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Episode 11: Scott Monty of Shift Communications

The Police Podcast

Release Date: 02/21/2015

In this episode of The Police Podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Scott Monty.

I have been a huge fan of Scott’s going back to late 2008 early 2009 when he was the head of social at Ford. 

Scott is now the VP of Strategy at SHIFT Communications where he continues to forge new paths in communications and relationship building.

Scott completely gets social media marketing and communications. His knowledge and insight are fascinating. If you can’t learn from what he does and the way he thinks, then there is no hope for you.

Scott has a weekly newsletter that I devour when it comes out. He provides awesome information for the world of digital and social media communications, what's hot, what's new and what you should be doing. Subscribe to it here:

Here is Scott’s full bio:

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.

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 
ScottMonty.com 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.

You can find Scott on Twitter

Digital Interests: http://www.scottmonty.com/

Shift Communications: http://www.shiftcomm.com/

I Hear Of Sherlock Everywhere:  http://www.ihearofsherlock.com/

IHOSE Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-hear-of-sherlock-everywhere/id258126625?mt=2