SMITHS FALLS, ON, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") today announced that it has welcomed the founder of Stampede Management, Ted Chung, as a Strategic Advisor for Content Strategy to strengthen and leverage responsible brand opportunities for Tweed and other cannabis brands in the lead-up to the legal adult-use market in Canada.
Mr. Chung has established himself as a thought leader and visionary in the cannabis media landscape as, among many notable accomplishments, a founder of MERRY JANE and an Executive Producer on the EMMY-Nominated television series Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party. Ted is also the longtime manager of cultural icon Snoop Dogg.
Ted's joining builds upon the recent hiring of Dave Bigioni as the Chief Marketing Officer for all Canopy Growth brands. Mr. Bigioni joined the Company in August from an executive role at Molson Coors Brewing Company where he spent nine years in sales and marketing functions building one of Canada's iconic beer brands.
Canopy Growth's leadership team has developed a collaborative working relationship with Mr. Chung highlighted by the partnership established with Leafs By Snoop in Canada in 2016.
"I want to personally welcome Ted and Dave to the Canopy family," said Mark Zekulin, President, Canopy Growth. "In a competitive media landscape that rewards innovative approaches to responsible education and awareness, they have proven their ability to create stories and moments that resonate with people. I look forward to collaborating with them and bringing the exciting story about the people, products and vision of Tweed and all Canopy brands to life."
"Canopy Growth and Tweed are progressive leaders across the board for our industry. I look forward to creating a content strategy that is thoughtful of where cannabis business is today and valuable to how cannabis culture is adopted by the mainstream within a year," commented Ted Chung.
Here's to Future Growth.
Tweed is a globally recognized cannabis production brand. It has built a large and loyal following by focusing on quality products and meaningful customer relationships. Tweed doesn't just sell cannabis, it facilitates a conversation about a product we've all heard about but haven't met intimately yet. It is approachable and friendly, yet reliable and trusted. As cannabis laws liberalize around the world, Tweed will expand its leading Canadian position around the globe. Learn more at www.tweed.com.
About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and capsule forms. Through its wholly‑owned subsidiaries, Canopy Growth operates numerous state-of-the-art production facilities with over half a million square feet of GMP-certified indoor and greenhouse production capacity, all to an unparalleled level of quality assurance procedures and testing. Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names in Canada and abroad, with interests and operations spanning four continents. The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, providing consistent access to high quality cannabis products, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public's understanding of cannabis. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com.
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