I started my career in marketing as a product executive. AD Narula who was my first boss gave me the appointment letter and said “you are in charge , your neck is on the block”. And I was truly on my own. This was my first job. I had to design and market a computer education product for Chartered Accountants. Now I don’t have great … Continue reading WHO IS THE HERO OF YOUR BRAND SYORY ?
Data and I have not been on the best of terms . I have been told I operate from my gut 🙂 I am anecdotal. Gandhi has been one of my marketing inspirations ! ( you will know why later in the post ) Heading sales teams I always leaned on gut feeling to turn around loss making businesses. I observe , almost like a … Continue reading HOW IS INTUITION RELEVANT IN MARKETING ?
We get on any social media platform and we find it filled with Advertising. Everyone seems to be selling something. We are identified by various data points stored on us by the platform, maybe thousands , some even we may not be aware of. The trail we leave behind on the digital world is monitored. Algorithms try figure out what we are most likely to … Continue reading WHEN EVERYONE IS SELLING , TELL A STORY
What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow? You think that is not possible. Think again . Thousands lost their jobs suddenly overnight during the pandemic. No warning. One of my colleagues from the first company I worked at connected with me , he was looking for a job , he was desperate , months had passed with no income and bills needed … Continue reading WHAT IS PASSION PROJECT ?
I have been reflecting on the subject ‘What is the concept of business and why does all commerce exist ?”. If we look around most of the time of the human race in the world as we see today revolves around the idea of ‘Money’ . ‘Money’ is central to everything, things we can buy , things we can experience, status , power even health … Continue reading DROP YOUR AGENDA TO FULFIL YOUR AGENDA!
It is a cliche to say PR has changed, we all know that . Internet and smart phones with low data costs changed not only how we consume news and views but what we consume. Today we use our smart phones for entertainment , education , information, shopping , booking cabs , flights , hotels , food delivery , making payments.. and the list is … Continue reading IN THE WORLD OF MEMES AND VIRAL VIDEOS – PR CHANGED
“I am getting a better salary , so I want to leave.” Any other reason “No, it’s just the salary, I am happy otherwise.” I have heard this often in my three decades of career in the corporate world and startups I was a part of. There is nothing wrong in wanting a higher salary . But I have seen that such individuals don’t go … Continue reading WHAT CAN I GET ? WHAT CAN I GIVE ?
Many times I noticed I would hold back , not take a step to live my dreams , because of fear . “What will happen if “ is the biggest falsehood that kills dreams . “What will happen if it does not work out ?” and “what will they think?” stops many from taking the steps to live their dreams. Finally we all die , … Continue reading FINALLY WE ALL DIE , SO WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF ?
Recently one of my clients backed off just when I thought things were looking up , social media presence was up , engagement was high and now it looked the sales funnel would kick in as we identified the niche and the product offering. And yet the client backed off , why ? “Don’t have the funds and sales have not yet happened so I … Continue reading I LOST A CLIENT AND THIS IS WHAT I LEARNT
We all want to belong , we want to be part of a group , we want to be missed , that is why there are tribes everywhere Continue reading YOR TRIBE IS OUT THERE