CEO of Gallery Media Group, Ryan Harwood, has been reaping the benefits in 2018 from the hustle and grind he threw down in 2017. Early last year, the platform he founded—PureWow—was acquired by entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. This landmark deal has helped PureWow create even more content thanks to the backing of Vaynerchuk's digital marketing resources under the VaynerX umbrella. Fast forward to 2018, Harwood hasn't taken his foot off the pedal, introducing intriguing content for millennial women and men.
PureWow's phenomenal following reached new heights when they launched the PureWow 100 in collaboration with Neutrogena in September. The list was made up of next-gen stars who are tearing up the fabric of pop culture, selected by a committee of talents such as Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra and Gallery Media Group's Chief Content Officer Mary Kate McGrath. The list featured many outstanding fresh faces such as R&B singer Alina Barez, NBA stylist Courtney Mays and comedian Nicole Byer.
"Making Positivity Louder" is the motto Gallery Media Group lives by. Harwood has accomplished that with the success of PureWow. This year, Harwood felt it was time to expand his digital real estate with an entrepreneur-focused site. Early in September, ONE37pm launched to keep the male hustler in the loop with what's going on in culture, entertainment, music, sports and lifestyle. "Own your future, start this minute" is the M.O. behind our site’s content.
Harwood was able to take a break from his daily grind and sat with associate editor Omari White to reflect back on his success in 2018 and look forward to the new year.