Tag Archives: CREATIVE

Why we rarely walk the creative edge?

The year 2015 in advertising communications has seen some tectonic movements, which was much appreciated as they it resulted in the return of quality after the industry underwent a spell of mediocre campaigns. The above is primarily true about AV (TV or Internet), the forefront of Indian traditional and new media. Print lagged behind with… Read More »


Only Print Publishers can evangelise the medium.

Tweet         Follow @s_kotnala The annual two-day INMA South Asia Conference commences in Delhi today. Like every year, delegates will join in, expecting to learn something new. However, by the evening, the corridor talks will as usual move towards mistrust and collective inertia in Print. The adventurous ones will start eulogising digital and… Read More »


Tweet   Follow @s_kotnala In the last two articles ‘Are consumers developing Immunity to your messages’ and ‘How to develop Positive Immunity’ we have discussed the concept of PBI (Positive Brand Immunity). For the brand custodian, it is important to know the impact of their messages. There are three possible outcomes to such efforts. The consumer… Read More »

LAZY ADVERTISING BY MEDIA BRANDS. Show what they think of planners and clients. Those Morons

Tweet    Follow @s_kotnala Media brands in the B2B space take their business communication and related messaging very seriously. While I do not expect them to evolve to H2H conversation anytime in the near future, the fact remains that they do consider their B2B initiatives a very important part of their selling process. Media trade… Read More »

Say no to mediocre creativity. Amplify OOH experience

Follow @s_kotnala   Tweet There is too much of Out Of Home (OOH) advertising. It’s a space that is cluttered. It is tough to make a statement. It is tough to create an engaging experience. It is tough to defend such an observation. Absolutely true for hoarding, bus shelter and other such traditional OOH still seeped… Read More »

Kyoorius : Awarding Work, not the Organisation or the Individual

Tweet       Follow @S_kotnala I like the way Kyoorius Awards has been shaping up. The team behind it is doing everything possible to build it as a more relevant and engaging platform for the Industry. Rajesh Kejriwal definitely has a good team and counsel of  friends surrounding him. I am impressed the way the… Read More »

Will the average Indian Dad be cool with his daughter taking off to Lonavala without intimating?

It was late evening. The TV was on and I was using the ad breaks to make some calls, when out of the blue, my daughter asked me a simple question. Papa what would you have done? When?… I had no context to the subject. If I told you, I am going to my friend’s… Read More »


Another point of view on; THE INNOCENT SIMPLE TVC BY AIRTEL. I am happy to note that the spot is still on air. It demonstrates that the client is not spooked by criticism. And I appreciate it. Media, creative expert and social science adventurers have not been able to see how progressive the TVC is.… Read More »