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CommunicationsMatch is a powerful new search engine designed to connect companies with communications professionals. By making searching for communications firms easy for companies, since they can search by name, industry sector or specialty, location, size, and eventually even by key words and clients, CommunicationsMatch enables businesses to find the firms with precisely the capabilities they need. Agencies and individuals are able to create detailed profiles, add key word search terms, upload capabilities presentations, bios, client experience and thought leadership to increase their visibility within the CommunicationsMatch database with companies looking for firms that match their search profile. At CommunicationsMatch, we currently have around 4,000 companies and individuals in our database, which is growing every day. Over the rest of the year, we will be adding communications firms in international markets, starting with the U.K. By year-end, we expect to have more than 6,000 companies and individuals in our database, positioning CommunicationsMatch as the go-to resource for businesses seeking communications services providers. CommunicationsMatch was developed by communications and technology professionals with experience both in senior corporate and agency roles and startups. The company’s advisory board is made up of technology, communications, financial services and business development professionals. Simon Erskine Locke, Founder and CEO, CommunicationsMatch, has more than two decades of corporate and financial communications and technology experience. He is a Co-Founder of a strategic communications consultancy and developer of Town-Resident Communications Platform, YourTownHub used by towns and industry associations. He was previously Head of U.S. Businesses Communications at Prudential Financial, Inc., Head of Communications in Japan for Morgan Stanley, and Head of Asia Pacific Communications for the Deutsche Bank Group. He joined Deutsche Bank from leading financial communications firm Ogilvy, Adams & Rinehart.

Mission: To connect companies with communications professionals.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to present the CommunicationsMatch story at The C-Suite Network Hero Club  con...
12/20/2019
Connecting the C-Suite with Communicators | CommunicationsMatch

We were delighted to have the opportunity to present the CommunicationsMatch story at The C-Suite Network Hero Club conference in NYC. #PublicRelations #Marketing #Agencies

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By building partnerships with trade associations and business organizations, CommunicationsMatch™ is finding new paths to connecting the C-suite with communicators. This was one of the takeaways from a CommunicationsMatch spotlight presentation at the C-SUITE NETWORK™’s New York conference.

Brian Smith, founder of UGG, shared his story at the C-SUITE NETWORK NY conference. Here are 4 takeaways for entrepreneu...
12/17/2019
Four Takeaways from UGG Founder Brian Smith’s C-SUITE NETWORK™ Conference Presentations | CommunicationsMatch

Brian Smith, founder of UGG, shared his story at the C-SUITE NETWORK NY conference. Here are 4 takeaways for entrepreneurs. The C-Suite Network Hero Club C-Suite Book Club Brian Smith - UGG Founder, Author & Speaker #csuitenyc #startups #csuite

With humility and humor, Brian Smith, founder of UGG, shared takeaways for entrepreneurs from his journey to building what has become a billion-dollar company at the C-SUITE NETWORK conference in New York.

Working Together to Connect the C-suite with Communicators: CommunicationsMatch™, the Marketing IMPACT Council™ and the ...
09/30/2019
Working Together to Connect the C-suite with Communicators: CommunicationsMatch™, the Marketing IMPACT Council™ and the C-Suite Network™ | CommunicationsMatch

Working Together to Connect the C-suite with Communicators: CommunicationsMatch™, the Marketing IMPACT Council™ and the C-Suite Network™ | CommunicationsMatch

CommunicationsMatch™’s agency and consultant search platform is now available to the 350,000-strong C-Suite Network™ to help senior business leaders find, shortlist, and hire PR, communications, and marketing professionals with capabilities that match their needs. Working with the Marketing IM...

The Press Release--Make it Part of Your Marketing Plan | CommunicationsMatch
09/20/2019
The Press Release--Make it Part of Your Marketing Plan | CommunicationsMatch

The Press Release--Make it Part of Your Marketing Plan | CommunicationsMatch

To reap the benefits of a press release and increase the chances your news will get published, understand how to properly write one. This article includes all the important components for a publisher's consideration and offers guidelines for how to make your news item compelling and newsworthy enoug...

The Opinion Trap: Building a Knowledge-Based Foundation for Success | CommunicationsMatch
09/19/2019
The Opinion Trap: Building a Knowledge-Based Foundation for Success | CommunicationsMatch

The Opinion Trap: Building a Knowledge-Based Foundation for Success | CommunicationsMatch

Most of us, most of the time, are happy to tell people what we think. We confidently express opinions and perspective even when we, objectively, have little knowledge. But in the context of work, our success in our careers, the outcomes of our projects and businesses, we need to do the work required...

Corporate Events & The Tokyo Olympics: Japanese Event Organizer Convex Shares Perspective | CommunicationsMatch
09/13/2019
Corporate Events & The Tokyo Olympics: Japanese Event Organizer Convex Shares Perspective | CommunicationsMatch

Corporate Events & The Tokyo Olympics: Japanese Event Organizer Convex Shares Perspective | CommunicationsMatch

If you are looking to organize events around the Tokyo Olympics, you’d better get moving. Tickets are going fast, and event space as well as accommodation is very limited. That’s the message from Emily Schwaner, Head of International Marketing at Tokyo-based event and conference organizer Convex...

Are You Still Learning? A Path to Maintaining a Learning Mindset | CommunicationsMatch
09/05/2019
Are You Still Learning? A Path to Maintaining a Learning Mindset | CommunicationsMatch

Are You Still Learning? A Path to Maintaining a Learning Mindset | CommunicationsMatch

Maintaining a learning mindset is the key to success in our careers and to what happens when, inevitably, we change them. But life is not just about careers. A learning mindset is also a key that unlocks a better and more fulfilled life. In this article, I discuss ways in which the wisdom of Socrate...

Effective Copywriting: It's About YOU, not ME | Andrea Harrison offers takeaways in this CommunicationsMatch Insights Bl...
09/05/2019
Effective Copywriting: It's About YOU, not ME | CommunicationsMatch

Effective Copywriting: It's About YOU, not ME | Andrea Harrison offers takeaways in this CommunicationsMatch Insights Blog

This article defines the purpose of copywriting as a vehicle to win customers' interests in products and services through strategic wording that demonstrates how that product or service will relieve their pain point by satisfying their needs and wants. It instructs the would-be copywriter in how to....

If we don’t make the effort to hear the stories of professionals from different backgrounds, the stories we tell about o...
09/04/2019
Why We Need To Hear the Stories of PR’s Diverse Leaders (and Attend the Celebration of Latino PR History on September 12) | CommunicationsMatch

If we don’t make the effort to hear the stories of professionals from different backgrounds, the stories we tell about our industry will perpetuate a monochromatic version of its history. And, if our industry heroes do not reflect the diversity of the people who contribute to it, we will continue to fail to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals the industry so badly needs. The Museum of Public Relations HPRA NY HPRA USA National Black Public Relations Society Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) CommPRO.biz

The Museum of Public Relations is re-writing the history of PR by including the contributions of its diverse leaders. The upcoming celebration of Latino PR History, organized with the Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter, on September 12, will celebrate the contributions of His...

Why We Need To Hear the Stories of PR’s Diverse Leaders (and Attend the Celebration of Latino PR History on September 12...
09/04/2019
Why We Need To Hear the Stories of PR’s Diverse Leaders (and Attend the Celebration of Latino PR History on September 12) | CommunicationsMatch

Why We Need To Hear the Stories of PR’s Diverse Leaders (and Attend the Celebration of Latino PR History on September 12) | CommunicationsMatch

The Museum of Public Relations is re-writing the history of PR by including the contributions of its diverse leaders. The upcoming celebration of Latino PR History, organized with the Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter, on September 12, will celebrate the contributions of His...

New Leadership Coaching and Development Service for PR, Corporate Communications and Agency Leaders | CommunicationsMatc...
08/28/2019
New Leadership Coaching and Development Service for PR, Corporate Communications and Agency Leaders | CommunicationsMatch

New Leadership Coaching and Development Service for PR, Corporate Communications and Agency Leaders | CommunicationsMatch

CommunicationsMatch announced today its partnership with Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, to provide leadership coaching and development as a service to corporate and agency public relations, advertising, communications and marketing leaders and executives.

New Researchscape #AI survey tool analyses quantitative & qualitative results from surveys within hours of fielding... C...
08/12/2019
New AI Survey Tool from Researchscape Analyzes Results and Generates Reports within Hours | CommunicationsMatch

New Researchscape #AI survey tool analyses quantitative & qualitative results from surveys within hours of fielding... CommunicationsMatch partner breaking new ground... #Research #Communications #PublicRelations #Marketing

Researchscape's new ResearchStory™ artificial intelligence-powered survey tool helps companies evaluate quantitative and qualitative survey responses, and provide results reports in hours. With this new product, CommunicationsMatch™'s research partner continues to break new ground.

Richard Dukas of Dukas Linden Public Relations highlights the importance of media relations to clients. As he argues in ...
08/12/2019
The Media Matter Even More | CommunicationsMatch

Richard Dukas of Dukas Linden Public Relations highlights the importance of media relations to clients. As he argues in this @CommunicationsMatch Insights Blog article, media relations still drives public relations..

Even in the age of smartphones, Tweets, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn posts, and content creation, media relations still drives public relations. Our CEO asserts that media relations still is the most important service PR agencies should deliver.

On the sidelines of Capitol Communicator's #PRSummitDC I spoke with Larry Weber, Chairman & CEO of Racepoint Global abou...
07/30/2019
Authentic Marketing and Corporate Purpose: Larry Weber, Racepoint Global | CommunicationsMatch

On the sidelines of Capitol Communicator's #PRSummitDC I spoke with Larry Weber, Chairman & CEO of Racepoint Global about #Authentic #Marketing and the technology in #communications. Here are some takeaways... (Article/3-Minute Video).

Larry Weber, Chairman & CEO of Racepoint Global (the Weber in Weber Shandwick), shared a key takeaways from his new book Authentic Marketing at Capitol Communicator's PR Summit D.C. On the sidelines, I caught up with him for the latest Communicators-to-Communicators 3-minute video. He shares key tak...

CEO exits are often messy. #LeanaWen #PlannedParenthood's level-headed #opinion article is a model for #CEOs & #PublicRe...
07/20/2019
Opinion | Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood

CEO exits are often messy. #LeanaWen #PlannedParenthood's level-headed #opinion article is a model for #CEOs & #PublicRelations messaging. Opinion | Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood

I believe abortion is about health care, not politics. Many of my colleagues disagreed.

CommunicationsMatch announced its partnership with Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching's Ken Jacobs to offer a new co...
05/23/2019
New Leadership Coaching and Development Service for Public Relations, Corporate Communications and Agency Leaders | CommunicationsMatch

CommunicationsMatch announced its partnership with Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching's Ken Jacobs to offer a new coaching & development service to help #communications leaders achieve their #leadership potential.

CommunicationsMatch announced today its partnership with Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, to provide leadership coaching and development as a service to corporate and agency public relations, advertising, communications and marketing leaders and executives.

Why is storytelling important? Insight from #OliverSacks The New York Times book review. "Our increasing appetite for st...
05/01/2019
Oliver Sacks’s Final, Posthumous Work

Why is storytelling important? Insight from #OliverSacks The New York Times book review. "Our increasing appetite for stories about the human element in medicine and science proceeds, at least in part, from the erosion of mythology and religion as convincing schemas for understanding the human condition"

“Everything in Its Place” features essays that are actually all over the place.

Delighted to announce our new partnership with the Hispanic Public Relations Association HPRA NY to further the goal of ...
04/23/2019
CommunicationsMatch™ Partners With Hispanic Public Relations Association To Increase Diversity & Inclusion in Agency Search & Hiring | CommunicationsMatch

Delighted to announce our new partnership with the Hispanic Public Relations Association HPRA NY to further the goal of increasing diversity and inclusion in PR agency and consultant search and hiring. Working with HPRA and Black Public Relations Society - NY (BPRS-NY) & National Black Public Relations Society to help companies find diverse agencies and consultants that match needs. CommunicationsMatch RFP Associates Researchscape

CommunicationsMatch™ and The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) announced a new partnership today with the goal of encouraging the inclusion of HPRA members in companies’ search process for agencies and professionals. HPRA members, not already listed, will join the more than 5,000 agen...

New Bulldog Reporter article offers insights into Fortune 1000 PR & communications agency search process.  New research ...
04/15/2019
How comms execs identify & hire PR firms—insights for companies & agencies

New Bulldog Reporter article offers insights into Fortune 1000 PR & communications agency search process. New research by CommunicationsMatch RFP Associates & Researchscape presented at Institute for Public Relations' Bridge Conference. #Communications #PublicRelations

In today’s digital world, many age-old practices have gone the way of the buggy cart—but some traditional ways have stood the test of time. This is certainly the case for corpcomms and marketing leaders who

We announced the interim findings from the new Agency Search & Hiring Survey at the Institute for Public Relations Bridg...
04/11/2019
How Do Fortune 1,000 Companies Search For PR & Communications Agencies? Results of Agency Search & Hiring Survey Presented at IPR Bridge Conference | CommunicationsMatch

We announced the interim findings from the new Agency Search & Hiring Survey at the Institute for Public Relations Bridge Conference. Perspective & takeaways for companies and agencies. CommunicationsMatch RFP Associates Researchscape .

The interim results of a new survey of Fortune 1,000 companies and large not-for-profit organizations agency search and hiring practices was presented at The Institute for Public Relations Bridge Conference in Washington, D.C. on April 11 by CommunicationsMatch, RFP Associates & Researchscape. View....

My new  CommunicationsMatch article for CommPRO.biz, “Simplicity, Communications, & Human Behavior: A Path to Reducing C...
04/05/2019
Communications, Simplicity, and Behavior | CommunicationsMatch

My new CommunicationsMatch article for CommPRO.biz, “Simplicity, Communications, & Human Behavior: A Path to Reducing Complexity”, explores the importance of simplicity, its' financial benefits, what gets in the way, and how to achieve it.

Looking at simplicity through a behavioral lens offers a path to clearer communications and stronger brands that help companies, and ourselves as communicators, stand out in a complex world. A new article for CommPRO.biz, “Simplicity, Communications, & Human Behavior: A Path to Reducing Complexity...

CommunicationsMatch is delighted to have partnered with Ken Jacobs to offer coaching and development as a partner servic...
02/21/2019
Public Relations Leadership Coaching: New PR Services Partner - Ken Jacobs | CommunicationsMatch

CommunicationsMatch is delighted to have partnered with Ken Jacobs to offer coaching and development as a partner service for the CommunicationsMatch™ community. #publicrelations #communications #leadership #coaching

How can you or your team become more effective PR and communications leaders? Our new Coaching & Leadership Development partnership with former senior agency executive and certified coach, Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP, CLDS, offers a path for agencies and individuals to strengthen their leadership s...

In a new CommPRO.biz CommunicationsMatch article, we argue that companies & communicators must prepare to address sexual...
02/15/2019
Sexual Allegations: Communications and the Weaponization of Sex | CommunicationsMatch

In a new CommPRO.biz CommunicationsMatch article, we argue that companies & communicators must prepare to address sexual-allegations, offer the accuser and accused due process, and seek the truth in a world in which sex is increasingly weaponized. #publicrelations #crisismanagement #communications

Sex is the news. At a time when politicians and business leaders are in the headlines, in a new article for CommPRO.biz, “The Weaponization of Sex: A New Communications Challenge,” I highlight the importance of planning for sexual accusations and assuring due process for both accusers and the ac...

National Black Public Relations Society 's Neil Foote, Black Public Relations Society - NY  (BPRS-NY) 's Tracey Mendelso...
01/31/2019
Diversity in Public Relations: Eight Things Communicators & Agencies Can Do Today to Make A Difference

National Black Public Relations Society 's Neil Foote, Black Public Relations Society - NY (BPRS-NY) 's Tracey Mendelsohn and CommunicationsMatch's Simon Erskine Locke share perspective on steps communicators can take to improve #diversity in #publicrelations. #blackhistorymonth

To put it bluntly, for far too many, diversity is still an after-thought or add-on to business practices.

Eight ways #communications and #PublicRelations professionals can increase diversity in the PR industry.  New CommPRO.bi...
01/30/2019
Diversity in Public Relations: How To Make a Difference Today | CommunicationsMatch

Eight ways #communications and #PublicRelations professionals can increase diversity in the PR industry. New CommPRO.biz article by National Black Public Relations Society, Black Public Relations Society - NY (BPRS-NY) & CommunicationsMatch's Neil Foote, Tracey Mendelsohn & Simon Erskine Locke.

There are steps everyone in the communications industry can take today to increase diversity. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s time for a little less talk, and a lot more doing.

Excellent article by the The New York Times Opinion Section's Farhad Manjoo. It's a mile marker in the evolution of #soc...
01/24/2019
Opinion | Never Tweet

Excellent article by the The New York Times Opinion Section's Farhad Manjoo. It's a mile marker in the evolution of #socialmedia. Highlights importance of #Tweeting less, Tweeting substance and resisting the urge to join the #Twittermob.

The controversy over the Covington students shows why American journalism should disengage from Twitter.

The Problem With Netflix 's viewership numbers. CNN article.  Story highlights the issue of digital metrics raised in la...
01/18/2019
Digital Marketing Metrics Trends 2019: Is the Data You’re Using a Reputational Risk? | CommunicationsMatch

The Problem With Netflix 's viewership numbers. CNN article. Story highlights the issue of digital metrics raised in latest CommunicationsMatch article.
https://buff.ly/2U0ouJU

in the evolution of digital metrics we are moving from the Wild West to a new world in which audiences have learned to decode and question the data used by companies and marketers. In this new world, those who choose to exaggerate users, views or reach, put their reputations at risk, and those who p...

Media organizations must not repeat the President’s version of “Pocahontas” for every presidential candidate or they ris...
01/15/2019
Elizabeth Warren: Has Journalism Learned From the 2016 Elections? | CommunicationsMatch

Media organizations must not repeat the President’s version of “Pocahontas” for every presidential candidate or they risk undermining the #democratic process. @ElizabethWarren2020 @CommMatch @commprobiz article.
#communications #election2020 #journalism #media

Has Journalism Learned From the 2016 Elections? Clearly not. Coverage of Elizabeth Warren's Presidential campaign announcement shows false equivalency & distraction communications at play. Read this summary of a new article on CommPRO.biz that argues journalists, editors and news anchors need to loo...

A new article for CommPRO.biz https://buff.ly/2VTRe8T summarizes the takeaways from this CommunicationsMatch essay on #d...
01/15/2019
Digital Marketing Metrics Trends 2019: Is the Data You’re Using a Reputational Risk? | CommunicationsMatch

A new article for CommPRO.biz https://buff.ly/2VTRe8T summarizes the takeaways from this CommunicationsMatch essay on #digitalmetrics & the #reputation risks of #data inflation in a world in which audiences are increasingly skeptical of user and viewer claims. #digitalmarketing #communications

in the evolution of digital metrics we are moving from the Wild West to a new world in which audiences have learned to decode and question the data used by companies and marketers. In this new world, those who choose to exaggerate users, views or reach, put their reputations at risk, and those who p...

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