Brandon Kirk, Chair

Rogers Sports & Media, Vice President, Client Solutions

Brandon is a Vice President at Rogers Media leading its multi-platform sales and marketing group. In his career Brandon has launched several leading brands and has held senior positions at Time Inc. CanWest and Spafax (Group M/WPP) before joining Rogers in 2011.

Brandon has been a strong supporter of the advertising industry serving on boards such as PMB (Vividata), the Advertising Club of Toronto, The Content Council, and the IAB.


Brian Batenburg, Chair

Globe Media Group, Head of Digital Advertising Sales

Brian manages the programmatic and performance sales team at The Globe, delivering results-focused client marketing programs using technology, audience and data strategies. His 20 years in the media industry include design, production, content marketing and sales roles for companies such as Rogers Media, Post Media and The Hamilton Spectator. As part of the IAB Programmatic Committee and Publishing Council for the last 2 years, Brian is passionate about providing solutions to challenges, whether inspired by leading-edge technology, or the simplicity of pen and paper.