Guest Post: When Your Company Takes Out Your Favorite Analyst

It happens to the best of us. Your analyst relations program is humming along nicely – your analysts are behaving, your internal constituents under control – when one day, wham! You get a call from one of your SVPs sharing some exciting news! Joe Analyst, one of your company’s key advocates, has now joined your company. […]

Guest post: Karin Nauth Shelley on The Trusted Advisor

Forrester alumna Karin Nauth Shelley, who recently joined me here at Kea Company, has written this excellent review of The Trusted Advisor. I met the book a dozen years ago, in a master class John Brodeur taught for senior managers at Brodeur Worldwide, and join Karin in recommending it. The Trusted Advisor, by Maister, Green and Read more about Guest post: Karin Nauth Shelley on The Trusted Advisor[…]

AR Classics: Buyer beware on analyst advice

Admit it. You’re an advice junkie. Need proof? The industry analyst business rakes in more than $I billion annually, mostly from IS managers who seek advice on trends, vendors and products. Consultants take in even more for advice tailored to specific situation. If you spend that much on advice, you pay attention to it. Vendors Read more about AR Classics: Buyer beware on analyst advice[…]

Guest Post: Digital research shows AR’s tight connections

The Analyst Relations Forum on Twitter It is now relatively common that conversations happening at events can be captured on Social Networking Sites such as Twitter as well as physically in the room. What we want to demonstrate here is the potential of social media monitoring tools for analysing remote events. This post will showcase Read more about Guest Post: Digital research shows AR’s tight connections[…]

Guest post: Bram Weerts on the AVS

1100 people told Kea Company how they feel about the current playing field. Of course Kea would like to share these results with you. I know for a fact that no other firm has this in-depth, unbiased, information from users of vendors and buy-side in one document. In our “Research Report with in-depth analysis” we Read more about Guest post: Bram Weerts on the AVS[…]

Guest post: Constellation and Teamability

This site’s ongoing comment war about Constellation Research has spotlit the firm’s use of a psychometric tool. Mark Talaba is Executive Vice President at The Gabriel Institute, the creators of the Teamability tool, sent this comment to Duncan Chapple by email, and permission to publish it here. A friend forwarded ‘Debate:…Constellation?‘ to me, mainly because our product was Read more about Guest post: Constellation and Teamability[…]

Guest post: Hypatia’s tough love for AR pros

As we mentioned earlier this month, Leslie Ament has some blunt comments about what AR people need to know, both about analysts in general and about Hypatia Research Group specifically. Many thanks to her for the comment below. In the interest of transparency, here are our observations and suggestions: Most analyst relations professionals on the vendor-side do Read more about Guest post: Hypatia’s tough love for AR pros[…]

Guest post: Maximizing the AR Forum’s momentum and value

As part of the early stage preparation for the AR Forum 2014, Duncan and I reached out to a select group of renowned Analyst Relations professionals, to ask them to be part of the International Advisory Council (IAC) and to help Kea Company organise the annual Forum. On Wednesday, March 26th, we hosted the first Read more about Guest post: Maximizing the AR Forum’s momentum and value[…]

Guest post: does your company need a mobile website?

I was once at a party and watched a very smart interesting guy walk around the room trying to network with a wine stain on his shirt and a lot of sweat drenching his underarms. It wasn’t a big stain or a lot of sweat but you couldn’t miss it (although he was completely oblivious). Read more about Guest post: does your company need a mobile website?[…]

Guest post: Craft a Sustainable Career

At the AR Forum on October 3, BT’s Joanna Gluzman-Laukkanen will be speaking on career progress. To help set the scene, here is a guest post by EDHEC professor Monique Valcour. Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Year after year, you perform work that makes full use of your skills and challenges you to develop new Read more about Guest post: Craft a Sustainable Career[…]