20 Chicago Executives React to Black Still Matters Panel

Pepper Miller, author of Black Still Matters in Marketing, with Ralph Hughes of Macy's, at her book launch held at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. Photos: Zondra Hughes.

Twenty Chicago executives spoke to rolling out following the launch of Pepper Miller’s new book, Black Still Matters in Marketing, held at the DuSable Museum.

Miller is a market research expert and author.

During the event, there was a panel discussion, on “Black Still Matters in Marketing,” panelists included:  McGhee Williams Osse, co-CEO, Burrell Communications, Melody Spain Cooper, president of WVON Radio; Kevin Giglinto, vice president of strategy and special initiatives for Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, SVP public affairs and government relations, Nielsen; and Mickey Brazeal, professor of multicultural marketing at Roosevelt University. Hermene Harman, publisher and editor of N’Digo magpaper was the moderator of the panel. –theo daniels

Here are the reactions from Chicago’s business community.

Pepper Miller

“It was wonderful support. This is really for the black marketing community, and it was great that we were all able to come together and keep the conversation going, that black still matters in marketing,” Pepper Miller tells rolling out.

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