Month: May 2012

Sobering up from CrackBerry Addiction

I remember the day five years ago when I got my very first BlackBerry.  As a bright-eyed PR Account Coordinator moving up through the ranks, I thought I was Miss Big Shot owning my very own “too-cool-for-school” BlackBerry allowing me to stay connected 24/7 to important client-related messages, which only solidified my acceptance into the corporate culture.

Taking Calculated Risks

Earlier this week, we issued a press release about growth in our office in Providence.  In addition to celebrating our office’s sixth anniversary, we announced that we were recently selected to work with two leading technology companies in the area, Numark and Aquabotix, Inc.  We are proud of our relationship with these two companies and thought to share the good news.

Facebook Shrugged: the GM–Facebook Ad Saga

After General Motors, who’s next? That is, which brand is going to follow suit and either cut back or completely kill their Facebook ad campaigns just as GM has done, to much fanfare?  That is the question that marketers and investors everywhere are asking themselves just a few days before Facebook’s watershed $100 billion IPO this Friday.

Driving Creativity and Team Building: The 2012 Semi-Annual Matter Fun Olympics

Here at Matter we are always excited to carve out a little time for fun, so we are over-the-moon when we can combine some Matter Fun with creative team building as well. With an eye towards such high-brow professional development, this past week the Matter Providence office hosted is 2012 Semi-Annual Matter Fun Olympics. This year the Games (if you will) grew into a team sport,… Read more »

Matter Communications Celebrates Six Years in Rhode Island; Strengthens Partnerships with Local and National Clients

Providence, RI – Matter Communications a full-service public relations agency specializing in high-technology and consumer markets, is marking its sixth year in the Ocean State, having opened its Providence, Rhode Island, office in June of 2006. Annually, the Matter Providence office has expanded its headcount, footprint and client roster to become one of the area’s most active and preeminent agencies. Underscoring this growth is the Matter Providence office being… Read more »

A Lighter Side of PR

As PR pros, we write all day. But sometimes, our story is best told through visuals. With that, I leave you with some Monday morning entertainment:

I’d Like You. But I don’t Want to Get Fired.

We are lucky to live in a country where we can happily disagree (out loud) with each other on so many topics. But even the most polar of opposites in political opinion agree on this: we have a right to say whatever we want, so long as it doesn’t put others in harm’s way. That’s called free speech, and it’s protected by the Constitution. (I could… Read more »