The communications strategy will encompass public relations, social engagement, video and experiential activity.
The Houston team will be led by managing director Hamish Thompson and co-directors Kate Hoare and James Horne. They will work closely with communication projects director at Johnson Matthey, Ian Godwin.
Thompson said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Johnson Matthey to implement this global programme. Two hundred years in business is an incredible achievement, and we look forward to working with the Johnson Matthey team to celebrate the company’s significant achievements, publicise the ground-breaking work that it is doing around the world and look ahead to the next stage of the company’s development.”