SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS HAVE POLARISED/ UNITED OUR WORLD

While in the midst of a worsening pandemic in India I am seeing the worst side and the best side of social media. In our school alumni group I found there is very strong polarisation for and against political points of views. This is true globally we saw the same recently in the US . We see different flavours of the same across the world. … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS HAVE POLARISED/ UNITED OUR WORLD

WHEN THERE IS GLOOM, CAN A STORY SPARK HOPE

It was this very question that got me to start Heroes of India YouTube channel. Global pandemic had been announced. The world was locked down. There was uncertainty, gloom. The storyteller in me wanted to change the narrative. With stories of hope , of real heroes. Those who did not walk away. Those who chose to make a real difference in our world. I wanted … Continue reading WHEN THERE IS GLOOM, CAN A STORY SPARK HOPE

THIS IS THE FUTURE OF MARKETING

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

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WHEN EVERYONE IS SELLING , TELL A STORY

We get on any social media platform and we find it filled with Advertising. Everyone seems to be selling something. We are identified by various data points stored on us by the platform, maybe thousands , some even we may not be aware of. The trail we leave behind on the digital world is monitored. Algorithms try figure out what we are most likely to … Continue reading WHEN EVERYONE IS SELLING , TELL A STORY

EVERY ORGANISATION HAS MANY STORIES , TELL YOUR STORIES

Organisation cultures are built around stories,founders have stories, organisations have stories,employees have stories, clients have storiescommunities you work in have stories, there are stories around work you do , impact you make in the world. Tell your stories , because stories cut through communication clutter , stories touch hearts , stories are remembered and stories are passed on . Stories mean business. Organisations don’t buy … Continue reading EVERY ORGANISATION HAS MANY STORIES , TELL YOUR STORIES

VISUAL BRAND STORY

Visual Brand Storytelling Tips to Power your content Marketing Interruption advertising as we know it is dead, consumers are in charge of content they now consume through their mobile phones. In India the fall of prices of smart phones and cost of data is driving up usage. As consumers now turn to consume entertainment and information on their mobile devices, advertising will become the entertainment. … Continue reading VISUAL BRAND STORY