CommunicationsMatch

CommunicationsMatch CommunicationsMatch connects companies with communications professionals.

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.

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...
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 th...
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...

Journalism hasn’t learnt from its failures in the 2016 election. Coverage of @ElizabethWarren2020 shows we are not off...
01/11/2019
Elizabeth Warren: Has Journalism Learned From the 2016 Elections? | CommunicationsMatch

Journalism hasn’t learnt from its failures in the 2016 election. Coverage of @ElizabethWarren2020 shows we are not off to a good start. #Media must do better. @CommMatch @commprobiz article.
#communications #Election2020 #journalism
https://www.communicationsmatch.com/insights-blog/post/elizabeth-warren-has-journalis

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...

In a new CommunicationsMatch article for CommPRO.biz, we argue that #journalism has not learned its lessons from the #El...
01/08/2019
Elizabeth Warren: Has Journalism Learned From the 2016 Elections? | CommunicationsMatch

In a new CommunicationsMatch article for CommPRO.biz, we argue that #journalism has not learned its lessons from the #Election2016 cycle. Coverage of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's Presidential announcement was shaped by #falseequivalency and #President #distraction communications.

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...

Lies, damn lies and digital data.   In 2019 digital metrics will be subject to closer scrutiny.  You can count on it.  #...
12/30/2018
Netflix says more than 45 million accounts have watched 'Bird Box'

Lies, damn lies and digital data. In 2019 digital metrics will be subject to closer scrutiny. You can count on it. #DigitalMarketing #measurement #communications #technology

Netflix says 45,037,125 "accounts" have already watched "Bird Box." What does that mean? Netflix declined to elaborate, but here are the questions.

Seasons  Greetings!   Wishing you a wonderful 2019.  #communications  #PublicRelations #agencies #AgencySearch
12/24/2018
Happy Holidays & Best Wishes For 2019 | CommunicationsMatch

Seasons Greetings! Wishing you a wonderful 2019.
#communications #PublicRelations #agencies #AgencySearch

Seasons greetings from the CommunicationsMatch team! We are immensely grateful for all who have been part of the CommunicationsMatch™ journey in 2018. The path of life is rarely straight. But it is a gift. An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. That is our goal. In 2019, there...

What are the takeaways from the arrest of Carlos Ghosn for international businesses?  Japan-based crisis & media trainin...
12/17/2018
Carlos Ghosn Arrest: International Lessons from a Very Japanese Crisis | CommunicationsMatch

What are the takeaways from the arrest of Carlos Ghosn for international businesses? Japan-based crisis & media training expert David Wagner shares perspective in this short CommunicationsMatch video interview. #InternationalBusiness #CarlosGohn #Nissan #Japan

The recent arrest of Renault Chairman & CEO, and former Nissan Chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was stunning. In this short video for C-Suite TV and CommunicationsMatch™, Japan-based, David Wagner, one of the world's leading crisis communications training consultants, shares perspective on the lessons for ...

Comic relief for a Thursday. British humor on display.  Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of 'petty crimes'  @n...
12/13/2018
Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of 'petty crimes'

Comic relief for a Thursday. British humor on display. Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of 'petty crimes' @nytimes #ThursdayTreats #socialmedia #humor

An appeal for victims of petty crime in the UK’s capital has been met with sarcasm

Important story from Kevin Roose The New York Times.  Frictionless tech is also driving empty numbers. In 2019, we can e...
12/12/2018
Is Tech Too Easy to Use?

Important story from Kevin Roose The New York Times. Frictionless tech is also driving empty numbers. In 2019, we can expect to see greater focus on what's behind the user data curtain. Oz? #tech #data #startups #marketing #communications

The tech industry’s obsession with “frictionless” design has been the source of innumerable problems.

The RFP process needs to be improved.  The success ratio can be increased through a careful and selective approach to pa...
12/06/2018
Improving Public Relations RFP ROI – Spin Sucks Article | CommunicationsMatch

The RFP process needs to be improved. The success ratio can be increased through a careful and selective approach to participation. Here are six key questions to ask to increase RFP ROI. CommunicationsMatch RFP Associates Researchscape #communications #PublicRelations #agencies #marketing #rfp

This new contribution article for Spin Sucks argues for improvements to the RFP process and outlines six key questions to ask to increase RFP ROI. CommunicationsMatch Founder & CEO, Simon Erskine Locke, notes that despite having a bad rap, there are good reasons for selectively participating in RFPs...

The #media are being played. #journalism needs new rules.  More #opinion isn't the answer, just a path to polarization. ...
11/23/2018
US media must 'get smarter' to tackle Trump, says Hillary Clinton

The #media are being played. #journalism needs new rules. More #opinion isn't the answer, just a path to polarization. No easy answers to distraction communications.

Exclusive: former presidential candidate criticises media for failing to challenge Trump

On November 27 CommPRO.biz webinar will discuss ways brands can help New York City public schools + schools across the c...
11/21/2018
Nonpartisan Advocacy in a Partisan World: Why Public Education is a Smart Choice - CommPRO.biz

On November 27 CommPRO.biz webinar will discuss ways brands can help New York City public schools + schools across the country. Click to sign up.

Hosted by Sheena Wright, President & CEO of the United Way of New York City, this panel will discuss the rise of the “woke consumer”, how it effects their purchasing choices and examine ways brands can help New York City public schools + schools across the country.

It's been quite a year.  Here are six takeaways for communicators.  Happy Thanksgiving.  New CommunicationsMatch article...
11/21/2018
Six Lessons For Communicators From 2018 | CommunicationsMatch

It's been quite a year. Here are six takeaways for communicators. Happy Thanksgiving. New CommunicationsMatch article for CommPRO.biz.

As the holiday season gets off to its official start with Thanksgiving, here are a few takeaways for communicators from 2018 from a new CommPRO.biz article, “Giving Thanks: Lessons From a Tumultuous Year”.

How would your #PublicRelations pitch look on the front page of the The New York Times?  In this article, #journalism sh...
11/19/2018
A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog

How would your #PublicRelations pitch look on the front page of the The New York Times? In this article, #journalism shines light in dark places. But, #journalists also need to look in the mirror. Ask, who took the bait? #Integrity

The opposition research firm had focused on the internet company’s competition. But ahead of a Senate hearing it had a new target: senators.

Five benefits of media training. Why it should not just be for the C-Suite. GLA Communications article on Communications...
11/15/2018
Media Training: It's Not Just for Company Executives | CommunicationsMatch

Five benefits of media training. Why it should not just be for the C-Suite. GLA Communications article on CommunicationsMatch Insights Blog.
#mediatraining #publicrelations #brandbuilding #communications

Anyone who is out in public representing their organization should consider media training. An ambassador for an organization can be an executive, a staff member, or a volunteer, and what people say about your business, both on and off-the-record, can have a big impact.

By taking the time to understand the way our brains work to process information, the noise and complexity that get in th...
11/14/2018
The Simplicity Principle: A Path to Better Communications | CommunicationsMatch

By taking the time to understand the way our brains work to process information, the noise and complexity that get in the way of the simplicity essential to communications, and the biofeedback mechanisms for evaluating where we are on the path to it, we have new lenses to view our work. And, most importantly, opportunities to improve it. #Communications #PublicRelations #Leadership

We may understand the importance of simplicity, but keeping things simple is surprisingly hard. In this article, we look at how we process information to better understand why simplicity is so critical to communications, the complexity and noise that get in the way, and the path to being better comm...

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