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Caleb Gardner

Managing Partner
18 Coffees

Caleb Gardner is an insatiably curious strategy consultant with unique professional experience, from startups to nonprofits, from Fortune 100 clients to presidents. In addition to a formidable career in private sector at Edelman and Bain & Company, Caleb was the lead digital strategist for President Obama's political advocacy group, OFA, bringing his unique leadership to one of the largest digital programs in existence.

Now as the co-founder and managing partner of 18 Coffees, a strategy and innovation firm for the mission economy, Caleb helps build capability within businesses trying to change the world, powered by a community of 21st century talent. 18 Coffees has worked with innovators and upstarts, nonprofits and foundations, and enterprise and legacy companies to help them solve problems, bring ideas to life, and get a foothold in the future.

Caleb Gardner’s Session(s):


11:30–12:15 PDT — Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Panel: Panel: How to be Nimble & Authentic with Everyday Crisis

This panel will review topics including:

  • How your brand can breakthrough in a crowded and fast-moving social landscape
  • Suggestions for how to get buy-in and navigate an unwieldy approval process
  • Ways to empower you and your social team to react (or NOT react) to breaking news or viral trends
  • The benefits of a small rapid response team to keep key stakeholders in the loop while cutting through gridlock and uncertainty
  • The power of authenticity – no matter what that looks like

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