Cannabis Media Company Civilized Adds Three Key Executive On Heels Of Launch
August 10, 2016 at 11:49 AM (PT)
Media company CIVILIZED, positioned as a "pre-eminent source of online cannabis news and video content," has named three new key execs to its team: BRANDON KILLION and KATIE LABRIE have been named EVPs for CIVILIZED STUDIOS, while ANDREW BARRETT has been named VP/Marketing and Audience Development.
CIVILIZED founder/publisher DEREK RIEDLE: “BRANDON, KATIE and ANDREW are all first-rate professionals who each add a layer of sophistication to our company as we transition from a start-up to a burgeoning media network. Their unique talents and expertise complement our strong team, further positioning CIVILIZED for continued growth. We couldn’t be more pleased to have them on board.”
KILLION, whose credits include developing, producing and show-running such series as A&E's "Duck Dynasty" and HISTORY CHANNEL;s "Ice Road Truckers" will focus on video content development, production and partnerships, while CANADIAN content acquisition executive LABRIE's duties will include bringing both national and global content to the broadest audience possible by crafting a user-centric, multi-platform strategy of compelling content. Digital marketing strategist BARRETT's duties include online and social media, and growing the audience base as the company continues to expand its reach across NORTH AMERICA.
Through its flagship website, CIVILIZED.LIFE, and its multi-platform network, CIVILIZED offers insightful editorial and commentary, in-depth interviews with celebrities and legislative game-changers, as well as pop culture updates, trending news and entertainment.
Earlier this year, the company embarked on its second round of investment with the support of VIRIDIAN CAPITAL ADVISORS, a NEW YORK-based strategic and advisory firm that works exclusively with emerging companies in the cannabis industry.
CIVILIZED also recently formed its board of directors with the appointment of MITCHELL B. FO X, former publisher of VANITY FAIR and group president of CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS..