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IIAR Asia/Pacific Virtual Forum: Value of Social Media to APJ AR

The IIAR will be holding is first Virtual Forum in Asia/Pacific with a guest panel to discuss:
What’s the value of social media to Asia/Pacific AR professionals?
  • Steven Noble – Senior Analyst (eBusiness & Channel Strategy), Forrester
  • Mandi Bateson – Director, Digital, Hill & Knowlton
  • Dave Noble – Asia/Pacific Chapter Lead, IIAR (moderator) Continue Reading →
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IIAR USA Virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, Gartner

The IIAR USA will be holding its next virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, GVP, Product Management, Gartner on Thursday 22nd September, 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST. This is your opportunity to offer constructive feedback for changes to Gartner practices that impact AR – so bring your best ideas.   In particular Jeff is looking for ideas on how to make the AR process more efficient in terms of working with Gartner.  We have arranged for a time so that European IIAR members can also participate.

Agenda:

10 mins – Update from Gartner: Recent/pending changes at Gartner impacting AR

35 mins – Feedback for Gartner:  Ideas, questions, discussion focused on what changes at Gartner would help facilitate AR processess

If you would like to participate please email me to reserve your place. This call is only open to members of the IIAR.

 

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IIAR Discussion Group: Training the analyst spokesperson

A panel of experts will be sharing their advice in a best practice call on training the analyst spokesperson on Wednesday 21st September, 4-5pm BST / 11-12pm ET / 8-9am PT.

If you’ve ever wondered how to tell your CEO he needs training, or been confronted by a salesperson who refuses to believe press and analysts are different then this is a great opportunity to glean some tips. If you’re in need of some ammunition on why training is so important then hear an analyst’s view on what happens when the spokesperson gets it wrong or the pitfalls of confrontational styles. Continue Reading →

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[IIAR Teleconference] Phones hot up over a crisis in the industry

Last week the IIAR hosted a discussion group in which members directly tackled issues relating to the industry affecting both analysts and analyst relations professionals.

Led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board member, the conversation addressed how AR professionals can better communicate with analysts and get stronger internal buy-in. Duncan Chapple, MD  (Lighthouse AR) told members, “Most analysts now receive far less information from vendors and as a result are much less likely to recommend vendors than they were a year or two ago. That slows down the sale cycle.”  Continue Reading →

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Wednesday July 27th: IIAR Virtual Lunch with Mike Harris, GVP, Gartner

The IIAR and Symantec are pleased to host a virtual lunch (noon Pacific, but all are welcome of course) with Mike Harris, GVP at Gartner who oversees the Global Technology & Service Provider research group.  Prep yourself by reading Mike’s recent interview from the Gartner’s June AR Community newsletter.  Mike will provide an overview of the purpose and structure of his team, and then will open up the floor for Q&A.

Mike will provide an overview of the purpose and structure of his team, and then will open up the floor for Q&A.

Please register at Evite if you plan on attending.  If you have any questions email Evan Quinn at [email protected]

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[GUEST POST] An Analyst’s Take on the Crisis in AR

A New Approach to Market Analysis for the Evolving Mobile Communications Industry 

An argument in favour of multi-disciplinary analysts

By: Saverio Romeo, Frost 

The mobile communications industry has been infrastructure-centric for a long time. The core has been the network. The value added has been the services offered on this network. For many years, voice communications was the only service available. Then the launch of SMS brought enormous success to the mobile industry. But it also spread the fever for a “killer application”: When the success of SMS started to diminish and voice and messaging began to be transformed into commodities, the industry made parabolic journeys in order to find the next “killer application”. But the new Holy Grail was far from arriving. Continue Reading →

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Jan 12th IIAR Discussion Group for Mobile World Congress

Yesterday’s Teleconference on best practice AR for GSM featured Liz Pellegrino, Program Director for GSM, Elizabeth Rainge, IDC analyst, and Jon Peet, Head of Industry Analyst Relations, Nokia Siemens Networks. The panelists shared their expertise and recommendations for getting the most out of Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona in February. They also discussed some of the challenges involved in managing executive interviews with the large number of analysts who turn out for this event.

Members can find the notes from this call here.

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Join the IIAR for AR Best Practice Teleconference at Mobile World Congress

As a result of several requests, for the second year the IIAR will host a best practice AR teleconference focused on the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which takes place in Barcelona this February. The event is now less than two months away and the clock is ticking. In past years up to 50,000 attendees showed up in Barcelona, all hoping to make the most out of the event. What’s the best strategy for successful AR in this kind of environment? Continue Reading →

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IIAR Discussion Group Dec 2nd – Best Practice for Insourcing/Outsourcing Analyst Relations

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices on Insourcing/Outsourcing analyst relations. The call is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 2nd at 4:00pm GMT/11:00am EST. Evan Quinn (@evanquinn) from Axicom, will moderate the following panel:

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IIAR Best Practice Discussion November 23: Analyst Relations and Outsourcing Vendors

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices in AR and Outsourcing vendors. The call is scheduled for, Tuesday, Nov 23rd at 4:00pm GMT/11:00am EST. The featured panelists include:

  • Robert Petrucelli, Accenture
  • Sushma Rajagopalan, Head – Global Strategy, L&T Infotech
  • Wendy Shlensky, Analyst Relations, Infosys
  • Larry Bissinger, HP Industry Analyst Relations

For those unfamiliar with the IIAR’s Best Practice teleconferences, the format of the discussion will have the featured speakers sharing personal anecdotes followed by a Q&A.

To sign up to join the teleconference, please email jcourtenay (at)analystrelations (dot) org.

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IIAR Best Practice Discussion Oct 19th – Analyst and Influencer Relations

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices in AR and Influencer Relations. The call is scheduled for Tuesday 19th October at 1600 BST/1100 EDT. The panel will be led by Ed Gyurko (@edgyurko), IIAR Board Member, and the featured panelists include:

  • Tim Brook (@tbrook), Senior Manager, Analyst Relations, Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Don Bulmer (@dbulmer), Vice President, Global Communications, Industry and Influencer Relations, SAP AG
  • Rachel Happe (@rhappe), Principal and Co-Founder of The Community Roundtable and formerly an IDC analyst

For those unfamiliar with the IIAR’s Best Practice teleconferences, the format of the discussion will have the featured speakers sharing their experience and personal anecdotes followed by a Q&A.

To sign up to join the teleconference, please email jcourtenay (at)analystrelations(dot) org.

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Recap of Sept 9th Webinar – TPI shares fascinating insights with the IIAR

Yesterday, the IIAR hosted a teleconference with TPI – the world’s leading provider of sourcing data and advisory services for service providers. The two featured speakers on the call were:

  • Paul Reynolds Director and Chief Research Officer, TPI Momentum
  • John Keppell John Keppel, Chief Marketing Officer TPI, Partner & Managing Director TPI Research

During the webinar, TPI shared some fascinating insights about current market dynamics along with an overview of TPI’s research and consulting services

Discussion Hightlights:

  • Perception to not deliver on services is the top reason for end users not selecting a supplier
  • TPI sees a 3x increase on pressure to hire a tier 1 or tier 2 provider in order to reduce risk
  • TPI says new outsourcing adoption fastest growth is among companies ranked in the 201 – 500 range

IIAR members can login into the Huddle workspace for a copy of the presentation here.

For those unfamiliar with TPI and its ASK Momentum service, click on this link for more information –http://www.tpi.net/resources/service_providers/tpimomentum.html

 

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IIAR Discussion – TPI presents on Current Market Dynamics, 9th September

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference with TPI – the world’s leading provider of sourcing data and advisory services for service providers.The call is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9th at 4:00-5:00pm BST/11:00am EST.

As the global economy recovers, what trends will determine Service Provider success? Which market sectors present the best opportunities for hunting and farming? This teleconference will feature an overview of some of TPI’s recent research on current market dynamics and go-to-market strategies. Leading the discussion will be Paul Reynolds, TPI’s chief research officer. After the presentation there will be a Q&A.

For those unfamiliar with TPI and its ASK Momentum service, click on this link for more information – http://www.tpi.net/resources/service_providers/tpimomentum.html

To sign up to join the teleconference, please email jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org

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Recap – IIAR Teleconference on Best Practices in Sourcing Advisory Relations

The IIAR hosted a Best Practices teleconference on Sourcing Advisory Relations on August 11th. The panel led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board Member, featured panellists, Amber Wagenknecht, Senior Executive, Global Sourcing Advisor Relations, Accenture, Ed Gardiner, Advisor Relations Director at HCL, and Simon Knowles, Managing Director, Essential Edge Ltd.  The discussion, led by Ed Gyurko featured a lively discussion which had the panellists sharing their expertise and personal anecdotes followed by a Q&A.

Members can see notes from the call in our members area here.

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IIAR Best Practice Teleconference on Sourcing Advisory Relations – Aug 11th

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices in Sourcing Advisory Relations. The call is scheduled for Wednesday, August 11th at 4:00pm BST/11:00am EST. The panel will be led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board Member, and the featured panelists include:

  • Amber Wagenknecht, Senior Executive, Global Sourcing Advisor Relations, Accenture
  • Ed Gardiner, Advisor Relations Director at HCL
  • Simon Knowles, Managing Director, Essential Edge Ltd

For those unfamiliar with the IIAR’s Best Practice teleconferences, the format of the discussion will have the featured speakers sharing personal anecdotes followed by a Q&A.

To sign up to join the teleconference, please email jcourtenay (at)analystrelations (dot) org.

 

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IIAR Discussion Group – OVUM to Discuss the Black Book of Outsourcing

The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference  led by OVUM/Datamonitor on Tuesday 29th June 2010 from 16:00 BST to 17:00 BST / 11:00 EST/8:00 PDT. Eamonn Kennedy, Research and Analysis Director at Datamonitor, will be with us to introduce the Black Book of Outsourcing.

The Black Book of Outsourcing: what AR professionals need to know about the world’s largest investigation into customer satisfaction with outsourcing.

Many AR professionals have heard of The Black Book of Outsourcing. Some understand the details behind it but few understand the changes that Datamonitor has made to this business in 2010. The Black Book of Outsourcing does not rely on traditional AR channels – it goes direct to clients for their feedback on satisfaction with outsourced services and the providers who deliver these services. In 60 minutes, this session seeks to provide AR professionals with answers to their executives’ questions about The Black Book. Eamonn will focus on the information requirements of AR professionals and will be happy to take questions.

IIAR members who would like to join the call should RSVP on huddle or by email to Jane.Courtenay (at) analystrelations (dot) org.

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IIAR Discussion Group: IIAR Best Practices Paper “Making The Case for AR”

This teleconference features the Analyst Strategy Group (ASG) and is scheduled for Thursday, June 10th from 16:00 to 17:00 BST/11:00 EST/8:00 PDT. Tom Ryan, Partner and Chief Research Officer (LinkedIn) and Rob at ASG will share their insights on Making The Case for AR.

Over the past eighteen months, most companies have been seriously affected by the global economic recession. In many cases, budgets across all departments have been trimmed to the bone; but Analyst Relations (AR) programs seem to have been particularly hard hit. Increasingly, AR teams are asking:

– What can we do to keep at least the base of our budget intact?

– How can I defend my AR budget?

– How do I make the case for AR?

The IIAR Best Practices Paper, “Making the Case for Analyst Relations,” by Tom Ryan (@tom_asg  LinkedIn) and Rob Kolokousis (@rob_ASGLinkedIn) identifies the four principles for building solid executive-level sponsorship for your AR program. Continue Reading →

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