Tag Archives: DIGITAL

Gold Standard In Digital Advertising; No High Expectation

The digital industry ad sales is under tremendous focus and pressure. Fake clicks and counts are dominating with fake ads. It is too little too late. The advertiser and audience experience has worsened over time. The consumer is frustrated with the digital invasive advertising and has no where to complain. Hence, it is no surprise… Read More »

DARKNET- the other side of digital highway !

I had my brush with Darknet (or Deepnet) by mistake on clicking some links that sent me on a trail that I quickly terminated. It was enough for me to ask Google Chacha for his advice. I have time and again thought about such a possibility, parallel universe, good vs evil, anti net, mysterious net… Read More »

Stop writing the print epitaph.

Last week, newspapers were in focus. I read this article ‘What If the Newspaper Industry Made a Colossal Mistake?’ by Jack Shafer, POLITICO’s senior media writer and ‘The Slow, Painful Death of the Media’s Cash Cow’ by Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View columnist. They made some valid points. The inference was too simplistic. According to them… Read More »

Do you have a combat strategy for a completely naked market?

This is a time of great anxiety for the marketers. The traditional synchronised product development process that they so wisely learnt and understood was never a complex process. It was a seamless choreographed process. The collaborating teams from verticals like research, manufacturing, marketing, communication and sales found their unique ways to formulate benefit claims to… Read More »

The Indian Express’ soft touch to rejuvenate newspapers… but does it work?

On June 13 when I boarded my flight to Nagpur, I was in for a small surprise. There was Indian Express placed on the aisle seats. The surprise was short as the cover was Jet Airways proudly selling its services. And then the last two pages of the wrap had the ad from Indian Express.… Read More »

Tender Tinder- Handle with care

What is happening in this world? Brands are blatantly disregarding current perceptions and looking at a digital exposure challenging regional biases and rituals to create the desired shift. Nothing wrong with it. So, Tinder (yes, Tinder) in its digital film for India has a mother very sportingly approving of her daughter’s dating by swiping right.… Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK- Time to go completely ONLINE

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK is still the most happening event in its space. There is a definite growth in live stream watchers and a drop in the delegates physically attending sessions. Full houses were there but not that frequent. On the other side, SMW hit 2000+ people on the live feed. I was also one of… Read More »