What does analyst influence mean to you?

What does analyst influence mean to you? If you’re in AR, how do you get it, and how do you measure it? If you’re an analyst, how do you know whether you have it?   “Influence” is a goal for many Analyst Relations programs–and a factor of analyst effectiveness–yet there is little agreement about how… Read More →

IIAR Webinar: Progressive Digital Media Group Acquires CurrentAnalysis – 5/9/14

IIAR Webinar: Progressive Digital Media Group Acquisition of CurrentAnalysis Inc. Date: 5th September 2014 Time: 4pm BST, 5PM CET, 11am EST Location: IIAR Webinar – Register HERE   Summary: On the 30 July 2014, the Board of Progressive Digital Media Group Plc, the provider of high quality premium business information to the consumer and technology markets, confirmed… Read More →

Henrietta Lacey-Gutsell / CGI (IIAR)

[GUEST POST] Gartner Updates: Notes from the AR regional briefing in the UK

By Henrietta Lacey-Gutsell / CGI (@henriettalacey, LinkedIn) Gartner has its ‘listening hat’ on at the UK AR Regional Briefing Gartner recently opened its doors to AR professionals with a day of presentations and interactive workshops targeted at the influencer relations community. The idea was to build on the AR forums given at the Gartner Symposium conferences and… Read More →

Eria Odhuba (IIAR)

[GUEST POST] Can you build a meaningful relationship with analysts, even if you don’t pay them?

By Eria Odhuba (@eodhuba, LinkedIn), resident analyst relations lead at The Comms Crowd  “We have a problem with analysts,” I hear you say. “You have to buy analyst services to have a good relationship with them,” has got to be the most common phrase any analyst relations professional hears from colleagues. Cynicism reigns when it comes to judging… Read More →

In memory of Madan Sheina

Madan Sheina, one of Ovum’s highly regarded Analysts, tragically passed away recently. Madan possessed a rare combination of talents which allowed him to become a world class analyst, respected manager, a generous collaborator, and a fierce ambassador for quality. He was also always great fun to be around. Everyone at Ovum will remember him in… Read More →

The IIAR UK Summer Networking event is back in 2014: Bigger and Better than ever!

For this year’s IIAR 2014 Summer Party and Networking Event we have exclusive use of a stunning penthouse bar overlooking London (right next to St Paul’s Cathedral). With 80+ analysts attending (and growing), no queuing for one-on-one meetings and drinks plus food all evening why endure the conference scene? When: 15th July 2014 at 5pm… Read More →

IIAR Discussion – AR Training and Certification – What do You Require ?

Date: 1st August 2014 Time: 4pm BST, 5pm CET, 11am EST Location: IIAR Webinar There is renewed interest in the IIAR Certification programme with several members completing the certification test recently. This has highlighted the need to update the test questions, expand the range and ensure it is relevant to today’s AR community and market needs. We’re exploring how we… Read More →

Simon Levin / Skills Connections (IIAR, 2013)

[Guest Post] Does the consulting approach beat published research?

By: Simon Levin, The Skills Connection / IIAR UK Co-Chapter Lead We saw an interesting blogging spat last week between Stanton Jones of ISG and Lydia Leong at Gartner, with the flames fanned by tweeted comments from Phil Fersht of HfS. The row was centred on some research published recently by Lydia on managed hosting providers, but… Read More →

[Job Posting] Part time PR/AR Manager in Munich, Germany

Munich-based independent communications consultancy OnPR is seeking a part-time PR/AR manager (m/w) to join our talented team. If you’re interested in helping shape communications strategy for international high-tech clients, and you have at least 4 years agency experience combined with an affinity for technology, then we’d love to hear from you. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[Guest Post] The Secret Sauce and the Secret Sorcerers by Simon Levin

I was sitting in the middle of a noisy intellectual ruckus about the future of research and advisory services some weeks back when an odd thought struck me. It was at the London IIAR meeting in March, where R “Ray” Wang and his Constellation all-stars were agitating for radical change in the research industry. Ray… Read More →

Gartner gets the IDEAs from Forrester

It seems Gene took Gartner‘s shopping trolley on a jumbo to Oz this week and a page from George‘s book: the research firm just announced it was buying Ideas International [ASX:IDE] was established in 1981 as a consultancy service and since 1986 has provided its special brand of research to IT users and vendors. This… Read More →

[GUEST POST] The Wi-Fi isn’t working!

I’m here at an analyst conference, trying to combine a seamless online and offline experience. The presentations are compelling, the panel discussions are lively, and I should be using social media to augment and amplify the information I’m soaking up from my seat in the second-to-back row. Except that I can’t. Because, as usual, the Wi-Fi… Read More →

Has time come for a disruptive analyst firm?

Wine connoisseurs take as much pleasure talking about drink than savouring it…. so let me indulge you into an analogy between research firms and some of my favourites. As with fine wines and corporate buying trends, so goes analyst firms.  The shift of power from IT to Business signifies a move from Wine to Champagne……. Read More →

IIAR Exam version 2.0 Launched Today

We are pleased to announce that work has been completed on the IIAR Certified Professional Exam and version 2.0 is now available online. All current Board members and Secretary have completed the test successfully and are proud members of the IIAR Certified Professional LinkedIn club. We thought it was important to practice what we preached… 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 →

IIAR UK Forum – The Next BIG Event – CIO Discussion Panel Chaired by CIO-Connect

SAVE THE DATE – 30th October, 16:00 – 18:00 (UK Time) This will be a really exciting event that no IIAR member (or prospective member) should miss. The main session will be a panel of CIOs, chaired by CIO-Connect. In this session we will hear from the CIOs the research they rely on, why and what… Read More →

Don’t tell my mother I work in AR, she believes I’m a pianist…

Whilst public relations and marketing are mainstream in commercial companies, most analyst relations (AR) professionals are often at pain to describe their role. AR is a relatively new discipline, tracing its origins in the last 15-20 years when a handful of very large ICT firms institutionalised a function to handle consultants and analysts relation. Nowadays… Read More →

New Face on the IIAR Board – Thank-you Hannah, Hello Allen

With experience leading the US, West Coast IIAR Chapter and on the IIAR Board Hannah Hyman now has a new role in life, as a Mother. Congratulations from all go to Hannah on her first born child; at least working in Analyst Relations is good training for long days and short nights ! Amongst the… Read More →

IIAR Teleconference: Informa presents the B2B2C Opportunity

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 above). Discussion agenda: How over-the-top players took the value… Read More →

Social media for the APJ AR pro

IIAR Asia-Pacific recently held a virtual forum to discuss social media. It was a great opportunity to talk more about one of the current hot topics in the AR industry and how it relates to the local APJ markets. Discussion centred on different uses of varying social media channels leading to the conclusion that social… Read More →

AOTY

And the IIAR Analyst of the Year 2011 is…

#iiaraoty: @pfersht, @zkerravala and @marksmithvr are IIAR analysts of the year, @gartner_inc, @forrester and @Horses4Sources firms of the year, @constellationrg best newcomer #archat” Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR Café at Gartner Symposium, Orlando – 17 Oct 2011

The IIAR will be hosting a members-only networking event during the Gartner Symposium, in Orlando, USA on Monday 17th October, 6pm ET. After a frantic day of briefings and workshops come and relax with IIAR friends over a cold drink. It’s a great way to wind down plus the perfect chance to discuss where and how you would… Read More →

[Guest Post] IIAR UK Forum – Sales and Social Media Debated

I was delighted to host the IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) forum yesterday in a very sunny and hot London. It is always great to see how many AR professionals are willing to come along and meet old friends, make new contacts, learn about best practice and share their own experiences. Fionnula Fitzsimons gave… Read More →

IIAR USA Virtual Forum: Overview and update from TBR

We are pleased to announce the next IIAR USA Virtual Forum will be held with analyst firm, TBR, on Wednesday, 26th October at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT / 4:30 pm GMT for 45 minutes. The presenter of this call will be TBR President and Founder, Jon Lindy.  (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[Job Posting] Senior Analyst post at Informa, Broadband & TV – UK

£Excellent + bonus + benefits. Reporting to the Head of Broadband & TV Research. Fantastic West End location, international travel. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Analyst to join the Broadband & TV team of Informa Telecoms & Media’s Industry Research division. The team is already one of the division’s fastest-growing, and is… Read More →

What’s happening at Yankee Group?

Yankee’s Group’s summer repositioning and restructuring has, more or less, completed the firm’s evolution from a full-service analyst and consulting firm into a data-driven research and advisory firm focussed on mobility (which the firm defines as advancements that enable fluid access to any content, applications or services from any device, by anyone, from anywhere at… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Symantec Seeks US AR Manager

Symantec is looking for a seasoned AR professional for approximately 8 to 10 hours a week managing a variety of AR tasks, including: ·         Social Media and Analyst Monitoring Activities ·         Analyst Scheduling (Inquiries, Briefings, Consultations) ·         Program Management (leadership reports, best practice projects, etc.) Requirements: Minimum 3 years experience in AR or related field Familiarity with industry… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Junior Account Manager Analyst Relations at Metia in London

Junior Account Manager Analyst Relations at Metia in London, United Kingdom | LinkedIn Job Description Support key accounts in their analyst relations programmes: • Suggest and plan appropriate AR activity against client roadmap and objectives with your line manager • Identify relevant analysts for particular activities and manage the briefing process • Be pro-active in presenting… Read More →

[JOB OPENING] SENIOR PR/MARKETING MANAGER, UKBROADBAND LTD

SENIOR PR/MARKETING MANAGER, UKBROADBAND LTD The Senior PR/Marketing Manager will be a technosavvy evangelist who drives the company’s service vision and ensures that the messages to the marketplace and press are compelling and consistent. They will be a key member of inter-disciplinary leadership teams to develop strategic, succinct and effective service and marketing initiatives. This… Read More →

[JOB OPENING] EMEA PR and AR Manager – NetApp

Job posted on netapp.com: Netapp: PR and AR Manager – EMEA Job Summary Job Summary: The AR/PR manager is a key function under Corporate Marketing and the role will ensure that processes and initiatives from Corporate are understood, adopted and tracked across EMEA with the field marketing teams. The role will work closely with country… Read More →

[JOB OPENING] Analyst Relations Manager at RightNow

The Analyst Relations Manager is a key role on RightNow’s Influencer Relations team. Reporting to the Director of Global Influencer Relations, the AR Manager is responsible for maintaining strong, positive relationships with industry analysts and other influencers to drive awareness of and advocacy for RightNow and our solutions. This person works closely with executives, product… Read More →

[JOB OPENING] Managers of AR ar Kronos

[THIS JOB IS POSTED ON BEHALF OF KRONOS, THE IIAR CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE CONTENT] Kronos Incorporated is seeking a self-starter who is seasoned in high-tech industry influencer relations. In this individual contributor role, you will be responsible for driving a communications program that clearly conveys Kronos messages regarding our company strategy, product… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Senior Analyst Relations Manager, Frankfurt

[THIS JOB IS POSTED ON BEHALF OF PSD, THE IIAR CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE CONTENT]   Senior Analyst Relations Manager (m/f) Location: Frankfurt am Main As Senior Analyst Relations Manager you contribute pro-actively to the corporate communication strategy. You act as the primary liaison with all relevant internal groups in planning and implementing… Read More →