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May 17, 2017, 10:14 ET Americans Willing To Buy Or Boycott Companies Based On Corporate Values, According To New Research By Cone Communications

Seven-in-10 Americans believe companies have an obligation to take actions to improve issues that may not be relevant to everyday business...


Jun 01, 2016, 10:15 ET Half Of Employees Won't Work For Companies That Don't Have Strong Corporate Responsibility Commitments

Two-thirds of American employees feel their work and personal life are becoming increasingly blended and nearly all (93%) want to work for a company...


Nov 19, 2015, 02:55 ET #GivingTuesday Continues to Grow, But Gap Remains Between Online Donation Intent and Action

In the wake of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday. Harnessing the power of social media, #GivingTuesday is...


Jul 15, 2015, 02:10 ET As 2014 CSR Reports File In, Research Shows Companies Must Go Beyond a PDF

Although 82 percent of Americans expect companies to report on the progress of their social and environmental efforts, only 17 percent of Americans...


Nov 25, 2014, 11:15 ET Crowdfunding, Online Giving Changing Holiday Donations

With the holidays fast approaching, all eyes are on #GivingTuesday, the red kettle and other calls to help those in need. Yet, holiday giving is...


May 22, 2014, 10:14 ET Cone Communications Launches New Tool for Companies to Assess Social Return

Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing agency, announces the launch of its new social impact tool to help companies assess,...


Apr 17, 2014, 10:14 ET New Recycling Study Shows Lack Of Bins Is No. 1 Barrier To Recycling In The Home

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers consistently recycle in the home, but despite a genuine concern for the environment, only about half do so...


Feb 24, 2014, 04:45 ET Saffron Road Food Selects Cone Communications as AOR

After conducting a six month creative account review, Cone Communications (Cone) was selected as agency of record by Saffron Road Food, producer of...


Jan 09, 2014, 02:16 ET Cone Communications Launches Materiality360(SM)

Cone Communications, a Boston-based public relations agency specializing in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is launching a new CSR product,...


Dec 11, 2013, 11:45 ET Companies Capture Consumers' Hearts And Wallets With Holiday Cause Marketing

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday may be behind us, but with two weeks left in the holiday season, companies still need to find...


Oct 02, 2013, 10:14 ET American Enthusiasm To Shop With A Conscience At Record-High, But Doubts About Corporate Impact Persist

American demand for cause is stronger than ever, according to 20 years of benchmarking data released today by Cone Communications. Despite a...


Sep 16, 2013, 10:18 ET Cone Celebrates 33 Years of Excellence

Back in the summer of 1980, when Americans were held hostage in Iran, the Moscow Summer Olympics were boycotted by the US, and Jimmy Carter was...


Sep 12, 2013, 03:00 ET Cone Communications Names Bill Fleishman as Chief Executive Officer and Jens Bang as Chairman

Public relations and marketing agency Cone Communications today announced that Bill Fleishman, president of the agency, has also assumed the role of...


Aug 21, 2013, 10:14 ET Global Citizens Demand Company Involvement In Natural Disaster Relief

As communities around the world continue to recover from natural disasters on epic scales, citizens look to companies – not just governments or aid...


Jun 11, 2013, 01:10 ET Who's Driving The Shopping Cart This Father's Day? Dads Making More Household Purchasing Decisions

This Father's Day, Dad may be more interested in coupons than in a new tie or coffee mug. According to the 2012 Cone Communications Year of the Dad...


Jun 03, 2013, 10:14 ET Cone Communications Launches CSR SocialScore(SM) to Measure CSR and Social Leadership

Boston-based public relations and marketing agency, Cone Communications, is launching a social media and Corporate Social Responsibility product, CSR ...


May 22, 2013, 10:14 ET With CSR In Global Demand, Corporate Reputation Is At Stake, According To New Research From Cone Communications And Echo Research

No longer a nice-to-do, corporate social responsibility is now a reputational imperative – or liability. As revealed in the 2013 Cone...


Nov 29, 2012, 10:14 ET Consumers Unsure If Holiday Cause Promotions Are "Naughty Or Nice"

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...


Oct 23, 2012, 10:12 ET Consumers Demand More Than CSR "Purpose"

When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumers want more than aspirational mission statements. According to the newly released...


Oct 18, 2012, 10:12 ET Consumers Question Intent and Impact of Breast Cancer Cause Marketing

Nearly all Americans (92%) believe breast cancer is a critical cause for corporations to support, but just 26 percent feel companies have had a...


Jun 12, 2012, 10:12 ET Is Dad King of the Aisle? One-Third of Moms Admit Dads are Having More Influence on Grocery Shopping, According to Cone Communications Survey

More than one-in-three (35%) moms admit dads have had more influence on grocery store purchases over the last few years. And, with 52 percent of dads ...


Mar 27, 2012, 10:12 ET Consumers Still Purchasing, But May Not Be "Buying" Companies' Environmental Claims

Eight-in-ten Americans don't believe companies are addressing all of their environmental impacts, and only 44 percent trust companies' green claims....


Dec 01, 2011, 11:59 ET Nearly All Consumers Likely to Switch Brands to Support a Cause This Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, new research reveals that consumers' heartstrings are leading their purchase decisions and putting...


Oct 04, 2011, 10:12 ET Global Consumers Voice Demand for Greater Corporate Responsibility

Ten thousand consumers in major countries around the globe are demanding a higher level of responsibility by companies in dealing with societal...