NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- North 6th Agency (N6A), an award-winning communications and social media agency based in New York City and Toronto, today announced the hire of Karen Mateo as Senior Vice President. Mateo will be based in N6A's headquarters office in New York City.
Mateo comes to N6A after spending the past 20+ years at CBS Corporation in a variety of senior communication positions.
Most recently, Mateo served as Senior Vice President of Communications at CBS Radio, where she directed the creation and execution of the division's earned media strategy, as well as conceptualized communications plans for CBS Radio's 117 stations in 26 markets across the United States. Mateo reported directly to the President and CEO of CBS Radio.
Under her leadership, CBS Radio benefitted from increased media coverage on an annual basis, and consistently improved market visibility and reputation. Mateo also was an internal confidant and communications counselor for senior executives and local market management in regards to publicity, crisis activities, advocacy programming, and industry trends. In addition, Mateo oversaw CBS Radio's executive speaking engagements, speeches, press releases, and corporate statements.
"I'm proud to be joining the N6A family and to put my experience to work for all of our clients, and staff members," said Karen Mateo, Senior Vice President at N6A. "N6A's 'Embrace the Pace' style, culture and people-first commitment is something that attracted me from day one. There is an impressive foundation that has been built, and I'm eager to contribute to the next chapter in N6A's growth."
Prior to CBS Radio, Mateo served as Director of Communications for CBS 2 New York from 2001 to 2003, where she was responsible for directing on-air talent relations and handling publicity for the station. She managed media relations for historical breaking news events, including the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, crash of Flight 587, and the War in Iraq.
From 1994 to 2001, Mateo worked for CBS Sports, and was promoted to Senior Press Representative, where she was the primary press representative for all collegiate sports programming.
"Karen has established herself as one of the most seasoned and respected senior communication leaders in our industry over the past two decades," said Matt Rizzetta, CEO of N6A. "Her strategic skill set, and experience at CBS will be a major asset for our clients and our staff. We couldn't be happier to welcome her with open arms."
N6A's "Compete and Care" culture and "Embrace the Pace" atmosphere have been lauded as one of the most rewarding, collaborative and unique in the agency world by Forbes, Monster.com, New York Post, Chief Learning Office Magazine, Entrepreneur, and others. N6A was named a finalist for Digiday's Most Innovative Culture Award, and as one of the 50 Most Powerful Agencies by the New York Observer.
ABOUT NORTH 6TH AGENCY, INC. (N6A):
North 6th Agency, Inc. (N6A) is an award-winning brand communications and social media agency based in the heart of SoHo in New York City and Toronto's financial district.
N6A's client roster includes emerging, mid-sized and enterprise brands from more than 30 industries. N6A has been awarded several prestigious industry recognitions, including ranking in the Top 50 in more industry categories than any agency in the United States, the #1 Fastest-Growing Firm ranking in O'Dwyer's in 2016, NY Observer Power Agency List, Digiday "Most Innovative Culture" Award finalist, and has been selected as one of the "coolest spaces at the hottest PR firms" by the New York Observer.
N6A's "Compete and Care" culture and "Embrace the Pace" atmosphere have been lauded as one of the most rewarding, collaborative and unique to the agency world by Forbes, Monster.com, New York Post, Chief Learning Office Magazine, Entrepreneur, and others. For more information on N6A, visit www.n6a.com, and for more information on N6A's "Compete and Care" culture and perks, visit www.competeandcare.com.
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