Branded Entertainment for Funny Or Die and the President of FOD’s commercial production company Gifted Youth
Chris Bruss is Vice President of Branded Entertainment for Funny Or Die and the President of FOD’s commercial production company Gifted Youth.
Bruss has been with Funny Or Die since 2009, and during that time has helped build and define Funny Or Die’s award winning Branded Entertainment division. One of his many accomplishments was implementing a more sophisticated plan for translating the process between the world of Ad Agencies/Brands and the comedy/content community. Since 2007, Funny Or Die has produced over 250 branded entertainment campaigns, and has produced hundreds and hundreds of branded entertainment videos. The division usually executes up to 10 campaigns per quarter.
In November 2011, The Hollywood Reporter named Bruss one of the top 35 Hollywood executives under 35, and in 2012 he served as Jury Chair of One Show Entertainment. In July 2013, Bruss appeared on the cover of AdWeek magazine as part of their portraits issue entitled “LA Heat: 10 agencies and producers killing it in a town where marketing, technology and entertainment co-star.” It recognized Bruss and his Gifted Youth team for their recent work with Old Milwaukee Beer.
Both Funny Or Die & Gifted Youth’s work has been recognized by the CLIOs, Webbys, Digiday, One Show Entertainment & Cannes Lions.
Prior to working at FOD, Bruss worked in the Business Development group at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He currently works out of Funny Or Die’s Hollywood office