Jennifer Gardner

Senior Director Media, North America


Jennifer Gardner is Senior Director Media, North America, responsible for fostering strategic media partnerships and spearheading innovation in traditional and digital media campaigns for Unilever. She also has a passion for driving the industry forward in key areas specifically digital accountability and measurement.

Jennifer has focused on continuing the momentum behind Unilever’s position as a leading innovator in the global marketing space, and has facilitated strategic media and technology partnerships with Twitter, Meta, NBC Universal, Viacom and Pinterest, as well as Hearst and Conde Nast.

In addition to working directly with Unilever’s media partners, Jennifer has taken an active role in educating internally on new and leading areas such as viewability, verification and programmatic buying. She is also responsible for maintaining relationships with outside media agencies.

Jennifer was named one of Ad Age’s Women to Watch in 2015 and is the co-chair of the ANA Media Leadership Committee and the Ad Club’s i’mPART diversity committee. She also sits on the IAB Video Advisory Board.

Jennifer started at Unilever in April 2010. Before coming to Unilever, Jennifer worked at OMD where she spearheaded PepsiCo’s national TV investment and several multi-platform partnerships, and had strategic involvement on key innovation programs. Prior to this role, Jennifer worked at media agencies Initiative and TN Media. She graduated Cum Laude from Bryant University and is married with two children.