Month: June 2019

Matter’s Open Door: Startup Edition

In June, Matter’s Open Door program conducted one of its free classes on PR, media relations and social media for startups. Below are some of the session’s best takeaways. I’m the only one on my team that has time to work with media. How should I approach it? It’s important to have a consistent contact person reaching out to the media in order to build a… Read more »

Media On The Move: Week of 6.17.2019

In 2009, newspapers died. According to Business Insider, in that year alone, 105 newspapers shut down, and 10,000 jobs were cut. The narrative is well-tread, and while newspapers never fully rebounded (and most likely will not), there are more than a handful to have successfully rolled out a subscription- or paywall-based model. Without delving into the genuine need for local news (which is too real), and… Read more »

Meet Meghan Gardner, PDX Vice President

Meet Meghan Gardner, the new VP of Public Relations in the Portland, Oregon office. Meghan recently relocated to Portland from the East Coast, where she spent about 12 years in the Boston area. Although a Western Massachusetts native, born and raised in the “Happy Valley”, Meghan spent a lot of her career traveling to various places near and far. We are happy to have Meghan join… Read more »

Matter’s Helping Hands Recap: May 2019

Matter’s Helping Hands initiative encourages a nationwide community service effort that is rewarding and fulfilling for all of the employees. With 1000 plus hours of impactful volunteer work done each year, Matter is truly making an impact on its surrounding communities. 84 volunteer hours! This past month, Matter employees nationwide reached a combined total of 84 volunteer hours. This brings the current yearly total to 615… Read more »