NEW YORK, NY –April 23, 2019 /AxisWire/ MATTIO Communications, a leading strategic cannabis marketing firm, today announced the completion of its seed round of funding. Investors include Phyto Partners, venture capital titan Alan Patricof, founder of Greycroft, and Green Seed Fund.
Rosie Mattio launched MATTIO Communications, formerly RMPR, in 2004 as a one-woman PR firm. Mattio moved to Seattle with her family in 2014, just when adult-use cannabis was legalized in the state of Washington. She quickly realized emerging cannabis brands had specific marketing needs – and challenges.
Today, MATTIO Communications is based in New York City and serves over 25 marquee cannabis clients, including Headset, Canndescent, Papa & Barkley, LeafLink, Flowhub, Caliva, Green Mile, and Ascend Wellness Holdings. The agency offers a full spectrum of marketing services, including public relations, social media, SEO and investor relations. The funds will be used to expand the firm’s range of marketing and advertising services.
“We invest in companies that are writing the narrative of the cannabis industry,” said Brett Finklestein, Managing Director of Phyto Partners. “We’ve watched Rosie build a powerhouse agency since its infancy. Her expertise in the cannabis space is unparalleled. She represents a number of our portfolio companies, and we’re excited to be part of her growth.”
As the cannabis industry has grown, MATTIO Communications has expanded alongside it. Its formula is helping bold brands develop, with creative and innovative marketing services that attract ever-growing audiences and enthusiasts. The agency has experienced 210 percent year-over-year growth and now employs a full staff of communication specialists. With the funds, MATTIO plans to expand its array of digital services, including a targeted programmatic ad network, specifically for cannabis clients.
“We’ve been thrilled to be growing so rapidly by helping our partners build their brands and footprint,” said Rosie Mattio, Founder & CEO. “We’re excited to add even more services and tools to help our clients expand to the next level.”
“As we expand our portfolio of investments, we look for best- in -class operators with proven track records,” says Kenneth Frisman, partner in Green Seed Fund. “Mattio and her team have helped build some of the most recognized brands in the Cannabis industry and we are excited to watch as they continue to expand as the preeminent marketing firm in the space.”
For more information about MATTIO Communications, visit www.mattio.com
About MATTIO Communications
Mattio Communications is an industry-leading strategic marketing firm. By specializing in the cannabis industry, the boutique-sized agency is able to offer a wide spectrum of marketing services: public relations, SEO, social media, content marketing, event production, influencer marketing, investor relations and programmatic media. The agency’s active involvement with its clients drive communication and marketing success. The Green Report ranked Mattio Communications #1 among Cannabis PR firms.