Matte PR

About

Matte PR

About

Matte PR is an award winning public relations firm executing results-driven campaigns for an eclectic client roster.

We are a 360° consultancy specializing in lifestyle, fashion, beauty, design, retail and development. We work to deliver insights and identify opportunities by bringing talent together across departments.

We connect brands with the right collaborators to create campaigns that garner results through securing valuable media coverage and digital impressions.

Our strength lies in our ability to strategically package our clients’ ideas, products, services and stories to engage with multiple audiences across the media landscape.

We offer a fresh approach because we understand the Canadian consumer: what they buy, what they wear, where they shop, what they eat, and how they are aspiring to live.

News

It's a Matte-Er of Fact

Carley Fortune Toronto Refinery29 Canada Q&A

Speaking to Media | Carley Fortune, Executive Editor at Refinery29 Canada

Next on the docket for our Speaking to Media series is a woman with a penchant for bold ideas and ...
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Pop-Up Retail as a Growth Strategy

With experiential retail on the rise, we take a deep dive into top reasons to consider pop-up retail ...
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Q&A with Matte PR’s Ellyssa Gandhi

Fresh onto the PR scene, this University of Guelph Marketing graduate has made herself at home as Matte ...
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Work

EGLINTON WAY BIA
Website Design
A LOVE LETTER TO THE GREAT LAKES
Media Relations
BONE STRUCTURE
Cross-Canada Launch
SASSOON SALON AND ACADEMY
Public Relations Agency of Record
WINES OF MONTEFALCO
Media and Influencer Relations
HILLCREST MALL
Public Relations Agency of Record

Services

MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE. THAT'S WHAT WE DO.

 

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Clients

WHO WE'VE WORKED WITH

Team

“Every Drop In the Ocean Counts” – Yoko Ono

Heidi Ruggier

El Presidente

Heidi is an expert at identifying and creating unique, newsworthy opportunities for clients. Her work focuses on building meaningful relationships with media, influencers and industry leaders across Canada. Heidi’s aim is to motivate audiences to participate, share and talk about the content Matte PR creates. Her strategic approach to public relations is what continues to drive her team’s success.

Heidi studied communications at the University of Malta, specializing in film and journalism. She is a mentor with Toronto Fashion Incubator and sits on the following advisory council’s: Ryerson School of Fashion, Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario and Toronto Entertainment District for the John St. Cultural Corridor. She’s an active member of Fashion Group International. Her career in public relations began with an intensive mentorship by industry maven Nina Budman.

Wendy So

Consultant

Wendy is a public relations professional who loves generating newsworthy stories and executing creative campaigns for a roster of diverse lifestyle clients. She is a team player that is quick to adapt and is dedicated to building key media relationships. Having graduated with a creative industries degree from Ryerson, she understands the minds of today’s modern consumer. Wendy has a creative eye that allows her to generate unique strategies to delivery key messages in an out-of-the-box way.

Ellyssa Gandhi

Consultant

Ellyssa is skilled in the art of communications, holding a Commerce degree from University of Guelph with a major in marketing. Integrated communication planning, content creation and strategic media relations are all a part of her professional repertoire. Our roster of diverse clients requires her to be a nimble storyteller with the ability to generate newsworthy stories and PR campaigns for a range of channels. Ellyssa manages client accounts in a number of categories including fashion, lifestyle, food & beverage and tech where she uses her attention to detail and eye for design to power her team’s success.

Testimonials

A consistently collaborative partner, under the expert guidance of Heidi Ruggier, Matte PR have been instrumental in developing and executing the strategy of our new brand. Providing a unique blend of creativity and strategic insight, and a wealth of knowledge and experience, the awareness of the Hillcrest brand continues to gain amplification translating to success. We look forward to a continuing partnership and reaching new heights with Matte PR.
HILLCREST MALL
Lisa Resnic, Marketing Director, Hillcrest Mall
The launch of our Toronto Uptown office was extremely important to us and we needed a public relations team that were experts in media relations and event support. The Team at Matte PR has an expertise and energy that is really inspirational.
ENGEL & VÖLKERS TORONTO UPTOWN
Ron Amendola, Broker of Record/License Partner, Engel & Völkers Toronto Uptown
The Matte PR team has been a great help to the Yonge Bloor Bay Association. They successfully handled media relations for two of our major events and provided us with valuable social media advice and best practices for our Facebook page. We are pleased to recommend their services.
YONGE BLOOR BAY ASSOCIATION
Doug Fisher, Yonge Bloor Bay Association
The Matte PR Team upholds the values of quality, creativity and excellence that embody the Sassoon brand. They have definitely become part of the family and a huge part of the incredible Sassoon story!
SASSOON SALON
Mark Hayes, International Creative Director, Sassoon Salon
Bringing excellence and creativity to every task, Matte PR was very successful in working with the ICCO to raise awareness across Canada for a selection of excellent Italian wines.I look forward to continuing our collaboration in 2016 on upcoming campaigns. Matte PR and ICCO: here is an example of an excellent partnership!
ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO (ICCO)
Corrado Paina, Executive Director, ICCO
The success of the Love Letters project hinges on its media outreach,  underlining a core component of ARTivism: communication. Matte PR has offered a tremendous local and international amplification to our impassioned project. The agency’s unique vision and intimate access to various media resources  gave us an unprecedented opportunity to highlight key issues and solutions concerning The Great Lakes
A LOVE LETTER TO THE GREAT LAKES
Jason Botkin, Artistic Director, A Love Letter to the Great Lakes

Contact

Interested in joining our growing roster of clients? Want to learn more about careers and internships?

Say hi at hello@mattepr.com