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IIAR’s AR cafe: informal meetings with IT analysts and AR professionals

“Why should I speak with him and her”

Yvonne Kaupp

Author – Yvonne Kaupp

Last week, the second German IIAR Stammtisch gathered AR professionals and analysts for a private dining event in central Munich, this led into an interesting and enjoyable discussion about AR measurement. The overarching question was how to best communicate internally the value analysts can bring to the business, and the value of well managed communications between vendors and analysts.

“Why should I speak to this analyst” is a question AR pros are often confronted with. The pressure on AR pros has risen during the past years in terms of showing the return of investments gained through analyst relations and showing the value analysts can bring. In recent years expectations have both grown and  changed. Analysts are well aware of the new challenges, and eager to learn how to address.

In past years reports, whitepapers and analyst advice were naturally part of the relationship, today budgets are tighter in many companies, and investments in analyst insights have shrunk. Or teams became smaller, and bandwidth more limited to support research projects. Even more important becomes the task to explain to the internal stakeholders the treasures analysts can open up for them, and the value they can bring to the business.

AR professionals can face very different challenges. For example, an AR manager working for a new company in a niche market and a strong growth rate may face different challenges to an AR manager working for a large and established player in a saturated market. At the IIAR Stammtisch we exchanged about the specific pain points each of these AR managers might experience and the differing ways forward.

AR professionals and analysts have a common interest – proof the value of their work. Whilst we can’t do without AR measurement this has to be a value discussion rather than a simply a counting exercise, like counting the number of reports, the number of tweets, of interactions and so forth. AR pros and analysts need to join forces and seek ways to provide value to both sides and proof of the value delivered. The German Stammtisch, as part of the IIAR, will explore quantitative value measurement of Company+AR+Analyst interactions for a future IIAR Best Practice Paper.

Look out for more updates on this topic. We welcome your thoughts and experiences, leave a comment below – how do you show value delivered ?

Author – Yvonne Kaupp, IIAR Board Member and Lead for the IIAR German Chapter

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IIAR Germany Stammtisch Event – 22nd Jan 15

Yvonne KauppWhere: Munich – Location confirmed to all who register
When: 22nd January 2015, from 7pm to 10pm
Who: All AR Professionals are welcome, IIAR Membership not required

Our inaugural meeting last summer, was a great success, bringing AR professionals from across Germany together to discuss common ground, over after-work drinks in a popular Munich bar.

We have now fixed the next get-together for members of the AR community based in Germany, as well as AR professionals who are responsible for AR in Germany. The next IIAR German chapter networking event will be held on Thursday, January 22, once again in Munich – Location details will follow.

This time around, we will talk about AR measurement and how to put a price tag on the value of AR. To help the discussion, we’re inviting locally-based analysts to come along and join us, for an evening of networking and quality conversation.

Join us at the Stammtisch and be part of the biggest gathering of AR professionals in Germany – please RSVP to Yvonne Kaupp as soon as possible <<HERE>>. Note, you do not have to be a member of the IIAR to attend this event, so please invite any AR colleagues or friends as well.

Don’t forget the IIAR Discussion – Negotiating with Gartner, also on the same day at 17:00 CET – Register <<HERE>>. This will finish in plenty of time to join the Stammtisch.

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IIAR AR Café – Gartner Symposium, Barcelona – 12 Nov 2014

GartnerOn Wednesday 12th November, 7:30am CET 1200 CET, IIAR member Ludovic Leforestier (AR Director at Bearing Point, @bearingpointarLinkedIn) will be hosting an IIAR AR Café.

This will be an informal get-together to discuss AR-related matters and network with peers. It will no doubt be a welcome break in-between the ever hectic schedule of Symposium. It is also a chance to find out more about the IIAR in terms of what membership offers and events being planned or are currently in the diary.

This event is open to all Analyst Relations Professionals (current, past and potential new IIAR Members) and will be held at the Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

If you would like to attend please email to receive confirmation and contact details.

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New! US-based IIAR Networking Events in November and December

Liberty SmallAnalyst Relations:  it can be rewarding, exhilarating, frustrating and – despite the fact that we’re often talking with analysts and spokespeople – it can be lonely, too.  Especially when you’re the only one at your company who does what you do . . . or even knows what you do!

As AR professionals, we are often a team of one, haven’t had much formal training, and are being asked to do more than ever before. It’s not easy.  But we’re not alone.  We are part of of a global community, one that is growing, evolving and learning to address new challenges every day.

For several years, IIAR members in the UK and Europe have taken advantage of IIAR Networking Cafe events to meet up, make new contacts, discuss common challenges and opportunities, mentor each other and strengthen the AR Community.

Now, we’re bringing the same opportunity to the the other side of the “pond”.

The IIAR is pleased to announce our first two local U.S. Networking Cafes, sponsored by the AR Forum. These informal evening events will offer U.S.-based AR professionals a chance for networking and exchanging ideas with peers.

These initial U.S. events will be opened to include to all AR professionals, and are not exclusive to members of IIAR.  Any AR professional based near — or traveling to — a host city on the scheduled dates is welcome to RSVP and attend.  Please, pass this information along!

Our first two events will take place in Boston (November 19) and New York (December 4).  Below, you’ll find specifics for each event and who to contact for an invitation or more information.

For more information about these events or about the U.S. Chapter of the IIAR, please contact IIAR Board Member Alyssa Gilmore <<Here>>

U.S. Networking Cafe Details:

CITY:    Boston
DATE:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014
TIME:   7:00 – 9:00 PM
VENUE:  The Merchant, 60 Franklin St. in downtown Boston
CONTACT: Alyssa Gilmore, <<Here>>

CITY:   New York
DATE;  Thursday, December 4, 2014
TIME:   7:00 -10:00 PM
VENUE:  Carbone Ristorante Italiano – 331 West 38th Street (btw 8th and 9th)
CONTACT:  Robin Schaffer, <<Here>>

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First German IIAR Stammtisch kicks off

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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IIAR members – be among the first to meet the management team of new Ovum

Ovum logoAt 17:00 on the 26th June, the UK arm of the IIAR is meeting with Steve Hotham CEO of the newly merged Ovum / ITM Research company (which is branded Ovum), along with Martin Hill, MD of Ovum’s Telecoms Research and Consulting, and Ian Charlesworth, MD of Ovum’s IT Research and Consulting.

They will be presenting the new Ovum organisation and its new product range and capabilities as well as explaining the many changes that have taken place as a result of the merger, which was announced in April. Continue Reading →

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IIAR Stammtisch in Munich – 24th June 14

IIAR Stammtisch (IIAR Café) in Munich – German AR Socialising Event
The IIAR German Chapter announces its first  “IIAR Stammtisch” (IIAR AR Café) event, gathering AR professionals interested in learning and discussing about the German specifics of AR. The event will be held on Tuesday 24th June, 5pm CET in Munich.
We will have an official part where Simon Jones (LinkedIn@MrNesjo), Horst Kuchling (LinkedIn@hkurchling) and Yvonne Kaupp (LinkedIn@YveKaupp) will talk about the opportunities and challenges of Analyst Relations serving the German market . You will also have the opportunity to learn about the IIAR organization, its objectives and activities. There will be enough time for questions and answers plus discussions, afterwards.

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IIAR AR Café – Gartner Symposium, Barcelona – 13 Nov 2013

On Wednesday 13th November, 7:30am CET, IIAR member Ludovic Leforestier (AR Director at Bearing Point, @bearingpointarLinkedIn) will be hosting an IIAR AR Café.

This will be an informal get-together to discuss AR-related matters and network with peers. It will no doubt be a welcome break in-between the ever hectic schedule of Symposium. It is also a chance to find out more about the IIAR in terms of what membership offers and events being planned or are currently in the diary.

This event is open to all Analyst Relations Professionals (current, past and potential new IIAR Members) and will be held at the Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

If you would like to attend please email to receive confirmation and contact details.

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Three minutes with PAC

Following our IIAR Café and Webinar with PAC on Wed 20th Feb 2013, we’ve done a 3 mn video of Fréderic Munch (LinkedIn) / CEO, PAC (Pierre Audoin Consultants).

 

IIAR members will have access to the recording the IIAR Huddle extranet shortly.

See also some previous posts on PAC:

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