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Au revoir Mathieu

It is with great sadness that we’re learning of Matthieu Poujol’s sudden departure. He was a well respected, recognised and knowledgeable professional, always helpful and kind but also great fun. And a dear friend of many in the AR community. The IIAR> Extended Board and AR community expresses its sincere condolences to his family and… Read More →

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[NEWS] 451 Research acquired by S&P

By Simon Jones (LinkedIn, @SimonDestrier) and Ludovic Leforestier (LinkedIn, @lludovic). 451 Research, one of the leading independent analyst firms has been acquired by credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics giant S&P Global. The deal marks expansion plans for 451 Research, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and has around 90 analysts and 15 consultants on its… Read More →

IIAR> Analyst Of The Year 2019

A turn of the tides? The IIAR> Analyst and Firm Of The Year 2019

London, Wednesday 27th November 2019. At the IIAR> we believe in taking a stance and recognising greatness when we see it -an approach we find more impactful than sprinkling awards to dozens of “winners”.  Today, at the IIAR> London Christmas Party kindly sponsored by HCL, we celebrated the top industry analysts and firms of the… Read More →

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Who will be the IIAR> Analyst of the Year 2019?

The IIAR> mainframe has been furiously crunching the input from AR professionals for this year… and the IIAR Analyst of the Year 2019 winners will be announced next week on Wednesday 27th November 2019 IIAR> Christmas Party in central London. Make sure you register now, tickets are going fast! The IIAR> Analyst Of The Year is the best… Read More →

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IIAR> Webinar with Research In Action

Is there life after Forrester? The analysts at Research In Action certainly think so! Join the IIAR webinar on Wednesday November 20 to find out more about Research In Action (RIA). We’ll be joined by RIA founder Dr Thomas Mendel (LinkedIn, @drthomasmendel) and recent recruit Eveline Oehrlich (LinkedIn, @eoehrlich), who is now back in Germany… Read More →

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IIAR AR Café at Gartner Symposium in Barcelona 2019

Join us… at our IIAR get-together at this year’s Gartner Symposium 2019 in Barcelona, hosted by Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn), IIAR Board Member (Chapter Liaison) and Senior Manager Global Analyst Relations and Market Strategy at Retarus and Anja Steinmann (@AnjaSteinmann, LinkedIn), IIAR UK Chapter Co-lead and Global Analyst and Consultant Relations Manager at BT. (more…)

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IIAR> Webinar: Future Shock: The Coming State of Analyst Relations

The IIAR> will soon release a new and long-awaited white paper that provides fresh insights and information into how the field of Analyst Relations will evolve and change over the coming 5-10 years.  To mark the debut of this white paper, IIAR will host a webinar on the 5th December2019 at 0800 PST / 1000 EST… Read More →

IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner with Andrew Hsu and Aniruddho Mukherjee

IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner

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. (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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The IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018

Fashionably late but always on point and by popular request here’s the IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018, a representation of how Analyst Relations Professionals (AR Pros) have rated analyst firms in the 2018 survey we ran for the Analyst and Firm of the Year 2018. For new readers here, the Tragic Quadrant is of course a… Read More →

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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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[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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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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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager, Tableau, Seattle / WA, USA

What you’ll be doing… The Analyst Relations Manager is responsible for driving Analyst Relations projects that contribute to the overall success of the AR team and Corporate Communications department and manage the internal communication and sharing of relevant Analyst materials with key leaders and employees.  (more…) Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin email Pinterest

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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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[GUEST POST] Looking Back at Three Analyst Firms by Barry Rabkin / Market Insight Group

By Barry Rabkin (LinkedIn, @Impactoftech), President & Principal Analyst, Market Insight Group, Ltd.   I was fortunate to become an insurance industry analyst in 1997. Before that time, I had worked in the business side of the insurance industry for 17 years (primarily in marketing and/or market research across all major lines of business) and then due… Read More →

IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner with Andrew Hsu and Aniruddho Mukherjee

IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner

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. (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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The IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018

Fashionably late but always on point and by popular request here’s the IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018, a representation of how Analyst Relations Professionals (AR Pros) have rated analyst firms in the 2018 survey we ran for the Analyst and Firm of the Year 2018. For new readers here, the Tragic Quadrant is of course 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 →

Caroline Dennington / Dennington AR

Around Caroline Dennington at Dennington AR, IIAR> AR Agency Of The Year 2019, in 10 questions

Caroline Dennington (@Cdennington, LinkedIn) is the Managing Director of Dennington AR and the winner of the IIAR> AR Agency Of The Year 2019.  Like Ricarda, she doesn’t have any horror story and also has a liking for the French art de vivre… (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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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 →

Ricarda Rodatus / VP Analyst Relations, Oracle (IIAR website)

Around Ricarda Rodatus from Oracle, IIAR> AR Team of the Year 2019 in 10 questions

Ricarda Rodatus (@rodatusr, LinkedIn) is the VP of Analyst Relations at Oracle, leading the analyst relations team recognised  last Thursday night as the IIAR> AR Team Of The Year 2019 discloses which analyst she misses the most and reveals a French secret. (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

Peggy O'Neill, Senior Director Analyst Relations @ Informatica

Around Peggy O’Neill, IIAR> AR Professional of the Year 2019 in 10 questions

Peggy O’Neill / VP Analyst Relations, Informatica,  (@pegoneill, LinkedIn) and former IIAR> Board Member was recognised yesterday night as the IIAR> AR Professional Of The Year 2019 and shares today some insights for the AR community. Congratulations Peggy! (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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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. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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The IIAR Summer Networking Party celebrating the IIAR AR Professional and Team of 2019

We are excited to announce the date of our famous IIAR Summer Party, sponsored by Criteo and Spotlight AR. We will celebrate the achievements of the analyst relations community, where we will announce the IIAR analyst relations professional and analyst relations team of the year.  (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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IIAR> Webinar with Research In Action

Is there life after Forrester? The analysts at Research In Action certainly think so! Join the IIAR webinar on Wednesday November 20 to find out more about Research In Action (RIA). We’ll be joined by RIA founder Dr Thomas Mendel (LinkedIn, @drthomasmendel) and recent recruit Eveline Oehrlich (LinkedIn, @eoehrlich), who is now back in Germany… Read More →

Keynote at Gartner Symposium 2018

IIAR AR Café at Gartner Symposium in Barcelona 2019

Join us… at our IIAR get-together at this year’s Gartner Symposium 2019 in Barcelona, hosted by Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn), IIAR Board Member (Chapter Liaison) and Senior Manager Global Analyst Relations and Market Strategy at Retarus and Anja Steinmann (@AnjaSteinmann, LinkedIn), IIAR UK Chapter Co-lead and Global Analyst and Consultant Relations Manager at BT. (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner with Andrew Hsu and Aniruddho Mukherjee

IIAR> Discussion Group: working with Gartner

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. (more…)Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018 v04

The IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018

Fashionably late but always on point and by popular request here’s the IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2018, a representation of how Analyst Relations Professionals (AR Pros) have rated analyst firms in the 2018 survey we ran for the Analyst and Firm of the Year 2018. For new readers here, the Tragic Quadrant is of course a… Read More →

Chase Cunningham, Principal Analyst, Forrester

[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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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. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

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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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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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[GUEST POST] Informa adds IHS Markit tech analysts to equal Forrester

Informa (INF.L) has acquired IHS Markit’s (INFO) TMT business. Informa Tech, which includes Ovum, will have revenues similar to Forrester’s $350m. It represents a dramatic shift in the analyst landscape. Informa announced the transaction on 22 May as part of an exchange of Informa’s agribusiness service for IHS Markit’s TMT portfolio, including the OTT 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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[JOB POSTING] Director, Analyst Relations Job / Mimecast, Lexington, MA, USA

Mimecast is looking for a remarkable industry analyst expert with a firm grasp of the cybersecurity market to direct the strategy and operations of the global Analyst Relations program on the Corporate Communications team.  The ideal candidate is comfortable balancing strategic and creative thinking with tactical and detailed execution.  This independent and cross-functional expert requires… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Senior Manager / Citrix, CA, NC or FL, USA

Reporting to the Director of Analyst Relations, Citrix is hiring a senior manager of industry analyst relations. Citrix is well advanced in a strategic transformation as it transitions to software-as-a-service model, provides unique capabilities to its client base to support public, private and hybrid cloud computing, and as it leads in the rapidly emerging digital… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager / Red Hat, USA

Job summary The Red Hat Marketing team is looking for an experienced Analyst Relations Manager to join us in Boston, MA. In this role, you will manage Red Hat’s strategy with industry analyst firms. You’ll oversee, develop, and implement a variety of projects and programs for one group of our offerings while working closely with… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager / AWS, UK

The role Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an experienced, self-starting, highly intelligent, personable, and detail-oriented manager to join the EMEA analyst relations (AR) team to focus on the UKs and Nordic market. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to help drive creation and execution of core strategic AR programs for AWS in… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Manager Analyst Relations / Equinix, London or Amsterdam

Equinix is looking for an experienced and passionate Senior Manager, Analyst Relations expert with strong industry analyst relationships in the Tech B2B space. Reporting to the Director of Analyst Relations, this role will maintain ongoing relationships with industry analysts across a variety of firms. This person will also support communications and marketing initiatives with analyst… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Communications Manager, Workplace / Facebook (London, UK)

Workplace from Facebook is an enterprise communication platform that enables employees at any organization to collaborate and communicate using many of the same features available on Facebook. Launched in 2016, Workplace is growing quickly. Workplace now has more than 3+ million paid monthly users and tens of thousands of companies around the world using the… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager / Wipro, Bangalore, India

The Analyst Relations function is dedicated towards managing Wipro’s perception and positioning with industry and technology analysts from firms such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Everest, HFS, Nelson Hall, Zinnov, Avasant etc. This is achieved through impactful analyst connects, and by presenting a compelling response to the analyst firm’s competitive reports and research artefacts that aim… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager / Red Hat, Boston, MA

Job summary The Red Hat Marketing team is looking for an experienced Analyst Relations Manager to join us in Boston, MA. In this role, you will manage Red Hat’s strategy with industry analyst firms. You’ll oversee, develop, and implement a variety of projects and programs for one group of our offerings while working closely with… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Director / Rubrik, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Job Summary Rubrik is one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley, revolutionizing data protection and management in the emerging multi-cloud IT industry. Recently named as one of Linkedin’s 2019 Top Companies, our mission is to unlock the power of data by organizing and protecting the world’s business information by building a forward-thinking, design-oriented brand that… Read More →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst and Customer Relations Manager / BT, London, UK

Why this role matters External influencers in industry analyst and sourcing advisory firms engage closely with our customers, competitors, regulators and investors, the media and wider financial community, so are both an important channel to market and source of insight. The analyst and consultant relations (ACR) programme in Global focuses on developing and strengthening influencer… Read More →