Cone Communications Expands Award-Winning CSR Strategy Practice with the Addition of Two CSR and Communication Experts

BOSTON (October 31, 2016) – Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing agency, announces the hire of two corporate social responsibility (CSR) experts to expand its award-winning CSR Strategy practice. Cone welcomes the addition of Matt Panichas, senior account supervisor and Erin O’Neil, account supervisor, to bolster Cone’s leading CSR and communications work.

Panichas joins Cone from PAN Communications, where he developed and implemented integrated communications programs in the healthcare, professional services, education technology and sustainability spaces. O’Neil brings nonprofit marketing and communications expertise from her recent roles at nonprofit Dress for Success and creative agency PUBLIC.   

“Our category-defining CSR work continues to grow and we are committed to bringing together some of the deepest thinkers in the space to help solve our clients’ most complex communications challenges,” says Bill Fleishman, chief executive officer, Cone Communications. “The addition of Matt and Erin helps us deliver emotional storytelling and build brand value for all our clients while fueling our commitment to Always Making a Difference℠.”

This announcement comes on the heels of new client wins, including Eastern Bank, Operation Warm and AECOM, as well as industry accolades, including the fourth consecutive PR Week “CSR A-List” award earlier this year.

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 ( 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 DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), a global group of marketing services companies.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in 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 delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. 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.