“Wet Paint” ~ Refreshed IIAR Website

The IIAR is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed, fully refreshed, version of this IIAR Blog/Website, which goes live over this weekend, (4th and 5th, October 2014). Hopefully the transition will be smooth and the IIAR web presence will have a fresh new look over this weekend. Please excuse interruption in normal service… Read More →

IDC plus “developing strategic AR programmes” at October’s UK IIAR Forum – 15th Oct.

How do you ensure that your AR programme is adding value to the business?  How do you build a strategic AR programme? In a roundtable discussion, led by high-level and experienced AR professionals who have a proven track record for developing and running highly regarded AR programmes, these are some of the questions we’ll be… Read More →

IIAR Germany 2nd Stammtisch Event

Unfortunately this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Apologies to all who had registered. The IIAR German Chapter will be holding its 2nd Stammtisch Event on the 7th October 2014. Starting at 6pm CET German AR Professionals will be meeting at the Ella Restaurant, Munich. The topic for this meetings discussion is – AR measurement and its… Read More →

IIAR Webinar Report – Progressive Digital Media Acquires CurrentAnalysis

Following the Progressive Digital Media Group’s acquisition of CurrentAnalysis Inc in July 2014, Simon Pyper (CEO Progressive Digital Media Group) and key members of his team, kindly agreed to provide a Webinar for IIAR Members. This well attended webinar took place on the 5th September and provided a great overview of their combined strategy, synergy… Read More →

Keep calm and follow the rules

IIAR Best Practice Paper: The 7+7+7 Golden Rules of Engagement

  We’ll hold a webinar to discuss our latest IIAR Best Practice Paper: Analyst Relations and Industry Analysts –The 7+7+7 Golden Rules of Engagement byLudovic Leforestier & Caroline Dennington 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… Read More →

The Gartner Godfather, illustration from the 1972 movie for a blog post by Jonathon Gordon / EMI on Gartner on the IIAR website

[GUEST POST] Analysts’ Dirty Little Secrets

NetScout is crying foul against Gartner. The NetScout lawsuit against Gartner has raised the ‘pay-for-play’ specter once again. Whether this is a case of a vendor just peeved at their spot on the GMQ or they have a legitimate grievance, I am not in a position to judge Whether NetScout will be successful with their… Read More →

IIAR – EMEA Service Providers AR Virtual Chapter – 9th Sept 14

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… Read More →

[GUEST POST] Maximizing the impact of an analyst briefing, by Richard Stiennon / IT-Harvest

By Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest and a former VP of Research at Gartner (LinkedIn, @rstiennon) In a two-part blog, the IIAR will be publishing an adapted excerpt from Richard Stiennon’s book – Up and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence. In this post Richard provides some advice to AR pros on ‘Maximizing the… Read More →

IIAR Teleconference – Measuring the Success of AR: HP Case Study

On Wednesday 29th August at 11am EST / 8am PST / 4pm BST Gerry Van Zandt (IIAR Board Member / Global Corporate AR Manager, HP) will be providing a case study on how his AR team at HP measure the success of their analyst programs and prove the investment to the company’s top executives. During this… Read More →

IIAR Discussion Group: Running Great Analyst Events on 16 August, 4pm BST / 11am ET

If you’re in the thick of preparations for an upcoming analyst event, or thinking of holding an event next year, this discussion is for you! We have an extremely distinguished line-up of four great panellists for our next panel discussion on Thursday 16th August, 4-5pm BST / 11-12pm ET / 8-9am PT all about running… Read More →

IIAR Awards Two AR Professionals with IIAR Certified Expert as it Expands its AR Professional Certification Program

The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) is pleased to recognize the first two recipients – Ellie Warner and Ed Gyurko – as IIAR Certified Experts. This marks the official launch of two new IIAR certification levels consisting of IIAR Certified Expert (CE) and IIAR Certified Fellow (CF). These qualifications are designed for Analyst Relations… Read More →

Ovum logo - IIAR website

[GUEST POST] Despite it all, Ovum is still a tier one analyst firm in Europe

Nice post on Ovum by the folks at Loudhouse Blog, reprinted here with their permission.  Of course, because it’s a Loudhouse post it’s not the official IIAR position, in case anyone thought otherwise.  See also the other Ovum posts on this blog, including the one on our recent IIAR London Forum featuring Ovum’s top management…. Read More →

[GUEST POST] Big Dogs don’t yap: the secret ingredient for MQ success

Blog courtesy of: Simon Levin (IIAR Board Member) What is it that makes the difference when it comes to making the step up into the Leaders section of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant? Ever wondered what companies who gain recognition as Leaders have in common? Having seen four of our MQ Tune-Up clients gain Leaders status for the… Read More →

[Job Posting] KPMG Seeks Associate Director, AR – Boston, USA

At KPMG we run our firm just as effectively as we support and strengthen our clients’ businesses. That means hiring talented people to help develop and manage our brand, publish our thought leadership, control our finances, run our IT infrastructure, and support our professionals in the field. There are great opportunities to build your career… Read More →

IIAR UK Forum – Save the Day – 4th December 2013.

On 4th December the IIAR UK Chapter will be hosting the November forum delayed by the storms. As advertised before this will be a unique session. For our panel discussion we already have confirmed: Ron Baillie (Strategy and Architecture Director at Tullow Oil), Simon Niven (Global Head of Technology Services at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) Alistair… Read More →

Peyman Mestchian / Chartis (IIAR)

Around Peyman Mestchian of Chartis Research in 10 questions

Today we ask our infamous ten probing questions to Peyman Mestchian (LinkedIn) from Chartis Research. 1. What are your coverage areas? I cover risk and compliance technology or “RiskTech” for short. This is a relatively broad market sector. Sub-segments of our coverage include financial risk (market, credit, liquidity), operational risk, financial crime risk and energy trading… Read More →

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, @bearingpointar, LinkedIn) 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… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Seagate – Senior Manager, Corporate Communications EMEA – Maidenhead, UK.

Seagate – Senior Manager of Corporate Communications The Senior Manager of Corporate Communications will be located in our Maidenhead, U.K. location. The Senior Manager will be a key member in helping to develop and execute strategic media and analyst relations initiatives to increase awareness of the Seagate brand and adoption of Seagate product lines. The successful candidate will have… Read More →

[GUEST POST] “This position has now been filled” – IIAR and Job Postings

By Caroline Dennington / Symantec (@CDennington, LinkedIn). When the IIAR was first formed, one of its goals was to enable members to help each other achieve their goals. Primarily this has taken the form of sharing best practice, but we also recognised the value in publishing job postings – analyst relations is quite a specialist field, after… Read More →

IIAR UK Forum: 24th September 2013 – Report

On Tuesday September 24th the UK chapter held its latest forum. There were three separate presentations and discussions at this forum: reviews of the research focus and relevance of both IHS electronics & media and Analysys Mason telecoms research. The final session was a presentation and discussion led by The Skills Connection. This gave attendees a chance to peek behind… Read More →

Informa presents on “Operator Strategies”

We are pleased to announce that Informa will be presenting some of its latest research around, “Operator Strategies: The Growing Lure of B2B2C Opportunities” on Thursday 9th February at 4pm GMT / 11am ET / 8am PT. Delivering the presentation will be Informa’s Chief Research Officer, Mark Newman (pictured). Discussion agenda: How over-the-top players took the value out of consumer… Read More →

[GUEST POST] Timing is everything

There’s no penalty for jumping the gun On your marks. Get Set. Go. When the starting gun goes off, there is always going to be a rush of adrenalin, a surge of excitement, and a striving to get up to speed and do your best. But when the starting gun goes off in relation to… Read More →

Frédéric Munch named President of the Board of Pierre Audoin Consultants

December 15, 2011 – The Supervisory Board of Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), European leader in market research and strategic consulting on the software and IT services market, has named Frédéric Munch as Head of the Board. Frédéric Munch will take official charge of his new responsibilities from December 15, 2011. Frédéric Munch brings with him a rich… Read More →

Cloud Set to Dominate 2012

The UK’s recent IIAR Forum saw both IDC and Ovum present their predictions for the IT industry in 2012. Cloud came through as the area of focus for 2012 and will be the dominant platform. While SaaS spend will be more discretionary, PaaS will be the fastest growing platform accounting for 80% of the volume… Read More →

HfS Research and Sylvan Advisory combine to form HfS Consulting – a service line of HfS Research

HfS Research announces revolutionary new on-demand service division to support enterprises with complex decision-making around outsourcing and business operations strategy New York, New York, November 29th, 2011 – HfS Research, the leading global analyst advisory firm covering outsourcing and shared services strategies, today announced it has joined forces with Sylvan Advisory to form HfS Consulting. … Read More →

IIAR UK Gets Festive!

IIAR FORUM and CHRISTMAS NETWORKING WITH THE ANALYSTS  Thursday 8th  December, 3pm onwards   What better way to end the year with than to hear about analyst predictions for 2012 and then meet with your analyst buddies and AR colleagues at an informal networking event over a celebratory glass. It’s an action-packed afternoon with two analyst presentations plus… Read More →

IIAR USA Virtual Forum: 2012 Predictions

A distinguished panel of US analyst experts will be discussing hot trends for 2012 in the world of IT services and software for 1-hour on Wednesday 30th November at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm GMT. Guest speakers: Phil Fersht, Founder & CEO, HfS Research Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research Moderator:… Read More →

Gartner publishes MQ FAQ

The Gartner Ombudswoman has just blogged >link< about a new frequently asked questions document on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Overall it’s really useful and contains many points that AR pros should know. For instance, did you know the analysts had to raise a business case for every new MQ? This is meant to limit their… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Metia Seeks Analyst Relations Account Manager

Purpose of the Position: We are looking for a communications strategist to lead analyst relations programmes for our clients. The position needs an individual who can create and deliver comprehensive plans to successfully engage clients with analysts. With sound knowledge of analysts and the technology space, you will be able to create relevant communications to promote… Read More →

(Job Posting) Sourcing Advisor Relationship Manager-Influencer Marketing

An exciting opportunity to join a leading IT Solutions company as part of their Influencer Relations team is available now. This role leads on outreach and all aspects of communication to and with Sourcing and Executive Advisors and their firms, whilst liaising with internal Executives to drive relationship development in the long-term and maximise sales… Read More →

(Job Posting) Edelman Seeks Senior Account Executive for Analyst Relations

Senior Account Executive – Analyst Relations, Silicon Valley office (San Mateo) Job Duties Summary: The successful candidate will work primarily with the A&R Edelman InSight Analyst Relations Team to support key named AR clients (including Adobe and HP), in the day-to-day execution of analyst relations programs. Daily responsibilities include developing analyst plans and strategies in… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Senior Analyst Relations Manager EMEA

Job Description – Senior Analyst Relations Manager EMEA (04426) Position Summary Adobe is looking for a Industry Analyst Relations Senior manager to drive the EMEA strategic communication program to top-tier industry analysts. Reporting to the director of corporate communications (based in Paris, France) with close links to the Adobe AR team (based in Adobe headquarters… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Hewlett-Packard Seeks Global Corporate Industry Analyst Relations Manager

Hewlett-Packard Company is seeking a seasoned executive to serve as Global Corporate Analyst Relations Manager, with responsibility for strengthening the company’s relationship with industry analysts and analyst firms globally as well as leading regional planning and execution of the corporate programme across EMEA. The role reports to the Director, Global External Corporate Communications and is… Read More →

[Job Posting] VMware Seeks Group Manager, Industry Analyst Relations

Group Manager, Industry Analyst Relations Virtualization is the technology that is poised to change the way we think about computing. VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Burson-Marsteller’s Technology Practice Seeks Industry Analyst Relations (IAR) / PR Manager

Burson-Marsteller’s Technology Practice has an opening at the Manager level. This is a high profile position with major global clients, providing significant opportunity to not only gain visibility with senior level executives, but also gain new skill sets by working as part of a dynamic, worldwide team of colleagues. The manager would be responsible for… Read More →