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.
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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