Cone Communications Expands Creative Firepower with Hire of Emmy-Nominated Creative Duo

BOSTON (November 3, 2016) – Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing agency, welcomes the addition of one of the industry’s preeminent creative duos – George Koukkos, Creative Director/Copywriter and Ryan Raulie, Creative Director/Art Director. The Emmy-nominated pair joins Cone to expand and enhance the agency’s creative firepower, led by VP/Creative Director Eivind Ueland, writer on one of the most talked about Super Bowl commercials of all time, “Budweiser Respect.”

For more than 15 years, Koukkos has prided himself on bringing out the true voice of brands, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Liberty Mutual, CVS/pharmacy, John Hancock and Zildjian and was recently named to The Boston Ad Club’s “Hatch 100” as a top creative influencer in Boston. Raulie expresses his genuine passion for unlocking the full potential of brands through integrated campaigns for clients including GE, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Staples and the Museum of Science in partnership with Pixar. Both come to Cone with an Emmy nomination for their work with the Boston Celtics.

“Ideas are currency in the next generation of public relations offerings, and our clients expect and deserve creativity, innovation and cutting edge thinking,” says Bill Fleishman, Chief Executive Officer, Cone Communications. “Koukkos and Raulie have proven how a creative idea can come to life across multiple channels -- and how data, analytics, and social must be woven together to create a powerful stories.”

For more than 35 years, Cone Communications has been committed to Always Making a Difference for businesses, brands and society. Cone connects brands and people through emotion and experiences that drive business value and social impact. The agency’s team of experts from across research and planning, public relations and corporate social responsibility and communications collaborate to bring the best, most informed and innovative thinking to every client.

About Cone Communications
Cone Communications (www.conecomm.com) is a public relations and marketing agency that is Always Making a Difference for business, brands and society. With a unique combination of corporate responsibility, consumer brand and integrated marketing expertise, our people deliver emotional storytelling and business value for every client. Cone is part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.