Current movements are asking corporations to show the diversity and inclusion statistics within their own ranks—especially in leadership and C-suite roles. Now Hollywood is being asked to give African Americans a deserved seat at their table. Regardless of whether or not they do, the curtain has opened, and our show will go on.
As black business owners weight the risks and rewards, their reputations lie in the balance. Few industries have felt the effects of COVID-19 as acutely the salon, nail and barbershop industry. Currently, there are 147,406 barbershops, 50,000 nail salons, and a staggering 289,277 beauty salons in the U.S. That doesn’t include shops that operate without a … Continue reading African-American Salons and Barbershops Are Told Its Time to Open Up. Many Are Saving a Seat for Their Customers Instead.
Black salons and barbershops are the perfect venue for doing it. Fox Corporation recently launched a new streaming service called FOX Soul, which is aimed at African-American millennials. They did it for one very good reason: Black millennials spend about $7.3 BILLION dollars a year on streaming services. Why wouldn’t a major network want a … Continue reading It’s Time for Streaming Services to Get Serious About Reaching African-American Millennial Consumers
There’s been no better time in history for major media marketers to utilize the urban beauty industry to promote their projects. Personal engagement and cultural relevance have made urban salon and barbershop marketing one of the most reliable channels for out-of-home advertising agencies to pursue. With the rise of increased competition to reach this audience, … Continue reading Urban Outreach Allows Entertainment Brands to Reach African-American Consumers
Self Made gets to the root of what makes black haircare significant. I’ve known the history of Sarah Breedlove Walker for some time, as she was a phenom in the history of beauty and the first self-made female millionaire. It was really cool to see a major streaming channel like Netflix produce such a riveting … Continue reading New Netflix Show Explains Why Marketing Entertainment to African-American Women in Beauty Salons Makes So Much Sense
It’s now possible to reach a niche demographic within a demographic thanks to this unique approach to marketing. The ability to hyper target demographics is critical to the success of most entertainment marketing strategies. Cultural niche marketing is especially important to the entertainment industry because many films, streaming channels, television programs, and records are created … Continue reading Entertainment Brands Smart-Target African-American Consumers With the Help of Salons and Barbershops
When black men go to barbershops to catch up on sports, news, gossip, and entertainment, black barbers are leading the conversations. In the late 19th-century, America’s black barbers moved away from working exclusively for wealthy, white clients and began serving their own communities. Since then, African-American barbershops have represented a safe haven where black men … Continue reading Hollywood Taps the Marketing Power of the Original Social Influencers: African-American Barbers
Is your entertainment brand working on its social-media strategy? Consider connecting in urban salons first. Women of every race know that a day at the salon will involve conversations with their hairdresser and other patrons. For African-American women, this dynamic is underscored by a history steeped in hair identity and community activism, which makes them … Continue reading The Original Black Twitter: African-American Women Talk Movies, Music and TV at the Salon
Urban African American consumers won’t respond if your marketing isn’t genuine or relevant. Simply “tweaking” your general campaign isn’t enough. By now, most entertainment marketers realize the vast potential in targeting African-American consumers, but not all of them understand just how to tap into this consumer segment, which currently has nearly $1.3 trillion in annual … Continue reading 4 Ways Entertainment Brands Can More Authentically Engage African-American Consumers
Urban beauty salons provide a captive audience for movie studios and tv networks. African American women spend average of 2-4 hours weekly getting their hair done and are predisposed to spending and brand messaging. Urban salons have a monopoly when it comes to being able to connect with the coveted black female consumer, so movie … Continue reading African American Female Consumers Gather Weekly