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The Boston Globe Names PR Agency Matter Communications a Top Place to Work for 2015

Magazine honors the best employers in Massachusetts

NEWBURYPORT (November 16, 2015) – Matter Communications, a national PR and social media firm with in-house creative services and search marketing groups, has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the eighth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—the employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.

“This is the third consecutive year that Matter has been honored by the Boston Globe as a top place to work, and to say that I’m humbled would be quite an understatement,” said Matter founder and CEO Scott Signore. “There’s a lot of credit to share amongst our team for embracing a healthy, energetic, fun culture that sets us apart as a PR agency. There’s something truly special going on at Matter, and I could not be more proud.”

“The success of a company is not only measured by its revenue and profits, but also by the loyalty and satisfaction of its employees,” said Katie Johnston, Boston Globe workplace reporter and Top Places to Work editor. “The winning companies have developed innovative ways to engage and motivate their workers, which often serves as a key factor in innovation and leads to better professional performance.”

The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 77,000 individuals at 357 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. All can be found at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces. 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, Boulder, Colorado 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. The company offers an in-house creative services group, as well as a search marketing team. For more information, please go to http://www.matternow.com or visit the PR Whiteboard blog.