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Civilized Appoints Former Playboy Executive Cory Jones Chief Content Officer

Former Chief Content Officer of Playboy Enterprises to lead and grow

Los Angeles, CA (August 10, 2017) – Civilized has appointed Cory Jones Chief Content Officer of Jones has a reputation for building media organizations with compelling content and engaging social media strategies. As Chief Content Officer with Playboy Enterprises, Jones oversaw Playboy’s transition to the post-nudity era, exponentially growing and expanding Playboy’s audience. Jones also has digital media experience working for organizations such as Maxim Magazine, Whalerock Industries, Athlon Sports, and Break Media.

Civilized is a multi-platform media company and lifestyle brand that expands cannabis culture, targeting a mature, sophisticated audience of North American adults who enjoy cannabis as a healthy part of a balanced lifestyle. reaches over one million unique visitors monthly, and distributes its content through multiple distribution channels, making it available to over 75 million viewers.

“Cory has proven to be an incredible asset as we continue to grow, and we are pleased to have him help lead the organization as Chief Content Officer of,” says Derek Riedle, Publisher of Civilized. “He knows how to build an engaged following of premium viewers – the exact audience that many advertisers are trying to reach.”

Jones says the opportunity to help grow a company like Civilized is unparalleled. “Cannabis is a burgeoning industry across North America, and it continues to push our collective cultural and political attitudes forward on a daily basis,” says Jones. “People are hungry for news, information and entertainment and Civilized is leading this discussion in a way that no other cannabis media company is – and I’m thrilled to be a part of the conversation.” 

About Civilized:

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. With over one million monthly visitors, 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.

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