June 2017 Updates from Pink Banana Media - Happy Pride

June 2017 Updates from Pink Banana Media - Happy Pride


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.

Are You Ready for #IGLTA2017? Let's do a #GayTravel hashtag takeover!

Are You Ready for #IGLTA2017? Let's do a #GayTravel hashtag takeover!


In preparation for the IGLTA Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida coming up May 4-6, we wanted to remind everyone to use #IGLTA2017 as the event hashtag. Be sure to use it IN ADVANCE OF the conference, and especially DURING the conference, in order to maximize your business opportunities during this exciting event. Lastly, your POST-conference social media posts using this hashtag will allow you to follow up with some of the various conference attendees after the event has passed.

The LGBT

The LGBT "TwitterSphere" - How Do You Do It? The Unique Language of Twitter


As the second part of the LGBT TwitterSphere series of articles, this blog post focuses on the HOW of Twitter... how do you do it and how do you make it work for you?  This is key, as a large number of individuals and businesses are posting from Facebook to Twitter automatically, which just doesn't cut it.  Others are focused solely on driving traffic to their websites, and if they are an LGBT media company, their website might be the only place an advertiser is able to be promoted, not on Twitter directly

The LGBT

The LGBT "TwitterSphere" - This is Where the LGBT Eyeballs are Going Today!


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".


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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.

Tips & Tricks on Maximizing Your LGBT Twitter Posts with #ILoveGay

Tips & Tricks on Maximizing Your LGBT Twitter Posts with #ILoveGay


One of the most common hurdles individuals and businesses have is the time they feel is involved in doing social media marketing, an

Top LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Conferences for 2017

Top LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Conferences for 2017


Every year, the number of hotels, destinations, tour operators and other folks in the travel & hospitality field who attend LGBT tourism conferences around the world continues to grow

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


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.

LGBT New Media Expo Was A Success!

LGBT New Media Expo Was A Success!


In what is set to be the first in a series of LGBT New Media Expo’s debuting in 2017, our event in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with the CMI Tourism & Hospitality Conference, was a success! We had exhibitors including .LGBT, IGLTA, Revry.TV, QLife Magazine, Gay.Vegas, GayVegas.com, ILoveGayPalmSprings.com, GayDesertGuide.com, Here Media, Q.Digital, Remember Cuba, Man About World, Blu Magazine, JoshRimer.com and our company, Pink Banana Media. The folks who developed the “Socio – Shake and Connect” app were there as well, helping our attendees and exhibitors connect like never before!

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In attendance were some of the various destination and tourism attendees of the CMI conference, as well as local LGBT advertising & marketing folks local to Las Vegas.

LGBT New Media Expo Las Vegas – Dec 13, 2016

LGBT New Media Expo Las Vegas – Dec 13, 2016


The LGBT New Media Expo & Trade Show is now less than one week away, on December 13th from 2 to 6 pm at the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas… we’ll have a full house of exhibitors, and the attendee RSVPs are through the roof, with both the CMI Tourism folks coming at the beginning of the trade show & expo, and the local Las Vegas business community coming towards the latter half of the trade show & expo.


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We have two new presentations scheduled… one by the Q.Digital team entitled “Connecting to LGBTQ’s via Publisher Partners, Influencers & Branded Content” and the 2nd by Revry.TV entitled “Beyond YouTube: The Rise of Premium Digital Platforms“.

 

After the trade show & expo, the folks at QVegas and Gay.Vegas have put together an after-party reception at the Clique Bar & Lounge inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel, next door to our venue at the Vdara. This event is from 7-9 pm, and includes open bar hosted by QVegas Magazine, Gay.Vegas and the Clique Bar & Lounge from 7-8 pm.

Hey LGBT Las Vegas, Do You Speak Twitter (and Instagram)?

Hey LGBT Las Vegas, Do You Speak Twitter (and Instagram)?


Join us as we review some of the latest in social media marketing today… most of us are comfortable and familiar posting on Facebook. But unless you’re paying to boost your post, your options are limi

Introducing LGBT Brand Voice, the Magazine

Introducing LGBT Brand Voice, the Magazine


Last week, at the NGLCC Conference in Palm Springs, we proudly introduced the new LGBT Brand Voice, The Magazine.

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LGBT Brand Voice, The Magazine is a hybrid 28-page brochure and magazine, publishing some of our latest Pink Banana Media blog posts and articles, LGBT New Media blog posts and articles, as well as LGBT business features from our #LGBTBold campaign.