Jamarlin Martin Bio
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martin is the founder and CEO of Nubai Ventures and The Moguldom Nation and the creator of the GHOGH with Jamarlin Martin podcast. A pioneer and thought leader in digital media, he grew Moguldom Media Group into a multiple-brand digital media and entertainment platform, selling three brands to Urban One NASDAQ: UONEK. Dubbed a “digital powerhouse” by Jet Magazine, Mr. Martin has been listed in the Ebony 100 list of most influential African Americans.
His insight and acumen have been hailed in the press including Inc. Magazine, OZY Media — which described him as an “Emperor of Digital Media”, Digiday, and Fortune’s David and Goliath column. Highly respected in the digital media industry, Mr. Martin has received the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, amongst many other noteworthy awards.
He is often cited as a subject matter expert in paid discovery marketing, which he considers an essential element to grow multimillion-dollar digital brands in the shortest time possible. Mr. Martin’s media career began with blogging on financial markets where he founded The Detached Trader.
Mr. Martin was a Ralph Bunche Fellow, a prestigious fellowship awarded by the American Political Science Association (APSA). He studied graduate-level political science courses at the University of Virginia as an undergraduate. After graduating from Morehouse College as a political science major, he studied business, marketing and finance at Columbia University in New York City. He attended the Syracuse University College of Law.
A recognized thought leader in audience engagement and marketing strategies, Jamarlin Martin’s Moguldom now has a 10-year track record of launching and scaling successful digital brands while quickly adapting to market disruption and technological change, often ahead of the curve, leveraging first-party audience analysis and content marketing prowess to drive traffic, transactions and engagement.
Proven Visionary and Accomplished Leader
• Scaled $6 Initial investment to $20M of revenue without equity capital
• Sold three brands to Urban One NASDAQ: UONEK (2017)
• EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Service Category – Florida (2015)
• EY Entrepreneur of the Year, National Finalist (2015)
• South Florida Business Journal, 40 Top Professionals in Florida Under 40 (2015)
• Sun-Sentinel Top Professionals Award (2015)
• GrowFL – Florida Companies to Watch Award – FLCTW (2015)
• Marketing to African Americans with Excellence Award -MAAX, Media Executive of the Year (2015)
“Jamarlin Martin… The powerhouse is the brains behind Moguldom Media Group, the parent company of websites that entertain the masses, including Bossip.com and Madamenoire.com.” – JET MAGAZINE, MARCH 2012
“Focusing on building traffic by obsessively studying the web-surfing habits of his reader, Martin snagged big advertisers like P&G and Starbucks.” – FORTUNE, DECEMBER 2012
“As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Moguldom Media Group shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle and dozens of other notable recent alumni.” – INC. MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2013
“Why you should care: Because Bossip founder and Moguldom Media Group CEO Jamarlin Martin’s ability to chase bold visions steadily and systematically might be the secret to any successful business venture.” – OZY MEDIA, MAY 2014