Hi, I’m Kate Gardiner.

I’m the founder of Grey Horse, a creative communications agency in New York City. My clients include global media organizations, bestselling authors, socially conscious non-profits, and some of the world’s most powerful executives. They come to me for help with brand development, audience engagement, digital asset creation, and crisis communications, among other needs.

I’m a strong advocate of feminism and equality. From 2014-2017, I served as the executive director of TheLi.st, a network of women in tech, media, and business. I’m a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences like SXSW and the Summit Series. 

My work has earned recognition for both my clients and me. My clients have made New York Times bestsellers and the shortlist for Academy Awards nominations. They’ve won Emmys and Peabodys and Online News Association awards, to name just a few. On a personal note, I was named to Forbes’ #30under30 List in 2016, and the Radio, Television and Digital News Association made me a #NextJ Fellow for 2015-2016. The National Committee for U.S.-China Relations recognized me as a Young Leader in 2015.

Past clients include CBSi, ZDNet, Poynter, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Socialflow, The Waitt Institute, The Fiscal Times, Contently, Symbolia Magazine, Infoactive, and many others listed here.

You can find a selection of my talks and media appearances below:


Audience Engagement

Connect with the people who matter in ways that count.

Digital Strategy

Make better stuff in less time for bigger rewards.


Bring your brand to life, in real life.

Public Relations

Get your story right, then get it out.



Have you mastered the art of audience aggregation?

I sat down with AVG's Kate Gardiner to talk about the extensive analytics and patience it takes to aggregate an audience online. #tkn #thekaranetwork #whatsinside

Posted by Kara Goldin on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Clips & Completed Works