Category: Company Culture

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 »

Out of Office with Senior Copywriter, Rory Nolan

When he’s not writing copy for various clients, Rory Thomas Nolan spends his time going back in time — as a Revolutionary War reenactor. Rory is the senior copywriter at Matter and has been at the company for over a year. Take a look inside the world of Revolutionary War living history in this installment of Matter Out of Office.   Q: Tell us about what… Read more »

Matter Helping Hands Recap: August 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. 161 volunteer hours! This past month, Matter employees nationwide reached a combined total of 161 volunteer hours. This brings the current yearly total to 1040… Read more »

Matter’s Helping Hands Recap: June 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. 129 volunteer hours! In June, our employees volunteered 129 total hours, bringing our year to date total to 744 hours! Below is a recap of events across… Read more »

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 »

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 »