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Kai D. Wright

Lecturer, Strategic Communication; Global Consulting Partner, Ogilvy

Kai D. Wright helps busy executives, founders, and celebrities grow their brand by applying communication, branding, and marketing secrets. An author, strategy advisor, global consulting partner at Ogilvy, and lecturer at Columbia University, he is on a mission to help people build better brands. His clients have included: Fortune 100 clients (Ford, Bank of America, IBM, HP, Bacardi, and L’Oreal, to name a few), celebrities (Diddy, Meghan Trainor), and startup founders.

As an executive, he has been recognized as a leader by Forbes, Adweek, Inc, CSQ, Cablefax, and the Advertising Research Foundation. He is the author of Follow the Feeling: Brand Building in a Noisy World (Wiley, August 2019), which reveals branding secrets based on research from 1,500 fast-growing brands from Alibaba to Zara. Before joining Ogilvy, Kai served as a vice president at Atom Factory, REVOLT Media (founded by Sean Diddy Combs), and Porter Novelli. He began his marketing career in Ogilvy’s Associates program.

Wright teaches Industry Insider and Battle of the Mind. An avid traveler, Kai lived in Germany during childhood and has visited over 20 countries. He lives in New York City.


  • M.S., Columbia University
  • B.A., University of Chicago