About Essence CommunicationsESSENCE is Where Black Women Come First for news, entertainment and motivation. ESSENCE occupies a special place in the hearts of millions of Black women-its not just a magazine but her most trusted confidante, a brand that has revolutionized the magazine industry and has become a cultural institution in the African-American community. Founded in 1968, Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) launched ESSENCE, the ground-breaking magazine created exclusively for African-American women in 1970. For 42 years, the company has flourished and expanded beyond the pages of its flagship magazine to generate brand extensions such as the Essence Music Festival, Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit, Window on Our Women (WOW I, II & III) and Smart Beauty I, II & III consumer insights, the Essence Book Club, Essence.com, and ventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD) via Essence Studios. The ECI corporate headquarters are in New York City, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit.Read more: http://www.essence.com/about/#ixzz1ylWyDzWq About GlobalHue GlobalHue is a full-service marketing communications agency with total market and cultural expertise. The agency handles total market work for the Jeep brand and OneMain Financial. For decades, GlobalHue has been acknowledged for its multicultural expertise, and, most recently was recognized as the "Multicultural Advertising Agency of the Decade" by Adweek. The agency has 300 employees and boasts several blue-chip clients, including Chrysler Group LLC, Verizon, Walmart, U.S. Navy and OneMain Financial. For more information, go to www.globalhue.com. Visit GlobalHue on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlobalHue Follow GlobalHue on Twitter at @GlobalHue About Inner City Broadcasting Corporation Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, also known as Inner City, is a New York-based telecommunications company founded in 1971 by Percy E. Sutton and a group of prominent African-Americans. Focused on radio, Inner City has also owned and operated the famed Apollo Theater, produced the hit television show, "It's Showtime at the Apollo," owned and operated cable systems in New York and Philadelphia, and invested in cellular communications. Its' two flagship radio stations, WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM, continue to represent the voice of black New York. About KJLH Radio KJLH Radio, owned by the legendary Stevie Wonder and operated by Taxi Productions, has served the African American community of Southern California for over 45 years. KJLH is the preferred source for music, entertainment, and information for its listeners, a loyal and valuable audience with an annual spending power of over $2 Billion dollars in total retail sales alone. KJLH maximizes its connection to its listeners through a multiplatform media outreach that includes terrestrial broadcasting, digital, social networks and major events marketing. About Johnson Publishing Company Founded in 1942 by John H. Johnson, Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) is the preeminent publisher of EBONY and JET magazines and owner of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige cosmetic brand for people of color. JPC is committed to celebrating the vibrancy of Black culture by operating trusted brands and delivering products of the highest quality that celebrate, inform, engage, entertain, inspire, and enhance the lives of people. About The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) was organized in 1976 as a response to the abysmal underrepresentation of Black Americans in the communications industry. Since its inception, NABOB has grown into a major trade association representing the interests of 225 Black-owned commercial radio stations and 8 commercial television stations around the country. Additionally, NABOB counts among its associate membership: law firms, station brokers, national rep firms, financial institutions and a variety of other organizations involved in broadcasting, cable television and wireless services. As the voice of the Black broadcast industry, NABOB has been instrumental in shaping national government and industry policies to improve the opportunities for success for Black and all other minority station owners. About Nielsen Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com. About National Newspaper Publishers Association The National Newspaper Publishers Association ( http://www.nnpa.org), also known as the Black Press of America, is a 69-year-old federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers from across the United States. Since World War II, it has also served as the industry's news service, a position that it has held without peer or competitor since the Associated Negro Press dissolved by 1970. In 2000, the NNPA launched NNPA Media Services– a print and web advertising-placement and press release distribution service. In 2001, the NNPA, in association with the NNPA Foundation, it began building the BlackPressUSA Network– the nation's premier network of local Black community news and information portals. The BlackPressUSA Network is anchored by BlackPressUSA.com– the national web portal for the Black Press of America. About North Star Group The NorthStar Group is a media, management and marketing company representing some of the nation's leading celebrities, entertainers, websites, and magazines including The Source Magazine and Jones Magazine. The Source (TheSource.com) is the original and leading voice of Hip-Hop music, culture, politics and sports for over 24 years and remains the industry's most recognizable youth culture's media brand worldwide. Jones Magazine (jonesMag.com) is the lifestyle shopping guide glossy targeting multi-cultural women and catering to fashion and beauty enthusiasts who share a penchant for what's hot, new and yet to be yet-to-be discovered.