Rosa Maria GARDEA
Rosa Maria Gardea is an independent Marketing Consultant and works as Marketing Director at Design Hunter Mexico Magazine, she was the marketing strategist behind the launching of this new publication in 2018, and oversees the special project development and execution of strategic alliances and experiences.
Prior to this, she worked for almost 8 years as Marketing Director at Condé Nast Mexico and Latin America. Head of Advertising, Editorial and Digital Marketing for the brands that the company publishes in the region, through multiple platforms: Architectural Digest (AD), Glamour, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue.
Before joining the publishing house, Rosa Maria developed an extensive advertising background with 17 years of experience in Planning, Client Services and Business Management for many of the industry’s leading agencies such as Leo Burnett, Publicis, Grey Worldwide, Wunderman, DDB and JWT.
Throughout her career, she has been involved with strategic planning and communication for more than 50 brands in multiple categories; both in Mexico and in Latin America. Amongst client brands she worked for, some notable ones are Corona Beer, Johnnie Walker, PlayStation, Nestlé, Gerber and Ford Motor Company.
Gardea’s strategic efforts have contributed to achieving numerous nominations and awards, including Effie, Cannes, New York Festival, SASSI, and Circulo Creativo Awards. Rosa Maria has always enjoyed working side by side with world-class creative teams.
A graduate in Communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana, she is a passionate believer in the power of brands and devoted about strategic planning. Today, she believes that what best defines her spirit is to be a "Brand Guardian" and a strict connoisseur that even the most minimal action around them is crucial to strengthening their value. She currently resides in Mexico City with her son.