Torsten Sewing: Targeting the right analysts

Before you put your Analyst Relations program into practice, you will need to define your goal and start targeting your resources, both within the communications department and in the rest of the business. AR is a long-term commitment of communications resources. Furthermore, the communication needed is entirely different from PR. Understanding analysts does not only Read more about Torsten Sewing: Targeting the right analysts[…]

Torsten Sewing: The case for AR has to be tactical

Torsten Sewing, who led Lighthouse Analyst Relations’ work in mainland Europe for eight years, shared these thoughts with us.   The Institute for Industry Analyst Relations white paper on “Making the case for Analyst Relations” is one in the series of guides written for IIAR members. Many of its members are in large companies where Read more about Torsten Sewing: The case for AR has to be tactical[…]
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Gartner Cool Vendor 2018 release: Things are changing…

For start-ups, being nominated by Gartner as a Cool Vendor can be advantageous and appealing, which could make them stand out from the crowd and get valuable references or valued customers. Since Gartner began the Cool Vendors report in 2004, over 3,100 Cool Vendors have been recognised. Daryl C. Plummer, VP and chief Gartner Fellow just Read more about Gartner Cool Vendor 2018 release: Things are changing…[…]
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AR Classics: Identifying and Measuring Impact and Influence

How can analysts in non-traditional, freemium, analyst firms prove their value, and how should analyst relations professionals respond to their growing impact? Until analysts start to track their impact in the fullest way, they will always be underestimated by suppliers in the high technology and telecommunications industries. Back in 2015, when this was posted, Edelman’s Read more about AR Classics: Identifying and Measuring Impact and Influence[…]
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AR Classics: Why corporations pay technology analysts $15 billion a year

Corporations pay technology analysts $15 billion a year for unbiased technology research. But many common analyst practices look suspiciously like conflicts of interest. By Christopher Koch For many business executives, technology analysts are the consiglieres of the Fortune 1000. These trusted advisers seem like the voices of objectivity, offering unbiased wisdom about the endless outpouring Read more about AR Classics: Why corporations pay technology analysts $15 billion a year[…]
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Darwin’s Buyers’ Guide: Get the most from analyst services

Get the most from the analyst services you buy by following these tips Discover the specialty. | Most of the analyst companies have a dizzyingly comprehensive list of services, but they all have individual strengths and weaknesses. Check out the history of the company and find out what it did when it started. Chances are, Read more about Darwin’s Buyers’ Guide: Get the most from analyst services[…]

AR Classics: Ed Gyurko on How to Impress Industry Analysts (2001)

When Ed Gyurko first approached industry analysts as a marketer for the technology company he then worked for, he did it all wrong. He says, “I mistakenly thought that that industry analyst relations were just like media relations. I thought, ‘Well, ok I’ll make a few calls.’” Although you need to handle them very differently, Read more about AR Classics: Ed Gyurko on How to Impress Industry Analysts (2001)[…]

AR Classics: Melissa Ruby’s analyst relations myths

Seattle’s Melissa Ruby wrote this for the Washington Institute of Technology magazine almost ten years ago. Then analyst relations manager for Intermec, the Honeywell business, Mel’s prior background at Edelman brought a strategic messaging approach to her AR work. Since then she’s deepened her reputation in the AR community as someone with a strong focus on demand Read more about AR Classics: Melissa Ruby’s analyst relations myths[…]
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AR Classics: Paul Allen on EMEA analysts’ perspective

In Q1 and Q2 2005, Paul Allen conducted research with 50 EMEA analysts across the leading analyst houses into exactly what they thought of both technology vendors and PR/AR agencies. Back then Paul and I were working from the Lighthouse & Rainier office in Palladium House. Paul found that agencies have much to learn about delivering analyst relations Read more about AR Classics: Paul Allen on EMEA analysts’ perspective[…]