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Matt Skallerud
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LGBT Week NYC Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell
History was made yesterday when the NASDAQ had Matt Skallerud of Pink Banana Media and Tom Roth of Community Marketing & Insights , co-producers of LGBT Week NYC , rang the closing bell on April 22nd in Times Square in New York City. In the NASDAQ closing c...
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Gaycation Magazine Appoints New Executive Editor
Gaycation Magazine , the premier LGBTQ travel magazine ( ), announced this week that Aaron Drake has signed on as the publication’s new Executive Editor. Drake comes with prior experience in LGBT travel media, as a contributor for ...
Gaycation Magazine, the premier LGBTQ travel magazine (, announced this week that Aaron Drake has signed on as the publication’s new Executive Editor. Drake comes with prior experience in LGBT travel...
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2nd Annual LGBT Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference highlights the business for workplace inclusion, Job Fair welcomes 400 LGBT job seekers and 17 major companies including Google, Starbucks, Ford, IBM, McKinsey, and Microsoft 
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What an incredible day with an incredible group of LGBT and LGBT-friendly leaders
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Day 1 of #ITB2015 at LGBT Pavilion
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Gay and Lesbian Travel a booming segment at ITB Berlin 2015
The Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion, the world’s largest platform for LGBT tourism, welcomes new exhibitors – discussion round at the ITB Berlin Convention on the prospects for LGBT social media campaigns – a cult event: the ITB TomOnTour Party on 4 March 201...
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Gaycation Magazine Acquires
Gaycation Magazine ( ) shows it’s serious about becoming a global LGBT travel & news powerhouse with the acquisition of Rainbow Tourism ( ).  This move marks the company’s 2nd acquisition in Q1, and comes jus...
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LGBT Internet Marketing
Online Marketing
  • Pink Banana Media
    LGBT Internet Marketing, 2008 - present
    LGBT online marketing, specializing in social media and Web 2.0 techniques
    President, 1995 - 2008
  • here! TV
    2006 - 2008
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New York, NY
West Hollywood, CA - Wilmington and San Pedro, CA
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LGBT Online Marketing professionally... Personally, I love traveling the world and meeting interesting, exciting new people. I learned early on that at the end of the day, who or what I remember has so much less to do with the little things in life, and all about the people I've met who have moved me or changed my life in some small or great way. Associating these people and these events with a time and a place, both physical and in my life, makes for the greatest memories I can ever ask for.
I began my career in the gay & lesbian marketplace when I founded in May of 1995. I successfully led into becoming one of the premiere gay websites worldwide, translating that success to and (gay travel site). In 2001, I expanded this online reach by launching a company focused on both developing niche-oriented websites for the gay & lesbian community and helping companies large and small reach these gay & lesbian consumers through this expanded network of websites, which included,,, and, just to name a few.

Having sold these sites, my focus is now on the latest in advertising and marketing utilizing social networks and tailoring their opportunities to the GLBT community. I start with the basics of banner ads and e-mail, but expand into the more advanced world of blogs, social networking and online video, and how those components can tie into an overall online marketing campaign including banner ads for some of the best performance for my clients.

My goal is to work with companies wishing to increase the efficiency and performance of their online marketing endeavors, using some of the "tried and tested" of the past few years and merging with some of the new, since "new" is where the eyeballs are continually migrating to on a daily basis.
  • University of Southern California
    BSAE, 1983 - 1987
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'It's the End of Chelsea'

On Saturday, the Rawhide bar, which sits at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 21st Street, will close its doors. It plans to mark the mom

Jenny Block: JCPenney June Book Features Gay Dads

JCPenney has put out another gorgeous ad featuring a same-sex couple, this time two dads and their two kids in honor of Father's Day.

LGBT Marketing Conference New York - April 12, 2013

Community Marketing and Pink Banana Media's 6th Annual Gay & Lesbian Marketing Conference will be held on April 12, 2013 at the Kimpton Even

Bill Gates And The Business Case For Reversing The Boy Scout Gay Ban - F...

Why gay kids are a perfect fit for the Boy Scouts, and why America's business leaders want them there.


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Facebook is getting ready to take on a symbol of rival Twitter: the hashtag.

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Unleashing the Power of the Gay and Lesbian Community Online

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Whether it's a 'Biggest Bonnet & Basket Party' for Easter weekend, a Spring Bear Weekend, a Spring TG Weekend or the 31st An


Support Our Advertisers! In the Daily Snowstorm, producer/host Nicholas Snow welcomes guest co-host, gay (LGBT) marketing guru Matt Skalleru

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