Matthew Clyde

President & Founder – Agency Partner

Matthew Clyde
Matthew Clyde (@matthewclyde) began his creative career at the age of 19 when he received the Sundance Institute’s Young Writer’s Award. The experience launched his creative career which has taken him on creative assignments from New York to Costa Rica, Europe to Hawaii. Over his diverse career Matthew has worked in Fortune 500 organizations, small start-ups and prestigious New York ad agencies. In 2005, Matt launched Ideas Collide, Inc. which serves clients worldwide including brands such as Intel, Vitamin Water and Best Western International. Locally his agency runs campaigns for Childsplay, Avnet and the Arizona Super Bowl host committee. In 2013, the Business Journal named Matthew to the “40 Under 40″ list of influential business leaders in Phoenix and the HSMAI recognized him on their list of “Top 25 Minds in Sales & Marketing”. Matthew is the board chair of Phoenix’s Valley Young Professionals group. In addition, he donates time and services to Little Kids Rock among other non-profits. His passion for life can best be seen through the adventures he experiences with his wife and 3 children.

MATTHEW’S PROFILE

COORDINATES Arizona, New York City, Costa Rica, Utah
EDUCATION / TRAINING Bachelor of Arts, Marketing Communications; Masters in launching successful business (University of the Real Business World).
PAST LIVES Franklin Covey, Y&R Advertising, Motorola, Quepasa.com, America West Airlines
FAVORITE DESTINATION Barcelona, Milan, Vienna, New York City, Buenos Aires, Maui
PLAYING Not enough tennis, not enough golf.
GUILTY PLEASURE Client lunch meetings! There are endless options around our office, so when’s lunch?
TREND WATCHING Changes daily, follow: @matthewclyde
OBSESSIONS iTunes, Legos and movies (Netflix member since 2002)
CHILDHOOD AMBITION Architect
READING iPad is over loaded and nightstand is piled with articles and books – Amazon.com boxes frequently stack up in my office. Favorite reads and re-reads: First Break All the Rules, Circle of Innovation, Cluetrain Manifesto & anything by John Steinbeck
RETREAT Quick escape “staycation” with my kids to at any of the resorts in Scottsdale
WILDEST DREAM I’m living it. Launching my own agency. First mapped out in my head when I was in high school and made reality in 2005.
ALARM CLOCK I’m not a morning person, but my kids have internal clocks that turn on right at 630 am.
INSPIRATION The laughter of my children.

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