Showing posts from March, 2015

The Women of LGBT Week NYC

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. On Monday, April 20th, Jenn T Grace , our community's " Professional Lesbian ," leads a series of workshops dedicated to start-ups and entrepreneurs.  Along with Diane Conklin of Complete Marketing Systems out of Atlanta and Sarah Prager of Quist out of Washington DC, they will lead our audience through some of the ins and outs of inclusive and integrated marketing and help business start-ups learn more about laying the foundation for their LGBT/LGBT-friendly business. On Monday afternoon, Jennifer Brown , a passionate advocate and social entrepreneur, will be part of the StartOut Entrepren Named Palm Springs Business of the Year by Desert Business Assocation

Gay Desert Guide, the online LGBT guide to Palm Springs, has been name Business of the Year by the Desert Business Association (DBA).  Founder and Publisher Brad Fuhr will accept the award on Monday, March 9th at the organization’s annual installation and awards dinner. Brad launched the website on Labor Day weekend 2013 after eight months of populating the site from scratch.  He built partnerships and alliances with business groups including DBA, not for profits and government agencies to create a portal for both locals and visitors alike to discover the Palm Springs Oasis. The website has received nearly a quarter million page views and has been accessed by nearly 70,000 users since its inception less than two years ago.  Gay Desert Guide has a large social media following on Facebook and Twitter. He credits his success to not only the partnerships but also the many local businesses that have supported the site. “Advertising on a new website can be a le

Multimedia Platforms Inc. Completes Acquisition of 33-year-old FunMaps, Establishing Coast-to-Coast Footprint

Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP) (OTCQB: MMPW) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Columbia FunMap, Inc. (FunMaps), a 33-year-old LGBT travel and leisure publishing company, delivering local and regional maps, information and advertising to more than forty (40) key North American cities. As an integrated part of MMP, FunMaps’ established distribution territory to destination cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, BC, and Washington, DC, become part of the Multimedia Platforms market footprint. “This attractive complementary publication was our first acquisition target for many reasons,” stated Bobby Blair, CEO of MMP.  “In FunMaps we not only acquire the print publication, with a readership of over five (5) million per year, plus thousands of vendors and advertisers in established markets throughout United States and Canada, but also the robust online directory/city guid