When companies need to decide how much to pay a CEO or other top executive, they turn to Equilar for its comprehensive database of executive and board member compensation. Equilar also regularly provides individual pay figures and analysis of pay trends to the media, including The New York Times' annual survey of CEO pay and regular features on CNBC.
Equilar maintains a large e-mail list of corporate HR representatives, consultants, and other key players in the world of executive compensation. This list receives information on new research reports, the company's annual conference, the quarterly in-house magazine, and other important facets of Equilar's work. For two years, I wrote or edited every e-mail blast sent by the company.
Here are a few examples of e-mails I wrote in the second half of 2011: