Marketers Ignoring African-Americans on Social Media Despite High Engagement?
Black consumers are an attractive target audience for marketers—or they should be. ... “Marketers have responded to the growing diversification of the U.S. population by increasing their spending to reach multicultural consumers,” said Bob Liodice, president and CEO of the Association of National Advertisers. “These consumers are younger, more acculturated and more tech-savvy, making the use of newer media platforms more important than ever.” ... Despite all of this, only 54 percent of US marketers are using new media tools—social media, video and mobile, among others—to target black consumers