Steel & Holt

Steele & Holt is an independent corporate communications consultancy agency.

Steele & Holt is an independent corporate communications consultancy agency.

Created in 2013 by Daphné Claude, Sylvain Fort, Servane Taslé and Laura Barkatz, the consultancy advises players in the economic, financial, industrial and geopolitical sectors. Sylvain Fort has since become an advisor to the French President.

Today, the agency is made up of a team of experienced consultants from various professional backgrounds, each with a range of complementary skills.

In direct and constant contact with opinion leaders, Steele & Holt has a perfect knowledge of the news agenda, the media landscape and best practices in conducting strategic speaking opportunities.

ANALYSE, ADVISE AND APPLY

Public Relations (PR) – Corporate communications – Reputation management – Crisis communication – Geopolitical crisis management – Coordination of International networks – Digital communications – Content creation & management – Brand launches – Support and preparation of spokespeople – KPI reportings and impact analysis

MEDIA

We establish a relationship of trust between our clients and relevant media (printed or online press, both generalist or trade,, radio and TV). These connections are also leveraged both in and outside of France, particularly with the wider European media. We provide monitoring tools designed to measure and evaluate the impact of our different PR actions and prepare regular reports which give our clients a complete and up-to-date view of their image on a national, regional or even international level.

BEYOND THE MEDIA

We partner with our clients in order to access the circles and policy makers that they wish to reach in order to make their key messages heard.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We choose the most relevant digital tools and create, with our clients, the most effective means by which to convey their message, but also to plan and resolve potential crises.

TOOLS

Blogs, website, events, sponsorship deals, written documents (reports, books, articles): we act to help to define the best strategy in these areas and choose the best service provider when certain needs have to be outsourced.

MANAGING CRISIS

Social issues, restructurings, strategic operation, changes in management: we have all the necessary experience to accompany our clients in these critical situations in order to  limit potential reputational damage, and even turn complex scenarios to their advantage. We actively and constantly strive to preserve our clients’ reputation.

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

We define the broad messages of internal communications which occur alongside the transformational phases of businesses. We also carry out audits of  the communication function.

“A team of experienced professionals from a wide diversity of backgrounds, with a range of complementary experiences (literary and financial profiles, with both in-house and agency experience, in France and abroad.)”

DAPHNÉ CLAUDE

Founding Partner

Daphné developed her public relations and communications expertise while at Citigate Dewe Rogerson in London and then Publicis Consultants. In 2004, she co-founded the Citigate Dewe Rogerson office in Paris. Daphné advises her clients on the full range of their public relations issues, including corporate image, brand launches and crisis communications advice. After starting her career with in the Belgian consultancy IP Strategies where she was in charge of the “European Venture Forum” in partnership with Europe Unlimited, Daphné Claude was an analyst in M&A and private placements at the American investment bank, SoundView Technology Group, before joining Citigate.

phone +33 6 66 58 81 92 mail daphne@steeleandholt.com

Laura Barkatz

Associate Director

A consultant for over 10 years, Laura has developed strong expertise in the financial sector. Laura started her career with the public relations firm Sofitel before joining the corporate communications and financial agency Citigate Dewe Rogerson. In 2013, Laura became involved in the creation of the Steele & Holt agency. She advises her clients in the asset management, private banking and private-equity sectors. Laura also advises company managers on their communication in the context of financial operations.

phone +33 1 79 74 80 12 mail laura@steeleandholt.com

Servane Taslé

Associate Director

Consultant for more than 20 years, Servane developed her expertise in financial and corporate press relations at the agencies Gavin Anderson and Citigate Dewe Rogerson. In 2013, Servane became involved in the development of the Steele & Holt agency. In direct and constant communication with the main editorial desks in France, she advises her clients on issues around operations linked to acquisitions, growth strategy, creation of new companies as well as crisis management. start-ups and crisis operations.

phone +33 1 79 74 80 15 mail servane@steeleandholt.com

Sophie Lhuillier

Senior Account Manager

After experiences in two Parisian agencies specialised in institutional communications and finance, Sophie joined Steele & Holt in 2015. She advises her clients on positioning issues and strategic public relations (PR) in the asset management, private banking, insurance and real estate sectors. Sophie has an excellent knowledge of both specialized and generalist media.

phone +33 1 79 74 80 10 mail sophie@steeleandholt.com

Claire Guermond

Account Manager

Claire joined Steele&Holt in 2014 after a year working within the Marketing and Communications department of Mazars, first in Paris and then New York. Responsible for the coordination of marketing and communications actions in over 60 countries, this experience within a global audit and advisory player enabled her to develop expertise in managing projects in an international context.

A graduate of EM Lyon, Claire has been advising clients within asset management, private banking, private-equity and real-estate since joining the Steele & Holt agency.

phone +33 1 79 74 80 13 mail claire@steeleandholt.com

Bénie Igiraneza

Account Manager

Bénie joined the Steele & Holt agency in 2015 as a consultant. Prior to this, she worked within the Internal Communications and Press Relations team of AXA Investment Managers in Paris, after having worked for a year and a half as a communications and institutional relations officer within a start-up. Bénie has worked with several leading international asset management companies as well as major players in private equity, real estate and fintech . She also works on e-reputation accounts for the agency’s clients, from strategic advice to team training exercises.

phone +33 1 85 08 04 54 mail benie@steeleandholt.com

Dominic Riding

Account Manager

After working for over 3 years at Citigate Dewe Rogerson in France, Dominic joinedAfter working for over 3 years at Citigate Dewe Rogerson in France, Dominic joined the Steele & Holt team in 2016. He advises clients in designing
and implementing their media and digital communication strategies in France
and abroad in the asset management, private-equity, and fintech sectors, while also advising on corporate strategy.He is a literature graduate of the University of Oxford (Hertford College).

phone +33 1 85 95 00 08 mail dominic@steeleandholt.com

Gaétan Pierret

(Français) Consultant Junior

(Français) Après 3 ans d’expérience en matière de communication corporate et financière, Gaétan est arrivé chez Steele & Holt en septembre 2017. Véritable soutien aux équipes, Gaétan conseille des clients dans les domaines de la gestion d’actifs et du Private Equity.

phone +33 1 79 74 80 14 mail gaetan@steeleandholt.com

Selected clients or recent assignments

  • Activa Capital

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2015

  • Alpha Private Equity

    Public relations since 2017

  • A Plus Finance

    Corporate communications, Public relations & social media since 2014

  • Axa Investment Managers

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2014

  • Bny Mellon

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2017

  • Candriam

    Corporate communications & Public relations since

  • CDC International Capital

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2015

  • Drouot

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2016

  • Edmond de Rothschild

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2010

  • Emova

    Corporate communications & Public relations

  • En Marche !

    Management of media relations
    in August 2016 during presidential elections

  • Fidelity International

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2016

  • France Brevets

    Communication advice
    Public relations since 2017

  • Idinvest Partners

    Corporate communications , Public relations & media relations since 2011

  • IM Square

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2016

  • La Salle

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2015

  • Lendix

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2015

  • Letus Private Office

    Communication around brand launch end of 2016

  • Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2017

  • M&G Investments

    Corporate communications &
    Public relations since 2007

  • Neuflize OBC

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2013

  • Novaxia

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2015

  • Perceva

    M&A Communications (Dalloyau, Monceau Fleurs, Shark, Supra, BPI Group, Cauval,
    Vanity Fair Brands) and public relations since 2007

  • Sycomore

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2014

  • Syz AM

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2016

  • The Carlyle Group

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2013

  • Yomoni

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2015

  • Zadig et Voltaire

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2017

22 rue de la Paix 75002 Paris