18 firms nominated for our Analyst Firm of the Year 2014 awards

The spreadsheets are closed, the judges are happy and the winners are being told. Next week this site will announce Influencer Relations’ Analyst Firm Awards for 2014 (AFOTY14). We’re narrowed down the shortlist to 18 firms which are in the top ten rankings for ten different categories. There’s a note about the awards here with more details.

Half of the firms are nominated in most of the ten categories; and several are only in a few, or even one. The awards recognise those analyst firms that deliver the most value, and I don’t think anyone will be surprised with the firm that will come first. The real battle is about where firms come in the different rankings.

Here are the firms that are in the running:-

451 Group
Aberdeen Group
Current Analysis
CXP Group
Digital Clarity Group
Everest Group
Forrester Research
Frost & Sullivan
Greyhound Research
HfS Research
Pierre Audoin Consultants

On Thursday December 11th I’ll host a webinar with one of the judges, Robin Schaffer, to talk over the results and what surprises they might contain. To register, email me.

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.

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