On September 17, INMA awarded 30 young professionals around the world with its debut “30 Under 30” award as part of its Young Professionals Initiative. This is the final in a series of 30 features about these impressive rising media stars who are shaping our industry.
With a creative and systematic approach to building a deep relationship with a core audience, Taras Prokopyshyn grew his brand from a small blog into a media company before he turned 29 and has proven that you don’t have to be a global giant to succeed.
Although he earned his degree in sociology, he was drawn to media and in 2014 founded The Ukrainians, an online magazine about successful Ukrainians.
That project, which began with zero investment, has grown into a professional media ecosystem that now includes four brands, a brand studio, and educational projects. Next, it will venture into online radio.
“Searching [for] opportunities is a requirement for the existence of independent media in Ukraine,” he said. “Success in the media industry can only be achieved in spite of circumstances.”
As Prokopyshyn continues searching for opportunities, he is reaching toward his goal to build a world-class media company in Ukraine.