Part of the PinkBananaMedia.com family and focusing on LGBTQ business news, this blog features select content, news and stories related to online marketing to the LGBTQ community, including social media, mobile technology and the latest in digital marketing techniques.
Updates to our Social Media Marketing Outreach PDF for 2016
As 2016 continues to march right along, our social media marketing strategy has continued to adapt, as new platforms including Snapchat and Periscope continue to take center-stage in their evolving growth and new-found usefulness in the business world of online marketing. In addition, new, more subtle techniques in how posts are commented on, shared and "boosted" with a paid, sponsored push are fast becoming some of the top cutting-edge marketing techniques used to help ensure that at least some of a brand's social media content rises to the top and is seen in the highly competitive Facebook news feed, as well as the newly programmed Twitter and Instagram news feeds that all now focus on content that is considered more relevant to the online consumer.
The combined buying power of the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adult population for 2015 is estimated at $917 billion, according to a new analysis by Witeck Communications.
Releasing the finding, Bob Witeck said, “Buying power – also known as disposable personal income (DPI) -- is not the same as wealth. It is a practical tool for economists and marketers, in particular, to signal the increasingly visible contributions made to our economy by America’s diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender individuals and households.”
Disposable personal income (DPI), according to economists, is the amount of money that individuals have available to spend and save after paying taxes and pension contributions to the government (roughly 86% of income). Witeck added, “To understand this estimate, it’s important to underscore that there is no evidence that same-sex households or LGBT people are more affluent or, on average, earn more than others. That is a stereotype, long …
One of the most common hurdles individuals and businesses have is the time they feel is involved in doing social media marketing, and simply adding another media such as Twitter into the mix might just sound overwhelming. Our goal is to show you how to make your current online marketing efforts more efficient time-wise, as well as how to take active yet simple steps in increasing their exposure. We'll also be showing you how to get your content noticed by our online editors and included in our #ILoveGay initiatives and outreach.
Here's our first tip... many of you are creating beautiful HTML e-mail newsletters. In order to truly get your message out there on Twitter, you should take these well-crafted e-mail newsletters and turn them into a blog post, whether on a separate blog such as Medium, BlogSpot or Tumblr, or as part of a series of articles on your website that is set up more like a blog (common with WordPress sites). Include at least one good image, if not more, in t…
Beginning next week, it seems the theme is all about LGBT Tourism! Starting on May 3rd, the global LGBT tourism industry will be descending upon St. Petersburg, FL for the IGLTA Convention, an incredible event bringing LGBT tourism professionals together from all around the world. We'll be there, and we look forward to connecting with many of you then... remember the hashtag is #IGLTA2017, and if you're really feeling into it, you can help make May 3-7, 2017 become an IGLTA #GayTravel hashtag takeover!!! http://www.pbwemail.com/pbm_iglta_2017.cfm
Then, on May 16th, as part of LGBT Week NYC, Community Marketing & Insights, in partnership with IGLTA, is bringing us the 3rd Annual Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality. Sponsored by the Argentina Tourism Office, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and Israel's Ministry of Tourism and held at Google's Autumn Tech Room in Chelsea, this symposium features morning and afternoon sessions, lunch and a reception, all on-site …