It’s official: after months of careful research and planning, today we open the doors to our new, full-service PR office in Portland, Oregon by acquiring The Hollenbeck Group in Portland. The new office will be run by long-time PR veteran Kent Hollenbeck, who joins Matter as Vice President.
Effective immediately, Matter Communications has a bona fide West Coast presence strategically located in a burgeoning city full of promising technology and consumer companies as well as PR talent. Moreover, the location positions Matter squarely within shouting distance of key geographies such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Boise, where a healthy number of Matter’s existing clients reside.
I’m thrilled about this move, which comes on the heels of an earlier announcement that we’ve opened an office in Boston’s Innovation District. Our careful expansion directly reflects the continued health of our business, which is owed to the tremendous work and spirit of our 60+ staff of talented PR professionals.
Kent and his team are an exciting addition to our staff, and their collective experience working with technology companies is a perfect complement to Matter’s 10-year history . He’s philosophically aligned with Matter’s approach to client services, which is to say he knows that smart strategy and flawless execution are critical ingredients for client longevity in today’s demanding PR environment.
To our existing clients, today is a good day because it means we have you covered with a physical presence from coast to coast. And to our new friends in Portland and across the West Coast, I’d love a chance to meet with you on one of my upcoming trips out West.
Onward and upward!