Matt Bird

Chief Executive Officer

About Matt Bird

Matthew Bird is a media and strategic communications executive with more than 22 years of experience in public relations, public affairs, marketing, news, technology and is considered a pioneer in the online communications industry and public-private partnerships. Matt Bird has led the transaction negotiations and communication strategies for nearly 1,000 brands and organizations including; NASDAQ Stock Exchange, International Trade Administration, United Nations, Microsoft, AFLAC, SAP, NYSE, PR Newswire, U.N. Global Compact, Orbitz, Yahoo, Disney, UN SDGs, Starwood, Ford, John Paul DeJoria, Humanity 2.0 and others. Matt Bird has generated business revenue exceeding $450 million.



Matthew Bird was ranked 3rd in the world ‘Top 10 Most Influential Media and Communication Executives for Impact’ “At #3, Matt Bird has delivered some of the most successful activations in United Nations history. Amongst other initiatives, Mr. Bird supported the Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) initiatives with dozens heads-of-state, U.N. Secretary Generals, and stock exchange CEOs delivering flawless brand integration and execution for United Nations UNCTAD.” by United Nations.


In 2019, Matt Bird appointed to Humanity 2.0 Advisory committee, a Non-Profit (Non- Government Organization) focused on identifying and removing the most significant impediments to human flourishing in collaboration with the Holy See (Vatican).


In 2017 during the 71st U.N. General Assembly, Matthew Bird was appointed Acting- Director of Public Relations for United Nations UN SDG Media Zone.


On July 21st, 2009, Matthew Bird rang the NASDAQ Closing Bell in honor of this partnership with the NASDAQ Financial Services Group.


Prior to Equities News and 1800pr, Matthew Bird was the CEO of MUNCmedia (PaaS), a news and content distribution network and monitoring platform (first newswire monitoring system) with featured news targeting capacities that powered NASDAQ OMX, GlobeNewswire, (Now Thomson Reuters) & P.R. Newswire and more. In connection with these partnerships, the communication network span more than 1,400; news publications, T.V. & Radio networks reaching 110+ million monthly users. Today the content distribution, monitoring, and targeting technology developed by Matt Bird and MUNCmedia have been widely adopted by all newswire services, stock exchanges, and communication networks today worldwide.


During his career early years, Matt Bird held director and V.P. roles at BBDO, IGM, ScreamingMedia (now Marketwatch), and has lectured at MIT Sloan Business School.

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