We have heard stories of how seeing the plight of a middle class Indian family struggling with children on a two wheeler moved Mr Ratan Tata to build a four wheeler that would be affordable and safe for every two wheeler owner. The story goes that the price would be around rupees one lakh , that is what we heard . That was cheaper than … Continue reading LESSONS FROM NANO FOR EVERY BUSINESS
A few years back I had an AD agency represent my startup , they did some brilliant creative work , but when it came to digital their understanding was zero. This was an old school advertising agency that understood brand communication well but had not changed with the times. As a Brand and Digital Strategist I have been working with Digital marketing companies , they … Continue reading BRAND AND DIGITAL MARKETING THE GAP AS I SEE IT
There is mystery about life and death , that is how we become storytellers. That we will just vanish one day without a trace seems inexplicable. From where do we come and where do we go are questions asked since the beginning of time. There are no answers , it all seems meaningless, after all nothing matters, and to make sense of our existence we … Continue reading WHY DO WE TELL STORIES?
Every business has a story. I met Renuka after my cycling today , she has a food truck that sells healthy detox juices. I asked her her story. Renuka had lost her job of 19 years during the pandemic. She was managing the CRM at a real estate company. The business vanished , “we were like white elephants for the company, I was fired after … Continue reading A SMALL BUSINESS STORY
Post pandemic average time people spend on their smartphones has gone up by 25%. 80% of the traffic in the digital world is video. Consumers have switched off from interruption advertising . They consume content. Visual content is what is consumed. A well told Story is consumed , touches the heart , entertains , educates is shared can go viral in the digital world. Brand … Continue reading THIS IS THE FUTURE OF MARKETING
Traditionally news and views covered by media influenced public opinion which was largely print followed by television . Today public opinions are formed on social media and the action is rapid . All stakeholders, clients , employees , shareholders , prospective clients , prospective employees, community are now spending a lot more time in the digital world. It is easy today for almost anyone to … Continue reading HOW PR HAS CHANGED