Tag: Boston

Get Out There on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. All throughout the world, individuals, colleagues, friends, family members, businesses and organizations are showing their support of women with demonstrations that range from gentle encouragement to groundbreaking stands against oppression. I count myself as extraordinarily lucky to work alongside some of the most intelligent, most passionate, most driven women – nay, people – I’ve ever known.  But there are many women… Read more »

Why Collaboration is Essential for Innovation in Boston – and PR

Boston has had quite the 2016, so far. Over the past six months, the city has experienced incredible milestones, further raising its notoriety as “The Hub” of innovation. Not only has Boston been ranked No. 1 among the top 25 startup hubs in the U.S. (over Silicon Valley, ask Sergey), it was named the future home of GE, witnessed Salesforce’s high-value acquisition of Demandware, and will… Read more »

Takeaways from the Innovation Conference for Boston Business Women

A group of lovely ladies represented Matter Communications at the first annual Boston Business Women Innovation Conference last week on Monday, May 9. The event featured an impressive list of female speakers, who each took the stage to share their insight and experiences with the community, including Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post. When asked to reflect on their favorite key takeaway, here’s what our Matter… Read more »

After GE, Boston's Next Whale Could be Big Blue

As everyone with a pulse knows Boston was unsuccessful in its bid for the 2024 Olympics (thank God!) but it did win the hotly-contested battle to get GE to relocate its corporate headquarters here later this year. So it begs the question: why stop there? What if another titan of industry with a significant footprint across Greater Boston followed suit? What if IBM decided to trump… Read more »

From Boston to Portland: a PR Brainstorm

Everyone knows the common saying among creative professionals: “There’s never a dumb idea while brainstorming.” Jokes aside, being a member of the Matter Communications team, whether in Portland or Newburyport, we often find ourselves searching for creative ideas among our colleagues, both on and off the account in question, to expand our clients’ reach within their respective industries. Matter has developed such a strong repertoire of… Read more »

Uber Cabs Finds Opportunity in a Crisis

Last week, United Steel Workers of America Local 8751, the labor union representing Boston city school bus drivers, created a crisis situation for themselves and every parent and child in Boston when they refused to pick up 33,000 school children at their bus stops Tuesday morning. Their intention was to voice grievances over supposed safety and performance improvements, but their actions made them look heartless, selfish,… Read more »

Matter Honored at BBJ Best Places to Work Event

  Last night Matter was honored as one of the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, ranking #5 in the Best PR/Communications category. That’s a big deal to us, because it was our employees’ surveys that won us the honor. The event, held at the iconic Want Theatre in Boston, MA, started off with a networking/cocktail hour that was generously sponsored by Samuel Adams, 90+… Read more »