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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Posted on Thursday 20th February 2014 by yvekaupp
As an analyst relations manager you may ask yourself the question: Should I do any specific German AR? Should I run an activity at CeBIT in Hanover, or at the Supercomputing show in Leipzig or set up exclusive f2f meetings with analysts at some location like Munich or Frankfurt, and maybe do it in local language? Should I send my stakeholders to a local analyst event like the Gartner CIO summit in Berlin?
How does the German analyst landscape look like. Which industry and analyst events are relevant? How big is the German analyst firms’ influence? Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 17th February 2014 by Duncan Chapple
Yvonne Kaupp / T-Systems ; Simon Jones / OnPR
CeBIT is four weeks away! What can AR professionals do to make the most of the largest tech event in EMEA? What’s possible even at this short notice?
In Tuesday’s IIAR webinar, we will discusss on how you can attract attention from analysts — and explain what’s not possible. Long-time IIAR members Yvonne Kaupp (LinkedIn, @YveKaupp) from T-Systems, Simon Jones (LinkedIn, @MrNesjo) from OnPR and Duncan Chapple (LinkedIn, @DuncanChapple) from Kea will lead the discussion, linking the conference to the overall plan for your AR programme. Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 14th October 2013 by peggyoneilliiar
I just survived Gartner Symposium in Orlando and as part of my regular post mortem, I analyze what went well and what I can do to improve the experience next year. A critical player for me this week is my Gartner salesperson, which got me thinking about how many AR managers neglect this key participant in their program.
Analyst firm salespeople are unsung heroes in the AR world because AR managers tend to overly focus on our analysts and overlook these useful resources. I remember one year when I was at Oracle OpenWorld, I took out my account execs for dinner one evening – no analysts, only my key salespeople from the major firms to a fun dinner as a thank you and hosted them, as usually it’s the salesperson hosting us. This was years ago so hopefully things have gotten better out there, but I was saddened when one of my account execs said it was the first time he saw an AR manager do something special for sales rather than for an analyst. Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 7th October 2013 by Ludovic Leforestier
How often are you surprised by an important analyst report impacting your company?
All the time, my life sucks.
Every now and then my morning is ruined.
Not often, sometimes a peripheral analyst will write something unexpected without checking in.
It would be unusual, as my analysts know I’m a maniac about draft review and I’m pestering them all the time about coverage anyway.
Seldom, as I have good visibility into their research agendas, and in fact I suggested the last two report topics for my key analysts. Continue reading
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Posted on Monday 2nd September 2013 by Ludovic Leforestier
Whilst public relations and marketing are mainstream in commercial companies, most analyst relations (AR) professionals are often at pain to describe their role.
AR is a relatively new discipline, tracing its origins in the last 15-20 years when a handful of very large ICT firms institutionalised a function to handle consultants and analysts relation. Nowadays all major technology vendors and services players have established sizeable analyst relations (AR) departments –50 to hundred strong for mega-vendors such as IBM or HP. Its raison d’être is to liaise with industry analysts, providing them a single point of contact and managing the relationship between them and the suppliers. Continue reading
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Posted on Tuesday 27th August 2013 by carolinedennington
Both seasoned analysts and AR professionals love a debate – no doubt that’s why they work in this industry! Conversations about the nature of influence, analysts versus bloggers, the role of analysts in buying decisions, whether independent analysts can truly ever be independent will no doubt run and run. They can make it hard for newcomers however, who could be forgiven for wondering what the fuss is all about.
With this in mind, the IIAR is releasing a primer on the analyst industry. Continue reading
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Posted on Tuesday 20th August 2013 by carolinedennington
With the Summer coming to an end in Europe (boo!), it is time to start thinking about heading off to Orlando (6-10 October) and/or Barcelona (10-14 November) for the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.
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