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.

Peter Sondergaard at the Gartner IT Symposium (IIAR blog)

Peter Sondergaard leaves Gartner

Several pieces have already been published on the  unceremonious departure of Peter Sondergaard, Gartner EVP of Research (LinkedIn, @petersonderg)already (ZD Net, Research Live, Kea), none adding any facts above and beyond the SEC filing. We ran a quick poll yesterday and results weren’t conclusive: some will miss Peter who has been one of Gartner’s stars and …

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Amal Nichols / Cisco on the IIAR website

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We have the privilege today to interview this year’s IIAR AR Professional 2018 and heading the  IIAR AR Team of the Year 2018, Amal Nichols (@nicholsamal, LinkedIn),Director, Global Analyst Relations at Cisco. She must be doing something right! What’s been your career path to becoming an AR pro? Like many in our field, I started out in …

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No penalty shoot out required: the IIAR Analyst Relations Professional of the Year 2018

In the midst of the nation being gripped by World Cup fever, the IIAR Summer Party happened to fall on a historic semi-final appearance by England. But that iconic World Cup Trophy was, of course, very far from being the most important accolade contested tonight. That’s right – tonight was also the announcement of the …

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Jon Collins: How not to be an industry analyst (IIAR website)

[GUEST POST] How not to be an analyst? By Jon Collins

Today’s guest post is a long(wish) read by Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) following our IIAR Webinar on “How not to be an industry analyst?“ If you enjoy this, why not check his “How not to write an autobiography?“   Introduction – a glass of wine… For a start, a bit of background. I never meant to be an …

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Yannick Carriou @YCarriou, CEO CXP Group interviewed for the IIAR blog - Ludovic Leforestier @lludovic

Le CXP Group moves to consulting – CEO Yannick Carriou interviewed

Le CXP is one of the oldest IT analysis firms around. It was created in 1973, six years before Gartner, under the auspices of the French Ministry of Industry by some of the largest French companies at the time: Air France, Anotec, Bred, BSN (now Danone), EDF, RATP and the Société Générale. Its remit was to …

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Jon Collins / Inter Orbis and GigaOM

IIAR Webinar with Jon Collins: how not to be an industry analyst?

Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) first picked up the analyst mantle in 1999, when he sent off a rather too hasty job application after a glass of wine. Since then he worked for, and with, a variety of larger and smaller firms — including picking up IIAR’s European Analyst of the Year award in 2012, a moment …

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IIAR/CB Resourcing Salary Survey

Why is Analyst Relations commanding a 46% salary premium over Public Relations?

Drawing on the  2017 IIAR> Salary Survey produced by CB Resourcing,  we thought it would be interesting to expand the information gathered with a comparison against the wider sector of public relations.   The size of the gap between AR and PR is staggering When we compare Analyst Relations to more general Public Relations roles …

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Industry and IT analyst firms collage (IIAR blog)

[GUEST POST] Why Startups Need Analyst Relations More Than Growth Hacking

By Theo Pristley (@tprstly, LinkedIn), originally posted here on Forbes and republished with his express permission. Co-authored with Ian Gotts (@iangotts, LinkedIn), tech advisor, investor, speaker and author.)   You’re an innovative and growing startup, I get that. You’ve got a fab new product or service that’s going drive dramatic benefits for enterprise customers, I get that. You’ve even …

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Margaret Adam / IDC for the IIAR around in 10 questions

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This week, we’re delighted to present you some insights from the just promoted Margaret Adam / IDC (@madam_idc, LinkedIn, blog) with our world famous ten questions.   What are your coverage areas? Officially, European Channels and Alliances, more broadly this really looks at all kinds of go-to-market and partnering relationships from traditional channel (distie, VAR, SI, MSP, …

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Adrian Sanabria / Threatcare, guest post author on the IIAR website

[GUEST POST] What is your product and what does it do? by Adrian Sanabria / Threatcare

This post by Adrian Sanabria / Threatcare (@sawaba, LinkedIn) was first published here on his blog.   Lessons I learned trying to make the most of vendor briefings I’ve always been a sort of ‘cut-to-the-chase’ kind of guy. I’m self-taught when it comes to security and technology. Over the years, I’ve learned how to skim through …

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IIAR/CB Resourcing Salary Survey

How much are you worth? Introducing the IIAR Salary Survey

As a highly specialised profession, Analyst relations roles are notoriously hard to evaluate when it comes to compensation. They are often hard to find profiles, can report to different functions and thus bother recruiters and employers are often at pains to make the right call on salaries. In addition, expertise areas and their drivers are …

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IIAR London Forum: Best Practice followed by NelsonHall: Getting the Message Out in a Post-Truth World

As 2017 is shaping up to be a Tectonic Year when it comes to Analyst Relations the IIAR will be holding a London Forum on April 27th and on the evergreen topic of AR Best Practice, IIAR members are invited to share and debate best practice relating to Analyst Relations, Ludovic Leforestier (LinkedIn, @lludovic), will moderate …

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