Scott Monty


Ranked by The Economist as one of the top 5 of the 25 Social Business Leaders and by Forbes as one of the top 10 influencers in social media, he has been called "an unstoppable force of nature" and Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, called him "a visionary."

As Executive Vice President of Strategy at SHIFT Communications, Scott contributes to the firm's thought leadership while developing new agency services, offering strategic counsel to clients, publicly representing SHIFT at events, and widening the firm’s partnership opportunities.

From 2008-2014, Scott headed the social media function at Ford Motor Company and held the title Global Digital and Multimedia Communications Manager. He advised on social media activities across the company, from blogger relations to marketing support, customer service to internal communications and more. Prior to joining Ford, Scott served as Consigliere for crayon and spent a number of years with PJA Advertising + Marketing, a boutique BtoB agency specializing in health sciences and high tech.

[The Economist Intelligence Unit profile of Monty.]

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Scott is an active blogger and podcaster. He writes about issues in communications, advertising, marketing, technology and leadership at and also writes and cohosts I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, a news site dedicated to Sherlock Holmes.

Scott has been featured in hundreds of news and business publications in print and on the web, in dozens of books, and on a variety of mainstream media, including Bloomberg, NBC, NPR, CNN, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal and more. Scott is a recognized thought leader in the communications and marketing industry and frequently speaks at events.

Scott received his Master's in Medical Science from Boston University's School of Medicine concurrently with his MBA from BU's Graduate School of Management. He lives in the greater Detroit area with his wife and three children, golfs all too infrequently, and has a hidden talent for voice over work.

Oh, and one last little-known fact: Scott coined the Oxford Dictionary of English-accepted  term "tweetup."

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