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What if public relations was your gateway to the world?

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, France and the United States.

Fields of expertise

External communications

Daily, the senior management of companies and organizations pays attention to vectors like notoriety, reputation and credibility.

The Zone franche team can help you optimize these vectors to create lasting, responsible and constructive relationships, as much on the economic as the social front, as well as with your clients, employees and partners.

Besides positioning your company or organization, our team will also help you promote your products or services.

Internal communications

The quality of your communications with employees can have a major impact on your success.

When employees enjoy genuine conversations with management and are mobilized regarding the corporate vision, they can help an organization adapt quickly to change and set itself apart.

Zone franche can help you implement strategies that encourage employees to rally in support of common goals.

Public affairs and issue management

Managing discussions with citizens or organizations that are or may become concerned with the goals you are pursuing, especially in this age of social acceptance and sustainable development, requires diligence and professionalism.

The same is true when it comes to your relations with public administrations and organizations in charge of large-scale public consultation processes.

On another note, experience has shown that effectively managing working relationships has a significant influence on the working environment, the evolution of issues, the reputation of your organization and the quality of its relations with its stakeholders.

In any case, the Zone franche team can help you face these events with more peace of mind and act in the interest of all the parties involved.


Coaching for executives (communicate effectively with employees, social media management, spokesperson, public speaking, copywriting)
Communication plan
Community management
CSR planning and positionning
Digital production
Event planning
External & internal communication audit
Graphic design
Influencer relations
Media relations
Product launches
Public speaking program
Speech writing
Social media strategy
Strategic copywriting and content management
Strategic counsel
Strategic planning


Media room

July 6, 2017

Canada’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.


April 6, 2017

The Zone Franche Team Welcomes Three New Members

Public relations agency Zone franche is pleased to welcome three new members to its team: Léa Manuel as a consultant and My-Le Nguyen and Marion Urso as coordinators.


February 2, 2017

Zone franche enters the French market under the Villemarie banner

The Montréal public relations agency Zone franche is pleased to announce it is entering the French market under the Villemarie banner, which will have branches in Paris and Lyon as well as an office in Montréal.


October 24, 2016

Marie-Hélène d’Entremont-Sauvé named managing director
of 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.


October 14, 2016

A New Arrival at Zone franche!

Public relations agency Zone franche is pleased to welcome Morgane Lopez to its staff as a coordinator.


August 30, 2016

Two 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.


April 25, 2016

Strong 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.


March 17, 2016

Zone 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.


October 23, 2015

Latest News from Zone franche

Zone Franche is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Lavoie (ex-National).


March 27, 2014

Latest News from Zone franche

Zone franche welcomes Marcello Barsalou and Justine Gagnepain.


September 10, 2013

Justine 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.


June 4, 2012

A 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.




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