By Vic Gerami
SoCal PRIDE GUIDE 2020 FEATURES Top 100 LGBTQIA+ FRIENDLY
COMPANIES, BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS in 10 CATEGORIES
By Vic Gerami
The Blunt Post, the web magazine that publishes, 5-Icons Best of LA, is publishing a comprehensive SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRIDE GUIDE to commemorate the 50th anniversary of LA Pride, as well as Pride Festivals in Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena), San Fernando Valley (NoHo), Venice, Santa Monica, San Diego, South Bay, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara (Pacific Pride), Riverside, Downtown LA (DTLA), and this year’s two inaugural Pride Festivals in Burbank and Glendale. Your company, business or organization can be featured as one of the top ten (10) LGBTQIA+ friendly in one of top 10 categories.
The SoCal PRIDE GUIDE 2020 is a comprehensive A to Z online directory helping those from out of town and local with recommendations on where to stay, eat, shop, play, see, drink and much more. Your business is featured in the guide, NOT as an ad, but as a separate page within the guide.
The guide provides comprehensive information about all sixteen (16) Pride Festivals in Southern CA. It includes Pride schedules, talent lineup, events, parties, parade routes and festival details.
The guide is published in advance and heavily promoted across all media platforms. See far below for sponsorship cost and deadline.
10 BEST LGBTQIA+ FRIENDLY
COMPANIES, BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS IN 10 TOP CATEGORIES
Food, Restaurant, Café, Food Delivery, Caterer, Private Chef
Bars, Clubs, Lounges, Hookah Lounges, Patios, Skating Rink
Live Performance Venues, Performing Arts, Shows, Theater, Music, Concerts, Films
Attractions, Museums, Exhibitions, Galleries, Conventions, Amusement Parks, Festivals
Stores, Malls, Specialty Retail, Pride Commemorative, Clothing, Skincare, Electronics, Souvenirs, Medical Marijuana, CBD Products, Health Food Stores, Pet Food & Care
FITNESS + HEALTH + BEAUTY + SELF CARE
Gyms, Pharmacies, Nutrition & Health Food Stores, Massage,
Colon Hydrotherapy, Vitamin Therapy, Yoga, Palates, Juice Bars
NON-PROFIT + COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Charities, Places of Worship, Resource Centers, HIV/AIDS Groups
12-Step Programs, Rehab, Sober Living, Treatment Centers, Spiritual Centers
LEGAL + PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Attorneys, Bail Bonds, Accountants, Event Planners, Mechanics
STAY + QUICK GETAWAYS
Lodging, Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Hostel, Home Rental, Palm Springs
Day Spas, Facials, Laser, Waxing, Tanning, Fillers, Botox
Beacon Economics, an independent research and consulting firm, released an economic impact report announcing the 2019 LA Pride Parade and Festival generated $74.7 million in economic output and $42.2 million in direct expenditures in Los Angeles County.
LAYOUT SNEAK PEAK
10 BEST RESTAURANTS & CAFES
The owner of the restaurant, Mamma Loredana Cecchinato brought her original recipes to LA and opened Osteria Mamma in 2010. She makes her own pastas and makes sure that the portions are generous. You can expect the true taste of the Veneto region of Italy, in a beautifully lit space with a very friendly vibe.
We’re a family owned Italian Osteria located in Hollywood, California. Our goal is to bring you the fresh, authentic taste of the Veneto region every time you sit at one of our tables. We have a vast selection of Italian wines, and International Certified Sommelier on staff to answer any questions you may have. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a night out with the family, impress a business client, or to take someone special on a date, Osteria Mamma will provide you with the best experience possible. We also offer business specials, catering, and host parties or special events. For more details, please contact us. At Ostseria Mamma, we’re all family and you’ll feel like family too!
5732 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038 OsteriaMamma.com
DETAILS FOR INCLUSION IN THE GUIDE
Benefits of Being Featured in the SoCal PRIDE GUIDE 2020
- Your company, business or organization will be featured in a Top 100 LGBTQIA+ Friendly list for all to see and promoted heavily across all media platforms.
- The guide does not expire once Pride Season is over. Once it goes LIVE, it stays online indefinitely, and this helps your SEO. Even after Pride Season, when someone types the nature of your business into a Google search, the guide will help to raise your business to the top.
- The guide has its own web address (URL) which is NOT live yet, but it will be LIVE on April 15. It is PrideGuide2020.com.
- Your company, business or organization will have its own page within the guide.
- You can place a description of your company, business or organization in up to 500 words and a link to your website. This again helps with your website’s SEO.
- You can include three (3) photos + your logo (or an additional photo if you do not have a logo).
Your business can be featured as one of top 10 in its respective category as a LGBTQIA+ friendly establishment, with a sponsorship cost of $850 for each category. To be included in additional categories when appropriate, the cost is an additional $250. 501(c)3 non-profits & charities receive 20% off. There is NO mention of sponsorship in the guide. Your business is featured on its won page within the guide, with up to 500 words description, 3 photos, and logo. Please note that The Blunt Post reserves the right to decline a submission if the editorial team determines that a business establishment is not LGBTQIA-friendly and has a history of anti-queer treatment of its customers, staff and community at large. Your placement in the guide is guaranteed only after we receive your payment in full. You can cancel your submission up to one week after we have received your payment.
A single company, brand or business can be the ‘Presenting Sponsor’ of the guide at $5,000.
1. Three (3) photos of your business or any other photo you choose and your logo (You can submit an additional 4th photo if you don’t have a logo or choose to not display it) in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF or GIF
2. Up to 500-word description of your business
3. Link to your website or specific micro-site or web-page
Publication Date: April 15, 2020
The guide is published early so that your business can be promoted starting with Southern California’s first Pride Festival in Long Beach, followed by the rest.
Payment and Materials Deadline
Payments can be made by Venmo or PayPal. We can also send you an invoice link to make the payment online via Square.
The deadline for artwork, copy and link is Wednesday, April 1. If photos, copy & link are not sent on time, we will use materials from your website and/or social media to the best of our ability.
Reserve your spot TODAY 1. There are only 10 spots available in each category and you won’t want to miss your chance to be in the most comprehensive Pride Guide in Southern California. Please contact Vic Gerami if you have any questions or would like to reserve space at firstname.lastname@example.org