The Boston Globe Names PR Firm Matter Communications a ‘Top Place to Work’ for 2014

By Matter

Coveted Award is PR Agency’s 2nd Straight, Along with Four ‘Agency of the Year’ Honors in Past Two Years

Newburyport (November 13, 2014) – The Boston Globe honored Matter Communications as one of Massachusetts’ best employers in its annual Top Places to Work magazine, which will appear online today at and in The Boston Sunday Globe on November 16. The national PR and social media agency ranked fifth in its highly competitive category, climbing three spots from its award ranking last year.

For seven years, this popular 48-page standalone magazine has recognized the state’s most admired workplaces based on surveys completed by the people who know them the best — the employees themselves.

“Employer success can’t be measured solely in profits and revenue,” said Boston Globe Business Editor Mark Pothier. “What matters most to employers are their people. This year’s winning companies go above and beyond to motivate and challenge their workers, which tends to encourage innovation and loyalty.”

“Of all the awards we’ve been fortunate to win, the Top Places to Work honor means the most to me personally,” said Matter Founder and CEO Scott Signore. “Our people are our lifeblood, our greatest asset, and knowing that we’re providing a challenging, rewarding environment for them to flourish is extremely gratifying. Ultimately, our clients are the beneficiaries.”

The Boston Globe’s 2014 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, measured about 73,500 individuals’ responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits. Least important factors were pay, benefits and work-life balance, with survey subjects placing much higher importance on employee appreciation, confidence and a meaningful connection to the work.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

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About Matter Communications Headquartered north of Boston in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with offices in Providence, Rhode Island, Portland, Oregon and Boston, Matter Communications executes creative, results-driven public relations and social media programs on behalf of clients across the U.S. and Europe. Matter maintains a broad portfolio of clients in high-technology, consumer-technology and consumer markets – including, among many others, Akamai, FootJoy, Harris Corporation, Lexar Media and Verizon Wireless. Founded in 2003, Matter’s PR services include company and product launches, product reviews, analyst and media relations, social media, crisis communications and thought leadership programs. For more information, please go to or visit the PR Whiteboard blog.

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