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IIAR> Webinar on recent IDC/ Metri and Blackstone/ IDG acquisitions with IDC’s President Crawford Del Prete and CRO, Meredith Whalen

IDC parent changes owner Blackstone, the famous investment fund, has announced today it is acquiring IDG, the parent company of IDC from the current China Oceanwide. It is thus still privately owned but now by a US company. IDC is about a quarter of IDG’s group but it is likely to be one of the …

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IIAR> Monthly Meet-up June 21

How does AR supports returning to the workplace? Join us on Thursday 03 June 2021 for our monthly IIAR> virtual meet-up to discuss the topic of how AR can support the return to the workplace. Chosen by our members please bring your ideas and questions to this session with fellow AR pros to discuss approaches to how …

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[GUEST POST] Teresa Cottam on the ethics of image rights

As an analyst in the famously sedate space of telecoms software, I’ve spent my career writing about customer experience, billing systems, call centres, monetisation strategies and customer onboarding (among other things). And since I can remember when MWC was not called MWC and was not in Barcelona, you can assume I’ve been around my industry …

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Crystal Golightly joins the IIAR> Board

London, 1st April 2021 (not an April fool). IIAR> Members have elected a new board member for the Membership and Operations role. The IIAR> Board is pleased to welcome Crystal Golightly (@crysgolightly, LinkedIn) as a voluntary board member to this key position, looking after nurturing and growing our membership. In her day job, Crystal is …

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IIAR> Monthly meet up May 2021

Join us on Thursday 06 May 2021 for our monthly IIAR> virtual meet-up to discuss best practices for activating marketing plans after successful research placement. Bring your ideas and questions to this session with fellow AR pros to discuss approaches to maximising your hard won placement in analyst research. Maximising marketing value from analyst evaluations We will be …

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The IIAR> AR Professionals & AR Agency of the Year 2020

The IIAR> is committed to recognizing the achievements of AR professionals who go above and beyond in their careers and to promote industry best practices. The IIAR> Analyst Relations Awards 2020: AR Professional, AR Teams, and AR Agencies are one of the longest-running awards run by an independent industry body for AR professionals. The IIAR> …

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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.

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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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 …

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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 …

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Anja Steinmann / IIAR UK Chapter Co-Lead

Introducing our new UK Chapter Co-lead: Anja Steinmann

I am extremely pleased to announce Anja Steinmann (LinkedIn, @AnjaSteinmann) as the new IIAR UK Chapter Co-lead. Anja is currently part of the Global Analyst & Consultant Relations team at BT and a seasoned AR pro, with a breadth of experience working in-house and as a freelancer in AR, media relations and marketing.  Besides having worked in …

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IIAR> Best practice Paper – Future Shock: The Coming State of Analyst Relations

The IIAR> has released a new IIAR> Best Practice Paper on The Future of AR (link to PDF for IIAR> members) by Gerry Van Zandt (LinkedIn, @gerryvz) / Oracle AR Director and Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic, LinkedIn) / Criteo Global Influencer Relations Director. This new and long-awaited white paper that provides fresh insights and information into how the field of Analyst Relations …

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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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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.