Honorees announced for
Marketing to African Americans with Excellence (MAAX) Awards (May
21, 2007) Target Market News today announced the recipients of the second
annual Marketing to African Americans with Excellence (MAAX) Awards®.
The awards program annually recognizes the contributions, innovations and
exceptional performance of African American professionals in the fields of
marketing, advertising, media and consumer research. The 2007 recipients
Executive of the Year: EUGENE MORRIS, Chairman and CEO, E. Morris
Media Executives of the Year:CATHERINE L. HUGHES,
Chairperson and Founder, Radio One; and ALFRED C. LIGGINS III,
Chief Executive Officer and President, Radio One
Marketing Executive of the Year: GWEN KELLY, Senior Marketing
Manager, African American Initiatives, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Research Executive of the Year: PEPPER MILLER. President,
Public Relations Executive of the Year: MICHELLE FLOWERS, President
and CEO, Flowers Communications Group
Lifetime Achievement Award: CAROL H. WILLIAMS, CEO and Chief
Creative Officer, Carol H. Williams Advertising
The honorees were selected by the editors, writers and contributors of
Target Market News, and are considered on the basis of the longevity of
their careers, their advocacy of American American marketing, and the
professional accomplishments that distinguish them within the industry.
”We are especially honored to give well-deserved recognition to these
professionals for being champions for the African American consumer
market” said Target Market News president and publisher, Ken Smikle.
“Through their persistent pursuit of excellence, they have been
influential in setting benchmarks for all those doing business with
African American consumers,” said Smikle “We encourage the entire industry
to join us in celebrating our honorees for their unique accomplishments in
elevating the field of African American marketing and media.”
Candidates were considered for recognition on the basis of being African
American executives with distinctive careers, and who, throughout the
course of their professional careers, have endeavored to promote greater
understanding of, growth of, and sensitivity toward, the African American
The honorees for the second annual MAAX Awards will be feted on July 2,2007 at an awards dinner during the
Eighth Annual Black Consumer Research and
Advertising Summit. The event, hosted by Target Market News at
the Chicago Wyndham Hotel, is the nation’s largest annual gathering of
African American marketing, media and research professionals.
Target Market News is the nation’s leading authority on African American
marketing, media and consumer research. The company was founded in 1988 by
Ken Smikle, who is considered to be one of the nation’s leading experts on
African American marketing and media. Target Market News distributes news
and information on the latest developments in marketing and media through
its website, www.targetmarketnews.com. The company publishes “The Buying
Power of Black America,” and also annually hosts the Black Consumer
Research and Advertising Summit and the African American Magazine Summit.
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