CHICAGO—GolinHarris has opened a new office in Paris, the firm’s third European location. Led by Sophie Ravier, the new operation will service U.S. and European-based clients operating in the French market.
The anchor account of the new office will be the U.S.-based Florida Department of Citrus, a client of the firm since 1995 when GolinHarris was charged with managing its U.S. domestic program. The firm now leads the development and implementation of FDOC’s global export programs in Canada, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan and France.
As director of the Paris office, Ravier will lead GolinHarris’ growth and client service initiatives for France. Before joining GolinHarris, Ravier developed communication strategies for international brands such as Perrier, Teisseire and Vittel. Her expertise includes brand positioning, strategic media relations, sponsorship and events, and partnership development.
She also spent three years as the senior account executive for Sopexa, the marketing arm of France’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Golin’s existing European operations include a London office best known for its work in the consumer and technology realms, and a Frankfurt office that focuses primarily on corporate and financial communications.