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Scott Monty
Works at Scott Monty Strategies
Attended Boston University Graduate School of Management
Lives in Ann Arbor
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Principal and Owner
  • Scott Monty Strategies
    Principal, 2014 - present
    We are a consultancy that extends industry-lauded corporate and digital experience to brands and agencies to help their communications and marketing efforts succeed.
  • SHIFT Communications LLC
    Executive Vice President of Strategy, 2013 - 2014
  • Ford Motor Company
    Global Head of Social Media, 2007 - 2013
  • crayon
    Consigliere, present
  • PJA Advertising + Marketing
    Account Director, present
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Ann Arbor
Boston - Connecticut
Keynote speaker, advisor and strategic communications consultant at Scott Monty Strategies; husband, dad, voice over artist, golfer and man about town.
Best dressed man in the social media industry.

He has been called "an unstoppable force of nature," "the best corporate social media lead on the planet," and Alan Mulally, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, called him "a visionary."

As principal of Scott Monty Strategies, he counsels brands and agencies on strategy, executive communications, influencer management, the customer experience, and digital initiatives.

Scott spent six years as the global head of social media at Ford Motor Company, where he was a strategic advisor on all social media activities across the company, from blogger relations to marketing support, customer service to internal communications and more. Scott's counsel on social media was sought out by leaders from many facets of Ford's business.

Scott served as Consigliere for crayon and spent a number of years with PJA Advertising + Marketing, a boutique BtoB agency specializing in health sciences & high tech.

In addition to his consulting and agency background, Scott is an active blogger and podcaster. He writes about the intersection of advertising, marketing and PR at The Social Media Marketing Blog and also writes The Baker Street Blog and co-hosts the podcast I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere. Scott has been featured in hundreds of news and business publications in print and on the web, in nearly twenty books, and on a variety of broadcast media, including NPR, CNN and Fox Business News. Scott is a recognized thought leader in the social media industry and frequently speaks at industry 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 two young sons, golfs all too infrequently, and has a hidden talent for voice over work.

Scott is on the board of directors for the American Marketing Association, the board of trustees of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and is an advisor for Crowd Companies, My Dealer Service, and RPM Ventures and its portfolio companies.

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One last little-known fact: Scott coined the Oxford Dictionary of English-accepted term "tweetup."
  • Boston University Graduate School of Management
    Business Administration, 1993 - 1996
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical Science, 1992 - 1996
  • Boston University
    Classical Civilization, 1988 - 1992
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Scott Monty: The Week in Digital — November 23, 2015

Advertising is annoying — mostly because it lacks trust, tips for marketers starting out and looking for boardroom seats, what ISIS has that

Scott Monty: The Week in Digital — November 16, 2015

Crisis hits Paris and technology companies swing into action, the relationship between Facebook and publishers gets complicated, IBM's globa

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere: ComicFlix Creates a New Take On Old Sherl...

An Indiegogo campaign needs your help to make Sherlock Holmes the first hero to be transferred from video to comics with ComicFlix's new tec

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere: Mr. Holmes on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming ...

Mr. Holmes is now available for ordering on Amazon. Get it in time for the holiday season!

Are You Offering Too Many Choices?

The decisions that consumers are faced with has gotten out of control. It's the marketer's responsibility to incite emotion and remove choic

Scott Monty: The Week in Digital - October 19, 2015

The triumph of a whistleblower, getting dangerously close to Orwell's vision, Playboy strips out the photos, open unhappiness at PepsiCo, Tw

Seth's Blog: On feeling like a failure

Feeling like a failure has little correlation with actually failing. There are people who have failed more times than you and I can count, w

A Clintonian Misdirection on Drug Prices - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Scott Gottlieb writes about government regulations that make drug prices higher than they need to be, and why Hi

Scott Monty: The Week in Digital - September 28, 2015

While ad blocking continues, trust blocking seems to be of greater concern, the Internet idiot of the week, the future of TV is the web, Goo

Scott Monty: On Perception

Advertising man Rory Sutherland raises some great points worth pondering in this TED Talk from October 2009. He notes that most problems are

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Scott Monty: The Week in Digital - August 31, 2015

Over 1 billion served on Monday, the New York Times increasingly relies how T-Mobile changed the wireless industry, giving consu

Scott Monty: The Uber of Legal and Identity Theft Services

Do you know the difference between identity theft monitoring and restoration? And when you need many different types of lawyers, where do yo

Scott Monty: The Week in Digital - August 3, 2015

A dentist and the Internet claim their latest victims, the rise of BuzzFeed TV, few brands are prepared for moments of intent, Twitter doesn

Does a Dead Kazakh KGB Chief Own Sherlock’s House?

A new transparency report links Rakhat Aliyev, the former son-in-law of Kazakhstan’s dictator, to a famed Baker Street address in London.

Scott Monty: This Week in Digital - July 19, 2015

A new Pew study on getting news from social networks, the Reddit soap opera continues, Amazon Primes the pump, Google on the search for an S

Legal settlement clears way for U.S. release of ‘Mr. Holmes,’ a film bas...

The film, which stars Ian McKellen as the retired sleuth living in coastal England after moving away from London, is based on a novel by San

Facebook content strategy is a timebomb for inbound marketing

The direction of inbound leads is turning outward as the Facebook content strategy requires content on their site.

Scott Monty: This Week in Digital - June 28, 2014

The role of the CMO in the culture wars, the future of customer experience, new search and targeting features on Instagram, Facebook wants y