GDI LA took place at the stunning Shutters Hotel, Santa Monica on Thursday the 14th of June.
The event ran from 1pm, and was priced at just $199.
Our conference was timed with Social Media Week Los Angeles, so the whole city was coming together to think dating and reimagine human connectivity.
Grindr is the world’s #1 mobile social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer (GBTQ) people to connect. The app has taken on a leading role in the LGBTQ community this past 12 months, most notably with the launch of INTO magazine. INTO, launched in August 2017, has quickly built a following of over 3 million unique monthly visitors.
Match Group’s flagship brand has had a barnstorming 12 months, hitting new heights with the introduction of Tinder Gold and topping revenue charts worldwide. The swipe-based platform is currently valued at over $3 billion according to Forbes, and its stock is still rated as a buy by most analysts. It was pleasure to have Tinder back for another GDI Conference in 2018.
The LinkedIn integrated “Harvard of dating apps” has enjoyed a stellar year, opening in several cities across the US and refining its premium image with monochrome profiles. It’s the dating app that “doesn’t play games” according to Forbes, and it’s “the one for ambitious workaholics” according to The Times.
Billed as “the biggest community for queer people worldwide”, LGBTQ+ platform HER has successfully expanded into events and digital publishing in recent months. Now live in 11 countries, from South Africa to Thailand, the app is one of the leading lights in lesbian dating technology worldwide. The GDI team couldn’t wait to host HER in June and find out more about their expansion.
The Inner Circle
The Inner Circle is one of Europe’s top dating brands. The platform has launched in several new cities over the past 12 months, including Toronto in March and Madrid in September, and continues to provide a premium dating service to an ever-expanding user base. CEO David Vermeulen was featured in the 2018 GDI Power Book.
The Meet Group
The Meet Group, Philadelphia-based umbrella for the mobile social entertainment apps MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, and Tagged, spoke at GDI Los Angeles 2018. The firm has seen great success with the implementation of video streaming across its portfolio, and video gifting has become a main source of revenue and profit.
iMedia Agency of the Year PMG powers digital advertising globally across multiple channels for big brands. Their clients have included Apple, Hollister, Sephora, beats by dr. dre and Adidas. Named by Advertising Age as one of the top five places to work, the expert marketers provided top social media insight at GDI LA. We were extremely happy to add PMG to our speaker lineup!
Check out the highlights from GDI London 2017 here: