Tag Archives: MARKETING

What comes first, the verbal nail or the visual hammer ?

In her book ‘Visual Hammer. Nail your brand into the mind with the emotional power of a visual’, Laura Ries, takes her basic proposition and then hits it so many times in so many ways that the Nail does get deep into your mind. Yes, VISUAL HAMMER matters. I was wanting to read this book after… Read More »

Can INDIAs 10 MOST DANGEROUS CELEBRITIES list be surrogate for popularity?

The seemingly hot looking women could lead to disastrous results. This learning was reinforced last week. I discovered ‘THE MOST DANGEROUS CELEBRITY’ list. Curious, I opened it to be better educated. It is interesting how things get interpreted. McAfee, yeah those computer safety guys officially release ‘ MOST DANEGROUS CELEBRITY LIST’ every year. These are… Read More »

SMALL OR BIG – REPEAT OFFENDERS- NOT AFRAID OF ASCI

I am not sure. What should be the reaction? Should one be happy, seeing 10-plus pages of more than 12,000 words in repetitive boring style listing details of the upheld complaints, keeping it transparent and open? Should one be sad, that after so many initiative, tie-ups, education, there are repeat offender category, brands and companies… Read More »

The GOOD, The BAD And The UGLY

GOOD, BAD AND UGLY is contextual and relative terms, they have a lot of subjectivity built in. Here I share some Good, bad and Ugly examples from advertising, communication, marketing and society in near past. THE GOOD The best if in recent times been the interview of Army Chief Bipin Rawat. It is direct from… Read More »

Return of the STEREOTYPED MOM!

Nothing has changed. Women empowerment and all. The situation is much different than what the advertising fraternity will want us to believe. In some Hindi film, there was a dialogue, ‘Yeh saala itna kameena hai ki apni maa ko baych kayega’. No, we are not that bad, but we still  overtly trigger desired  sentiments and… Read More »

7 Brand Creative you can’t ignore

This week I am taking a detour to share some of the work, which I believe must be appreciated. Story-telling is a key pivot for the communication business. And if one can make the static medium like Print come alive with a story that involves and engages the reader, the job is done. Unfortunately, such examples… Read More »

GOAFEST 2017- 13 constructive suggestions because PERFECTION is always WORK-IN-PROGRESS.

In my last post, I had said that Goafest 2017 would surpass expectations and I must repeat that I do believe it has. Unfortunately, the expectations with the team of supermen and superwomen organising Goafest were super-high too. Hence, we delegates – personally, individually and collectively – found issues to crib with some of what… Read More »

GOAFEST- expected to surpass expectations !

GOAFEST- 2017, Expect it to surpass expectations. But here is something to think about. Tomorrow, the 12th annual Advertising Marketing Media and Technology KHUMBH of India: GOAFEST, a joint initiative of AAAI and The Ad Club India start at Grand Hyatt, Goa. In the first year, delegates checking into their rooms found an emergency kit… Read More »

8 FILTERS TO EVALUATE CAUSE DRIVEN BRAND INITIATIVES.

I got up to a tweet that introduced me to the latest ad in the ‘JAGO REY’ series. I loved it. Here was a brand that has found relevant cause and could rejuvenate it frequently. On the same day, I read the probing blog by Lakshmipathy Bhat, ‘Cause – driven advertising’: does it help in… Read More »

‘ONE LESS DECISION TO MAKE’ – towards designed customer Intimacy.

Oh, I know. I caught you there with the headline. As a brand / product/ service, you and the customer is not married. On top of that there is no hint of an affair. Intimacy is a desire and dream but then that is where you stand. If I hear you right, you are committed to… Read More »