As the day drew to a close and the sun set over London, over 100 hundred of the UK’s leading analysts and AR professionals were busy drinking, talking and enjoying the spectacular views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and the city skyline. If you weren’t able to come along to this year’s IIAR Summer Party, you missed out on another treat of an evening. Someone described it as “the networking event of the summer” and if you were there, it’s easy to see why. Another said “stunning views, great company, interesting conversations, nice food, free booze – it couldn’t get any better.” Continue Reading →
IIAR Webinar: Progressive Digital Media Group Acquisition of CurrentAnalysis Inc.
To follow the IIAR Webinar with ARInsights and Huawei “Tracking Analyst Influence: Is there an easier way?” on the 29th May 2014 this describes the systems used by Huawei and a case study of their experience. The full document, presentation and recording from the webinar are all available here.
Several IT buyer surveys have established that industry analysts are the second biggest influence on technology buying decisions, behind peer groups but well ahead of consultants. Analysts influence through a number of different avenues – by direct phone conversations, by creating a broad media buzz through subscription research, media quotes and in social media such as blogs and the rapid fire of Twitter.
Intuitively, most AR professionals know that they need to track what analysts are saying via all these outlets, but are overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the task. Shouldn’t it be easy in the age of “GOOGLE” to find anything that exists on the internet? Technically, YES! Although, when you are monitoring more than a handful of analysts across their research, blogs, Twitter and media quotes, things can get a little hectic.
See also the following IIAR Best Practice papers (membership required):
- An Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation in Industry Analyst Relations
Author: Ellie Warner (LinkedIn, @elliewarner)
- The AR Compass (post) (paper on Huddle – Members only) (slideshare presentation -public)
Authors: Charmaine Chan (
@CharmaineChan, LinkedIn), Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic, LinkedIn)