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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
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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Walton Isaacson agency named Supplier of the Year for third consecutive year

(July 24, 2012) Walton Isaacson, an independently held, minority owned, full-service advertising and marketing agency (, has been named "Supplier of the Year" by the Southern California Minority Business Development Council for an unprecedented third consecutive year. No other agency has accomplished this feat.

"It is an honor to be recognized as the Southern California Minority Business of The Year for the third consecutive time," said agency Co-Founder Aaron Walton. "Our agency's commitment to Minority Business Enterprises is fueled by our belief that this segment of the business community has had a direct impact on our sustained success. Part of our organization's DNA has always been a focus on giving back to the communities that we serve and to support other MBEs as we continue to grow so that they too can share in our success."

With an expressed mission to be the "Planet's Most Interesting Agency", WI was founded in 2005 by industry leaders, Aaron Walton and Cory Isaacson, in partnership with famed NBA superstar/entrepreneurial legend, Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Tokyo. Among the agency's clients are Lexus, Caesars Entertainment Company,, Avion Tequila, Jim Beam,, Whirlpool, Right Gin, Unilever's Axe, Dove & Degree Brands, White Memorial Hospital and Forbes, Inc.

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Flowers Communications retains and expands its assignment with MillerCoors

Bounce TV adds the Detroit market with Scripps/WXYZ-TV agreement

Former GM marketing chief returns to Detroit with Jackson & Partners agency

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 25 - July 1 BET Awards easily take No.1 cable show, VH1 remains week's top cable network

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 25 - July 1 'America's Got Talent,' Olympic trials give NBC a win with black viewers

E. Morris Communications creates winning debut campaign for juice drink line

Africa Channel signs sponsorship deal to compete in 2013 NASCAR racing season

Black journalists honor NorthStar publisher as 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 18 - 24 VH1 wins the week's trifecta on the Top 25 cable favorites in black households

Black TV Ratings for Week of June 18 - 24 Black viewers were 35 percent of the total audience for NBA championship game

Africa Channel signs sponsorship deal to compete in 2013 NASCAR racing season

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