Why Read This
Analyst relations (AR) managers need to know how to prove the value of their AR programs. Unfortunately, many struggle because they didn't build plans to deliver business value, and they now rely on pure luck to find any. This needn't be. Based on our study of successful and unsuccessful AR programs, this report for Forrester's AR playbook introduces strategic AR planning with the Forrester industry analyst relations (FIAR) process to design and customize AR programs for the specific business needs of any company. AR managers must, and now can, deliver provable business value. This report was originally published on January 23, 2013. Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy, most recently in October 2014.