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197 Portland St., 3rd flr.,
Public relations, digital marketing, creative, video, strategy + planning. Employees: 250+.
CEO of Matter, Scott Signore
Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency unifying PR, creative services, digital marketing and strategy into content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. Founded in 2003, with offices throughout North America and 250+ employees, we work with the world's most innovative companies across high-technology, healthcare, consumer technology, professional services and consumer markets, from startups and nonprofits to well-known corporations.
We are experts in storytelling. That means we're laser-focused on getting a client's message out and heard by the right audiences, in the right places. Our strategic communications programs maximize earned, owned, shared and paid media to tell -- and show -- credible brand stories.
We have in-house graphic design and web development capabilities as well as video and live broadcast services for projects big and small. Our creative, video and digital marketing teams work hand-in-hand with the PR teams to create high-quality assets to support campaigns. Our digital marketing capabilities amplify brand stories to increase reach and ROI. Our teams understand how a campaign can be brought to life across multiple platforms and mediums, and the interplay between the mix. We understand how to elevate any brand.
Scott Signore, CEO & prin.; Patty Barry, prin.; Mandy Mladenoff, pres.
6 River Systems
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software)
Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company
Galileo Financial Technologies
Health Management Systems (HMS)
Information Services Group (ISG)
MIT Exec Education
Spectrum Health Systems
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates
Matter in the news with O'Dwyer's:
News of Firms: HMA Acquires Lovell Communications
Fri., Feb. 3, 2023...and individual Board CV review and advisory.
Luvell Anderson, Malcolm Frierson
Peppercomm is expanding its Laughing Matter s Council, which helps businesses harness the power of humor to support cultural changes and...
Meta's Zuckerberg, Clegg Must Be Held Accountable
Wed., Feb. 1, 2023...pick up right where he left off, spreading lies and disinformation ahead of 2024.
A Media Matter s for America report found that since the Facebook ban, Trump continued to spread his...
News of Firms: 360PR+ Acquires Power Brand Communications
Tue., Jan. 10, 2023...of expertise—food & beverage, beauty, wellness, STEM learning, pet and more," said 360PR+ CEO Laura Tomasetti.
Matter Communications opens an office in Rochester, NY. The agency says that the new office (its...
Get Ready for the Gen Z Onslaught
Wed., Jan. 4, 2023...events such as the 2008 financial crisis, Arab Spring, Brexit, Trump’s election, Black Lives Matter movement, MeToo reckoning, mass shootings in the US, COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of...
Marketers Plan to Up Spending in 2023
Fri., Nov. 4, 2022...2023—and 44 percent say that those increases will be “substantial.”
That’s the finding of the Matter Marketing Outlook Survey, which collected responses from more than 200 CMOs and marketing execs...
Speaking Out Against Antisemitism
Wed., Oct. 26, 2022...country, and even across the world, were at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, and stood shoulder to shoulder against Asian American...
What Took You So Long, Adidas
Tue., Oct. 25, 2022...who was at the Paris Fashion Show earlier this month wearing a “White Lives Matter " shirt, appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s show on Oct. 6 and other programs...
Please Reconsider, Kate Bedingfield
Mon., Aug. 1, 2022...who blasts The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah.”
TV news short changes climate change. A Media Matter s survey of news coverage of extreme heat last month found that only 32 percent...
FTC’s Kryzak Shifts to Subject Matter
Tue., Jul. 12, 2022...directed the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Public Affairs, has signed on at Subject Matter .
As senior VP of policy communications, Kryzak is to ensure collaboration among Subject ...
In A Down Economy, Be Bullish On Communications
Fri., Jul. 8, 2022...and must become bullish on communications—including PR, advertising and social media.
Maintaining Your Reputation: It Matter s
Companies build reputations on the success of the products and services that they deliver. Meeting...
On the Move: Financial Profiles Names Johnston SVP-ESG
Thu., Jun. 2, 2022...of PR, media relations and liaison officer at financial technology company Sageworks.
The Media Matter s, which focuses on the home furnishings, décor and interior design industries, names Jane Chero...
On the Move: Rubenstein PR Snags MWW's Weiss
Fri., May 20, 2022...was a vice president at Reed Public Relations, and she has also worked at Matter , Nuance Communications and Schneider Associates. In her new role, Poole's focus is to build...
Healthcare PR Firms Enjoy 47% Growth in '21
Tue., Mar. 29, 2022...(+116.3 percent to $7.5M), Tom Ryan’s ICR Inc. (+67.6 to $38.5M) and Scott Signore’s Matter Communications (+51.6 percent to $7.6M) posted the biggest gains of the Top 25 firms.
PR Firms Report Robust 29.7% Growth in '21
Fri., Mar. 25, 2022...London.
In the US, it added executive VP and technology practice leader Maria Brown from Matter Communications; veteran business, media, and political advisor Shari Yost Gold; chief creative officer Carl...
On the Move: Prosek Names Jim David DC Chief
Thu., Jan. 27, 2022...Congressional Campaign Committee. She has also worked at American Bridge 21st Century and Media Matter s for America. “Kate is a proven leader who has led complex campaigns for organizations...
Should Brands Comment on Big Social Movements?
Mon., Jan. 17, 2022...tweeted “To be silent is to be complicit” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. What does it say about an organization that doesn’t express support for racial justice,...
On the Move: Reevemark Ups Leasure
Wed., Jan. 12, 2022...Health. Before coming to Weber Shandwick in 2020, Byrnes was a vice president at Matter Communications. Before that, he was vice president communications and account services at PointAcross. In...
Shareholders Fret About Apple’s ‘Censorship’ in China
Fri., Jan. 7, 2022...response to or in anticipation of government requests.
Apple opposes the Resolution.
It says the “ Matter s of Note” section in the transparency report explains “that certain of the removed apps...
COVID, Politics Continue to Shape Work Life in 2022
Mon., Dec. 13, 2021...on gun control (six percent) or immigration (four percent), whether they support Black Lives Matter (four percent), whether or not they wear a mask (four percent) and their position...
BerlinRosen Named Top Large PR Agency of 2021 by PRNews
Wed., Nov. 17, 2021...continue to shape DEI policy. Additional highlights from the year include helping Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza partner with celebrities to fight racism; coordinating the rollout of a...
Learning the Importance of Leading by Example
Wed., Sep. 22, 2021...that when counseling CEOs, she might ask them, “You’re willing to post Black Lives Matter on your website, you’re willing to sign a petition or something, but who are...
Gavin Newsom Owes Fox News
Wed., Sep. 15, 2021...appeared 52 times in prime time on Fox, according to a report by Media Matter s. No other GOP competitor appeared more than eight times.
Newsom’s recall was a long-shot in...
ESG Marketing is Anything but Business as Usual
Thu., Aug. 19, 2021...Page Society’s groundbreaking research in The CCO as Pacesetter: What It Means, Why It Matter s, How to Get There, companies need to move beyond simply defining a corporate purpose...
Guidelines for Companies Taking a Social Stance
Thu., Jul. 1, 2021...were accused of corporate virtue signaling during the height of last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests.
A company’s internal commitment to change speaks much louder than any press release or...
PRSA Summit Addresses Diversity
Wed., Jun. 30, 2021...career and specialize in the healthcare space, it remained the same. It felt isolating.”
Mentorship Matter s
When asked about what kept them in the industry despite the challenges, the panelists unanimously...
Accounts in Transit: Kaplow Communications Adds Stanley
Tue., Jun. 8, 2021...naturally inspired beauty brand Urban Hydration; and luxury beauty products and retail spa chain Bluemercury.
Matter Communications takes on Sage Dental Management, which provides business and administrative support services to over 65...
Post-COVID, Social Activism and Other Grey Swans
Tue., May 25, 2021...so much change and myriad uncertainties.
As is well-known, Starbucks stumbled when banning Black Lives Matter logo apparel. Coca-Cola became embroiled in unwanted controversy in how it managed its diversity...
AT&T Chief Stankey is 'Sad' TW Deal Flopped
Tue., May 18, 2021...Fox News for its spread of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 and the “stolen election,” Media Matter s for America discredits the notion that it is okay to place ads during the...
Problems for the Performatively Woke Brand
Wed., May 5, 2021...that’s why it’s hard for some to take Amazon’s placement of a Black Lives Matter banner on its website seriously, considering its history of anti-union tactics. Or the fact...
Gillibrand Aide Joins Subject Matter
Wed., May 5, 2021...
Keith Castaldo, general counsel for New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, has joined Subject Matter .
During an eight-year run with Gillibrand, he handled coalition building, business outreach, ethics, workplace policy...
Independent PR Firms Posted 3.8% Growth in 2020
Mon., Apr. 5, 2021...in the forefront in the fight for social justice. It supported the Black Lives Matter movement, created a 100-person DEI committee of volunteers and promoted the push for greater...