HuffPost: CSR Matters: Leading CSR Practitioners Weigh in on Top Lessons Learned in 2017

From record-breaking marches and protests to devastating generational weather events, to the strength of “The Silence Breakers” who spawned the #MeToo movement, 2017 in many ways transformed how our society works and lives.

Forbes: Watch For These 3 Corporate Social Impact Trends In 2018

We asked top social impact agency professionals to weigh in with their predictions for brand purpose initiatives in 2018. This is the first in a two-part series sharing their insights.Unsurprisingly, three of the trends focused on the importance of companies taking visible and strong stands on socio-political issues. 

Cone Communications and Timberland Recognized as Holmes Report Global SABRE Awards Winner

Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing agency, and its client Timberland, were recognized as a winner at this year’s Holmes Report Global SABRE Awards. The Global SABRE Awards recognize the 40 best public relations programs of the past year, from around the globe, selected from the winners of the Holmes Report SABRE regional competitions.

Cone Communications to Headline 2017 B:CIVIC Summit

Whitney Dailey, Director of Marketing/Research & Insights at Cone Communications, will join the 2017 B:CIVIC Summit as the keynote presenter on November 14. The event, hosted in metro Denver at the National Western Center, is designed to serve as a catalyst for building capacity in the community with social impact champions who know that for-profit business is a powerful force for social change.

Cone Communications Named A Top Place To Work By PR News Third Consecutive Year

Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing agency, is pleased to announce it has been named a Top Place to Work in PR by PR News for the third consecutive year. This award recognizes agencies and organizations that match their outstanding in-house and client PR work with exceptional efforts to support employees’ personal development and professional success.

Cone Communications Executives Speak at PRSA International Conference 

Cone Communications executives will be joining public relations industry experts as speakers at this year’s PRSA International Conference taking place October 8-10. Cone will help facilitate conversations on the topics of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the role of data in measurement and analytics as well as career planning at the three-day conference in Boston.

DoTopia: From Corporate Social Responsibility To Cause Marketing Extraordinaires

We are thrilled to be partnering with Cone Communications this week to highlight the company and how they Do Good in the world.  First, let us introduce you to Lindsey Snow (LS) and Devika Narayan (DN). Lindsey is a Senior Account Executive and works on an array of corporate social responsibility projects which help build impactful and meaningful results for corporate and nonprofit clients.  Devika is an Account Supervisor over CSR Strategy. She has supported the strategic planning and development of award winning programs for Fortune 500 companies including UPS, Xylem, Mars, Johnson & Johnson and Visa. Two very impressive ladies who do amazing work!

Forbes: Want To Engage Millennials? Try Corporate Social Responsibility

Embracing corporate social responsibility can benefit the bottom line as well. In a recent Cone Communications survey, 87% of Americans will purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about, and millennials are more likely than other generations to research the issues a company supports and the extent to which the company contributes.

Leading by example

Forbes: Marketing With A Purpose: What Does Your Company Stand For?

The lines between the way consumers and professionals buy have never been more blurred. And it’s no surprise. Businesses, after all, are a collection of people and we are either working or living so it’s only natural there is going to be some correlation. 

Gen Z Sees Social Media Activity As More Effective Than Community Involvement According To New Research By Cone Communications

Eighty-one percent of Gen Z believes they can have an impact on social and environmental issues by using social media, according to the 2017 Cone Gen Z CSR Study: How to Speak Z. The study, surveying Americans ages 13-19, examined this budding generation’s aptitude and attitudes toward company involvement in social and environmental issues – and just how they’re willing to stand up for causes they care about.

Bloomberg: How Not to Tweet During a Natural Disaster

During a major disaster like Harvey --  from which the federal government says it will take years to recover -- the most appropriate things for companies to do are to express sympathy and, ideally, offer aid to the victims. That’s because Americans believe businesses should practice corporate social responsibility. A 2017 study by Cone Communications found that 70 percent of Americans expect companies to take action on social challenges, even when they’re not related to their core business functions.