Gaby Cardenas | NAWBO

Gaby Cardenas  |   Colibri Collective


 

Gaby is an award-winning political marketer and CEO of Colibri Collective. With over 20 years in marketing, advertising, and strategic communications, Gaby founded The Colibri Collective—the first Latina-owned digital marketing firm in Phoenix, Arizona. In 4 years, Gaby has taken her agency to new heights with her innovative thinking, winning campaigns that mobilize and engage diverse audiences with data, skill, and emotion across a national footprint. Gaby and her firm have received a multitude of awards and recognition for excellence in progressive political marketing and innovation. In 2021 alone, Gaby was named a Women Achiever of Arizona, a Small Business Award finalist, and an Athena Award nominee. The Colibri Collective was nationally recognized with the 2021 USPS Special Award for Direct Mail, a 2021 CampaignTech Award, and has received multiple Reed and Pollie Awards. Most recently a finalist of the Business Journal 2021 "Best Places to Work".

 

Gaby just recently joined NAWBO in August 2021 and says she joined “to surround myself with other talented women entrepreneurs.” 

 

Gaby says she is most proud of her revenue growth from 2019-2020, where they grew 687%. She also expanded her team from 5 to 12. 

 

Building an award-winning campaign takes a collaborative approach. The Colibri Collective is honored to share the recognition produced by the efforts of our multi-talented team. We pride ourselves on our partnerships. They are the cornerstone of our success, and we are grateful for the opportunity to elevate each campaign.

 

CAMPAIGNTECH AWARDS

 

2021 - Innovation in Virtual Voter Contact - Democratic

 

CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS - REED AWARDS

WINNER 2x Award Winner 2020 & 2021

Best Spanish Language Website

 

Best Use of Digital Out of Home

 

Best How-To Mail Piece: Vote-by-Mail (Democratic)

 

Best Spanish Language Direct Mail Piece

 

Best Use of Online Targeting For County Campaign

 

Best Spanish Language Radio Ad

 

Best Campaign Logo & Branding - Organization/PAC (Independent)

 

American Association Political Consultants - POLLIE AWARDS

Gold - Bilingual/Multilingual/Foreign Language

 

2021 Silver - Early Voting/Absentee Ballot/Vote-By-Mail


 

2021 Silver - Most Original/Innovative Collateral Material

 

2021 Silver - Digital Independent Expenditure for Local Municipal Candidate 


 

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

2021 Special Award for Direct Mail

 

ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES

2021 - Women Achievers of Arizona - Private Company - Gaby Cardenas

 

PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL

2021 Small Business Award Finalist

2021 Best Places to Work Finalist

 

GREATER PHOENIX CHAMBER

2021 ATHENA Award Nominee - Gaby Cardenas

 

INDEPENDENT VOTING

2021 Anti-Corruption Award - Gaby Cardenas