Cone Communications Sponsors Upcoming Sustainable Brands Conference

Cone’s Lisa Manley joins executives from Ben & Jerry’s to discuss  brand activism on SB’16 mainstage

BOSTON (June 1, 2016) – For the fifth year in a row, Cone Communications will join Sustainable Brands 2016 (SB’16) as a silver sponsor, helping to lead and facilitate the exciting sustainability and social impact conversation taking place over the four-day conference in San Diego on June 6-9.

Throughout the conference, Cone will host business and thought leaders in the “Cone Connect Suite” as well as hold a number of special events. On the opening day of SB’16, Cone will join client Timberland in co-hosting an after-party for the documentary film screening of KOMBIT: The Cooperative in the Cone Connect Suite. On Tuesday, June 7, a “Fireside BBQ” event will be co-hosted by Cone and client Goodyear.


Lisa Manley Leads Discussion on Brand Activism with Ben & Jerry’s

On Thursday, June 9, Lisa Manley, EVP of CR Strategy, is facilitating a conversation on brand activism alongside Cone client Ben & Jerry’s. The plenary session entitled, “Indulgent, Guilty, Empowered: Harnessing Emotion in Brand Positioning and Brand Activism” will explore how Ben & Jerry’s harnesses social activism to activate and empower consumers through campaigns like “Save Our Swirled” and “Empower Mint.” Lisa will be joined by Activism Manager Christopher Miller and Senior Global Marketing Manager Jay Curley of Ben & Jerry’s.

In addition, six of Cone’s clients will join the stage of SB’16 to share key insights into their leading corporate responsibility campaigns and initiatives.

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 the DAS Group of Companies
The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.