Tim Montgomery

Vice President

A trusted advisor, marketing communications executive and public relations veteran with extensive experience leading teams on both sides of the agency/client desk, Tim has represented a diverse roster of clients in the consumer, business-to-business and not-for-profit space. He provides counsel to clients on the best use of communications and strategies to advance their business goals in highly competitive markets. He also helps clients articulate their business strategy and vision to better tell their brand story to key audiences. An effective strategist, Tim enjoys collaborating with clients and agency team members to develop ideas that achieve business objectives, deliver positive results and take new and existing brands to the next level. He is also involved in identifying and developing long-term relationships and business opportunities with new client partners to ensure continued growth and success for the agency.

Like most former trade journalists, Tim has a sharp awareness of current events, newsworthy topics and trending issues, which helps him best determine how to insert a client into the conversation. He's also no stranger to writing under tight deadlines and being a quick study on a variety of new subjects on a daily -- and sometimes hourly -- basis. As a seasoned writer and editor, Tim is adept at transforming complex concepts into clear messages that resonate with targeted audiences

Tim has turned his passion for creativity, writing and storytelling into his career. Ever since he started scribbling short stories in composition books and reading the daily newspaper at the age of five, Tim was destined for a career in public relations. Born in St. Louis, Tim lived in five different states before his twelfth birthday, an experience that sparked a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and communities and taught him the importance of networking, embracing change, being resourceful and living in the moment. He considers the Chicago area as his home and is a diehard Bears, Blackhawks and Cubs fan. His passions include cooking and grilling, reading, writing, sports and music -- especially soul, blues and rock 'n roll. Outside the office, Tim enjoys spending time with his three children and his dog, Guinness, pushing the culinary envelope in the kitchen and reading a good novel by the fire with a glass of bourbon.

Areas of expertise

Account management, advertising, branding, broadcast communications, business development, community relations, copywriting, crisis communications, dealer/distributor communications, digital marketing, direct marketing, employee communications, event marketing, integrated marketing communications, leadership communications, media training, media/public relations, message and content development, product placement, project management, reputation management, research, SEO, social media, sports marketing and strategic marketing communications

Client experience

Bacardi & Company Ltd.; Bison Gear & Engineering; CASE Construction Equipment; CNH; Continental Airlines; Downtown St. Charles Partnership; ECHO Incorporated; Elgin Sweeper; Ford Power Products; Fox Valley Hands of Hope; FS Solutions Group; Guzzler Manufacturing; HLR Engineering; Hyundai Forklift; Illinois Dept. of Transportation; Jetstream of Houston; Kraft Foods; Kobelco Construction Machinery America; Lafarge North America; Lake Lawn Resort; Mitutoyo America; NationaLease; NEC Technologies; New Holland Construction; NORIX Group, Inc.; Pheasant Run Resort; SANY America; Shindaiwa USA; Sumida America Inc.; Supply-Chain Services, Inc.; Terramac LLC; The Topps Company; Vactor Manufacturing; Westech Vac Systems and White International

Industry experience

Construction, consumer packaged food and beverage, electronics, engineering, environmental safety, heavy equipment, hospitality, HVAC/R, landscaping, manufacturing, off-highway equipment, product testing and certification, telecommunications and transportation

Awards and recognitions

Tim’s work has earned two Silver Anvil Awards and a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence from the PRSA, a Silver Quill Award of Merit from the IABC and a “Measures of Success” Marketing Award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers PICA (Publications in Construction & Agriculture) group.

Industry memberships

Public Relations Society of America


Recent CHI Chatter Articles by Tim