Ludovic Leforestier

Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic and LinkedIn) is a recognised thought leader in influencer and analyst relations. He has over 20 years of hands-on analyst relations experience with the very best AR teams such as Oracle and IBM and has built two world-class analyst & influencer relations departments at management firm BearingPoint and AdTech leader Criteo. At BearingPoint, he also led the launch and development of the BearingPoint Institute. He has co-founded the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR>) and is currently serving as one of its Board Members. He is the founder of Starsight Communications, a dedicated AR agency.

IIAR> Discussion Group: managing Analyst-Advisory Day

IIAR> Discussion Group: managing Analyst-Advisory Day

Our next IIAR> Best Practice Paper will be on managing Analyst -advisory days. Join the IIAR> Editorial Committee on the 2nd of August 2022 for a discussion on how to best leverage those crucial days with industry analysts and Sourcing Advisors for maximum AR impact. This discussion for IIAR> members will be hosted by IIAR> …

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IIAR Monthly F2F Meetup London July 2022

IIAR> London F2F Meet-up July 2022

IIAR> members – join us on Thursday 7th July 2022 for our next f2f IIAR> meet-up in London. Enjoy a drink or two and in-person conversations with your AR peers and your favourite analysts around AR related hot topics and best practices. Attendance is free to members. The IIAR meet-up is hosted by IIAR> Co-Founder Ludovic …

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IIAR> Webinar with Omdia Research

***ATTENTION, NEW DATE*** Join us on the 14th June 2022 for an IIAR> Webinar with Bill Morelli / Chief Research Officer, Omdia (LinkedIn), Nick Fielden / Chief Commercial Officer (LinkedIn), Iva Gotovac / Senior Director for Marketing (LinkedIn) and Tanya Noronha / Product Director (LinkedIn), for an overview of Omdia Research, what it covers and its …

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Ben Wood / Chief Analyst, CCS Insight

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Today’s IIAR> Around in 10 questions interview is withBen Wood / Chief Analyst, CCS Insight (@benwood, LinkedIn) who oversees the research programme at CCS Insight with a specific focus on connected devices. 1. What are your coverage areas?I have a broad remit within CCS Insight covering a wide range of topics, however my area of …

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IIAR> Why should startups (and scaleups) have an analyst relations strategy? By Ludovic Leforestier / Starsight Communications and IIAR> Board Member.

IIAR> Primer: Why should startups and scale-ups have an analyst relations strategy?

Introduction AR can provide startups and scale ups an unfair advantage. It can play a key role in building investor confidence and increasing early signups. It can do this by developing long-term relationships with the people who influence industry buyers more than any other group: analysts.  In the following Primer, we break down how an …

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Alan Pelz-Sharpe / Deep Analysis

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Today’s IIAR> Around in 10 questions interview is with Alan Pelz-Sharpe / Founder, Deep Analysis (@4deepanalysis, LinkedIn, blog) who covers Innovation in Information and Automation Management. What are your coverage areas?Quite broad as we don’t take a siloed approach to technology – instead we focus on looking for innovative new approaches in the world of …

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IIAR> Discussion Group: managing analyst inquiries

IIAR> Discussion Group: managing inquiries

Our next IIAR> Best Practice Paper will be on managing analyst inquiries. Join the IIAR> Editorial Committee on the 11th November 2021 for a discussion on how to best leverage those advisory calls with industry analysts included in your RAS (research and advisory services) contracts for maximum AR impact. This discussion for IIAR> members will …

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IIAR> Webinar: What is Analyst Relations (AR) and how is it evolving?

The field of influencer & analyst relations (AR) has evolved over the last decade —as more influencers, social media and technology change the game, and as AR is increasingly recognised as a strategic priority. The value that AR brings to organisations has even translated to compensation significantly increasing over the past 10 years.  A new …

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Virginie O'Shea / Firebrand Research founder and CEO

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Today’s IIAR> Around in 10 questions interview is with Virginie O’Shea (@virginieoshea, LinkedIn), founder of Firebrand Research, which provides digital research on capital markets technology and trends. 1. What are your coverage areas?I have spent the last 20 years writing about capital markets technology and trends, with a particular focus on all the areas that …

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Teresa Cottam / Omnisperience

[GUEST POST] Teresa Cottam on the ethics of image rights

As an analyst in the famously sedate space of telecoms software, I’ve spent my career writing about customer experience, billing systems, call centres, monetisation strategies and customer onboarding (among other things). And since I can remember when MWC was not called MWC and was not in Barcelona, you can assume I’ve been around my industry …

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Jim Lundy / Aragon Research

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Today’s IIAR> Around in 10 questions interview is with Jim Lundy / CEO & Lead Analyst, Aragon Research (@AragonResearch1, LinkedIn, blog) who covers digital workplace technology areas, including digital transaction management, learning, sales enablement, and UCC. IIAR> Members can dial-in a webinar on June 10th, hosted by Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic, LinkedIn) and Anja Steinmann / (LinkedIn, @AnjaSteinmann) > REGISTER HERE. What are your …

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Crystal Golightly IIAR

Crystal Golightly joins the IIAR> Board

London, 1st April 2021 (not an April fool). IIAR> Members have elected a new board member for the Membership and Operations role. The IIAR> Board is pleased to welcome Crystal Golightly (@crysgolightly, LinkedIn) as a voluntary board member to this key position, looking after nurturing and growing our membership. In her day job, Crystal is …

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IIAR> Monthly meet up May 2021

Join us on Thursday 06 May 2021 for our monthly IIAR> virtual meet-up to discuss best practices for activating marketing plans after successful research placement. Bring your ideas and questions to this session with fellow AR pros to discuss approaches to maximising your hard won placement in analyst research. Maximising marketing value from analyst evaluations We will be …

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