Matter West Continues Steady Growth with Leadership Appointments and Client Additions

By Matter

Integrated PR Agency Achieves Significant Growth in Boulder, CO and Portland, OR.

BOSTON – May 5, 2020 – Matter Communications — a Brand Elevation Agency specializing in PR, social media, creative services and digital marketing — has continued its momentum across Matter West in Boulder, CO and Portland, OR. The diverse group of professionals between the two offices work with clients located throughout the region including San Francisco and Silicon Valley, CA. Matter West’s momentum is highlighted by leadership promotions, an office expansion and key new client additions, including Jama Software, Hazelcast, Act-On Software and Virsec.

As part of its strategy to drive Matter West’s success, Maria Brown has been promoted to general manager. In 2019, Brown led the agency’s Boulder team to a 47% increase in year-over-year sales, serving as a driving force for client and agency success. In her new role, Brown will work closely with newly promoted Vice President Amanda King out of the Boulder office and Vice President and Portland office lead Meghan Gardner to support new business initiatives, current clients and the thriving team culture.

Matter West’s momentum has been propelled by new client relationships and expanded programs with disruptive companies, including:

Act-On Software: The leader in marketing automation solutions that helps create great customer experiences and grow businesses.

Hazelcast: Delivers the in-memory computing platform that empowers Global 2000 enterprises to achieve ultra-fast application performance – at any scale.

Jama Software: The leading platform for requirements, risk and test management.

Virsec: The industry leader in protecting critical applications during runtime.

“When we started working with Matter, we knew to expect a team that would not only secure media coverage, but one that would act as a force multiplier for our comms program,” said Matt Wolpin, director of communications and customer advocacy at Hazelcast. “In Matter, we have a true partner that brings creative thinking and a sound understanding of our business to help us cut through the noise and rise above the competition.”

Matter West was established in 2013 with the acquisition of a boutique PR firm in Portland, OR. In 2015, its footprint expanded with the opening of an office in Boulder, CO. Under the leadership of Maria Brown, the once lean office has since doubled its physical space on Pearl Street, allowing room for continued growth. Matter West’s offices are now home to more than 30 talented PR and digital marketing pros, designers and videographers, offering a full suite of integrated marketing solutions for brands throughout the region.

“The growth of Matter West is more than a story of signing new clients,” said Mandy Mladenoff, President of Matter. “It is a testament to the strength in leadership that continues to motivate and create hard-working, committed employees—no matter what challenges come our way. I’m proud of this team, both for the exceptional work they do and for the collaborative, fun, impactful culture they have built.”

With 200 professionals across offices in Boston and Newburyport, MA, Portsmouth, NH, Providence, RI, Pittsburgh, PA, Boulder, CO, and Portland, OR, Matter is one of the fastest-growing PR, creative services and digital marketing firms in the country. Matter has won 12 “Agency of the Year” accolades in the past three years and has been consistently recognized as a top place to work.

About Matter Communications

Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency unifying PR, creative services and digital marketing into strategic, content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. Founded in 2003, with seven offices spanning North America, Matter works with the world’s most innovative companies across healthcare, high-technology, consumer technology and consumer markets. For more information, visit



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