Meet Leonard Burnett Jr., CEO & Co-Founder of UPTOWN Magazine

Meet Leonard Burnett Jr., CEO & Co-Founder of UPTOWN Magazine

UPTOWN Magazine's CEO & Co-Founder, Leonard Burnett Jr.

Media Entrepreneur, Executive Producer - A media industry veteran and successful entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, Len is a pioneer in the urban media space. Len’s expertise in advertising sales and his marketing leadership has enabled him to successfully launch 7 major magazines with exceptional advertising growth; including being part of the launch team of Vibe Magazine in 1993. He is a member of various organizations and a graduate of Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry. In 1999, he co-founded the urban publishing company Vanguarde Media, where he was Group Publisher of Honey, Heart & Soul, Impact and Savoy. Currently, Burnett serves as Co-Founder and Group Publisher of Uptown Media Ventures.

Recently, Len became a partner as Head of Media Original Development at Hero Collective. HERO Collective is a Black owned digital-first creative, media agency and venture lab that turns brands into Heroes. We’re a digital, events and content platform that creates community through content and commerce. With a focus on taking back ownership of our content and narrative, our innovation studio builds brands and businesses through purpose.

Follow Leonard Burnett Jr. on Twitter: @LenBurnettJr, LinkedIn: Leonard Burnett Jr. and Instagram: @lennybuptown

UPTOWN Magazine celebrates the luxury lifestyle of professional and influential urban consumers across the country by creating a national magazine with city-specific editions in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, DC, and Charlotte. Our editorial content, promotion, and brand extensions communicate the appeal of a luxury lifestyle with an authoritative voice and sophisticated design. Editorial content highlights the best in: real estate, automotive, fashion & jewelry, health & beauty, travel & leisure, food & wine, sports, and entertainment & culture. It also includes provocative profiles of the tastemakers that represent this audience.

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