Kaaren Whitney-Vernon

SVP, Branded Entertainment, Shaftesbury

Kaaren Whitney-Vernon is SVP, Branded Entertainment of Shaftesbury. Shaftesbury is in the business of storytelling and creating deep, dynamic fandoms. She is a sought after speaker and a visionary for the future of marketing. Before this position, and while on the road to becoming one of the best known experts in the branded content space, she was CEO and founder of shift2, a Branded Entertainment agency and is the founder of Youthculture Inc., a youth-focused media company specializing in creating branded programs. Kaaren now heads up the Canadian chapter of the Branded Content Marketing Association as their president and is working towards a new model for measurement while providing a voice for industry experts.