Founded in Montreal in 2010, Zone franche helps its clients build strong relationships with all who matter to them. The keys that open the door onto the world: create relationships, initiate conversations and share captivating stories.
Recognized on numerous occasions for delivering award-winning campaigns, the agency continues to offer its clients strategies that differ from traditional approaches, generating visibility and credibility.
Zone franche provides services to a wide range of companies and organizations in areas as diverse as education, energy, new technologies, health, real estate, transport, telecommunications, financial services and Insurance. The agency supports its clients’ public relations efforts across Canada and in France.
|• Corporate communication • Influencer communication • Internal communication • Social media communication • Product communication • Issues management • Public affairs • Coaching and training|
|• Communication plan • Strategic counsel • Audit (research, surveys, focus groups) • Speech writing • Media relations • Social media strategy • Influencer relations • Event planning • Training • Product/campaign launches • Media monitoring|
December 19, 2020To be 10 years old in 2020. Or the survivor guilt syndrome.
Marie-Françoise Hervieu, President and founder
Last September, Zone franche turned 10 years old. We had started planning a celebration at the beginning of the year, but due to the pandemic, it did not take place.MORE
November 2020Four New Team Members at Zone franche
Zone franche is pleased to announce the promotions of Marion Urso to account director and Raphael Rochette to consultant, as well as the appointments of Rose-Marie Ménard and Sarah Hind Cheriet as coordinators.MORE
September10, 2020Outsourcing or internalizing your communication: a question of balance
In an increasingly complex world, the communication professions, like most other fields, now require a wide range of skills, each more specialised than the last.MORE
July 22, 2019Zone Franche Welcomes Four New Team Members
The public relations agency Zone franche is pleased to welcome four new members to its team, Ludivine Félix as Account Director, Raphaël Rochette and Élodie Minguet-Mei as Coordinators, and Francine Gnago as Accounting Technician.MORE
May 30, 2019Foreign companies succeed in Canada when they lock down an effective public relations strategy
Businesses that choose Canada as their port of entry to North America would do well to take an effective approach to public relations that is tailored to their target market.MORE
May 6, 2019ZONE FRANCHE JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK 3AW
The Montreal-based public relations agency Zone franche announced today its alliance with 3AW, an international network of independent communication agencies.MORE
November 12, 2018LOUIS BEAUCHAMP NAMED VICE-PRESIDENT OF ZONE FRANCHE Matthieu Sauvé set to retire in spring 2019 and Marie-Hélène d’Entremont-Sauvé named general director
Zone franche is proud to welcome new vice-president Louis Beauchamp into its ranks. His arrival coincides with the retirement of founding agency managing partner Matthieu Sauvé.MORE
July 6, 2017Canada’s 150th: Bombardier Celebrates Canadian Innovation
Bombardier celebrated Canada's 150th anniversary by honouring several Canadian innovations in a video broadcast in French and English on Canada Day on Facebook.MORE
October 24, 2016Marie-Hélène d’Entremont-Sauvé named managing directorof Zone franche in Montréal
Zone franche management is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Hélène d'Entremont-Sauvé as the agency’s managing director.MORE
October 14, 2016A New Arrival at Zone franche!
Public relations agency Zone franche is pleased to welcome Morgane Lopez to its staff as a coordinator.MORE
August 30, 2016Two promotions at Zone franche
The public relations agency Zone franche is proud to announce that Justine Plourde and Éliane Légaré were appointed consultants, an initiative that reflects their important contribution to the ongoing success of the agency since their arrival in 2013 and in 2014, respectively.MORE
April 25, 2016Strong growth at Zone franche since the beginning of the year: two new hires and a promotion
Having hired two consultants in February, the PR agency Zone franche is proud to announce the arrival of Chloé Lebouc as a consultant and Valéry Chartrand as a coordinator, as well as Ariane St-Pierre’s promotion to junior consultant.MORE
March 17, 2016Zone franche announces two nominations and two promotions
The public relations agency Zone franche is pleased to announce the arrival of Patrick Préville as Senior Consultant and Ariane St-Pierre as coordinator.MORE
October 23, 2015Latest News from Zone franche
Zone Franche is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Lavoie (ex-National).MORE
March 27, 2014Latest News from Zone franche
Zone franche welcomes Marcello Barsalou and Justine Gagnepain.MORE
September 10, 2013Justine Plourde appointed junior advisor at Zone franche
Zone franche is pleased to announce the appointment of Justine Plourde (ex-Moment Factory) as a junior advisor.MORE
June 4, 2012A first award for Zone franche!
There was some happy news last week, as Zone franche won its first prize at the annual gala of the Société québécoise des professionnels en relations publiques.MORE