Title: How To Partner With Black Owned Media, for real!
DéVon Christopher Johnson is a media entrepreneur and a marketing expert with over 11 years of experience in creating and leading diverse and inclusive multimedia platforms. He is the co-founder of Black Owned Media Equity & Sustainability Institute (BOMESI), a non-profit organization that supports and empowers Black-owned media outlets to thrive and grow. He is also the founder and CEO of BleuLife Media Group, a full-scale media company that speaks to the modern and aspirational multicultural male audience through print, digital, podcasts, events, and influencers.
Here’s the tweet version of our conversation:
The Future is Diverse Black owned media is quality media BOMESI’s mission to elevate and educate Donate finanically and volunteer your expertise DéVon’s wisdom Additional resources mentioned in the interview:
BOMESI is committed to driving equity and sustainability for diverse media outlets through collaboration and a shared vision.
Your efforts will inspire change and encourage a more inclusive industry. As BOMESI continues to champion over 240 Black-owned media businesses, it’s time we come together to strengthen the investment within the advertising and media landscape.
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00:00:15 – Shoutout to Beeler.Tech for putting the Navigator
00:01:45 – Meet DéVon Christopher Johnson
00:02:00 – BLEU LIFE and Its Mission
00:02:15 – Why Was Bombshell By Bleu Created and Its Mission
00:03:10 – the Black Owned Media Equity and Sustainability Institute – BOMESI
00:05:45 – The Buyer and Seller Relationship: Trust, Creativity, Expertise
00:06:22 – The Bleu Life Magazine Brand Is Currency and Quality, Reaching Black Men
00:08:45 – The History of Black Bodies Has Always Been Exploited As A Marketing Tool
00:11:20 – What Would DéVon Do? A LinkedIN Tale of Racism at an Ad Agency
00:16:38 – Lead With Compassion and Be the Ally By Actively Listening
00:19:30 – BOMESI Is Solution Driven
00:22:05 – Check out the BOMESI Accelerator Powered by GM
00:24:05 – The Difference Between Programmatic Selling vs. Buying
00:27:55 – How Do Buyers Know Minority Owned Media
00:30:01 – “We Don’t Have A Diversity / DEI Budget”
00:33:35 – Giving Tuesday Effort – Support HERE
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