IIAR AR Professional of the Year

IIAR’s Analyst Relations Professional and Analyst Relations Team of the Year 2018 Webinar

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… Read More →

Andrew Hsu / Spotlight AR for the IIAR Website

[GUEST POST] Hsu: AR must bet bigger on fewer analysts

Andrew Hsu‘s (LinkedIn) views on AR prioritization are handy. In a recent presentation, he stressed the role of prioritisation in helping us to think about AR, be more refined than our instincts can allow and to help us justify the choices we made when we allocated limited Analyst Relations resources. Andrew’s starting point is the… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Research Lead, Infrastructure, IDC – UK / Germany

Overview IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology… Read More →

Brian Riggs / Ovum

In memory of Brian Riggs

We were very sad and shocked to hear the news that Brian Riggs of Ovum and No Jitter died this weekend in a swimming accident. He was truly one of the best, and the analyst world is poorer without him. Dave Michels of TalkingPointz has written a very lovely post about Brian which is very… Read More →

Amal Nichols / Cisco on the IIAR website

Around Amal Nichols from Cisco in 10 questions

We have the privilege today to interview this year’s IIAR AR Professional 2018 and heading the  IIAR AR Team of the Year 2018, Amal Nichols (@nicholsamal, LinkedIn),Director, Global Analyst Relations at Cisco. She must be doing something right! What’s been your career path to becoming an AR pro? Like many in our field, I started out in… Read More →

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No penalty shoot out required: the IIAR Analyst Relations Professional of the Year 2018

In the midst of the nation being gripped by World Cup fever, the IIAR Summer Party happened to fall on a historic semi-final appearance by England. But that iconic World Cup Trophy was, of course, very far from being the most important accolade contested tonight. That’s right – tonight was also the announcement of the… Read More →

2018 IIAR London Summer Networking Event

The IIAR Summer Party celebrating the IIAR AR Professional and Team of 2018

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… Read More →

Tom Wentworth / Chief Marketing Officer, RapidMiner  @twentworth12

[GUEST POST] Debunking Five Analyst Relations Myths

Analyst relations is easily the most misunderstood function in marketing. I’ve been involved with analyst relations — or AR — for over a decade, working on dozens of Gartner Magic Quadrants and Forrester Waves. I’ve experienced the impact that analyst relations, when done well, can have on growth. And I know how much time and effort it takes to… Read More →

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Three new members join the board of the IIAR

The IIAR is pleased to present the addition of three new members to the IIAR Board as a result of this years’ elections held in June. Please help us welcome Beth, Suzannah and Aniruddho to the IIAR Board, for terms that run from July 1, 2018 through to June 30, 2020. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

Tom Wentworth / Chief Marketing Officer, RapidMiner  @twentworth12

[GUEST POST] Debunking Five Analyst Relations Myths

Analyst relations is easily the most misunderstood function in marketing. I’ve been involved with analyst relations — or AR — for over a decade, working on dozens of Gartner Magic Quadrants and Forrester Waves. I’ve experienced the impact that analyst relations, when done well, can have on growth. And I know how much time and effort it takes to… Read More →

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[GUEST POST] Does Israel have more cool vendors than China?

Can other vendors copy Israeli firms’ exceptional success in earning Gartner, Inc.’s Cool Vendor designation? Maybe not. Their success reflects both Israel’s unique start-up ecosystem and those start-ups’ ability to leverage Gartner’s experienced account management in Israel. The numbers of Cool Vendors in Israel continue to rise. At the recent Cool and Hot Vendor Forum,… Read More →

Simon Jones, IIAR German Chapter co-lead

Trio of analyst departures at Gartner underlines why backup strategy is so important

Gartner has been forced to delay a Magic Quadrant report for at least six months due to the mass departure of pivotal analysts covering the enterprise data center space.  The delay followed news that analysts Dave Russell and Pushan Rinnen were leaving to join vendors. The duo were the mainstays of the Gartner team covering… Read More →

Julia Pope / IIAR UK Chapter Lead

Effective Measurement: ARe we there yet?

Effective measurement has become a bit of a challenge for AR practitioners, as stakeholders are demanding more tangible, immediate results that can easily be linked to business outcomes. With smaller teams and tighter budgets, AR professionals are under immense pressure to justify investment and prove overall value. As such, the IIAR’s recent webinar on measurement… Read More →

Jon Collins: How not to be an industry analyst (IIAR website)

[GUEST POST] How not to be an analyst? By Jon Collins

Today’s guest post is a long(wish) read by Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) following our IIAR Webinar on “How not to be an industry analyst?“ If you enjoy this, why not check his “How not to write an autobiography?“   Introduction – a glass of wine… For a start, a bit of background. I never meant to be an… Read More →

Cindy Zhou / Constellation on the IIAR blog

[GUEST POST] Tips to Ensure a Productive Analyst Briefing

Since becoming an industry analyst almost two years ago, I’ve sat in on nearly 100 vendor briefings and have some tips and do’s/don’ts to share to help you prepare for your next analyst session. First, know that Constellation is a firm very accessible to technology companies of all sizes and no, you don’t have to… Read More →

Yannick Carriou @YCarriou, CEO CXP Group interviewed for the IIAR blog - Ludovic Leforestier @lludovic

Le CXP Group moves to consulting – CEO Yannick Carriou interviewed

Le CXP is one of the oldest IT analysis firms around. It was created in 1973, six years before Gartner, under the auspices of the French Ministry of Industry by some of the largest French companies at the time: Air France, Anotec, Bred, BSN (now Danone), EDF, RATP and the Société Générale. Its remit was to… Read More →

Julia Pope / IIAR UK Chapter Lead

[GUEST POST] How to lose an industry analyst in 10 days (and ways)

A few months ago, I joined IIAR’s webinar focused on the IIAR Analyst Relations Professional and Team of the Year 2017. Every year, the IIAR awards analyst relations (AR) professionals and teams based on the results of an annual survey shared with the global industry analyst community. The survey gathers the analysts’ collective insight on AR professionals… Read More →

Laurie McCabe / SMB Group on the IIAR blog

[GUEST POST] How to Create a More Compelling Analyst Event

I thoroughly enjoyed and could very much relate to Jon Reed’s recent post, How to screw up a vendor analyst day – in 12 simple steps. So much so that I’m inspired to write my own take on how to create a more compelling analyst event that’s more rewarding for all involved. Vendors spend a lot of… Read More →

Jon Collins: How not to be an industry analyst (IIAR website)

[GUEST POST] How not to be an analyst? By Jon Collins

Today’s guest post is a long(wish) read by Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) following our IIAR Webinar on “How not to be an industry analyst?“ If you enjoy this, why not check his “How not to write an autobiography?“   Introduction – a glass of wine… For a start, a bit of background. I never meant to be an… Read More →

Jon Collins / Inter Orbis and GigaOM

IIAR Webinar with Jon Collins: how not to be an industry analyst?

Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) first picked up the analyst mantle in 1999, when he sent off a rather too hasty job application after a glass of wine. Since then he worked for, and with, a variety of larger and smaller firms — including picking up IIAR’s European Analyst of the Year award in 2012, a moment… Read More →

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IIAR Webinar: A Discussion on Effective AR Measurement and Amplification

On Friday 11th May 0800 PDT / 1100 EDT / 1600 BST, IIAR member Gerry Van Zandt (LinkedIn, @gerryvz) from the Oracle Analyst Relations team will host an interactive discussion about how AR can better measure results, and more importantly how AR can better utilize these results. AR managers and leaders tend to be highly focused on… Read More →

IIAR negotiating with forrester. aniruddho Mukherjee, ludovic leforestier

IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with Forrester. Are you getting the best value from your contract?

Feeling the pinch in your negotiation with Forrester on your subscription contract?Do you feel comfortable in buying the multiple seats being pushed your way? Is Forrester covering the technology and business areas that are important for you?  You’re not alone – many of your peers and IIAR members have commented (see the IIAR Tragic Quadrant… Read More →

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IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with IDC. Are you getting the best value from your contract?

Feeling the pinch in your negotiation with IDC on your subscription contract? Do you feel comfortable in buying the various Customer Segment (CS) options being pushed your way? Are you confident that you are getting value from your contracts? You’re not alone – many of your peers and IIAR members have commented (see the IIAR… Read More →

Fabio di Capua

Around Gartner’s Fabio Di Capua in 10 questions

This week, Gartner analyst Fabio Di Capua (Twitter / LinkedIn) has bravely volunteered to tackle the IIAR’s legendary 10 questions, renowned worldwide for their incisiveness. Research Director Fabio is based in Munich, Germany. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

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Calling all AR Professionals in New York City – join us for dinner on Thursday March 29th

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. The Venue is  Arno Ristorante, 141 W 38th Street.http://www.arnoristorante.com/  (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

IIAR/CB Resourcing Salary Survey

Why is Analyst Relations commanding a 46% salary premium over Public Relations?

Drawing on the  2017 IIAR Salary Survey produced by CB Resourcing,  we thought it would be interesting to expand the information gathered with a comparison against the wider sector of public relations.     The size of the gap between AR and PR is staggering When we compare Analyst Relations to more general Public Relations… Read More →

Margaret Adam / IDC for the IIAR around in 10 questions

Around Margaret Adam from IDC in 10 Questions

This week, we’re delighted to present you some insights from the just promoted Margaret Adam / IDC (madam_idc, LinkedIn, blog) with our world famous ten questions.   What are your coverage areas? Officially, European Channels and Alliances, more broadly this really looks at all kinds of go-to-market and partnering relationships from traditional channel (distie, VAR, SI, MSP,… Read More →

Jon Collins: How not to be an industry analyst (IIAR website)

[GUEST POST] How not to be an analyst? By Jon Collins

Today’s guest post is a long(wish) read by Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) following our IIAR Webinar on “How not to be an industry analyst?“ If you enjoy this, why not check his “How not to write an autobiography?“   Introduction – a glass of wine… For a start, a bit of background. I never meant to be an… Read More →

Cindy Zhou / Constellation on the IIAR blog

[GUEST POST] Tips to Ensure a Productive Analyst Briefing

Since becoming an industry analyst almost two years ago, I’ve sat in on nearly 100 vendor briefings and have some tips and do’s/don’ts to share to help you prepare for your next analyst session. First, know that Constellation is a firm very accessible to technology companies of all sizes and no, you don’t have to… Read More →

Yannick Carriou @YCarriou, CEO CXP Group interviewed for the IIAR blog - Ludovic Leforestier @lludovic

Le CXP Group moves to consulting – CEO Yannick Carriou interviewed

Le CXP is one of the oldest IT analysis firms around. It was created in 1973, six years before Gartner, under the auspices of the French Ministry of Industry by some of the largest French companies at the time: Air France, Anotec, Bred, BSN (now Danone), EDF, RATP and the Société Générale. Its remit was to… Read More →

Laurie McCabe / SMB Group on the IIAR blog

[GUEST POST] How to Create a More Compelling Analyst Event

I thoroughly enjoyed and could very much relate to Jon Reed’s recent post, How to screw up a vendor analyst day – in 12 simple steps. So much so that I’m inspired to write my own take on how to create a more compelling analyst event that’s more rewarding for all involved. Vendors spend a lot of… Read More →

IIAR negotiating with forrester. aniruddho Mukherjee, ludovic leforestier

IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with Forrester. Are you getting the best value from your contract?

Feeling the pinch in your negotiation with Forrester on your subscription contract?Do you feel comfortable in buying the multiple seats being pushed your way? Is Forrester covering the technology and business areas that are important for you?  You’re not alone – many of your peers and IIAR members have commented (see the IIAR Tragic Quadrant… Read More →

IIAR negotiating with IDC, aniruddho mukherjee, ludovic leforestier,

IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with IDC. Are you getting the best value from your contract?

Feeling the pinch in your negotiation with IDC on your subscription contract? Do you feel comfortable in buying the various Customer Segment (CS) options being pushed your way? Are you confident that you are getting value from your contracts? You’re not alone – many of your peers and IIAR members have commented (see the IIAR… Read More →

Fabio di Capua

Around Gartner’s Fabio Di Capua in 10 questions

This week, Gartner analyst Fabio Di Capua (Twitter / LinkedIn) has bravely volunteered to tackle the IIAR’s legendary 10 questions, renowned worldwide for their incisiveness. Research Director Fabio is based in Munich, Germany. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailGoogle+Pinterest

Margaret Adam / IDC for the IIAR around in 10 questions

Around Margaret Adam from IDC in 10 Questions

This week, we’re delighted to present you some insights from the just promoted Margaret Adam / IDC (madam_idc, LinkedIn, blog) with our world famous ten questions.   What are your coverage areas? Officially, European Channels and Alliances, more broadly this really looks at all kinds of go-to-market and partnering relationships from traditional channel (distie, VAR, SI, MSP,… Read More →

IIAR German Chapter meeting at Restaurant Ella, Munich

Wrap-up: IIAR Germany 2018 kick-off

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… Read More →

Andy Butler, ex. Gartner for the IIAR website

Around Andy Butler / ex. Gartner in 10 questions….

Today we ask our probing questions to the well renowned Andy Butler (LinkedIn) just retired VP Distinguished Analyst at Gartner (Alumnus), who gives us his views on the the industry in 10 questions. Enjoy..   How long have you been in the IT industry and where did you begin your career? I can claim a 45 year unbroken… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations Manager / Software Vendor, London

Job Description Develop and implement a global analyst relations strategy that supports overall business objectives. Build and maintain highly effective relationships with analyst houses and relevant analysts to assist sales and influence the market. Match key stakeholders with analysts to raise profile as thought leaders in their sector. Position the company as a leader across… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations Manager, Enterprise Channel / Amazon Web Services, Seattle, Washington

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Analyst Relations (AR) Manager to support its AWS Marketplace and Service Catalog businesses. The AWS cloud computing platform is used today by millions of businesses and developers around the world, ranging from startups to Fortune 50 enterprises. Cloud computing is arguably one of the… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Director, Public Relations & Analyst Relations / Stratasys, Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, US

Position Summary:  The Director, Public Relations and Analyst Relations is responsible for driving worldwide public and industrial relations programs that elevate awareness, drive demand and communicate brand promise across multiple media platforms. Reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer, this critical role will build, develop and lead a team of professionals, manage corporate public relations… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations & Market Intelligence Senior Analyst / Kaspersky, MA, US

Job description The Analyst Relations & Marketing Intelligence Specialist will be responsible for driving, executing, and managing the company’s visibility, interaction and influence within a diverse analyst community. Crucial to this role will be planning activities for key vendor evaluations, events, and other elements resulting in a positive representation of the company. In this role,… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations Manager / Appian Corporation, Reston, VA, US

Analyst Relations Manager Appian is seeking an analytical, technical and research oriented professional with great communication skills to join the marketing organization in the role of Analyst Relations Manager. This person will play a critical, cross-functional role by working with subject matter experts at many different levels of the organization: executives, product strategy, product management,… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Third Party Advisor / Analyst Relations APAC / Unisys, Sydney, Australia

ABOUT UNISYS: Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most digitally demanding businesses and governments on Earth. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing. For more information on how Unisys… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Market Intelligence Specialist / Computacenter, London, UK

Role Responsibility Pro-active collection and provision of market/competitor information to all relevant Computacenter stakeholders Provides consulting and interpretation of market and competitor data to the organization Acts as a SPOC for all market data requests Compiles and delivers  business intelligence reports from various internal and external data sources Builds a strong relationship with relevant group… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Analyst Relations Manager, Business Applications / Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA

Analysts are recognizing Microsoft for its remarkable transformation and at the same time there is an explosion of digital transformation research. As a result, we are looking for a technologically perceptive individual to craft and execute our analyst engagement strategy for Business Applications. Satya Nadella has identified business applications as one of Microsoft’s five customer-focused… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Director, Analyst Relations / Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA

Analysts are recognizing Microsoft for its remarkable transformation. Beyond our tech innovations in cloud, data and AI, they appreciate our customer centricity, new culture and growth mindset. Data and AI are foundational to helping achieve the company’s mission of “empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more”. And the company is investing… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager, TEMENOS, UK

TEMENOS are currently looking to recruit an Analyst Relations Manager to join  their Marketing team. This is a high-profile role within Temenos managing the Global Analyst Relations function.   It includes managing the relationships with key analyst houses and individual analysts, who we regard as one of the most influential external audiences. The role requires… Read More →