Former Journalist, In-house Comms Pro Mattison Brooks Joins Kimball Hughes PR

by | Jan 30, 2023

Kimball Hughes Public Relations, a national B2B agency specializing in reputation and crisis communications management, media relations and content development, hired Mattison Brooks for the role of public relations manager. Brooks, whose strategic communications experience includes more than a decade of work in journalism, government affairs and nonprofit communications — including stints at CNN and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation — adds to the agency’s deep talent pool and story-first philosophy.

In his new role, Brooks will lead public relations strategy and planning for various clients in the insurance, technology, retail and legal sectors, among others. He joins Kimball Hughes PR during a period of rapid growth. The agency added 10 new enterprise clients in 2022.

“Mattison’s journalism background is a genuine asset to the agency that complements our roots and sensibilities,” said Rod Hughes, president of Kimball Hughes PR. “That reporting experience combined with his years as an in-house PR counselor helping national organizations achieve ambitious communications goals, further lends to the value he’ll bring to the PR manager role. I look forward to watching his continued success, now in service to our clients.”

Prior to joining the agency, Brooks served as an in-house communications specialist for the Wounded Warrior Project, a leading US veterans service organization. During his tenure there, he worked alongside major global brands, veterans’ nonprofits, members of Congress, and The White House. He brings a proven track record of excellence in strategic and crisis communications, curating audience growth, increasing brand engagement and furthering the reputation management goals of large organizations. His work has resulted in secured media coverage and op-ed placements with Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Politico, The Washington Post, The Hill, The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, and others.

Brooks worked at CNN and later with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation after earning his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Liberty University. He later earned his master’s degree in strategic communications, also from Liberty University, before entering public relations. He is a resident of Jacksonville, Fla. and can be reached at mbrooks@kimballpr.com.

About Kimball Hughes PR

Kimball Hughes Public Relations (www.kimballpr.com) is a national agency specializing in reputation and crisis communications management, media relations and content development with operations in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Hartford and Chicago. Founded in 1995 by Gary Kimball and led by a team of former journalists, the agency provides innovative public relations and brand content solutions for B2B and B2C clients in industries that include insurance, finance, law, trade associations, hospitality, technology, healthcare, manufacturing and others. Follow us on Twitter (@kimballpr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/kimballpr).

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