MTV changed the world? Eat this!

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes You’re paralyzed ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller […]

Online presence – an oxymoron. Look for the written word

Many marketers still suffer from the ‘I want a web presence’ syndrome. They believe that having presence as a website and by advertising in online they have done good to their marketing plans. Alas! Web 2.0 as internet marketers prefer to call it, has a mind of its own. Did I hear “Jabulani”? Web 2.0 […]

The Elephant Gets Its Due

By no means is this a measure! But I find this pattern emerging. After all one of the largest population in the state of California is Indians, and we seem to be pushing them hard! Not just that! Despite poor connectivity, sad (well, almost sad!) state of telecom infrastructure, corrupt polity delaying opening up of […]

Some new inputs from the erstwhile USSR

This week’s Economist appears to have a rich lode. The article here on the perils of branding in the erstwhile USSR, seems to suggest that it’s current practices are ‘erstwhile’ only in name. The ‘Anti Soviet’ brand apparently excited such wide spread interest that wide swathes of the Russian polity – citizens, politicians, bureaucrats, thugs, commentators, et al joined […]

Online presence

Many organisations suffer from the ‘I want a website’ syndrome and believe very strongly that having a mere presence as a website and advertising in the online space would do great good to their marketing plans. Alas! That’s not how it’s meant to be. Is this an Indian phenomenon? Or is it devoid of boundaries? […]