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 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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Posted on Thursday 27th March 2014 by David Rossiter
The question of how AR professionals should use social media keeps cropping up.
Even though social is a part of our daily lives, I am still asked whether it’s okay to use Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to contact analysts – never mind apps like WhatsApp, Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat. And I’m not alone.
There has been no shortage of social media gurus who happily told us that social media would radically transform the world of AR.
Yet my colleagues at the IIAR and I found ourselves continually asking the same thing. Has that transformation actually happened?
No-one would dispute that social media has had some impact. Still, has it really changed the fundamental way in which an AR professional needs to be work if they’re to be successful and effective?
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Posted on Friday 21st March 2014 by Trevor IIAR
DAY: 4th April 2014
TIME: 16:00 (GMT), 17:00 (CET), 11:00 (New York)
- Your opportunity to provide Peer Review and input, prior to final publication, of the latest IIAR Best Practice Paper – “Rules of Engagement”. We appreciate your valuable knowledge and experience and look forward to your input.
Abstract from Paper – The relationship between industry analysts and technology companies is built upon a notion of trust. Specifically, analyst relations professionals and analysts work on the basis of undocumented principles, which sometimes only become apparent when they are broken or abused. In this best practice paper, we present a starting point for understanding how AR pros and analysts can best engage, to the benefit of both sides.
The paper is available on Huddle here
, for members to review, before the Webinar. We are happy to receive your comments before the Webinar, send to here
The Webinar will be open to all IIAR Members, new members are especially welcome. Please contact us here if you wish to join the Webinar or join the IIAR.
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Posted on Tuesday 4th March 2014 by Simon Jones
It’s big, and it’s just around the corner – it’s CeBIT time again. For AR professionals attending the show, the IIAR has put together a new paper sharing expert tips, both from ARs and analysts, on how to best use CeBIT to connect with and build relationships with analysts. This is available free of charge in our IIAR Members Area.
Even though CeBIT looms large – many vendors begin media briefings in Hanover on Sunday – both ARs and analysts also agree that it is still possible to set up meetings at short notice. However, CeBIT is not the place to expose analysts to a full-on deep dives into a new or revised strategy. See the white paper (link, membership required) to learn more about what leading Forrester analyst Pascal Matzke (LinkedIn, bio, @pascalmatzke) recommends for AR professionals. Continue reading
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