Rosie Mattio, Founder & CEO, Mattio Communications - Lit Up Founders

Episode 17

Rosie Mattio, Founder & CEO, Mattio Communications

Our guest today is a 3rd generation female entrepreneur. Gregarious by nature, nurtured by her her entrepreneurial parents, she confirmed her calling when High School C's turned into University A's in Public Relations courses. Rosie Mattio took the initiative. To step up when her boss moved on, to step out on her own to support family moves, to step into being a mother of four. She stepped up when her Husbands startup needed her expertise, step into the unknown of the nascent legal Cannabis Industry, stepping past limiting beliefs of "I Can't", and is setting up to lead the preeminent Public Relations firm in Cannabis. Please enjoy the inspirational founder's Journey of Rosie Mattio, of Mattio Communications. Professional Summary: Rosie is founder of MATTIO Communications, the preeminent cannabis marketing agency in the U.S. She helped usher in the New Cannabis Age, garnering global media coverage in mainstream publications for clients, including the first cannabis article ever published in Oprah Magazine. Over the past year, her New York firm has grown alongside the industry, adding marketing and communications services for clients, including content, SEO, investor relations, event planning and influencer marketing. Today, Rosie is considered a market maker in the world of cannabis. Ranked the #1 cannabis PR firm by Green Market Report, Rosie is a strategic powerhouse, industry connector and influencer. Rosie has been named a High Times Female 50 and Forbes Fifteen Powerful And Innovative Women In Cannabis. Company Summary: MATTIO Communications was founded by Rosie Mattio in 2005 and is one of the longest running and largest marketing firms in the cannabis space. The company has supported the industry and grown up alongside it, working to normalize perceptions and remove the stigma surrounding cannabis. In 2019, the company was ranked on Green Entrepreneur's Top 100 Cannabis Companies and awarded MG Magazine's Best Workplaces. MATTIO works with clients across the U.S. and represents over 40 of the most visible companies in every sector of the cannabis industry. Show Notes: Popcorn, Indiana Uncle Ikes Pot Pie, Redefined? Chefs Start to Experiment With Cannabis Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis Headset Mitch Rothchild, Chairman & Founder at Sapphire Digital (formerly Vitals) Inspirational Founders: “Fearless Female Pioneer”: Emily Paxhia, Co-Founder, Poseidon Asset Management “Integrity First”: Jason Wild, Chairman Of The Board at TerrAscend Top 5 Articles/Interview with our Guest: Hashtags: #LitUp #FoundersJourney #CannabisEntrepreneur #Founder #Cannabis #Entrepreneur #cannabiscommunity #mattiocommunications #rosiemattio #pr #ny #newyork #cannabis #frompottopopular #cannabispodcast Rosie Mattio, Founder & CEO, Mattio Communications Brian Weber, Producer & Host, Lit Up Cannabis: A Founder's Journey Listen to the episode here or on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio or RSS to your favorite podcast app.

About the Podcast

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Lit Up Founders
A show about the founders of the Modern Cannabis Industry and the Organizations they are building.

About your host

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Brian Weber

In addition to producing and hosting Lit Up Founders. Brian is the Director of Omnichannel Strategy and Partnerships for Flourish Software, a leading ERP Seed-to-sale Software company serving Cannabis and Hemp operators up and down the supply chain.

Prior to Flourish, through his company Digital Realty, Brian served the Retail and Hospitality Industries as a technology and business consultant focusing on POS, eCommerce, Payments, Loyalty, and other related services for the past 9 years.

In researching the Cannabis Industry, largely because of its Federal status and history in the US, he was fascinated in seeing what the entrepreneurs were building. With his experience as an entrepreneur, supporting entrepreneurship, some background in broadcast radio, and a love for the amazing medium of podcasts (especially "How I built this" by Guy Raz); all converged to create the spark moment that spawned Lit Up Founders. I hope you enjoy!

Brian holds a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Rutgers University Business School. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his dog Zeke.