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Uptown Magazine names publishing veteran John Rollins regional ad director

(November 3, 2009) Uptown Magazine, the only luxury lifestyle publication for the affluent African American, has hired John Rollins as Regional Advertising Director. Rollins will be responsible for sales management and growth in local markets including NYC, Atlanta, DC, Charlotte and Chicago.

Rollins has a storied history in the music publishing industry. As Founding Publisher of Vibe Magazine, he supervised ad sales until 2001, when he left to start Tracks Magazine. Rollins was most recently the Group Publisher of IMG Publications, home to fashion's The Daily and also Tennis Week Magazine.

"John has a wealth of experience in magazine advertising, having successfully spearheaded ad sales for Spin, Vibe, Blaze, Tracks and IMG Magazines," said Len Burnett, Uptown Magazine Co-Founder and Group Publisher.

"I'm thrilled to bring my expertise in music, fashion and entertainment to the Uptown publishing team," said Rollins.

Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company that targets the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. Uptown Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after male and female demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers both traditional and innovative strategies, including Uptown Magazine (published bi-monthly with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte and National editions), UptownLife.net, the interactive website, Uptown Social event updates and Uptown's signature events. Uptown Magazine is available by subscription at www.uptownlife.net and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. Uptown Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living.

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