Tag: Life at Matter

7 Life Lessons Learned in PR

Tomorrow marks my 120th day working at PR Agency, Matter Communications. While they may seem like the fastest four months of my life, they also have been the most valuable. Working in public relations teaches you many things, some of which are important life lessons that will serve you both in your professional career and in everyday life. Here are seven life lessons I have learned… Read more »

4 Tips for Getting Work Done – Anywhere

Here at Matter, our team of 80 plus employees works out of four main offices: the Newburyport headquarters, Boston, Providence and Portland, Oregon. In addition to those four offices, we also have other small offices that team members work out of, and we all share the need to occasionally work from home, especially since most of us are located in New England and road conditions can… Read more »

‘@MatterComm – We're on Instagram!

I actually intended to register Matter Communications on Instagram months ago, but then the whole “Instagram is going to sell your photos” thing happened. So, I waited to see what would come next… But I’m tired of waiting – Instagram is just too darn fun NOT to use! I’ve been using Instagram for about a year now, since I purchased my first iPhone. I know, I… Read more »

Great Places to Work Matter

Matter Communications was named among the Boston Business Journal’s 2012 “Best Places to Work.” That’s a big deal to us, because our employees nominated the company, and it was their surveys that won us the honor. We all work hard and also take the time to make our work environment supportive, creative and fun! There was plenty to see at the BBJ’s breakfast honoring all the… Read more »

Work, Play and Social Good Matters

What do I love most about public relations? People work hard to play hard. PR people are a special breed – including us “agency-folk” working with several clients at once. As Sam Fletcher recently pointed out, PR execs are listed as having the seventh most stressful job out there according to this year’s CareerCast survey. That said, we here at Matter have endeavored to find the… Read more »

The Subtleties of a Good Job

Now that we’ve turned the calendar into the month of October, we also are kicking off the fall season. It’s somewhat bittersweet to open the fall, as it signals the end to summer here in Newburyport, but on the plus side there isn’t much that beats a walk through the town center as the leaves are changing.

Down to the Wire

Thoughtful preparation months in advance. Planning phone calls with the client. Carefully crafted press releases and pitches. Emails filled with logistics. No matter how much preparation – whether it’s for a two hour media event, two day media tour or week long trade show – events always seems to come down to the last minute. Events are a crucial part of what we do in the… Read more »