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.
At VA PrideFest, our newest partner and client, Virginia
Tourism, launched their LGBTQ tourism initiative, @VisitGayVA.
A companion to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Virginia.org/LGBT
website, both provide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender visitors
24/7 access to statewide lodging, dining, events, travel deals,
itineraries and more. All VA experiences self-designated as LGBT
friendly, and welcoming to all visitors. The Virginia Governor, Terry
McAuliffe, stopped by the booth to put in his 2-cents!
We're excited to
announce some of our latest new #ILoveGay ambassadors. Ty
Autry and John-David, both from New
York, will be attending the Richmond Fire, Flour &
Fork culinary event, where they'll be
jumping in head-first into some of the epicurean wonders that Richmond,
VA has to offer! Gabi & Fabia from Sao
Paulo, Brazil have joined us as well, bringing some of their
experiences in traveling the world as a lesbian couple with their
October is a
busy month... if you're in NYC, be sure to check out Richard Skipper Celebrates
and his cabaret performance on October 8 at the Laurie Beechman
Theatre. If you're in Montreal, the annual Black
& Blue event "Luminocity"
starts October 5 and runs through October 9.
And every Sunday, be sure to check out the latest from John
Davis and Tony Ortega of RawSexySpiritual and their
"Raw(est) brunch!" RawSexySpiritual - spirituality for gay men & those who
Upcoming LGBT Business
Out MBA Conference
October 12-14, 2017
Boston, MA Join the largest gathering of LGBT MBA (and graduate) students
and LGBTQ MBA alumni in the world for the 20th Annual Reaching Out
LGBTQ & Business Graduate Conference
The 2017 Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate (otherwise
known as ROMBA) Conference will provide lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender and queer young professional leaders from around the world
the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they
will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world. The
conference is open to current, alumni and prospective LGBTQ MBAs and
business graduates and their active allies. http://www.reachingoutmba.org/register/
LGBTMPA 1st Workshops + Network Event In conjunction with CMI's 18th Conference on LGBT Tourism
Three afternoon workshops feature topical insight into LGBT community
issues for inclusion and success for the meeting professional.
Attendees can select from a wide range of course topics to understand,
attract and plan LGBT related meetings and LGBT events within meetings.
All presentations are designed specifically to empower your meetings
for greater diversity inclusion and communication. https://www.lgbtmeetingplanner.com/lgbtmpa-at-cmi
18th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality
November 1-3, 2017
San Francisco, CA Don't miss the LGBT tourism & hospitality industry's
premiere destination for market education, networking and fun!
Over 30 speakers! The tourism industry’s premiere marketing, sales,
public relations and research forum to help you reach LGBT travelers...
ALL NEW PROGRAM FOR 2017: Multiple workshops focusing on internet
marketing to the LGBT community, plus featured presentations on the
latest LGBT tourism market statistics, successful marketing techniques,
case studies and much more! Use PBM2017 when registering and save $100 http://communitymarketinginc.com/lgbt-tourism-conference/
Do you want to reach gay men on one of the hottest new media platforms of 2010 the iPhone app!? We have teamed up with the #1 iPhone app reaching gay men today... Grindr! With a reach of over 500,000 gay men worldwide (150,000 members visiting daily) and growing, Grindr has become not only the hottest new buzzword among gay men across the globe, it is also the top iPhone app in use by this desirable demographic. Set your company apart from the rest and let them see your brand associated with some of the most cutting-edge technology today! Grindr has several advertising options as outlined below. Banner ads - We are able to offer you banner advertising on a cost-per-click (CPC) basis of $0.25. We can link this banner ad to a website of your choice, an iPhone app, iTunes store URL, etc. To get started, we would work with you to set both a daily and a monthly budget. From this budget, we would monitor and serve your banner ads, providing you an up-to-date report as to how your ad
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 newsletter s. 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 mo
We're going to go out on a limb here, stick our necks out, and make a strong statement - we believe the " TwitterSphere " is at a unique place in history, sitting on the edge of its tipping point. We believe it's sitting at that very same inflection point the Internet was back in the late 90's, when most people were accessing it via AOL, Netscape was the dominant browser, and a comment we heard time and time again was "the Internet is simply the CB radio of our time... it too shall pass". Fast forward to today, and with everything that's taken place since then, including the dot com bust and the subsequent growth of strong Internet-based businesses from all facets of life and industry, it's easy to see that doubting the direction and growth of the Internet was misguided at best. With social media where it's at today, over a billion people have access to and can post to their heart's content on Facebook . And everyone is, making th