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.
This year’s keynote theme: the Continuous Next Strategy Gartner Symposium, Gartner’s flagship event in Europe, attracted more than 8,000 visitors this year, and met or exceeded expectations, at least mine. The analysts were brilliant, inspiring speakers on stage and great advisors in the one2one meetings. This was the first time in Europe that Mike Harris …
Feeling the pinch in your Gartner negotiation?
You’re not alone -many members have commented on Gartner’s hard stance and cowboy attitude during negotiations. Out goes partnership and value selling, in comes multi-year lock-in contracts, no discounts policy and no more sweeteners such as Symposium tickets.
Building on our previous conversations niruddho Mukherjee and Ludovic Leforestier will chair run a IIAR Discussion with IIAR members, looking at Gartner’s commercial practices and solutions on the 15th February 2018 at 1600 GMT.
This January feels like our IIAR April Fool posts came early. After Gartner gobbling the largest peer-to-peer advisory firm CEB (Corporate Advisory Firm) for a cool USD 3.3 billions (2.6b in cash and stock plus 700m debt), the long awaited and many times postponed sellout of IDG, the parent company of IDC, happened yesterday. Those two deals are nothing less …