Robert Gibbs

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  • Executive Vice President & Global Chief Communications Officer, McDonalds (2015-19)
  • Longtime Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
  • White House Press Secretary (2009-2011)
  • MSNBC Commentator



Top political advisor, communications expert, and trusted commentator Robert Gibbs offers audiences a unique perspective on today’s political, business, and media environment. A long-time senior advisor to President Barack Obama, Gibbs served as the White House Press Secretary from 2009-2011. After nearly a decade in Washington, he became Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Office of McDonald’s (2015-19). Following his departure, he became Senior Counsel at Bully Pulpit Interactive, where he focuses on executive communications, building social impact plans, and corporations’ responses to crises. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world, Gibbs provides robust insights into everything from the economy and regulatory environment to healthcare reform.

With decades of communications experience at the highest levels, Gibbs brings a unique perspective to sought-after commentary and speaking engagements. He is a regular contributor for MSNBC and NBC News, as well as a co-host for the U.S. political podcast Hacks on Tap, alongside David Axelrod and Mike Murphy. Gibbs is uniquely positioned to lead brands, campaigns, and causes through times of immense change and strengthen reputations in a world which is constantly demanding more.

 

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It went really well; he was a huge hit. The Q&A especially got great reviews (which probably makes sense given his former profession!).

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Robert Gibbs
  • Citigroup Latin America
  • Illinois Farm Bureau
  • Sage
  • Broadbent Institute
  • University of Delaware
  • Marcus Evans
  • Credit Union National
  • TriZetto Group
  • The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • American University
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Our future political landscape

Drawing on his decade of experience as a top advisor to President Barack Obama and a former White House Press Secretary (2009-11) as well as a top executive at McDonald’s (2015-19), Gibbs provides an unvarnished look at today’s political landscape and what it means for the future. From serving as pr ...

Drawing on his decade of experience as a top advisor to President Barack Obama and a former White House Press Secretary (2009-11) as well as a top executive at McDonald’s (2015-19), Gibbs provides an unvarnished look at today’s political landscape and what it means for the future. From serving as press secretary for John Kerry’s presidential campaign, to communications director for four senate campaigns (including Obama’s), to communication chief for Obama’s 2008 presidential election, Gibbs is a true Washington insider who knows the ins and outs of what it takes to connect with voters and deliver on policy. As a former Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at McDonald’s, he knows how to translate his political insight into tangible takeaways for a corporate audience. He balances riveting anecdotes with shrewd analysis to provide a compelling look at our political future and what it means for businesses of every industry.

Cut through the noise: Building an effective communications strategy

Renowned communications expert Robert Gibbs offers actionable lessons and eye-opening insight into what it takes to craft an effective communications strategy in today’s unpredictable media and political environment. Drawing on his unparalleled private and public sector experience as both a Washingt ...

Renowned communications expert Robert Gibbs offers actionable lessons and eye-opening insight into what it takes to craft an effective communications strategy in today’s unpredictable media and political environment. Drawing on his unparalleled private and public sector experience as both a Washington insider and former Press Secretary and communications executive at McDonald’s, Gibbs’ insights leave audiences with actionable, eye-opening, strategies and tools.  Whether looking to better connect with clients, be strategic about messaging in moments of crisis, or authentically tell your brand’s story, Gibbs highlights the dos and don’ts of smart, compelling communications.

Navigating a complicated and complex corporate environment in Washington

Robert Gibbs draws on his extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in Washington to deliver tactical insights that help organizations of every industry navigate today’s complex social and political times. Having served as both Executive Vice President at McDonald’s and a White House Press S ...

Robert Gibbs draws on his extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in Washington to deliver tactical insights that help organizations of every industry navigate today’s complex social and political times. Having served as both Executive Vice President at McDonald’s and a White House Press Secretary, Gibbs brings his in-depth, first-hand, experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world to deliver prescient analysis on managing corporate interests amid uncertainty that will make a tangible difference to your organization.  

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<p><strong>In engaging events, Robert Gibbs offers a global corporate perspective and shares insights about navigating challenges, trends in the industry, and building trust</strong></p>

In engaging events, Robert Gibbs offers a global corporate perspective and shares insights about navigating challenges, trends in the industry, and building trust

Political and corporate communications expert ROBERT GIBBS is uniquely positioned to offer groups guidance on navigating tough times, new trends in the industry, and building trust in a multi-stakeholder world. The long-time Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and former White House Press Secretary draws on his extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in Washington to deliver tactical insights that help organizations of every industry navigate today’s complex social and political times. Gibbs also served as the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Office of McDonald’s (2015-19), and brings his in-depth, first-hand, experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world to deliver prescient analysis on managing corporate interests amid uncertainty that will make a tangible difference to your organization.  

As business leaders take up the mantle of real change, Gibbs helps companies clarify and broaden their brands, expand on their campaigns, and strengthen their reputations with customers, stakeholders, and the communities in which they operate. Whether offering an engaging keynote or an uproarious and insightful point-counterpoint duo program, the Bully Pulpit Interactive Senior Counsel reminds us how to agree to disagree in an increasingly fast-paced and complex world. Rave reviews for his engagements include: “It went really well; he was a huge hit. The Q&A especially got great reviews (which probably makes sense given his former profession!)” (Credit Union National) and “Gibbs was great. He had an extremely well crafted program, made every effort to be approachable at the reception for our large donors and treated our audience to an insightful, at times humorous, view of the issues." (Purdue North Central Sinai Forum)

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Robert Gibbs, expert commentary for MSNBC

Drawing from his decade long experience as a top advisor to President Obama and as former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald's, ROBERT GIBBS is counted on for his expert commentary on MSNBC.

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<p><strong>As a political and corporate communications expert, Robert Gibbs helps groups reimagine their brands or amplify causes with a keen understanding of how the political landscapes will affect their industry</strong></p>

As a political and corporate communications expert, Robert Gibbs helps groups reimagine their brands or amplify causes with a keen understanding of how the political landscapes will affect their industry

Businesses and politicians alike are finding it increasingly more important to communicate with clarity and purpose. Top communications and policy advisor to President Obama and former Global Chief Communications Officer at McDonald's ROBERT GIBBS helps groups reimagine their brands or amplify causes with an acute understanding of how the current political climate will impact their industry and efforts. Gibbs helps companies navigate this impassioned and vocalized climate, amplified by 24-hour cable news, social media campaigns, and national marketing efforts. Currently, Gibbs brings his unique experiences to Bully Pulpit Interactive, a communications agency focused on brands, causes, and candidates. Because business crosses into politics and politics impacts business, Gibbs’ brings himself to events prepared to help companies clarify and broaden their brands, expand on their campaigns, and, in this fast-paced ever-changing world, strengthen their reputations with customers, stakeholders, and the communities in which they operate. Groups of all stripes love Gibbs, raving, It went wonderfully! Robert spoke very well at the dinner and was even more personal and engaging at the breakfast this morning with our major leaders. We would be delighted to have him speak again." (Anti-Defamation League) "Gibbs was great. He had an extremely well-crafted program, made every effort to be approachable at the reception for our large donors, and treated our audience to an insightful, at times humorous, view of the issues." (Purdue North Central Sinai Forum).

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A top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade and the former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald's (2015-19), Robert Gibbs is a communication expert who offers audiences a unique perspective on today's political, business and media environment. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world, Gibbs provides robust insights into everything from the economy and regulatory environment to healthcare reform.