Advanced AR techniques,Best practices

September 9, 2021

Four Key Steps To Successfully Manage A Complex AR Program

One of the recurring themes we hear from AR pros and novices alike is that there’s never enough time to do everything they’d like to do. In many cases, AR professionals have other job responsibilities ...

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June 10, 2021

Why Open Up To Analysts

Have you ever felt hesitant to share your organization’s challenges with an industry analyst? You’re not alone. At Spotlight, we see every day how being transparent with key analysts for your program can create an ...

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April 15, 2021

Identifying analysts based on your programs key objectives

At Spotlight, one of the many challenges we help AR professionals solve is prioritizing their organization’s key industry analysts. With hundreds of analysts, markets, firms, and evaluative research, it can be difficult to ensure you’re ...

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March 29, 2021

It’s Time To Upgrade Your Inquiry Approach. Here’s How.

Analysts are powerful tools that enable us to be more efficient when building our business. They can help streamline the prioritization of product features, and also ensure products and services get into the right hands ...

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AR Industry,Best practices

January 23, 2021

When Analysts Join Your Competition – Don’t Panic

Imagine this: One of your key analysts defects from the industry analyst ranks to take a new position with a vendor. But it’s not just any vendor – it’s one of your main competitors. Sound ...

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AR Industry,Best practices

January 5, 2021

Our Five Favorite Analyst Relations Resources From 2020

Happy New Year, AR pros! As we look forward to 2021, we couldn’t help but reflect on where we’ve been the past year. Please explore and enjoy our top analyst relations resources from 2020. A ...

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Advanced AR techniques,Best practices

December 10, 2020

10 Ways to Supercharge Your Analyst Briefings

In the world of analyst relations, one of our main responsibilities as AR professionals is to act as our company’s megaphone. We share imperative information with key industry analysts that range from upcoming product releases ...

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December 1, 2020

Planning for Success: 3 Key Logistics for a Virtual Event

As all organizations transitioned to virtual events this year, we were forced to quickly learn how to best streamline, operationalize and execute our online engagements. From internal meetings, virtual happy hours to large conferences, there ...

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November 12, 2020

Analysts’ Recommended Best Practices For Hosting A Virtual Event

With the world-wide pandemic, AR teams across the globe were required to shift already planned conferences and meetings to virtual-hosted engagement. To help our clients, Spotlight worked to gather feedback from 45 analysts across Gartner, ...

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Best practices,Insights-Driven AR

October 29, 2020

In The World Of Analyst Relations, Perception Is Reality

Getting executive buy-in for engagement and investment in the analyst channel is key to any program’s success. But what happens when your stakeholders devolve AR down to an argument of right vs. wrong? Whether it’s ...

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