A team of experts for each project

2015 @Patrick Sordoillet

Claire Contamine, independant consultant since 2005, specialises in communications advice, media and public relations for businesses and the preservation and promotion boards for various industries. Surrounded by a team of talented partners – photographers, graphic designers, brand ambassadors, event creators, community managers, web designers and partner agencies from all over the world – she coordinates every project, designing and managing customised communication plans in conjunction with management teams.

SUNTEC Industries, reportage de TF1, 2013

Claire’s mission: to put in place sustainable growth drivers; to develop close links with a company’s various stakeholders – customers, prescribers, influencers and the public sphere; and to anticipate and prepare for media crises.

A career dedicated to communications

In 1996, Claire Contamine created the press service of one of the leading interprofessional wine bodies in France, the BIVB (Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne) in Beaune. For 7 years she coordinated the Burgundy wine growers’ and wine merchants’ annual press and public relations programmes across 12 countries, from New York to Tokyo, London, Geneva and Berlin.

Hong-Kong Jockey Club

Min Qian, propriétaire du Imperial Herbal Restaurant/ Singapore, réputé pour sa cuisine à base de remèdes traditionnels et d’herbes médicinales

In France, she supervised relationships with wine journalists and the economic press for the Burgundy wine industry, presenting the vintages and annual results, to coincide with the famous Hospices de Beaune wine sale. In 2005, she decided to create her own agency. Claire’s aim: to continue promoting the world of wine and spirits, and more broadly French luxury and French art of living, while at the same time using her networks and expertise to address complex problems:

  • industry and sustainable development,
  • crisis in the construction material sector,
  • the reach and influence of digital art,
  • issues concerning digital education for all,
  • employment issues in private medical practice,
  • image and brand awraness in the luxury sector…

ARTE Journal, reportage sur l’Exposition CONSTELLATIONS, Espace multimedia gantner, 2012

Laurent Dassault, Saint-Emilion, 2015

Pierre Arditi, Château du Clos de Vougeot, 2014 @Philippe Warrin

Born in Moulins (03) in Bourbonnais – the region famous for the oaks in Tronçais Forest, used throughout the world to make the finest wine and spirit barrels – Claire Contamine is a graduate of EFAP Paris (a leading communication studies school) achieving a Masters in communication, and has a master’s degree in international wine from the Burgundy CFPPA in Beaune, as well as degree in applied foreign languages. She also holds the WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits from the prestigious English school of wine, Plumpton College in Brighton. Three years spent in the remarkable environment of the Pommery Champagnes wine estate in Reims, then at the Bureau de Recherches
Géologiques et Minières (BRGM, Geological and Mining Research Bureau) in Orléans, were the beginnings of a career path marked out by curiosity, an interest in heritage and a taste for the art of living. A confirmed jazz lover, Claire Contamine cofounded the Beaune Jazz Festival through the La Jazzerie association.

Domaine POMMERY, Reims

Géologie, le cœur de métier du BRGM / Orléans

Brand communication consulting/Corporate communication

Our goal: providing communication support, enabling you to remain focused on your core business.

Claire Contamine offers a personalised approach to every project with different levels of involvement, from simple one-off advice to the complete management of your communication strategy. We offer:

  • analysis and recommendations ;
  • project management and coordination (editing, image reworking, new communication methods, etc);
  • annual support and strategic advice ;
  • outsourced press service

Sujet au 13H de France 2 – Campagne de dépistage de la rétinopathie diabétique / URPS Médecins Libéraux de Bourgogne

  • press-relations, e-PR
  • public relations
  • communicating change
  • anticipation and management of media crisis
  • communication of interprofessional and sectoral organizations
  • media-planning advice

Signature de la Charte de la Biodiversité par l’UNICEM, Assises nationales de la Biodiversité, Juin 2015

Reportage TF1, SUNTEC Industries, 2013

Newsletter Santé-Sécurité SESAAM / URPG 2015

Customized co-branding partnerships

Design of cobranding partnerships for media events or reserved for a targeted clientele: Cannes Film Festival, Deauville American Film Festival, Megève/Saint-Tropez Polo Masters Tour, Tribeca Film Festival, ChefDance Park City Utah

Relations-presse de la soirée de lancement du film ZULU, partenariat Montres Hamilton – Festival de Cannes @LA Communication, Hamilton

Content generation
  • Corporate and Product photo reportage, styling
  • editorial design
  • luxury printing
  • naming
  • logo creation and/or reworking
  • visual identity creation

Photo et annonce-presse pour JB Jessiaume, Chanzy @Patrick Sordoillet

Dépliant A5, 2015

Relations-presse de l’exposition Digital Art Works, espace multimedia gantner, Belfort (2012)

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International presence

Claire Contamine has coordinated dozens of overseas export projects, forming trusted relationships on the ground and forging partnership links with an extensive network of independent consultants and communication agencies. We will coordinate your international press and public relations projects, in export markets, in the run-up to professional trade shows or as part of strategic “winover” or operational marketing programmes.

Through our network of trusted partners, our agency is present in the capital cities and major towns of a dozen countries. We draw on the expertise of prominent core business experts in the United States (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami), Canada, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Dalian, Shenzen), Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Monaco and Germany. Projects are optimised locally thanks to the perfect market knowledge of our partners, who are in permanent contact with the media, opinion leaders, the major buyers and the public sphere.

Media relations for companies establishing a presence in France or Europe

We will also set up communication programmes for international companies to win over new French or European markets. Our services include: strategic consulting; analysis of best media targets; adaptation of messages and communication tools; and press relations management and representation in coordination with the client.

Brochure en japonais, Domaine Parent. Photo @Atelier Demoulin

Festival de Verbier, Suisse

Renée Russo, Writers Guild Awards 2015 @Zimbio

Sofia Coppola, Cannes Movie Star Lounge #William Fèvre 2013