FINN Partners acquires Claudine Colin Communication
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FINN Partners acquires Claudine Colin Communication

Independent global marketing and communications company FINN Partners acquired Claudine Colin Communicationa 25-person Paris-based public relations agency specializing in arts and culture. The agency will be known as Claudine Colin Communication, A FINN Partners Company, and will work alongside industry-leading art firm FINN, led by Philippa Polskin.

Claudine Colin Communication, founded in 1990, is the leading artistic public relations firm in France and is a long-standing partner of Polskin Arts. The CCC represents prestigious arts organizations France, Europeand abroad, notably the Musée national Picasso-Paris, the musée du quai Branly-Jacques ChiracPinault Collection, Palace of TokyoThe Rencontres d’Arles, LUMA Arles, Lafayette Anticipations, Cartier Foundation, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Louvre-Lens Museum, Mucem, Marmottan Monet Museum, Jean Nouvel Workshops, Fine Arts from Paris, Pernod Ricard Foundation, Museum Yves Saint Laurent ParisCultural Olympiad for Paris 2024, 17th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, Art Basel at all trade fairs (Paris, Basel, Miami, Hong Kong), and the Fondation Beyeler. (Complete list of clients available at www.claudinecolin.com.)

“We already have one of the largest and most respected artistic practices in the PR agency world, and we are delighted to broaden and deepen this work by welcoming Claudine and her team. We are also very pleased to strengthen our presence in Paris. We currently have 15 people in this office, working with clients across sustainability, technology, consumer and health. We have now added the first French arts sector practice, and together we have 40 people in Paris“We look forward to working together as one team,” said Peter FinnCEO and Founder of FINN Partners.

Claudine Colin said, “I founded Claudine Colin Communication more than 30 years ago and I developed the activity both in France and internationally with a professional and committed team to support leaders in the artistic and cultural world, public and private, in the design and implementation of the communication and influence strategy of their projects.

I am delighted to announce that my team and I are joining FINN Partners, with whom we share the values ​​of high standards, rigor and independence. We have been working closely with Polskin Arts, a FINN Partners company, for many years in the field of art and culture. It is natural for us to join forces and further expand the scope of selected international projects on which we already collaborate.

Together, we will offer our clients expertise in the fields of art and culture in Europe, United States And Asia.With my trusted team, and in particular Anne-Sophie Decronumbourg and Anne Monéger-Laval, assistant directors, we will continue to develop our activities alongside our clients, with whom we have long-standing partnerships based on our reputation for excellence in service delivery, a guarantee of real influence, recognition and public success.”

Philippa Polskinwho helped bring businesses closer together, said: “Claudine Colin Communication is recognized everywhere as the undisputed leader in artistic public relations in Franceas well as a major force in cultural communications across EuropeWe warmly welcome the CCC and look forward to continuing our long history of collaboration with Claudine and her team, working alongside them at FINN Partners in what is truly the forefront of cultural communications.

Polskin Arts, recognized as one of the world’s largest and most important cultural public relations firms, has a distinguished and extensive client base in the United States and around the world, and has worked for decades on international projects in close collaboration with industry-leading partner, CCC. Parisand FINN Partners’ extensive network across the globe. FINN Partners’ acquisition of Claudine Colin Communication coincides with Polskin Arts’ recent and ongoing strategic expansion, which has added key senior executives and expanded its deep ties to all areas, for-profit and not-for-profit, of the rapidly evolving arts and culture field.

Claudine Colin Communication will be part of FINN Partners EMEA, led by Chantal Bowman-BoylesWith the addition of CCC, FINN Partners EMEA will have total fees of approximately $27 million and a total staff of approximately 270 people. The CCC will work closely with Polskin Arts to expand FINN Partners’ practice in the arts and culture sector.

France is the world center for art and culture, and we are proud and delighted to welcome Claudine’s team, with their unique knowledge and expertise. Our office in Paris CCC is renowned for its quality customer service and long-lasting relationships with its clients, two qualities that we share with CCC. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Claudine and her team over the past few months and I am confident that together we will achieve even greater success in France and throughout the region,” added Chantal Bowman-Boyles.

About Claudine Colin Communication

With a team of 25 people, Claudine Colin Communication offers a full range of skills to its clients in the fields of art, culture, lifestyle and cultural tourism. Its areas of expertise include: global communication, press relations, media partnerships, media campaigns, digital campaigns, institutional relations, crisis communication, etc. The agency has a complete portfolio of skills designed to support its clients in the development and implementation of a tailor-made communication strategy.

The firm has carried out communication campaigns for more than 30 cultural institutions that have opened or reopened, more than 20 European Capitals of Culture, festivals and seasonal programs. Each year, the firm works closely with around forty cultural institutions both in France and abroad. France and abroad.

About Polskin Arts

A leading cultural public relations firm, Polskin Arts has over six decades of experience working with prestigious clients around the world. With many of them, Polskin Arts has built professional relationships that have lasted for years. Polskin Arts offers a unique breadth of experience, an unmatched client network and the strengths of its internationally recognized parent company FINN Partners.

With a strong team of qualified professionals based mainly in New York City And Los Angeles and the international collaboration of its affiliated agencies and FINN Partners companies, Polskin Arts serves distinguished nonprofit and for-profit clients by developing strategic campaigns for leading museums and performing arts organizations, opening major investment projects, creating excitement for unprecedented cultural initiatives, building reputation and increasing brand awareness, strengthening the work of foundations and philanthropists, advising on the development of creative economies, and providing guidance on a wide range of corporate programs in arts and culture.

About FINN Partners, Inc.

Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, FINN Partners has grown from approximately $24 million in costs at nearly $200 million in fees over the past 12 years, becoming one of the fastest-growing independent public relations agencies in the world. Recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024, PRovoke Media’s Best Agency to Work For in 2024, and Agency of the Year 2022, the full-service marketing and communications firm’s record pace is the result of organic growth and the integration of new companies and people into the FINN world through a shared philosophy. With more than 1,400 professionals across 35 offices, FINN offers clients global access and capabilities across the Americas, EMEA, and AsiaAdditionally, FINN offers its clients access to leading agencies worldwide through its membership in the PROI Global Network.

Based at new YorkFINN has offices in: Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Bangalore, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Delhi, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Guam, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Jerusalem, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Madison, Wisconsin., Manila, Bombay, Munich, Nashville, Orange County, CaliforniaParis, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Vancouver, WashingtonAnd Washington DC Find us at finnpartners.com and follow us on LinkedIn, X and Instagram at @finnpartners.