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 REVOLT Media & TV, the nation's leading creator & distributor of Hip Hop content. Founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs, REVOLT uses the biggest driver of global culture—Hip Hop—and a multiplatform ecosystem (TV, digital, social and live events) to help Millennials and Gen Z understand the world around them and impact change. There, he operates as the Chief Operating Officer where he oversees all aspects of programming and content including original development, content acquisitions, physical production and post-production, as well responsibility for video content and strategy for REVOLT’s digital platforms. In addition, Detavio also oversees insights, creative, consumer marketing, and PR.

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