In the last 27 years, Tunheim has turned more heads that you can count, filled huge stadiums with iconic events and influenced millions of customers.
We are a certified woman-owned business and a member of IPREX, the second largest independent agency network in the world. Equally important, we’ve built a reputation as having the experience, business savvy, and collaborative working style to help organizations navigate the complex business issues they face globally. Every day.
Review company milestones that have propelled Tunheim to become a highly respected and trusted consulting partner among clients across the globe:
Tunheim Santrizos Company formed by five colleagues leaving Honeywell, including Kathy Tunheim and the late Mario Santrizos.
Extensive work began with Target as their PR agency of record, including work on the value proposition that became the iconic, “Expect More, Pay Less.”
Undertook strategic communications assignments for Northwest Airlines, 3M, Tektronix and others, building a strong practice in corporate positioning and public relations planning.
Client work in education and community relations expanded significantly, including work for Minnesota’s Private Colleges that comprised both brand building and public affairs planning.
Bold expansion of the public affairs practice with the addition of experienced public policy experts and former elected officials.
Formalization of our “ACE” approach to talent, creating unique partnerships with external Affiliates, Consultants, and Experts.
Began media relations work for Meteorlogix, a global leader in technology support to key business sectors dependent on weather data.
Acquisition of Tunheim by GCI, the PR unit of Grey Global.
Began work with the Minnesota Twins to secure the team's future in the state with a new stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
Consultancy returns to independent status as Tunheim Partners.
Undertook a dramatic expansion of UnitedHealth Foundation's America's Health Rankings Report, developing extensive national exposure and detailed state-by-state reports to shape reform efforts.
Work for Meteorlogix expanded to support all of its parent company DTN.
Became a partner in IPREX, the global network of independently-owned strategic communications agencies.
Began work for Trane, a global leader in energy management systems.
Kathy Tunheim became global president of IPREX and committed to building the capacity of the network to deliver seamless client service on a global basis.
Tunheim began work to support Thermo King, a global leader in food transport, food security and safety.
Began assignment with USGA to evaluate its national business model of regional and state associations, given the changing demographics and economics of the game of golf.
Supported the winning bids to bring the Super Bowl in 2018 and the NCCA Final Four in 2019 to the Twin Cities, providing creative and strategic communications support to the host committees; also provided Major League Baseball communications support for the 2014 All Star Game.
Tunheim named marketing partner of PGA’s Ryder Cup 2016, securing the firm’s place as the go-to partner for sports and entertainment marketing.
Tunheim becomes certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
Tunheim celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Tunheim named Best in Business - Small Employer by Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
Kathy Tunheim named a 2017 Most Admired CEO by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
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