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    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    A funeral and celebration for David Bradshaw (shown left in this 2000 Ovum awayday photo, arm raised, with me and other colleagues) is to take place at West Norwood Crematorium, London SE27 at 2.45pm on Tuesday 23rd August and after at the Amba Hotel above London’s Charing Cross Station, on the Strand. David considered that that Ovum in that incarnation was […]

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw, one of the colleagues I worked with during my time as an analyst at Ovum, died on August 11. He led Cloud research in Europe for IDC, whose statement is below. David played a unique role at Ovum, bridging its telecoms and IT groups in the late 1990s by looking at computer-telecoms integration areas like CRM, which I […]

    AR managers are failing with consulting firms

    AR managers are failing with consulting firms

    Reflecting the paradoxical position of many clients, Kea’s Analyst Attitude Survey also goes to a wide range of consultants who play similar roles to analysts and are often employed by analyst firms. The responses to the current survey show that consultants are generally much less happy with their relationships with AR teams than analysts are. The paradox is that as […]

    Fersht: some IIAR award-winners “just tick the boxes”

    Fersht: some IIAR award-winners “just tick the boxes”

    Some of the firms mentioned by the IIAR’s analyst team awards fall short of excellence. That’s the verdict of several hundred analysts who took our Analyst Attitude Survey, and of the CEO of one of the top analyst firms. Phil Fersht left the comment below on our criticism of the IIAR awards. We thought we’d reprint it together with the […]

    Do the IIAR awards simply reward large firms?

    Do the IIAR awards simply reward large firms?

    The 2016 Institute for Industry Analyst Relations’ awards seem to be rewarding firms for the scale of their analyst relations, rather than their quality. In a blog post on July 6th, the IIAR awarded IBM the status of best analyst relations teams, with Cisco, Dell and HP as runners-up. Together with Microsoft, which outsources much of its analyst relations to […]

AR Job Openings – HP and McAfee

Hewlett-Packard

Director, U.S. Corporate Media Relations-358948 (click for more info and to apply)

  • Attract, grow, motivate and maintain talent; build a skilled PR/AR team
  • Improve PR/AR efficiencies through process, tools and collaboration
  • Create a world-class PR/AR cost structure, operations and execution quality
  • Prioritize, drive and evaluate key PR/AR strategies and programs in support of business objectives
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with media, analysts and industry leaders that are important to HP and the business

Primary Location – United States-California – Palo Alto

Job Number 358948

McAfee

Analyst Relations Director-867627 (click for more info and to apply)

The Analyst Relations Director is responsible for the entire global analyst relations function. The position is responsible for all outbound communication to the industry analyst community, inbound communication from the analyst community into McAfee and all internal communication to the company regarding industry analysts. The position must work closely with the product marketing and product management teams along with McAfee executive teams. This role will also be responsible for internal market intelligence and competitive reports based on analyst feedback and research. The ideal candidate will have security expertise and should be able to offer strategic council to the product teams on how to communicate better and get better placement on key reports.

Primary LocationUSA-CA-Santa Clara

Position Number 867627

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  1. […] ignore the ability of analysts to be objective (such as the alleged charges against Gartner or the open hiring of analyst relations professionals with the intent to “get better placement on key […]

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