Cone Named 2005 Consumer Agency of the Year

BOSTON (March 14, 2006) – Cone has been named 2005 Consumer Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, a leading publication for news, information and knowledge for public relations and marketing professionals.

In recognizing Cone with this honor, The Holmes Report writes, “There is a huge hunger among consumers for authentic brands; for brand messages that reflect the true personality of the products, services or companies they represent; for products, services and companies that stand for values beyond the strictly utilitarian. Few public relations firms are better position to satisfy this hunger than Boston-based Cone.”

“Cone was founded on a love of consumer products and brand marketing 25 years ago,” notes Jens Bang, President and CEO, Cone. “Today, all of our work is dedicated to building brand trust that creates stakeholder loyalty and enduring relationships. It is particularly gratifying that this industry recognition of the quality of our work spans all of our agency disciplines from Brand Marketing to Cause Branding to Corporate Responsibility,” adds Bang.

Cone’s client roster includes leading national and global brands such as: Nestle Waters of North America, ConAgra Foods, Harley Davidson, Starbucks, American Heart Association, Jockey, and more.

Cone is one of a handful of agencies recognized by The Holmes Report in specialty categories including: Large Agency of the Year, Midsize Agency of the Year, Creative Agency of the Year and Financial Agency of the Year. Agencies will be recognized by The Holmes Report at an awards ceremony on May 9 in New York City.