I am extremely pleased to announce Anja Steinmann (LinkedIn, @AnjaSteinmann) as the new IIAR UK Chapter Co-lead. Anja is currently part of the Global Analyst & Consultant Relations team at BT and a seasoned AR pro, with a breadth of experience working in-house and as a freelancer in AR, media relations and marketing. Besides having worked in the IT industry most of her career, Anja is also an entrepreneur, having leased and re-launched a restaurant in her home country Germany.Continue Reading →
Sponsored by HCL Technologies
We are very excited to announce the date of our famous Christmas Networking Party which will celebrate the outstanding results that analysts and analyst firms have delivered when collaborating with AR professionals: the IIAR> Analyst, Firm, New Analyst and Client Partner Of the Year 2019 will be announced.
The event is kindly sponsored this year by HCL Technologies.Continue Reading →
We will celebrate the achievements of the analyst relations community, where we will announce the IIAR analyst relations professional and analyst relations team of the year.Continue Reading →
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout… even if you don’t win an award at the IIAR Analyst of the Year 2018 awards.
Votes have been cast, opinions shared and the winners are emerging from the data. As you read this, the data is being crunched to identify the winners in the IIAR Analyst of the Year Awards for 2018. But if you want to find out which analysts and firms are scooping the big prizes, you’ll have to join us for the IIAR Christmas Party.
Yes next week sees the much-loved IIAR Christmas Party taking place in Central London, for a night of drinks, nibbles and celebrations of a year well-spent. In addition you’ll have ample opportunity to swap notes with the best of your peers and share a beverage with the crème de la crème of the analyst world. Continue Reading →
We are very excited to announce the date our famous IIAR Christmas Networking Party as Tuesday 4th December 2018. During this celebrated and exclusive event we will announce our much coveted IIAR Analyst Of The Year:
- IIAR Analyst Of The Year 2018
- IIAR Analyst Firm Of The Year 2018
- IIAR New Entrant Of The Year 2018
- IIAR Client Partner Of The Year 2018
We will celebrate those results that analysts and analyst firms have delivered when collaborating with AR professionals. The event is kindly sponsored this year by HCL Technologies.
Join us in a Central London for a festive evening of drinks, canapés, and networking, with leading industry analysts and analyst relations peers alike. Continue Reading →
Local analysts yield much influence in the geographies they operate in, yet they are largely unknown to AR pros in multinationals. On December 11th, we’re offering you to get up close and personal with iDDATE DigiWorld, a firm founded in France in 1977, combining consulting, research and an institute. Its legacy is in telcos but it also covers media, smart territories and digital and internet services.
We will meet with Soichi Nakajima / Digital Telcos Practice Leader (@NakajimaSoichi, LinkedIn) in a webinar to understand more about iDATE DigiWorld, its agenda and how AR pros should engage. Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago, right before most of us went on our summer holidays we hosted the annual IIAR Summer Networking event at the EY offices in London, a party kindly sponsored by HCL Technologies and EY. As we begin to settle back into daily work routines, we wanted to take a moment to ponder the event, the conversations had, the old relationships that were nurtured and the new ones formed.
During the evening, we welcomed almost 40 industry analysts from firms including Gartner, IDC, Ovum, 451 Research, CCS Insight, Heavy Reading, Navigant Research, Freeform Dynamics, Bloor Research and IHS Markit. We were pleased to see so many AR professionals from companies including EY, Cisco, Criteo, GSMA and Vertiv, as well from agencies including Destrier, BITE, CCgroup and Chameleon. With the World Cup England-Croatia game on and stunning views to admire for the non-football fans in the room, there’s no wonder that the conversations were more effervescent that the prosecco enjoyed by attendees. It was a delightful evening which sparked conversations around AR best practice, analyst priorities, as well as informal topics, testament to the great relationships in the community.
During the evening, the IIAR recognised the AR professionals who go above and beyond in their career and have gained the respect and appreciation of analysts globally. Congratulations again to all winners and runners-up and we hope to continue to work closely with you to promote AR best practice. Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce the date of our famous IIAR Summer Party, which will celebrate the achievements of various analyst relations teams and professionals. The event is kindly sponsored this year by EY and HCL Technologies.
Join us in a great riverside location, for a glamorous night of drinks, canapés, and networking on the London SouthBank, with leading industry analysts and analyst relations peers alike.
Date: 11th July 2018
Time: 1830 – 2130 BST
Where: London SE1
This event is free for IIAR Members and Industry Analysts.
We have a limited capacity as this event is increasingly popular, yet we want to keep it intimate.
IIAR members should register using the link sent by email and apply their code. Check your spam folder and use the form below if you haven’t got this email. Continue Reading →
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 2017)
Forrester seems to force sell multiple seats, TEIs etc during renewals. Forrester analysts may be amongst the top IIAR Analyst of the Year 2017 but is Forrester seeing an exodus of top talent? As per the IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2017 survey, AR professionals mentioned that they felt a flip flop in Forrester’s focus on various key topics and verticals. Also the research subscription costs seem to be increasing at 10-20% yoy. They also felt that while Forrester had some great visualisation of data BUT insights were focused on niche topics like Customer Experience, Business Technology, Software and Marketing. Many Wave’s have not been renewed while others are renewed in an irregular cycle. Continue Reading →
Feeling the pinch in your negotiation with IDC on your subscription contract? Do you feel comfortable in buying the various Customer Segment (CS) options being pushed your way? Are you confident that you are getting value from your contracts? You’re not alone – many of your peers and IIAR members have commented (see the IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2017)
IDC may be amongst the top IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2017 but are you getting the best value from your relationship? As per the IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2017 survey, AR professionals mentioned that they felt a push by IDC for running joint events, buying new CS which themselves are granular subset of the larger IDC CS access. As the analysts manage the P&L, they too seem to want to push buying multiple granular CS. Continue Reading →
We are very excited to announce this year’s IIAR Christmas Party, proudly sponsored by Criteo, the Commerce Marketing Ecosystem leader
Come and join the festivities with free drinks and canapés, all Industry Analysts and AR folk are welcome. Industry Analysts and IIAR members get in for free – for non IIAR members this party is a great reason to join the IIAR. Alternatively there are a limited number of guest tickets available at £75 each, for tickets please use the form. Do our community manager using the (other) form below if you have any questions. Continue Reading →
Views and insights, what a party!
The 2017 IIAR London Summer party sponsored by TCS gathered over hundred analysts and AR pros in the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard.
We are excited to announce the date for the IIAR Summer Party, which is once again kindly sponsored by TCS.
Join us at the Shangri La at the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, for a glamorous night of drinks, canapés, and networking in the heart of London, with AR peers and analysts alike.
This event is by invitation only, it is free for IIAR Members and Industry Analysts. If you are not an IIAR Memeber but interested in attending please contact iiar dot community dot manager at analystrelations dot org for more information, tickets may be purchased subject to approval.
PLEASE NOTE THAT UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TO POSTPONE THIS SESSION, apologies for any inconvenience caused
There are lots of rumours on what is going on at Ovum. David Rossiter, Sunesis Global AR (LinkedIn, @davidrossiter), will be hosting an IIAR Cafe with the MD and Chief Research Officer, providing you with the perfect opportunity to come meet with and learn what is really going on.
Aneil Rakity, managing director(LinkedIN)and Tim Jennings, chief research officer, (LinkedIN, @tjennings) will be sharing the truth about what’s happening at Ovum and putting to bed some of the rumours that have been flying around about the company for the past couple of years, including the future of the brand. The presentation and open Q&A session will include updates on Ovum’s strategy, market positioning, target markets and competitive differentiators as well as the latest on its research organisation and research agenda. They’ll also be talking about how Ovum fits within Informa, the big investments taking place in product development, its expansion into the US market and the continuing convergence between Ovum’s service provider and technology teams.
If you’re interested in Ovum, this is a “don’t miss” event. Pre-registration is essential
Note that this event is open to IIAR members, the Forum is free to attend for IIAR Members (another good reason for joining the IIAR) or for non-members there is a fee of £75 that is redeemable against IIAR Membership over the next 12 months. Click here to proceed.
As 2017 is shaping up to be a Tectonic Year when it comes to Analyst Relations the IIAR will be holding a London Forum on April 27th and on the evergreen topic of AR Best Practice, IIAR members are invited to share and debate best practice relating to Analyst Relations, Ludovic Leforestier (LinkedIn, @lludovic), will moderate the session. This will be followed by a NelsonHall Session on Getting the Message Out in a Post-Truth World, presented by Rachael Stormonth (LinkedIn, @rstormonth), Guy Saunders (LinkedIn, @GuySaunders1), Paul Connolly (LinkedIn, @Paul_NH), John Willmott (LinkedIn, @John_NH) Continue Reading →
We are very excited to announce this year’s IIAR Christmas Party, proudly sponsored by Dell.
Come and join the festivities with free drinks and canapés, all Industry Analysts and AR folk are welcome. Industry Analysts and IIAR members get in for free – for non IIAR members this party is a great reason to join the IIAR. Alternatively there are a limited number of guest tickets available at £75 each.
Many thanks to our friends at Dell for sponsoring our 2016 party and helping make it possible for us to provide what will be the most fun Analyst/AR Christmas Party in the UK this year.
Don’t forget to Register Here
Only those with approved registrations may attend, this party is for IIAR Members, Industry Analysts and those in a related role. The IIAR reserve the right to refuse anyone entry to the venue at their discretion.
Venue: The Botanist, Broadgate Circle London EC2M 2QS
To kickstart Q3 and the forthcoming events season, the U.K. Chapter of the IIAR has organised an evening of healthy debate, intelligent content and responsible drinking.
Agenda – Wednesday 14th September 2016 – London
- 1800: Welcome drinks
- 1815: Welcome note & update by the IIAR Board
- 1830: Tutorial: Case studies in Effective External AR support, Dominic Pannell /Buzz Method (LinkedIn, @buzzmethod)
- 1900: Panel discussion – Creating AR impact – are agencies an asset or a threat?
Chaired by Ludovic Leforestier /Bearing Point and IIAR Board (@lludovic, LinkedIn) with
- 2000: Analyst firm spotlight with Aditya Kishore / Heavy Reading (an Informa company)
- 2045: Drinking Class on Gin presented by Paulina Michelak, By The Bottle
- 2115: networking sponsored by Tenderlake and By The Bottle – Networking Through Responsible Drinking
This year’s summer party is set to be a great event, the setting is one of London’s unique and iconic venues – the HMS Belfast, and is once again, kindly sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services.
IIAR members and Analysts dust off your glad rags and come rock the boat, join us aboard a vessel which is steeped in history and naval charm for an evening of drinks, canapés and networking. Continue Reading →