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[NEWS] 451 Research acquired by S&P

By Simon Jones (LinkedIn, @SimonDestrier) and Ludovic Leforestier (LinkedIn, @lludovic). 451 Research, one of the leading independent analyst firms has been acquired by credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics giant S&P Global. The deal marks expansion plans for 451 Research, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and has around 90 analysts and 15 consultants on its …

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IIAR> Webinar with Research In Action

Is there life after Forrester? The analysts at Research In Action certainly think so! Join the IIAR webinar on Wednesday November 20 to find out more about Research In Action (RIA). We’ll be joined by RIA founder Dr Thomas Mendel (LinkedIn, @drthomasmendel) and recent recruit Eveline Oehrlich (LinkedIn, @eoehrlich), who is now back in Germany …

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IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner with Andrew Hsu and Aniruddho Mukherjee

IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner

As the largest analyst firm, everyone in analyst relations is impacted by their relationship with Gartner. From contract negotiations to account management to research coverage, our AR programs are greatly impacted by Gartner’s offerings, communications.

IIAR> Webinar: Analyst Relations Professional and Analyst Relations Team of the Year 2019

Last week we hosted the IIAR Summer Networking Party 2019 in London kindly sponsored by Criteo and Spotlight Analyst Relations. On behalf of the IIAR, I wanted to say a big ‘Thank you!’ to all who could join us in celebrating the achievements of the Analyst Relations community and hope that you’ll join us again at future events. 

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“Celebrate good times, come on”! Announcing the IIAR Analyst Professional and Teams of the Year 2019

London, Thursday 04th July 2019 – The wait has an end…. Whilst the USA are celebrating their Independence Day, the IIAR members celebrated their annual IIAR Summer Party, kindly sponsored by Criteo and Spotlight AR this year. Highlight of the evening was the announcement of the IIAR AR Professional of the Year 2019, a highly coveted …

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[GUEST POST] Informa adds IHS Markit tech analysts to equal Forrester

Informa (INF.L) has acquired IHS Markit’s (INFO) TMT business. Informa Tech, which includes Ovum, will have revenues similar to Forrester’s $350m. It represents a dramatic shift in the analyst landscape. Informa announced the transaction on 22 May as part of an exchange of Informa’s agribusiness service for IHS Markit’s TMT portfolio, including the OTT and …

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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 …

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[GUEST POST] Andrew 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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Julia Pope / IIAR UK Chapter Lead

Effective Measurement: ARe we there yet?

Effective measurement has become a bit of a challenge for AR practitioners, as stakeholders are demanding more tangible, immediate results that can easily be linked to business outcomes. With smaller teams and tighter budgets, AR professionals are under immense pressure to justify investment and prove overall value. As such, the IIAR’s recent webinar on measurement …

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Wrap-up: IIAR Germany 2018 kick-off

A few inches of snow in the deep midwinter in Munich didn’t stop the 2018 IIAR German chapter kick-off from going ahead, with six intrepid AR professionals getting together to exchange news, views and the occasional snippet of gossip – under Chatham House rules, of course. Hosted by IIAR Germany chapter leads Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn) and Simon …

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[GUEST POST] Moving AR into IR…..

Investor relations just took over Analyst Relations at Tata Consultancy Services, an IT Services giant. Is IR about to eat AR for lunch? TCS has decided on the reorganisation after a year that included significant leadership changes in the firm’s analyst relations team. In most tech organizations, AR sits within corporate marketing. This has been a …

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[GUEST POST] Engaging with mobile analysts … now’s the time!

The final speaker agenda is being nailed down, and the Global Mobile Awards judges have now announced their shortlist. However, there’s no resting on your laurels when it comes to Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona outreach. Next on the action list is the extremely important task of your analyst outreach strategy. Industry analysts play a …

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[GUEST POST] IIAR Webinar: ‘Tis the season for Gartner Methodologies

On September 7th, the CCgroup AR team joined IIAR’s latest webinar on Gartner methodologies with by David Black (LinkedIn), MVP Methodologies & Content Engagement at Gartner and moderated by Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic, LinkedIn), from the IIAR Board. David spoke about the firm’s research methodology behind reports such as Magic Quadrants and Critical Capabilities. The AR community has always been …

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