Matthew Celestial is the Executive Director of Statement Strategies Ltd., a communications and public strategy firm, specializing in technology, entertainment, and innovative lifestyle brands. Having led multiple campaigns for businesses in technology, entertainment and lifestyle across the globe, Matthew steers senior leadership teams and clients to find the right message for their organizations. He leads national and international brand partnerships, oversees new business development activities, and supports clients with change management.
He has handled PR campaigns for Pixar Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Corus Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, and others. Matthew currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International. He previously served on the Board of Directors of CIUT89.5 FM, a community radio station owned by the University of Toronto, and the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee at the Regional Municipality of Durham. He graduated from the University of Toronto. During his time there, he worked as an Ambassador for the Office of the President and served on the student union.
From securing a story for a client to winning new business, Matthew will help aspiring PR professionals navigate the industry by providing them with insights into the art of pitching, learning how to navigate PR rejection, and finding out how to tap into your creativity to find the big (and little) wins in a world that keeps moving on.