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[GUEST POST] Do’s And Don’ts For Analyst Interactions by Chase Cunningham / Forrester

Having just been through an onslaught of work related to the Forrester Wave™ evaluation on Zero Trust eXtended ecosystem platform providers, I think that it’s worthwhile to put some guidance out there that might help folks as they interact with analysts (well, me, mainly, but maybe it will help with others, as well). And a… Read More →

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10 things analysts want most

Here are the top ten best practices we un-earthed during the IIAR> AR Professional Of The Year 2019 survey. Regular briefingsTargeted coverageOpen discussion about company strengths and weaknessesSending the deck ahead of the briefing so there’s time to come up with in depth questionsWell organised AR events that encourage conversation not mere presentationsSupport for research… Read More →

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IIAR Webinar: Analyst Relations Professional and Analyst Relations Team of the Year 2019

Last week we hosted the IIAR Summer Networking Party 2019 in London kindly sponsored by Criteo and Spotlight Analyst Relations. On behalf of the IIAR, I wanted to say a big ‘Thank you!’ to all who could join us in celebrating the achievements of the Analyst Relations community and hope that you’ll join us again at future events. … Read More →

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“Celebrate good times, come on”! Announcing the IIAR Analyst Professional and Teams of the Year 2019

London, Thursday 04th July 2019 – The wait has an end…. Whilst the USA are celebrating their Independence Day, the IIAR members celebrated their annual IIAR Summer Party, kindly sponsored by Criteo and Spotlight AR this year. Highlight of the evening was the announcement of the IIAR AR Professional of the Year 2019, a highly coveted… Read More →

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What does 451 Research stand for?

After yesterday’s IIAR Webinar, Simon Robinson (@simonrob451, LinkedIn) SVP Research at 451 Research shared where the firm name comes from and  Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic LinkedIn) gave a quick wrap-up of the webinar. 1907_451_webinar_trailer from IIAR> on Vimeo. IIAR Members will be able to access the recording and deck shortly from our new Member365 portal.

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[GUEST POST] Creative Intellect Consulting joins CCS Insight as firm expands enterprise research coverage

Bola Rotibi and her team at Creative Intellect Consulting are joining CCS Insight. Bola becomes research director, software development, and will lead CCS Insight’s research in the software development and delivery market. The move expands CCS Insight’s coverage of the enterprise IT market. Although originally specialising in the mobile sector, the firm has been expanding… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Global Media & Analyst Relations Manager – Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture / San Francisco or Seattle, USA

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Industry Analyst Relations Manager, Amdocs / London, UK

Amdocs is seeking an Industry Analyst Relations Manager to join its highly experienced and dedicated Industry Analyst Relations team. In this role the individual will be responsible for the planning, execution, management and measurement of strategic AR programs, primarily focused on (but not restricted to) Amdocs Media business, a leading global provider of premium content… Read More →

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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 →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations Manager, Cylance / Irvine, California

THE POSITION Cylance is seeking an Analyst Relations Manager to help with Cylance’s strategy for working with industry analysts (Gartner, IDC, ESG, etc.), major technology organizations, and government organizations that drive regulatory issues. You will report the VP of Product & Solutions Marketing and be responsible for an industry relations program while working closely with… 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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My Take: Forrester Acquires Sirius Decisions

This week, Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions, for $245 million in cash. Larry Dignan at ZDNet did a great job breaking down the deal here. As with all acquisitions, many of the details have not been decided or announced yet, but as I long-time client of both firms, I… 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 →

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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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[JOB POST] Media & Analyst Relations Specialist, Accenture / London, UK

Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Industry Analyst Relations Senior Manager, Communications, Sage / Massachusetts or New York

Sage is a global company with a local heart. The market leader for cloud-based accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, and payroll software, we empower the world’s business heroes—from single-person startups to large enterprises. Our people are passionate and positive. We inspire our colleagues to serve business builders everywhere and champion their success. As a FTSE… Read More →

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IIAR Webinar with Simon Robinson / 451 Research on Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Please join us on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 1500 GMT / 1600 CEST/ 1000 EDT / 0700 PDT for a discussion with Simon Robinson / Senior Vice President, Research at 451 Research. 451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company best known for its coverage of digital infrastructure, technology innovation, and… Read More →

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IIAR Webinar: Introducing CCS Insight – and how they make sense of the connected world

CCS Insight is a longstanding research firm headquartered in the UK, but with reach and clients into wider EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pac. This specialist technology market intelligence and advisory firm provides tailored, decision-ready solutions to their client base to help them ‘make sense of the connected world’. This April 17th, we invite two… Read More →

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IIAR Discussion Group on Scaling AR on April 18th

The analyst landscape is changing fast and new voices are joining the conversation with impact over potential buyers. Whilst Tier 1 analyst firms generally retain their position in the area of direct buying recommendations, the picture is different when it comes to other sources influencing the buyer journey. For instance, boutique firms are claiming their share… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Global Media & Analyst Relations Manager – Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture / San Francisco or Seattle, USA

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations Program Lead, T-Mobile / Seattle, USA

In this role, you’ll build, own, and run the industry analyst program. You’ll work with analysts to ensure company is represented in their analysis and consultations, with a focus on increasing enterprise consideration in wireless services, Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technology fronts. You’ll create our inbound AR program, harnessing third-party insights for… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Industry Analyst Relations Manager, Amdocs / London, UK

Amdocs is seeking an Industry Analyst Relations Manager to join its highly experienced and dedicated Industry Analyst Relations team. In this role the individual will be responsible for the planning, execution, management and measurement of strategic AR programs, primarily focused on (but not restricted to) Amdocs Media business, a leading global provider of premium content… Read More →

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IIAR Webinar: Join us for a Webinar with Paul Reynolds from ISG on Thursday 7th February

Please join us on Thursday February 7th, 2019 at 15.00pm GMT / 16.00pm CET/ 10.00am EST / 07.00am PT for a presentation and discussion with Paul Reynolds, Partner and Chief Research Office at ISG. ISG is the leader in market research for the 45B Outsourcing Industry. Join this IIAR Event to better understand ISG’s position… Read More →

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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 →

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IIAR Webinar: Join us for a Webinar with Paul Reynolds from ISG on Thursday 7th February

Please join us on Thursday February 7th, 2019 at 15.00pm GMT / 16.00pm CET/ 10.00am EST / 07.00am PT for a presentation and discussion with Paul Reynolds, Partner and Chief Research Office at ISG. ISG is the leader in market research for the 45B Outsourcing Industry. Join this IIAR Event to better understand ISG’s position… Read More →

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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 →

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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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My Take: Forrester Acquires Sirius Decisions

This week, Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions, for $245 million in cash. Larry Dignan at ZDNet did a great job breaking down the deal here. As with all acquisitions, many of the details have not been decided or announced yet, but as I long-time client of both firms, I… 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 →

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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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[JOB POST] Research Manager, Application Services Research, IDC / London, Frankfurt, Copenhagen or Madrid

IDC Europe is looking for a Research Manager to build out its next-generation application services research. The successful candidate will report to the management of IDC European Enterprise Research Group. (more…) Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin email Pinterest

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[JOB POST] Research Lead, Services Research, IDC / London, Frankfurt or Copenhagen

IDC Europe is looking for a Research Lead to build out its services research. The successful candidate will report to the management of IDC European Enterprise Research Group. IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC… Read More →

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[JOB POST] Senior Research Analyst, Personal Computing Devices, IDC / London, UK

IDC’s Personal Computing Devices research group in Europe is looking for a Senior research analyst to support the expansion of its research and business. This is a highly visible position that requires the candidate to develop cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative research for IDC’s exceptionally diverse base of clients that includes hardware and software vendors and providers of… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager / Tanium, Reading, UK

The Basics: We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our analyst relations program. This position is very strategic and will have a direct and immediate impact on Tanium’s success. Tanium is a product that spans both the ITOps and Security world. This role will cover two main aspects: Lead the Tanium Security Portfolio… Read More →

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

What You’ll Do You are responsible for driving an industry-leading Analyst Relations (AR) program across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.You create a comprehensive AR program and plan that is both highly strategic and impactful.You represent Cisco’s global portfolio and initiatives in region as well as region-specific initiatives.You are responsible for engaging with Cisco senior… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Global Analyst Relations Manager (Assistant Director), EY, Anywhere in the US

The Brand Marketing and Communications (BMC) function has an important role to play in helping to achieve EY’s Vision 2020 ambition to become the leading global professional services organization. We work hand in hand with the business to take services and solutions to market; bring our purpose – Building a better working world – to life for our… Read More →

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Sr/Director Analyst Relations, Zuora, USA

Marketing | Atlanta, GA, United States, Boston, MA, United States, NY, NY, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, San Mateo, CA, United States Zuora is seeking a senior strategic Industry Analyst Relations leader to join an amazing team of global ZEOs to build a world-class AR function on top of a very strong foundation.For… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Director Analyst Relations, Palo Alto Network, Santa Clara, California

Our Mission At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here… Read More →

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Industry Analyst Relations Manager, Booz Allen, VA or DC, USA

Key Role: Serve as an industry analyst relations lead and define and implement the firm’s industry analyst relations strategy. Work closely with internal business leaders and the marketing team to build, execute, and scale an industry analyst relations program to support priorities of the firm. Leverage existing analyst relationships to build upon those relationships to… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Media & Analyst Relations Lead Canada, Accenture

Accenture is looking for a dynamic media relations pro to lead the strategy, execution and coordination of a comprehensive media relations program for Accenture’s business across Canada, with a particular focus on media in Toronto and Montreal.  The role is responsible for generating top tier media coverage in influential, media outlets in support of Accenture’s… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] EMEA Analyst Relations Senior Manager / PwC, London, UK

Who we’re looking for: The successful candidate will be responsible for PwC’s Analyst Relations activities in EMEA, working closely with our Global, US, and Asia Analyst Relations colleagues with reporting lines to the EMEA Consulting Operations Leader and to the Global Analyst Relations Leader. PwC’s Analyst Relations program works seamlessly as one team across the… Read More →