Pink Triangle Press names David Walberg as executive director

Pink Triangle Press names David Walberg as executive director


Walberg succeeds Ken Popert to become second ED in the company’s history

OUT BKK Business Network Launches in Bangkok

OUT BKK Business Network Launches in Bangkok


Community of business professionals aims to promote LGBT inclusion. Recently formed Bangkok-based LGBT network OUT BKK launched its Business Network in the city earlier this month.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The event at SO Sofitel welcomed a large group of LGBT employees and managers to discuss best practices for LGBT inclusion in the country’s businesses.

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Out In Jersey

PRESSING QUESTIONS: Out In Jersey


Interview with Publisher Peter Frycki, by Joe Siegel
Location: Trenton, N.J.
Geographic coverage area: New Jersey and contiguous areas of neighboring New York and Pennsylvania

Pride and Prejudice Summit: Business as a Catalyst for Change in LGBT Rights

Pride and Prejudice Summit: Business as a Catalyst for Change in LGBT Rights


On March 23, 2017, The Economist Events will host its second-annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyse a fresh global discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, particularly by focusing on the economic and business costs of LGBT discrimination and the profitable opportunities that lie in overcoming it.

Multicult Classics Interviews Tinny Titanium

Multicult Classics Interviews Tinny Titanium


Titanium Worldwide catered to the LGBT community first; now, it’s after Atlanta residents for the automaker.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

It’s not often that a football team gets to play their first game in a new stadium as reigning world champions. But with their appearance in the Super Bowl this Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly that when they christen Mercedes-Benz Stadium next season. This stroke of luck wasn’t part of Mercedes-Benz USA’s original plan to win over Atlanta residents, but for VP of Marketing Drew Slaven, it doesn’t hurt the brand’s chances in a town where the automaker is planting some serious roots.

National gay chamber report: Georgia fifth in nation in LGBT-owned businesses

National gay chamber report: Georgia fifth in nation in LGBT-owned businesses


Money is power, both personally and politically, and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce attempts to quantify how much revenue LGBT-owned businesses create, and how they impact communities across the country by releasing a report called “America’s LGBT Economy.” In Atlanta, there are 44 enterprises that are at least 51 percent LGBT-owned and …

Indian brands are discovering feminism and gay rights, not the least because they sell

Indian brands are discovering feminism and gay rights, not the least because they sell


Mundane product-driven ads are no longer the standard approach.

Inclusive Innovation Arrives in Colombia

Inclusive Innovation Arrives in Colombia


For the first time, Bogota in 2017 will host LGBT Confex, bringing an event with seven years of success in Mexico to Colombia’s capital. A historic opportunity for the city to provide a meeting place for professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, suppliers, personalities and students from various sectors who see inclusion and diversity as crucial for marketing now and in the future, LGBT Confex is the only conference of its kind in Colombia and in Latin America.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Bogota is ready to welcome more than 20 exhibitors and more than 30 speakers and presenters on May 26 and 27, with appointments and presentations about various issues and trends related to the central theme of this year’s conference: “Inclusive Innovation: we create. we innovate. we revolutionize.”

Texas Organizations Launch 'I Pee With LGBT' Campaign

Texas Organizations Launch 'I Pee With LGBT' Campaign


The ACLU of Texas and Legacy Community Health have released a video to highlight the discriminatory nature of the Texas "Bathroom Bill."

Matt Skallerud's insight:

The 60-second spot, entitled "Taking a Seat, Making a Stand," was created by GSD&M and five-time Academy Award-nominated director Richard Linklater. Through targeted digital Facebook buys, the humorous video will try to encourage Texans to reach out to their state legislators to oppose S.B. 6. The campaign behind this effort is called "I Pee With LGBT" and the hashtags include #IPEEWITHLGBT and #StopBS6.

How Advertisers Are Targeting The Trans Community

How Advertisers Are Targeting The Trans Community


It’s nice to be recognized as a demographic, but is this the kind of visibility we need?

Top Supplier Diversity Programs Broaden Value Proposition To Drive Increased Market Share, Other Revenue Opportunities

Top Supplier Diversity Programs Broaden Value Proposition To Drive Increased Market Share, Other Revenue Opportunities


Virtually all diversity suppliers meet or exceed expectations, and top corporate performers in supplier diversity experience no loss in efficiency, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. In addition, they see improved quality and often extract other benefits, including increased market share and access to new revenue opportunities. The research challenges the attitude of many business leaders, who worry that dedicating resources to supplier diversity will divert attention from other strategic activities.

Top LGBT Business, Marketing, Technology & New Media Conferences in 2017

Top LGBT Business, Marketing, Technology & New Media Conferences in 2017


Every year, the number and variety of LGBT conferences with a business-to-business focus on marketing, advertising, technology & new media continue to expand and grow worldwide.  Some of the to…

LGBT Week 2017 is Taking Shape for Best Year Ever

LGBT Week 2017 is Taking Shape for Best Year Ever


LGBT Week 2017, May 15-19, 2017 in New York, NY, is taking shape and is set to be our best week’s event thus far!  With an incredible team of partners, including Rivendell Media and Argentina…

Nike launches powerful new diversity and equality campaign

Nike launches powerful new diversity and equality campaign


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.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

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.

Entrepreneur Accelerator Series (NYC)

Entrepreneur Accelerator Series (NYC)


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


Matt Skallerud's insight:

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