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    Webinar: Survey shows new risks for analyst relations

    Webinar: Survey shows new risks for analyst relations

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    Vendors’ five key thoughts about analyst firms

    Vendors’ five key thoughts about analyst firms

    Five things stand out from vendors’ responses to a survey we conducted after our Analyst Relations roundtable at the English Speaking Union. Analysts (including analysts who call themselves consultants or advisors) are often thought to have bias, especially if most of their revenue comes from vendors. Sometimes the effort put into staying informed makes analysts seem very process-driven but less […]

    Join us for the Forum in San José on November 17

    Join us for the Forum in San José on November 17

    Should someone you know be at the year’s most important discussion on analyst relations? We’ll be at the free ARchitect User Forum 2016 in San José, CA, on November 17. Professionals from industry leaders will introduce the sessions: Lopez Research, Digital transformation; IBM, AR in large organizations; Cognizant, Managing analyst events;  Capgemini, AR knowledge management; Wipro, Intelligence-driven relationships; and ARinsights, AR […]

    Take the 2016/17 Analyst Value Survey

    Take the 2016/17 Analyst Value Survey

    The Analyst Value Survey is open! Each year several hundred users of analyst research tell us which analyst firms they use, and which are most valuable. In exchange, they get access to our results webinar, where they discover which firms are delivering the most value in key market segments. You can take part too. Go to AnalystValueSurvey.com and click on […]

    Guess Who’s Looking for Top Talent in Analyst Relations?

    Guess Who’s Looking for Top Talent in Analyst Relations?

    Looking for a new direction in your Analyst Relations career? October is a time when new opportunities pop up in the field. From IBM to Google, we gathered the top US Analyst Relations firms with vacancies needing to be filled. If you’d like to learn more about the opportunity and to schedule an interview, contact these firms directly. However, if […]

Gartner Quarterly AR Call Schedule

logo-gartner.gifFor several years now, Gartner Vendor Relations has held quarterly teleconferences for the analyst relations (AR) community. There is a discussion about a topic (e.g., in December it was about the policy change on surveying analysts) and Q&A on any issue. Sometimes the calls are pretty low key and other times it can get quite heated depending on the questions being asked. Kudos to Gartner for setting up the calls and being open to potshots in a public forum.

For 2008, Gartner is adding two times for each quarterly call to make it convenient for folks in different times zone. As always, replays are available.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm US Eastern Time (8:30 am to 9:30 am PT)

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm US Eastern Time (4 pm to 5 pm PT)

  1. March 12, Wednesday
  2. June 18, Wednesday
  3. September 9, Tuesday
  4. December 10, Wednesday

Register for updates at www.gartnerinfo.com/arnewsletter/

Bottom Line: What makes these calls valuable is the active participation of AR professionals to provide the Gartnerians with feedback about the policy and methodology agenda items as well as raising critical issues. It is highly recommended that you add the calls to the calendar and come prepare with questions and comments.

Tip o’ the hat to Barbara at Tekrati for the news about the 2008 schedule.

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