Are you an Analyst Relations (AR) manager with a regional remit that includes Africa? Remain unconvinced of Gartner’s influence at a regional level and unclear how to drive sales effectiveness? Here are three points to consider when designing your influencer programme.
‘How many deals can you help us win?’
‘We have already invested in all the marquee analyst firms, when do we start seeing tangible returns?’
‘Can you ask which Fortune 500 firms are being advised?’
For this Influencer Insights Podcast by Kea Company we cover a number of interesting developments in the IT research industry such as analyst movement and the launch of a new research tool. It features interviews with Duncan Chapple, Tom Reuner (who moved from Ovum to HfS Research), and Peter ffoulkes of 451 Research. […]
Deloitte, NetApp and HCL are three of the firms that have been most successful at winning more share of voice in analyst research. More isn’t always better, but firms looking to push into the long tail have something to learn from those firms.
After a long day working on a marketing automation or data analytics project, a marketer might think she actually works in the company’s IT department. The line between CIOs and CMOs is blurring. Thus it is no surprise that marketers are increasingly coming into contact with IT analyst firms that technology professionals have worked with for years. […]
Christian Hampel, a researcher from the Psychologische Institut Mainz, and I have a totally new analyst relations strategy. Since February, we have been developing and testing some ideas from social psychology in conversations with industry analysts, AR people and a range of academic researchers.
Over the course of 2014 we hosted a series of webinars on the topic of Sales Enablement. In the video below, Robin Schaffer and Andrew Reed discuss how to get your Sales Enablement programme going, and share ‘war-stories’ from their own extensive experience.
As a research analyst covering digital technology, companies routinely (to the tune of up to a dozen per day) reach out to request briefings — even if that’s not the terminology they use. It might be an “informational meeting,” “our CEO would like to meet you,” or “an advance look at the new product-or-feature we’re launching.” […]
For this Influencer Insights Podcast we are excited to be joined by Patrick Corcoran, Director of Analyst and Advisor Relations at Luxoft. Patrick intensified their outreach to analysts, really reinvigorating the Analyst Relations practice at Luxoft. In this podcast we learn how Luxoft is taking on some of the biggest software outsourcing firms and how they have been leveraging Analyst Relations as a force multiplier for their success.
The technology services industry has evolved at such a frightful pace in recent months, I won’t be surprised that in some time it may be renamed as Digital Services industry doing completely away with the traditional era terms. In the immediate future, some of the older legacy phrases may just fade away too and if you happen to accidentally glance your archived notes and stumble on words like ERP, PCs, TCP – you may wonder just how we managed them all. […]