IIAR Salary Survey findings: AR at 30% premium, global scope pushes AR salaries to $120,000

The analyst relations profession has, like the industry analyst industry, been a beneficiary of the difficult times over the last few years. While staff turnover has slowed greatly, AR managers continue to win a substantial salary premium over other marketing and communications managers. Because the compensation packages of AR managers can be complex, it’s been hard to get clear data until this month when the IIAR published its first AR salaries survey.

Online job sites like Simply Hired, which are often used for more junior AR roles, says that its AR vacancies have an average salary of $67,000; around 30% more than public relations. However, even those impressive figures conceal the value that large companies place on the ability of senior AR managers to turn around details. Duncan Chapple (@duncanchapple, LinkedIn), one of the IIAR co-founder who analysed the data, says “Average salaries for AR professionals are between $110,000 and $130,000 a year, with higher salaries for global responsibilities and lower salaries for managers working in PR agencies. While AR people are normally in billion-dollar revenue firms, the turnover of AR staff is extremely low: reflecting the deep expertise needed to get to world-class standard. It’s no wonder that AR specialists are also called on to lead activities like market intelligency, influencer relations and media relations.

The IIAR surveyed 89 managers in the niche analyst relations community. A full presentation of the results is available to IIAR members at http://bit.ly/2010SalarySurvey

[Job Posting] Polycom Seeks Director, Industry Analyst Relations for California

Polycom is seeking a senior evangelist to drive industry analyst relations at Polycom.  The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and executing Polycom’s strategic and tactical AR relationship program and will also be the key spokesperson for this very important community. Polycom’s industry analyst relations program is designed to enhance Polycom’s brand, support sales efforts and extend business units’ outreach into the analyst community. Location: Pleasanton or San Jose, California.

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[Job Posting] Analyst Relations – Account Executive/ Senior Account Executive, Octopus Communications

We are looking for a confident, grounded person to join our AR team. You may have a PR background but ideally will also bring with you existing AR experience and a real interest in progressing further into this field. A real hands-on role with exposure to all levels of influencer communications.  Continue reading

[Job Posting] Senior AR Specialist, JDA (MA, TX, AZ / USA)

JDA is looking for a Senior Analyst Relations Specialist. As part of the communications team this position will contribute to an analyst relations program that ensures regular, two-way communication with global industry analysts in the supply chain management, retail and enterprise management software space. This position will be located in Cambridge, MA, preferred or Dallas, TX or Scottsdale, AZ.    Continue reading

[ANALYST FIRM NEWS] Constellation goes green

Just got this press release from Ray Wang -yes, even the most SocMed analyst does press releases…

Press Release: Industry Analyst Pioneer Adrian Bowles Adds Sustainability Coverage For Constellation Research

01.18.2011 @ 9:00am posted by R “Ray” Wang

Westport, Connecticut – January 18, 2011
12:00 PM (GMT -5:00) Eastern Standard Time

Constellation Research Inc, a next generation research analyst and advisory firm helping clients navigate emerging and disruptive technologies, announced today that Adrian Bowles has joined as a Vice-President & Principal Analyst. Bowles will focus on technologies and practices that support sustainable business growth.

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[Job Posting] Part-time Position as IIAR Secretary

Part-time position available for IIAR secretary, approximately 2 days per week. Manage administration of small non-profit organisation including: membership applications and renewals, maintain acounts, manage events program including bi-monthly London Forums and monthly teleconferences, manage blog & Huddle postings, and bi-monthly newsletter.

For further information, please contact jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.

Reminder to Attend Jan 20th IIAR London Forum

The IIAR London Forum is scheduled for Thursday, January 20th in Central London from 3:45 – 6:30 pm. The guest analyst session will feature a discussion with Ovum analysts. Brett Azuma, Senior Vice President at Ovum will be joined by Tim Jennings and Carter Lusher.

We still have a few places left, and non-members are invited to attend one London Forum. Please RSVP to Jane Courtenay, jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.

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