Tag Archives: MARKETING

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 »

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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 »

Are media sellers & marketers in sync with changing B2B realities?

I was reading an article by brand strategist Tony Eades titled ‘Want Better ROI On Your B2B Marketing Strategy? Ditch The Sales Pipeline And Focus On The Customer’ . It immediately struck a chord with me, and I started reflecting at the scenario in India and the established template in media sales and marketing processes.… Read More »

Do brands get the conversation they deserve- the NIKE case

It was IIFA award show this Saturday when I saw it for the first time. It was Deepika Padukone who was talking about having depressed some two years back and then sports helping her survive that phase and add aim to life. I was getting interested in her talk when the ad started…. The longish… Read More »

Have you written a new chapter for the brand?

Brands work with familiarity and consistency, with benefits and relevance and with emotional connect. They are just like human being. A set pattern of behavior and an accepted level of unchanged unmagnified performance bring stagnancy into relationship. It is like marriage. A brand just like in a successful loyal marriage must strive to enhance the… Read More »

GoaFest 2016 an enhanced experience

First published in DNA, Mumbai Goafest 2016 can be summarised as high on energy with good knowledge sessions and charged after-parties. In short, a celebration of excellence. Thank you AAAI, AdClub and the whole advertising, media and marketing fraternity for making it a huge success. There are many version of ‘My Goafest’ as it satisfies different… Read More »

‘Ki & Ka’ – sketchy and inconsistent at its best

When a star student in the class gets just above average marks, you do not say ‘Could have done better’. You instead raise a question ‘How could he do this’. ‘Ki & Ka’ the latest offering from ace storyteller and Director Balki is something with differential concept, maybe good intent but sketchy and inconsistent at… Read More »

Will your insight pass the complete organisation test?

Insight is one of the most misused words in the business of marketing and communication. They are loosely used to denote any not-so-obvious fact. At times the ability of it being commercially exploitable and being helpful in enhancing impact of a brand / process is treated as secondary. It primarily remains an inferred answer from… Read More »