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.

Ollie O’Donoghue / Senior Analyst, Teknowlogy

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Today’s IIAR> Around in 10 questions interview is with Ollie O’Donoghue, Senior Analyst, Teknowlogy (@Originollie, LinkedIn, blog) who covers cloud and cybersecurity. What are your coverage areas?My core coverage areas are Cloud and Cybersecurity, I also get involved with some of the other research clusters we have at PAC, including AI and Analytics. A really important differentiator for us …

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Stuart Ravens / Corax Insights

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Today’s IIAR> Around in 10 questions interview is with Stuart Ravens (@StuartRavens, LinkedIn) / Freelance analyst at coraxinsights.com, who writes about the use of tech in the energy transition and any other stuff he finds interesting. 1. What are your coverage areas?I write about the use of technology in the energy transition. I also do research and analysis …

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2021 IIAR> Salary Survey shows analyst relations professional salaries significantly increased over decade

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 IIAR> Salary Survey, sponsored by ARInsights and managed by CB Resourcing. One of the key findings is that analyst relations (AR) and influencer relations professional compensation has shot up, reaching almost USD 350k at the top end.  IIAR> Members are invited to a webinar where a panel …

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Eveline Oehrlich / Research In Action

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Today’s IIAR> Around in 10 questions interview is with Eveline Oehrlich / (@eoehrlich, LinkedIn) Research Director, Research In Action, who researches IT Automation. 1. What are your coverage areas?IT Automation which includes modern DevOps topics such as Value Stream Management, AIOps, Continuous Everything plus traditional topics such as IT Service Management and topics around Enterprise Service Management. 

Peter Marston / Research Director, IDC

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Today’s IIAR> Around in 10 questions interview is with Pete Marston / Research Director, IDC (LinkedIn) who heads IDC’s research on Worldwide Intelligent Application Services. 1. What are your coverage areas? I lead IDC’s worldwide research on intelligent application services. The coverage reviews how 3rd party providers support buyer organizations with building, testing, deploying, and …

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Manager Analyst Relations / HCL, Noida/ Chennai / Bangalore, India

Roles & Responsibility Implement a strategic plan designed to enhance the visibility and perception with independent analysts  Proactively establish and maintain relationships with independent analysts and influencers;  Communicate company news and points of view  Identify industry and competitive insights and contribute to internal updates  Apply metrics for program measurement; use data to drive budget decisions  …

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Special year, special awards: The IIAR> Announces Industry Analysts and Analyst Relations of the Year Awards 2020

The IIAR> recognise top industry analysts and influencer relations professionals at a global virtual celebration; winners are IDC, Peggy O’Neill / Informatica, and the Oracle AR team  London, Friday 18th December 2020.  The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR>), a not-for-profit member influencer relations association announced the winners of Analyst and Firm of the Year …

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Five social media truths for industry analysts

Industry analyst is a tough act to master: just like a one-man-band need to combine multiple instruments, analysts usually have many talents such as writing, public speaking, educating –and ideally analysing. Do they now need to be their own publicists as well?  The pandemic has brought in a dramatic uptick in social media usage, accelerating …

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IIAR> Discussion Group: approaching research contracts negotiations in a pandemic

The Covid_19 and economic impact of lockdown is making 2020 truly unique, squeezing budgets for all companies. Most technology vendors hold contracts with the likes of Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Omdia, 451 and others ; and renewals for 2021 are predictably going to be tense.

IIAR> Webinar – Welcome to the party, Omdia!

It’s been fascinating to watch Ovum for the past 15+ or so years, acquiring Butler Group, merging and un-merging with Datamonitor, buying RHK and then been purchased by event giant Informa. The last chapter saw Informa buying the research-part of IHS, namely IHS Markit Technology (August 2019), Tractica (July 2018) and moving it all into …

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[GUEST POST] 20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making by Mark Peters / ESG (part 2)

If you read part 1 of my blog post ’20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making’ you will hopefully have learnt a few things. Including the fact that I am not shy when it comes to sharing my thoughts! So here we go with part 2 of my list of don’ts, pitfalls, and worst practices when it …

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[GUEST POST] 20 mistakes analyst relations teams are making by Mark Peters / ESG (part 1)

Good news: With improvements, everyone will see better resultsI’m going to make an assertion that will seem unnecessarily provocative. After working for a decade as an IT industry analyst—including interacting regularly with analysts from other firms — I am confident in saying that many, indeed perhaps most, analyst relations teams are sub-optimizing their relationships and, by …

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