The Starr Conspiracy Acquires LAROCQUE INC and InfluenceHR

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Things are movin' and shakin' over here at The Starr Conspiracy. Today, we announced the acquisition of LAROCQUE INC, a strategy a go-to-market consulting firm for HR technology and human capital management (HCM) firms.

What does that mean? A few things:

- George LaRocque joins The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit as Director of Go-To-Market Services.

- The Starr Conspiracy has acquired InfluenceHR, an event geared toward delivering actionable insight for HR technology sales and marketing leaders. The event will be returning to San Francisco this spring. More to come soon.

- LaRocque will continue his work as a market analyst and strategic consultant focusing on product positioning, access-to-market strategy, and marketing and sales process consulting.

- LaRocque will also continue to serve as conference chair of InfluenceHR and is announcing a call for speakers for the spring event.

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The Starr Conspiracy Acquires LAROCQUE INC and InfluenceHR

  1. 1. THE STARR CONSPIRACY ACQUIRES LAROCQUE INC, INFLUENCEHR GEORGE LAROCQUE JOINS THE STARR CONSPIRACY INTELLIGENCE UNIT AS DIRECTOR OF GO-TO-MARKET SERVICES FORT WORTH, Texas (March 18, 2014) — The Starr Conspiracy, a strategic marketing and advertising agency for enterprise software and services companies, announced the acquisition of LAROCQUE INC, a strategy and go-to- market consulting firm for HR technology and human capital management (HCM) firms. The Starr Conspiracy also acquired InfluenceHR, an event geared toward delivering actionable insight for HR technology sales and marketing leaders, which returns to San Francisco this spring. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We jumped at the opportunity to acquire LAROCQUE INC. and InfluenceHR and bring George into the Intelligence Unit,” said Bret Starr, founder, partner, CEO, and president of the agency. “George has built a must-attend event for HR technology sales and marketing leaders who want to know what’s next in the rapidly shifting and quickly growing space. He generated triple-digit growth as a sales executive at Bullhorn and BrassRing, so he understands the needs of sales and marketing executives better than anyone. We’re glad to have him back.” LaRocque will also join The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit as Director of Go-to-market Services, where he will continue his work as a market analyst and strategic consultant focusing on product positioning, access-to-market strategy, and marketing and sales process consulting. "I’m committed to providing insight into HR technology innovation and B2B marketing and sales excellence,” LaRocque said. “Joining The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit was a natural fit. I will continue to take briefings and conduct market analysis alongside my new colleagues, Steve Smith and Lance Haun. With access to the deepest HR technology market research anywhere within the Intelligence Unit, we’re committed to helping brands connect to buyers in a way that delivers value for everyone.” LaRocque will continue to serve as conference chair of InfluenceHR and is announcing a call for speakers for the spring event. “The two InfluenceHR events last year in San Francisco and New York showed that sales and marketing leaders in our industry are hungry for an event that focuses on understanding buyers, trends, and strategies for improving results and serving the market better,” he said. LaRocque will also continue with his work on #hrwins, a social initiative designed to focus buyers on noteworthy HR tech and HCM companies and trends. ABOUT THE STARR CONSPIRACY You shouldn't have to pay an agency to get to know your industry. The Starr Conspiracy already knows your market segment, who you are, and where you fit in. We're a strategic marketing and advertising agency devoted exclusively to enterprise software and services. When you partner with us, it's to build market share, multiply brand awareness, and drive sales leads — Schedule a Briefing To schedule a briefing with George LaRocque or Lance Haun, please email briefings@thestarrconspiracy.com. InfluenceHR: Call for Entries If you have a compelling view on HR technology marketing and want to present for your peers, let us know. We’re taking entries for the 2014 event now. Email InfluenceHR@thestarrconspiracy.com by April 4.
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