Category: Strategy

Six PR + Marketing Must-Haves for B2B Brands

And here we are – rapidly approaching the end of the year, taking virtual cover as Year End analyses, Q1 strategic plans and drafts of annual reports fly in all directions. ’Tis the season of discovering where we’ve been and deciding where we’d like to go. Companies across verticals are taking this opportunity to examine their unexpected successes, their continued challenges and how they will communicate… Read more »

Why Reputation Management Is Essential In 2024

Reputation management can be easy to push to the side. Your brand is checking the boxes, you’re staying out of the media spotlight and you have happy customers – what’s wrong with all that? What is reputation management, anyway? Reputation management is one facet of crisis and strategic communications, focused on building a strategy to maintain the perception of your brand among your stakeholders. Managing a… Read more »

Ask a PR Pro: How do I Get my Products Into Holiday Gift Guides?

We regularly sit down with a member of Matter’s Precision team to ask how PR professionals can put best practices into action. This month, we asked Account Director, Kat Aronofsky, how brands can get their products into holiday gift guides. Kat has led consumer PR teams to critical coverage in Forbes, NYT Wirecutter, TODAY, Buzzfeed, Good Housekeeping, New York Magazine, Popsugar and more.  The holiday season… Read more »

Black Hat 2023 Recap: What Happened in Vegas

Black Hat USA – now in its 26th year – attracts an eclectic mix of hackers, academics, researchers, press, marketers, techies and vendors to discuss, debate and display the latest in cybersecurity. For those who didn’t make it to the conference and wondering what went down, here’s a recap of my two days on the ground in Vegas. Because not everything that happens in Vegas needs… Read more »

ePlurbus Unum: How to Repurpose Old Content into Fresh Digital Assets

The content your brand creates is kind of like a Gremlin. From a single specimen, you can create many. But unlike those pint-sized pals, it takes more than food after midnight and a little bit of water to make the magic happen. Also, your content probably won’t take over your town and ruin the holidays. It can be hard to keep generating content while you’re focusing… Read more »

Media on the Move: July 2023

While summer may be sweltering, it’s artificial intelligence (AI) that’s heating up tech. Despite rapid AI adoption across industries, the bots won’t be replacing tech journalists any time soon. In fact, the industry is hiring even more journalists dedicated to covering the latest in AI and technology — ensuring readers never miss a beat. Bloomberg Shirin Ghaffary will be joining the organization in September as a… Read more »

Matter Social Second: July 2023

Welcome to the Matter Social Second — keeping you current about what’s trending in social media. From TikTok music licensing to the whirlwhind around X, we’re sharing the most important and impactful social stories from July. Click each headline to see the full story. TikTok Announces New Music Licensing Agreement with Warner Music TikTok has partnered with Warner Music, giving users access to Warner’s complete music… Read more »

Is Threads the Next Big Thing?

Earlier this month, Meta released its new platform “Threads, an Instagram app” on the App Store. Threads “is where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow.” The app has already reached over 100 million users, thanks to its connection with Instagram, which allows users to quickly create accounts, follow their existing Instagram followers and populate… Read more »

Three Things Greentech Marketers Need to Know

Greentech companies are experiencing an exciting moment in time. While new funding for startups may have gotten off to a slower start this year, the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act continues to juice an already-accelerating industry. With such a broad horizon for the sustainability industry, marketing and communication teams have an excellent opportunity to dig into the white space and create new avenues for brand… Read more »

How to drive your business forward with data-backed intelligence

In a Harvard Business Review Survey of 10,000 senior business leaders, 97 percent believe that being strategic is the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success — yet 96 percent lack the time for it. We hear this firsthand from marketing leaders and their teams who struggle to step out of daily execution and into deep, strategic thinking to position themselves for long-term success. So… Read more »

Finding Solutions in Healthcare Amidst the Economic Downturn

Amidst an uncertain economic future, healthcare leaders are reflecting on lessons learned in 2022, building out budgets for 2023, and planning for the year ahead. As the country contends with a health system that many believe is broken, both established and emerging organizations across the healthcare continuum are learning the value of putting the patient first, above all else. At this critical moment in the evolution… Read more »

You Landed a Big Round of Funding! Now What?

Not all venture capital (VC) funding rounds are created equal. The quality and quantity of media coverage your brand generates depends on a number of factors including: You’ll need to understand your position relative to all of these factors, while designing and executing a rock-solid PR plan that leaves room for flexibility. If you secure a sizable round of funding, there is inevitable pressure to generate… Read more »