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March 13, 2012

Business News in Brief


BDG provides brand strategy, advertising and creative marketing solutions to companies in the profit and non-profit sectors, areas that both Brice and Davis have practiced in the past ten years.

Previously in business together as principals of 207AGENCY (a video production and design boutique, also based in Newburyport), Brice and Davis will identify what companies and individuals are looking for in relation to current demands of the marketplace. BDG's model is to serve as ongoing relational advisors by providing unique and customized strategies.

For more information, contact John Brice at 978-944-2216 or visit

Bragg Meurer promoted at Development Guild/DDI

Development Guild/DDI, a management consulting firm serving regional, national and global nonprofits in education, health and science, the arts, and human service, announced today that Susan Bragg Meurer, of Newburyport, has been promoted to Principal. Bragg Meurer joins an established leadership team that collaborates with nonprofit boards and senior leaders on organizational strategy, fundraising, and talent management.

Bragg Meurer, who holds a bachelor of arts degree from Emmanuel College and an masters of science degree from Boston University, joined Development Guild nearly two decades ago. During her tenure, she helped develop and refine time-tested methodologies and best practices for executive recruitment, staff assessment and redesign, transition planning, and executive coaching.

Matter Communications acquires ThinkMedia Partners

Matter Communications has announced the acquisition of ThinkMedia Partners, a fast growing boutique communications firm with clients in a variety of industries, including high technology and financial services. Matter will maintain its focus on creating and executing results-oriented public and social media relations campaigns that are strategically aligned with and in support of clients' business goals.

As a result of the acquisition, ThinkMedia founder Tim Hurley joins Matter as Executive Vice President and member of the firm's senior staff. Matter also gains a number of additional public relations and social media professionals and several clients.

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