When Jeremiah announced that he's joining Forrester, it got me thinking about how few analyst firms are writing about social media. You can't turn around with bumping into Forrester, and Jupiter is doing some work, but the other big firms are nearly invisible in this space. So I asked around to see who else might be doing something interesting.
So far, the impression that Forrester and Jupiter are most interested in social media is holding up. They certainly have the most analysts who not only cover the space but also participate in it.
|451 Group||Kathleen Reidy|
|Aberdeen Group||Jeff Zabin|
|ABI Research||Mike Wolf|
|AMR Research||Jon Yarmis|
|Burton Group||Mike Gotta|
|Forrester Research||Josh Bernoff, Brian Haven, Peter Kim, Rob Koplowitz, Charlene Li, Jeremiah Owyang|
|Gartner||Nikos Drakos, Rita Knox|
|GT&A Strategic Marketing||Graeme Thickins|
|IDC||Rachel Happe, Karsten Weide|
|Jupiter Research||David Card, Nate Elliott, Barry Parr, Emily Riley|
|Nemertes Research||Irwin Lazar|
|RedMonk||Michael Coté, James Governor, Stephen O'Grady|
|Yankee Group||Jonathan Edwards, Anette Schaefer|
And, of course, you're already reading the blog from Social Target. I don't have the throw weight of a publicly-traded company, but interesting things are in the works.
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