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Luckie & Company
Founding Partner of Talking Dog Agency

Grady College is honored to recognize John Gardner and Luckie & Company, Founding Partners of the Talking Dog Integrated Ad/PR Agency. Luckie & Company is an innovative, data-driven marketing agency with expertise in business and brand strategy, creative development, omnichannel planning and design, advanced analytics and technology implementation. They work with clients in various specialty sectors, including Financial, Healthcare, Consumer Package Goods and Travel and Tourism, and currently have offices in Birmingham, AL, and Duluth, GA. Luckie & Company is known for approaching engagements with “grit and grace.” This focus has earned them many prestigious industry awards for the creativity and impact of their work, including Cannes Lions, Clios and national and regional ADDYs.

John Gardner, CEO, and Luckie & Company have long supported students in the Department of Advertising and Public relations at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication with numerous and invaluable opportunities to bring the classroom to life through hands-on industry experience.  Their generous Founding Partner Sponsorship of the Talking Dog Agency provides our students with industry mentors, semester-long internships, training workshops, best-in-class tools and real-world client projects.


With deep appreciation, we honor John Gardner and Luckie & Company for their partnership and dedication to the advertising and public relations professionals of tomorrow and for always inspiring them to lead with grit and grace.  

We are grateful for John’s support and leadership in establishing this partnership to benefit students in advertising and public relations, particularly those associated with the Talking Dog Agency.

As a visionary leader, Joh
n always invests his time, energy and resources to help the next generations of professionals enrich their academic learning and professional development opportunities.

- Dr. Juan Meng
Department Head, Advertising & Public Relations

John Gardner, CEO

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