Matt Silver is a CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner who helps technology companies tell their stories at Babel PR – a London-based integrated communications agency for brands in the digital economy.
Focusing principally on strategic communications and corporate affairs, has worked across national and global campaigns and projects addressing a broad range of communications challenges, particularly where there is a need for multidisciplinary thinking. Matt relishes the opportunity to get under the skin of complex issues, and develop integrated communications solutions that deliver tangible, commercial results for clients.
Matt has worked with everyone from one-man startups to some of the biggest names in the Fortune 500 – from technology unicorns to financial services giants – and has been tasked with everything from launching new mobile devices, to putting supercomputers on the international space station. Among his most notable former clients are popular Asian messaging app LINE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Samsung, HSBC, eBay, Mastercard, Discovery Inc, and Procter & Gamble.
Matt chose to pursue a career in public relations to help change the way businesses operate, not just communicate; increasing transparency, engaging stakeholders, fostering better conversations, building trust and enhancing reputations.
He is particularly interested in emerging technologies, data and analytics, sustainability, politics and stakeholder capitalism.
A graduate of Leeds Business School, Matt holds a first class honours degree in Public Relations and Communications, and is an active member of both the Public Relations & Communications Association and Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Before deciding to pursue a career in public relations, Matt worked in the hospitality industry for a number of years as a drinks expert, sommelier, and latterly running a restaurant. He remains passionate about fine food and drink, particularly wine and whisky, and is a keen cook. Outside of work he is a frequently frustrated follower of both politics and Scottish rugby, often found out and about in the countryside, or nose deep in recipe books or exploring new bars and restaurants, both at home and abroad.
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Matt is always keen to add new strings to his bow so if you or your organisation would like to offer a speaking opportunity, collaboration, project, guest blog, or similar, Matt can be contacted via email or through LinkedIn to discuss this further.
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“He’s a great team player and a very good listener who is sensitive to the complex issues of the day. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him as a public relations professional and a thoroughly decent individual.” – Lucy Laville
“It’s been a pleasure to be in contact with him on a regular basis. I have a great regard for his ability to write and to develop PR material. And of course, for being a notable listener with excellent analytical skills and a can do attitude. Matt is a true asset who comes with my heartfelt recommendation.” – Maria Scheifler
“A hard worker and a sophisticated thinker … an individualist who’s a team player. A hard worker who’s also smart. It’s a winning combination, in my opinion.” – Richard Bailey