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The IIAR> Industry Analysts and Analyst Relations of the Year Awards 2021 Unleashed!

The IIAR> recognises top industry analysts and influencer relations professionals at a global virtual celebration; winners are IDC, Christine Keck/ Ciena, and the IBM AR team  London, Thursday 2nd December 2021.  The Institute of Influencer and Analyst Relations (IIAR>), a not-for-profit member influencer relations association announced the winners of Analyst and Firm of the Year …

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[GUEST POST] Ode to the Solo Practitioners and Boutique Analyst Firms

I recently caught up with an old friend who has been a solo practitioner analyst for decades. He was venting as only an analyst can about how too many analyst relations programs only deign to work with large traditional firms such as Gartner, IDC, etc. Boutique analyst firms and solo practitioners are frequently shunned by …

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Special year, special awards: The IIAR> Announces Industry Analysts and Analyst Relations of the Year Awards 2020

The IIAR> recognise top industry analysts and influencer relations professionals at a global virtual celebration; winners are IDC, Peggy O’Neill / Informatica, and the Oracle AR team  London, Friday 18th December 2020.  The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR>), a not-for-profit member influencer relations association announced the winners of Analyst and Firm of the Year …

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IIAR> Discussion Group: approaching research contracts negotiations in a pandemic

The Covid_19 and economic impact of lockdown is making 2020 truly unique, squeezing budgets for all companies. Most technology vendors hold contracts with the likes of Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Omdia, 451 and others ; and renewals for 2021 are predictably going to be tense.

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IIAR> Webinar: Peer Insights Updates

Gartner Peer Insights has recently made changes. Hear from Shannon Wedding (LinkedIn, @shannon_wedding) and Anatoli Olkhovets (LinkedIn, @anatoli_o) on what AR pros need to know about what’s new with Peer Insights. This webinar will be hosted by Andrew Hsu (@andrew0hsu, LinkedIn) / IIAR> Board Member for Events and Simon Jones (@SimonDestrier, LinkedIn) / IIAR> Board Member for Membership. Join …

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IIAR> Forum: Have your say on Gartner’s Initiatives for AR pros

Hard on the heels of Gartner’s presentation to IIAR> members on its new initiatives for AR professionals, we’re opening up the conversation to our member in an open forum session. Join us for a no holds barred debrief – to be held under the Chatham House Rule – where we’ll drill into the thought-provoking insights …

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IIAR> Webinar: Gartner’s Initiatives for Analyst Relations Professionals

As many have heard, Gartner has recently established an AR advisory team, similar to Forrester’s AR Council. They’ve also launched a new product specifically for AR professionals that we know many members have questions about. The IIAR is excited to invite Lindsay McKinney (LinkedIn, @lindsaymccune) / Sr. Director Analyst and Matt Goldman (LinkedIn) / Managing …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 to, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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[GUEST POST] How Analyst Relations Impacts Strategy 

Analyst relations seems straightforward enough – as a tech vendor, you relate key milestones and elements of strategy to those industry analysts who you think will have the greatest reach to your target market. Right? In my opinion though, the best analyst relations professionals also flip that model. With just as much vigour and interest, …

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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 …

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