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PR Agency Matter Communications Wins 2014 Best in Biz Award

Marks Fifth ‘Agency of the Year’ Award in Two Years for the PR Firm

[Newburyport, MA] – December 3, 2014 – Matter Communications has been named a silver winner in the 2014 PR Agency of the Year category, Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Matter Communications is one of the fastest-growing public relations and social media firms in the country that has won five ‘Agency of the Year’ accolades in the past two years. This award also comes on the heels of Matter’s announcement last month that it was honored as one of Massachusetts’ best employers in The Boston Globe’s annual Top Places to Work magazine.

As in previous years, the annual program in North America featured a large and distinguished judging panel comprised of members of the media who reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 550 award nominations were received this year in a variety of company, executive, team, and product focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada

Best in Biz Awards 2014 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.

“Winning an ‘Agency of the Year’ award is an honor I’m elated to accept on behalf of our dynamite, hard-working PR staff,” said Matter CEO Scott Signore. “It is also particularly rewarding because our work was judged by members of the media with whom we interact every day.”

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels, this year’s 53-person judging panel included several worthy additions to this high-profile group. The panel included contributors to AdWeek, American Banker, Android Central, Atlanta Tribune, Boston.com, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Connecting Women Radio, Consumer Affairs, Crain’s New York Business, CRN, Detroit Free Press, Digital Trends, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Fierce Online Video, IDB Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, Journal Times, King Features Syndicate, L.A. Biz, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Marketing Profs, MediaPost, Miami Herald, Motley Fool, New York Observer, NorthBay Biz, PC Magazine, peHUB, Phoenix Business Journal, Quad-City Times, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, Tech Cocktail, Tech-Gaming, TheDeal.com, Upstart Business Journal, Venture Capital Journal, Wired, Xconomy and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2014-winners.

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 http://www.matternow.com or visit the PR Whiteboard blog.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International program in January 2015. Any organization worldwide may participate in the International program in any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com.

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