Author: Scott Signore
Enter 2017: The Year of the Brand Elevation Agency.
When you think about it, something had to give. Everything changes, and the communications world is hardly immune to the digital upheaval forcing so many industries to innovate or, conversely, die on the vine. To be crystal clear, public relations is – and always will be — central to what we do here at Matter (we are so proud to have been named Midsize PR Firm… Read more »
How Has PR Changed? See Our New Website
I’ve read – and written – plenty of stories and blog posts about how PR is a different gig than it was even 10 years ago. It’s obvious to me because I see what our teams at Matter create, execute and analyze every single day. But today I found an interesting visual snapshot of just how far the PR world has come since we first hung… Read more »
Leaders Matter: Announcing an Agency President
Today, Mandy Mladenoff was promoted to President here at Matter. In her new position, Mandy will guide our agency’s strategy while managing our dynamite people, and she will be even more active in planning for our future growth. She will provide teams with direction, clients with counsel, and lead our offices with the smart, savvy and engaging professional demeanor that has been a constant throughout her… Read more »
BBJ: Matter 3rd Largest Boston PR Agency
I’m thrilled that the Boston Business Journal recognized Matter as the third largest PR and social media firm in the Greater Boston area, and that we’ve enjoyed a steady upward trajectory for each year of our existence. It’s a testament to our tremendous staff and our agency’s enterprising spirit. But the story of our success is also intertwined with Boston’s emergence as a true innovation hub,… Read more »
Matter Reaches 500 Hours of Volunteerism!
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” – Arthur Ashe I am excited to share that the talented professionals here at Matter have reached their objective of dedicating more than 500 hours of volunteer time to worthy entities and initiatives across five offices nationwide. Since the start of the year our dynamite staff served meals at homeless… Read more »
Spring Cleaning in the PR World
The sun is shining here in New England, so there’s hope that the spring season has finally arrived. And, with warm weather and sunny skies comes the thought of spring cleaning – getting the things around you in order so you can make the most of every day. Here are a few tips for corporate-side public relations managers who may want to seize the season and… Read more »
Why our acquisition of video agency Skyscope makes sense
Earlier this week, we shared news about Matter acquiring Skyscope, an established video services agency with offices in Cambridge and Worcester, Massachusetts, and I’m elaborating on this event and sharing a few reasons why this deal makes good sense – for our agency, our clients and for the dynamite gang at Skyscope: First, every smart and savvy marketing organization should deliver compelling visual content to the… Read more »
Does your PR Agency “Do” Video?
The statistics are everywhere: people are hungry for online video. Overall, research estimates that the number of video views among Internet users grows north of 25 percent per year. If you think that number is going to recede any time soon, you’re likely also banking on the fax machine as the future of lead generation. So what has this to do with public relations? Here are… Read more »
Celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day Matter
Few dates on the calendar mean more to the PR and social media experts at Matter Communications than St. Patrick’s Day. That Irish holiday represents an opportunity for deliberate merriment – as opposed to ad hoc happiness that occurs with tremendous regularity! – with colleagues and co-workers. Our agency heritage runs through a community with tremendous Irish roots, and many of our staffers have Irish in… Read more »
The Importance of a Top-Notch Tone
Having worked at a number of PR agencies before Matter – and proudly sharing that I had a great experience at each stop! – I can credibly comment on the kind of in-office behavior that helps keep an environment professional even when tension with clients and colleagues arises. It’s important for staff at all levels to operate in a way that supports professionalism in the office,… Read more »
Why I Get Amped When Visiting Our PR and Social Media Office in Portland!
Last week I shared some thoughts related to the experience that clients have when engaged with a PR and social media agency that has a national presence – and this week I had the opportunity to spend some time with my dynamite crew of professionals in one of our offices on the West Coast. Here are a few reasons why I get pumped when I visit… Read more »
Why selecting a PR agency with a national presence Matters
The opening of our new and expanded office in Boston has me thinking about all of our office locations – 5 nationwide – and how we’ve situated our smart and savvy staff in regions that directly benefit our clients. Here are a few credible reasons as to why clients should consider PR and social media agencies with the depth and breadth of multiple geographies. First, it… Read more »