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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Flowers Communications Group promotes Rashada Whitehead to President (January
10, 2011) Flowers Communications Group (FCG) today announced an
evolution in its agency's leadership, naming Rashada Whitehead
President. Whitehead, who rejoined the agency in 2008 as its first
appointed Managing Director, has quickly leveraged the company's equity
in the marketplace, making it poised for tremendous growth.
At a time when many small to mid-sized agencies are finding a benefit in
mergers and acquisitions, the Chicago-based multicultural communications
firm is choosing to remain independent in its mission to provide quality
public relations and integrated marketing services to its vibrant and
growing roster of client partners.
"This is an incredible time in the history of our agency and the
industry as a whole," says Flowers Communications Group Founder and CEO,
D. Michelle Flowers Welch. "When I started the company 20 years ago, it
was my vision to create a legacy of leadership that filled a void in the
marketplace. FCG was among the pioneers in multicultural communications.
As we look at the demographic shift in America, there is now a
tremendous demand for multicultural communications experts. Rashada is a
proven leader whose diverse skill set is an imperative for the next
generation of PR practitioners. Her results-oriented approach,
client-service focus and operational expertise will serve us well. I am
extremely proud to have her lead FCG into our next 20 years."
This year marks the 20th anniversary of FCG which focuses on
African-American and Hispanic consumer markets, but is quickly expanding
its capabilities to service other consumer segments.
"I count it nothing short of a privilege to be a part of such an
exciting time at such a great company," says Whitehead. "As we look
ahead, FCG is in a unique position to be the catalyst for forging
meaningful alliances, developing compelling creative and presenting
public relations solutions that connect with our core targets. This is
our opportunity to reaffirm our commitment and promise of excellence to
our people, our partners, our industry and our communities."
As President, Whitehead will be responsible for leading the firm into
its next phase of thought leadership. The announcement of her promotion
is just the first of a series of exciting changes the agency is
unveiling over the next year, in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Flowers Communications Group is an independently owned, multicultural
communications agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1991 by D. Michelle
Flowers Welch, its mission is to provide quality public relations and
integrated marketing services that reach and respect ethnic audiences.
FCG's current clients and partners include American Honda Motor Co., the
Chicago White Sox, City Colleges of Chicago, Cook County Department of
Public Health, Club Z! Tutoring, Fleishman Hilliard, Green Park,
Illinois Department of Transportation, McDonald's, MillerCoors, Sears
Holdings Corp., (Kmart and Sears)and Wells Fargo.
JUST RELEASED New
"Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows Details $507
1, 2010) 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 soon
to be issued 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America"
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...