PR Talent, the nation’s largest communications specialist search firm, has hired Matt Batt as Managing Director of its Chicago office. Batt will also lead the agency’s presence in the Central U.S. including Milwaukee, Dallas, and St. Louis.
Batt brings more than 20 years of agency and in-house PR experience, most recently as SVP for Zeno Group where he managed top consumer clients such as Sears Holdings, Master Lock and Elkay and was responsible for hiring and supporting teams across Zeno’s consumer, digital and corporate practices.
In addition, Batt started and ran his own PR consulting practice, Pipeline Media Relations, handling brand leaders such as Kohler, Redbox and Cancer Treatment Centers of America from 2008 through 2016.
“Matt knows Chicagoland. He has worked in the market his entire career and is extremely well connected. Boots-on-the-ground knowledge of the town and the talent is a huge asset to our clients who constantly battle to stay ahead of their competition,” said PR Talent PresidentJim Delulio.
“I’m excited to leverage my communications industry experience and my contacts in this market to benefit local PR and digital agencies, corporate comms departments, and emerging companies,” said Batt. “As a veteran communicator, I know the needs of these organizations and can quickly match talent to task.”
Batt is an Illinois native and attended Drake University before launching his PR career. He can be reached at MBatt@PRTalent.com.
PR Talent delivers national reach and local insights for clients by establishing PR savvy recruiters in major markets from coast to coast. The firm focuses on full-time and freelance PR talent across all areas of expertise and industries and now has offices in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, and services APAC. PR Talent is headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif. and was founded by Delulio in 1998 after 17 years as a PR professional.