Kesi Gardner is an educator, marketing consultant, and storyteller. Her blog is hailed as one of the top 200 marketing blogs on the web by FeedSpot.
She has a BFA in communications design from Pratt Institute, ranked by Business Insider as the 6th-best school for design in the world. She also holds a master’s of arts in strategic communication from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, MD and a certificate in marketing from The University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
Having worked in the non-profit world, PR, and marketing positions for more than two decades , she provides consulting services as Director of The Storyteller Agency. Co which focuses on public relations, content creation, marketing consultation, influencer marketing and brand ambassador program.
Kesi is a commentator and has appeared on national television shows and online publications including Loop Jamaica, Smile Jamaica, CVM’s In Live at 7 with Simon Crosskill, CVM-TV Sunrise, Global Voices.org, Caribbean Radio.com, Jamaica Observer’s Page 2, Jamaica Gleaner, Buzz Caribbean, Caribbean Business Report and Philanthropy.com
The Storyteller Agency. Co, has worked with many different brands, such as:
Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport
Nigerian High Commission
Chez Maria & Y Not Pita
Coffee Roasters of Jamaica
What People Say
Kesi worked on the J. Wray portfolio (i.e. Magnum Tonic Wine, Sangster’s Rum Cream and Stone’s Ginger Wine) and was able to manage and maintain the advertising programs with ease. She stayed on top of our progress and was able to foresee what we needed to focus on. It was a pleasure working with her!Tamika West, former Marketing Manager, J. Wray & Nephew
Kesi was an extremely astute individual that made my life much easier managing the Tru Juice portfolio. Her attention to detail and constant follow ups ensured the ball was never dropped and that all campaigns were a success. Congrats on your success.Rojah Thomas, former Brand Manager, Trade Winds Citrus
Kesi’s marketing solutions helped me increase my engagement across all socials. Her solutions to both marketing & strategy challenges have done a great job of allowing me to speak to ideal audiences, and her back end processes provided dedicated support to me as I pivoted due to COVID. One of the most valuable benefits was the curation of brand aligned relationships that Kesi managed to solidify for my brand. Without her help I wouldn’t have been able to successfully (and earlier than my initial targeted time) meet growth goals.Danielle Terrelonge, Owner of The Plantry