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Nike launches powerful new diversity and equality campaign

Nike launches powerful new diversity and equality campaign | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The 1:30 commercial is shot in black and white and stars LeBron James, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz, Gabby Douglas, Megan Rapinoe, and hurdler Dalilah Muhammad.
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The commercial, which lasts one-minute and 30 seconds and is shot entirely in black and white, features LeBron James, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz, Gabby Douglas, soccer star and LGBT activist Megan Rapinoe, and Olympic hurdler Dalilah Muhammad.

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SF LGBT Center Launches Mass Transit Ad Campaign to Encourage Employers to Hire Transgender Workers

SF LGBT Center Launches Mass Transit Ad Campaign to Encourage Employers to Hire Transgender Workers | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The SF LGBT Center announced that it has launched #HireTrans, a mass transit PSA campaign aimed at encouraging employers to hire transgender workers.
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Fusion’s 'As American As' Campaign Gets Some American-Style Censorship

Fusion’s 'As American As' Campaign Gets Some American-Style Censorship | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Little Black Book, Fusion’s 'As American As' Campaign Gets Some American-Style Censorship. As a response to overbearing censorship, SS+K is releasing the images America wasn't ready for
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Call for boycotts of Budweiser, Coke, Airbnb as ads focus on diversity

Call for boycotts of Budweiser, Coke, Airbnb as ads focus on diversity | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Some Trump supporters are calling for boycotts of major American companies including Coca-Cola and Budweiser following Super Bowl ads that were seen as political rebukes to the president.
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New online video series to inspire and raise awareness of LGBT engineers

New online video series to inspire and raise awareness of LGBT engineers | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The Royal Academy of Engineering (Academy), InterEngineering and Mott MacDonald are launching today a new series of online videos profiling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers a…
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TomboyX Launches “Underneath it All” Video Featuring Rain Dove and Spearheads ‘#HumanAgenda Unscripted’

TomboyX Launches “Underneath it All” Video Featuring Rain Dove and Spearheads ‘#HumanAgenda Unscripted’ | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

TomboyX is proud to introduce their new video, “Underneath It All” featuring gender non-conformist model, Rain Dove, highlighting the mission to promote the ‘Human Agenda.’ 

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NGLCC | AMERICA’S LGBT ECONOMY: 2016 Snapshot

NGLCC | AMERICA’S LGBT ECONOMY: 2016 Snapshot | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has released the first ever snapshot demonstrating the economic and social impact of America’s leading LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs.

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The new report explores the types and sizes of LGBT-owned businesses currently certified by the NGLCC, the number of jobs they create, their geography, and the personal narratives of successful LGBT business owners who reflect the very best about America’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

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LGBT Bold Introduces Shannon Morrison of IM Creative from Columbus Ohio

LGBT Bold Introduces Shannon Morrison of IM Creative from Columbus Ohio | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
We had an opportunity to sit down with Shannon Morrison of IM Creative, an LGBT-owned company that is part of the event and meeting planning world.
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The simple reason why so many businesses support LGBT rights

The simple reason why so many businesses support LGBT rights | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Companies openly championing LGBT rights are reaping the benefits. The rest of the world should follow suit.
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The planner working to bring Japan Inc up to speed with LGBT consumers

The planner working to bring Japan Inc up to speed with LGBT consumers | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Takahiko Morinaga, who started the Japan LGBT Research Institute, discusses the nascent state of LGBT marketing in Japan.
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Takahiko Morinaga started the Japan LGBT Research Institute (part of Hakuhodo DY Holdings) last year while working as a planner. In this interview, he gives his view on the state of LGBT marketing in Japan, where brands are only just beginning to develop strategies specific to this consumer segment.
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Hari Nef Is the First Transgender Model to Star in a L'Oréal U.S. Campaign

Hari Nef Is the First Transgender Model to Star in a L'Oréal U.S. Campaign | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
L'Oreal Paris is making history and celebrating diversity by casting transgender model Hari Nef in its latest ad campaign.
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2017 Here We Come! LGBT Week NYC + Influencers + New Media + We’re Hiring

2017 Here We Come! LGBT Week NYC + Influencers + New Media + We’re Hiring | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
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.
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Entrepreneur Accelerator Series (NYC)

Entrepreneur Accelerator Series (NYC) | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Talonya Geary presents Entrepreneur Accelerator Series (NYC) - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at New York City, New York, NY. Find event and registration information.

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COMMIT TO THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BUSINESS

 - Are you an entrepreneur?
 - Do you consider yourself a veteran business owner, a hopeful start-up founder or co-founder?
 - Are you already a corporate CEO or executive?

If yes, then you are invited to attend an exclusive event, limited to 30 business leaders in New York City.

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Heartwarming advert encourages gay couples to hold hands

Heartwarming advert encourages gay couples to hold hands | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The Bank of Australia and New Zealand has revealed a heartwarming new advert encouraging gay couples to hold hands.
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Gay dating app Blued bags strategic investment from China’s state-run media

Gay dating app Blued bags strategic investment from China’s state-run media | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Contrary to most foreigners would believe, China is shifting to a much milder tone towards the country’s thriving LGBT community, especially when it comes to the online world. This is evident enoug…
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Seattle to host first-ever LGBT Economic Summit

Seattle to host first-ever LGBT Economic Summit | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The Greater Seattle Business Association will host the Western Business Alliance's first-ever LGBT economic summit on Thursday, March 16 to address economic factors and policy agendas that affect LGBT and allied businesses and communities in the western U.S. and Canada.
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The full-day summit, Working Together for Shared Prosperity, will explore topics such as: leveraging the power of LGBT businesses; tourism on the West Coast; maintaining Left Coast politics in the post-election era; working together to promote diverse supply chains, a case study by the insurance industry; unlocking the power of bringing marginalized communities together; and homelessness. Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, and break-out sessions, attendees will share information, provide critical input to regional challenges, and form lasting relationships with LGBT and allied business leaders from western states.

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Walgreens releases moving ad campaign featuring real life gay men with HIV

Walgreens releases moving ad campaign featuring real life gay men with HIV | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Walgreens wants to "grow old together" with HIV-positive customers, it says in a new marketing campaign. In print magazines for gay and HIV-positive readers, ads feature seven varied HIV-positive, real Walgreens customers like Greg
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Lush's New LGBT-Inclusive Ad Campaign Is Too Cute to Handle

Lush can have all of our money because of these pro-LGBT ads.
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LGBT-Certified Suppliers Jump as Big Companies Seek New Sources

LGBT-Certified Suppliers Jump as Big Companies Seek New Sources | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The number of businesses identifying themselves as “LGBT-certified” has tripled in the past five years as large companies, including Northrup Grumman Corp. and Major League Baseball, seek more diversity among suppliers.
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LGBT Business Council Summit - Allentown, PA - Mar 7

LGBT Business Council Summit - Allentown, PA - Mar 7 | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it

Join the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce at the first LGBT Business Summit in the Lehigh Valley on March 7th at Muhlenberg College from 9am-2pm.

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They are excited to announce their featured keynote speaker: Lea DeLaria!  In addition, Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media will be speaking there as well.

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90 professionals came together to network at Out of Office

90 professionals came together to network at Out of Office | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
Over 90 professionals turned out for Out of Office, the professional networking organisation for LGBT people in the city
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Pride and Prejudice – Business As A Catalyst For Change – 2017

Pride and Prejudice – Business As A Catalyst For Change – 2017 | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice, Business As A Catalyst For Change, is coming back in 2017 in three cities simultaneously… Hong Kong, London and New York.
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Don’t Miss These LGBT Events at SXSW 2017

Don’t Miss These LGBT Events at SXSW 2017 | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
This year, March 10-19, 2017, there are even more LGBT seminars, workshops, panels and meetups than ever before. Some of the top LGBT highlights for this incredibly energized week in Austin, Texas include
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The pink yuan: how Chinese business is embracing the LGBT market

The pink yuan: how Chinese business is embracing the LGBT market | LGBT Online Media, Marketing and Advertising | Scoop.it
While businesses in China are embracing the ‘pink economy’, their human resources policies aren’t embracing LGBT rights
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