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Target Market News has introduced Black Business Chicago, a new monthly which will spotlight news and features on Chicago's African-American businesses, corporate executives and local economic issues. The publication will also be supplemented by a Web site,, that will provide updated coverage of relevant business news on a daily and weekly basis between issues of the monthly print publication. Click for more ____________________________________

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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Interactive One's Urban Daily site adds video series with Toyota partnership

(August 2, 2012) Leading pop culture website debuts "Summertime, Remixed," a video and editorial series in partnership with Toyota. "Summertime, Remixed" will showcase the summer's must-see places, events and points of interest around the country. Each episode features a city's well-known attraction and then show how an experience in that city can be "remixed" by traveling locally to explore destinations off the beaten path. 

An episode in New York City visits the popular Sundae Sermon party series before taking viewers on a quick trip across Harlem to a different kind of musical party -- Uptown Fridays at The Studio Museum of Harlem.

Interactive One, is rapidly expanding its video content across its suite of sites with features that resonate with a variety of African American audiences.  The videos serve as another Interactive One content offering available to marketers seeking more engaging brand integration opportunities. "Summertime, Remixed" comes on the heels of other recently sponsored branded videos by brands including Ambi, CoverGirl, Gillette and Honda.

"We've worked with our valued partner Toyota for years to bring their products and messages closer to the African-American community," said Keith Bowen, Chief Revenue Officer, Interactive One. "With TheUrbanDaily's year-over-year growth of 36% and our expanded video content that speaks directly to our audience, the Toyota Rav 4 partnership was a natural fit."

Interactive One's editorial and integrated marketing teams are working together on the ten city series that will travel to New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Richmond, Houston, Detroit, Dallas, Charlotte, Miami and Philadelphia. To view this video series and more, visit

Interactive One has more than 15 million members and reaches millions of Black Americans each month. With approximately 3 billion annual page views on its suite of sites, the company has become the definitive online resource for Black America through it's suite of social, content and radio sites.

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Bounce TV gets rights to Black films from Disney, Miramax, Sony Pictures and MGM

Walton Isaacson agency named Supplier of the Year for third consecutive year

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of July 16 - 22 VH1 captures No.1 cable show and network titles in a week of  mixed viewing

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 16 - 22 'Person of Interest' returns to No.1 TV show in black households

Flowers Communications handles first diversity summit for Major League Baseball

Matlock Advertising applies Adfusion's Panoramic ad platform in BMW campaign

Flowers Communications retains and expands its assignment with MillerCoors

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

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

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