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    Why KCG’s analyst relations awards beat the IIAR’s

    Why KCG’s analyst relations awards beat the IIAR’s

    We used 18,777 data points from the Analyst Attitude Survey to compare the two leading awards for analyst relations teams. Although we found that KCG‘s awards are more useful than the IIAR‘s, both primarily reflect corporate performance rather than that of the AR teams. As a result, there’s very little that AR teams can do better or worse in these […]

    Netscout continues unwise Gartner suit

    Netscout continues unwise Gartner suit

    Netscout and Gartner have scheduled their trial for next July. The case stands little chance of improving Netscout’s value. It does, however, risk harming the reputation of both analyst firms and analyst relations professionals. Over the last weeks, pressure has mounted on Netscout’s lawyers. Netscout claims Gartner’s Magic Quadrant harmed its enterprise sales and that the truth of Gartner’s statements […]

    Is this how the Quadrant lost its Magic?

    Is this how the Quadrant lost its Magic?

    Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is the most influential non-financial business research document. In the late 1980s, it was a quick and dirty stalking horse to provoke discussions. Today it is an extensive and yet highly limited process, based on the quantification of opinions which are highly qualitative. The early evolution of the MQ tells us a lot about the challenge of industry […]

    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 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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