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How to Newsjack Your Way into Top-Tier Media

While we might not all be familiar with the Roman poet Horace, we all know his famous phrase, “carpe diem.” It’s a great principle to live by, but in PR seizing the day isn’t enough. You need to seize every moment, every trending story, every bit of news you can harness to elevate your client’s standing. We’re talking, of course, about newsjacking. Successful newsjacking demonstrates your… Read more »

Media on the Move: August 2023

With the final days of summer approaching, the “back to school” mentality has been prevalent across industries. And with no shortage of breaking healthcare headlines, August media moves were in full swing for healthcare reporters and editors — from promotions to departures to new employment opportunities. BBC News Global health correspondent, Naomi Grimley, leaves BBC News after 23 years. Previously, Grimley held the posts of political… Read more »

Want To Reach Gen Z? Matter to Host Webinar Revealing the New Rules of Consumer PR

Matter Shares Tips to Help PR, Social Media and Marketing Professionals Adapt Campaigns to Connect Brands with Gen Z Consumers BOSTON, Aug. 23, 2023 — Matter Communications — a Brand Elevation Agency that integrates PR, marketing and creative services — is hosting Reaching Gen Z: The New Rules of Consumer PR, a free, live webinar on Thursday, September 7, 2023. What:  Join us for a special… Read more »

Does Tech Have a Talent Problem? Pluralsight Names Matter AOR to Elevate Criticality of Technology Workfoce Development

Agency’s B2B Technology Team Grows Pluralsight’s Media Share of Voice with Comprehensive PR Program, Including Media Relations, Executive Thought Leadership, Content Development and More. BOSTON, August 15, 2023 — Matter Communications — a Brand Elevation Agency that integrates PR, marketing and creative services — today announced it has been named the agency of record (AOR) for Pluralsight, the leading technology workforce development company. Technology workforce development… 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 »

How to Grow Your Business with Media Coverage

“What do I do with media coverage once it comes in?” I’ve spent nearly two decades in PR, marketing and advertising, and I can count how many times this question has been asked on one hand. Far too few realize that what you do with media coverage is key to unlocking the ROI of public relations. Yes, quality coverage in the right places increases: But coverage… Read more »

Matter Adds Three Cybersecurity Brands That Help Organizations Better Protect Themselves Against Global threats Through Technology, Training + Awareness

Agency’s Growing Cyber Team Boosts Brand Awareness and Market Differentiation for New Clients – Including Acalvio, Cymulate and SANS Institute – Within Hypercompetitive Cybersecurity Sector BOSTON, June 21, 2023 — Matter Communications — a Brand Elevation Agency that integrates PR, marketing and creative services — today announced the continued momentum of its cybersecurity client portfolio highlighted by significant additions from across the security spectrum. “Amidst evolving… Read more »

Media on the Move: June 2023

We are kicking off the summer with the latest media moves within consumer, food & beverage, and entertainment. As journalists’ bandwidths continue to be stretched – especially with recent newsroom cutbacks and ongoing writer strikes – empathy is everything. Additionally, keep in mind that many journalists will be enjoying well-deserved “Summer Fridays” and vacations as we pitch them and work toward their deadlines. Food Network Magazine… Read more »