Earlier today, Matter revealed that the company has acquired ThinkMedia PARTNERS, a growing boutique communications firm. ThinkMedia founder Tim Hurley joins the Matter team as Executive Vice President and a member of the firm’s senior staff. Matter also gains new faces in the offices as well as several additional clients. Combining the forces of these two agencies will increase the scale, service and offerings for our PR clients.
As a Matter employee (and seasoned PR practitioner), the initial news brought both excitement and a bit of trepidation. Questions about the transition rushed into my mind. What would this mean for our teams? Would the Matter office relocate? Would I get different clients? Of course, my unnecessary concerns were immediately put to rest once I met all the folks from ThinkMedia and our companies joined.
I’m happy (and lucky) to say that the ThinkMedia folks are a breeze to work with and I’m thoroughly enjoying getting to know them. I’ve even made a new yoga buddy!
Change, especially in the business world, is inevitable. As a longtime Matter employee, this change brings new opportunities, ideas and positive vibes to the office. I’m eager to see what else 2012 has in store.