IN THE WORDS OF OTHERS...
Matt offers an astounding level of creativity, detail and drive to his work. His ability to read the cultural trends of the market and apply value-based creative solutions is unparalleled in today's work environment. He has basically set the standard for programs that we still utilize today at Sony. Matt is willing to put everything into his work, and is solution-oriented. Highly recommended.
VP Marketing, Sony PlayStation
Matt Wechsler is one of a kind. He's one of the best I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Matt's an expert in the digital space and a top-notch strategist. He's the brains behind some of McCann's most inventive campaigns. If I were starting a team from scratch, I'd build around Matt. He's that good.
COO, McCann Worldgroup
When Matt joined McCann Worldgroup, he came to us with a wealth of experience in experiential marketing and marketing strategy. We saw in him someone who could think outside the box and deliver breakthrough, unconventional work. We were quickly impressed with his ability to apply his breadth of experiences to various challenges and to develop creative, inventive and original solutions that drove great results for our clients. Matt cuts across the traditional lines between marketing disciplines and focuses on what’s right for the situation, and is capable of navigating the complexities in delivering the solution.
President, San Francisco, McCann Worldgroup
Matt is one of the most talented and driven individuals that you will ever get the opportunity to work with. He has the unique ability to look into the future and explore new approaches to today's business challenges. He's a savvy and thoughtful marketer that operates at a very high strategic level, but is able to anticipate how the tactics play out and impact the campaigns he develops. His insights to see through the clutter to create affect with great marketing are extremely valuable.
Executive Producer, Experiential, Deutsch
Matt and I collaborated to develop an innovative, career-changing program together. His superb intellect and digital expertise make him one of the best strategists I've worked with. Matt is brilliant!
Marketing Director, Microsoft
I have had the pleasure of working with Matt not once, but twice. Matt has an incredibly intelligent and thoughtful approach to experiential marketing campaigns. His expertise crosses all channels from strategic thinking, operations, client services, digital, marketing and so much more. As a leader, he is able to allow you to think on your feet, take the reigns and approach opportunities and problems in your own ways, while still providing necessary support and direction. As a friend, he understands that work-life balance is important and it creates a healthy and energetic team dynamic. I would highly recommend Matt in any role where he can put his analytics, intellect and heart into the project.
Account Manager, Culture Shop
I've worked with Matt on several projects for 10-plus years and he's always impressed me with the smart and professional confidence that only comes from experience in the trenches. He's steady and calm, but just under the surface you'll find a fiery passion for whatever he's working on. He'll get people excited and then back it up with solid execution. The guy's a pro. Simple as that. I look forward to working with him again as soon as possible.
Founder, Creative Director at Real Pie
I worked for Matt at Deutsch LA, as he created an experiential marketing department from scratch for the agency. He showed exceptional leadership skills in this role: developing vision, strategy & process for the department all at the same time. In addition, Matt always made time to mentor the team members, no matter how much was already on his plate. Matt is also gifted with the ability to always keep strategy at the forefront of any project and finding creative ways to help that strategy grow into reality. I learned a ton from Matt during this time and would work for him again in a heartbeat!
Management Supervisor, Sports Marketing & Alliances, Deutsch
Working with Matt has been a total pleasure. When pulling in third parties on programs I'm developing with clients, it's always important for me to work with someone I trust. Matt not only is trustworthy and honest, but also forward thinking, hard working and always extremely responsive. Matt has quickly become one of the "go-to people" in my rolodex when it comes to developing experiential and non-traditional programs.
Executive - Brand Coverage, Creative Artists Agency
Matt is one of the most meticulous and detailed people I've ever worked with. Incredible bright, strategic and personable, he immediately clicked not just with the clients, but also with our team - that chemistry is just as valuable as experience and background in my opinion. We worked together for years - no matter what project it was, Matt dove in head first and brought a unique and helpful perspective to the table. Matt's consistency and reliability really made him a great fit for our team and I hope to work with him again soon.
Vice President, CIVIC
Matt is an incredibly gifted marketer. I worked with Matt at Deutsch during the critical period when the agency had just won the Volkswagen business. Matt came in and outlined what was needed to deliver "Best in Class" experiential leadership for the client and then executed against that. Matt interviewed, hired and ultimately guided a gifted group to change the way our client went to market in the engagement world. Matt and his team brought a professional, well thought-out approach to the business that the client desperately needed and saw vast improvements and results immediately.
Group Account Director, Deutsch
Matt harnesses a unique background spanning product marketing and agency experience to provide digital brand building solutions that generate strong business results for his clients. He adroitly manages individuals with a wide variety of skill sets to efficiently and effectively deliver multi-channel marketing programs.
EVP, Global Performance Enablement at Universal McCann
I've had the pleasure of working with and for Matt at two agencies on high-profile accounts. He understands the strategic and creative vision it takes for brands to impact popular culture through experiential and digital. Expect a highly-organized leader with keen attention to detail and a positive can-do attitude.
Executive Producer, Digital, CIVIC
I worked with Matt while at Team One on the Lexus business. I hired ADD to do some stealth, exemplary online creative work. Matt led the project with a cool hand, sharp eye and a warm demeanor. It is always tricky to be brought into a Client as an agency by another agency. Matt respected the relationship boundaries yet remained personable and open while fostering a unified team for delivery. The project included the usual "tight budget, no time" dynamic and Matt led the cross functional team through it with confidence and ease. I would hire Matt again in a second.
Lexus Client Relationship Executive, Team One Advertising
It's not enough to talk the talk, or walk the walk, you have to actually believe what you're doing is the right thing for your clients, your users, and your own company. Matt has a vision for where your business needs to go to be successful. He's a smart man, listen to him.
Group Director, Integrated Production, McCann Worldgroup
Matt is an expert in marketing and advertising. His experience at both big and small agencies gave him the mastery to navigate complex clients and the skills to move things on the inside while always remaining nimble. He is certainly the guy who knows how to get things done, no matter the stakes. His passion for work his is undeniable. He fights for the cause and does it with gusto.
VP Creative Director, Experiential, Deutsch
Working for and with Matt was a very valuable experience for me. He takes a lot of pride in the education and advancement of his employees and always takes the extra time to ensure that his team knows how their hard work impacts the end goal. His creativity and methodical approach to problem solving were at the same time impressive and infectious. One of Matt's best traits is that he'll never ask you to work harder than he would, which certainly puts him in the position to demand only the very best from you.
Account Executive, A.D.D. Marketing and Advertising
Matt was a very creative marketing professional. He was responsible for overall strategy for the Sims line during the transition from Sims 1 to Sims 2. He was also instrumental in developing the long term strategic direction for the Sims franchise on both PC and console
EA Brand Manager, Electronic Arts
Matt is hands down, one of the most strategic leaders I have had the pleasure of working for in my career. He is an exceptionally talented entrepreneurial thinker with the ability to deliver forward thinking business solutions to meet and exceed client objectives. Matt strives to challenge the way people think. He understands complex analytics, creative and media strategy, innovative digital platforms and technologies and is able to communicate this in clear, concise ways. His focus is always on understanding the end consumer and delivering actionable solutions that drive business goals.
Management Supervisor, McCann Erickson