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Reaching Black Audiences with Real Insights: Defining Black Brand Identity within Social Media
Reaching Black Audiences with Real Insights

This webinar series, brought to you by the National Black Chamber of Commerce and Nielsen, highlights and addresses important topics that are top of mind for Black business owners and brands, featuring some of today’s leading voices among the Black community from various industries and walks of life.

In this webinar, we’ll be discussing DE&I strategies that are fueling the growth of Black businesses. Our speakers champion entrepreneurship and mentor the next generation of Black business owners.


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Steve Canal
Co-Founder of Flourysh @Flourysh
Steve Canal is a co-founder of Flourysh and a trusted partner to firms around the country who value his peerless approach to brand strategy, business development, story-telling, and targeted amplification. Steve has built a reputation for his unparalleled ability to fuse cultural and artistic elements to create one-of-a-kind experiences that surpass all expectations. By also responsibly leveraging the latest marketing theories and nurturing innovative cultures that share his passion and energy, Steve has built one of the fastest-rising innovation engines in the game.
Charlene Polite Corley
VP of Diverse Insights and Partnerships at Nielsen @Nielsen
As a part of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Team Charlene is responsible for thought leadership and research development leveraging Nielsen data that enables the perspectives, needs and value of historically excluded groups to be more fully understood. In her current role, Charlene also collaborates with media industry and advocacy organizations to provide insights on diverse communities. She joined Nielsen in 2009 after graduating from Florida A&M University with her BS and MBA. Outside of Nielsen, Charlene is a founding member of the Washington, DC chapter of Chief—the private network for women leaders, an event speaker, mentor, adjunct professor, wife and mom.
Merry Green
President/CEO @MGPG Events, Inc.
Merry Green is the President/CEO of MGPG Events, Inc. (formerly Merry Green Promotions Group), a Special Events, Marketing/Promotions and Public Relations firm headquartered in Chicago. She has an extensive background and expertise in community relations and community outreach, conducting public relations campaigns, and producing special events within the African American community. MGPG Events, Inc. works with an extensive client list in budget development and management, projecting revenue potentials, sponsorship development and sales, promotions and marketing, developing advertising campaigns, venue negotiations, design of collateral materials and hotel and travel arrangements.