Cognito Selected by Thoughtworks as North American Agency of Record

Firm to provide corporate, financial and digital communications advisory as Thoughtworks reinforces its premium reputation following IPO

Addition strengthens Cognito’s existing portfolio of professional services clients looking to enhance corporate reputation and drive brand awareness.

Cognito, a leading communications firm for financial, technology and professional services organizations, announced today that it has been selected to represent Thoughtworks (Nasdaq: TWKS), one of the world’s premier technology consultancies. Cognito will be Thoughtworks’ agency of record (AOR) in North America (NA), where the firm’s senior advisors will deliver corporate, financial and digital communications advisory to Thoughtworks NA marketing and communications team, building on the momentum of its initial public offering in September 2021. The new partnership will be led by Sean McCarthy, executive vice president and head of corporate communications for Cognito US.

The new business win is a significant addition to Cognito’s client portfolio of professional services organizations looking to enhance corporate reputation and brand awareness, which has become increasingly important – and challenging – in today’s hyper-competitive business-to-business market.

Thoughtworks will look to Cognito to help the organization not only drive brand awareness and carve out its competitive advantage but also navigate an increasingly complex multi-stakeholder world through Cognito’s Executive Positioning and Thought Leadership service offerings, which will advance Thoughtworks’ efforts to drive change through responsible and ethical technology.

“For nearly 30 years, Thoughtworks has been making an extraordinary impact on the technology industry as companies transition to a digital-first future. But Thoughtworks has done so quite organically,” said Andrew Marshall, vice chair and managing director at Cognito. That is why we are excited to partner with them on a journey that elevates their reputation, positioning it among the foremost tech consultancies in the world. Cognito’s corporate communications advisors will work closely with senior members of Thoughtworks’ management team to reinforce the organization’s thought leadership at the intersection of technology and society.”

Linda Horiuchi, head of global public relations at Thoughtworks, said, “As we moved into the next phase of our journey as a public company, we searched for a public relations agency partner to help us write our next chapter. The Cognito team impressed us with its equally collaborative and inclusive culture, passion for excellence and fresh approaches. We are well on our way to becoming an integrated team with a strong focus on influencing key stakeholders on our pioneering thought leadership to reinforce our premium brand position.”

Cognito works with a range of executives across finance, technology and professional services – some of them established Fortune 500 and IDC 100 leaders, others managing disruptive financial technology start-ups and challenger brands – building strong, proactive positioning programs founded on authenticity, trust and transparency.

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