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New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending

The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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Interactive One, form partnership on content and ad sales

(April 10, 2012) Interactive One, the largest digital media company serving Black Americans, announces a product, content and marketing partnership with, the largest and most comprehensive online health resource for African Americans. 

The partnership is managed by Interactive One Studios, the company's new business unit that leverages Interactive One's deep knowledge of the African American digital landscape and offers product, technology, content, advertising sales and marketing services to digital publishers wishing to increase revenue, provide more robust content, and increase traffic to their properties.  The new business unit leverages Interactive One's leading suite of products, its content library and its unparalleled marketing services, and offers these services to other publishers. will become part of Interactive One's suite of offerings to advertisers, utilizing the company's highly acclaimed programming team, and benefiting from its state-of-the-art technology by moving over to the Interactive One platform.

"We see great value in working with digital publishers to enable them to accelerate their growth and reach their full potential through use of our tools, services and marketing reach," said Tom Newman, President, Interactive One. "We are excited to welcome into the Interactive One family and bringing important health content to more Black Americans."

Founded by healthcare publishing expert Reginald Ware, launched in 2006 as a resource guided by physicians for innovative and new approaches to health information so readers can break through the disparities, gain control and live their lives to its fullest.  Seeking access to a larger Black audience and a wider pool of advertisers, enlisted Interactive One Studios to improve its product offering and expand its reach in to the Black community.

"When seeking a partner to help elevate the brand, Interactive One was a natural choice given its unmatched expertise in the African American digital space," said Ware, CEO, "As a result of this new relationship, we will have access to more resources and expertise than ever before, bringing in new audiences and providing even more of the fresh content our audience craves."

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