Posted on Tuesday 26th August 2014 by Trevor IIAR
Date: September 11th, 2014
Time: 4pm BST, 5pm CET, 11am EST, 8am PST
Location: IIAR Webinar – Register here
AR Pros and the Industry Analysts work on the basis of undocumented principles – principles that sometimes get broken or abused and then what do you do? This webinar will look at the types of analysts AR Pros come across on a daily basis and how to engage with them. Questions such as whether there is a secret recipe on how to build trust? – When should you be transparent? – Should analysts be afforded preferential treatment? – And does NDA really mean, NDA? – will be addressed along with many other frustrations we all face in the world of AR. Oh yes, there is also a section on ‘Divas’! Continue reading
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Posted on Friday 15th August 2014 by Ludovic Leforestier
Two Three interesting takes on Netscout suing Gartner for not putting them in the leaders quadrant:
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Posted on Wednesday 13th August 2014 by Trevor IIAR
What does analyst influence mean to you?
If you’re in AR, how do you get it, and how do you measure it?
If you’re an analyst, how do you know whether you have it?
“Influence” is a goal for many Analyst Relations programs–and a factor of analyst effectiveness–yet there is little agreement about how to define, optimize or measure analyst influence. It can be a source of confusion and frustration for AR practitioners and our stakeholders, not to mention the analysts who are expected to provide it! Continue reading
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Posted on Tuesday 12th August 2014 by hlaceygutsell
Gartner has its ‘listening hat’ on at the UK AR Regional Briefing
Gartner recently opened its doors to AR professionals with a day of presentations and interactive workshops targeted at the influencer relations community. The idea was to build on the AR forums given at the Gartner Symposium conferences and spend more time on topics that we, as AR professionals, have said we wanted to know more about.
Overall, it was an excellent event with a good balance of presentations and interactive discussions. The first panel slot was rather over staged and an over-run at the start of the day left little time for what must have been one of the most useful sessions of the day by David Black on Gartner reports and methodologies (“Gartner Update: Magic Quadrant Contextualization and Critical Capabilities”). See below for a summary of the updates. Continue reading
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Posted on Thursday 17th July 2014 by Trevor IIAR
By NataliePetouhoff from Constellation Research.
In any given week, analysts hear many pitches. What may not be apparent is “How engaged is the analyst?” So if you are a vendor, how do you engage an analyst? First, don’t be one of those people who is more interested in getting through all your slides in the short period of time you have with the analyst versus really having an engaging conversation with the analyst. Continue reading
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Posted on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 by Eria Odhuba
“We have a problem with analysts,” I hear you say. “You have to buy analyst services to have a good relationship with them,” has got to be the most common phrase any analyst relations professional hears from colleagues.
Cynicism reigns when it comes to judging analysts, which reflects the way many of us might feel about the role they, and other influencers, have when recommending IT products or services.
Admittedly some are harder to engage than others if you do not have a subscription, but is that true of all Analyst Houses or is there a middle ground?
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Posted on Tuesday 17th June 2014 by yvekaupp
The first German IIAR Stammtisch will kick off on Tuesday, 24th June, at 5pm CET at Cordobar, located in the famous Glockenback district of downtown Munich on, at Ickstattstraße 1a.
This is a must-attend event for Analyst Relations professionals working in Germany, or with German-focused analysts. The IIAR is building a community of AR pros in Germany and we’re getting together to network and discuss German-specific elements of AR. Continue reading
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