May 6, 2021, New York, NY—Montieth & Company, the global communications consultancy, was named a top 20 financial PR firm for revenue growth in 2020, according to the O’Dwyer’s 2021 Top PR Firms Rankings, out of 137 firms that participated. The company saw 20.4% growth in its 2020 net fees, compared to 2019, as it added clients across financial services, professional services, public affairs, and technology in the U.S. and globally.
“We are punching well above our weight in driving growth,” said Montieth M. Illingworth, CEO and Global Managing Partner of Montieth & Company. “That reflects the tremendous success of our business over the past year. We have expanded key client accounts, added a number of new clients in emerging sectors, and launched a new office in Hong Kong. I am immensely proud of what our team has accomplished while working remotely during a pandemic, which speaks to our unique integrated, flexible, and budget-efficient model.”
In addition, Montieth & Company was listed among the top financial PR firms for professional services (#25) and financial services/IR (#26), both industries where the company is already recognized as a leading boutique for marketing communications and PR, corporate and financial communications, litigation communications and issues management and crisis communications. The company has previously been named by Insider as one of the Top Boutique PR Firms and was listed on the New York Observer’s PR Power 50.
As one of the top financial PR firms, Montieth & Company made a series of strategic hires in 2020 to support its global growth. The company hired Cameron Penny as a Director in its London office in August 2020, overseeing the firm’s operations in EMEA. Cameron’s addition came at a time of sustained global growth for the company, and he will play a critical role in liaising with the Hong Kong and New York offices on the continued expansion of its cross-border business as part of M&Co’s Global Management Team.
In June 2020, Montieth & Company completed a rebrand that reflected its evolution into a global communications consultancy. Seventy percent of the company’s revenues come from cross-border accounts and its Global Account Teams service clients in multiple money and media markets. While deeply entrenched in the New York, London, and Hong Kong media markets, the company represents organizations from over a dozen countries, and its executive team speaks ten languages, making it stand out as one of the top financial PR firms.
In February 2021, the company announced its further expansion across Asia-Pacific markets with the launch of Montieth SPRG, a partnership with Strategic Public Relations Group (“SPRG”), one of the largest PR firms in Asia-Pacific. Montieth SPRG is headquartered in Hong Kong.
Montieth added, “Montieth SPRG will contribute significantly to our continued double-digit growth in 2021, providing new opportunities for clients to execute cross-border PR strategies through our integrated, flexible, and budget-efficient model that delivers unique, high-impact media results and measurable value.”