iOne Digital (formerly Interactive One) continued its roll-out of the digital brand CASSIUS at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. A lively crowd packed the venue to learn about the new culture site for urban millennials and to preview this month’s cover, “The First Supper,” a graphic illustration featuring 30 of the most talked about, controversial figures in pop culture.
After a cocktail hour with music provided by DJ Geronimo and Bryan Michael Cox, iOne Digital president Detavio Samuels welcomed the guests, followed by a video presentation and remarks from Kierna Mayo, SVP of Content and Brands. Additional CASSIUS editors on hand were Jamilah Lemieux (Vice President, News & Mens Programming); Shani Saxon-Parris (VP, Millennial Programming); Darnell L. Moore (Editor-at-Large); Rae Holliday (Special Projects Producer); and Gideon E. Moncrieffe (Executive Director, Video Operations).
Local VIPs in attendance included “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” stars Mimi Faust, Karlie Redd, Ariane Davis and Melissa Scott; “Fashion Queens” Derek J and Miss Lawrence; “Cutting It in the ATL” personality Maja Sly; model/singer Africa Miranda; and media personality Eboni Elektra.
Cadillac and The Coca-Cola Company are the proud launch partners of CASSIUS.