Blog courtesy of: Simon Levin (IIAR Board Member), Managing Director at The Skills Connection
David Rossiter (IIAR UK Chapter), Director at Sunesis Analyst Relations
The IIAR held its latest London Forum at the UK HQ of the IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services last night. The event saw a turn-out of over 30 of UK’s leading AR and marketing professionals to have a discussion with fellow AR pros on sponsoring analyst events and listen to views of some of the best Analysts in the Financial Services sector. Participants included Dell, Symantec, Deloitte, BAE Systems Detica, Bearing Point, Cognizant, Edinburgh University and AGT International.
The London Forum started with a best practices roundtable chaired by IIAR Board Member Caroline Dennington (@CDennington, LinkedIn) and one of the IIAR UK Chapter Leads David Rossiter (@davidrossiter, LinkedIn) on sponsoring analyst events. One of the many issues covered circled around the ROI of sponsorship packages vs. simple hospitality. Continue Reading →
By IIAR webmaster on Monday 25th February 2013 in AR Best practices, Celent, Gartner, HFS Research, IDC Financial Insights, IIAR, IIAR Forum, Metia, Micro Focus, Ovum, Silva Research Network, Symantec 1
The next IIAR London Forum will be held on March 7th at 1600 GMT in London (near Victoria)!
For this event we have two great topics on the agenda:
- Best Practice session on ‘Sponsoring and Exhibiting at Analyst Events’. Which events and sponsorship types work, what are some of the best practices to get the best value from your investment and which specific analyst events work (and which don’t). Led by a panel of expert AR professionals including Caroline Dennington (Symantec) and Julian Dobbins (Micro Focus).
- Analyst Roundtable on ‘Hot Buttons for Financial Services’. Where will the analysts be focusing their research in this sector in 2013 and how can you best position your company’s products and services as a result. Confirmed for this panel are Peter Redshaw (Gartner), Daniel Mayo (Ovum), Catherine Stagg-Macey (Celent), Alex Kwiatkowski (IDC Financial Insights) and Ralph Silva (SRN, HfS and often times the BBC) with Sally Yates (Metia) as chair.