YOUR PARTNERS FOR THE PURPOSE ECONOMY

We help build and grow mission driven brands.

Matter Unlimited is a strategic and creative consultancy built for the purpose-led economy. We are situated at the intersection of culture, capital and cause, and leverage this unique perspective to create impactful solutions to service our client’s needs.

LATEST WORK

Merck For Mothers

For nearly five years Matter Unlimited has partnered with Merck for Mothers to cement and celebrate them as a leader in maternal health by illustrating the crucial role of the private sector in solving public health issues. Explore our breakthrough and inventive storytelling in the fight to end maternal mortality globally.

 

+ Impact Narrative Strategy 

+ Storytelling workshops

+ Content strategy 

+ Content Creation & Production 

+ Website UX & Design

Imaginable Futures

We created an imaginative new brand – IMAGINABLE FUTURES – focused on unlocking human potential through education. A venture of The Omidyar Group, our work had to live up to a bold mission: Imagining a future where education is accessible to all.

 

+ Brand strategy and positioning 

+ Brand naming and Identity Design

+ Site UX, Design and Development

+ Content Creation & Production

Obama Foundation

To close the opportunity gap for young men of color in America, we had to invite new allies to join the fight. See our #IamMBK and #TheKeepersCode campaigns for the Obama Foundation.

 

+ Campaign Strategy

+ Content Creation

+ Social Activation

+ Site Design

The Hollywood Commission

As proud partners of the Hollywood Commission (HC) for two years, we created a cohesive brand identity and expression that signals action and collaboration necessary to eliminate sexual harassment and bias for all workers. Chaired by Anita Hill, the HC aims to lead the entertainment industry to a strong and equitable future by defining and implementing best practices that promote a culture of accountability, respect, and equality.

 

+ Brand Identity 

+ Website Design

+ UX Design

+Event Collateral

+ Asset Design

Nike

The fashion industry has long been one of the largest contributors to climate change in the world. We partnered with Nike to launch Move to Zero, a sustainability platform to unite employees, athletes, and the industry at large in the fight to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the future of sport.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Marking the 25th anniversary of Christopher Reeve’s spinal cord injury and the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation came to us to produce the Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure, and Community Connect. 

 

+ Event Production 

+ Event Strategy

+ Speaker Management

+ Stage Production

+ Project Management

+ Venue Management

LATEST WORK

Merck For Mothers

Focused on improving the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth, with the ultimate goal of ending maternal mortality worldwide.

see more

Omidyar Network

We created an imaginative new brand focused on unlocking human potential through education. A venture of The Omidyar Group, our work had to live up to a bold mission: Imagining a future where education is accessible to all.

see more

Obama Foundation

To close the opportunity gap for young men of color in America we had to invite new allies to join the fight. See our #IamMBK and #TheKeepersCode campaigns for the Obama Foundation.

see more

The Hollywood Commission

As proud partners of the Hollywood Commission (HC) for two years, we created a cohesive brand identity and expression that signals action and collaboration necessary to eliminate sexual harassment and bias for all workers. Chaired by Anita Hill, the HC aims to lead the entertainment industry to a strong and equitable future by defining and implementing best practices that promote a culture of accountability, respect, and equality.

see more

Nike

The fashion industry has long been one of the largest contributors to climate change in the world. We partnered with Nike to launch Move to Zero, a sustainability platform to unite employees, athletes, and the industry at large in the fight to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the future of sport.

see more

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Marking the 25th anniversary of Christopher Reeve’s spinal cord injury and the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation came to us to produce the Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure, and Community Connect.

see more

CLIENTS

SERVICES

Strategic Rigor

Impact Leadership Workshops

Brand Purpose Strategy

Communications Strategy

Impact Campaign Strategy

Social Good Expertise

Event Production

Influence Outreach Campaigns

Curation Partnerships

Fundraising Strategy

Thought-Leadership & Conference Communications

Story Telling Bravery

Content – Film, Virtual Reality

Digital Platforms

Social Media Activation

Events & Design

Print & Out Of Home

LEADERSHIP

Rob Holzer

Rob Holzer

Founder & CEO

Rob created Matter Unlimited to catalyze and drive the purpose led economy through the power of storytelling. Before Matter Unlimited, Rob founded the integrated agency, Syrup, known for its creative excellence in working with global brands such as GE, Puma and Bottega Veneta among many others. Syrup’s Hope.Act.Change website launched for President Obama during the 2008 primaries pushed boundaries to inspire a new kind of results-driven strategic partnership between creative agencies and their clients. Under Rob’s leadership, Matter Unlimited has created powerful campaigns for client partners including Nike, Facebook, UNICEF, Merck For Mothers, NBC Universal, Kimpton Hotels and TED.

Rob is a founding member of The Civic Nation Creative Alliance, a group created by The White House under President Obama to connect key social initiatives to the country’s top creative agencies and talent. Rob’s passion and vision for sustainable impact also extends beyond the office – he serves as an industry expert and speaker for the Cannes Lions Festival, SXSW, the United Nations Media for Social Impact Summit, Harvard Social Enterprise conference, Sustainable Brands conference, PopTech, and the Social Innovation Summit among others. Rob is a certified Shared Value Initiative Affiliate and a mentor for global entrepreneurial non-profit Endeavor.org. In 2007, he successfully navigated Syrup through their acquisition by LBi (now Digitas/LBi, part of Publicis).

Alexandra Gordon

Alexandra Gordon

Partner, Managing Director

Alexandra has over 13 years of experience in the Advertising Industry. Her first gig at a boutique digital firm in Sydney, Australia was where she got her first taste of the social impact world working with organizations like Greenpeace and Scouts Australia. From there, she rose in some of the most esteemed creative agency networks including M&C Saatchi and DDB. Her experience covers a diverse range of categories from telco to tourism.  In New York, she was responsible for leading numerous integrated campaigns for brands within the Marriott International portfolio and their rewards program, bringing a highly strategic and results-focused approach.

For the last five years, she has led award winning work at Matter Unlimited, growing the agency and rising to become Partner. Working with some of the most well-renowned and respected global foundations and brands she has delivered transformative strategies and creative solutions. Her clients have included The Obama Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and Merck for Mothers.

Alexandra is on the board of the 49% a media company using women’s storytelling to advocate for sustainable change, she has spoken at the UN on the role of storytelling in the fight to end maternal mortality and is a proud Big Sister as part of the NYC BBBS program.

Rachel Goldstein

Rachel Goldstein

Partner, Executive Vice President

An event production veteran with over 25 years of experience, Rachel is a masterful facilitator and connector of people, using her diverse background and perspective as a New York City native to cultivate singular experiences and opportunities for her clients. In her former role as Founder and CEO of Agent of Change, Rachel inspired global change by producing live events that create impact and leading strategic buzz strategy campaigns that celebrate today’s most influential voices and personalities. Agent of Change Events has raised over $70 million for various initiatives related to women’s rights, veterans’ issues, political advocacy, peace, social justice, and the arts. In the wellness sphere, Rachel leverages her unique access to create dynamic buzz strategy campaigns for product launches, corporate openings, and book release events.

Rachel was a strategic advisor and core organizer of the inaugural Women’s March on Washington and is a senior advisor at the Milken Institute. She is the co-founder and executive producer of the annual Dot2Dot Summit, a movement to convene powerful young leaders to inspire and challenge their generation to take ownership and action.

Seth Zalkin

Seth Zalkin

Partner, Strategic Advisor

Seth provides strategic and financial advice to Matter, drawing on his deep experience advising some of the world’s leading businesses and brands on mergers, acquisitions, sales and capital raises.  Seth has also served as CEO of, and successfully sold, venture-backed food and beverage, technology and media companies to both public and private companies and has been widely quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, Inc. Magazine and Venture Equity Latin America.

Seth began his professional career as a corporate attorney with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison where he executed mergers and acquisitions and negotiated private equity transactions for clients such as the New York Yankees, Warner Music, Soros Fund Management, Sirius Satellite Radio, the New Jersey Nets and Playtex Products. Prior to working at Paul, Weiss, Seth was recruited by American Management Systems to help build a strategic consulting practice.  Seth serves on numerous corporate boards and was admitted to the New York bar. Additionally, Seth serves on the board of directors of Developing Minds Foundation, a foundation that builds schools and supports education programs in communities affected by violence and poverty in North and South America. Seth received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Law and a B.A. from Duke University with honors.

FEATURES & MEDIA

World’s Leading Independent Agencies 2020

It has never been a more challenging time to be an independent business. It will also undoubtedly prove to be a time of great creativity, ingenuity, and transformation from all corners of our society, which gives us hope for a brighter future ahead.
 
 
We are honored to have been selected for Campaign Magazine’s 2020 “World’s Leading Independent Agencies” list. With this recognition, our founder and CEO Rob Holzer shared the story of our agency and why now more than ever, the brands and organizations that matter most are those actioning their purpose.
 
 
Follow the story below to read the feature.

New York

31 West 26th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(646) 490-8933

San Francisco

1161 Mission Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103