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 […]

Slow death of a giant

For many TamBrahms like me there was a point in time when the morning coffee will taste bad without the morning newspaper – The Hindu. I remember days when I used to fight with my brother for the paper in the morning to read the sports column. And then, there were times when I have […]

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 […]

Brand You, Brand Me

Brand Building is neither a science nor an art. I believe the answers lies somewhere in between. Anyone with a bit of knowledge on Marketing would understand a Brand Life Cycle. In the initial days of the brand, it is important for the brand owner to put in a lot of effort, time and resources […]

Yin And Yang

Fortunately for me, Advertising & Brand Building as a subject during my Management Education was taught by a practicing professional rather than an academician. Else, it would have been possible that my view of ‘brand’ and ‘branding’ would probably be the same as many others in this business. I learnt that the western world views […]

Rural Marketing – where are we headed

A few years ago, a brilliant mind Dr. C K Prahlad wrote a book called ‘Fortune at the bottom of the pyramid’. It wasn’t without a good reason. While it is impossible to write a commentary on Rural markets in India, the genuine attempt is to highlight the importance of focusing on rural India and […]