Echelon Magazine, the host of The National GLBT Business Convention brings together the leading experts in Gay and Lesbian advertising and marketing at The GLBT Media Forum on October 31, 2005 at The Wyndham Anatole in Dallas, TX. Moderated by Michael Wilke of the Commercial Closet Association, panelists include Joanne Jacobson of LOGO, Scott Withers of Q Television and Stephen Macias of here! Networks.
"We are at a pivotal point in the history of broadcasting. Queer television is quickly spreading across the country and around the world. This is a forum, not only for glbt viewers, but for advertisers to reach out to an underserved market which has billions of dollars of disposable income. This revolution is being televised," states Scott Withers. Executive VP of Programming at Q Television.
Echelon Magazine also welcomes Bob Witeck, President of Witeck-Combs Communications as keynote speaker at the luncheon. "Seminars like The Gay Media Forum that discuss Gay and Lesbian marketing are invaluable to today's successful marketer. As gay media is rapidly expanding, it is imperative for companies to know their gay customer by attending these events where the experts share their knowledge, data and insight," said Bob Witeck.
The GLBT Media Forum will feature presentations on market research, emotional branding, public relations, internet marketing, event marketing and more.
The GLBT Media Forum speakers also include:
• Michael Wilke of Commercial Closet Association,
• Dawn Meifert of MergeMedia Group,
• W.Everett Hauck III of Multi Market Media,
• Howard Bragman of Fifteen Minutes,
• Joe Benarroch of Tapestry Partners,
• John Kerrigan of The Wilker Group,
• Sharon Dodge of QueerStock,
• Matthew Skallerud of Hyperion Interactive Media,
• Jim Nellis of CP Promotions,
• Jeffrey Garber of OpusComm Group.
"Our speakers' keen insight on GLBT marketing and advertising is essential to all brand managers seeking inroads into this lucrative market", added Michael Lamb, Publisher of Echelon Magazine.
The National GLBT Business Convention is sponsored in part by Hyperion Interactive Media, Sun Microsystems, Scarborough Research, Kell Consulting LLC, DiversityInc Magazine., Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association, Multi Market Media, NeTV Networks and Studios and Equality Source.
About The National GLBT Business Convention
Presented by Echelon Magazine , the source for GLBT Business Professionals, The National GLBT Business Convention is set to be one of the leading forums for GLBT entrepreneurs, executives and corporate marketers. Members of the GLBT business community unite to discuss issues on workplace advocacy, GLBT recruitment, GLBT vendor programs, political influence and entrepreneurial development which are all vital to our business recognition and success. The two day convention provides a powerful platform for the GLBT business community to be recognized as a principal element in the strength of America's economy.
About Echelon Magazine
Launched in 2004, Echelon Magazine (echelonmagazine.com) inspires and informs small business owners and corporate employees in the areas of finance, economic development, healthcare, education and workforce diversity. The publication's 25,000 issues are distributed on the Internet, newsstands, bookstores and is strategically delivered through controlled circulation to major GLBT business organizations, employee groups and centers nationwide. Echelon Magazine is a member of The Business Alliance of Los Angeles, The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and EQualitySource.