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Chris Holscher / IIAR> German Chapter Co_lead

IIAR> welcomes new German Chapter Co-Lead

It is our honour and great pleasure to announce Chris Holscher (LinkedIn, @holscher_one) as the new IIAR> German Chapter Co-Lead with myself, Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn). Chris is a founder of Holscher.one, helping innovative startup and Scaleup companies embrace industry analyst relations and achieve success faster. Chris brings 20+ years of experience in the B2B tech & services market with 10+ years in Industry Analyst …

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One man band

Five social media truths for industry analysts

Industry analyst is a tough act to master: just like a one-man-band need to combine multiple instruments, analysts usually have many talents such as writing, public speaking, educating –and ideally analysing. Do they now need to be their own publicists as well?  The pandemic has brought in a dramatic uptick in social media usage, accelerating …

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IIAR> Discussion Group: approaching research contracts negotiations in a pandemic

The Covid_19 and economic impact of lockdown is making 2020 truly unique, squeezing budgets for all companies. Most technology vendors hold contracts with the likes of Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Omdia, 451 and others ; and renewals for 2021 are predictably going to be tense.

IIAR> Forum: Have your say on Gartner’s Initiatives for AR pros

Hard on the heels of Gartner’s presentation to IIAR> members on its new initiatives for AR professionals, we’re opening up the conversation to our member in an open forum session. Join us for a no holds barred debrief – to be held under the Chatham House Rule – where we’ll drill into the thought-provoking insights …

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Gerry van Zandt and Ludovic Leforestier - IIAR

IIAR> Best practice Paper – Future Shock: The Coming State of Analyst Relations

The IIAR> has released a new IIAR> Best Practice Paper on The Future of AR (link to PDF for IIAR> members) by Gerry Van Zandt (LinkedIn, @gerryvz) / Oracle AR Director and Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic, LinkedIn) / Criteo Global Influencer Relations Director. This new and long-awaited white paper that provides fresh insights and information into how the field of Analyst Relations …

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Barry Rabkin / Market Insights Group

[GUEST POST] Looking Back at Three Analyst Firms by Barry Rabkin / Market Insight Group

By Barry Rabkin (LinkedIn, @Impactoftech), President & Principal Analyst, Market Insight Group, Ltd. I was fortunate to become an insurance industry analyst in 1997. Before that time, I had worked in the business side of the insurance industry for 17 years (primarily in marketing and/or market research across all major lines of business) and then due to, …

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Gerry van Zandt and Ludovic Leforestier - IIAR

IIAR Discussion Group on “The Future of Analyst Relations” on January 30th

What is the future of Analyst Relations looking like?  How is our field evolving? Have you recently thought about: Whether AR is evolving into “Influencer Relations”? How AR is changing to meet the evolving IT industry analyst firm landscape? How AR can adapt to — and adopt — new ways of measuring AR productivity and …

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Peter Sondergaard at the Gartner IT Symposium (IIAR blog)

Peter Sondergaard leaves Gartner

Several pieces have already been published on the  unceremonious departure of Peter Sondergaard, Gartner EVP of Research (LinkedIn, @petersonderg)already (ZD Net, Research Live, Kea), none adding any facts above and beyond the SEC filing. We ran a quick poll yesterday and results weren’t conclusive: some will miss Peter who has been one of Gartner’s stars and …

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Andrew Hsu / Spotlight AR for the IIAR Website

[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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Jon Collins: How not to be an industry analyst (IIAR website)

[GUEST POST] How not to be an analyst? By Jon Collins

Today’s guest post is a long(wish) read by Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) following our IIAR Webinar on “How not to be an industry analyst?“ If you enjoy this, why not check his “How not to write an autobiography?“   Introduction – a glass of wine… For a start, a bit of background. I never meant to be an …

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Yannick Carriou @YCarriou, CEO CXP Group interviewed for the IIAR blog - Ludovic Leforestier @lludovic

Le CXP Group moves to consulting – CEO Yannick Carriou interviewed

Le CXP is one of the oldest IT analysis firms around. It was created in 1973, six years before Gartner, under the auspices of the French Ministry of Industry by some of the largest French companies at the time: Air France, Anotec, Bred, BSN (now Danone), EDF, RATP and the Société Générale. Its remit was to …

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Joshua Seerattan, IIAR Ottawa Chapter

Common Misconceptions and 4 Key Areas Tech Start-ups Can Benefit from Industry Analyst Relations

Industry Analyst Relations is often characterized as a “Pay to Play” endeavor with little opportunity for the bootstrapped tech venture; this is not the case. I would argue that there are opportunities for a dedicated Tech Startup to benefit from pursuing Industry Analyst Relations (IAR) even without a large budget to spend. Keep in mind …

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IIAR negotiating with forrester. aniruddho Mukherjee, ludovic leforestier

IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with Forrester. Are you getting the best value from your contract?

Feeling the pinch in your negotiation with Forrester on your subscription contract?Do you feel comfortable in buying the multiple seats being pushed your way? Is Forrester covering the technology and business areas that are important for you?  You’re not alone – many of your peers and IIAR members have commented (see the IIAR Tragic Quadrant …

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IIAR German Chapter meeting at Restaurant Ella, Munich

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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Duncan Chapple / Kea - For the IIAR blog

[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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IIAR Sourcing Advisory Group

IIAR Roundtable Findings: How similar are the Sourcing Advisor Relations and Analyst Relations roles in the US? . . .

A few years ago, I transitioned from an AR Practitioner to an Analyst & Advisor Practitioner and have met a few others like me.  I have also met  Analyst Relations professionals who have been thinking about transitioning to Sourcing Advisor Relations (SAR).  To discuss the SAR role in more detail, Ed Gyurko (LinkedIn, @edgyurko) and I created …

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IIAR> Webinar: Crisp Research outlines European expansion

This spring, Crisp Research announced the appointment of well-known industry analyst Stefan Ried to head up a new practice area focused on the Internet of Things. For @Crisp_Research, his arrival was a big step – signaling aspirations beyond its core DACH market (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) to grow and cover all of Europe. And for @StefanRied, it …

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