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Black Buying Power:
$679 Billion (2004)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
Top Five Expenditures:
- Housing 110.2 bil.
- Food 53.8 bil.
- Cars/Trucks 28.7 bil.
- Clothing 22.0 bil.
- Health Care 17.9 bil.
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New Lincoln website unifies carmaker's
efforts to attract black consumers
(December 19, 2005) Ford Motor Company's automotive luxury brand Lincoln
is launching a new lifestyle-oriented custom website,
www.lincolnlounge.com. The website was debuted officially on
Monday December 19, with a sweepstakes offer for site visitors to win a
unique Mark LT luxury pick up, customized by auto industry experts DUB
under the personal direction of Magic Johnson.
is an on-line destination for urban consumers, letting them experience the
Lincoln brand in a manner distinctive to their individual taste and style.
The site is engaging, showcasing Lincoln's major marketing activities,
programs and promotions, new vehicles, as well as serve as a secondary
research channel to gain additional insights from consumers about their
perspectives on the brand.
"Lincoln's marketing efforts in the urban environment have worked well for
the brand and we will continue pushing ahead with unique, innovative,
targeted initiatives such as lincolnlounge.com," says Darryl Hazel, vice
president, Marketing. "This new website is another way Lincoln is engaging
the consumer in a more personal and relevant manner."
Lincolnlounge.com features various channels with lifestyle-oriented
content and vehicle spotlights. The site opens with the site tour
ambassador, NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who
provides the user a personal, guided introduction.
"Urban customers are savvy about purchases, particularly vehicles, and
they are very fickle about what they want," says Kimatni Rawlins,
president, Automotive Rhythms, an urban automotive media and entertainment
company. "The approach consequently would be to offer them stories in
their voice, on subject matter important to them."
Alongside media properties such as the Automotive Rhythms and DUB, content
providers will also include fashion, music and retail entities that
resonate with the target user, yet appeal to the Lincoln core essence of
luxury and style.
The web site is being launched with online advertising on sites such as
bet.com and blackplanet.com. As well, there will be awareness through
other brand communication vehicles such as print ads and promotions, and
word-of-mouth awareness through urban on-line community chat rooms.
As part of the launch plans, visitors to the site will be invited to
participate in a sweepstakes offer for a chance to win a fully tricked out
Magic DUB edition Lincoln Mark LT. Customized by urban auto industry
experts DUB, and under the direction of Magic Johnson, the Magic DUB
edition Lincoln Mark LT includes special custom features such as 24" rims,
suede and leather interiors, lower grill insert, 7" TV monitors for seats,
DVD/LCD in dash head unit, 15" Flip down LCD center, window & tail light
tints and amplifiers. The sweepstakes will run from December 15, 2005
through January 31, 2006, 11:59 PM (ET).
"The 2006 Lincoln Mark LT already has that special style and
sophistication unique only to the Lincoln brand," says Magic Johnson. "My
vision was to add that 'magic touch' to something that was already great,
and we've scored big with the Magic DUB edition Lincoln Mark LT. It
certainly is a great example of all that is Lincoln luxury."
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'Buying Power' report shows black consumers spending more on home life
As the American economy continues to move sluggishly,
African-American households are curtailing their spending in many
categories, including food, clothing and basic household items, while
investing more in home repair, home entertainment and consumer
electronics. Although they are trimming back, black consumers are still
spending more than their white counterparts on most of these products.
According to the newest edition of “The Buying Power of Black America”
report, African-American households are tightening their belts when it
comes to dining out, expanding their wardrobes, and leisure activities out
of the home. At the same time, they are increasing their spending on home
repairs and remodeling, audio and...
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