The rough cut: what is an analyst blog?

Barbaraanalysts, social media

What is a blog? How would you define an industry analyst blog? What separates blogs from the other online destinations and channels published by the ICT analyst community? Is a blog still a blog without an RSS feed? comments? Is an analyst blog tied to his or her expertise? Yesterday, I asked ten or so analysts and consultants in the … Read More

Inside-out: Industry Analysts on their Blogs

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Industry analysts, social media

Five industry analysts speak candidly about their blogs — past, present and future — in this supplement to Tekrati‚Äôs Special Report: The State of Analyst Weblogs. QUESTION: Why did you start your blog? Carl Howe, Blackfriars blog: We started our blog because we were commenting on interesting articles and data verbally with our clients, but had no venue to pass … Read More

Special Report: The State of Analyst Weblogs, Part 2

BarbaraAnalyst relations, analysts, Industry analysts, social media

As professional opinion leaders and market experts, industry analysts face three key challenges as bloggers: credibility, relevance and passion. Tekrati explores these challenges and how different analyst groups address them, as we continue this special report on industry analyst blogs. Related stories offer in-depth comments from selected analysts, and a reading list that links directly to analyst commentary on blogs … Read More