About Ben Matthews

Hello. I create spaces for people to make positive social impact.


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  • Director at Empower, a strategic digital communications agency.
  • Clients include UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, Amnesty International, WWF, GivePanel, Open University, Full Fact.


  • Awarded Young PR Professional of the Year and is the youngest ever PR professional to be featured in PR Week
  • Founder of Bright One, a volunteer-run communications agency for the Third Sector, whose client experience includes Amnesty International, Centrepoint, St Dunstan’s and the London Green Fair
  • Founding member of Twestival, a series of fundraising events using Twitter, which raised over $2 million for numerous charities
  • Founding member of 33 Digital, an international digital PR and marketing agency, where he managed accounts for O2, Microsoft, and the Financial Times among others
  • Former board member of CharityComms, the professional body for charity sector communications
  • Volunteer product manager at Sunday Assembly. We pitched to Y Combinator, read about my experience.

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