International Communications Consultancy Appoints Phillip Sontag, Engagement Director, TJ Worley, Head of Project Management and Meridith Bridge, Associate Partner.


Instinctif Partners, one of the world’s fastest-growing international business communications consultancies, has expanded its U.S. capabilities in their New York and San Francisco offices.


Instinctif Partners has named communications professional Phillip Sontag as engagement director and management expert TJ Worley as head of project management for the West Coast. Meridith Bridge also joins as an associate partner in the New York office. 


The firm already has an established client base in the U.S. representing the likes of eBay, Starwood Hotels, Fragomen and Thomson Reuters.


Richard Nichols, CEO of Instinctif Partners said:


“This significant investment will enable us to continue to service our clients throughout the U.S. and globally. Engagement, a key offering from our San Francisco office, continues to be a business critical issue worldwide and a key driver of a company’s success. Whether a company is undergoing change or facing complex cultural issues Instinctif Partners’ engagement practice develops strategies to deliver a company’s promise engaging all of their key stakeholders from employees to customers. The expansion of our Corporate Affairs team in New York will also enable us to continue to grow this important part of our business communications offer.”


Philip Sontag, a communications veteran, has experience working with several global communications consultancies on internationally-known brands including GE, UPS, P&G, Unilever, Hennessy, Mercedes, Toyota and Kodak.


TJ Worley has more than 20 years of marketing communications and operational experience. She was a founding partner at a San Francisco Bay-Area marketing communications and advertising agency, serving global brands such as Google, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Yahoo, Abbott Laboratories and Genentech.


Meridith Bridge, a seasoned public relations professional joins Instinctif Partners to help grow its New York Corporate Affairs practice as Associate Partner. Meridith brings to Instinctif over 18 years of success cultivating client relationships and innovative marketing strategies as well as a strong media relations background.  Based in New York, Meridith will be responsible for Instinctif’s continued expansion into the U.S. marketplace. Prior to joining Instinctif Partners, Meridith spent the last six years as a media relations consultant supporting a variety of industries. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President with Metz Group LLC/Hullin Metz for ten years. She began her career at Abernathy MacGregor Group.


Nic Pearce, CEO and Managing Partner, Global Engagement commented:


“We are thrilled that Phillip, Meridith and TJ have joined Instinctif Partners to oversee and build our U.S. footprint. Their combined experience in communications, engagement, integrated marketing and management will set us up for continued success.”


Instinctif Partners’ San Francisco office is located at 550 Bryant St in the South of Market District. The New York Office is located at 109 West 27th St, New York.