BALTIMORE, MD – (12/17/13) – Weiss PR, a Mid-Atlantic-based public relations firm which helps clients reach, engage, and influence the right audiences in order to achieve their communications and business goals, has hired Matthew Pugh as Vice President.
Pugh brings more than a decade of public relations and digital experience to the firm, with an emphasis on high-growth B2B technology companies.
The addition of Pugh will allow Weiss PR to further expand its work in the technology industry, while enhancing the social media services already provided by the firm. He will also focus on sales and marketing for the firm.
“Matt is a seasoned public relations professional with a proven track record of success, particularly in the technology and digital arenas,” says Weiss PR President, Ray Weiss.
“Our firm was founded five years ago with the thought that clients deserved to be represented by a team of senior-level public relations professionals who are committed to providing exceptional service, great work, and measurable results,” Weiss continues. “The addition of Matt is in line with that philosophy. His depth of knowledge and experience will be instrumental in helping our clients to achieve their communications goals, while helping our firm continue to grow.”
Prior to joining Weiss PR, Pugh was Director of Communications for a business intelligence software company, Logi Analytics, where he devised and executed comprehensive public relations, analyst relations, and social media programs. Prior to that, he led the media and influencer relations programs for the digital marketing agency, R2integrated, which helped advance awareness of the company on a national level. He also served as a Public Relations Specialist at SafeNet, Inc., providing strategic communications support for the company’s enterprise data protection division.
Pugh previously spent several years working with Weiss PR’s founders, Ray Weiss and Jessica Trzyna, at a national PR firm.
In 2003, he earned a MDDC Press Association award for feature writing. He is a Towson University graduate.
Over the last several years, Weiss PR has experienced significant growth, earning it a place on the Baltimore Business Journal’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, as well as a top 20 ranking of PR firms in the D.C. region by O’Dwyer’s. The firm has also earned several industry accolades, including most recently a 2013 Ragan’s PR Daily Award.
About Weiss PR
Founded in 2008, Weiss PR helps companies and organizations reach, engage, and influence the right audiences in order to achieve both their communications and business goals. The company specializes in five key industries – real estate (including commercial real estate development, architecture, engineering, and design), employee benefits and healthcare, professional services, technology, and trade associations and nonprofits. Weiss PR services include media and influencer relations, social media, crisis communications, and marketing services – all of which are anchored by strategic communications planning. For more information, visit www.weissprassociates.com.