Top Media and Communications Executive, Matt Bird to run global growth strategy for emerging digital News Agency “Equities News”
Equities News (Equities.com) announced the company has appointed Matt Bird as Network President. Matt Bird will lead Equities’ transitional growth strategy as it expands from publishing into the global news agency industry market. The decision comes on the heels of the recent acquisition of the Traders Network Show and www.equities.com expansion plans into the growing on-demand original content industry.
“We are very pleased to welcome Matt to the Equities team,” said Equities News CEO, Dennis Beckert. “Matt is one of the most influential and well-revered corporate strategists and communications executives in the world. He brings very unique insight and qualifications to Equities News (www.equities.com) along with a strong track record of innovation and tactical business execution with strategic partnerships. His experience cultivating emerging growth organizations into large mainstream brands will shape Equities.com into a competitive global news agency.”
Matt Bird, President of Equities News commented; “it’s an exciting time, we are well positioned to transition Equities.com into Equities News to compete in the global news agency and original content syndication industry. More importantly, we are focusing on impact, sustainability and economic development, the key factors driving change across the global economy. I look forward to bringing my experience, relationships and abilities to Equities News.
Caption: Matt Bird keynote speech at the Vatican (Rome, Italy) during Humanity 2.0 Gala (see full coverage) – Photo captured by Equities News
Matt Bird has 20+ years’ experience as a leader in enterprise communications, media, technology, corporate strategy, public-private partnerships and is considered a pioneer in the online communications industry. Matt Bird is also a proud supporter of the UN SDGs and Vatican-Based Humanity 2.0 initiatives.
Currently, Matt Bird is the President of Equities News, and maintains his roles as Executive Producer and Co-Host of the “Traders Network Show” post Equities News acquisition (an Equities News Original Show). Matt Bird has accreditations for his work supporting economic development, impact, sustainability and public-private partnership initiatives with; United Nations, EU Parliament, UNCTAD, Vatican-based, Humanity 2.0 Foundation, US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, World Economic Forum among others.
Recent Career Highlights
Matt Bird was recently ranked 3rd worldwide by United Nations “Top 10 Most Influential Communications and Media Executives for Impact”. “At #3, Matt Bird is recognized for his exceptional media and communication advisory work with numerous UN departments in support of the SDGs… Since media impact summit Matt Bird has been arguably the most influential communications leader. He quickly became a key strategic media and public relations advisor, …Matt Bird and his firm 1800pr have delivered some of the most successful executions in the history of the United Nations. Amongst other initiatives, [supporting] the Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) event (s), a dozen heads-of-state, UN Secretary Generals, and Foreign Presidents, delivering flawless brand integration and execution for United Nations UNCTAD”
In 2019, Matt Bird was appointed to the Vatican-Based, Humanity 2.0 Foundation Advisory Committee – a Non-Profit (Non Governmental Organization) focused on identifying and removing the most significant impediments to human flourishing in collaboration with the Holy See (Vatican).
In 2017, Matt Bird was appointed to the Imperative Fund Advisory Council – Impact fund focused lifting communities out of poverty though infrastructure development initiatives.
In 2017, Matt Bird was appointed to the New York Global Leaders Dialogue (NYGLD) Advisory Council – a global think-tank organization.
In 2016 Matt Bird was appointed Acting-Director of Public Relations for United Nations SDG Media Zone during the 71st U.N. General Assembly.
Prior to joining Equities News, Matt Bird Founded public relations and impact communication agency 1-800-PublicRelations (“1800PR”) where he currently sits on the board of directors as Chairman, CEO/Founder of MUNCmedia which powered NASDAQ financial services group news distribution and monitoring systems at GlobeNewswire and held executive roles at ScreamingMedia (Now MarketWatch), BBDO and IGM.
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By: Equities News Editorial Team