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ConnectThe2 Podcast #3: Ray Le Maistre, TelecomTV


On this week’s ConnectThe2 podcast, we spoke with Ray Le Maistre, Editorial Director of TelecomTV. We discuss his recent switch from Light Reading to TelecomTV, his thoughts on working from home, his passion for movies and love for all things coffee. Here are the biggest takeaways from our conversation. If you like what you’re reading be sure to listen to the whole episode linked at the bottom of this page.

Ray’s new focus…

We were curious to find out how Ray’s coverage area has shifted since his recent appointment as Editorial Director to TelecomTV. Ray said that his reporting will now be more focused on areas within the telecom industry that have no formal consensus, topics like edge computing, NFV and the ongoing virtualization of networks. The other key thing he wants readers to know is that TelecomTV’s coverage is not just of the traditional telecom companies any more, they will be focusing on, talking to and writing about AWS, Azure, Google Cloud as much as they are writing about, AT&T, BT or Telefónica.

Passion for coffee and movies...

When it comes to finding a coffee and movie expert, Ray Le Maistre is your guy. Most interestingly, Ray is attending the London coffee festival – an event he looks forward to all year long. It includes five floors of all things coffee, and he is sad to have missed it this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The last segment of the podcast includes games and trivia questionnaires to test his knowledge on famous movies and varieties of coffee. Many laughs and fun facts were exchanged in this segment.

How to reach Ray in the best way…

Similar to many other editors, Ray prefers to receive pitches over email. He stresses the importance of a simple subject line and pulling out a short overview. When not using email, LinkedIn is always a good source to make the connections as well. In addition, he mentioned that there are very few publications that do not require a multimedia piece or photograph in an article, so if those elements are available when pitching, use them. He appreciates everyone who already includes that imagery in the initial communication. And as always, simple, straightforward pitches are most likely to garner the attention of any editor.

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If you've enjoyed these takeaways be sure to listen to our full interview linked below. Also be sure to listen to, rate and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play or Soundcloud.


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