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IIAR AR Café – Gartner Symposium, Barcelona – 12 Nov 2014

On Wednesday 12th November, 7:30am CET 1200 CET, IIAR member Ludovic Leforestier (AR Director at Bearing Point, @bearingpointar, LinkedIn) will be hosting an IIAR AR Café. This will be an informal get-together to discuss AR-related matters and network with peers. It will no doubt be a welcome break in-between the ever hectic schedule of Symposium. It… Read More →

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New! US-based IIAR Networking Events in November and December

Analyst Relations:  it can be rewarding, exhilarating, frustrating and – despite the fact that we’re often talking with analysts and spokespeople – it can be lonely, too.  Especially when you’re the only one at your company who does what you do . . . or even knows what you do! As AR professionals, we are… Read More →

IIAR Discussion – Negotiating your Analyst Firm Contract – 31st Oct 14

What – IIAR Discussion Group – Negotiating your Analyst Firm Contract (aka – Negotiating with Gartner) When – Friday the 31st October 2014 @ 4pm GMT, 5pm CET, 12 Noon – New York Where – IIAR Webinar Register Here – To attend please REGISTER <<HERE>>, now Successfully negotiating your contract with analyst firms and gaining best… Read More →

IIAR Christmas Party – 9th December 2014

There’s a mere 70-odd days to go before Santa is due. The shops are setting out their Yuletide wares, Christmas jumper days are being arranged and the IIAR is aiming to be the first “must attend ” Christmas party in everyone’s diaries. This year, we’re holding our Christmas festivities in Covent Garden, London on Tuesday… Read More →

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New Portfolio of Decision Making Methodologies from IDC

October 15th, 2014 was a busy day for IDC. In addition to Marianne Kolding (VP, IDC European Services) presenting at the latest IIAR UK Forum IDC launched a new portfolio of decision making technologies – see the IDC Press Release below. Details of IDC’s DecisionScape, MarketScape and FutureScape are available for members <<here>>. A recording of the UK… Read More →

IDC, End-Users and Strategic AR – all at our latest London meeting

Well, that was a late one but well worth it. In a mammoth three hour meeting (we didn’t lock the doors, people just didn’t want to leave) those attending last night’s IIAR meeting in London enjoyed an informative interview Marianne Kolding of IDC by Simon ‘Jeremy’ Levin of The Skills Connection (more…)

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[GUEST POST] Building credibility to boost sales with IT Analyst Relations

By Sven Litke (@SvenLitke, LinkedIn), Kea Company, first published on Influencer Relations and Marketing. Many thanks for allowing the IIAR to re-publish. When talking to IT vendors eager to grow their business I usually come across a number of common challenges they face. One of the biggest issues which lies outside the companies (as opposed… Read More →

Don’t Forget – IIAR UK Forum with IDC – 15th October

IDC plus “Developing strategic AR programmes” at October’s UK IIAR Forum Date/Time: 15th October 2014, 5pm – 7pm BST Location: Holborn, Central London – details sent when registered. Register: <<HERE>> If you would like to join us please register soon. Agenda:  1st Session – An exclusive interview session with Marianne Kolding (LinkedIn), the Vice President of European Services Research at IDC. This “interview session” will cover IDC’s reach and influence… Read More →

“Wet Paint” ~ Refreshed IIAR Website

The IIAR is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed, fully refreshed, version of this IIAR Blog/Website, which goes live over this weekend, (4th and 5th, October 2014). Hopefully the transition will be smooth and the IIAR web presence will have a fresh new look over this weekend. Please excuse interruption in normal service… Read More →

IDC plus “developing strategic AR programmes” at October’s UK IIAR Forum – 15th Oct.

How do you ensure that your AR programme is adding value to the business?  How do you build a strategic AR programme? In a roundtable discussion, led by high-level and experienced AR professionals who have a proven track record for developing and running highly regarded AR programmes, these are some of the questions we’ll be… Read More →

IIAR Awards Two AR Professionals with IIAR Certified Expert as it Expands its AR Professional Certification Program

The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) is pleased to recognize the first two recipients – Ellie Warner and Ed Gyurko – as IIAR Certified Experts. This marks the official launch of two new IIAR certification levels consisting of IIAR Certified Expert (CE) and IIAR Certified Fellow (CF). These qualifications are designed for Analyst Relations… Read More →

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[GUEST POST] Despite it all, Ovum is still a tier one analyst firm in Europe

Nice post on Ovum by the folks at Loudhouse Blog, reprinted here with their permission.  Of course, because it’s a Loudhouse post it’s not the official IIAR position, in case anyone thought otherwise.  See also the other Ovum posts on this blog, including the one on our recent IIAR London Forum featuring Ovum’s top management…. Read More →

[GUEST POST] Big Dogs don’t yap: the secret ingredient for MQ success

Blog courtesy of: Simon Levin (IIAR Board Member) What is it that makes the difference when it comes to making the step up into the Leaders section of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant? Ever wondered what companies who gain recognition as Leaders have in common? Having seen four of our MQ Tune-Up clients gain Leaders status for the… Read More →

[Job Posting] KPMG Seeks Associate Director, AR – Boston, USA

At KPMG we run our firm just as effectively as we support and strengthen our clients’ businesses. That means hiring talented people to help develop and manage our brand, publish our thought leadership, control our finances, run our IT infrastructure, and support our professionals in the field. There are great opportunities to build your career… Read More →

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[Guest Post] Does the consulting approach beat published research?

By: Simon Levin, The Skills Connection / IIAR UK Co-Chapter Lead We saw an interesting blogging spat last week between Stanton Jones of ISG and Lydia Leong at Gartner, with the flames fanned by tweeted comments from Phil Fersht of HfS. The row was centred on some research published recently by Lydia on managed hosting providers, but… Read More →

[Job Posting] Part time PR/AR Manager in Munich, Germany

Munich-based independent communications consultancy OnPR is seeking a part-time PR/AR manager (m/w) to join our talented team. If you’re interested in helping shape communications strategy for international high-tech clients, and you have at least 4 years agency experience combined with an affinity for technology, then we’d love to hear from you. (more…) Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[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 →

IIAR UK Forum: 24th September 2013 – Report

On Tuesday September 24th the UK chapter held its latest forum. There were three separate presentations and discussions at this forum: reviews of the research focus and relevance of both IHS electronics & media and Analysys Mason telecoms research. The final session was a presentation and discussion led by The Skills Connection. This gave attendees a chance to peek behind… Read More →

IIAR UK Forum – The Next BIG Event – CIO Discussion Panel Chaired by CIO-Connect

SAVE THE DATE – 30th October, 16:00 – 18:00 (UK Time) This will be a really exciting event that no IIAR member (or prospective member) should miss. The main session will be a panel of CIOs, chaired by CIO-Connect. In this session we will hear from the CIOs the research they rely on, why and what… 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 →

IIAR UK Gets Festive!

IIAR FORUM and CHRISTMAS NETWORKING WITH THE ANALYSTS  Thursday 8th  December, 3pm onwards   What better way to end the year with than to hear about analyst predictions for 2012 and then meet with your analyst buddies and AR colleagues at an informal networking event over a celebratory glass. It’s an action-packed afternoon with two analyst presentations plus… Read More →

IIAR USA Virtual Forum: 2012 Predictions

A distinguished panel of US analyst experts will be discussing hot trends for 2012 in the world of IT services and software for 1-hour on Wednesday 30th November at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm GMT. Guest speakers: Phil Fersht, Founder & CEO, HfS Research Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research Moderator:… Read More →

Gartner publishes MQ FAQ

The Gartner Ombudswoman has just blogged >link< about a new frequently asked questions document on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Overall it’s really useful and contains many points that AR pros should know. For instance, did you know the analysts had to raise a business case for every new MQ? This is meant to limit their… Read More →

IIAR Teleconference: Informa presents the B2B2C Opportunity

We are pleased to announce that Informa will be presenting some of its latest research around, “Operator Strategies: The Growing Lure of B2B2C Opportunities” on Thursday 9th February at 4pm GMT / 11am ET / 8am PT. Delivering the presentation will be Informa’s Chief Research Officer, Mark Newman (pictured above). Discussion agenda: How over-the-top players took the value… Read More →

Social media for the APJ AR pro

IIAR Asia-Pacific recently held a virtual forum to discuss social media. It was a great opportunity to talk more about one of the current hot topics in the AR industry and how it relates to the local APJ markets. Discussion centred on different uses of varying social media channels leading to the conclusion that social… Read More →

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And the IIAR Analyst of the Year 2011 is…

#iiaraoty: @pfersht, @zkerravala and @marksmithvr are IIAR analysts of the year, @gartner_inc, @forrester and @Horses4Sources firms of the year, @constellationrg best newcomer #archat” Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR Café at Gartner Symposium, Orlando – 17 Oct 2011

The IIAR will be hosting a members-only networking event during the Gartner Symposium, in Orlando, USA on Monday 17th October, 6pm ET. After a frantic day of briefings and workshops come and relax with IIAR friends over a cold drink. It’s a great way to wind down plus the perfect chance to discuss where and how you would… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Industry Analyst Relations Specialist / OpenText, Waterloo/CN

Reporting to the Director of Industry Analyst Relations, the Industry Analyst Relations Specialist is responsible for facilitating regular contact with analyst community and handling all logistics associated with that contact, supporting the collection of information for analyst requests, manage contract deliverables, databases, AR internal site, and maintain budget information/obligations. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[Job Posting] Strategy Analytics Seeks Analyst for Enterprise Mobility

In order to extend our research leadership in enterprise mobility, Strategy Analytics, is offering an outstanding career opportunity for a disciplined and results-driven team member to join our Wireless Enterprise Strategies (WES) team. A strong desire for success, visibility in a highly dynamic industry, and a background within the wireless telecommunications, enterprise IT and/or market… Read More →

[Job Posting] Analyst Relations Manager / Octopus

This is a great opportunity for an individual with a passion for Influencer marketing and analyst relations. You ideally come from a PR, marketing, research or AR background with at least 2 years experience. You will work primarily to support key named AR clients in the day to day execution of analyst relations programs. Share… Read More →

(Job Posting) Wind River Seeks PR Manager for SFO Bay Area

Wind River is looking for a Public Relations Manager to manage PR programs for various product and market-specific initiatives related to the Aerospace and Defense, Industrial and Medical market segments. The ideal candidate will have approximately 5-7 years of experience in public relations, preferably with PR agency experience, and demonstrated success managing media relations campaigns… Read More →

IIAR Salary Survey findings: AR at 30% premium, global scope pushes AR salaries to $120,000

The analyst relations profession has, like the industry analyst industry, been a beneficiary of the difficult times over the last few years. While staff turnover has slowed greatly, AR managers continue to win a substantial salary premium over other marketing and communications managers. Because the compensation packages of AR managers can be complex, it’s been… Read More →

[Job Posting] Polycom Seeks Director, Industry Analyst Relations for California

Polycom is seeking a senior evangelist to drive industry analyst relations at Polycom. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and executing Polycom’s strategic and tactical AR relationship program and will also be the key spokesperson for this very important community. Polycom’s industry analyst relations program is designed to enhance Polycom’s brand, support sales… Read More →

[Job Posting] Analyst Relations – Account Executive/ Senior Account Executive, Octopus Communications

Octopus is looking for a confident, grounded person to join our AR team. You may have a PR background but ideally will also bring with you existing AR experience and a real interest in progressing further into this field. A real hands-on role with exposure to all levels of influencer communications. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[Job Posting] Senior AR Specialist, JDA (MA, TX, AZ / USA)

JDA is looking for a Senior Analyst Relations Specialist. As part of the communications team this position will contribute to an analyst relations program that ensures regular, two-way communication with global industry analysts in the supply chain management, retail and enterprise management software space. This position will be located in Cambridge, MA, preferred or Dallas,… Read More →

[Job Posting] Part-time Position as IIAR Secretary

Part-time position available for IIAR secretary, approximately 2 days per week. Manage administration of small non-profit organisation including: membership applications and renewals, maintain acounts, manage events program including bi-monthly London Forums and monthly teleconferences, manage blog & Huddle postings, and bi-monthly newsletter. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest