This year, as our annual conference on LGBT Marketing, Advertising & Technology has grown into an entire week's series of conferences, symposia and forums, we have an incredible line-up of women speaking and presenting at our conference for the first time.
Indiana just shot itself in the foot today when Republican governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law whose sole purpose is to allow religious business owners to discriminate against hiring or serving LGBT people (even if a city has non-discrimination protections for LGBT folks in place). In response, Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, pledged to cancel all programs requiring customers and employees to “travel to Indiana to face discrimination.”
The event will take place as part of the Asia LGBT Milestone Awards and will feature speakers from BP and IBM – as well as a former Chinese policeman, Geng Le, who has created a multi-million dollar g...
During the LGBT Entrepreneur Forum, you will find yourself surrounded by exceptional individuals who are changing the way we live and work by embracing and empowering diversity in their new ventures. Hang out in curated sessions with a huge mix of individuals from the startup, technology, and corporate world.
LGBT business group hopes to expand focus, diversity of offerings under new strategic plan - It's all about compatibility. That's the chief criterion that the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CAGLCC), the local LGBT business group for the D.C. area, will be considering when choosing a new executive director.
It’s going to be a big year for 14-year-old Jazz Jennings. The transgender girl was once the face of transgender children (and a constant topic on the news) is now all grown up and facing everyday teen issues…including acne.
Chinese businesses are starting to show interest in the purchasing power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) consumer market, often referred to as the “pink dollar,” a trend led by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Tap into the expanding and diversifying LGBT tourism and hospitality marketplace. This dynamic and fun day of all new content features industry leader case studies, along with a review of Community Marketing & Insights' latest LGBT research and best practices training. We'll cover advertising, marketing & technology concepts that relate directly to LGBT travel. Ideal for tourism offices, CVBs, DMOs, hospitality groups, hotels, tour operators, meeting planners, retailers and more.
Marketing entails more than reaching the right consumer with the right message at the right time. New data from Google and YouTube shows that messages about diversity and equality for the LGBT community have widespread impact, and brands such as Burger King and Honey Maid are leading the way.
Geng Le is the founder and CEO of Danlan.org and Blued in China. He and some of his operations and marketing team will be here in New York with us, both presenting on his company and its success, as well as making new contacts in the LGBT business world. We're excited to have Geng Le and his team join us this year.
As we celebrate five years of bringing the stories of Georgia’s LGBT community to the forefront, we also are proud to announce several changes that will propel us into the next five years and beyond. First and foremost, it’s all in a name.
The brands that got representation right, and the ones that got it wrong - On Tuesday at South by Southwest AdRespect founder Mike Wilke and Whitney Pillsbury, executive creative director at Publicis Kaplan Thaler, will share best practices for using LGBT characters and themes in ads. Before the talk, Marketing tasked Wilke and Pillsbury with choosing three ads with positive LGBT representations and three with poor ones.
Known as the “Professional Lesbian”, Jenn Tracz Grace, M.S. is a marketing and communications expert that has been in the industry for the past ten years. Focusing specifically on the LGBTQ market, Grace’s website states, “I teach straight people how to market to gay people and gay people how to market themselves.”
the Washington Blade announced this week the launch of its “LGBT Welcoming Business” campaign. The campaign comes in response to efforts in other jurisdictions to pass laws enabling discrimination against LGBT patrons and seeks to create a more welcoming business environment in D.C. and a way for businesses to highlight their appreciation for all customers regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
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