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Analyst Relations

Analyst Relations: Where to start if you’re a startup

If you’re a technology company, it’s hard to ignore industry analysts. Analysts watch the market, write about it, advise prospects on solutions to include in shortlists, and guide large companies as they evaluate technologies. Building relationships and visibility with analysts has additional challenges for startups, as they lack the AR budgets, headcount,  resources, turnover, and the namecheck recognition of larger,

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Analyst Relations Inquiry calls
Analyst Relations

Analyst Relations: Making the most of analyst inquiries

A meeting isn’t just a meeting in the AR world.  There are briefings, advisories, and inquiries – plus a whole slew of other meetings during the process behind competitive reports such as Forrester Waves and Gartner’s Magic Quadrants.   We’re going to be covering each of these meeting types, but today we’re covering inquires and how to make the most

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Sales methodology
Sales

Your B2B sales process and the need for a sales methodology

One of my favorite topics to speak and write about is the sales process (and why you need to audit it – here’s an article I wrote for Sales Hacker), and sales methodologies. First, let’s get clear on the difference between the sales process and a sales methodology.   The sales process is the flow and steps your ideal prospect would take

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analyst relations program
Analyst Relations

Get your Analyst Relations ducks in a row

If you’re a technology vendor that’s about to embark on, or plan to update, your Analyst Relations program, check out our free checklist to ensure you have your ducks in a row.    Here are some of the highlights: (Drop us an email us for the whole checklist)   An AR calendar. Analyst Relations can feel like a fire hose, with

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Analyst Relations
Analyst Relations

Lack of transparency is damaging your Analyst Relations program

Do you have an Analyst Relations program to engage with industry analysts? Industry analysts, such as Gartner, Forrester, 451 Research and dozens of other firms, are influencers that can’t be overlooked by B2B technology companies. They play a key role to help end users – who could be spending tens, thousands, or millions of dollars – to navigate complex solutions, evaluate

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Sales Methodology
Competitive Intelligence

Planning and reporting in Competitive Intelligence (CI)

Competitive Intelligence (CI) professionals need to make a lot of decisions: where to focus research, which competitors to analyze, the ways to effectively collect primary and secondary CI data, how to verify data sources, and the best method to share their findings and serve the business. The presentation of insights adds an extra layer of decisions with briefings, matrices, worksheets,

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