Uber Trouble – A Communication conundrum

There are people who swear by Uber. Get on to Twitter & Facebook if you don’t believe me. Within a matter of few years, Uber has reached out to many countries and has been very successful with their operations that has led to a lot of positive WOM. Impressive thus far! But Uber seems to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Brand a Marketing Responsibility?

I believe that Brand Management as a responsibility should come under the marketing organization. Brand Management and strategizing for the brand has to be led by the Marketing organization both in terms of the thinking and the execution. However, I believe that Brand is not a Marketing Responsibility. The position ‘Brand Manager’ is one of […]

Bayerische Motoren Werke – The position

I had in my previous post committed that I will discuss positioning statement and the way it can morph for different stakeholders. I am trying my best to live up to this commitment. Just a disclaimer! As a policy I don’t write about the category I work for. And since I am attempting a category […]

How to evaluate a creative?

One of the biggest problems that most marketers on the ‘other’ side of the Advertising table face is this! How do you evaluate a creative piece that comes to your table? It has been a learning experience for me to get on to the other side of the table and here are a few tips […]

Traditional Marketing is dead. Long live traditional marketing!

This article is on a related note to my earlier post. My father used to tour a lot as part of his work and for time periods like 15 days at a stretch. Those were days when having a phone was a ‘luxury’ and the favourite mode of communication always used to be India Post. […]