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    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 opening – Microsoft Windows

Title – Director, Analyst Relations

  • Product: Windows
  • Job Code: 256562
  • Location: WA – Redmond
  • Travel Required:

This is a senior leadership role in our corporate PR team that will be directing and managing Analyst Relations (AR) agenda for the Windows Business Group. This is a role with growth potential that owns the overall AR strategy for Windows in the enterprise and with consumers, managing agency resources, developing and maintaining relationships with senior executives and product/marketing team stakeholders, budget, planning and execution. This is a strategic, high-profile role for Windows Business as we continue to drive our current versions of our software and services as well as preparing the market for future versions of Windows software and services. You will also have the opportunity to work with an incredibly talented, creative, hard working and fun group of people.

Responsibilities include:

• Developing the overall AR plan for Windows in the enterprise and for consumers, including current and future versions of our software and services to drive perception-changing coverage that helps the company achieve its business goals.

• Acting as a strategic communications resource to internal business and sales teams on Continue reading

People on the Move in Analyst Relations – Kent Cook to Microsoft

Kent Cook has joined Microsoft as Director, Corporate Analyst Relations. Formerly Kent was an AR manager with Dell and Intel.

Please join us in congratulating Kent and wishing him great success in his new position.
 

 

 

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Microsoft job opening – Director, Corporate Analyst Relations

Location: Redmond, WA

Apply online at Monster.com

The successful candidate will be responsible for defining and managing the successful delivery of key company-wide initiatives. Responsibilities will include:

  • Driving AR strategy for key corporate initiatives(s)
  • Maximizing Microsoft’s leverage of Continue reading