At the AR Forum on October 3rd I presented the summary results from the most recent Analyst Value Survey. It’s the only longitudinal survey about analyst influence, and both the results and the reaction to them are fascinating. Last year’s survey provoked a long discussion (indeed, one that continues), especially about this chart on analysts’ media influence. This years data are even more interesting, since we had twice as many respondents.
For me, one of the most interesting questions asks respondents which firms have risen in influence. Last year’s answers were Gartner, Forrester, HfS and Pierre Audoin Consultants. PAC remains in the top ten, but this year’s survey shows NelsonHall in the top group.