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    Who we are ?

    Vae Solis Communications is a communication strategy and crisis management consultancy, resulting from the merger of Footprint Consultants and Vae Solis Corporate.

    Taken from the Latin expression that means \”woe to he who goes alone \”, our name carries our positioning: to independently support and advise corporate executives in all circumstances, from improving their image to defending their reputation.

    Headed by Philippe Manière and directed by Arnaud Dupui-Castérès, Vae Solis Communications is a multidisciplinary team counting 45 consultants, managed by a collective of experts composed of 14 executive directors.

    The diversity of our educational and professional backgrounds (public and private sectors, politics and media, etc.) allows us to benefit from complementary experiences and expertise, and thus provide a transversal approach: from advising to implementing information and communication strategies.

    Our approach

    We prioritise emergence trends, logic of influence and dialogue with stakeholders to entirely focus our approach on image and reputation management.
    Our interventions aim at helping our clients building their image, defining their messages and reaching their audiences, either through anticipative communication strategy or active communication strategy.

    Our objectives are:

    • Building an image/defining messages: positioning and information strategy

      Because we work on the identity and image of companies and institutions, we define the positioning, narratives, key messages to introduce the organizations and make them heard in the public debate.

    • Developing and valuing reputation: influence and dialogue devices, emerging actions

      Relations with key opinion leaders are crucial to enhance awareness and visibility, to improve reputation and to build-up an image. We work at boosting our clients’ relations with stakeholders through public affairs, press relations and lobbying.

    • Protecting the value of brands and organizations: risk prevention and crisis management

      We aspire to be a true “security” for our clients by preserving their image value (brand, market share, rating…), protecting their trust capital.

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    A few dates


    • Creation of Leo Corporate, in partnership with the Leo Burnett group


    • Launch of the Sanitary Risks Observatory


    • The firm turns independent and becomes Vae Solis Corporate
    • Launch of 365°: first issue of our annual news tank



    • Creation of Vae Solis Europe, opening of the Brussels office


    • Footprint consultants and Vae Solis Corporate merge to form Vae Solis Communications




    Vae Solis Communications is a team of experts composed of 45 multidisciplinary consultants with a diversity of profiles and experiences in the public, political, and private sectors.

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