Robert Burko

Award Winning Entrepreneur & Digital Marketer

President and Founder of Elite Email, a world leader in email and mobile marketing solutions. As one of Canada's chief email marketing and digital marketing specialists, Burko has appeared on national television, radio, podcasts, and in countless print publications and blogs across North America. Recognized as a thought leader in his industry, Robert is often invited to speak as an expert in his field at high-profile events both within his industry and for those outside that are looking for easy online business solutions. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife, son and daughter.

As seen on
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My Skills

Email Marketing


Digital Strategy


Web Design




Mobile Marketing




App Design




Social Marketing


SEM (AdWords)


Usability Testing




Web Marketing


Google Analytics







Top 10 Community Bloggers


"Entrepreneur of the Year" Finalist

Toronto Board of Trade


"Under 30" Business Excellence

Toronto Board of Trade


Top 10 Email Marketing Services

Entrepreneur Magazine


Top 50 Email Service Providers

Website Magazine


Deloitte Fast 50 Finalist

Deloitte Canada


House of Commons Volunteer Award

Canadian House of Commons


Canada's Top 300 IT Companies

Backbone Magazine


Top 25 Up & Coming IT Companies

Branham Group


Education & Certification

Schulich School of Business
(York University)

Bachelor of Business Administration

Specializaton: Marketing & Human Resources

September 2001 - Aprill 2005

Email Experience Council

Authorized Speaker

One of two authorized speakers in Canada.

2008 - Present

Google Partner

AdWords Certified

2013 - Present

Microsoft Partner

2011 - Present


Elite Email

Elite Email Inc.

Toronto, Ontario

Founder & CEO - June 2003 – Present

Canada's leading email and mobile marketing company. Offering cutting-edge cloud solutions and best-in-class digital agency services to small and large organizations around the globe.

Step By Step Africa

Step By Step Africa

Toronto, Ontario

Founder & Board Member - April 2006 – Present

A non-profit organization that supports HIV testing and treatment in Africa. In the early years, the focus was entirely on Northern Ghana. In 2010, thanks to the support of generous donors, we expanded with new project in Uganda.

Seneca College

Seneca College

Markham, Ontario

Professor of Digital Marketing & Social Media - September 2014 - Present

A public polytechnic college located in Toronto. It offers full-time and part-time programs at the baccalaureate, diploma, certificate and graduate levels. (Part-Time Professor)

Available For

Speaking Engagements

An engaging and dynamic high-energy speaker that fuels business acumen with digital savvy and a dash of humour. Add some flare to your next event.


Intensive sessions can help simplify even the most complex digital marketing concepts and empower you with the knowledge you need to succeed.


Learn the tricks of the trade and boost your confidence in digital and social marketing. Get up to date on the latest trends and add more value to your organization.

In the News

Recent media coverage...

In The News

TV, Radio, Print, Online & More

Over the past 10+ years, Robert has been featured extensively in the North American media as a thought leader in digital marketing & social media. For more details and clippings visit the Elite Email Media Center.

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Fast Facts

Days of Experience
Countries Visited

More Videos

The Selling Game

CBC Documentary

In October 2007, CBC aired a documentary titled "The Selling Game". The program was about the emerging social media industry and features both Robert & Michelle Burko, for their work on a social campaign for Sauza Tequila.

The Power of Place

The Power of Place

On June 27, 2013, Direct Marketing Magazine convened an executive roundtable to discuss the power of place in today's marketing landscape. The roundtable features industry leaders and marketers from some of Canada's biggest brands.

Toronto Board of Trade: 100th Anniversary

TBOT 100th Anniversary

To celebrate the Toronto Board of Trade's 100th anniverary, they produced a video featuring local business leaders. The link above is the edited segment with Robert Burko.

Random Highlights

Diverse Brand Portfolio

Diverse Brand Portfolio

From some of the biggest brands in the world to some of the smallest mom-and-pop operations, I have had the pleasure of creating and working on campaigns in a wide variety of vertical marketers in all parts of the globe.

Toronto Star - iPad Wedding

Front Page News

The 'iPad Wedding' that I orchestrated when disaster struck at my friends, Dana & Darren Abenstein, wedding made front page news in one of Canada's leading newspapers, the Toronto Star.

My Kids

My little prince & princess

Family is the most important thing in the world to me. All the business success in the world doesn't matter if you don't have important people to share it with. I've been blessed with two amazing children and an awesome wife.

View My OLD Blog for some Vintage Robert Burko content
I currently post on the Elite Email blog.

Recent Appearances

Integrating Email & Mobile Marketing


Toronto, Ontario (2015)

Email, Mobile & Social Marketing for Camps

Ontario Camps Association Conference

Markham, Ontario (2015)

Email Evolution Conference - Multi Channel Marketing

Direct Marketing Association

Miami, Florida (2014)

Email World Conference - Email & Mobile Marketing


San Diego, California (2014)

Navigating the Canadian Email Landscape

Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals

Toronto, Ontario (2013)

Hybrid Email & Mobile Marketing


Toronto, Ontario (2014)

Email Marketing & Social Media for Camps

Ontario/New York Camps Association Conference

Niagara Falls, Ontario (2013)

Email Marketing & Social Media for Restaurants

Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Show

Toronto, Ontario (2012)

Keys To Successful Email Marketing

Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals

Toronto, Ontario (2015)

A CASL Session with Robert Burko

Town of Aurora

Aurora, Ontario (2014)

An Evening To Learn CASL

Town of Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill, Ontario (2014)

Then, Now & Soon

Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals

Vaughan, Ontario (2014)

Email Marketing & Social Media


Toronto, Ontario (2013)

Toronto Small Business Exchange

Toronto Board of Trade

Toronto, Ontario (2012)

Markham Small Business Week

Markham Chamber of Commerce

Markham, Ontario (2012)

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