Eban Howell has advised business, brand, and communications agenda for a multitude of organizations—multinationals to NGOs to early-stage enterprises—across wide-ranging issues and assignments internationally. His approach blends corporate strategy, creative direction, and policy acumens; his body of work encompasses supply-chain governance to rebranding. Campaigns, content imperatives, and multidisciplinary initiatives, which he has developed for clients from American Express to Tribeca Film Festival, are specializations.
Before Santiago, Howell spent a decade in senior leadership roles at a variety of strategy and public affairs firms. In-house stints include serving as acting communications director, in Cape Town, South Africa, for a global health nonprofit and its network of government and corporate stakeholders, and as head of a nascent publishing company and its studio offshoot. A focus in the media sector includes work—in executive and advisory capacities, across business, creative, and editorial functions—for legacy companies, digital natives, and industry advocacy groups.
Howell has authored white papers, op-eds, and essays on topics spanning data privacy to urbanism. He is the creator of Kit Magazine—an examination of the media business, globally, through the lens of football (soccer)—and co-architect of Young Filmmakers Initiative, a five-borough arts-mentorship program developed with Tribeca Film Festival, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and New York City FC.