equal in the eyes of the law.

Several countries around the world have already legalized gay marriage including Denmark, The Netherlands and now Spain. In North America, Canada has legalized gay marriage, and the subsequent travel by gays and lesbians to these destinations to have t…

Power Networking Lunch Presentation in Dallas

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I had a great time here in Dallas today (Aug 14, 2008) doing a Web 2.0/Social Networking presentation following the Power Networking Lunch here at Maggiano's in North Park.


It was a great turnout, and prior to doing my presentation, I got to participate in the Power Networking as well... business networking merged with speed dating on steroids. It was my first one and I loved it!

More photos can be found at:
http://picasaweb.google.com/mattskal/DallasPowerNetworkingPresentationAug2008

Links:
http://www.glbtchamber.org/

August 2008 Gay Business Report

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In This Issue
The Power of the Automated News Feed
How Plaxo, Friendfeed and even Facebook utilize 3rd party programs such as Picasa, YouTube and Flickr to keep you up-to-date in this even more fast-paced Information Age
If you're like many of us out there, you've been using Plaxo for a few years now. It's been a great tool, primarily used by the business community, in keeping one's Outlook up-to-date when your friends and other contacts change jobs, move or even get a new cell phone number. Change jobs and all you had to do was update your Plaxo information in order to get that job update out there to hundreds of your Outlook contacts simultaneously, and vice versa… one of your Outlook contacts moves to a new city, and voila, your Outlook information is automatically updated..... How to Turn a Cold Call into a Warm Call Using LinkedIn.com
The new way to research and find the best contacts to start with when making business outreach to a company
First there was Friendster a…

How to Turn a Cold Call into a Warm Call Using LinkedIn.com

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The new way to research and find the best contacts to start with when making business outreach to a company

First there was Friendster and then there was MySpace. Along the way, Plaxo leveraged its access into your Outlook contact database to launch Plaxo Pulse and Facebook hit the scene going from the college dorm to Main Street USA. In between all of this, chugging along as if it had the entire business landscape to itself, was LinkedIn.com, a site focused on just the business-to-business connections needed in the social networking world. Starting out as a more employment-oriented site, LinkedIn.com has grown in popularity over the past year to become almost the de facto Online Chamber of Commerce, allowing business people from around the world to network and connect in ways not possible just a few years back.

The simplest use of LinkedIn.com is its power in connecting with your business contacts found in your various e-mail address books, as well as connecting with those business…

Current Automotive Advertising Trends in the GLBT Market

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In anticipation of the August 2008 release of the Gay Market Report, Pink Banana Media has released one of its key marketing reports looking at the automotive industry’s recent advertising and marketing trends in the GLBT community. Using the $712B projected buying power of the US GLBT community as a reference point, this information is even more timely considering the overall downward trends in consumer automotive purchases this year.

Authored by Joe LaMuraglia of GayWheels.com, this marketing report includes the most recent GayWheels.com Top 10 Most Researched vehicles list, which helps to shed light on what GLBT automotive consumers are researching online when making their car buying decisions. It also brings to light both the history of automotive advertising in the GLBT community, and where this advertising is today, with companies such as Subaru, Cadillac and Saturn continuing to send the signal that they are in this marketplace for the long term.

In addition, the Top 10 report…