We will celebrate the achievements of the analyst relations community, where we will announce the IIAR analyst relations professional and analyst relations team of the year.Continue Reading →
We are very excited to announce the date our famous IIAR Christmas Networking Party as Tuesday 4th December 2018. During this celebrated and exclusive event we will announce our much coveted IIAR Analyst Of The Year:
- IIAR Analyst Of The Year 2018
- IIAR Analyst Firm Of The Year 2018
- IIAR New Entrant Of The Year 2018
- IIAR Client Partner Of The Year 2018
We will celebrate those results that analysts and analyst firms have delivered when collaborating with AR professionals. The event is kindly sponsored this year by HCL Technologies.
Join us in a Central London for a festive evening of drinks, canapés, and networking, with leading industry analysts and analyst relations peers alike. Continue Reading →
It’s free to attend and a great way to network with other AR Professionals.
After the ARInsights cocktail hour, please join the IIAR at 3SIXTY Bar at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 8 to 9 pm for a quick meet & greet.
The first NYC IIAR Summer Party was a smashing success. Some stats:
- 7 Members from Accenture, HGS, Radware, Spotlight AR and Wipro
- 9 Prospects
- 3 Analysts
- 3 Agency Executives
- 8 Enterprise Firms represented
A few weeks ago, right before most of us went on our summer holidays we hosted the annual IIAR Summer Networking event at the EY offices in London, a party kindly sponsored by HCL Technologies and EY. As we begin to settle back into daily work routines, we wanted to take a moment to ponder the event, the conversations had, the old relationships that were nurtured and the new ones formed.
During the evening, we welcomed almost 40 industry analysts from firms including Gartner, IDC, Ovum, 451 Research, CCS Insight, Heavy Reading, Navigant Research, Freeform Dynamics, Bloor Research and IHS Markit. We were pleased to see so many AR professionals from companies including EY, Cisco, Criteo, GSMA and Vertiv, as well from agencies including Destrier, BITE, CCgroup and Chameleon. With the World Cup England-Croatia game on and stunning views to admire for the non-football fans in the room, there’s no wonder that the conversations were more effervescent that the prosecco enjoyed by attendees. It was a delightful evening which sparked conversations around AR best practice, analyst priorities, as well as informal topics, testament to the great relationships in the community.
During the evening, the IIAR recognised the AR professionals who go above and beyond in their career and have gained the respect and appreciation of analysts globally. Congratulations again to all winners and runners-up and we hope to continue to work closely with you to promote AR best practice. Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce the date of our famous IIAR Summer Party, which will celebrate the achievements of various analyst relations teams and professionals. The event is kindly sponsored this year by EY and HCL Technologies.
Join us in a great riverside location, for a glamorous night of drinks, canapés, and networking on the London SouthBank, with leading industry analysts and analyst relations peers alike.
Date: 11th July 2018
Time: 1830 – 2130 BST
Where: London SE1
This event is free for IIAR Members and Industry Analysts.
We have a limited capacity as this event is increasingly popular, yet we want to keep it intimate.
IIAR members should register using the link sent by email and apply their code. Check your spam folder and use the form below if you haven’t got this email. Continue Reading →
We are kicking off Q1 of 2018 for the NYC chapter of the IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) with our first networking dinner, taking place on Thursday March 29th at 6pm EDT.
A few inches of snow in the deep midwinter in Munich didn’t stop the 2018 IIAR German chapter kick-off from going ahead, with six intrepid AR professionals getting together to exchange news, views and the occasional snippet of gossip – under Chatham House rules, of course.
Hosted by IIAR Germany chapter leads Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn) and Simon Jones (@simondestrier, LinkedIn), the networking event was focused on the topic of “how to run an effective inquiry”, with IIAR members and guests (our “prospective members”) sharing best practice and experiences. One point which came through loud and clear is that everyone is nervous about running their first analyst inquiry calls – usually related to having enough questions to ask in a 30-minute call. Continue Reading →
We are very excited to announce this year’s IIAR Christmas Party, proudly sponsored by Criteo, the Commerce Marketing Ecosystem leader
Come and join the festivities with free drinks and canapés, all Industry Analysts and AR folk are welcome. Industry Analysts and IIAR members get in for free – for non IIAR members this party is a great reason to join the IIAR. Alternatively there are a limited number of guest tickets available at £75 each, for tickets please use the form. Do our community manager using the (other) form below if you have any questions. Continue Reading →
One of the most picturesque beer gardens in Munich was the setting for this year’s IIAR German Chapter Summer Event, gathering AR professionals and industry analysts. Our topic of the night was what it takes to make an analyst relations (AR) program mature and strong.
As we discussed, what success looks like actually depends on your business objectives and expectations of the individual companies and stakeholders. We all recognised that “AR” has a very wide scope, since it also covers many complementary disciplines and – depending on your job – may include Market Intelligence, Go-to-Market, PR, Sales Enablement, Strategy, or all of these. Reporting lines also influence the weighting of AR components. Continue Reading →
Views and insights, what a party!
The 2017 IIAR London Summer party sponsored by TCS gathered over hundred analysts and AR pros in the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard.
We are excited to announce the date for the IIAR Summer Party, which is once again kindly sponsored by TCS.
Join us at the Shangri La at the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, for a glamorous night of drinks, canapés, and networking in the heart of London, with AR peers and analysts alike.
This event is by invitation only, it is free for IIAR Members and Industry Analysts. If you are not an IIAR Memeber but interested in attending please contact iiar dot community dot manager at analystrelations dot org for more information, tickets may be purchased subject to approval.
We are very excited to announce this year’s IIAR Christmas Party, proudly sponsored by Dell.
Come and join the festivities with free drinks and canapés, all Industry Analysts and AR folk are welcome. Industry Analysts and IIAR members get in for free – for non IIAR members this party is a great reason to join the IIAR. Alternatively there are a limited number of guest tickets available at £75 each.
Many thanks to our friends at Dell for sponsoring our 2016 party and helping make it possible for us to provide what will be the most fun Analyst/AR Christmas Party in the UK this year.
Don’t forget to Register Here
Only those with approved registrations may attend, this party is for IIAR Members, Industry Analysts and those in a related role. The IIAR reserve the right to refuse anyone entry to the venue at their discretion.
Venue: The Botanist, Broadgate Circle London EC2M 2QS
The IIAR German Chapter is planning a networking event in a Munich Beer Garden, AR professionals and analysts alike are invited. One of Munich’s famous beer gardens will provide a great relaxed environment in which to exchange news and experiences of the AR world.
As a key topic for this Stammtisch, we’ve chosen “How Analyst Relations and Sales need to become best friends”. Understanding the changing sourcing patterns in the wake of digitization is key for Analyst Relations Professionals aiming at supporting effectively sales and marketing.
Crisp Research will speak about the changing business models of analyst houses vis-à-vis the digital transformation and the changing sourcing strategies. Continue Reading →
This year’s summer party is set to be a great event, the setting is one of London’s unique and iconic venues – the HMS Belfast, and is once again, kindly sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services.
IIAR members and Analysts dust off your glad rags and come rock the boat, join us aboard a vessel which is steeped in history and naval charm for an evening of drinks, canapés and networking. Continue Reading →
The Christmas season took off with a bang last night with the IIAR Christmas Party taken place in the heart of DIGITAL UK in the Shoreditch Hotel. Attending were around 100 people from the Analyst community including around 70 industry analysts and 30 AR Pros. The analyst community was represented by analysts from Gartner, Forrester, PAC, IDC, IHS, Constellation and many others.
The event was kindly sponsored by Dell. From their perspective, the evening provided a fantastic networking opportunity in a fun and festive setting. The impressive turnout and the wide variety of analysts and AR professionals in attendance, created the ideal environment to catch up with existing analyst connections as well as establish new relationships with the ever-growing EMEA analyst community. 2015 has certainly been a busy year for all and the IIAR Christmas drinks were a great way to celebrate the successes of the year as we look towards an exciting 2016.
The other highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Analyst Firm and Analyst of the year. See Analyst of the Year 2015
A massive thanks to Jaqui and Carol for helping organize the event
Wishing Everyone a Fantastic Christmas Holiday and a Prosperous New Year !!
There’s a mere 70-odd days to go before Santa is due. The shops are setting out their Yuletide wares, Christmas jumper days are being arranged and the IIAR is aiming to be the first “must attend ” Christmas party in everyone’s diaries.
This year, we’re holding our Christmas festivities in the heart of digital London in Shoreditch, on Tuesday 1st December, from 6.30pm and we aim to surpass our Summer Party in venue, numbers and fun – not an easy task given the success of our summer parties !!
Free food and drinks await those who venture out amidst the winter snow. Continue Reading →
The IIAR Summer Networking (Party) Event on 8th July 2015 was sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services
Over 120 guests from 50+ Analyst Firms came, see the photos.
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. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →