What makes a good analyst event?

The IIAR’s teleconference in July focused on vendor analyst days. One point everyone on the call agreed to was that the most influential analysts go to vendor events for face-to-face meet ups (one-to-one sessions) with a vendor’s top execs who are impossible to get time with at any other point during the year. If this… Read More →

Analyst of the year 2009 (part 1)

In a year where analysts have had to prove their worth to fight back against the reduction in discretionary spend, we would like to applaud those companies and individuals who have shown a commitment to providing a service that goes above and beyond what is expected. This series of blog posts will showcase the results… Read More →

The growth of twitter (with analysts)

Everyone knows that Twitter is huge. Not a day goes by without another story showing how it saved someone’s life, broke a news story first or has fundamentally changed the way we think – its growth and entry into everyday life could justifiably allow its usage to be called (in technobabble bingo) a ‘paradigm shift’…. Read More →

IIAR breakfast meeting at Forrester IT Forum

If you are planning to be at the Forrester IT Forum EMEA in Berlin next week, and are interested in finding out more about the IIAR and networking with your peers, we will be holding an informal breakfast meeting from 08:00 a.m. CET on Wednesday June 3rd at the Maritim Hotel. If you would like… Read More →

AR in a credit crunch

In the AR almanac my peers will no doubt give a hearty thanks to the banking industry for changing the way we work. As budgets are squeezed then discretionary spend (as Mike Cansfield views it), gets cut first. Some execs view that analyst relations falls squarely within this field and as a result we will… Read More →

Softcopy formats

I first need to start this post with an apology to Merv, as I’ve kept calling him Adrian -it’s probably that it sounded more like a first name than Merv to my little French brain. So, apologies Adrian Merv! Anyway, Merv started a poll on should AR Provide Soft Copies of Briefing Content? and asked me… Read More →