[GUEST POST] The Final Countdown… or how to survive attending MWC 2013 By: Suzannah Archibald, Senior Marketing Executive, Loudhouse Marketing Consultancy
IIAR is delighted to let you know that our next UK Forum will be held on March 7th at 4pm GMT in London (near Victoria)!
3 mn with Fred Munch from @pac_consultants #archat
Today, we’re profiling Duncan Brown (@duncanwbrown)who has just come back to the analyst world as Director at PAC. Read on to discover his challenge and addictions.
Dave Noble / Intelligen AR (@IntelligenAR, LinkedIn) recently posted a good insight on his blog at looking in to the financial results of Gartner and Forrester. To go directly to the article click this link. If you ever wanted evidence that success in the analyst business is about more than good research, then the latest… Read More →
@evanquinn on why gatekeeper AR is risky, why PR mindset doesn’t work, who does AR well and more!
Post by @CDennington on the @451Research acquisition of Touchstones events.
IIAR Café and Webinar with PAC on Wed 20th Feb 2013 http://wp.me/p9yEt-1mC
@constellationrg just announced a partnership with ITR -time to stop & have a look at those firms.
On January 3rd 451 Group announced the acquisition of Yankee Group from Alta Communications (private equity firm) for an undisclosed sum. All Yankee Group employees are to be retained and the company will operate as an independent division of the 451 Group adding the 18 analysts (and 7 affiliate analysts) of Yankee Group to the… Read More →
Read this post on Tuesday and had a few thoughts: Collective Conversation » ARcade » Blog Archive » Is Analyst Relations a prisoner of its own success within the IT sector? There are, IMHO, 3 kind of business models for IT analysts: – the prescribers (á la Gartner or Forrester) – the number crunchers (IDC… Read More →
The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices in AR and Influencer Relations. The call is scheduled for, Tuesday, October 19th at 4:00pm BST/11:00am EST. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
This was a question asked on the new Forrester AR community, so I thought I’d point readers to some older conversations where that topic was pretty much nailed. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
I strongly believe that any time a vendor gives money to an analyst firm for paid-for work it needs to be referenced and authentic. Our industry needs firms it can trust to help them make informed decisions – without them, and if it’s reputation is tarnished by the acts of a few who practice methods… Read More →
September 16th IIAR London Forum Features European Analyst Panel with Lawrence Calot of LeCXP and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin of PAC. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
Recap of Sept 9th Webinar – TPI shares fascinating insights with the IIAR Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
There are still a few places left for next Thursday’s Forum featuring a European analyst panel with Laurent Calot, LeCXP and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, PAC. If you are not a member of IIAR and have not attended an IIAR Forum before, you can also register for this event. Please RSVP to the secretary at jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org. Share… Read More →
IIAR teleconference with TPI on sourcing data and advisory services for service providers Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
Today’s star analyst in our reasonably priced Around in 10 Questions series is Douglas Hayward from at IDC. You can find Douglas at Twitter under @douglashayward. 1. What are your coverage areas? From October 2010 (earlier in reality), I’ll be co-ordinating IDC’s Western European IT services and business services forecasts (business services basically means business… Read More →
The IIAR hosted a Best Practices teleconference on Sourcing Advisory Relations on August 11th. The panel led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board Member, featured panellists, Amber Wagenknecht, Senior Executive, Global Sourcing Advisor Relations, Accenture, Ed Gardiner, Advisor Relations Director at HCL, and Simon Knowles, Managing Director, Essential Edge Ltd. The discussion, led by Ed Gyurko… Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Read on for the AR pro agenda at the Gartner Barcelona Symposium 2011. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
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 →
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 →
#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
The recent IIAR Bangalore Forum, hosted by Aarti Patil (WNS / IIAR India Chapter Lead) proved a huge success and the perfect networking opportunity for AR professionals in India. Discussion focused on key highlights of the changing landscape of the Indian analyst relations (AR) community. This encompassed the evolving approach needed, maturing expectations and tools… Read More →
The IIAR Indian Chapter is organising an event in Bangalore this Thursday, the 13th October from 1300 till 1700 IST. At this in person event, members will be able to connect and catch up on latest trends in India and most importantly what’s happening on the Indian analyst relations landscape. Non-members can attend once as… Read More →
Looking to raise your profile in the AR world? / Want to help shape the IIAR worldwide? The IIAR is looking for new Board members to stand at this year’s election. It’s a great way of raising your profile in the industry and giving you a little something extra to put on your CV or Resume…. Read More →
Analysys Mason has strengthened its energy practice with the addition of two senior energy industry experts to its ranks. Richard H. Sellers and Jean-Philippe Larramendy join as associates … More at Tekrati Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
Celent, a research and advisory firm and member of the Oliver Wyman Group, is launching a service dedicated to the Indian financial market. The research service will focus on the Indian financial services space, cutting across Celent’s established service offerings in the areas of Banking, Insurance, and Securities & Investments … more at Tekrati Share… Read More →
… Strategic Oxygen! While Gartner (NYSE:IT) decided to buy out AMR and fill a coverage gap in SCM, with hindsight a strategy hinted in Cannes (well maybe?). The Gartner-AMR deal certainly has caused a bit of a stir, with over 6000 hits in the blogosphere! While I’m on that news item, I must add thatGartner… Read More →
What’s the impact for the AR Community and other IT Analysis firms of the announced AMR purchase by Gartner? Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
Here’s the agenda for today’s Forum –action packed as usual… and with the proverbial curry at the end! Agenda 1500-1530 Social media tutorial 1545-1600 Registration 1600-1605 Introductions and welcome 1605-1620 Report back from Gartner Symposium 1620-1655 Discussion groups: – AR and social media – Planning for 2010 – Gaining and maintaining executive… Read More →
Carsten Schmidt and other IDC Alumni recently formed Henry Corporation as a network of analysts offering strategic advice and marketing services to IT vendors. Read the interview of Carsten on the IIAR blog. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
Gartner just released the successor (but not a replacement) to the Hype Cycle: the Gartner IT Market Clock The press release is here: Gartner IT Market Clock Tell us what you think and how it will impact you! Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest
At Gartner’s AR Forum in Orlando last week, guest speaker Joshua Reynolds from Hill & Knowlton gave a presentation about social media trends and analyst relations, and provided some up to date statistics on how AR impacts sales. For those AR managers who didn’t make it to Orlando, Gartner just posted Josh’s presentation at its… Read More →
The IIAR will be holding a couple of informal gatherings at Gartner’s EMEA Symposium in Cannes, for those interested in networking with AR peers and finding out more about the Institute. These include a breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday November 4th, hosted by Ludovic Leforestier, and a dinner meeting at 7:30 p.m. on… Read More →
Contentious conversation 1 – integrity of analysts and the future of AR Blog by Tom Bittman from Gartner: A Rant – My Integrity as an Analyst Summary: Gartner analyst angry that he has to justify his integrity My view: Edelman trust barometer consistently shows that over the past few years analysts are the most trusted… Read More →