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Civilized Worldwide Inc.
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
Sector: Media and Telecommunications
Civilized Worldwide Inc. is a modern media company and lifestyle brand that elevates cannabis culture. Based in Los Angeles, California and New Brunswick, Canada, Civilized lives at the intersection of North America’s two fastest growing industries – digital media and cannabis.
Civilized Worldwide’s business is organized into the following three segments:
➢ Civilized.life, the flagship entity – a high-end lifestyle media site that provides a mix of content, on a variety of luxury and cannabis lifestyle topics.
➢ Civilized Studios – a multi-platform network that fills the void of premium video in the cannabis consumer space.
➢ Civilized Events – exclusive branded experiences that engage with influencers and celebrities within the cannabis and luxury lifestyle space.
- Civilized only handles media – they don’t touch the cannabis plant – and they are building an international cannabis brand in a time when most cannot
- Civilized appeals to the most valuable category of emerging cannabis consumer – one that other media companies are neglecting to speak to
- Civilized has a number of diversified revenue streams across a number of platforms
- The company is being led by experienced, proven entrepreneurs
- Civilized has attracted world-class investors and board members
Founded in 2015, Civilized is a premium digital media and lifestyle brand that elevates cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of motivated, productive adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle. Civilized entertains, informs and engages a North American-wide audience with insightful editorial and commentary, in-depth interviews, pop culture updates, trending news and entertainment coverage. Civilized is growing quickly with the help of top talent, investors and board members formerly of Vanity Fair, Details Magazine, Playboy Enterprises and Live Nation. Civilized Studios and Civilized Events are launching in 2017. The company’s presence in both Los Angeles and Canada uniquely positions it to take advantage of changing attitudes and legislation with respect to cannabis, and the resulting flood of business opportunities as endemic brands rush to market and mainstream brands rush to connect with this premium audience.
Derek Riedle, CEO/Publisher & Founder | Terri Riedle, President/Co-Founder
Together, Derek and Terri have successfully started, grown and profited from a number of businesses such as an award-winning advertising, branding and digital agency, Revolution Strategy, a television production company, Talons of Venice, and a commercial/residential real estate company, Riedle Urban Spaces. They have what it takes to create value for shareholders through to a successful exit.
Civilized has a forward-thinking leadership team, with digital media experts, clear, strategic vision and strong marketing guidance – backed by real-world media and event know-how. The leadership team includes Cory Jones (the former Chief Content Officer of Playboy Enterprises), Brandon Killion (co-executive producer of over 20 shows including Duck Dynasty), Katie Labrie (cross-border distribution specialist) and Matt Heien (event manager with top-tier experience, including the Sundance Film Festival and Superbowl). Board members include renowned media executive Mitchell B. Fox and legendary concert promoter and former Live Nation chair, Michael Cohl.