FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONE AND JOCKEY WIN BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
PR News Honors Campaign with Platinum PR Award
Boston (October 16, 2008) – Cone announced today that its PR campaign supporting the launch of Jockey’s StopSquirming.com and JockeyUnderWars.com is the recipient of the PR News Platinum PR Award for Best Social Media Campaign.
In 2007, as part of a brand repositioning initiative, the apparel company Jockey introduced two new interactive Web sites, StopSquirming.com and JockeyUnderWars.com, designed to generate buzz and build brand awareness among Jockey’s target consumers.
To support the launch of these sites, Cone implemented an integrated and aggressive PR campaign that delivered more than 270 media hits and 310 million impressions, including high profile placements in Associated Press, USA Today, New York Times, Fox News Channel and CNBC.com.
“The PR campaign generated significant visibility for the Jockey brand and our viral Web sites,” says Mo Moorman, director of public relations for Jockey. “The extensive media results, including strong online and blog coverage, helped Jockey further engage our target consumer, while driving increased traffic to both sites.”
“We are thrilled. This is a great win for both Cone and Jockey, especially as we rev up our new media capabilities,” says Bill Fleishman, executive vice president and managing director of Cone.
Social media was the subject of recent Cone research, the 2008 Business in Social Media Study, which found Americans who use social media are generally receptive to engaging with companies in the social media environment. The study showed 60 percent of social media users already interact with businesses via social media, and another 56 percent of users feel better served by companies who are present in social media.
Jockey International Inc., is a privately held company, founded in 1876 by Samuel T. Cooper. Today, Jockey is a leading manufacturer and marketer of apparel products sold in major department and specialty stores in more than 120 countries around the world. With headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the 132-year-old company is committed to quality, comfort, fashion, innovation and value. As Jockey grows in size and sophistication, the simple commitment to serve its consumers’ needs continues to be the company’s hallmark. Consumers can visit Jockey on its Web site at www.jockey.com.
Cone LLC (www.coneinc.com) is a strategy and communications agency engaged in building brand trust. Cone creates stakeholder loyalty and long-term relationships through the development and execution of Cause Branding, Brand Marketing, Corporate Responsibility and Crisis Prevention and Management initiatives. Cone is a part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.