Awards are for the past. Let’s look forward

On June 30th, I saw a surprising press release explaining that “Lighthouse Analyst Relations has been selected for the 2013 Virginia Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute”. Why Virginia? Well, the ‘Old Dominion’ was home to the US headquarters of Lighthouse (which became part of Kea Company a year ago).

The other three winners announced are: IACSP, the oldest organization in the United States that has been focusing on terrorism and counterterrorism; Innovate!, a management consulting and transformation consulting services firm; and OptfinITy, the home of the SolutionCare IT support solution. All four firms are several years old and have built a nation-wide, or even international, client base.

It’s certainly not a major award, but its the only one we’re aware of any analyst relations firm winning. Even so, as Garth Brooks says: “Any award you get is usually for something you’ve done in the past. And I like to keep looking forward.”

Duncan Chapple

Duncan Chapple is the preeminent consultant on optimising international analyst relations and the value created by analyst firms. As SageCircle research director, Chapple directs programs that assess and increase the business value of relationships with industry analysts and sourcing advisors.