Self-serve buyers increasingly demand transparency Today’s enterprise technology buyers demand more transparency than ever. This is confirmed by buyers’ three favorite resources as listed in the 2022 B2B Buying Disconnect report from enterprise review site TrustRadius. The latest research – published today – highlights a shift in buyers' top five most-consulted resources during a vendor evaluation process. This is the first major change since the annually updated report [...]
Gartner adds communities to GPI Gartner has given its Peer Insights homepage a new address and a fresh new look as it starts to integrate a peer reviews community, based on its mid-2021 acquisition of member knowledge community site Pulse Q&A. The official narrative: “Gartner acquired Pulse to create an enhanced community experience and empower business and technology leaders to make peer-led decisions, beyond technology purchasing. “Pulse brings [...]
New for 2022 - Destrier’s Enterprise Peer Reviews Insider podcast Destrier today introduces the Enterprise Peer Reviews Insider podcast series - another first as we continue to innovate in enabling technology vendors to perform at their best in this fast-growing area. Consumer reviews sites like Yelp, Trip Advisor and Google have been established for a while, but on the B2B side, there’s been a slower start. That’s changing [...]
Vendors are weaponizing enterprise peer review data – against analysts Two years ago, Destrier’s Playbook highlighted how vendors were ‘weaponizing’ enterprise peer reviews – for example, to counter a low position in a Magic Quadrant or to highlight their strengths and exploit competitor weaknesses. Now a new use case is emerging – vendors using Gartner Peer Insights data to put pressure on Gartner’s analysts, especially in the always [...]
Be careful what you wish for when asking customers for reviews Gartner Peer Insights is driving technology vendors to solicit reviews from enterprise customers - whether or not they want them. The Managed Workplace Services category is an excellent case study, underlining why vendors need to focus on seeding positive reviews. Following a torrid couple of years, customers are currently scoring DXC Technologies below the category average in [...]
Here's why your first 100 enterprise peer reviews are so critical There’s been a surge in the success of enterprise peer review sites like Gartner Peer Insights, G2 and TrustRadius. Gartner is close to 400,000 enterprise reviews, TrustRadius has 286,000 and G2 is well on its way to the two-millionth review overall, although not all are around enterprise products, services and solutions. But the success of these platforms [...]
Lagging in peer reviews? You might have an advantage after all. Gartner Magic Quadrant season is in full swing. And many vendors are staring up at the mountains of competitors' review scores on Gartner Peer Insights (GPI), wondering, "how can we climb that high in such a short time?" With enterprise peer reviews now firmly established, vendors are fully aware of the challenge of generating reviews. But many [...]
Gartner tunes up Peer Insights methodology, claims growing vendor interest In a regular methodology update, Gartner Peer Insights chief Anatoli Olkhovets outlined growing vendor engagement and outlined the latest tweaks to its methodology. Changes are relatively minor but place more of an obligation on vendors to keep on sourcing new reviews – or persuade existing reviewers to update older input. In line with emerging industry standards, as noted [...]
Are you in the top right quadrant? We’re seeking a talented Mid-/Senior-level AR professional Do you have what it takes to "move the dot"? We’re looking for a mid-/senior-level Analyst Relations professional to join our award-winning team, to work with global players in the technology services arena. For the right person, the role can be either part- or full-time. For the last three years, industry analysts have voted [...]
This is what enterprise peer review success looks like By Simon Jones at Destrier When we start implementing enterprise peer review programs for clients, we're often challenged by skeptical executives, who ask: Show me what success looks like. This is driven by a degree of doubt that the vendor "can ever catch up" with the leaders on an enterprise peer review site like G2 or Gartner Peer Insights, [...]
Destrier does it again! Reconfirmed as leading boutique analyst relations agency, worldwide - as voted by industry analysts Destrier also confirmed as highest-ranked Analyst Relations agency in Europe Third successive year of top ranking for Destrier By Simon Jones, Managing Partner at Destrier Industry analysts have ranked Destrier among the best AR agencies in the world in the annual IIAR awards. It’s a thrill that Destrier AR [...]
Analyst firm Omdia taps into user review data from TrustRadius Analyst firm Omdia is integrating user review data from TrustRadius in its newly launched flagship Universe series of reports. It’s a crucial part of what Omdia calls “connecting the dots across the entire technology value chain”. Universe is Omdia’s new Vendor Selection methodology. The firm says it is “designed to robustly and holistically assess key vendors in growing [...]
It’s been a debate that has rumbled on for several years now: Should Analyst Relations professionals be managing their firm’s peer reviews?
Introducing the Destrier Maturity Model for Enterprise Peer Reviews. For vendors looking to take their enterprise peer reviews program to the next level, this model is the new north star.
After spending millions on gift cards as rewards for people leaving reviews on Peer Insights, Gartner is opening up the program to allow vendor-funded incentives. The “Technology Provider Funded Gift Cards Program” is coming soon - probably launching along with the new Peer Insights methodology in early August.
Is the press release still relevant? The answer is: It depends. This isn’t a cop-out answer, but a reflection of how the communications business is changing. As that happens, so the humble press release is also evolving.
Its death was inevitable, and had been predicted by many, for years. But in the end, the tech trade show monster CeBIT just had to die. CeBIT peaked in the years 2000 and 2001. It pulled in some 830,000 visitors in 2001 – but then the dotcom bubble burst. 2002 was a depressing affair, with an air of desperation, despite a still-huge number of visitors: around 700,000. By comparison, [...]
Too many companies are still missing a trick or two when it comes to engaging in industry analyst relations in Germany - a major factor influencing technology customers’ buying decisions.
To kick off 2018, we’re introducing Destrier AR, a new dedicated practice focused on analyst relations, in response to growing vendor recognition of the influence wielded on deals by industry analysts.