About citybox media

CityBox Media is a digital media content company. We provide robust marketing with storytellers fused with digital brand positioning curated for entrepreneurs, small business owners and enterprises.

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Maryan Aiken . {Founder & CEO}

Maryan is the CEO and Founder of CityBox, a digital hub designed to showcase the business storytellers in the city. She is responsible for the company's overall vision and strategy as well as day-to-day operations.

Maryan develops and designs memorable & engaging marketing programs. She blends her digital media expertise fusing it with her passion for producing intimate but power packed networking gatherings where innovators and game changers take part. She developed, designed & created WireTree Media, WireTap Media, PaperGlass Media & now CityBox Media opening an alternative gateway for small to large size companies to cross pollinate.

CityBox Media is a vibrant digital hub that share and showcase the game changers and trailblazers in Atlanta with their products, services and company offerings. It's the perfect venue to discover some of the hottest emerging companies, entrepreneurs, small business owners and enterprises.

Maryan is a taste maker, a natural connector, a humanitarian involved with One Billion Rising, With Love Global Foundation in collaboration with Mrs. Georgia America 2017. She's the founder of The Mavericks, The Muse, The Young Mavericks, Brilliance, WireTree, PaperGlass, WireTap, PaperGlass Honors & Beyond Beauty Series. She was the recipient of the Women of The Year Award 2011 by Alive Magazine, Jezebel Magazine & Bloomingdale's Women of Style 2015 & she collaborated with Bloomingdale’s Men of Style. In 2016 she was given a key to the city as one of the Taste Makers in Atlanta by STK. Maryan is a presenter, a public speaker and has interviewed some of the game changers and the who’s who in Atlanta.

She is currently in collaboration with Dior Atlanta {Fragrance. Cosmetics. Skin Care at Saks Fifth Avenue. Nordstrom Phipps Plaza & Macy's Lenox Square} where she conceptualized, developed and designed an exclusive program called Dior Men & Dior Mavens. Maryan is a passionate serial entrepreneur and a Mom to Taylor, a future United States Marine and Hunter, the Co-Founder of CityBox Media.

She is involved with various charitable organizations such as AFLAC CHOA as well as other local charities and she is about to embark on paying forward with fellow entrepreneurs, & business owners by developing The CityBox Media Project, #womensupportingwomen, a curated branding & marketing program specific to Women Owned and Women Led Companies one business at a time.

Maryan was recently appointed to take on a committee chair of Public Relations for Hope & Will Foundation to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for its annual Hope & Will Ball taking place in January 2019 at St. Regis Atlanta.

On her spare time Maryan plays racquetball and loves to shoot hoops! 

Follow Maryan with the latest happenings and events on Instagram & Facebook @cityboxmedia. Cheers!



Hunter is one of those rare and gifted minds. At 9 years old, he realized his entrepreneurship capacity and set it in motion by creating paper cell phone holders and sold them to his classmates earning him the most monopoly money at the end of the school year dominating the End of The School Year Market Fair allowing him to buy most of the school goodies for himself and for his friends. When he was 16 years old and a junior at Lambert High School, he designed the visual lay out and collaborated in developing the WireTree website and concept and became the Co Founder of WireTree, PaperGlass, & WireTap.

Hunter is currently a sophomore in college majoring in Finance with a concentration in Cyber Security.



Lila is a junior at the Atlanta International School's International Baccalaureate Program. She is interested in pursuing a career in medicine but passionate about gaining experiences in marketing, public relations, and design. She is a fashionista at heart and when she's not globe trotting and exploring the world with her parents, she volunteers her time with various charitable organizations like Childspring International in Atlanta and community service at Rustic Pathways Program in Cuba. She served as a translator and volunteered at Nanjing Course on Cardiac Revascularization & ACS Symposium Medical Conference in Nanjing China.  She's done artwork on Syria refugee crisis and it was displayed at Princeton University. She's attended the National Youth Leadership Forum Engineering and Technology at Berkeley University, Berkeley, California. She's fluent in Mandarin and in Spanish.  She was an intern at Guangzhou Medical in China and now she will be working alongside with Maryan under the CityBox Media's Internship Co- CEO Internship Program.

Under CityBox Media's Intership Program, she formed & manages her own team of interns, spearheaded the Beyond Beauty Teen Series & she is a founding member of Beyond Beauty Teen Series and the first Dior Darling Honoree.

Welcome to CityBox Lila!


Aaron Whipple 

Aaron is an entrepreneur and go-getter with a background in management, business, and communications. Aaron graduated in 2014 and then went on tour as a speaker and communicator traveling all around the nation speaking to teenagers and young adults alike. After returning home from his two years on the road he founded and built his own non-profit organization which continues to reach thousands of students around Atlanta. He is currently pursuing his marketing management degree at Western Governors University and plans to use his knowledge and skills in the marketing and branding world. He continues to run a team of 30+ individuals with his organization and plans to continue growing and impacting Atlanta students.

Aaron is a stouthearted achiever with an urban lifestyle and is a passionate member of the CityBox team. Aaron will manage and oversee the Sales and Marketing aspect of CityBox.

Welcome to CityBox Media Aaron!


Nick Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Cambridge High School in Milton. He is currently a finance major at Kennesaw State University and freshly appointed as the newest Co-CEO intern for CityBox Media overseeing sales and advertising. He is excited to work alongside Maryan along with all the successful businesses that have chosen to be a part of the CityBox Media community.

Welcome to CityBox Media Nick!


Taj hughes

Taj Hughes is the newly appointed Co CEO College Intern for CityBox Media. He is a graduate from Cambridge High and is currently taking his sabbatical from Kennesaw State University, major in Architecture and Real Estate.

With great enthusiasm, Taj is looking forward to be an excellent contributor at City Box Media. 

Welcome to CityBox Taj


Maryan Aiken, Founder & CEO of CityBox Media is the appointed PR Chair for Hope & Will Ball 2019. The black tie fundraising event will be held at St. Regis on January 26, 2019 to benefit CHOA, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. To sponsor the gala, donate auction items & to purchase your tickets, click the link below.


Photographed at Saks Fifth Avenue. Phipps Plaza along with the Ball’s Committee Chairs. The official photograph will be published in The Atlantans Magazine.

Hunter Aiken. Co Founder. Chief Technology Officer

Hunter Aiken. Co Founder. Chief Technology Officer



Lila Ashraf. Co CEO Intern. Operations

Lila Ashraf. Co CEO Intern. Operations



Aaron Whipple. Co CEO Intern. Sales & Marketing

Aaron Whipple. Co CEO Intern. Sales & Marketing

Nick Tucker . Co CEO Intern. Sales & Advertising

Nick Tucker . Co CEO Intern. Sales & Advertising

Taj Hughes. Co CEO Intern. Sales & Advertising.

Taj Hughes. Co CEO Intern. Sales & Advertising.

Co CEO Internship Program

CityBox Media is driven by the innovative thinkers. We handpicked a group of vibrant college students and select gifted high school visionaries, mentored by the experts in their respective fields. 

These are the young guns with entrepreneur’s mind set to creatively drive and produce relevant & stellar concepts. CityBox Media is creating opportunities and serves as the perfect playground for these ground breakers to fuel their craft while delivering cutting edge strategies.

If you are a student and fit the requirements, we want you to join us. If you are a professor | teacher and want your university | school to participate with our Co CEO Program and specifically want to recommend students, please drop us a line at maryan@cityboxmedia.com