Socially Authentic podcast | Caleb Gardner on staying focused & hopeful online

What’s it like to manage the fourth largest Twitter account in the world?

That’s just one of the many questions we asked our first guest, Caleb Gardner.

Caleb Gardner is an insatiably curious digital thought leader with unique professional experience, from startups to nonprofits, from Fortune 100 clients to heads of state. He has more than a decade of experience in digital leadership and social impact.

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Huffington Post | Marketing and Communication Experts You Should Know

Everything we say, do, tweet, or blog about makes up who we are online and many are missing the mark. For those of you having a difficult time managing and executing your communication strategy online, you can look to the following ten digital communication strategists. These people are experts in managing company brands, client brands, and their own. There is a lot that can be learned from them.

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Shutterstock | Vanishing Content is Here to Stay: How to Use Snapchat and Instagram Stories in Your Marketing Strategy

“Visual content requires more time dedicated to it to get right,” says Caleb Gardner. Brands only have a few seconds on Instagram Stories and Snapchat to make an impression, so every detail and every second counts. Cicero describes the kind of talent needed by such forward-thinking marketing teams as, “Swiss Army-knife people — people who have the capacity to think and create good looking content online at a much faster pace than ever expected before.” No small feat!

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CMX Hub | Building Community at Scale: Exclusive Interview with Caleb Gardner of Bain &

Many community builders dream of the far-off day when every program in their community runs smoothly, obtains measurable results, and brings people together flawlessly. That’s the elusive dream of a well-run community at scale.

But is such a dream obtainable?

If anyone knows the answer to that question, it is Caleb Gardner.


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The Guardian | Angela Merkel: internet search engines are 'distorting perception'

This month, President Barack Obama’s former social media adviser Caleb Gardner highlighted the danger of filter bubbles – a phrase invented by the internet activist Eli Pariser.

“More likely than not, you get your news from Facebook,” Gardner told students at Northwestern University in Illinois. “Forty-four per cent of US adults get news on the site, and 61% of millennials … if that doesn’t frighten you, you don’t know enough about Facebook’s algorithm. If you have a parent who’s a Trump supporter, they are seeing a completely different set of news items than you are.”

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The Daily Northwestern | President Obama’s former aide discusses importance of exploring opposing viewpoints online

President Barack Obama’s former digital director Caleb Gardner spoke to more than 30 people Friday about the importance of exploring opposing viewpoints on social media.

Gardner, who is now a digital marketer at global management consulting firm Bain & Company, said students should read news sources that may clash with their own views, mentioning Facebook and its newsfeed algorithm, which sorts through content and ranks stories in order of importance to best engage users.

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Unmistakable Creative podcast | Creating a Community Where POTUS is Your Client

Anytime a minority of people in this country wants to change, and by minority I mean a minority of people who hold a specific belief or believe that change should happen, they have to convince a lot of people and a lot of their legislators to believe the same thing in order for that to actually get done.

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Read More | Training organizers in the digital age

With this in mind, OFA’s digital team is joining forces with the training team to lead this first four-week program. The OFA digital team regularly reaches an audience of tens of millions on social media and by email, and has valuable experience with the challenges and opportunities associated with digital organizing. Digital Director Caleb Gardner kicked off the series with the first online class: Digital Organizing 101.


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Social Media Strategies Summit | 2014 learnings and 2015 marketing predictions by #SMSsummit speakers

All year long, marketers strive to create the next big campaign that tries to #BreakTheInternet.

Luckily for us, we’ve had an impeccable line up of speakers from around the globe share their acumen and trade secrets at Social Media Strategies Summit in 2014 that help keep us on top of emerging trends for the next year to come!


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