Want to reach the “urban market”? The hows, whys and why nots are discussed in this controversial segment of VideoActive.
As of July 1, 2011, more than three in every five people living in the United States (62 percent or 194.4 million people) lived in cities.
The Urban Suburban Film Festival (USFF) was created to bring together artists who have a passion for filmmaking, and seek to find an opportunity to showcase, and distribute their film.
A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to interview Norm Bond. Norm is Chairman of the National Alliance of Market Developers and a gifted marketer who specializes in marketing to the urban consumer.
It’s not a coincidence that many rap stars are also successful entrepreneurs, and lyrics about business and entrepreneurial ambition are rampant in the genre.
Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn’t anyone hiring? Actually, many American companies are — just maybe not in your town. They’re hiring overseas, where sales are surging and the pipeline of orders is fat.
Recently rapper-entertainer Rick Ross (aka “Ricky Rozay”) dropped what became an urban anthem, under the song title of Blowing Money Fast. He glamorizes a number of “street hustlers” and boasts how they “made seven mil a week”. Not too shabby. Do that every week for a year and you’ve grossed a cool $364 million dollars.
Although impressive, it pales next to the B.M.F. power of the federal government through the ARRA (aka “the stimulus’). Through the ARRA it has managed to blow through more than $8OO billion dollars in the same time frame.