Mafia at advertising associations in India

The ‘Mafia’ at the associations governing Media, Advertising and Marketing in India. “There is a mafia out there, and the dons play musical chair with understated self-appreciation and mutual admiration”. This was in the loud booming voice of one of the soon-to-retire industry senior.  It was not the first time I am listening to such… Read More »

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Tata Sky fumbles with #HarSceneKaMazaaLo

Attempts to create Brand’s Unique creative style is a dual-edged sword. Every creative team dream to create a unique communication style deeply associated with a brand. Something so unique, it becomes the default signature style of the brand. It redefines brand tonality and the brand-consumer connect. However, creating a unique style of expression, tonality, storytelling… Read More »

Do Call-for-Entry campaigns reflect reality?

The call-for-entry campaigns may not be reflecting the true picture. In fact, awards will be better served if they concentrate on few other things to maximise differentiation, relevance and impact. The rising cost of entry, the controversies surrounding awards and the perceived value is forcing many agencies to evaluate their options of awards to enter… Read More »

Life is only worth living in a Beta Mode.

Life is crazy, demanding world of MAdTech professional; Media/marketing, Advertising, and technology. In addition to the pressure and demands of the organisation, there are many that are self-created. There are so many equations and variables to be balanced in an otherwise unpredictable environment. We live in a sea of uncertainties. There is with no assurance… Read More »

How brands converting second screen problem into an advantage?

How brands benefit from synchronisation their engagement on Twitter and TV? Most audiences engage with their mobile while watching television. There is always a second screen in play. This viewing pattern was earlier seen as a problem before someone decided deep-dive to understand the impact and use it to advantage. Recently after the hugely debated… Read More »

India Needs GDPR; Because A No Should Mean No.

Seeing the message ‘You have been unsubscribed’ gives that momentarily feeling of Moksha. You think you have won the battle against spams and personalised unwarranted e-mails. It is Maya, an illusion. The same domain rises like a phoenix and starts spamming you sooner than you can say ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. Visiting ant banking, insurance or… Read More »

The HAPPINESS MODEL you can follow

Your mental and emotional state is in your business. So is Happiness. Blaming the circumstances and other characters in the episode of your life, you only gain temporary relief in escapism. To be happy, you need to commit self to keep yourself happy. It is not to deny the impression and impact various materialistic outcomes,… Read More »