What research users can learn from analysts’ use of competitors’ analysis

For the first time, Kea Company is making reports from our Leaders Service generally available. The first discusses what research users can learn from analysts’ use of competitors’ analysis Although our Analyst Value Survey reports and Firm Awards exclude many analysts’ responses, this supplementary analysis suggests that many analysts are regular uses of research produced by Read more about What research users can learn from analysts’ use of competitors’ analysis[…]

SageCircle’s most-read articles in 2017

The enduring value of the SageCircle approach to analyst relations is reflected by the surprisingly healthy traffic visiting the SageCircle blog. Since SageCircle was bought by Kea in 2014, our blogging platform has been influencerrelations.com. Even so, in 2017 several thousand visits came to the most-read posts listed below. NCVI are the four most important letters Read more about SageCircle’s most-read articles in 2017[…]

CXP catches up with Ovum in 2017 Telecoms & Networking Analyst Firm Awards

The final category in the 2017 Analyst Firm Awards is for telecommunications and networking. The massive changes in those industries mean that very different analyst firms are emerging, partly because the interests of telecommunications professionals are expanding, and business executives are confirming themselves with telecoms issues more and more. Our telecoms and networking awards reflect Read more about CXP catches up with Ovum in 2017 Telecoms & Networking Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Confessions of an analyst relations consultant

Mark Reed-Edwards found the perfect timing, right after ARInsights‘ forum in Boston, to ask me about the misunderstandings and options within analyst relations. In the first of two ‘Confessions of a Marketer‘ podcasts with Mark, I explain the roots of the pay to play myth: that all analysts will say better things about you if Read more about Confessions of an analyst relations consultant[…]
Frank Gens (IDC) and JP Carter (Forrester) collect Analyst Firm Awards from Duncan Chapple

Forrester & IDC equal Gartner: 2017 Enterprise Applications Analyst Firm Awards

Enterprise Applications are among the technologies where analysts are under the most pressure to provide joined-up thinking. According to the 2017 Analyst Value Survey, it’s one of just three coverage areas where Forrester and IDC together produce more analyst value than Gartner (the others are Marketing and Outsourcing & Automation). In total, those three firms Read more about Forrester & IDC equal Gartner: 2017 Enterprise Applications Analyst Firm Awards[…]

How to Think Like an Analyst: Boston dinner with Josh Bernoff on November 15

Josh Bernoff will speak at a dinner organized for analysts and Analyst Relations professionals in Boston, at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15th. The event is timed for analyst relations managers attending the ARInsights forum. Colleagues from several analyst firms will also attend, including 451 Research, Amalgam Insights and Deep Analysis, as will friends from Spotlight AR. Read more about How to Think Like an Analyst: Boston dinner with Josh Bernoff on November 15[…]

Spokespeople lose analysts’ trust if they cannot discuss business models

Over the last few weeks, my colleagues and I have been interviewing industry analysts about business models. After reviewing the results from the summer Analyst Attitude Survey, we found that business models are about 25% more relevant to analysts than to the spokespeople that vendors delegate to meet them. My colleague Esther Boyer developed a Read more about Spokespeople lose analysts’ trust if they cannot discuss business models[…]

Vendors wanted analysts’ attention: You won’t believe what they did at the airport!

Industry analysts could help their users to make better choices if they had diverse research lenses, for example looking more deeply into fundamental research, vertical markets, new business models, hidden champions, new categories and local markets. Non only do many analyst firms have convergent information collection methods, but they also have similar ways of analyzing and Read more about Vendors wanted analysts’ attention: You won’t believe what they did at the airport![…]

CXP Group & KPMG advance in 2017 Security & Risk Analyst Firm Awards

Security and risk are critical areas for the users of analyst firms, and it’s no surprise that its major analyst firms rather than niche specialists who pick up the Security & Risk Analyst Firm Awards for 2017. Gartner has a clear leadership position, aided by its ability to link security issues to the way that Read more about CXP Group & KPMG advance in 2017 Security & Risk Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Why don’t AR spokespeople discuss business models?

One of the biggest surprises from the Analyst Attitude Survey, which produces the data for our KeaCircle awards, is that many AR spokespeople are missing out on a surprising element of pitching to analysts: mentioning business models. Indeed, analysts’ responses to the summer 2017 AAS tell us that a firm’s business model is a more important part Read more about Why don’t AR spokespeople discuss business models?[…]