NEWBURYPORT, MA—Matter Communications, a Boston-based firm that provides traditional and social media relations services to clients in the technology, consumer tech and consumer sectors, has acquired ThinkMedia Partners, a boutique communications firm with clients in a variety of industries, including high technology and financial services.

As a result of the acquisition, ThinkMedia founder Tim Hurley joins Matter as executive vice president and member of the firm’s senior staff.

The combined staff will work in Matter’s headquarters office in Newburyport, while the firm continues to operate additional offices in Providence, RI.

“As we looked to expand our capabilities, resources and reach for clients this year, the opportunity to join forces with Matter came together in such a positive way that we’ve felt great about rolling it out to our employees and clients,” says Hurley. “This acquisition brings tremendous synergy, scale and a common client service philosophy which we will apply to current and new clients.”