I have been grappling with the insight , it is difficult, maybe impossible to change world views. I see this in conversations now in school alumni groups and families. There are two polarising views. Each sees theirs as being the truth. Each is trying to change and challenge the other view. Only it does not change , there is conflict. I have seen friends leave … Continue reading YOU CANNOT CHANGE WORLD VIEWS , CHANGE YOUR STORY
Every business has a story. I met Renuka after my cycling today , she has a food truck that sells healthy detox juices. I asked her her story. Renuka had lost her job of 19 years during the pandemic. She was managing the CRM at a real estate company. The business vanished , “we were like white elephants for the company, I was fired after … Continue reading A SMALL BUSINESS STORY
The intermediary is no longer relevant to get your message out. What you need is a platform that has your target audiences. In PR terms stakeholders. In my early days as Head of Corporate Communications I would do media rounds. I had to build what was called Media Relations. ‘Reputation’ is one of the most critical assets for an organisation. Negative media coverage could damage … Continue reading HOW PUBLIC RELATIONS HAS CHANGED
The cage is fictional, there is none , we create our imaginary cage .
The day I understood this I experienced freedom. Continue reading PUT YOUR EXCUSES ON HOLD
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 ?
Post pandemic average time people spend on their smartphones has gone up by 25%. 80% of the traffic in the digital world is video. Consumers have switched off from interruption advertising . They consume content. Visual content is what is consumed. A well told Story is consumed , touches the heart , entertains , educates is shared can go viral in the digital world. Brand … Continue reading THIS IS THE FUTURE OF 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
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!
Nithya Shanti a close friend had organised a session with BSR Coach a highly successful YouTuber . As a marketeer I am always keen to learn and took up this opportunity. BSR started making YouTube videos because he was not confident and came from a vernacular medium school. This was his way of getting over that fear of speaking . He started with a goal … Continue reading HOW BSR COACH GOT 1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS IN ONE YEAR
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