Would you follow your heart when it tells you to leave your employer, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, in order to rebuild a city? After Hurricane Katrina, that is exactly what Cleveland Spears III did. Cleveland joined a locally owned and operated advertising agency executing communications and outreach for a number of post- Katrina rebuilding initiatives, including the Louisiana Road Home Program. While there, he served as Vice President of Business Development, where his duties included identifying new business opportunities and expanding the firm’s existing clientele, supervising daily operations, human resource, client services, strategic planning, and project management.
There’s nothing like having your own! 2008 marked the year when Cleveland set out to change the face of events and public relations when he founded Spears Consulting Group. In November 2014 the company rebranded as Spears Group, indicating a more partnership-like relationship with its clients.
While Cleveland is recognized as a top public relations strategist and practitioner in the market place, his event production creativity and expertise do not take a back seat to PR. He is respected as one of the most creative minds in the market on how to concept and execute amazing experiences. He along with his team have been behind experiences such as; The Fried Chicken Festival – a free outdoor festival that brings food, music, that brings over 200,000 families and festivities together in celebration of the classic Southern dish. Diner en Blanc, The ‘Last Call’ — closing celebration for the National Urban League Conference, Taste of Mid-City, the Millennials award show and post party, International Festival, Big Night New Orleans New Year’s Eve, and with the amazing La Fête du Rosé sponsored by Moët & Chandon Champagne in Atlanta.
La Fête du Rosé is a celebration of all things Rosé, including the wines, champagne, and lifestyle. Attendees adorned in their finest pink and white attire will indulge in wine, champagne, frosé and rosé cocktails while enjoying DJs and live music, picnic baskets of food curated by Chef Kelis and executed by Atlanta’s own Gotta Have It Catering, and other fun activities, capturing share-worthy moments with large and artfully-designed photo installations along the way. Grammy nominated, Chef Kelis, will be on deck curating the delectable menu, while DJ Cassidy and others will be spinning on the turntables. “Since bringing the international sensation Dîner en Blanc to Atlanta in 2014, we’ve known that this was a city that fully embraced and welcomed new concepts,” said Cleveland Spears, III. “I’m extremely excited to be able to introduce this unique event, which will undoubtedly become one of Atlanta’s hottest and most sought-after social gatherings of the season.”
“I’m always working,” Spears admitted, but when he is not busy managing his company and planning the next big social event, he likes to spend time with friends dining out or watching sports.
If you have not gotten your ticket, you should do so as soon as possible. This event is definitely sure to sell out! The ticket link is www.lafetedurose.com.