Tag Archives: MARKETING

Sensitive To Stereotype & 1 last question to Ask.

I am not sure where this piece is going. It has unstated directions. It is in a flux, waiting for thought traffic to settle in my mind. No, I am not going to take the blame any more. We are a country of major differences, minor alignments, dramatic impressions and uncontrolled trolling and aggression. We… Read More »


BOOK REVIEW- ‘Unlock the real power of ideation’ by R SRIDHAR

Ever wondered, why at the end, there is not much to write about the ideation sessions happening every few days in the corporate environment. Why things don’t seem to move the way you want, even after taking every possible precaution and ensuring the participation of right people and great environment? Is it, the process or… Read More »

It is time to redefine and strengthen self-regulation by ASCI.

Marketers are rushing to court to protect their interest. Somehow, we don’t find that surprising. However, if it continues, government intervention and involvement may end the era of self-regulation. The game was always on. The wait was to see who will blink first. Everyone is taking sides. The arguments are more based on professional expectations… Read More »

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 »


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 »