Jean-François Dumas

Jean-François Dumas

President, Influence Communication

Jean-François Dumas, founder and president of Influence Communication, is a 25-year professional in the field of communications. A public relations and journalism graduate, Mr. Dumas has taught at several Canadian universities including ENAP (École nationale d’administration publique) in Ottawa as well as Université de Montréal, Université du Québec and l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (Montreal).

In 1994, Mr. Dumas developed the first electronic news monitoring system for the government of Canada. In 2002, he co-authored "Les relations publiques dans une société en mouvance" (Public relations in a shifting society).

In addition to his pioneering efforts in digitally-based global news monitoring, aggregation and analysis at Influence Communication, he remains a much sought after communications advisor to several large Canadian companies.

About Influence Communication


Established in 2001, Influence is Canada's premier news information broker. From its head office in Montreal, Influence conducts media monitoring for the majority of Canada's largest corporations. With its Interactive Communication Environment (ICE) system and network of partners across Canada and in 160 countries, Influence offers comprehensive monitoring, aggregation and analysis of print and broadcast media and more than 7,000 Internet news sites. Each day, Influence collects over one million news items from around the world.

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