The Top Ten Analyst Firms For Business Growth

One of the most interesting discoveries of the Analyst Value Survey was that some demand-side firms have a very different idea from supply-side firms about which analyst firms are driving business growth. We asked users of analyst services to name the five firms that most drove business growth, Generally there was agreement about the top ten. […]

Announcing The Ten Top Telecoms Analyst Firms

Over 200 telecoms and networking professionals told the Analyst Value Survey that Gartner, IDC and Forrester were the three most valuable analyst firms. That’s a great result for IDC, but the real surprise is the strong performance of services firms in the telecoms top ten of our analyst firm awards, and the fall of telecoms specialists like Ovum and the 451 team that was previously Yankee Group. […]

Analyst Firm of the Year Award 2014 - Top 10 Software

Gartner, Forrester & DCG lead 2014’s top enterprise software analyst firms

This 2014 award for enterprise software has been superceded by the 2018 Enterprise Analyst Firm Award. AR people in the enterprise software industry need to pay much more attention to the growing influence of services analysts and freemium firms on their market. Digital Clarity Group just pipped HfS Research for third place in Influencer Relations’ Analyst Read more about Gartner, Forrester & DCG lead 2014’s top enterprise software analyst firms[…]

Gartner, Forrester, HfS & DCG led American analyst value in 2014

This award has been superceded by the 2018 Americas Analyst Firm Awards. Hundreds of professionals across the Americas voted Gartner, Forrester Research, HfS Research and Digital Capital Group into the top slots in Influencer Relations’ Analyst Firm Awards for 2014. Ten firms won our Americas AFOTY14 award. Gartner was the obvious number one on every Read more about Gartner, Forrester, HfS & DCG led American analyst value in 2014[…]

How can analysts and research directors work well together?

Yesterday Professor Susan E. Murphy, an internationally-respected leadership expert at Edinburgh University, gave a talk about how researchers are grown. The balance between finding mentors and working with supervisors is a key challenge for researchers of all fields, from industry specialists like analysts, through think tank members and on to hard-core academics. Few analysts have the time to Read more about How can analysts and research directors work well together?[…]

AR Classics: How analysts influence the Buyer Decision Process

Symantec’s EMEA comms leader Caroline Dennington and recent Gartner alum Samyr Jriri gave an impressive presentation today about analysts’ impact on sales. Context is key: analysts are increasingly stretched, something reflected by the increasing frequency with which some firms are taking complaints to Gartner’s Ombudsman, and making similar appeals at other firms. Dennington, who previously Read more about AR Classics: How analysts influence the Buyer Decision Process[…]

27 things no-one tells new researchers

What are some of the things that the best researchers learn, yet some professionals never find out? What do new business researchers need to know about doing an analysis? There’s more guidance on ethical questions and commercial relationships at some research firms than on doing the research itself. Here are 20 of suggestions, which I noted down Read more about 27 things no-one tells new researchers[…]

Most comments ever: The irresistible rise of Constellation Research?

One of several striking common factors, when we see the rise of newer analyst firms, is the way they are bringing together analysts to explore new value propositions. Great insights and good analysts are not enough to build momentum. A great example of that seems to be Constellation, a firm that’s passionate about disruptive technology with a Read more about Most comments ever: The irresistible rise of Constellation Research?[…]

Now online: full results of the Analyst Value Survey

At the AR Forum two weeks ago there was huge interest in the highlights of Analyst Value Survey, which we presented there. Since then over 1,700 people have worked through the slidecast with the highlights. Now we’re put the full results online at https://bitly.com/AnalystValue2013 (and, depending on your browser, you might see them embedded below). Read more about Now online: full results of the Analyst Value Survey[…]

Chart based on the data of our Analyst Value Survey

Take the 2013 Analyst Value Survey and get the results

As readers of this blog will know, the Analyst Value Survey is the only public survey into how people value different analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester. I’ve been running it since 2001, and around 3,000 professionals read the results of the 2012 survey. You can see a summary at influencerrelations.com/1886 . I’ll present the 2013 results for Read more about Take the 2013 Analyst Value Survey and get the results[…]

The most read articles in 2012

2012 was a fascinating year for this website. By producing fewer articles and spending more time producing topic guides, the number of visits to the site increased 53%. The most read articles on the site this year were: * Influencer relations needs action research to look beyond the left-overs * Which analyst firms really drive Read more about The most read articles in 2012[…]