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Gartner Symposium / ITxpo 2018: key takeaways for AR professionals

This year’s keynote theme: the Continuous Next Strategy Gartner Symposium, Gartner’s flagship event in Europe, attracted more than 8,000 visitors this year, and met or exceeded expectations, at least mine. The analysts were brilliant, inspiring speakers on stage and great advisors in the one2one meetings. This was the first time in Europe that Mike Harris… Read More →

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IIAR Webinar: meet iDate DigiWorld

Local analysts yield much influence in the geographies they operate in, yet they are largely unknown to AR pros in multinationals. On December 11th, we’re offering you to get up close and personal with iDDATE DigiWorld, a firm founded in France in 1977, combining consulting, research and an institute. Its legacy is in telcos but… Read More →

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IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with Gartner

Time to renew your Gartner subscription? Our members have indicated a few interesting plays by the industry analysis market leader, almost two years after its takeover of CEB. including a continued drive to multi-year contracts and aggressive drive to sell their $150k executives offerings, effectively mirroring the EXP strategy for vendors. Those offerings causing much confusion… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Research Lead, Services Research, IDC / London, Frankfurt or Copenhagen

IDC Europe is looking for a Research Lead to build out its services research. The successful candidate will report to the management of IDC European Enterprise Research Group. IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Senior Research Analyst, Personal Computing Devices, IDC / London, UK

IDC’s Personal Computing Devices research group in Europe is looking for a Senior research analyst to support the expansion of its research and business. This is a highly visible position that requires the candidate to develop cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative research for IDC’s exceptionally diverse base of clients that includes hardware and software vendors and providers of… Read More →

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Join us for the IIAR Café at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona

If you are going to the Gartner Symposium 2018, Barcelona, drop in to the IIAR Breakfast and join the discussion on all things AR related with Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn), IIAR Board Member (Chapter Liaison) and Senior Manager Analyst Relations and Market Strategy at Retarus. We’ll have an update on the IIAR, discuss recent Gartner news and other… Read More →

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[GUEST POST] How Analyst Relations Impacts Strategy 

Analyst relations seems straightforward enough – as a tech vendor, you relate key milestones and elements of strategy to those industry analysts who you think will have the greatest reach to your target market. Right? In my opinion though, the best analyst relations professionals also flip that model. With just as much vigour and interest,… Read More →

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The role of a good AR: does it change during a crisis?

Although crisis situations can at times feel out-of-the-blue, AR nightmares can usually be solved by adhering to a simple to follow maxim: it’s all about communicating what you can, when you can. However, in an escalating crisis of epic proportions, it’s important to ensure that you, as an Analyst & Influencer Relations specialist, tend to… Read More →

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Peter Sondergaard leaves Gartner

Several pieces have already been published on the  unceremonious departure of Peter Sondergaard, Gartner EVP of Research (LinkedIn, @petersonderg)already (ZD Net, Research Live, Kea), none adding any facts above and beyond the SEC filing. We ran a quick poll yesterday and results weren’t conclusive: some will miss Peter who has been one of Gartner’s stars and… Read More →

Martin Kihn / ex. Gartner, now Dentsu

[GUEST POST] What I Learned from 5 Years at Gartner

Reflexions from Marty Kihn on his five year tenure at Gartner. Vendors can’t pay their way into a Wave or Magic Quadrant The real benefit is analyst inquiries, not the research subscriptions Most vendors are bad at briefing analysts Take time off. As much as you can. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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[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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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…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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[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 →

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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 →

iDate DigiWorld webinar with the IIAR

IIAR Webinar: meet iDate DigiWorld

Local analysts yield much influence in the geographies they operate in, yet they are largely unknown to AR pros in multinationals. On December 11th, we’re offering you to get up close and personal with iDDATE DigiWorld, a firm founded in France in 1977, combining consulting, research and an institute. Its legacy is in telcos but… Read More →

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IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with Gartner

Time to renew your Gartner subscription? Our members have indicated a few interesting plays by the industry analysis market leader, almost two years after its takeover of CEB. including a continued drive to multi-year contracts and aggressive drive to sell their $150k executives offerings, effectively mirroring the EXP strategy for vendors. Those offerings causing much confusion… Read More →

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IIAR Cafe with a quick cocktail party 8pm Nov 14

Do you want to network with other AR Practioners? Are you based near SF, CA?  Are you attending the ARInsights User Forum 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… Read More →

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Join us for the IIAR Café at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona

If you are going to the Gartner Symposium 2018, Barcelona, drop in to the IIAR Breakfast and join the discussion on all things AR related with Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn), IIAR Board Member (Chapter Liaison) and Senior Manager Analyst Relations and Market Strategy at Retarus. We’ll have an update on the IIAR, discuss recent Gartner news and other… Read More →

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Why should AR pros call CXP Group?

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s IIAR Webinar with CXP Group (they’ve dropped “le” to my great chagrin), here’s a quick interview summing-up their coverage areas and why analyst relations (AR) professionals should give them a call. With Yannick Carriou (LinkedIn, @YCarriou), Chairman and CEO and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin (LinkedIn, @JCBodhuin), SVP & UK Managing Director, UK Operations from… Read More →

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IIAR Webinar: Le CXP Group, a European powerhouse?

Over the past few months, the analyst community has been experiencing an array of changes, with many analyst departures and career moves shaking up the status quo. As we come back to work and the summer days fade into autumn, there’s no better time to catch-up with analyst firms and understand what has changed, what’s… Read More →

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Around Giorgio Nebuloni from IDC in 10 questions

We have had the pleasure for Giorgio taking time out of his busy schedule to take part in our infamous 10 questions. Giorgio is a research director for IDC’s  European Infrastructure and Cloud research and leads the team of analysts responsible for tracking the cloud infrastructure, server, storage and converged systems markets in Western Europe. What are… Read More →

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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 →

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Around Giorgio Nebuloni from IDC in 10 questions

We have had the pleasure for Giorgio taking time out of his busy schedule to take part in our infamous 10 questions. Giorgio is a research director for IDC’s  European Infrastructure and Cloud research and leads the team of analysts responsible for tracking the cloud infrastructure, server, storage and converged systems markets in Western Europe. What are… Read More →

Peter Sondergaard at the Gartner IT Symposium (IIAR blog)

Peter Sondergaard leaves Gartner

Several pieces have already been published on the  unceremonious departure of Peter Sondergaard, Gartner EVP of Research (LinkedIn, @petersonderg)already (ZD Net, Research Live, Kea), none adding any facts above and beyond the SEC filing. We ran a quick poll yesterday and results weren’t conclusive: some will miss Peter who has been one of Gartner’s stars and… Read More →

Martin Kihn / ex. Gartner, now Dentsu

[GUEST POST] What I Learned from 5 Years at Gartner

Reflexions from Marty Kihn on his five year tenure at Gartner. Vendors can’t pay their way into a Wave or Magic Quadrant The real benefit is analyst inquiries, not the research subscriptions Most vendors are bad at briefing analysts Take time off. As much as you can. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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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 →

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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 →

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[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 →

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[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 →

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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 →

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[JOB POSTING] Director, Analyst Relations / Sitecore, CA or NH, USA

Director, Analyst Relations Sitecore is the global leader in experience management software that combines content management, commerce, and customer insights. The Sitecore Experience CloudTM empowers marketers to deliver personalized content in real time and at scale across every channel—before, during, and after a sale. More than 5,200 brands––including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, Kimberly-Clark, and L’Oréal––have… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Analyst Relations Manager / Workday, Pleasanton, CA, USA

Senior Analyst Relations Manager Workday is looking for an accomplished, talented, energetic, team player to join the Analyst Relations team. We are looking for a detail-oriented self-starter with a passion for Analyst Relations.  The ideal candidate must have a successful track record executing Analyst Relations programs, experience managing cross-functional teams, self-confidence and the ability to… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager / Nutanix, San Jose, CA, USA

Analyst Relations Manager Marketing San Jose, California Req.Num.: 10284 What You’ll Do The Analyst Relations Manager is a key role for Nutanix. You will be responsible for communicating the disruptive vision of Nutanix to some of the smartest analysts at leading firms around the world. You will gather feedback, separate real insights from the chaff,… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Analyst Relations Manager / Equinix, Redwood City, CA, USA

The Senior Analyst Relations Manager will be responsible for developing positive relationships with leading industry analysts and securing coverage from key firms to amplify Equinix’s strategy, differentiation and role in the Cloud and IT Infrastructure space. Job Summary Detail oriented, self-starter, team player with strong knowledge of telecom, colocation, cloud and IT landscape Must bring… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Six roles at Amazon Web Services / Seattle, WA, USA

Amazon Web services is investing in analyst relations (AR), see this post on the IIAR LinkedIn Group. They’re all based at HQ in Seattle, Washington state. The list is below, we’re checking the missing links! Analyst Relations Manager, Field Enablement (Job ID: 784382) Analyst Relations Manager, Serverless and Containers (Job ID: 777226) AWS Analyst Relations… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager, Tableau, Seattle / WA, USA

What you’ll be doing… The Analyst Relations Manager is responsible for driving Analyst Relations projects that contribute to the overall success of the AR team and Corporate Communications department and manage the internal communication and sharing of relevant Analyst materials with key leaders and employees.  (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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[JOB POST] Senior Analyst Relations Manager – Analytics platform Marketing, Splunk / San Jose, San Francisco, California

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Our company is filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, our customers, having fun, and dedicated to… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Global Analyst Relations Director / Capgemini, London, UK

Who you’ll be working with Reporting to the VP of Content, Digital and Influencers, the Analyst Relations Director will be part of the Global Marketing and Communications organisation within Capgemini.  You will be highly collaborative  and will  work closely with senior executives across business units, sectors, portfolio offerings and regions in a highly complex environment…. Read More →

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[JOB POST] Analyst and Consultant Relations, BT Global Services / London, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Global Services division (addressing multinational corporations’ ICT needs) to join our top performing Analyst Relations team and play a big part in the design and delivery of our global Analyst and Consultant Relations (ACR) programme. In this role you’ll be reporting to our Global Head of ACR and… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Advisory Analyst Relations, (Full Time Maternity Cover) E&Y / London, UK or New York, USA

The BMC function has an important role to play in helping to achieve EY’s Vision 2020 ambition to become the leading global professional services organization. We work hand in hand with the business to take services and solutions to market; bring our purpose, building a better working world, to life for our people, clients and… Read More →