Update 7/30/09 click here for an analysis of the Forrester earnings call.
This earnings call should be interesting in the wake of yet more analyst firm layoffs (see TowerGroup is rightsizing for a changed landscape and Listing of analyst firms who have laid off analysts in 2009).
Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) earnings call is 11:00 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, July 30, 2009 . The earnings call is a webcast that you can find on Forrester’s investor relations webpage. This call is coming the week before Gartner’s earnings call.
SageCircle doesn’t listen to the Gartner and Forrester earnings calls with the same mindset as a financial analyst. What we listen for are clues to how the two publicly traded analyst firms are evolving their business models and research methodologies that might impact their clients, end user or vendor, especially when it comes to contract negotiations. I also listen to gather intelligence about their end-user client bases, which provides input into determining how their influence might be changing, which can be very useful for analyst relations teams. We will publishing summaries and analysis after each call is completed.