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2017 Here We Come! LGBT Week NYC + Influencers + New Media + We're Hiring
We wanted to take this time to wish you all an absolutely wonderful and happy New Year! We look forward to both working with you, as well as connecting with you at some of the various LGBT business events happening this year, including our signature event LGBT Week NYC, produced in partnership with Community Marketing & Insights, and sponsored by Rivendell Media and Argentina. www.LGBTWeek.NYC
For LGBT Week NYC, May 15-19, 2017 in New York City, we'll be doing some unique programming on Thursday morning, May 18th, focusing on the world of LGBT New Media, including presentations from some of the top LGBT influencers, video bloggers and new media bloggers who focus as much on their social media outreach as they do their respective blogs. If you're in this category, please do contact us, as we're looking for some of the best in new practices, thoughts and ideas related to how to reach a targeted LGBT community online.
Speaking of influencers, we've beefed up our offering this year, as the interest and demand in some of what these folks bring to the table for LGBT marketing has grown exponentially over the last year. Featured on the page linked below are some highlights of our LGBT Influencer partners in 2017, including Outfluential and Moovz. We're also bringing to the forefront some of the top LGBT influencers we're working with to go above and beyond in getting a client's message out there online, including TwoBadTourists, Josh Rimer, Brian Webb (TheHomoCulture.com) and the Nomadic Boys. We also have some lesbian influencers, as well as additional influencers outside of North America, that we'll be adding to this roster in the coming months.
We're also featuring our #ILoveGay program, where some of our top @ILoveGayLGBT profiles have developed into some of the strongest performing "influencers" in their category, including those focused on LGBT travel, business and more. Take a look at what we're offering with #ILoveGay, as this is fast becoming one of the more powerful components in our clients' overall marketing strategy in reaching a targeted LGBT demographic online.
Lastly, with all of this activity going on in 2017, we're growing as a company as well. We're actively hiring new online digital sales individuals who have a proven strength in social media, specifically when it comes to #hashtags and the unique language of Twitter and Instagram.
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 …