President, Luckie & Co
Luckie & Co. President John Gardner loves change. He likes to challenge the status quo, make waves and rock the boat — all in the name of building connections between people, businesses and communities.
John’s career has been marked by anticipating and driving change in the advertising and business development arenas — most recently leading the transformation of Luckie & Co. to an agency focused on getting companies closer to their customers by fusing the science of data and the art of marketing. In 2019, Luckie & Co. was named one of the top 20 advertising agencies in Atlanta.
John was an early champion of the digital economy and has long exalted the benefits of data-driven marketing to produce radical business impact. His expertise in predictive analytics, consumer behavior and customer engagement has fueled game changing programs for top healthcare companies and brands including Cetaphil, Pfizer, Galderma Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and TAP Pharmaceuticals.
John is a frequent speaker to business and professional groups, as well as a guest lecturer at The University of Alabama and University of Georgia, where Luckie & Co. is collaborative partner with the student-run ad agencies.