Dr Matt Carter

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Matt Carter is founder of research and campaigns company, Message House. He has spent the last fifteen years advising businesses, CEOs and political leaders on campaign strategy and messaging, with a particular focus on corporate communications, reputation management, politics and polling.

Previously he was UK CEO of international PR firm Burson-Marsteller where he helped clients to build effective global communications' campaigns and supported senior business leaders with speech writing, media training and executive coaching. For eight years he was also Managing Director and then Chairman of Penn Schoen Berland, the global strategy and research firm, for which he established its EMEA office in 2006. Matt has also worked at the most senior level in politics as General Secretary of the Labour Party, overseeing political campaigns and organisation in the period running up to and including the 2005 General Election, which saw Tony Blair win a successful third term in office.

Matt studied at the Universities of Sheffield and York and has a D.Phil in Political Philosophy.

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