French PR agency Hopscotch announced change in its management

Paris, France, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Jérôme Lascombe, one of the founding directors of French agency Hopscotch and member of the board of the Public Système Hopscotch group, will be leaving the company. The Public Système Hopscotch group will continue being led by Frédéric Bedin, Chairman of the Executive Board, Benoit Désveaux et Pierre-Franck Moley, members of the Executive Board, and Lionel Chouchan Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Nathalie Bernard, co-founder and Managing Director of Hopscotch, will lead the agency with the support of the management team members Jean-Paul Adnet, Cécile Granat, Eric Fourmental and Pascale Boissier.

Jérôme Lascombe, who had been a director of the Public Système Hopscotch group for the last three years, had gradually handed over the leadership of the agency to Nathalie Bernard.

Nathalie Bernard has spent all her career within PR agencies. After 6 years with Trimedia group, she joined GCI – now Cohn & Wolfe – in 1992, where she became an Associate Director.  In 2000, she founded Hopscotch with Jérôme Lascombe, becoming the agency Managing Director.

“With Jérôme, I created a key player of the French Public Relations, said Nathalie Bernard. I am delighted to become its leader today. The market is offering tremendous opportunities both in France and internationally. We are now inventing the future of Hopscotch”.

“I decided to go back to creating businesses and to devote more time to leading Lascorp, my technology and media investment company, explained Jérôme Lascombe. I am fortunate to have created Hopscotch with a group of unique women and men. Nathalie and many others have built it to be the best PR agency in Paris. Today, I hand them over its destiny”.

“We have every confidence in Nathalie and her team, adds Frédéric Bedin, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Public Système Hopscotch group. She can count on the full support of the group and its 500 collaborators. Jérôme is leaving us for new entrepreneurship ventures and I have no doubt that he will succeed in his projects”.

Jérôme Lascombe will remain a reference shareholder of Public Système Hopscotch.

About Public Système Hopscotch
Top 3 communication consultancy in France, Public Système Hopscotch is structured around 3 major agencies – Le Public Système, an integrated communications agency, Hopscotch, a public relations and digital communications agency, heaven, a digital marketing agency – and several specialist agencies (such as Sagarmatha, Human to Human…).

At international level, the group is present on all continents through Hopscotch Système: Hopscotch Système Europe, Hopscotch Système Asia, Hopscotch Système Africa and Hopscotch Système Americas.

Public Système Hopscotch was ranked 20th in the most recent Holmes Report Global Agency ranking.

Quoted on Euronext Paris (ISIN Code: PUS FR 00000 6527 8), the group has 545 employees. In 2012, it achieved a gross margin of 58.7 million euros and turnover of 159 million euros.

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About Hopscotch
With 130 consultants, Hopscotch is one of the leaders of PR and digital communication in France. Since 2000, Hopscotch has been helping brands, businesses and institutions to grow their visibility, manage their reputation and foster meaningful and sustainable relationships and dialogues with their internal and external audiences.

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