May, 23rd 2016



Daniel Saltsman and Fabien Aufrechter, Influence consultants at Havas France, have been nominated to represent France at the next Young Lions PR Competition, selected by a jury of 18 PR professionals. 

The two Frenchmen elected best in public relations for 2016 will now compete against the best in world public relations  (from countries including the USA, UK, Sweden, China, Columbia and Romania,) and benefit from a personalised coaching programme. They will undergo at least a dozen training sessions and workshops leading up to D Day, including “PR minded 2016”, “Culture RP”, “Technique de Smart Slide”, “Pitch Elevator”, “The best case studies of the world”, “Designed like a Big Idea”, “Cannes Lions Mindset”, “NGO PR”, “Penser global et intégré” amongst others. 

To recap, the “Meilleurs Espoirs Français des Relations Publics” is a competition launched in 2015, and was the original idea of Isabelle Wolf, CEO and founder of the agency Kingcom, in conjunction with the Syntec Conseil en Relations Publics (the French PR federation) and its partners, with the aim of nominating and coaching the ambassadorial French team at the “Young Lions PR Competition” at the Cannes Lions Festival. 


Daniel and Fabien are PR consultants at Havas Paris, where they work for clients in a variety of industries including energy, transport, finance, digital, etc. After winning the PR competition of best Young French PR in March 2016, they are now representing France at the Young Lions PR competition. 
Daniel, a rap and tennis enthusiast, graduated from the Sciences Po Paris Communication School. He also studied abroad in Vancouver, Canada, for a year. After internships in strategic planning and political communication in Paris and New York City, he joined Havas Paris in 2014. Fabien graduated from CELSA (Sorbonne school of Communication) and Sorbonne University in History of international affairs. He also studied abroad at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He set up two student societies in Ireland and in France before joining Havas Paris in 2015. 

Daniel and Fabien are not only colleagues, they are also good friends. Together, they like creating comic videos, as you will discover in their manifesto. With their PR vision and sense of humour, there’s no doubt about it: they’ll certainly be serious contenders for the competition! 

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