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Cone Releases the 2013 Cone Communications/Echo Global CSR Study

As revealed in the 2013 Cone Communications/Echo Global CSR Study, companies are expected to be an active participant – if not a driving force – in solving the most pressing social and environmental issues. Corporations that disregard this consumer-demanded role risk more than their reputation – nine-in-10 global citizens say they would boycott if they learned of irresponsible behavior.

Cone Releases 2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker

Earth Day may be just around the corner, but consumers are buying with an eye toward “green” all year long. A record-high 71 percent of Americans consider the environment when they shop, up from 66 percent in 2008. Additionally, nearly half (45%) of consumers actively seek out environmental information about the products they buy, according to the five-year benchmark of the 2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker.

Neiman Marcus Selects Cone Communications

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Cici Gordon

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NIEMAN MARCUS SELECTS CONE COMMUNICATIONS

                                                                                                                                 

Boston (March 21, 2013) — Cone Communications (“Cone”) was recently awarded work by Neiman Marcus to help develop a more cohesive strategy around their charitable giving efforts.

As part of the assignment, Cone has the opportunity to develop a charitable giving strategy for Neiman Marcus that stays true to their brand while offering local flexibility to ensure relevance in store communities.

“Neiman Marcus chose Cone for their expertise in creating strategic philanthropic programs that deliver both social and business returns,” says Ginger Reeder, vice president, corporate communications for Neiman Marcus Group. “We are confident that in partnering with Cone we will be able to establish a solid strategy that will drive greater awareness of our commitment to the community and deepen our impact.”

“We are proud to add such an amazing brand to our agency,” said Jens Bang, CEO of Cone Communications.  “We look forward to helping Neiman Marcus further demonstrate its commitment as a company that cares.”

 

About Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment and the On-line segment. The Specialty Retail stores segment consists primarily of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores. The On-line segment conducts direct to consumer operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow and Bergdorf Goodman brand names. For more information, visit neimanmarcusgroup.com.

About Cone Communications

Cone Communications (www.conecomm.com) is a public relations and marketing agency known for igniting brands with high-impact strategies and programs based in deep insights, unique subject matter expertise and innovation. Focusing on key areas such as brand communications, social media,  corporate social responsibility, cause marketing, entertainment marketing, nonprofit marketing, and crisis prevention/management – the agency is positioned to help clients achieve both business and societal outcomes. Cone Communications is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines.  DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.  Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Cone Communications Winner and Finalist in PR News CSR Awards

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Cici Gordon

(617) 939-8337

cgordon@coneinc.com                                                                                      

 

CONE COMMUNICATIONS WINNER AND FINALIST IN PR NEWS CSR AWARDS

 

BOSTON (February 13, 2013) – Cone Communications is pleased to announce the agency has once again been named to the PR News CSR A-List recognizing the top 10 CSR agencies in the country. Additionally, Cone clients Green Mountain Coffee® and Nestlé Waters have both been awarded PR News CSR Awards.

Cone Communications has received a PR News CSR award in the category of Human Rights Communications for Green Mountain Coffee®: Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade 2012 Campaign. Cone has also been awarded in the Recycling Program for Nestlé Waters North America– Reinventing Recycling through an Extended Producer Responsibility Model.

Additionally, Cone has received a PR News CSR honorable mention in Event: CSR/Green Focus for Green Mountain Coffee®: Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade 2012 Campaign.

As CSR grows in importance and increases in breadth, winning the A-List, two awards, and an honorable mention at the PR News CSR awards is a huge accomplishment.

“Winning this title again, and continuing to lead the country among CSR agencies is a wonderful honor for Cone,” said Jens Bang, CEO of Cone Communications.  “Given the level of competition and the quality and volume of work being performed, we are proud that our team continues to stand out for the quality of our programs.”

 

About Cone Communications

Cone Communications (www.conecomm.com) is a public relations and marketing agency known for igniting brands with high-impact strategies and programs based in deep insights, unique subject matter expertise and innovation. Focusing on key areas such as brand communications, social media,  corporate social responsibility, cause marketing, entertainment marketing, nonprofit marketing, and crisis prevention/management – the agency is positioned to help clients achieve both business and societal outcomes. Cone Communications is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines.  DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.  Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

HAI Group Selects Cone Communications as Public Relations AOR

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Cici Gordon

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HAI GROUP SELECTS CONE COMMUNICATIONS AS PUBLIC RELATIONS AOR

 

Boston (January 8, 2013)-- Cone Communications (“Cone”) was recently namedHAI Group’s public relations agency of record (AOR). After a competitive, nationwide agency search, Cone was selected to work on a fully-integrated campaign that encourages the public to learn about the role, benefits, and importance of public housing in the United States.

HAI Group, celebrating its 25th anniversary, offers niche insurance programs as well as value-added products and services to public housing authorities, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, affordable housing providers, low-income housing, and multifamily apartment owners under the low-income housing tax credit program. Cone, Housing Authority Insurance, Inc. (HAI Group’s nonprofit association), and influential industry groups including the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials, and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association, will unveil a national public awareness campaign designed to reshape the way Americans think of public housing.

“HAI Group represents an exciting win for us,” said Bill Fleishman, president of Cone Communications. “The opportunity to positively shape public image and debate around public housing is a stimulating issue. Shifting perceptions can be challenging, but the rewards of overcoming the challenge are significant. This is exactly the type of program that can make a real difference.” 

“Cone’s unique approach to working with societal issues, their creative thinking and the people we engaged with, all played a part in our selection,” says Ed Malaspina, Chief Marketing Officer, HAI Group. “It felt clear to us that that Cone has the ability to build trusted, long-term relationships with key stakeholders, and will be able to bring us the results we are striving towards.”

The campaign will launch in Spring 2013; for more information about HAI Group, visit www.housingcenter.com.

 

About HAI Group
HAI Group (www.housingcenter.com) is a family of companies that serves the public and affordable housing community with special, niche insurance programs, as well as other value-added products and services. The Company’s continued growth over the past 25 years and diversification into areas where members have identified needs, demonstrates the Company’s commitment to their more than 1,400 stakeholders. HAI Group is dedicated to providing reliable insurance, training, and software solutions in a manner which exceeds expectations. As a member-owned organization, HAI Group has positioned itself as a recognized leader and expert in the public and affordable housing industry. Headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, HAI Group’s membership extends across the United States.

About Housing Authority Insurance, Inc.

Housing Authority Insurance, Inc. (HAI) sponsors programs for its membership, including insurance and risk management programs, scholarship and internship programs, and charitable activities. HAI advocates and supports legislative and regulatory issues that help to improve the public and affordable housing industries. HAI is a nonprofit association incorporated in 1987.

About Cone Communications

Cone Communications (www.conecomm.com) is a public relations and marketing agency known for igniting brands with high-impact strategies and programs based in deep insights, unique subject matter expertise and innovation. Focusing on key areas such as brand communications, social media,  corporate social responsibility, cause marketing, entertainment marketing, nonprofit marketing, and crisis prevention/management – the agency is positioned to help clients achieve both business and societal outcomes. Cone Communications is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines.  DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.  Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Cone Releases 2012 Cone Communications Holiday Trend Tracker

Cause marketing is already in full force this holiday season, but whether those promotions will translate into sales is yet to be seen. According to the 2012 Cone Communications Holiday Trend Tracker, just 16 percent of consumers plan to purchase, or have already purchased, cause-related gifts (a decrease from 49% in 2010). A substantial 41 percent are still undecided if they’ll participate in holiday cause marketing – signaling a significant opportunity for companies to appeal to the hearts and wallets of consumers.

Cone Releases the 2012 Corporate Social Return Trend Tracker

When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumers want more than aspirational mission statements. According to the newly released 2012 Cone Communications Corporate Social Return Trend Tracker, 84 percent of Americans hold companies accountable for producing and communicating the results of CSR commitments by going beyond the mission to robustly communicate progress against well-defined purpose.

Cone Communications Offers New Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing agency recognized as a pioneer in cause marketing and corporate social responsibility (CSR), is reporting a shift in stakeholder expectations that will set a new standard for CSR activities as companies must prove progress against well-defined purpose. The agency’s new approach to CSR is called Corporate Social ReturnSM and centers on measurable business, brand and societal impacts that yield benefits for vested stakeholders.

Cone Releases the 2012 Breast Cancer Trend Tracker

Nearly all Americans (92%) believe breast cancer is a critical cause for corporations to support, but just 26 percent feel companies have had a significant positive impact on the issue. Moreover, only half (52%) of consumers believe their individual breast cancer-related purchases make a difference, according to the 2012 Cone Communications Breast Cancer Trend Tracker.

Xylem Recognized as Leader in Corporate Philanthropy

The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), the only international forum of business leaders exclusively focused on raising the level and quality of corporate societal engagement, announces the recipients of the 12th annual Excellence Awards --Kraft Foods, Xylem Inc. and Good360 in partnership with The Home Depot. CECP recognizes these organizations’ commitments to the communities around them and for exemplifying the Award’s four rigorous Standards of Excellence: CEO leadership, partnership, a commitment to measurement, and innovation.

Time Warner Cable Initiative Receives Hall of Fame Honor

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Time Warner Cable Initiative Receives Hall of Fame Honor

Connect a Million Minds Recognized as Best-In-Class

 

BOSTON (April 18, 2012) – Cone Communications is proud to announce that their client, Time Warner Cable, will be inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame for the Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) program. 

 

Created in partnership with Cone, CAMM is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Using a variety of channels to raise awareness and connect students to engagement opportunities in STEM, TWC is empowering students as the next generation of problem solvers.

Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds will be inducted into PR News’ Platinum PR Awards Hall of Fame at on October 15, 2013.

Each year the Platinum PR Awards Hall of Fame honors successful communications initiatives that have stood the test of time. According to PR News, “Inductees represent the best of PR, serving as best-in-class models for all future communications initiatives.”

“Recognition of this caliber is very gratifying and humbling,” says Tessie Topol, title, TWC.  “We are proud to be able to use our efforts to address a critical issue that is so deeply tied to future success for students and our country.

“Time Warner Cable has truly created a model program that is so successful because they have invested the time, money and manpower in making is succeed,” says Jens/Bill??, title, Cone Communications.  “We are gratified to have been able to work them to accomplish their goals.”

 

About Time Warner Cable
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About Cone Communications

Cone Communications (www.conecomm.com) is a public relations and marketing agency known for igniting brands with high-impact strategies and programs based in deep insights, unique subject matter expertise and innovation. Focusing on key areas such as brand communications, social media,  corporate social responsibility, cause marketing, entertainment marketing, nonprofit marketing, and crisis prevention/management – the agency is positioned to help clients achieve both business and societal outcomes. Cone Communications is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines.  DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

Cone Wins Big at PR News CSR Awards

Cone Communications and their client, Timberland, are proud to announce that the partnership won two awards at this year’s PR News CSR Awards. The duo was the winner of the Best Green Campaign and the Social Media Category for their efforts on Timberland’s Arbor Day campaign. Additionally, Timberland was enshrined in the Hall of Fame for CSR Communication along with only three other brands. The agency received the news at the PR News CSR Awards on Tuesday, April 17th, at a luncheon in Washington D.C.