A woman who was disowned by her husband, who had nothing of her own who would beg on platforms by singing became mother to hundreds of children.
How could that happen? From where did the resources come ? Continue reading MOTHER OF ORPHANS
Whether you are a founder of a business or you are in a job or a freelancer you are a person brand. You can choose to be a part of the crowd and become a commodity brand. Being a commodity will make you replaceable with something or someone cheaper. Being a Commodity is a survival game. You can choose to be a brand that stands … Continue reading HOW TO BUILD YOUR PERSONAL BRAND IN 8 STEPS
There is mystery about life and death , that is how we become storytellers. That we will just vanish one day without a trace seems inexplicable. From where do we come and where do we go are questions asked since the beginning of time. There are no answers , it all seems meaningless, after all nothing matters, and to make sense of our existence we … Continue reading WHY DO WE TELL STORIES?
A brand is like a living person. It needs to be authentic to build trust. No person can constantly be winning. There will be days of struggle , days of failure. There are moments of truth. “Always good” is based on untruth. Trust cannot be built on “Untruth”. Can a brand be authentic and own up failure, say sorry ?. Can a Organisational or Person … Continue reading HOW BEING VULNERABLE CAN MAKE A BRAND MORE POWERFUL
It was this very question that got me to start Heroes of India YouTube channel. Global pandemic had been announced. The world was locked down. There was uncertainty, gloom. The storyteller in me wanted to change the narrative. With stories of hope , of real heroes. Those who did not walk away. Those who chose to make a real difference in our world. I wanted … Continue reading WHEN THERE IS GLOOM, CAN A STORY SPARK HOPE
I took Shaktiman to Chennai and created chaos. Parle G sales was having a tough time in Chennai. We decided to take Shaktiman to Chennai. I had built the first pan India integrated marketing services company with presence in 124 markets. Parle products was our client. I knew the power of stories. I knew that Shaktiman (Mukesh Khanna) was a hero for children. As a … Continue reading A STORY MEANS BUSINESS
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
We are here for a finite time and one day nothing will matter. Dreams and worries will be buried , turned to ashes when it all ends. Just in a moment everything will be over. Finally it all ends , one day sometime in the future even our planet will vanish into a void. How can we make sense of anything. What is the point … Continue reading WE LIVE A STORY
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
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