Here’s where you will find the latest consumer trends and reports featuring Nielsen’s insights. We will also keep you updated on the work we are doing in African American communities across the U.S. And remember, every insight we share starts with a ‘yes.’ At Nielsen we get it. We’ve been listening to you for years. And when you say ‘yes’ to our surveys, your voice is heard, your privacy is protected and your story gets told to the companies that make the products and the media you love.
Diverse Intelligence Series Reports
from consumers to creators: the online lives of black consumers
Black consumers no longer think of their virtual actions as distinct from “in real life” behavior, and have leveraged digital platforms, particularly Black Twitter, to affect real-world change. African American consumers, influencers and digital entrepreneurs present a tremendous growth opportunity to brands able to reach and engage with this powerful demographic in a culturally accurate way–after all African Americans are no longer content being thought of simply as voracious consumers; they want to be known for the influence they’ve always possessed, as the creators they’ve always been.
african american women: our science, her magic
#BlackGirlMagic is more than a hashtag, it is a popular movement which celebrates Black women in all aspects of life – entertainment, education, politics, day-to-day life, etc. While it originated and became viral on social media it has also become an illustration of Black women’s unique place of power at the intersection of culture, commerce and consciousness.
Consumers to creators social media toolkit
At Nielsen, we know that representation matters across media and in our panels and surveys–which is reflected in the insights we share on African Americans. If you agree, we encourage you to spread the word. To make it easy, we created a series of photos and videos that you can share on your social networking profiles. Be sure to join the conversation using #NielsenKnows and #Consumers2Creators.
In The Community
Angela Talton Speaks at Diversity in Tech Summit at North Carolina A&T University
Angela Talton, our Chief Diversity Officer, spoke at the Diversity in Tech Summit, hosted at North Carolina A&T by Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) (left). Angela spoke during a roundtable session called “Minding the Gap,” where she shared our strategy for partnering with HBCUs and how we make our data available to students via case studies and other initiatives, which give students real-life business experience while supporting their college curricula. Later, she spoke during a session where she and other leaders shared best practices for collaborating with HBCUs and spoke about our longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship with Florida A&M University
SABLE ERG Holds Panel to Determine What Makes a Number One Song
Our SABLE New York ERG convened a panel of music industry experts and Nielsen Entertainment leaders to discuss the attributes of a number one song in a fragmented media market. The panel, which was moderated by Howard Appelbaum, President, Nielsen Entertainment and featured representatives from Billboard and Nielsen Music, discussed the continued relevance of charts, and the tactics artists employ to drive streaming and purchasing of their music.
Cheryl Grace and Drew McCaskill Join Avant-Garde Network Panel Discussion on Our Science, Her Magic Report
Our SABLE ERG hosted a panel discussion with Adeola Adejobi, Founder of the Avant-Garde Network; Cheryl Grace, SVP, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances, Nielsen; and Drew McCaskill, SVP, Global Communications and Multicultural Marketing, Nielsen at our New York office. The panel discussion covered the 2017 African American Diverse Intelligence Series report and other African American consumer insights published throughout the year. The Avant-Garde Network advocates for diversity and inclusion and opportunities for professionals of color.
Nielsen Hosts ‘Power of She’ Conference with Entertainment and Political Leaders
We recently hosted more than 300 constituents of California’s 43rd Congressional District and corporate leaders from across the U.S. in Los Angeles for a conference that empowered and galvanized attendees to advance causes that are important to the African-American community. The agenda included three empowerment panels, an overview of our latest African American DIS report led by Cheryl Grace, SVP, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, and a unique dialogue between Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Mara Brock Akil, television creator-producer and executive of Akil Productions. Angela Rye, political commentator and CEO of Impact Strategies, moderated the conversation.
Nielsen Sponsors Black, Brown and College Bound Summit
Nielsen sponsored the Hillsborough Community College Black Brown and College Bound Summit in Tampa, FL for the sixth consecutive year. We were exclusive sponsors for a student educational session and hosted Michael Strahan, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Emmy award-winning television personality. He addressed students, encouraging them to fearlessly battle obstacles they face in pursuit of their education. Don Lowery, SVP, Community Engagements, Nielsen, introduced Strahan during the session. We also hosted a table at the summit luncheon.
Cheryl Grace Presents at Walter Kaitz Foundation Hollywood Creative Forum
Cheryl Grace, SVP, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Nielsen, recently presented insights from the 2017 Diverse Intelligence Series in a session called ‘The Power of She,’ at the Hollywood Creative Forum in Los Angeles. Grace gave insights from each of the three reports in the 2017 DIS, and spoke about how multicultural women are affecting businesses across the entertainment industry.
Nielsen Sponsors Annual Urban Tech Gala
Nielsen sponsored the recent Urban Tech gala in New York. Urban Tech is a nonprofit educational organization that equips students with the technological, financial and interpersonal skills needed to thrive in an increasingly digitized social and professional world. Recently, a senior technology team of Nielsen associates helped Urban Tech update their digital learning platform, which serves thousands of students.
Nielsen SABLE Tutors High School Students During Nielsen Global Impact Day
Our SABLE associates in New York spent Nielsen Global Impact Day helping students in the Fedcap ‘Ladders for Leaders’ program hone their interview and networking skills. Fedcap is a nonprofit organization that offers an array of educational services designed to help individuals graduate from high school, obtain vocational certification or a college degree, become work ready, obtain meaningful employment and achieve economic well-being.
YOUR PRIVACY MATTERS
Your voice, your preferences and the power you yield as a consumer matters. It matters not only to the businesses that produce the products and media you consume, but it also matters to us. At Nielsen, we are committed to being responsible with the personal data we maintain and we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal data we collect.