Toronto, ON, Canada
A 20-year media veteran, David U.K. is the founder and CEO of Cue Digital Media, a Global News, Sports and Entertainment Company which a leading which exclusively represents Established High-Profile Online News, Sports and Entertainment Properties. Cue Digital Media’s roster of Top-Tier Publishers reaches over 82% of the Canadian Population Online, and is #1 in reaching Males 18-49 amongst the Top 10 Digital Properties in Canada. Brands leverage Cue’s ability to deliver digital engagement to their consumers in two ways; taking advantage of its premium sports and entertainment publisher partner model, and its award-winning Branded Entertainment production capabilities. David recently launched a new company Bent Branded in partnership with Section 8 and Alibi, Canada’s largest group of film and pre and post production companies and Hercules Media.
Prior to Cue, David was the Managing Director Worldwide of Heavy.com, where he oversaw International operations, including all revenue, ad sales, affiliate relations, content licensing and distribution. Since 2007 Heavy doubled its audience and tripled its revenue in Canada. David produced and launched 3 Heavy TV shows on the Alliance Atlantis and established Heavy as a primary content partner with Virgin Mobile Canada.
In 2005 David launched Standard Interactive, a Premiere Online Entertainment Network for Canada’s largest private broadcast company, Standard Broadcasting. David held the position of Vice President, Sales and Strategic Alliances. In 2008 Standard Broadcasting was acquired by Astral Media for 1.3 Billion.
David’s professional activities include; Professional Speaker; Advisory Board – nextMEDIA: Monetizing Digital Media; Advisory Board – Zone Tail Mobile; Board Member IRC- Pro-Financial Asset Management Inc.; Advisory Board – Digital Media Summit, Board of Directors – Bent Branded Entertainment Inc.
Internationally experienced, David worked with a number of prominent media companies, including: Promenade Magazine, New York (VP and Publisher); UGO Networks Inc., New York (Director of Sponsorships, Sales and E-commerce); Shift Multimedia (East Coast Advertising Manager); and Time Warner, Hong Kong (Senior Advertising Manager).
He resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cue’s Premium Publisher Partnership’s: Cue exclusively represents select, established, premium online sports and entertainment properties in Canada. This gives Canadian advertisers unparalleled access and exclusive integration opportunities on top international online properties such as CNN, Bleacher Report, Heavy, College Humor, Funny or Die, Major League Soccer, VIACOM, SpikeTV, Gametrailers, CheatCC, Kongregate, The Chive, and The Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC.
The Leader in Branded Entertainment: Cue is the leader in Branded Entertainment with a video production and distribution model that guarantees results. “Content is King, Distribution is Queen”. Cue’s Branded Entertainment team develops, produces and syndicates – original, Award-Winning Digital Branded video Commercials and Content for Advertisers and Agencies.
Cue made “The List” one of the hottest digital companies in Canada today and named in 2011 and 2012, one of Canada’s Most Promising New Digital Companies at the Digi Awar