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What does analyst influence mean to you?

What does analyst influence mean to you? If you’re in AR, how do you get it, and how do you measure it? If you’re an analyst, how do you know whether you have it?   “Influence” is a goal for many Analyst Relations programs–and a factor of analyst effectiveness–yet there is little agreement about how… Read More →

IIAR Webinar: Progressive Digital Media Group Acquires CurrentAnalysis – 5/9/14

IIAR Webinar: Progressive Digital Media Group Acquisition of CurrentAnalysis Inc. Date: 5th September 2014 Time: 4pm BST, 5PM CET, 11am EST Location: IIAR Webinar – Register HERE   Summary: On the 30 July 2014, the Board of Progressive Digital Media Group Plc, the provider of high quality premium business information to the consumer and technology markets, confirmed… Read More →

Henrietta Lacey-Gutsell / CGI (IIAR)

[GUEST POST] Gartner Updates: Notes from the AR regional briefing in the UK

By Henrietta Lacey-Gutsell / CGI (@henriettalacey, LinkedIn) Gartner has its ‘listening hat’ on at the UK AR Regional Briefing Gartner recently opened its doors to AR professionals with a day of presentations and interactive workshops targeted at the influencer relations community. The idea was to build on the AR forums given at the Gartner Symposium conferences and… Read More →

Eria Odhuba (IIAR)

[GUEST POST] Can you build a meaningful relationship with analysts, even if you don’t pay them?

By Eria Odhuba (@eodhuba, LinkedIn), resident analyst relations lead at The Comms Crowd  “We have a problem with analysts,” I hear you say. “You have to buy analyst services to have a good relationship with them,” has got to be the most common phrase any analyst relations professional hears from colleagues. Cynicism reigns when it comes to judging… Read More →

In memory of Madan Sheina

Madan Sheina, one of Ovum’s highly regarded Analysts, tragically passed away recently. Madan possessed a rare combination of talents which allowed him to become a world class analyst, respected manager, a generous collaborator, and a fierce ambassador for quality. He was also always great fun to be around. Everyone at Ovum will remember him in… Read More →

The IIAR UK Summer Networking event is back in 2014: Bigger and Better than ever!

For this year’s IIAR 2014 Summer Party and Networking Event we have exclusive use of a stunning penthouse bar overlooking London (right next to St Paul’s Cathedral). With 80+ analysts attending (and growing), no queuing for one-on-one meetings and drinks plus food all evening why endure the conference scene? When: 15th July 2014 at 5pm… Read More →

IIAR Discussion – AR Training and Certification – What do You Require ?

Date: 1st August 2014 Time: 4pm BST, 5pm CET, 11am EST Location: IIAR Webinar There is renewed interest in the IIAR Certification programme with several members completing the certification test recently. This has highlighted the need to update the test questions, expand the range and ensure it is relevant to today’s AR community and market needs. We’re exploring how we… Read More →

[Guest Post] The Secret Sauce and the Secret Sorcerers by Simon Levin

I was sitting in the middle of a noisy intellectual ruckus about the future of research and advisory services some weeks back when an odd thought struck me. It was at the London IIAR meeting in March, where R “Ray” Wang and his Constellation all-stars were agitating for radical change in the research industry. Ray… Read More →

Gartner gets the IDEAs from Forrester

It seems Gene took Gartner‘s shopping trolley on a jumbo to Oz this week and a page from George‘s book: the research firm just announced it was buying Ideas International [ASX:IDE] was established in 1981 as a consultancy service and since 1986 has provided its special brand of research to IT users and vendors. This… Read More →

[GUEST POST] The Wi-Fi isn’t working!

I’m here at an analyst conference, trying to combine a seamless online and offline experience. The presentations are compelling, the panel discussions are lively, and I should be using social media to augment and amplify the information I’m soaking up from my seat in the second-to-back row. Except that I can’t. Because, as usual, the Wi-Fi… Read More →

Has time come for a disruptive analyst firm?

Wine connoisseurs take as much pleasure talking about drink than savouring it…. so let me indulge you into an analogy between research firms and some of my favourites. As with fine wines and corporate buying trends, so goes analyst firms.  The shift of power from IT to Business signifies a move from Wine to Champagne……. Read More →

IIAR Exam version 2.0 Launched Today

We are pleased to announce that work has been completed on the IIAR Certified Professional Exam and version 2.0 is now available online. All current Board members and Secretary have completed the test successfully and are proud members of the IIAR Certified Professional LinkedIn club. We thought it was important to practice what we preached… Read More →

[GUEST POST] Timing is everything

There’s no penalty for jumping the gun On your marks. Get Set. Go. When the starting gun goes off, there is always going to be a rush of adrenalin, a surge of excitement, and a striving to get up to speed and do your best. But when the starting gun goes off in relation to… Read More →

[Job Posting] AR Manager vacancy at Amazon – Seattle, USA

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an experienced, highly-intelligent, personable, and detail-oriented manager to join our analyst relations (AR) team.  Cloud computing is arguably one of the most impactful developments in technology within the last 20 years and AWS is a pioneer and leader in the field.  The AWS cloud computing platform is used today… Read More →

Cloud Set to Dominate 2012

The UK’s recent IIAR Forum saw both IDC and Ovum present their predictions for the IT industry in 2012. Cloud came through as the area of focus for 2012 and will be the dominant platform. While SaaS spend will be more discretionary, PaaS will be the fastest growing platform accounting for 80% of the volume… Read More →

HfS Research and Sylvan Advisory combine to form HfS Consulting – a service line of HfS Research

HfS Research announces revolutionary new on-demand service division to support enterprises with complex decision-making around outsourcing and business operations strategy New York, New York, November 29th, 2011 – HfS Research, the leading global analyst advisory firm covering outsourcing and shared services strategies, today announced it has joined forces with Sylvan Advisory to form HfS Consulting. … Read More →

Don’t tell my mother I work in AR, she believes I’m a pianist…

Whilst public relations and marketing are mainstream in commercial companies, most analyst relations (AR) professionals are often at pain to describe their role. AR is a relatively new discipline, tracing its origins in the last 15-20 years when a handful of very large ICT firms institutionalised a function to handle consultants and analysts relation. Nowadays… Read More →

New Face on the IIAR Board – Thank-you Hannah, Hello Allen

With experience leading the US, West Coast IIAR Chapter and on the IIAR Board Hannah Hyman now has a new role in life, as a Mother. Congratulations from all go to Hannah on her first born child; at least working in Analyst Relations is good training for long days and short nights ! Amongst the… Read More →

UK Chapter Summer Party Set to be Bigger Than Ever: Tues 16th July, 5pm til late

If you want a chance to catch up with your key analysts, get introduced to some important new faces in the industry and meet your AR peers then don’t miss the UK Chapter of the IIAR’s upcoming Summer Party and Networking Event. We’ve ordered lots of glorious sunshine, booked an awesome venue exclusively for the… Read More →

IIAR Webinar: Best Practices in Measurement (11th July)

The IIAR is delighted to host the webinar covering Best Practices in Measurement on Thursday, July 11th at 4:00pm BST/11:00am EST. This is the rescheduled session from June. The session will be moderated by Rebecca Bergman, Analyst Relations Manager at Digital Reality (LinkedIn, @Rebecca_DLR) and feature David Taylor (LinkedIn), author of the new IIAR Best… Read More →

[Guest Post] IIAR UK Forum – Sales and Social Media Debated

I was delighted to host the IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) forum yesterday in a very sunny and hot London. It is always great to see how many AR professionals are willing to come along and meet old friends, make new contacts, learn about best practice and share their own experiences. Fionnula Fitzsimons gave… Read More →

IIAR USA Virtual Forum: Overview and update from TBR

We are pleased to announce the next IIAR USA Virtual Forum will be held with analyst firm, TBR, on Wednesday, 26th October at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT / 4:30 pm GMT for 45 minutes. The presenter of this call will be TBR President and Founder, Jon Lindy.  (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[Job Posting] Senior Analyst post at Informa, Broadband & TV – UK

£Excellent + bonus + benefits. Reporting to the Head of Broadband & TV Research. Fantastic West End location, international travel. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Analyst to join the Broadband & TV team of Informa Telecoms & Media’s Industry Research division. The team is already one of the division’s fastest-growing, and is… Read More →

What’s happening at Yankee Group?

Yankee’s Group’s summer repositioning and restructuring has, more or less, completed the firm’s evolution from a full-service analyst and consulting firm into a data-driven research and advisory firm focussed on mobility (which the firm defines as advancements that enable fluid access to any content, applications or services from any device, by anyone, from anywhere at… Read More →

IIAR Asia/Pacific Virtual Forum: Value of Social Media to APJ AR

The IIAR will be holding is first Virtual Forum in Asia/Pacific with a guest panel to discuss: What’s the value of social media to Asia/Pacific AR professionals? Steven Noble – Senior Analyst (eBusiness & Channel Strategy), Forrester Mandi Bateson – Director, Digital, Hill & Knowlton Dave Noble – Asia/Pacific Chapter Lead, IIAR (moderator) (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR USA Virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, Gartner

The IIAR USA will be holding its next virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, GVP, Product Management, Gartner on Thursday 22nd September, 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST. This is your opportunity to offer constructive feedback for changes to Gartner practices that impact AR – so bring your best ideas.   In particular Jeff is… Read More →

From the horse’s mouth

We tweeted earlier this week about some changes afoot at the Horses (formally known as HfS Research) and Phil came back galloping with some comments, which we’re only too happy to relay below. This answers a few questions indeed. I’ll write up something later. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR North American Forum Call

The third in our series of IIAR US virtual meetings will be taking place on Wednesday August 24th at 4-4:45pm PT / 7-7:45pm ET. It’s a chance to learn more about the Springboard acquisition by Forrester and their research coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[Job Posting] VMware Seeks Group Manager, Industry Analyst Relations

Group Manager, Industry Analyst Relations Virtualization is the technology that is poised to change the way we think about computing. VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Burson-Marsteller’s Technology Practice Seeks Industry Analyst Relations (IAR) / PR Manager

Burson-Marsteller’s Technology Practice has an opening at the Manager level. This is a high profile position with major global clients, providing significant opportunity to not only gain visibility with senior level executives, but also gain new skill sets by working as part of a dynamic, worldwide team of colleagues. The manager would be responsible for… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Symantec Seeks US AR Manager

Symantec is looking for a seasoned AR professional for approximately 8 to 10 hours a week managing a variety of AR tasks, including: ·         Social Media and Analyst Monitoring Activities ·         Analyst Scheduling (Inquiries, Briefings, Consultations) ·         Program Management (leadership reports, best practice projects, etc.) Requirements: Minimum 3 years experience in AR or related field Familiarity with industry… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Junior Account Manager Analyst Relations at Metia in London

Junior Account Manager Analyst Relations at Metia in London, United Kingdom | LinkedIn Job Description Support key accounts in their analyst relations programmes: • Suggest and plan appropriate AR activity against client roadmap and objectives with your line manager • Identify relevant analysts for particular activities and manage the briefing process • Be pro-active in presenting… Read More →

[JOB OPENING] SENIOR PR/MARKETING MANAGER, UKBROADBAND LTD

SENIOR PR/MARKETING MANAGER, UKBROADBAND LTD The Senior PR/Marketing Manager will be a technosavvy evangelist who drives the company’s service vision and ensures that the messages to the marketplace and press are compelling and consistent. They will be a key member of inter-disciplinary leadership teams to develop strategic, succinct and effective service and marketing initiatives. This… Read More →

[JOB OPENING] EMEA PR and AR Manager – NetApp

Job posted on netapp.com: Netapp: PR and AR Manager – EMEA Job Summary Job Summary: The AR/PR manager is a key function under Corporate Marketing and the role will ensure that processes and initiatives from Corporate are understood, adopted and tracked across EMEA with the field marketing teams. The role will work closely with country… Read More →