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The War of the Wallet on Afaqs!

My article The War of the Wallet on Afaqs!

Beware – Your competitor is from your category. NOT!

A few years back, while at B-School, I was introduced to management jargon and one of it was ‘Share of Wallet’. To de-jargonize, it means how much of an average human’s share of disposable income will you corner for your company, by making him / her spend on products and brands from your stable. This […]

Unlikely Heroes

Disclaimer: I have oft repeated that I don’t write about Financial Services as a category (refer disclaimers). But this is an exception and would discuss only the brand. Pretty recently a campaign broke out in National Media for Union Bank of India. It was pretty visible at least to me. I saw the ad on […]

Steve Jobs – I respect, love, adore and miss you

Do I write a customary RIP? Do I write an Ode? Do I continue crying? Millions and millions of blogposts, commentaries & columns would’ve been written about you, who decided to leave the world a better place than when you transformed into a life form from a mere ordinary ‘fastest sperm’. Just a couple of […]

A trip to the Byculla Zoo

If you are wondering what a Zoo is doing in a ‘Brand blog’, I would strongly suggest that you visit Singapore Zoo. That said, this is NOT a comparison between an ailing loss making government venture and a successful, profit making, world renowned… guess what! Government venture! Yes. The Singapore Zoo is also a Government […]

A hard look at my media habits

Many a times when we marketers are in the process of planning media for a campaign, the sword of dilemma hangs perilously close to our head. Our personal preferences! It is true that many times the best sample size for a market research activity is ‘1’, but can we really do that when we choose […]

Featured in 4Ps magazine

Over the weekend the latest issue of 4Ps would have hit the stands. I have been featured in an article called ‘Marketers@War’, which is about the marketing war between Cadbury’s & Nestle. The questionnaire that came by from the correspondent Shephali Bhatt and the answers I shared are here. The link for the final article […]

Samiksha – Panel Discussion at NITIE

It was a pleasant surprise to receive an invitation from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Powai. The invite was for a panel discussion on the topic ‘Advertising – Is it all about creativity or strategy?’ Classic conundrum! But fun topic. The panelists were: Mr. Ravi Banka – CMD – Eggfirst Advertising and Design Pvt […]

Size Does Matter

Back in Chennai, there is a restaurant called Eden in Besant Nagar. It is a multi-cuisine restaurant which serves Indian (South & North), Chinese and Continental dishes. I have always enjoyed the food there because it was great in taste and quality, the ambience was homely and it was priced correctly. I have never stepped […]

Krishna’s Lessons on Brand Management – Afaqs!

Afaqs! – The leading portal for Advertising, Branding & Marketing folks has been kind and published an article that I had written about Brand Management lessons one can get to learn from Lord Krishna. The article can be found here. Do check and give your comments. 🙂