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ARchitect

If you have an AR program across the globe and want to track all interactions you have with them, this tool is right for you. As you can imagine the tool is only as good as the data you put in, so you do have to make it part of your work day to input the data. Say a team member leaves and you have to jump in to cover for them, you are able to see all the interactions they have had with analysts
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Marketwired

If you want to guarantee 5-8 pieces of online coverage for a news story, then Marketwired is worth using. It's cost-effective and the news often appears on news syndication sites that wouldn't otherwise feature it (Yahoo Finance, Canadian Business, Bloomsberg etc.).If you want to get news coverage on the radio, in print, and on TV, then you're still better emailing it directly to the news outlet and picking up the phone. It's much more time-intensive, but a lot more effective.
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Pros

  • ARchitect allows us to capture all interactions with the analyst community on a daily basis and for our big events. This information is shared across the team.
  • ARchitect allows us to capture data from each individual interaction on the key items discussed, follow-up items and we are able to attach ppts, reports, or any document used during the interactions.
  • ARchitect Event Manager allows us to build out our 1:1 agendas for big events, the system provided avoids conflicts for spokespeople as well as analysts. This module also allows us to print our complete agendas for the analysts. We are also able to send Outlook meeting planners to both internal and external 1:1 participants.
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  • It allowed me to get coverage on online websites that I could pitch via telephone or email.
  • I almost always got 5-8 pieces of coverage for each story distributed. Sometimes it would get picked up via a newspaper and go much wider.
  • Getting online coverage helps my clients with SEO.
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Cons

  • The ability to clone articles. Since we use this tool heavily for knowledge/content management, we are often creating several entries against the same report.
  • Get the sort feature working on the column headers in grid views.
  • Remove the duplicate status field in Projects (ARchitect has been in touch with me about this already).
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  • Incorporation of social media would be helpful.
  • More customization of distribution lists.
  • Additional niche specialty areas for distribution.
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Alternatives Considered

Prior to using ARchitect, we were using Salesforce. While we did have some customization added, it did not nearly have the robustness that ARchitect provides -- especially since it is designed for AR professionals. We've been using ARchitect for about 8 years and have never looked back. Some examples of vast improvements: 1. Analyst firms/bios. With Salesforce, we needed to maintain all analyst bios -- something that ARchitect does.2. Analyst coverage. We used to track all analyst coverage by visiting multiple analyst websites and manually pasting into spreadsheets. We now not only get a feed of coverage that can be exported into Excel, but we can also customize reports by topic.3. Reporting. Salesforce did not provide the same reporting capabilities that ARchitect provides.
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I find Marketwired comparable to slightly better than CNW and Business Wire. For smaller companies listed on the TSX Venture, CSE or OTC, their money is better spent on TheNewswire.com.
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Return on Investment

  • ARchitect has enabled us to track and report back (with minimum effort) client references from the market analysts. Our ability to demonstrate direct sales support provides validation for the analyst relations program -- especially for those who have a hard time understanding the value of the program.
  • ARchitect has enabled us to provide real-time, customized reporting back to the business - demonstrating the efficacy of our program management.
  • At the most basic level, the ARchitect contract has paid for itself many times in person-hours. Having a centralized system means team members do not need to manually track their own activities in a spreadsheet. In addition, the time it would take to consolidate reports, or customize reports by topic, analyst, etc.
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  • It helps further disseminate client news
  • Allows for helpful tracking and detailed proof of success
  • Helps give a significant boost to pitching efforts
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ARchitect

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Marketwired

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Free Trial
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No
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