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About Us

THE BEGINNING

Founded in February 2003, this Columbus, OH-based company found its niche as the newspaper and known for reporting on the positive aspects of the urban community.  Urban Trendsetters Media gained a national reputation as a respected, integrated communications boutique representing the urban lifestyle.  

On our way here we became the Multicultural and Diversity Media Specialist of Central Ohio.  Our claim to fame is that we connect our clients to the community through events, email, social and digital marketing, as well as a media buyer for everything from radio to billboards and bus stops to street teams.   

OUR GOAL

At UTS TV  it is not our desire to compete with existing African American Networks, there is room for all of us. Our goal is to ensure that black creatives have the opportunity to develop original great content, allow black businesses and entrepreneurs the chance to present their products and services on a national, regional and local level, and celebrate our culture.

UP NEXT

The move to TV seemed too obvious.  Urban Trendsetters Television Network (UTS TV) the nation's new over-the-air (OTA) broadcast network. UTS TV represents our culture respectfully and authentically.  

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Engage & Empower 

 The unique opportunity for engaging African-American consumers lies in a company’s ability to make that consumer feel connected, respected, and reflect them as a viable consumer of a product.  While African Americans are voracious consumers of media such as television, radio, and print, many companies assume that because there are no language barriers, there is no need to advertise to Black audiences through African-American media outlets. This is a missed opportunity for companies, who can use such outlets to reach Black consumers in trusted environments where Blacks see themselves most often reflected.  Consider the following facts on Blacks perceptions on advertising.

"We as Blacks have to be responsible for deciding, ‘How do I want to spend my money and do I want to spend it with brands that are paying attention to me?"

                                                                       -Cheryl Grace, co-creator of the Diverse Intelligence Series Report

Brand Loyalty and Self Representation

the urban trendsetters audience

Here is what we've learned...

  • 91% believe that Black media is more relevant to them  

  • 81% believe that products advertised on Black media are more relevant to them 

  • 77% believe that Black media has a better understanding of the needs and issues that affect them  

  • 78% would like to see more Black models/actors used in ads, and over half (51%) would purchase a product if the advertising portrayed Blacks positively 

  • 73% believe that Black media keeps them in touch with their heritage  

  • 68% want to see more commercials directed specifically to Black audiences  

  • 67% want to see more advertising targeting Black consumers 

Our Demographics

AGE & GENDER

Gender

Female     60%

Male         40% 

Age

 4%        18 and Under  

16%       19-25 

45%       26-35  

35%       36-45  

10%       46 and Older ‘

Median Age     35 

With Children 4 & under    22% 

14-18                                 35%

HOUSEHOLD & INCOME

Income

10%       under $24,000

20%       $25,000-$35,000 

22%       $36,000-$49,000  

35%       $50,000-$74,000  

13%       over $75,000.00  

Avg. Household Income   $65,000

Household

2 or more persons employed in household                                  52% 

Real Estate Primary Residence 77% Own Other Real Estate              33&  Apartment                                   38%

BUSINESS & WORK

Income Description

Business Owner / Entrepreneur

35%   Own a business 

Employment

47%    White Collar  

32%    Blue Collar  

EDUCATION

Level of Completion

 5%    High School Students 

 95%    High School Grads 

 28%    Some College  

47%    College Degree  

19%    Graduate School 

LIFESTYLE

Auto

Owns or Leases Two

or More Vehicles                            63%

Owns or Leases Three

or More Vehicles                           28%

Plans to Buy or Lease a

Vehicle in Next 12 Months            32% 

Travel

Average Domestic Round-Trips Via Commercial Airline in Past Year       7 Average Foreign Round-Trips Via Commercial Airline in Past Year        5

 One or More Vacation Round-Trips Via Commercial Airline in Past Year    75%

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TECH & MEDIA

African Americans are avid TV viewers, spending over 50 hours per week watching TV, and content providers are recognizing the importance of providing relevant content to them.

Smartphone                                 98%

Tablet                                           64%

Internet-Connected Device         50%

Video Game Console                  65%

Desktop Computer                      74%

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