2007 Montieth & Company was founded
We were founded as a specialist corporate and financial communications consultancy to advise on corporate critical issues and events. This work accelerated with counsel to clients impacted by the Bear Stearns ABS Hedge Fund failure in mid-2007 followed by a long series of management advisory and media relations engagements resulting from the Great Financial Crisis. This included advising victims of the Madoff Fraud and Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
As markets stabilized, we launched a marketing communications practice focused on the financial and professional services sectors, which added to our issues management, crisis and litigation PR work.
2009 Attained our first ex-U.S. client
Our first cross-border client came in 2009 when we launched a new investment strategy for U.K. asset manager Standard Life Investments (now Aberdeen Standard Investments) in the U.S. media market.
2011 Deepened our cross-border expertise
Our cross-border expertise deepened with the support we provided Brazilian investment bank Itaú BBA. We also expanded our work with global institutional asset managers and other financial services companies. As we grew, we diversified our client base by sector and added content and thought leadership development capabilities to our core media relations work.
2014 Grew our litigation practice
We expanded our litigation practice globally, working on numerous special situations matters involving multiple media markets and jurisdictions. This included cases of Nazi-looted art throughout Europe and the U.S., and litigation to protect the rights of 401k plan savers and retirees.
2016 Established a foothold in EMEA
We expanded our operations to Europe with the launch of our first global hub in London. The expansion provided our U.S. clients with a platform to reach not just the U.K. market but also media in continental Europe. As the office grew, we took on clients needing representation both in the U.K. and the U.S. which began to formally frame our flexible, integrated and efficient cross-border service model across all of our practice groups.
2018 Established public affairs practice
Our team members have extensive experience working within local, state, and federal governments and in the non-profit sector. Their expertise serves as a guiding blueprint for how we structure our public affairs programs. Our holistic set of services includes legislative analysis, government relations, stakeholder engagement, and grassroots organizing. Our work in this area is guided by our corporate values and our commitment to improving the communities in which we operate.
2019 Expanded to APAC and launched Montieth SPRG
Montieth SPRG combines Montieth & Company and SPRG, Asia’s leading PR network with 15 offices in APAC and the only independent PR agency to have won the Asia Pacific Network of the Year title from PRWeek. This joining of forces is the result of a collaboration between the two agencies that stretches back over 20 years.
2020 Launched branding & website development practice
As part of our ever-evolving integrated marketing communication capabilities, we provide creative advisory, logo creation, website content and architecture services, and end-to-end in-house management and execution of website design and development. We work with creative experts who produce animated videos, b-roll, ads, graphics, and illustrations, among other marketing collaterals. Our team has experience with search engine optimization (SEO) which is at the core of our website development work.
2022 Expanded to Latin America
Montieth & Company has long worked with Brazilian companies seeking to build their brands in Europe and the U.S. We have also advised on investor relations for Brazilian enterprises that have U.S. investors and assisted with IPOs on the NASDAQ. As our global, cross-border work continues to expand, clients that we represent in multiple media markets retained us to also work in the Brazilian and Mexican media markets.