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MATTER COMMUNICATIONS WINS “PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR” AT 2013 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS

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Fast Growing PR and Social Media Firm Honored for Business Excellence 

Newburyport, MA – June 18, 2013 – Matter Communications, one of the fastest-growing public relations and social media firms in the country, was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award for PR Agency of the Year in the 11th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago last night.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 17 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.  The presentations will be broadcast by the Business TalkRadio Network on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  Matter Communications was nominated for – and received a trophy for – the PR Agency of the Year category.

“I’d like to congratulate our fellow nominees, because much needs to be going well for an organization to receive such a prestigious honor from the esteemed judges,” said Matter founder and CEO Scott Signore. “Winning PR Agency of the Year is humbling, and such a gratifying validation of all of our hard work over the years.”

“This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president.  “More entries and more judges than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we’ve ever received.  We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie winners for their outstanding work.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 17 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.    

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

About Matter Communications

Headquartered north of Boston in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with offices in Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Matter Communications executes creative, results-driven public relations 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, 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 http://www.matternow.com or visit the PR Whiteboard blog.