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August 19, 2018

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Some Pink Banana Media Excerpts from our Brand | Pride Interview
We recently contributed to an interview in Business Equality Magazine on behalf of the partnership we're a part of with Brand | Pride. The following are some excerpts from that interview that shine a ...

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Pink Banana Media connects with LGBTQ consumers
Pink Banana Media helps companies look beyond marketing metrics and see the people behind the numbers to reach LGBTQ consumers.

August 15, 2018

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Ellen Stewart, head of content at the world's most-read LGBT media platform, PinkNews, joins opening panel on Gen Z
Learn from experts at Journalism.co.uk's 23rd newsrewired event on 7 November

August 09, 2018

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Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies
When Toyota’s Power of Exchange (POE) conference comes to Dallas this week, it will help connect more than 600 attendees, including diverse suppliers from across the country.

August 07, 2018

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Get to know the new LGBT Entertainment company Sheekie
Sheekie is an LGBT+ Entertainment company, with ten years’ experience in the entertainment industry they will be bringing something very special to the scene.

July 29, 2018

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New Land O'Lakes CEO first openly gay woman to head Fortune 500 company
Land O'Lakes named Beth Ford as the company's first female CEO this week, making her the first openly gay woman CEO at a Fortune 500 company, CNN reported.

July 27, 2018

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Introducing our second Hero of Pride, Elizabeth Wallace
In celebration of the NYC arrival of World Pride 2019, The Mixx is honoring 12 individuals. Our second Pride Hero is writer Elizabeth Wallace, recent author of The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know ...

July 26, 2018

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Why Gay Owned Businesses Are More Important Now Than Ever
Marketers have been targeting the LGBT community for decades, and for good reason. Corporations have consistently been making progress with workplace rights,

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National LGBT Bar Association Launches COMMIT to INCLUSION Campaign
The National LGBT Bar Association announces a new campaign that asks attorneys across the nation to COMMIT to INCLUSION by repudiating anti-LGBT legal groups like Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and ...

July 25, 2018

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Journalists group announces awards ahead of convention
In anticipation of NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ annual convention in September, the announced the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards for work produced in 2017.

July 24, 2018

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Snap has signed up its first LGBT partner for Snapchat Discover
Snap has signed up British website PinkNews as its first LGBT partner on Snapchat Discover. PinkNews will go live on Wednesday on Snapchat, where around half of users identify as not 100% straight.

July 16, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Eric Edward Schell of Pride Portraits
Pride Portraits mission is to visually represent the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies one photograph and story at a time. Visibility for our community is key to promote the humanization of a communit...

July 12, 2018

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National LGBT Media Association Announces 2018 Ad POP Awards
The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA) has announced its third annual Ad POP award winners, including many top corporate brand names. NGMA member papers have each selected one top award winner in ...

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LGBTQ scientists are still left out
Support from mainstream diversity initiatives would create a virtuous circle of visibility and benefit science for all, urges Jon Freeman.

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Out of the closet, into the C-suite
More visible than ever, the LGBTQ community still faces headwinds in adland

July 11, 2018

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Is Gay-For-Pay Just American Businesses' PR Strategy?
Would you think a company that only supports the African American community in February for Black History month as racist? How about the rainbow flags, glittered corporate logos and parade floats that...

July 10, 2018

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Comcast Flexes Its Integrated Marketing Muscles for San Franscisco Pride
After a successful San Francisco Pride in 2017, Comcast CA decided to come back to San Francisco Pride for 2018 with the ambitious plan of leveraging the different touch points that Comcast / Xfinity ...

July 09, 2018

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When drag queens promote it, fans will buy it
"Drag queens are the new pop stars," Randy Barbato, co-creator of "RuPaul's Drag Race" explained... At DragCon, attendees spent over $4 million on wigs, makeup, art and more. That ...

July 06, 2018

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Cambridge celebrates their first ever LGBT STEM Day
Cambridge are today celebrating their first ever LGBT STEM day which recognises all those who work in science, technology, engineering and medicine and who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen...

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Fuller's, Yo! Sushi, Harry's, Topshop, Skittles and more: here's what's happening for Pride
Fuller's, Yo! Sushi, Harry's, Topshop, Skittles and more: here's what's happening for Pride.

July 05, 2018

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Microsoft Taking Pride in being an ally for the LGBT community
Cindy Rose, Chief Executive of Microsoft UK, announces that you can now turn Microsoft Rewards points into cash for LGBT charity Stonewall.

July 02, 2018

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T-Mobile goes all out for Pride
As Pride Month comes to an end, the slew of marches, celebrations, and events that commemorate the progress made by the LGBT community in pursuit of equality, as well as challenges of the past and tho...

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PrideAM launches LGBT ad competition
PrideAM has launched its 2018 competition asking adland to reimagine a mainstream advertising campaign for a LGBT+ audience.

June 30, 2018

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VIDEO: Why YOU Should Attend The #NGLCC18 Conference
On the fence about whether NGLCC's International Business & Leadership Conference is the right fit for you and your business? See the magic of our annual Conference and hear from some of last year...

June 28, 2018

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VIDEO: Comcast California at SF Pride, with Dana Piccoli and Tay Barrett
We had such a wonderful time working with the Comcast California team and both Dana and Tay in making SF Pride such incredibly inspiring weekend! Check out this LIVE in-store recording of Dana's #Prid...

June 27, 2018

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Why You Shouldn't Miss The NGLCC Conference In Philly August 14

June 26, 2018

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CMI’s 12th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey Report is Now Released

June 25, 2018

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Drag queens sport Ikea’s products in retailer’s Pride campaign
Ikea Canada is celebrating Pride with a colorful campaign that features drag queens wearing its lamps, shower curtains and umbrellas on the catwalk.

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How Niche Entrepreneurs Can Flourish With Gay Facebook Ads
A social media strategy is important for the success of nearly every business today. To target niche markets, such as the LGBTQ community, Facebook is currently the best resource. Monica Louie shares ...

June 22, 2018

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VIDEO: Matt Skallerud Talks #Pride2018 on Focus Group Radio
Join us as we chat about what companies are doing nowadays with their #PrideMonth #Pride2018 outreach.

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Gay Men’s Health Crisis print ads
The “Blood Flags” print ads fight the ban placed on gay and bi men that prevent them from donating blood.

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LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation (MPA) Updates
The LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation (MPA) team has been busy lately… they’ve just wrapped up a successful advisory board gathering and networking trip in Toronto, in conjunction with the IGLTA C...

June 20, 2018

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Verizon Rolls Out The Rainbow Carpet With Pride Video, Connected 'Parade'
Andrew McKechnie, Verizon's chief creative officer, says in a phone chat with "Marketing Daily" that the spot will show up on NBC and Bravo in coming days.

June 18, 2018

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More Companies Change Ad Strategy To Include Interracial Couples, LGBT Community
Minority groups, including biracial families and the LGBT community, say they continue to be let down by brands that fail to create diverse and inclusive advertising.

June 12, 2018

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LGBTQ equality in corporate America: Where are all the queer CEOs?
The age of marriage equality has pressured companies to become more inclusive, but leadership is still often dominated by straight white men.

June 10, 2018

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Teen, who attempted suicide seven times, builds apps that saved her life and others
Sitting alone in a lifeguard tower watching the sun sink below the horizon, Amanda Southworth had a decision to make.

June 06, 2018

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AEG & Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Team Up to Battle LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
AEG has partnered with Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund to help put an end to LGBTQ youth homelessness.

June 02, 2018

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LGBT+ business community myGwork gets revamp
Entrepreneurial twins Adrien and Pierre Gaubert are re-inventing the way LGBT+ professionals find and secure jobs with myGwork, the LGBT+ business community. Dubbed the “pink LinkedIn”, myGwork is con...

June 01, 2018

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AT&T ’Turns Up The Love’ with Unprecedented Multi-Year Commitment to Support The Trevor Project and $1 Million Donation
As a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, AT&T* is proud to announce a $1 million donation and multi-year initiative with The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing cris...

May 28, 2018

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Pride and Prejudice 2018: Pushing forward the global agenda for LGBT rights through advocacy
The Economist Events hosted its third-annual Pride and Prejudice event to explore how united efforts among leaders in business, politics and society can improve the legal rights and societal treatm...

May 21, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Ji Strangeway
Ji Strangeway is the author of "Red As Blue” -  a hybrid graphic novel that combines prose and screenplay with illustrations. The throwback tale of an angsty, teen girl who stumbles he...

May 18, 2018

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David Jefferys, President, Altus Agency and Executive Director, LGBT Meeting Planners Association
“Get Your History Straight and You’re Night Life Gay” was a ground breaking national tourism campaign. Executive Director Matt Cabrey of Select Greater Philadelphia, a council of the...

May 16, 2018

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Hilton Names Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Hilton has named Jon Muñoz as Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion. In his new role, Muñoz will oversee Hilton’s global diversity management practice, focusing on devel...

May 15, 2018

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Out for Undergrad (O4U) and Ogilvy Partner on 2018 Marketing Conference
Out for Undergrad (O4U), creator of the nation's most prestigious LGBTQ undergraduate leadership training conferences has named Ogilvy, one of the world's largest marketing communications companies an...

May 12, 2018

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LGBT leadership course: how to be out in front in business
Dedicated leadership courses are helping LGBT executives overcome obstacles and advance in their careers

May 02, 2018

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Pride and Prejudice Summit 2018: Translating good intentions into meaningful global action for LGBT

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ConnXus Introduces Diverse Marketplace and E-Commerce Beta
The global leader in supplier management software, ConnXus, today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind Diverse Marketplace and e-commerce site beta. The beta program will run through Fall of 20...

April 26, 2018

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PRESS PASS Q: PRESSING QUESTIONS: Focus magazine of Tennessee
Interview with Publisher Ray Rico - Focus Mid-South, based in Memphis and Focus Middle Tennessee, based in Nashville

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PRESS PASS Q: Lesbian mag Curve reinvented as a quarterly
Popular national lesbian magazine Curve has reinvented itself in a time of changing trends in readership. Most notably, the magazine will now be published on a quarterly basis instead of monthly.

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James Felton Keith: How LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Can Get Involved In Politics
I spoke with James Felton Keith at StartOut's Congressional LGBTQ Entrepreneur Summit about why he decided to run for office, how to start getting politically active as an entrepreneur and how importa...

April 24, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Michaela Mendelsohn
Michaela Mendelsohn can talk about her relentless work as a transgender activist, helping the restaurant industry become more inclusive and better tap the talent pool of transgender employees with her...

April 23, 2018

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The Work Flow We Use When Reaching the LGBTQ Community Online
In years past, when a client was looking to reach the LGBTQ community online, we would start with their ad creative and go from there, adapting and maximizing it to optimal banner ad sizes, both for t...

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Pre-Conference Reception | IGLTA Convention in Toronto | May 8, 2018
This reception is our way of CELEBRATING and BRINGING TOGETHER all of the incredible people we've worked with in Toronto over the years, while partnering with organizations that have been instrumental...

April 20, 2018

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America’s 2018 ’Best-of-the-Best’ Corporations for Inclusion Named by NGLCC and Partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named the third an...

April 19, 2018

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Couple advocates for LGBT acceptance through new ad campaign
The couple is working with the Beyond I Do campaign to raise awareness for LGBT.

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Why the “Pink Economy” is the Future of Tech Industry Growth
There’s a paradox when it comes to LGBTQ people’s involvement with the inception and growth of the tech industry. There’s a paradox when it comes to LGBTQ people’s involvement with the inception and…

April 10, 2018

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Stock photos show transgender people in a whole new light — as simply being human
10 transgender people in the UK have just become stock photo models after a collection of images of them was made available on Adobe Stock.

April 09, 2018

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LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Adds Two Executive Board Members
Derrick M. Johnson II and Tony Scurry bring complementary skills to the young organization.

April 05, 2018

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Brand|Pride - Events-Swag-Social
Award winning, LGBT-owned and certified businesses ZippyDogs, IM Creative and Pink Banana Media have united to offer you a comprehensive suite of Pride-related services that ensures your planning, del...

April 02, 2018

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2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Public Champion Award Finalists & Online Public Voting
As part of our 2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards, Community Business is delighted to announce the finalists of our LGBT+ Public Champion Award. This Award aims to recognise a public figure (eg. po...

March 29, 2018

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LGBT Bold Introduces Mona Elyafi of ILDK Media
First, tell us about your business. What does your company do? What markets does it serve? ILDK Media is a boutique PR company based in Los Angeles. It specializes in LGBTQ+ PR campaigns, Entertainmen...

March 28, 2018

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The Authentiic Leader - The Leader We Need
The world is craving a new type of leader — people with real, relatable stories and the courage to live and lead with a clear sense of purpose. Authenticity and honest relationships are valued a...

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CGLCC Thought Leadership Series - The Economics of Tourism
With the world’s largest LGBT tourism conference, IGLTA, being held in Toronto May 9-12, CGLCC is dedicating a Thought Leadership Series session specifically to tourism, and to take an in-depth ...

March 25, 2018

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An Interview With Revry Co-Founder & CEO Damian Pelliccione
One of the best things about being part of the project team behind the LGBT Foundation and the launch of the LGBT Token is the people involved. We’ve assembled an incredible team of advisors and...

March 13, 2018

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Dow's New CEO James Fitterling Among Few Gay 500 CEOs
Times are changing. Soon-to-be Dow CEO James "Jim" Fitterling is one of maybe just two openly gay Fortune 500 CEOs, behind Apple's Tim Cook.

March 09, 2018

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VIDEO: Focus Group Radio with Matt Skallerud / Pink Banana Media and the #ILoveGay Network
Check out this 30-minute clip from our recent interview with the John Nash & Tim Bennett of the Focus Group Radio, where we talk about the power of social media, especially Instagram and Twitter, ...

March 05, 2018

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Getting Ahead in Business: Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media
Anchors Media is all about business and spotlighting those who have met their goals in order to make a difference in society. Life is too short not to celebrate achievements small or large, right? We ...

March 02, 2018

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Skyy Vodka launches cans with engagement rings to support LGBT rights
Campari-owned vodka brand Skyy has unveiled a limited edition, pre-mixed lime and soda expression which features an ‘engagement ring’ in the place of the ring-pull to celebrate equal marri...

February 21, 2018

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Design & Development Shop Strv Announces New Strv Labs Division, Change in Leadership and a Reality TV Show Championing Female Founders
STRV, a leading Silicon Valley app and web development studio, is creating a new STRV Labs division to bring to market more innovative, customized apps as well as potentially an incubator, in conjunct...

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Pride in London appoints Eulogy as lead agency partner
Pride in London has appointed PR agency Eulogy as its lead agency partner and BMB as its creative agency ahead of this year's main parade and festival in July.

February 19, 2018

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Introducing the Resort on Carefree Blvd
Vibrant, Caring, Connected.  New friends are waiting to share your favorite pastimes. Other lesbians looking out for each other. Where you can thrive. Join Us!

February 18, 2018

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An Interview With Global Forum on MSM & HIV Executive Director George Ayala
One of the best things about being part of the project team launching the LGBT Foundation and preparing for the LGBT Token Sale is the people involved. We’ve assembled an incredible team of advisors…

February 17, 2018

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Tampa Bay Wave collaborates with The Nielsen Foundation to launch the TechDiversity Accelerator
Tampa Bay

February 13, 2018

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LGBT Marketing Conference | Gay & Lesbian Advertising Conference
CMI's 11th Annual LGBT Marketing & Advertising Symposium, Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8:30am - 6:30pm @ Google NYC

February 03, 2018

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How Do You Select LGBT Media For Your Marketing Mix in 2018?
Have you seen the trend where most media companies today spend all of their marketing time speaking about themselves? Take a look at their social media activity... is their main goal to simply drive t...

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