Detavio Samuels

Media in New York

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At the age of 39, Detavio is one of corporate America's youngest executives and has helped some of the world's biggest companies (including Walmart, McDonalds, AT&T, Chrysler LLC, NBA and Johnson & Johnson) build their brands and connect to consumers.

Currently Detavio works at Urban One, the nation's largest distributor of urban content in the country. Urban One reaches urban enthusiasts through TV (TV One), digital (iONE Digital), radio (Radio One and Reach Media), social media and live events. There, he operates as the President of iONE Digital, the company's digital media division, which operates sites like,,,,, and He is also the President of One Solution, where he oversees the company's cross-platform sales and integrated marketing groups. And finally, he oversees OneX, the firm's branded content arm, which was conceived and built by Samuels from the ground up.

Detavio has been recognized for his work on both the marketing and personal development fronts with awards such as: Trailblazer in Media (100 Black Men-NY, 2019), 40 Under 40 (The Network Journal, 2018), 2017 Trailblazer Award (National Urban League-NY, 2017), MAAX Awards: Media Executive of the Year (2016), Next Generation Leaders (NAMIC, 2016), Best Selling Author (Amazon, 2013), 40 Under 40 (Crain's Detroit, 2013), Men of Excellence (Michigan Chronicle, 2012), Power 30 Under 30 (The Apex Society, 2011) and Top Executives In Marketing and Advertising (Black Enterprise, 2011).

  • Work
    • Urban One, Inc
  • Education
    • Duke University
    • Stanford Graduate School of Business
    • Stanford School of Education