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IIAR Discussion Group on “The Future of Analyst Relations” on January 30th

What is the future of Analyst Relations looking like?  How is our field evolving? Have you recently thought about: Whether AR is evolving into “Influencer Relations”? How AR is changing to meet the evolving IT industry analyst firm landscape? How AR can adapt to — and adopt — new ways of measuring AR productivity and… Read More →

Soichi Nakajima / IDATE DigiWorld

Around Soichi Nakajima from IDATE DigiWorld in 10 questions

Following our IIAR Webinar with Soichi Nakajima, Digital Telco Practice Lead (@NakajimaSoichi, LinkedIn) at IDATE DigiWorld, here’s his interview in ten questions. 1. What are your coverage areas? I cover all things Internet services and players; if you want to talk about the GAFA(M), FAMGA (yes it’s the same thing), FANG, BAT(X)… I’m all yours. To add… Read More →

IIAR Analyst Of The Year 2018: Margaret Adam / IDC

IIAR Analyst Of The Year 2018 – The Awards Unwrapped.

Who’d have thought Christmas would come this early? Grab a glass of bubbles, put on the festive music and light the fire. It’s time to unveil the IIAR Analyst Of The Year award winners. 2018 was a year in which influencer relations became more important in delivering business impact, and so unsurprisingly analysts’ voices have… Read More →

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Gartner Symposium / ITxpo 2018: key takeaways for AR professionals

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… Read More →

iDate DigiWorld webinar with the IIAR

IIAR Webinar: meet iDate DigiWorld

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… Read More →

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IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with Gartner

Time to renew your Gartner subscription? Our members have indicated a few interesting plays by the industry analysis market leader, almost two years after its takeover of CEB. including a continued drive to multi-year contracts and aggressive drive to sell their $150k executives offerings, effectively mirroring the EXP strategy for vendors. Those offerings causing much confusion… Read More →

Claire Dessaux

We’ll Miss You Claire

It was with great sadness that I heard Claire Dessaux, Managing Vice President, Research Content and Delivery at Gartner, died recently. Claire struggled with health issues off and on in recent years, but she was still too young to leave us, and her premature death robs the world of a steadfast friend, reliable co-worker, and… Read More →

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[GUEST POST] How Analyst & Advisory Relations translates to Business

When even hyper-successful companies like AWS invest in dedicated analyst and advisor relations management although they seem to dominate their markets anyway, it suggests they realize much more value in AR than ‘only’ to position high in an industry report.  Even small innovative businesses seek to engage regularly with the likes of Gartner, Forrester, IDC… Read More →

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IIAR Webinar: Le CXP Group, a European powerhouse?

Over the past few months, the analyst community has been experiencing an array of changes, with many analyst departures and career moves shaking up the status quo. As we come back to work and the summer days fade into autumn, there’s no better time to catch-up with analyst firms and understand what has changed, what’s… Read More →

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Around Giorgio Nebuloni from IDC in 10 questions

We have had the pleasure for Giorgio taking time out of his busy schedule to take part in our infamous 10 questions. Giorgio is a research director for IDC’s  European Infrastructure and Cloud research and leads the team of analysts responsible for tracking the cloud infrastructure, server, storage and converged systems markets in Western Europe. What are… Read More →

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The role of a good AR: does it change during a crisis?

Although crisis situations can at times feel out-of-the-blue, AR nightmares can usually be solved by adhering to a simple to follow maxim: it’s all about communicating what you can, when you can. However, in an escalating crisis of epic proportions, it’s important to ensure that you, as an Analyst & Influencer Relations specialist, tend to… Read More →

Peter Sondergaard at the Gartner IT Symposium (IIAR blog)

Peter Sondergaard leaves Gartner

Several pieces have already been published on the  unceremonious departure of Peter Sondergaard, Gartner EVP of Research (LinkedIn, @petersonderg)already (ZD Net, Research Live, Kea), none adding any facts above and beyond the SEC filing. We ran a quick poll yesterday and results weren’t conclusive: some will miss Peter who has been one of Gartner’s stars and… Read More →

Martin Kihn / ex. Gartner, now Dentsu

[GUEST POST] What I Learned from 5 Years at Gartner

Reflexions from Marty Kihn on his five year tenure at Gartner. Vendors can’t pay their way into a Wave or Magic Quadrant The real benefit is analyst inquiries, not the research subscriptions Most vendors are bad at briefing analysts Take time off. As much as you can. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

Andrew Hsu / Spotlight AR for the IIAR Website

[GUEST POST] Hsu: AR must bet bigger on fewer analysts

Andrew Hsu‘s (LinkedIn) views on AR prioritization are handy. In a recent presentation, he stressed the role of prioritisation in helping us to think about AR, be more refined than our instincts can allow and to help us justify the choices we made when we allocated limited Analyst Relations resources. Andrew’s starting point is the… Read More →

IIAR Analyst Of The Year 2018: Margaret Adam / IDC

IIAR Analyst Of The Year 2018 – The Awards Unwrapped.

Who’d have thought Christmas would come this early? Grab a glass of bubbles, put on the festive music and light the fire. It’s time to unveil the IIAR Analyst Of The Year award winners. 2018 was a year in which influencer relations became more important in delivering business impact, and so unsurprisingly analysts’ voices have… Read More →

iDate DigiWorld webinar with the IIAR

IIAR Webinar: meet iDate DigiWorld

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… Read More →

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IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with Gartner

Time to renew your Gartner subscription? Our members have indicated a few interesting plays by the industry analysis market leader, almost two years after its takeover of CEB. including a continued drive to multi-year contracts and aggressive drive to sell their $150k executives offerings, effectively mirroring the EXP strategy for vendors. Those offerings causing much confusion… Read More →

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IIAR Cafe with a quick cocktail party 8pm Nov 14

Do you want to network with other AR Practioners? Are you based near SF, CA?  Are you attending the ARInsights User Forum It’s free to attend and a great way to network with other AR Professionals. After the ARInsights cocktail hour, please join the IIAR at 3SIXTY Bar at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport on… Read More →

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Join us for the IIAR Café at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona

If you are going to the Gartner Symposium 2018, Barcelona, drop in to the IIAR Breakfast and join the discussion on all things AR related with Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn), IIAR Board Member (Chapter Liaison) and Senior Manager Analyst Relations and Market Strategy at Retarus. We’ll have an update on the IIAR, discuss recent Gartner news and other… Read More →

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Why should AR pros call CXP Group?

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s IIAR Webinar with CXP Group (they’ve dropped “le” to my great chagrin), here’s a quick interview summing-up their coverage areas and why analyst relations (AR) professionals should give them a call. With Yannick Carriou (LinkedIn, @YCarriou), Chairman and CEO and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin (LinkedIn, @JCBodhuin), SVP & UK Managing Director, UK Operations from… Read More →

CXP Group logo (IIAR website)

IIAR Webinar: Le CXP Group, a European powerhouse?

Over the past few months, the analyst community has been experiencing an array of changes, with many analyst departures and career moves shaking up the status quo. As we come back to work and the summer days fade into autumn, there’s no better time to catch-up with analyst firms and understand what has changed, what’s… Read More →

Claire Dessaux

We’ll Miss You Claire

It was with great sadness that I heard Claire Dessaux, Managing Vice President, Research Content and Delivery at Gartner, died recently. Claire struggled with health issues off and on in recent years, but she was still too young to leave us, and her premature death robs the world of a steadfast friend, reliable co-worker, and… Read More →

CXP Group logo (IIAR website)

IIAR Webinar: Le CXP Group, a European powerhouse?

Over the past few months, the analyst community has been experiencing an array of changes, with many analyst departures and career moves shaking up the status quo. As we come back to work and the summer days fade into autumn, there’s no better time to catch-up with analyst firms and understand what has changed, what’s… Read More →

Nebuloni cropped 2015

Around Giorgio Nebuloni from IDC in 10 questions

We have had the pleasure for Giorgio taking time out of his busy schedule to take part in our infamous 10 questions. Giorgio is a research director for IDC’s  European Infrastructure and Cloud research and leads the team of analysts responsible for tracking the cloud infrastructure, server, storage and converged systems markets in Western Europe. What are… Read More →

Peter Sondergaard at the Gartner IT Symposium (IIAR blog)

Peter Sondergaard leaves Gartner

Several pieces have already been published on the  unceremonious departure of Peter Sondergaard, Gartner EVP of Research (LinkedIn, @petersonderg)already (ZD Net, Research Live, Kea), none adding any facts above and beyond the SEC filing. We ran a quick poll yesterday and results weren’t conclusive: some will miss Peter who has been one of Gartner’s stars and… Read More →

Martin Kihn / ex. Gartner, now Dentsu

[GUEST POST] What I Learned from 5 Years at Gartner

Reflexions from Marty Kihn on his five year tenure at Gartner. Vendors can’t pay their way into a Wave or Magic Quadrant The real benefit is analyst inquiries, not the research subscriptions Most vendors are bad at briefing analysts Take time off. As much as you can. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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[JOB POSTING] Research Lead, Infrastructure, IDC – UK / Germany

Overview IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology… Read More →

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[GUEST POST] Does Israel have more cool vendors than China?

Can other vendors copy Israeli firms’ exceptional success in earning Gartner, Inc.’s Cool Vendor designation? Maybe not. Their success reflects both Israel’s unique start-up ecosystem and those start-ups’ ability to leverage Gartner’s experienced account management in Israel. The numbers of Cool Vendors in Israel continue to rise. At the recent Cool and Hot Vendor Forum,… Read More →

Simon Jones, IIAR German Chapter co-lead

Trio of analyst departures at Gartner underlines why backup strategy is so important

Gartner has been forced to delay a Magic Quadrant report for at least six months due to the mass departure of pivotal analysts covering the enterprise data center space.  The delay followed news that analysts Dave Russell and Pushan Rinnen were leaving to join vendors. The duo were the mainstays of the Gartner team covering… Read More →

Jon Collins: How not to be an industry analyst (IIAR website)

[GUEST POST] How not to be an analyst? By Jon Collins

Today’s guest post is a long(wish) read by Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) following our IIAR Webinar on “How not to be an industry analyst?“ If you enjoy this, why not check his “How not to write an autobiography?“   Introduction – a glass of wine… For a start, a bit of background. I never meant to be an… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager EMEAR, Cisco, London

What You’ll Do You will be responsible for driving an industry-leading Analyst Relations (AR) program across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You will craft a comprehensive AR program and plan that is both highly strategic and impactful. You will represent Cisco’s global portfolio and initiatives in region as well as region-specific initiatives.  (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Manager Industry Analyst Relations, Vodafone, London, UK

We are looking for an Analyst Relations professional to join our experienced and respected Analyst Relations team. We are award winning and pride ourselves in delivering significant value to internal Vodafone Business stakeholders and customers through analyst influence and insight. (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Account Executive Analyst Relations / Edelman, Portland, OR, USA

Edelman has an opening in the Portland office for an Analyst Relations (AR) practitioner within the PNW technology practice. We are seeking a Senior Account Executive (SAE) to join our growing team of talented and collaborative communications professionals who provide a diverse client base with expert counsel in analyst relations, communications & event planning, content development, and media and… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Influencer Relations Europe, Ensono, Staines, UK

Influencer Relations Europe, Ensono, Staines, UK We are looking for a creative, passionate and detail-oriented individual who can cover all UK aspects of public relations and analyst relations, with additional responsibility for Poland and India. As an agile company and an unknown brand, you have the consent to pilot new techniques and ideas. You must… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Sr. Analyst Relations Manager at Cloudflare, San Francisco or Austin, USA

About the Role Cloudflare is looking for a Sr. Analyst Relations Manager to help scale our AR program. This is a great opportunity to work with Cloudflare’s communications team to help shape our global story in a role with potential for growth. You’ll be responsible for driving strategic programs and initiatives with the industry analyst… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager, AWS, DC, USA

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and detail-oriented communications professional to help build its Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) Analyst Relations (AR) program. The AR Manager will need to stay closely aligned to the WWPS business leaders and develop a program that “influences the influencers” in support of key business goals. The successful… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Manager Analyst Relations / Benefitfocus, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Benefitfocus is on a mission to re-shape the benefits industry. With one out of fourteen Americans electing their employee benefits using our technology, and $49 billion of annual transactions taking place on our solution, we have the ability to ignite the entire ecosystem and have embarked upon a journey to evolve into a true platform… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Director Global Digital Experience Analyst Relations / Oracle, Redwood Shores, CA, USA

As the Director, Global Digital Experience you will be responsible for the finding, collection, curation, placement, promotion, and distribution of all AR related assets and other approved assets from a wide variety of sources e.g. PR, Content Central, Product Management, Product Marketing, Global Customer Program, etc. The AR team is involved with the creation of… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager, NTT Data, London

NTT DATA is seeking a Global Analyst Relations (AR) Manager to expand the AR team. You will report to the Director of AR and have the opportunity of working at a local and global level. From a global perspective you will be required to contribute to major analyst report evaluations and support global initiatives such… Read More →

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Sr. Analyst Relations Manager / Box, Redwood City, CA, USA

Box (NYSE:BOX) is the cloud content management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, process, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers more than 92,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United… Read More →