When I sat down to write this note, I was amazed by the thought four years have gone by so quickly. It’s clear time does not stand still — especially when it comes to publishing and deadlines.
During one of our lively team meetings in the spring of 2015 Leonardo D’Almagro, our Fashion Editor at the time, suggested we think about introducing magazines focused on teen and Spanish speaking audiences. The full team agreed and Teen InFluential and Spanish InFluential were created and premiered in September 2015.
I must say, though the premiere came quickly, it never could have been sustained through these years without the generous support and well wishes from our readers, communities, advertisers, and supporters. It’s still quite humbling to realize many have been with us from day one. It’s even more humbling to know they confidently demonstrated their support and energy from the beginning and have continued with us for over four years.
We’ve been very fortunate to have talented teams producing our magazines every edition – our contributing writers and editors, artists and photographers, production experts, and marketing and public relations experts. Many are still with us and others have gone on to make their mark in other ventures, and we love and appreciate everyone.
This 4th Anniversary edition’s cover features teen musician and philanthropist Penelope Robin, who continues to make quite a name for herself on the music scene and inspire many through her philanthropic endeavors. Of course, there’s a ton of other good stuff throughout our pages.
Thank you to each of you for four years of support. We truly love what we do and couldn’t do it as well as we do without your consistent support.
Looking forward to many more years with you,
William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree
Publisher of Teen InFluential