Blog courtesy of: Simon Levin (IIAR Board Member), Managing Director at The Skills Connection A client of mine was talking to a Gartner analyst recently and learned, to his delight, that the analyst had given a particular prospect a clear steer in his direction. “They’re a mid-sized company and they asked for my advice on… Read More →
Director of Product Marketing, Analyst Relations Box – Los Altos, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) Job Description At Box, we’re rethinking – and disrupting – the traditional enterprise software markets. Box is at the heart of major shifts in consumerization of IT, new worker expectations and having secure access to business content wherever they need it on… Read More →
Good news for IIAR members! They have been offered free access to the LiveStream of Constellation’s Connected Enterprise event 2012, being held in California, US from November 9 to 11. Here is the link to the schedule: http://connectedenterprise.ontrackevents.com/schedule.cfm (more…)
It is with infinite sadness that I’ve heard yesterday I not only lost a dear friend but the industry is also mourning a respected thinker, an always friendly smile, a witty and smart analyst, and more. We are all poorer without David. David, not to be confused with David Mitchell Smith who we hope is… Read More →
The IIAR is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year and Analyst Firm of the Year AND THE WINNERS ARE… (more…)
By: Duncan Chapple, Consultancy Director at Loudhouse This is an independent opinion piece submitted by an IIAR member and AR professional – it does not represent the official views of the IIAR. Analyst relations (AR) programs have a substantial opportunity for improvement. This month I’ve been reviewing ten years’ worth of data from the Analyst… Read More →
On Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October the IIAR will be holding a series of calls to announce the winners of this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year and IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2012. The calls will be led by IIAR Board member and APJ chapter lead – Dave Noble – who masterminded the new… Read More →
On Wednesday 7th November, 3:30pm CET, IIAR member Ludovic Leforestier (AR Director at Bearing Point, @bearingpointar, LinkedIn) will be hosting an IIAR AR Cafe. 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 is also… Read More →
On Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm ET, Stephen England – IIAR Board member and Director, KCG – will be hosting a reception event for IIAR members and prospects at Gartner Symposium, Orlando USA. This is a great chance to hear more about the IIAR and to compare notes ahead of the busy Symposium timetable. The… Read More →
On Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm PT, there will be an informal get together for AR professionals and analysts at the SeaStar Bellevue. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. This meeting provides a great opportunity to relax after a hard day’s work while utilising the time for some valuable networking…. Read More →
Where I’d like to leave you for now (and that’s a great start for the comment thread) is that it seems that at the large firms have lost some of thinking agility while growing up but they are still the influence kings when it comes to influencing deals. On the other side, there are lots… Read More →
I generally contend that AR programmes can have three levels of sophistication. Today I will look at the most basic (and ineffective) level and I’ll follow it up with a discussion of more advanced AR over the next couple of days.
There’s little doubt that online channels are important. I don’t believe that they are the whole story in measuring influence, but they are essential in reaching influencers.
Our next monthly discussion group teleconference is next Monday, February 22nd, on the topic of linking AR with sales. The call will be lead by Ed Gyurko, who is currently authoring a Best Practice white paper on this topic for the IIAR. Ed will be joined by Allen Valahu from Accenture. IIAR members who would… Read More →
Interesting comment from Carter in his post about Gartner’s earnings Gartner Q4 and full year 2009 earnings – implications for analyst relations and research clients » SageCircle Blog: AR teams should use Gartner’s growth in enterprise clients as an education tool with stakeholders and executive sponsors. Rather than experiencing shrinking influence in this recession, Gartner… Read More →
This second post on online influence looks at how one might measure influence using online metrics. Those do not measure whether a target community is influenced by online channels. So, if online metrics if they don’t, if they measure a vague notion of industry activity or sentiment, then do they really reflect the ecosystem of… Read More →
Gues post from John Simonds on his secret AR weapons: relationship, back channel, getting best spokesperson
In this post and in the comment, AR professionals and analysts will find useful tips and best practices on the Gartner Mqgic Quadrant (also applies to the Forrester Wave and IDC Insights Short Lists).
So, are analysts influencing via online channels? How is influence really conveyed by analysts to decision makers? Has it moved mainly to online or is it still by telephone enquiries and face-to-face advice?
Carol Rozwell from Gartner (blog, @CRozwell, bio) kindly allowed us to reproduce here her post on Vendors: suggestions to maximize briefing value. It neatly complement her peer Linda Rowan from IDC’s Briefing tips and best practices. Last week, I was treated to a number of interesting vendor briefings, the most engaging of which was… Read More →
The IIAR will be holding its next UK Forum on Thursday 29th September, 3:45 – 6:30pm followed by an informal networking dinner. Included in this session will be an analyst panel on social media and case study around AR with sales. (more…)
The third in our series of IIAR US virtual meetings will be taking place on Wednesday August 24th at 4-4:45pm PT / 7-7:45pm ET. It’s a chance to learn more about the Springboard acquisition by Forrester and their research coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. (more…)
Last week the IIAR hosted a discussion group in which members directly tackled issues relating to the industry affecting both analysts and analyst relations professionals. Led by Ed Gyurko, IIAR Board member, the conversation addressed how AR professionals can better communicate with analysts and get stronger internal buy-in. Duncan Chapple, MD (Lighthouse AR) told members,… Read More →
The IIAR’s developing discussion on the crisis in AR (reflected by analysts’ declining comfort in recommending solutions) took interesting turn recently. In the the institute’s second conference call on the topic, I was asked to spell out suggestions for how analysts can reverse the falling quality of information sharing by vendors, which is the root… Read More →
The IIAR and Symantec are pleased to host a virtual lunch (noon Pacific, but all are welcome of course) with Mike Harris, GVP at Gartner who oversees the Global Technology & Service Provider research group.
Jennifer Belissent, PhD. is a Senior Analyst at Forrester, serving the Vendor Strategy professional role within the Tech Industry Client Group. Having recently moved from the US Jennifer now lives in Les Houches, France, about an hour outside of Geneva, and regularly spends time at Forrester’s offices in Paris. Jennifer can be heard via her blog… Read More →
Last night IIAR members and analysts from across Europe came together at a networking event hosted in London. It proved incredibly popular with over 70 attendees from across 19 different analyst firms and 25 technology firms or AR agencies. The event was sponsored by AxiCom and we would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to… Read More →
A New Approach to Market Analysis for the Evolving Mobile Communications Industry An argument in favour of multi-disciplinary analysts By: Saverio Romeo, Frost The mobile communications industry has been infrastructure-centric for a long time. The core has been the network. The value added has been the services offered on this network. For many years, voice… Read More →
The IIAR will be hosting a summer party on Thursday 14th July, 5pm onwards in central London. While the weather is nice (kind of!) and before event season kicks in, we thought what better way to spend an evening, than chatting with industry peers over a cold drink. It’s a chance to catch up with… Read More →
Today we hear more from Forrester’s Vice President and Principal Analyst – Peter O’Neill. Peter is dedicated to technology marketing research helping companies find the right balance across headquarters and field marketing operations. Now based in Frankfurt, Germany, Peter advises vendors and users worldwide and can be heard via his blog or on twitter. What are your… Read More →
Aaron Yaverski, GVP High Tech Provider Product Management for Gartner, will be our guest speaker at the next IIAR Forum on January 31. Forums are open to IIAR members. For more information, please contact IIAR Secretary Hannah Kirkman.
At Thursday’s IIAR forum in London I presented results from a recent survey of vendor-side Analyst Relations managers. It asked how influential they rated certain analyst firms as being, and then whether they are rising of falling in influence. Credit for the survey belongs to Jonny Bentwood and the others on the IIAR’s survey working… Read More →