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Blaze A New Path To Successful AR

Road Map: The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook

August 3, 2017

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This is the Road Map report in The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook For 2018.

Why Read This Report

It's one thing to know how to plan an analyst relations (AR) program in theory, but it's another to do so in an unfamiliar company with unfamiliar colleagues, all of whom may have different expectations of what AR is for and what you should do. But this is the challenge you face when you join a company to create or rejuvenate AR. Read this report to see what road maps strong AR managers followed during their first months, what challenges they faced, and how they turned obstacles into quick hits that stamped the new managers' marks on the programs they owned. This is an update of a previously published report. Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • Newly Installed AR Managers Face A Steep Learning Curve
  • Learn From Thoughtful AR Managers
  • Phase 1: Recruitment — Initiate The Road Map With Interviews
  • Phase 2: Discovery — Uncover AR's Potential
  • Phase 3: The AR Plan — Secure Agreement
  • Phase 4: Quick Hits — Raise Profile Via Early, Highly Visible Execution
  • Pitfalls That New Arrivals Encountered
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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