Chris Bruss is the Head of the Roku Brand Studio. Roku’s Brand Studio was created in March of 2021, through an acquisition of Funny Or Die’s award-winning branded content business, which was merged with Roku’s existing, best-in-class Sponsorships and Brand Experiences business. The mission of the Roku Brand Studio is to deliver advertiser experiences and storytelling built for TV streaming.
Prior to joining Roku, Bruss was the President of Funny Or Die, overseeing FOD’s digital business, including Editorial Content, Programming, Sales, and Partner Content – the award-winning Branded Entertainment division launched in 2010. Bruss also co-founded FOD’s successful commercial production company, Gifted Youth, which it sold to production company Caviar in 2019. Under Bruss’s leadership, FOD’s brand work was recognized by the Cannes Lions, the Clios… and even the Emmys. Bruss has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 35-under-35 list, AdAge’s 40-under-40 list, and Variety’s New Leaders list. He has served on the juries for both the One Show awards and the CLIO awards.Prior to Funny Or Die, Bruss worked in the Business Development group at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Bruss is based out of Roku’s Santa Monica office.