Matt Polk is the founder and president of Polk & Co, a publicity firm specializing in public relations and media strategies, representing a variety of commercial, nonprofit and institutional clients in theater, film, television and dance. Broadway press campaigns include the Tony Award-winning productions of The Band’s Visit, Come From Away, The Color Purple, Once, Anything Goes, Assassins, Nine and The Pajama Game. In addition to Wicked, recent projects include All My Sons, Beetlejuice, Burn This, Kiss Me, Kate, Merrily We Roll Along, Network, Pretty Woman, The Prom, and Tootsie.
Matt also manages celebrity publicity campaigns, including John Stamos; philanthropic cause-related campaigns, including the Pink Well Challenge; and has coordinated outreach campaigns for television networks and film production companies including: The CW (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Disney (Into The Woods), FOX (“RENT,” “Grease Live!,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “A Christmas Story”), Paramount (Florence Foster Jenkins), Roadside Attractions (Manchester By The Sea, Indignation, Genius), 20th Century Fox (The Greatest Showman) and Lionsgate (La La Land).
Institutional clients include: Over 15 years with New York’s largest not-for-profit theatrical institution - Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Bedlam, A.R.T./New York, Birdland Jazz Club, TED Talks: Live in New York, the Tony Award-winning Cleveland Playhouse (centennial season), Covenant House, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. He also served as a national consultant to Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. during their inaugural year at the Mead Center for American Theatre.
Matt began his publicity career in 1998 focusing on not-for-profit and commercial projects including Disney’s Tony Award-winning production of The Lion King, Disney Theatrical Productions and DreamWorks.