Getting started with Analyst Relations: In-house or external AR agency?

Getting started with analyst relations can prove to be quite a challenge if a company does not have any previous experience in dealing with analyst companies. At this point it is time to consider the alternatives of in-house analyst relations and/or utilizing an external analyst relations agency. Continue reading Getting started with Analyst Relations: In-house or external AR agency?

A wake-up call for technology vendors: Don’t wait for the aliens to land!

When asked about analysts and analyst relations the reaction of technology vendors seems to be divided into two main groups. Those that believe that analyst relations is something a vendor is supposed to work on and those that believe that analysts are an external force – some kind of godlike alien species – that works in a complete vacuum and that will sometime in the future knock on their door to take them to a better planet (or alternatively blast them to hell by putting them in the bottom left corner of a market study). Continue reading A wake-up call for technology vendors: Don’t wait for the aliens to land!

Key benefits of influencer marketing – it’s not (only) about numbers

What is differentiating influencer marketing from the more conventional forms of marketing? Of course there are some things that influencer marketing has in common with traditional push marketing: It will help your company establish brand awareness and drive sales by generating contact points for your brand name and your products with the target audience.  Continue reading Key benefits of influencer marketing – it’s not (only) about numbers