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.

The management team

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

Selected clients or recent assignments

  • Alliance Global Investors

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations since 2019

  • ABN AMRO Invest solutions

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations since 2013
    to december 2018

  • Activa Capital

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations since 2015
    to June 2018

  • AFLD - Agence française de lutte contre le dopage

    Crisis communication mission in 2017

  • Alpha Private Equity

    Public relations - 2017

  • A Plus Finance

    Corporate communications, Public relations & social media since 2014

  • Arkea Investment Services

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2017

  • Axa Investment Managers

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2014

  • Bny Mellon

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2017

  • Candriam

    Corporate communications & Public relations since

  • Carmignac

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations since 2019.

  • CDC International Capital

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations since 2015
    to consolidation with Bpifrance

  • Drouot

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations in 2016

  • Edmond de Rothschild

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2010

  • Emova

    Corporate communications & Public relations

  • En Marche !

    Presidential Elections 2017
    - Communication and Management
    of media relations

  • Essling

    Corporate Communication & Public Relation since the begining in April 2016

  • Fidelity International

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2016

  • Fitch Ratings

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2018

  • 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

  • Jeito

    Communication advice,
    Press relations and social media
    since 2020.

  • La Salle

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2015

  • Letus Private Office

    Communication around brand launch end of 2016

  • Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions

    Corporate communications & Public relations - 2017

  • Lydia

    Corporate communications &
    Public relations in 2018

  • M&G Investments

    Corporate communications &
    Public relations since 2007

  • Meeschaert Capital Partners

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations since 2019

  • Neuflize OBC

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations
    since 2013 to december 2018

  • Novaxia

    Corporate communications
    & Public relations since 2015 to 2017

  • October

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2015 to 2018

  • Perceva

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

  • Schroders

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2017

  • 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

  • VMLY&R

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2018

  • Zadig et Voltaire

    Corporate communications & Public relations since 2017