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

For this year’s IIAR 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 (UK) until late
Where: Central London overlooking St Pauls. Free for IIAR Members, register (here). £75 for non-members, fully redeemable against membership. Full details here.

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 can partner with Edinburgh University on the IIAR Certification programme required update and AR Training. Join our brainstorming on IIAR Training needs, facilitated by Edinburgh University training design experts Neil Pollock (LinkedIn, @neilpollock) and Gian Marco Campagnolo (@campagnolo_g) – read their profiles below, their expertise is unquestionable. You will be invited to name the 4 MOST IMPORTANT aspects that an “AR training programme should cover” – so come prepared. Continue reading

[JOB POSTING] – Market Analyst Relationship Manager – Capgemini

Market Analyst Relationship Manager

The Relationship Manager works as part of a global Analyst & Media Relations team to build relationships with key market analysts, such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, etc. and to educate them about Capgemini’s capabilities. The goal of the program is positive coverage in analyst reports and analyst recommendations of Capgemini to their end-user clients. This role is based in the USA and  will report to the Global Analyst Relations Manager, based in London. Continue reading

[JOB POSTING] AR Manager, Amazon Web Services – Seattle, USA

Company: Amazon Web Services
Role: AR Manager
Location: Seattle, USA
Contact: Emily Dorch at Amazon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) seeks a creative, self-motivated, high-judgement, well-connected and experienced analyst relations (AR) professional to help drive its communications program. Continue reading

IIAR Webinar – May 29 – Tracking analyst influence: Is there an easier way?

Date: May 29, 2014
Time: 4pm BST, 5pm CET, 11am EST
Location: IIAR Webinar – Register here or use the FORM below

Every analyst relations program is challenged with measuring the effectiveness of its efforts. One key component of the effectiveness measure is what analysts are saying about your company. Industry analysts are talking about you in blogs, tweets and media as much as in subscription research. This IIAR Webinar will illustrate how one company deals with these issues using ARchitect.

Will ARchitect meet your needs? Complete the FORM below and find out. Continue reading

[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Assistant Director – London/USA

Analyst Relations Assistant Director – Ernst & Young Global Limited

Role: Analyst Relations Assistant Director
Reference: LON005U1
Location: Preferred London or New York, but will consider other locations
Apply: Via the Ernst & Young (EY) recruitment page <here>

Position Summary:
This member of the Analyst Relations (AR) team will oversee, develop and execute a range of programs and help manage some of the top relationships in the industry analyst community. Reporting to the Global Analyst Relations Director, this role will accelerate and develop the existing AR program, helping the organisation to: Continue reading

IIAR Stammtisch in Munich – 24th June 14

IIAR Stammtisch (IIAR Café) in Munich – German AR Socialising Event
The IIAR German Chapter announces its first  “IIAR Stammtisch” (IIAR AR Café) event, gathering AR professionals interested in learning and discussing about the German specifics of AR. The event will be held on Tuesday 24th June, 5pm CET in Munich.
We will have an official part where Simon Jones (LinkedIn@MrNesjo), Horst Kuchling (LinkedIn@hkurchling) and Yvonne Kaupp (LinkedIn@YveKaupp) will talk about the opportunities and challenges of Analyst Relations serving the German market . You will also have the opportunity to learn about the IIAR organization, its objectives and activities. There will be enough time for questions and answers plus discussions, afterwards.

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[JOB POSTING] Sr.Influencer Relations Manager, CenturyLink Technology, USA

Role: Senior. Influencer Relations Manager
Location: United States / Anywhere
Position Type: Full Time

Job Description – CenturyLink Technology Solutions is looking for a talented and hard-driving individual to take a leadership role in as part of a team developing strategic relationships with high-profile industry influencers (analysts, influencers, bloggers). This senior influencer relations manager role will create programs and build relationships that that have broad industry influence, helping shape the industry view of CenturyLink and driving key perception changes and thought-leadership initiatives that support the business’ aggressive growth goals. Continue reading

Is there Really Magic in the MQ?

IIAR Webinar Report – On the 16th April, Beth Torrie (LinkedIn, Twitter) hosted a book chat with Richard Stiennon (LinkedIn, Twitter), author of Up and To The Right. While it wasn’t as fun as a class at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, attendees did get an insider view of the magic in the famous Gartner MQ process. As a former Gartner Analyst and Analyst Relations Executive, Richard shared an overview of his perspective on AR and a summary of his book. He considers the book a memoir and “a kiss and tell” about his experiences as with specifics about the famous Gartner Magic Quadrant and insights to better understand the many intricacies behind it. Continue reading

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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