On June 16, 2017, iOne Digital introduced Atlanta to its newest digital brand, CASSIUS. Hosted at The Gathering Spot, the event was the perfect kick-off to the city’s annual Birthday Bash festivities.
The evening began with flowing cocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres and featured a soundtrack provided by Atlanta’s own DJ Geronimo and super producer and DJ Bryan Michael Cox. After a warm NY welcome from iOne Digital’s President Detavio Samuels, SVP of Content and Brands, Kierna Mayo took the mic with Team CASSIUS at her side, to usher in their new wave of editorial bliss and to get the party started!
With a mission to move “the culture” forward, CASSIUS will offer compelling digital covers. The Atlanta event celebrated the second one, “The First Supper,” a graphic illustration featuring 30 of the most influential, game-changing and controversial figures in pop culture, both past and present. Among them: Amber Rose, Solange, Kendrick Lamar, Big Freedia, Colin Kaepernick and Nina Simone.
Local VIPs in attendance included Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta stars Mimi Faust, Karlie Redd, Ariane Davis and Melissa Scott; TV personality and celebrity hairstylist Derek J; model/singer Africa Miranda;Miss Lawrence of Fox’s Star; Cutting It in the ATL cast member Maja Sly; and media personality Eboni Elektra.
Team CASSIUS was well represented by the likes of Jamilah Lemieux (Vice President, News & Mens Programming); Shani Saxon-Parrish (VP, Millennial Programming); Darnell L. Moore (Editor-at-Large); Rae Holliday (Special Projects Producer); and Gideon E. Moncrieffe (Executive Director, Video Operations).