Category: Company Culture

Matter Celebrates October Wellness Month

Matter recognized October as Wellness Month across the agency. This month-long initiative gave employees an opportunity to focus on our physical and mental well-being, with the hope of picking up some new valuable takeaways we can use throughout our daily lives. Observed on October 10th, World Mental Health Day raises awareness and promotes individuals to view “mental health as valued, promoted and protected; where everyone has… Read more »

Matter Celebrates Pride Month

June is here, and with it arrives an endless array of warmth, love and rainbows. It’s time to get together to celebrate Pride month and all those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer — and their allies! In the U.S. and around the world, countless events are held during this time as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQ+ people have had throughout… Read more »

The Agency Experience: Paving A Path For Young Professionals

When you work in an agency, you’re surrounded by creative communicators who thrive on collaboration and the inherent energy that comes from such a group. You learn by listening to – and simply observing – peers and managers navigate client calls, media interactions and strategy sessions. You’re supported by that look from a colleague on a busy day signaling it’s time to go for a walk, grab… Read more »

Lending A Helping Hand: How Volunteering Has Evolved

Danielle Conlin, VP of Human Resources  One of my all-time favorite quotes is by Dr. Loretta Scott: “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”   When I joined Matter over six years ago, I took on the role of leading the Helping Hands program — our award-winning volunteering initiative. Our motto is, “People in need matter. Helping hands matter.” Over the years, we’ve partnered with organizations… Read more »

Women at Matter: Working in a women-dominated industry

In honor of Women’s History Month, our Women Professionals Circle is conducting an interview series highlighting perspectives of some of Matter’s female leaders on the issues and challenges women face in the workplace, in our culture and at home. Check out the past two conversations on Barriers + Challenges and Working + Parenting.  In our final interview, we focus on what it’s like working in a women-dominated industry, with some… Read more »

Women at Matter: Working + Parenting

 In honor of Women’s History Month, our Women’s Professionals Circle is conducting an interview series highlighting perspectives of some of Matter’s female leaders on the issues and challenges women face in the workplace, in our culture and at home. Check out last week’s conversation on Barriers + Challenges. This week’s interview focuses on what it’s like to have two full-time jobs: working and parenting.  Question: What’s… Read more »

Women at Matter: Barriers + Challenges in the Workplace and Beyond

In honor of Women’s History Month, our Women’s Professionals Circle is conducting an interview series highlighting perspectives of some of Matter’s female leaders on the issues and challenges women face in the workplace, in our culture and at home. After voting on which topics our group wanted the interviewees to shed light on, we’ll be focusing on “Barriers + Challenges,” “Parenting + Working,” and “Advice to Younger Women +… Read more »

Black History – and Black Culture – Matters All Year Long, Not Just in February

Yesterday marked the first day of Black History Month – an annual celebration of achievements by Black individuals and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. As my colleague Marissa Lindstrom stated in her email to our agency announcing the ways we are marking the occasion this year, it’s an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the contributions of African Americans — because… Read more »

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 »