Metis is a strategic communications firm.
We make ideas happen for technology companies.
Whether you're a startup, enterprise or VC, our team embeds within yours to help win business and stand out.
We strive for creative excellence. Get to know us.
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Team
Leadership is deeply involved in every account, steeped in the chemistry of an exceptional team. We work with the best. Period.
Courtney Hurst
Founding Partner
Courtney Hurst
Founding Partner
Courtney leads by example as a true business partner to her clients, inspiring teams to take calculated risks that move their businesses forward. She takes each day in stride, focusing on an objective, fair and level-headed approach to business and building relationships that endure.
Ask her about:
Discipline -- how to achieve it and how to avoid it (depending on the day)
 
Required reading:
A daily inspiration/motivation book that resonates at the time
 
On the bucket list:
The Polar Bear Plunge at the Old Colony Tap on New Year’s Day
 
Happy place:
Swimming in any sea
 
Cathy Atkins
Founding Partner
Cathy Atkins
Founding Partner
Cathy has more than 20 years of experience positioning, launching and supporting hundreds of companies, entrepreneurs, products and services. Known for her creative, assertive approach to building and growing companies, she always has one more big idea. Cathy provides the overall strategic direction for Metis, and she is committed to exceeding expectations in all areas of business.
Keywords:
ROI, honesty, humor, livin’ the dream
 
Required reading:
Ender’s Game, Good to Great, The Hard Thing about Hard Things
 
On the bucket list:
The Metis Airstream mobile office
 
Most likely to:
Push you out of your comfort zone
 
Melissa Cohen
Managing Partner
Melissa Cohen
Managing Partner
Melissa turns emerging companies into industry influencers. Her collaborative and analytical approach has delivered measurable business results for numerous organizations.
Ask her about:
How to think quick on your feet
 
Subscribes to:
The Skimm
 
Always on her mind:
The next thing
 
Most likely to:
State the truth when everyone else is BSing you
 
Rebecca Joyner
Vice president of content strategy
Rebecca Joyner
Vice president of content strategy
Rebecca draws on her background in journalism, education, PR and content marketing to help clients get found online and establish themselves as voices of authority in their industries.
Ask her about:
Writing for humans
 
Subscribes to:
Four print newspapers
 
Most likely to:
Delete your exclamation points
 
Happy place:
Deck. Summer. Sunset.
 
Certifications:
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Erin Rohr
Account director
Erin Rohr
Account director
Erin is passionate about working with startups from the early stages of their formations. With fervor for overcoming challenges, networking with influencers and pivoting to adapt to change, Erin serves as a trusted, knowledgeable resource, who provides stellar client service.
Ask her about:
Tornadoes and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art theft
 
Required viewing:
CNN and “Chronicle,” stories of New England
 
On the bucket list:
Camel ride in the Arabian desert
 
Most likely to:
Encourage cocktails after work
 
Certifications:
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Rachel Sullivan
Director of marketing
Rachel Sullivan
Director of marketing
Rachel develops marketing strategies that catapult emerging companies to the next level. She leads the agency’s marketing initiatives and helps clients implement compelling marketing campaigns that drive leads and create brand awareness.
Ask her about:
How to get shit done (GSD) quickly
 
Required reading:
Tom Robbins
 
Last meal:
Cheese. In any form.
 
On the bucket list:
Travel to all seven continents
 
Certifications:
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Jessie Moog
Senior content specialist
Jessie Moog
Senior content specialist
Jessie helps companies tell stories that resonate with customers, market influencers and media. She draws from experience as an inbound marketer, copywriter, startup PR pro and English lit nerd to drive strategic content campaigns that yield results.
Ask her about:
How to stop sounding like a bad commercial
 
Required viewing:
The Royal Tenenbaums
 
On the bucket list:
Visit all 50 states
 
Happy place:
The Atlantic ocean - or anywhere with people she loves, a good book and limited cell service
 
Certifications:
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Courtney Hurst
Founding Partner
Cathy Atkins
Founding Partner
Melissa Cohen
Managing Partner
Rebecca Joyner
Vice president of content strategy
Erin Rohr
Account director
Rachel Sullivan
Director of marketing
Jessie Moog
Senior content specialist
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Culture
We're a group of accountable, resourceful, curious, self-starters who crave the fast-paced pursuit of awesome.
Core Values
1. Believe in chemistry.
That magic spark that happens when you work with awesome people? It's everything.
2. Adapt, always.
Change is the constant. Staying open to learning and exploration only makes us stronger.
3. Amaze the customer.
We move fast and with purpose to do remarkable work.
4. Own. The. Day.
We are accountable to our team, our clients and ourselves. When we own our actions and our outcomes, everyone wins.