Transmodern Media LLC creates, markets and manages content and advertising for mission-based companies and organizations. Our core clients are media companies, non-profits, advocacy groups, and purpose-driven businesses.
We specialize in building and managing powerful, state-of-the art digital publishing and advertising platforms that combine content, marketing, and technology in breakthrough ways to help you grow your audience and generate more revenue. We look for continuous relationships with forward-looking clients who consider their media technology platforms an essential part of their mission or business. These are organizations who are interested in using the web to aggressively exploit product, marketing, communications, and business process opportunities.
Angelo Matera is Principal of Transmodern Media LLC. He has more than 30 years experience as an executive and consultant to media companies such as Time Inc, Forbes, America Online, and many others. He is co-founder of Paradysz Matera (now PMX Agency), where he consulted for many of the nation’s leading magazines, catalogs and non-profits. His expertise ranges from direct response advertising (digital and postal), new media production and marketing analytics to editorial development and launch planning and management. His recent focus has been on helping content companies and non-profits integrate traditional and new media to expand audiences and grow revenue.
During his career, Matera has worked closely with some of the magazine industry’s most renowned editors. They include Clay Felker, founder of New York Magazine, and editor of Esquire, who is considered the originator of the “city magazine” concept, as well as T. George Harris, who turned Psychology Today into “the lifestyle magazine of the ’70s,” and provided the editorial vision for Beliefnet.com, the leading religious web portal in the world.
For the past fourteen years, Matera has had a special focus on the media and marketing needs of mission-driven companies and faith-based organizations. (Please review the case studies on this website to learn more.)
From 1990 to 1999, Matera co-founded and was Co-CEO of Paradysz Matera, which grew to become a leading innovator in direct marketing services. Paradysz Matera began working with America Online in 1993, when it had 250,000 members, providing outsourced direct marketing planning services, and helped it to grow to more than 30 million members. In 1996, Paradysz Matera was named to Inc. Magazine’s “Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies.” During Matera’s tenure, PM helped to launch magazines and newsletters such as Martha Stewart Living, Fast Company, Hippocrates (now Health) Magazine, The Weekly Standard, Worth Magazine, Cooking Light, Content Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Teen People, Vibe Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Letter, InStyle, and many more.
Other PM clients included: Forbes, Business Week, Smithsonian Magazine, Ziff-Davis, American Heritage, US News & World Report, Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, Jane Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, March of Dimes, The Nation, New York Review of Books, CARE, National Audubon Society, Damark International, Sportsmen’s Guide, Time-Life Books, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ducks Unlimited, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Society of the Little Flower, Mercy Home for Boys, St. Joseph’s Indian School, Phillips Publishing, Nightingale-Conant, and more.
From 1988 to 1989, Matera was Consumer Marketing Director for Time Magazine, Canada. Prior, he held consumer marketing management positions at Manhattan Inc., Personal Investor, Registered Representative, and Forbes Magazines.
Matera holds a BA in Political Science from Columbia University. He lives with his wife Anna and their two sons in Pelham, NY. He serves on the board of the Crossroads Cultural Center, an apostolate of the Catholic lay movement, Communion & Liberation.