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 Trevor IIAR
Subject: IIAR – EMEA Service Providers AR Virtual Chapter
Date: 9th September 2014
Time: 4pm BST, 5pm CET, 6pm EET
Location: IIAR Webinar
Lead: Maria Forss – Director, Industry Analyst & Media Relations at Tieto, Finland
This is the first meeting of the new “IIAR – EMEA Service Providers AR Virtual Chapter”. With an objective to hold meetings once every two months and bring together AR professionals from Service Provider companies across Europe with a varied agenda. The agenda for this meeting focuses on – Continue reading
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Posted on Thursday 14th August 2014 by David R
As the day drew to a close and the sun set over London, over 100 hundred of the UK’s leading analysts and AR professionals were busy drinking, talking and enjoying the spectacular views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and the city skyline. If you weren’t able to come along to this year’s IIAR summer party, you missed out on another treat of an evening. Someone described it as “the networking event of the summer” and if you were there, it’s easy to see why. Another said “stunning views, great company, interesting conversations, nice food, free booze – it couldn’t get any better.” Continue reading
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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 Trevor IIAR
IIAR Webinar: Progressive Digital Media Group Acquisition of CurrentAnalysis Inc.
Date: 5th September 2014
Time: 4pm BST, 5PM CET, 11am EST
Location: IIAR Webinar – Register HERE
On the 30 July 2014, the Board of Progressive Digital Media Group Plc
, the provider of high quality premium business information to the consumer and technology markets, confirmed their acquisition of CurrentAnalysis Inc. We will be joined by their CEO and others who will present and discuss their acquisition; during which they will cover – Strategy, Business Models, Clients Served, Value Proposition and ultimately “Why should AR care?”
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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 Sunday 6th July 2014 by Trevor IIAR
To follow the IIAR Webinar with ARInsights and Huawei “Tracking Analyst Influence: Is there an easier way?” on the 29th May 2014 this describes the systems used by Huawei and a case study of their experience. The full document, presentation and recording from the webinar are all available here.
Several IT buyer surveys have established that industry analysts are the second biggest influence on technology buying decisions, behind peer groups but well ahead of consultants. Analysts influence through a number of different avenues – by direct phone conversations, by creating a broad media buzz through subscription research, media quotes and in social media such as blogs and the rapid fire of Twitter.
Intuitively, most AR professionals know that they need to track what analysts are saying via all these outlets, but are overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the task. Shouldn’t it be easy in the age of “GOOGLE” to find anything that exists on the internet? Technically, YES! Although, when you are monitoring more than a handful of analysts across their research, blogs, Twitter and media quotes, things can get a little hectic.
See also the following IIAR Best Practice papers (membership required):
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