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Kate Gardiner

Audience Dev Specialist & Co-Founder

Kate Gardiner is the co-founder of AVG, a boutique agency building holistic communications for media brands globally She is also known in the worlds of media, technology, and broadcast for her understanding of journalism, audience engagement, and social media. Gardiner began as a traditional journalist, eventually focusing on social media and running her own shop, DSTL. Her work has reached millions across platforms from her work with PBS NewsHour, Newsweek - where she was the director of audience engagement, New York Public Radio, and Al Jazeera in Doha. Gardiner has managed dozens of projects driving long tail distribution through social media, partnerships, public relations and new platform adoption. Both Gardiner and her clients have won awards with the Online News Association and the Emmy's; she is a member of the 2016 class of Forbes' 30 Under 30, among other awards. Gardiner speaks frequently about the role of women in the workplace, audience engagement strategies for small and midsized companies, and building community for specific, niche audiences. She also hosts events and programming around health, mentorship and entrepreneurship. In addition to her roles at AVG and DSTL, Gardiner serves as executive director of, a women's network. She resides in New York City. Learn more at

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Events featuring Kate Gardiner
Events featuring Kate Gardiner