AR Classics: Get Ahead of Analysts: The Murphy Approach

For several years in the 1990s I shared a household with an old golden retriever named Murphy. Murphy had ESP. He’d know exactly where one of us would want to

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Back online: AR guide published by CFA Institute

The CFA Institute is best known worldwide for its rigorous chartered financial analyst (CFA) curriculum and examination program. It’s an interesting expression of the lack of openly-accepted best-practice guidance for

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Yarmis, Loudermilk & Myers host AR Forum webinar on leveraging Social AR

In 2013 the Analyst Relations Forum started drilling down on social AR. We’re delighted that Stephen Loudermilk and Michael Myers agreed to join Jonathan Yarmis and me in our webinar

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Not Guilty: Our surveys suggest HFS is wrong to roast independents

A recent post on the HFS Research blog focusses on some independent analysts as “pay to play”.  It’s a useful post, but that key point doesn’t fit with our annual

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Can analysts fool all the people, all the time?

Teresa Cottom, my former Ovum colleague who is now Founder & Chief Strategist at Telesperience, had made some very useful criticism and comment (here, and well worth a read) about

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Building the AR community in Germany

It was my pleasure to be part of organising the IIAR webinar on February 17th which announced the launch of the IIAR’s German chapter. As someone who has studied and

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Is there a pay to play problem in the analyst industry?

In the Analyst Value Survey every year, we ask participants which firms in the analyst industry are most, or least, independent. Rather unsurprisingly the biggest firms get the most votes

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Video: French, Chapple & Valuch discuss Social AR

One of the most-requested topics at the Analyst Relations Forum last year was how to combine Social Media and Analyst Relations. At the AR Leaders’ Forum the following day, we

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