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 […]

Marketing Movies

Going back to T Nagar! I used to live in a place called Mambalam Road, which was once an integral part of a thriving industry. Film Hoardings. There used to be two large players in this market with the largest being J P Krishna. Almost every single hoarding in the state for all large banners […]

Social Movements as brands

Building a social movement brand is an awesome experience as well a tiring one. Many such brands have been able to garner unconditional support in the recent past and some have even been able to get a lot of money pledged for the cause. Many times it depends on who is the man (or woman) […]

Be a conversation Creator – Anil Nair (Senior)

So, we have the next interview lined up. Some people may not be able to accept ‘interviews’ in a blogathon. After all, I am supposed to write. Well, interviews are not easy either. It requires work (some, if not hard). The thought of asking a stupid question to a specialist will always play on anyone’s mind. […]

Me, my boss & myspace

“Whaaaaa??? You are not on Twitter?” “Nope! I have heard it all the time. Twitter is not just online anymore. I get to read tweets from celebrities on every newspaper”, my boss said looking at me without raising his head. “Yeah! Almost all newspapers have a twitter beat now”, I said with total abandon. Half […]

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 […]

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? […]

Biggest Online Advertiser – not necessarily best user of online space!

Using the internet as a medium to promote offerings is not new. At least to our generation. This article is about a new report that has been released by Neilson on the online advertisers in India. Of course, there is a surprise! The entity that has ‘used’ the online space the maximum as a media to promote […]