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Introducing the #ILoveGay Twitter 360° Network Package

Introducing the #ILoveGay Twitter 360° Network Package | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

We've taken some of the best parts of our most recent LGBT Destination Marketing Program with Influencers, and broadened its scope to include brand sponsorship, as well as corporate and small business inclusion, in social media tied to some of the top LGBTQ events happening around the world! We call it the #ILoveGay Twitter 360° Network Package!

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Events we'll have a team present at, capturing photo, video and blog content and posting via social media, include the upcoming LGBT Expo in NYC (coupled with the RuPaul DragCon New York) and World Travel Mart in London... In addition, if your organization is producing an event, such as a theatrical release, a Broadway production or perhaps a new product launch, this #ILoveGay Twitter 360° Network Package is for you.

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Business Leaders on SB 4’s Economic Impact: ‘We All Have Something to Lose’

Business Leaders on SB 4’s Economic Impact: ‘We All Have Something to Lose’ | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
A study by the grassroots organization Texas Works Together says Senate Bill 4 will cost between 165,000 to 248,000 jobs in Texas.
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Inside Backstage Capital, The VC Betting On (Almost All) Black, LGBT, Hispanic, And Women Founders

Inside Backstage Capital, The VC Betting On (Almost All) Black, LGBT, Hispanic, And Women Founders | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
A full 98% of Backstage Capital's portfolio companies are led by someone who isn't a straight white man.
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#EnginePride LGBT Pride Network Launches

#EnginePride LGBT Pride Network Launches | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

...And what better way to celebrate it than with a giant installation made from 10,000 multi-coloured post-it notes across our six story Engine building

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Video: Stats and Facts on LGBT-Owned Businesses

Video: Stats and Facts on LGBT-Owned Businesses | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

LGBT-owned businesses can be a valuable topic for business reporters. In this video, we share some facts to help you start covering this important issue.

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San Francisco-Based Digital Marketing Agency, BSTRO, Partners with NAMWOLF

San Francisco-Based Digital Marketing Agency, BSTRO, Partners with NAMWOLF | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

BSTRO, an LGBT/Woman-owned digital marketing agency in San Francisco, Vancouver, and New York, announced a partnership with the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) this week, to elevate their online presence and branding to better reflect their organization.

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The Business of Pride 2017: The San Francisco Business Times celebrates its third annual Business of Pride Special Edition

The Business of Pride 2017: The San Francisco Business Times celebrates its third annual Business of Pride Special Edition | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Articles, stories & videos from some of the LGBT movers and shakers from the San Francisco business community.

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LGBT small businesses say their diversity is a money-maker

LGBT small businesses say their diversity is a money-maker | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs urged to use networking, workshops, their own diversity to boost their businesses
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Rhode Island’s Options Celebrates 35 Years

Rhode Island’s Options Celebrates 35 Years | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Options, Rhode Island’s longest running LGBT publication, is marking its 35th anniversary. To celebrate, the publication put on a gala celebration in downtown Providence on May 20, 2017. The publication has undergone many changes through the years, starting as a newsletter produced in conjunction with AIDS Care Ocean State and evolving into a glossy monthly magazine. “The dedication of our volunteers is the only reason Options has survived,” Kyle McKendall, the publication’s executive director, said while mingling with writers, readers and other supporters.

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South Florida website launches print publication

South Florida website launches print publication | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

OutClique, a glossy monthly LGBT publication based in Miami, began life as a website three years ago. Steven Evans, the CEO and editor in chief, along with Darren Loll, chief information officer, came up with the concept for the magazine.

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NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas – Hosted by CGLCC

NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas – Hosted by CGLCC | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
An event for businesses looking to expand domestic and global opportunities. In collaboration with the US-based National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the Summit will expand business…
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Marketsmith, NJ's Premier Women-Owned, LGBT Marketing Agency, Ranks in NJ's Top 20 Best Places to Work, Also the Coolest

Marketsmith, NJ's Premier Women-Owned, LGBT Marketing Agency, Ranks in NJ's Top 20 Best Places to Work, Also the Coolest | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
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Trends in LGBT Nightlife

Trends in LGBT Nightlife | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Social interaction fuels the human spirit. The simple act of sharing your life openly offers profound and empowering effects that help us feel
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New Ohio LGBTQ Magazine Announced

New Ohio LGBTQ Magazine Announced | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Equitas Health has announced it will launch a statewide LGBTQ lifestyle publication this fall called Prizm. The publication and accompanying digital news service will focus on current events, health, arts & culture, fashion, politics, news, travel and entertainment and will serve as a resource for the LGBTQ community. The venture will serve as a new line of business and social enterprise for the not-for-profit regional community healthcare and social service delivery system.

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Gay.com Has New Home with the Center

Gay.com Has New Home with the Center | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Ownership of the popular internet domain Gay.com has been transferred to the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The domain, estimated to be worth millions of dollars, was most recently an online hub for LGBT people looking for a community. It will now direct people to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s newly launched blog, Vanguard.

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These Two Gay Renaissance Men Revolutionized How LGBT People Communicate

These Two Gay Renaissance Men Revolutionized How LGBT People Communicate | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Andy Cramer and Al Farmer, who fell in love while helping gay and bi men find each other online, remain quiet pillars of the community.

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Music publicist Joey Amato talks about new PR firm Agency33

Music publicist Joey Amato talks about new PR firm Agency33 | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Respected music publicist Joey Amato chatted with Digital Journal about opening his own PR firm, Agency33, in Nashville.

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PRESSING QUESTIONS: Dallas Voice and OUT North Texas

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Dallas Voice and OUT North Texas | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Geographic coverage area: North Texas, more specifically Dallas/Fort Worth. We are distributed to more than 400 distribution locations in five counties, 23 cities and 62 zip codes. 

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June 2017 Updates from Pink Banana Media - Happy Pride

June 2017 Updates from Pink Banana Media - Happy Pride | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Check out some of our latest updates for June 2017, LGBTQ Pride Month around the world!  We'll be in Southern California in June, both for Orange County Pride and to conduct a workshop focused on how to maximize your company's outreach on Twitter.

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Also learn more about our #ILoveGay Ambassador program, as well as other LGBT business events coming to the US and Canada this summer.

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Richard Gray and Alexis Dinyovszky Join Board of LGBT Meeting Professionals Association

Richard Gray and Alexis Dinyovszky Join Board of LGBT Meeting Professionals Association | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Growing Organization Attracts Industry Experts - The LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announces Alexis Dinyovszky and Richard Gray are new members of their board of directors. Dinyovszky is the President of the Board of Directors for the Southern Comfort (SoCo) Conference Organization and Gray is the Managing Director for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Both executives bring years of experience in the LGBT professional community. 

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Chinese company to buy US gay app Grindr

Chinese company to buy US gay app Grindr | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Chinese company Beijing Kunlun Tech has announced on Tuesday that it will acquire remaining 38.47% stake in the world's largest gay social network app Grindr for $152m.

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PRESSING QUESTIONS: The Rainbow Times of Boston

PRESSING QUESTIONS: The Rainbow Times of Boston | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Interview with: Publisher Gricel M. Ocasio and Editor in Chief Nicole C. Lashomb, the publication’s co-founders

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Pennsylvania Awards Contract to Conduct First-Ever Disparity Study on Small Diverse Businesses in State Government Contracting

Pennsylvania Awards Contract to Conduct First-Ever Disparity Study on Small Diverse Businesses in State Government Contracting | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Pennsylvania Department of General Services Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities Kerry L. Kirkland today announced that BBC Research & Consulting (Browne, Bortz & Coddington) of Denver, CO has been awarded the contract to conduct Pennsylvania's first-ever comprehensive disparity study on small diverse businesses in state government contracting. 

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Orlando's LGBT chamber grows, wins national award

Orlando's LGBT chamber grows, wins national award | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Orlando’s growing chamber of commerce for gay business owners was named Chamber of the Year by a national affiliate.
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Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It

Hey Pepsi, Here's How It's Done. Heineken Takes On Our Differences, and Nails It | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

A feminist and a dude who feels awfully oppressed walk into a warehouse... It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually the setup for Heineken’s “Worlds Apart” experiment. Created by Publicis London, it’s being billed as the antidote to Pepsi’s obtusely pop-candy take on our messy political reality.

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Instead of positioning resistance as the new Coachella, Heineken takes a more measured approach. Ahead of the operation, it filmed six people stating strongly held beliefs—that men are oppressed, that the fight for feminism is far from over; that climate change is real or “piffle”; that transgender people need a voice; that “transgender” is nonsense semantics. Those unwitting candidates were then paired with their opposites and sent together into warehouses, where they found themselves with some instructions and a piece of furniture to build. Guess what it is?

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