MATTHEW BIRD is the CEO and Founder of 1-800-PublicRelations, Inc. (“1800pr”) a leading full-service communication marketing firm with a heavy emphasis on performance-driven public relations, content marketing and sustainable partnerships.
Matthew Bird is an accredited expert in corporate strategy, communications, public relations, social-impact marketing and advocate for United Nations SDGs. Over Matthew Bird’s 18-year career he has led the corporate and brand communication strategy for more than 1,000 companies and organizations including the United Nations, NASDAQ, NYSE, Microsoft, AFLAC, SAP, NYSE, PR Newswire, PR Newswire, BNY Mellon, BetterInvesting, Reality Mogel, Orbitz, Yahoo, Disney, Samsung, Estee Lauder, Starwood, Toyota, Ford and others.
In 2016 Mr. Bird was appointed as Acting-Director of the United Nations SDG Media Zone to support global communications for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – reaching more than 30 million people in 30 countries. During this period, Mr. Bird also led 1-800-PublicRelations “1800pr” to the top of the communications agency industry by generating more than 8,000 media hits through client PR and media campaigns driving a record 15 billion views worldwide.
On Dec 1st 2015 Matthew Bird was ranked 3rd in the world - “Top 10 Most Influential Media and Communication Executives of 2015” by United Nations & PBVLIC
Prior to 1-800-PublicRelations, Mr. Bird was the EVP of BBDO Worldwide and the CEO of MUNCmedia, a financial communications network that is best known for its multi-national partnerships with NASDAQ OMX, Where Mr. Bird (MUNCmedia) powered their intelligent global featured news distribution and newswire analytics systems. The financial retail investor-targeting network operated across 1,400 news publications, TV and Radio networks reaching more than 110 million investors and consumers worldwide. The content distribution, analytical reporting, and investor targeting technology developed by Matthew Bird has been widely adopted by all wire services and communication networks today.
On July 21st, 2009, Matthew Bird rang the NASDAQ Stock Exchange closing bell. Mr. Bird has been featured on CNBC, CBS, Clear Channel, iHeart Radio, American Express, cSpan, Forbes, Fox News and Mr. Bird is an active contributor to the Huffington Post, and has lectured frequently at MIT Sloan Business School.
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