Black Stats Frequently requested
data on African American consumers
Black Buying Power:
$836 Billion (2010)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
Top Five Expenditures:
- Housing $203.8 bil.
- Food $65.2 bil.
- Cars/Trucks $29.1 bil.
- Clothing $29.3 bil.
- Health Care $23.6 bil. ______________________
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Robinson joins IMAGES USA as director of public relations
9, 2011) IMAGES USA has named veteran PR practitioner Gwen Robinson,
Director of Public Relations. Robinson will be responsible for
developing public relations strategies for agency clients, working with
the new business development team to identify and secure new
opportunities and she will manage the internal public relations team.
"IMAGES USA is fortunate to have a professional with Gwen's experience
and expertise join our staff," said Bob McNeil, president and CEO of
IMAGES USA. "Given the current economic climate and the daily evolution
of social media, we find more of our clients are requesting public
relations support and it's crucial that the agency be able to deliver
that discipline at a senior level. Gwen has a proven track record of
delivering creative and innovative programs with quantifiable metrics
and we are fortunate to have her aboard."
For more than 16 years, Robinson managed the day-to day account for
Coca-Cola North America. Her company, Robinson McNia Public Relations,
Inc. was also the agency of record for Carson Products Company's family
of brands and she was tapped to manage media relations for the
acquisition of Johnson Products Company from Proctor and Gamble,
garnering record breaking impressions. Robinson has a wealth of
experience in public affairs, public and media relations, community
relations, event planning and activation as well as crisis
"It's a pleasure to work with Bob and the entire IMAGES USA team" said
Robinson. "I welcome the opportunity to elevate the integration of the
public relations discipline for existing agency client services and
working with the new business development team to bring in new clients.
I am excited to be here and I am grateful for the vote of confidence the
IMAGES USA team has placed in me."
Robinson holds a M.A. degree from the University of Michigan at Ann
Arbor and a B.S. from Savannah State University.
ORDER TODAY! New
"Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows Details $507
expenditures African-American consumers are cautiously increasing their
spending in some key product categories, even as they continue to make
adjustments in a slowly growing economy. The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America"
report published by Target Market News..
In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product
and services categories. That's an increase of 16.6% over the $435 billion
spent in 2008. African-Americans" total earned income for 2009 is
estimated at $836 billion...