Category: Company Culture

Matter Sustainability: Doing More to Waste Less

Summer is in full swing here at Matter, and it’s wild. Yeah, you heard us right: WILD. OK maybe it’s not slip-n-sliding-to-Coolio’s “Fantastic Voyage” or ghost-riding-a-Maserati-in-Palm-Springs wild, but definitely wild in the seeing-each-other-in-person, offices-opening-back-up, oh-you’re-taller-than-I-thought-you-were sense of the word. And now that we have a renewed sense of purpose and our collective energy to back it up, we’ve got work to do. Wild work. But what… Read more »

How Social Media Is Increasing Visibility for Non-Binary People

Today, we’re celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day! Non-Binary People’s Day is recognized around the world as an occasion to shine a light on those who identify as non-binary and celebrate the rich diversity of the community.  The term “non-binary” describes someone who does not identify exclusively with the binary gender terms of male or female. Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman or as falling completely outside these categories. Some non-binary people also identify as transgender, though not all… Read more »

Beyond the Rainbow: Designing with Pride

A behind the scenes look at how our motion graphics designers/animators work with inclusivity in mind this month and every month. Joe Skoniecki and Sarah Delahunty share their creative processes and personal sentiments behind Matter’s newest Pride animations.  Rockets. Shooting for the stars. Reaching beyond. The endless possibility of space. That’s what I wrote down in my work notebook when I started sketching out ideas for… Read more »

Choose to Challenge and Choose to Share: Perspectives from Women of Matter

In honor of Women’s History Month, we tapped members of our Women Professionals Circle to share personal perspectives about being a woman in the workforce today along with how they are working toward setting positive examples of female leadership. This topic is especially pertinent given the troubling stats of how many women have left the workforce throughout the pandemic due to often unfair expectations of women having to… Read more »

Intersectional Feminism in PR + Marketing

As we continue celebrating Women’s History Month and the achievements of women around the world, we wanted to spotlight an important concept all professionals – especially those in PR and Marketing – should familiarize themselves with and incorporate into their daily approaches to both internal and client-facing interactions. Read on as our Women Professionals Circle explores intersectional feminism and why it should inform your brand strategy and communications…. Read more »

Black Voices – and Diversity – Matter All Year Long, Not Just in February

If you’ve been following Matter’s social media channels, you likely noticed that each day throughout February, our Diversity Committee teamed up with our Professionals of Color Circle to share posts that spotlighted Black pioneers, activists and leaders. We highlighted contributions in industries from PR and social media, to science, healthcare and technology with daily tweets, and amplified many of those with LinkedIn and Instagram content as… Read more »

Matter Accelerates Diversity + Inclusion Initiatives in 2020: Joins MassTLC’s Tech Compact

With so many racially divisive events and tragedies dominating the news cycle, taking over social media and transforming our conversations, it’s worth restating that diversity and inclusion is exceptionally important to us at Matter. As this summer marked two years since Matter’s D&I initiative and Diversity Committee kicked off, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and – more importantly –… Read more »

Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, From Home

A Green Guide from the Matter team April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and what we now recognize as the modern environmental movement. Most years, one billion individuals from 190 countries participate in Earth Day activities like roadside or river cleanups, planting trees, or starting community garden programs. So what will Earth Day look like this year while the majority of Americans… Read more »

Matter Celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. On that note, this year’s campaign theme is #EachforEqual, because equality is not just a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive, and can help the… Read more »

Work/Life Balance is the Key to Success for Many 40 Under 40 Honorees

In early February, Denver entrepreneurs, philanthropists and business leaders convened at the Fillmore Auditorium to recognize the 2020 class of 40 Under 40 recipients. Some of the city’s fastest-growing companies were on hand, with honorees from Guild Education, Flowhub, Geospiza, to name a few. While the ceremony kicked off with remarks from Colorado Governor Jared Polis, who joked that when he was honored with the award… Read more »

The Importance of Diversity and Recognizing Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and that can bring about interesting opportunities for reflection at any workplace, but especially at an agency like ours. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ethnic makeup of the PR industry in the U.S. is nearly 88% white — with just more than 8% African American, and an even smaller number of Asian and Latinx American professionals accounting for the rest of the professionals in our field.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Q&A with Level Ex

Today, February 11th, marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate the scientific accomplishments of women around the globe, Matter’s Women Professionals Circle teamed up with Matter client Level Ex, creator of industry-leading medical video games for physicians. We spoke with Victoria Perizes, Senior Biomedical Solutions Specialist at Level Ex, to discuss the importance of science, her journey in the industry and being a… Read more »

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Industry trends, client successes and rock star employees here at Matter kept our blog content strong this year. To make sure you didn’t miss anything, we rounded up our top 10 most visited Matter blog posts of the year. #1. Matter’s Newest Boomerang Employee: Melissa Murtagh After leaving Matter in 2016, Melissa returned in June smiling and excited to be back as the newest member of… Read more »