Annual Edition 'Buying Power of
Black America' report breaks down billions in expenditures Black
consumers are responding to tighter economic condition by focusing more of
their spending on items and services that improve their homes and
lifestyle. That's one of the trends revealed in the 15th annual report,
"The Buying Power of Black America," published by Target Market News. The
report analyzes spending for black households in 2008 and finds that
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Global appoints former White House Communicator Corey Ealons to SVP post
10, 2010) VOX Global, a bipartisan public affairs firm, has hired Corey
Ealons, who most recently served as White House Director of African
American Media. Ealons will serve VOX as Senior Vice President in the
agency's Washington, D.C. headquarters, where he will lead client
efforts in broad political, public policy and reputational campaigns.
"Corey is a unique talent in this profession. He has worked at the
highest levels of government, communications, policy and politics to
communicate complex and critical issues to audiences across diverse
communication platforms," said Robert Hoopes, president of VOX Global.
"Corey's ability to see opportunities in the public policy and political
arena, coupled with his enthusiasm and zest for winning, will be
invaluable to our clients from every sector."
At the White House, Ealons served as the principle national liaison for
African American media for President Barack Obama, members of the White
House executive staff, and senior Administration Officials. He held the
same position during the 2008 Obama-Biden General Election Campaign.
In this role, Ealons developed messaging and outreach strategies for
issues as wide ranging as The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to
health care reform, working to ensure that every American understood how
these issues impact their everyday lives.
"Our media landscape, along with the nation's demographic makeup, is
rapidly changing, heightening the importance of developing connective
messages that resonate with audiences whether we are promoting issues of
public policy or commercial products," Ealons said. "The VOX Global team
understands this and is an emerging leader in both well-established
mediums and new communication forums. This is a very exciting time to
join the team."
Ealons began his career in public service as a member of the Armed
Forces before moving into the political arena with efforts including
Bill Bradley's run for President, the Congressional races of Artur
Davis, Jack Conway and Jim Marshall, and the Kerry-Edwards Campaign
where he served as a National Regional Political Director. He was called
to Capitol Hill to serve as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications
Director for U.S. Representative Artur Davis, where he served as chief
political advisor and communications strategist to the Congressman.
As a member of the United States Army, Ealons served in the 3rd United
States Infantry (The Old Guard), which operates as the ceremonial honor
guard for the President of the United States and Arlington National
Cemetery. In this role, he served as public affairs supervisor and acted
as spokesperson for the Presidential Honor Guard throughout the country
Prior to his public sector service, Ealons was at Ketchum Public
Relations, where he served clients in commercial marketing and strategic
communications. Ealons graduated with a degree in public relations and
political communications from the University of Alabama.
Ealons joins a senior team at VOX, led by Hoopes, that includes Ann
Davison, former advisor to Vice President Gore, EPA Administrator Carol
Browner and two U.S. Senators; Carey Tarbell, former executive vice
president at Powell Tate|Weber Shandwick and former executive director
of the National Journal's Policy Council; Trish Wexler, formerly of
Powell Tate|Weber Shandwick and veteran advocacy coalition manager for
legislative and regulatory campaigns; Chris Matthews, former
communications director on Capitol Hill for the House Agriculture
Committee and Senator Gordon Smith; and Trey Hardin, recognized
political and campaign strategist and former Capitol Hill chief of