Category Archives: ADVERTISING MARKETING

Thank you Hardik Pandya for Koffee with karan!

HARDIK PANDYA KOFFEE WITH KARAN EPISODE Pushed by the media pressure, I managed to watch the Hardik Pandya-K L Rahul episode of Koffee with Karan just before Star took it off from its OTT platform. It was just another episode but with a minor difference. The guests were young cricketers. Unlike Bollywood stars, not accustomed… Read More »

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Indigo Blinked early on Customer Frustration.

Last week, Indigo, the best on-time performing airline of India, made an announcement. It said it would start charging for any seat selected on web check-in.  Oh, well, it graciously offered the option of free seat check-in at the airport. As expected, it led to loud protests and negative sentiments on social media. Finally, Indigo… Read More »

Terminating client-agency relationship professionally.

What is true for personal life is true for professional life too. Relationships take time to build. Same is true of Client-agency relationship. They need an investment of time, efforts and a lot of trust and faith. Moreover, yet, in many relationships, there comes a stage when breaking it is more productive than continuing with… Read More »

Cinema must self-regulate ad breaks.

CINEMA SELF REGULATION! Cinema must learn from other media and how self-regulation has helped to keep the Government intervention to a minimum. To a large extent, television, radio and print are self-regulated. Digital too is trying with new matrices, technology, transparency, and consumer freedom. The ‘Gold Standard’ is one such effort. ASCI on the other… Read More »

8 Diwali Films that caught my eye.

HAPPY DIWALI. Festival time is advertising time. There are many region-specific windows of festivities like Bihu, Onam, Durga Puja, Holi, Makar Sankranti, and Kojagiri etc. Alternatively, the same festival celebrated under different regional IPR across regions. However, nothing beats Diwali as the festival of advertising nationally. Brands know festivals are the time to indulge and… Read More »

Catalyst makes to my list of 10 most recommended books to read

It took me time to pick ‘Catalyst: The Ultimate Strategies on How To Win At Work And In Life’ by Chandramouli Venkatesan. Reading it, I realised, I cover a lot of it in two of my workshops ‘Brand-I’ and ‘Re-Discover Yourself’, but from a different perspective. On the other side, I have that sinking feeling… Read More »

Sexual Harassment, Men Guilty Of Silence #MeTooIndia

Suddenly the unwelcome realisation has hit us. Social media is flooded with it. Don’t think that the malice of sexual harassment is beyond our belief. We just never spoken about it. #MeToo is gaining ground in India is an understatement. There is no surprise at the depth and width of this malice. Look at the list of predators.… Read More »