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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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Power of Urban Radio Forum to highlight corporations with $100 bil in media buys

(August 6, 2012) Kizart Media Partners, Inc. will host its 12th Power of Urban Radio Forum in partnership with the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Omni Hotel in Washington, DC.  This will be an unprecedented forum of CEOs and global marketers that includes General Motors, American Family Insurance, Coca Cola, Walgreens, AARP and BMW North America.  Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens will deliver the keynote address focusing on the importance of the African American consumer market.

We look forward to Steve Pemberton revealing to us how Walgreens has built its African American marketing and media model that corporate America aspires to build, states urban sales and media expert Sherman K. Kizart, founder and managing director of Kizart Media Partners, Inc.  Executives responsible for over $100 billion in media buying decisions will be in attendance at the forum including African American advertising agency media directors, global media agency planners and chief marketing officers of major corporations. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and Bill Koenigsberg, Chairman and CEO of Horizon Media will also take part in special presentations.

Media agency sessions will include executives from OMD (Omnicom Media Group), Zenith Optimedia, Horizon Media, Starcom, Campbell Ewald and Carat.  Ken Smikle, President of Target Market News, will serve as lead moderator for the panel discussions.  Co-chairmen for the forum are Chris Wegmann, Regional Vice President & Market Manager for Radio One, Jim Watkins, Vice President & General Manager for WHUR and Steve Swenson, Senior Vice President & Market Manager for CBS Radio.

Kizart Media Partners, Inc. (KMP, Inc.) is a national media sales and marketing consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois launched in 2008.   KMP, Inc. partners with clients to generate greater sales that focus on revenue opportunities for urban targeted media platforms.  Kizart is recognized for his over 20 years of experience in the media and telecom industry.  Prior to founding KMP, Inc., Kizart worked for Interep, Inc. as senior vice president and director of urban radio.  He serves on the FCCs re-chartered Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age and worked with the 4As (American Association of Advertising Agencies) in the adoption of a non-discrimination media vendor policy that helps bridge the gap in opportunities afforded to all minority-owned and minority targeted media platforms.

The 12th Power Of Urban Radio registration information can be found at www.nabob.org or call 202-463-8970.  For more information about Kizart Media Partners contact Sherman Kizart at 312-421-4803, ShermanKizart@att.net.


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