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IIAR Summer Party, sponsored by TCS

We are excited to announce the date for the IIAR Summer Party, which is once again kindly sponsored by TCS.

Join us at the Shangri La at the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, for a glamorous night of drinks, canapés, and networking in the heart of London, with AR peers and analysts alike.

This event is by invitation only, it is free for IIAR Members and Industry Analysts. If you are not an IIAR Memeber but interested in attending please contact iiar dot community dot manager at analystrelations   dot org for more information, tickets may be purchased subject to approval.

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IIAR Summer Party 2016: All aboard

This year’s summer party is set to be a great event, the setting is one of London’s unique and iconic venues – the HMS Belfast, and is once again, kindly sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services.

IIAR members and Analysts dust off your glad rags and come rock the boat,  join us aboard a vessel which is steeped in history and naval charm for an evening of drinks, canapés and networking. Continue Reading →

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IIAR Christmas Party kicks of the festive season with a bang….

The Christmas season took off with a bang last night with the IIAR Christmas Party taken place in the heart of DIGITAL UK in the Shoreditch Hotel. Attending were around 100 people from the Analyst community including around 70 industry analysts and 30 AR Pros. The analyst community was represented by analysts from Gartner, Forrester, PAC, IDC, IHS, Constellation and many others.

The event was kindly sponsored by Dell. From their perspective, the evening provided a fantastic networking opportunity in a fun and festive setting. The impressive turnout and the wide variety of analysts and AR professionals in attendance, created the ideal environment to catch up with existing analyst connections as well as establish new relationships with the ever-growing EMEA analyst community. 2015 has certainly been a busy year for all and the IIAR Christmas drinks were a great way to celebrate the successes of the year as we look towards an exciting 2016.

The other highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Analyst Firm and Analyst of the year. See Analyst of the Year 2015

A massive thanks to Jaqui and Carol for helping organize the event

Wishing Everyone a Fantastic Christmas Holiday and a Prosperous New Year !!

 

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IIAR Christmas Party – 1st December 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 21.21.58There’s a mere 70-odd days to go before Santa is due. The shops are setting out their Yuletide wares, Christmas jumper days are being arranged and the IIAR is aiming to be the first “must attend ” Christmas party in everyone’s diaries.

This year, we’re holding our Christmas festivities in the heart of digital London in Shoreditch,  on Tuesday 1st December, from 6.30pm and we aim to surpass our Summer Party in venue, numbers and fun – not an easy task given the success of our summer parties !!

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IIAR German Chapter Stammtisch – Join us on October 20th in Munich

The third IIAR Stammtisch meeting in Germany will bring together AR professionals with a focus on the German market to discuss common ground and exchange news and views, during after-work drinks in a popular Munich bar.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 10.07.55Hosted by Yvonne Kaupp, the IIAR German chapter networking event will be held on Tuesday, October 20, at 7 p.m. at the Ella restaurant/ Lenbachhaus in Munich.    Reserve your space here

As a key topic for discussion, we’ve chosen “Analyst Relations for medium-sized businesses and what it can teach to AR professionals of large companies”. Once again we are inviting locally-based analysts to join us.

This is a key opportunity for AR professionals to join the biggest industry gathering of AR professionals and peers in Germany this fall.   Note, IIAR membership is not required (but encouraged) for event attendees.

What else is going on in the German IIAR Chapter?

We are currently working on a whitepaper reflecting our discussion at the IIAR Stammtisch back in January. This will discuss the value of AR, the challenges AR pros are facing in their daily internal discussions and presenting also a wish list of AR and a wish list of analysts.

Reserve your space here!

 

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#IIARReception2015 – Summer Party Pictures at Flickr!

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The prestigious Lord’s Pavilion Roof Terrace set the scene for the biggest IIAR Summer Networking Party – a very special evening of drinks, jazz and networking with a crowd of more than 120 guests from 50+ firms and no powerpoint in sight!

Sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services, the party started with a note by Shankar Narayanan, TCS Country Head who welcomed cricketing legend, Graham Gooch OBE (ex England Cricket Team Captain and the scorer of the most runs ever!)

It was a perfect pitch for analysts and AR professionals to network and share ideas and best practice…..and the pictures are finally in at – view them at Flickr  #IIARReception2015

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“Thanks for such a great event. Unbelievable venue and such a good atmosphere for the strike breakers!” Chris Lewis, Lewis Insight
“The IIAR Summer Party was a great success – it was wonderful to see peers and meet with the analysts in such a prominent venue” Alexia O’Sullivan | Global Analyst Relations Director | Brand, Marketing & Communications, EY
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“Why should I speak with him and her”

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Author – Yvonne Kaupp

Last week, the second German IIAR Stammtisch gathered AR professionals and analysts for a private dining event in central Munich, this led into an interesting and enjoyable discussion about AR measurement. The overarching question was how to best communicate internally the value analysts can bring to the business, and the value of well managed communications between vendors and analysts.

“Why should I speak to this analyst” is a question AR pros are often confronted with. The pressure on AR pros has risen during the past years in terms of showing the return of investments gained through analyst relations and showing the value analysts can bring. In recent years expectations have both grown and  changed. Analysts are well aware of the new challenges, and eager to learn how to address.

In past years reports, whitepapers and analyst advice were naturally part of the relationship, today budgets are tighter in many companies, and investments in analyst insights have shrunk. Or teams became smaller, and bandwidth more limited to support research projects. Even more important becomes the task to explain to the internal stakeholders the treasures analysts can open up for them, and the value they can bring to the business.

AR professionals can face very different challenges. For example, an AR manager working for a new company in a niche market and a strong growth rate may face different challenges to an AR manager working for a large and established player in a saturated market. At the IIAR Stammtisch we exchanged about the specific pain points each of these AR managers might experience and the differing ways forward.

AR professionals and analysts have a common interest – proof the value of their work. Whilst we can’t do without AR measurement this has to be a value discussion rather than a simply a counting exercise, like counting the number of reports, the number of tweets, of interactions and so forth. AR pros and analysts need to join forces and seek ways to provide value to both sides and proof of the value delivered. The German Stammtisch, as part of the IIAR, will explore quantitative value measurement of Company+AR+Analyst interactions for a future IIAR Best Practice Paper.

Look out for more updates on this topic. We welcome your thoughts and experiences, leave a comment below – how do you show value delivered ?

Author – Yvonne Kaupp, IIAR Board Member and Lead for the IIAR German Chapter

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The IIAR UK Summer Networking event is back, Bigger and Better than ever!

The UK Chapter of the IIAR is delighted to announce the date for this year’s IIAR Summer Networking (Party) Event, very kindly sponsored, once again, by Tata Consultancy Services. It will be held on the evening of  Tuesday 15th July, kicking off at 5pm BST. So SAVE-the-DATE now.

We have exclusive use of a stunning penthouse bar overlooking London (right next to St Paul’s Cathedral) for this year’s IIAR Summer Party and Networking Event. As the weather will be nice :o)  we’ll be able to take in the views outside, if not, there is plenty of room inside (and still the great views). There will be refreshments and a free bar for the duration of the party so it’s sure to be a top class event. Continue Reading →

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IIAR UK Summer Party & Networking Event 2013: Upping the Ante!

The UK Chapter of the IIAR saw an unprecedented 130 guests attend Tuesday’s annual Summer Party and Networking Event held in London, making it the most successful event ever held in the IIAR’s seven-year history.

The evening, sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS, the global Big Four IT services company) saw 95 analysts attend, representing 30 different firms including Forrester, Gartner, IDC and Ovum. Other analysts in attendance included from 451 Research, ABI Research, Aite Group, Analysys Mason, Celent, Creative Intellect Consulting, Current Analysis, EuroLAN Research, Freeform Dynamics,  IDATE, Informa, Nelson Hall, PAC, TechMarketView amongst others. From the AR side, around 35 guests representing multinational organisations and SMEs attended. There were also a few CMOs as well as CEOs. Continue Reading →

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Summer time & the party is coming: you’re all invited to the IIAR UK Summer Party & Networking event

It is that time of year. Look out the window and you can tell. Yes, it’s summer. Which surely means it must be party time…

So, with no further ado, the IIAR’s UK Chapter is delighted to announce its annual Summer Party and Networking Event, which this year is kindly sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services.

The party is taking place on Tuesday 16th July 2013. We’re kicking off from 5.00pm and you’re welcome to drop by anytime from then on. Continue Reading →

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IIAR Christmas Networking Event concluded successfully!

Analysts and IIAR members alike had a lot of fun at this year’s Christmas party in London on 6th December 2012. More than 60 people came along.  With over 30 analysts attending from companies including Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Ovum, Frost & SullivanInforma, Celent,  CCS Insight, Creative Intellect Consulting, AMI PartnersEuroLAN ResearchFreeform DynamicsPAC UKPlum ConsultingRedMonkVerdantixAnalysys MasonBloor Research, it sure was a great opportunity for IIAR members (including people from MicrosoftAccentureBearingPoint, CSC, TCSSymantecAtosDeloitteDassault SystemesTietoAvaya) to network with their target analysts as well as peers. A big thanks to all those who were able to make it, we sure had a great time! Continue Reading →

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IIAR UK Networking Event Attracts Top Analysts

More than 35 top-name analysts attended last week’s IIAR UK networking event in a gathering that saw some 70 analyst and AR professionals get together on a (rare!) sunny afternoon.

It was a fantastic few hours in which Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Informa and Ovum were all well represented. We were also lucky to be able to spend time with a number of analysts from Freeform Dynamics and Celent in addition to those more niche specialists including RedMonk, Disruptive Analysis, PAC, CCS Insight and euroLAN Research.

Helen Ridgway, Managing Director at AxiCom said, “This is the second year that AxiCom has sponsored the IIAR Networking Event and we were delighted with the turnout. It is a great opportunity for us to say ‘thank you’ to the analysts for all their work over the year and to share and collaborate on best practices with AR peers. We are very pleased to be associated with the IIAR and the work that it does to serve the global AR community.”

Attendees were treated to drinks and canapés kindly provided via sponsorship from AxiCom with support from the IIAR. We are hugely grateful to AxiCom for their continued support of this event.
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IIAR 2012 Networking Event Attracts 70 Analysts in London

Sponsors of the IIAR Networking Event

With just a few days to go we now have a phenomenal 70 analysts attending this year’s IIAR UK Networking Event very kindly sponsored by AxiCom.

Analysts from all the major firms will be represented including; Gartner, Forrester, IDC and Ovum, as well as more niche firms including; Aite Group, PAC, Informa and Freeform Dynamics.

We’re delighted that so many are able to make it and looking forward to spending time with the analysts over a drink and canapes ahead of the London Olympics and the European summer break. In addition to our analyst guests we have 30 plus AR professionals in attendance from some of the largest organisations representing both in-house and agency AR.

The event is taking place this Thursday 5th July, 5pm BST onwards in central London.

It’s set to be a great event and if you’ve not registered your interest but would like to come please let me know asap. IIAR members can view the guest list on huddle and are welcome to attend the event for free. Non-members may attend at a cost of £75 per person.

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IIAR UK Gets Festive!

Sponsors of the IIAR Christmas Event, UK

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 a formal introduction to the new IIAR Board.

The event will be held on Thursday 8th December in central London with the networking celebrations taking place immediately after. It’s a great opportunity to wish your analyst friends and AR colleagues a Happy Christmas while meeting some new faces too.

This event is very kindly being sponsored by Metia – a global digital marketing agency with vertical experts in PR, AR, partner marketing and customer advocacy.

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IIAR 2011 Summer Networking Event Busier Than Ever!

Axicom logo - IIAR websiteLast night IIAR members and analysts from across Europe came together at a networking event hosted in London. It proved incredibly popular with over 70 attendees from across 19 different analyst firms and 25 technology firms or AR agencies. The event was sponsored by AxiCom and we would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to them for their generosity. If anyone would like to know more about the AR team at AxiCom and their clients please email me and I can put you in touch. Continue Reading →

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IIAR UK Celebrates Summer!

The IIAR will be hosting a summer party on Thursday 14th July, 5pm onwards in central London.

While the weather is nice (kind of!) and before event season kicks in, we thought what better way to spend an evening, than chatting with industry peers over a cold drink. It’s a chance to catch up with friends, make new acquaintances, and put a face to the name for those you may have spoken with but not yet met in person.

We’ve got a great list of attendees both from the analyst community and fellow IIAR members. It’s set to be a fantastic evening for networking and is very kindly being sponsored by AxiCom.

If you would like to attend but haven’t yet registered, please email me asap.

We hope to see you there!

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