BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 serving his last year in office, a small PR shop with big dreams was born; an agency that would make significant contributions to the world of public relations. It is from this legacy that Cone Communications proudly celebrates our 33rd birthday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/NE79797LOGO ) Why 33? At age 33, Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence – setting the stage for the new United States; Amelia Earhart set the women's world speed record, paving the way for her solo flight across the Atlantic; William Clark set out on his famous expedition with Meriwether Lewis; Tim Berners-Lee (TimBL) first proposed the world-wide web; William Shakespeare had penned at least a dozen of his plays with dozens of his most famous still to come; and Beethoven had written two of his symphonies, with seven more of his best on the way. With forbearers such as these, we think 33 is an auspicious year. And, like these predecessors, we believe Cone Communications is on the cusp of some really great things. "Our 33rd year is a major turning point for us as an agency; we have really come of age and are poised to achieve new heights," says Jens Bang, Cone Communications' Chairman. "And, we think we're in pretty good company." So what does an agency do coming off the strongest year in its history? Continue to evolve, innovate and position the agency for exponential growth.