Archive for the 'People' Category

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Airtel recently released it’s second in a campaign series for ‘Video Calling. They had released the first film in this series a few weeks ago. I would call it the ‘Successful Disaster’. Here’s the film for your quick reference. The Airtel Boss Film Here’s what I believe is wrong (and right) with this film. Unnecessarily […]

Introduction to Marketing – Sessions at ITM

I am currently conducting sessions on ‘Introduction to Marketing’ at ITM for the Executive MBA course. The PPT’s below are the slides I have used there. Credits: I have borrowed content and concepts from Marketing Gurus. I have collated the thoughts, added some of my own and have put together these slides for the sake […]

Relevant experience – Seriously?

It is heartening to see that recruiters pore through piles of resumes to come up with that brilliant match of what the functional head has in mind. I want 15 years of relevant experience in Oil & Gas Industry of which, preferably 5 years in senior management position It is understandable if such a requirement […]

What goes around comes around

Patient: Doctor! I have severe toothache Doctor: Which one? P: Molars, incisors, canines. The whole thing! D: Ah! I can only treat you for your right molar. For the left you have to meet Dr. Blahblah, for the incisors you should meet Dr. Blublu Aren’t we living in the age of specialists? I won’t be […]

Tit for Tat

Warning: Long post. Very close to my heart and hence… By this time everyone who had anything to say must have already said it. In this quick-fire world, people tweet their entire blog posts / thoughts as 140 characters. I didn’t participate much in such discussions, but I still have a few things to say. […]

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 […]

Who is big? Apple or Steve Jobs?

Disclaimers: I AM AN APPLE FANBOY I adore Steve Jobs and respect all the work he has done I give due credit to all the employees of Apple for their contribution towards iconic creations from that stable! I have never used iPhone (any version). I am a Blackberry boy owing to work & workplace considerations. […]

Soft Porn – Bring it on

I remember ‘Advertising’ classes by Santosh Sood during my IMT days. Nothing sells anything better than SEX & RELIGION. Only our advertising industry has taken the former too seriously. It is not a recent phenomenon though. One would obviously remember the MR Coffee & Tuff Shoes ad blasting from the past. Today it is a […]

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 […]