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Ashram Brands: The Strategy Behind Their Successblog

Ashram Brands: The Strategy Behind Their Success

ASHRAM BRANDS: THE STRATEGY BEHIND THEIR SUCCESS

India is an eclectic mix of old and new. Tradition and technology coexist in a dichotomy that makes for unique economic opportunities, and this is best illustrated by the recent surge in the popularity of ashram brands.

They ride the wave of a growing middle class, ingrained spirituality, and an ever-increasing accessibility to commodities. The number of Indians with purchasing power is growing with every passing year. According to a recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute, at the current growth rate, Indian households will see their incomes triple over the next two decades.

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Hybrid Marketing

WHAT IS HYBRID MARKETING?

The dictionary definition for the word “hybrid” reads as ” something (as a power plant, vehicle, or electronic circuit) that has two different types of components performing the same function”. Hybrid car and hybrid PC are good examples. A hybrid car consumes less fuel and emits less CO2. Hybrid PC combines the convenience of the tablet and the keyboard support of a PC. Therefore, a hybrid is an advancement over the pedigreed version bringing out value additions to the end-user.

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The Brand Manager’s Caution Guide

MARKETING CHALLENGES IN THE PACKAGED FOOD BUSINESS: THE BRAND MANAGER’S CAUTION GUIDE

The food packaging industry is generally regarded as being one of the safest industries to run. Economic upheavals affect it less than other businesses because, after all, everyone needs to eat.

That’s not to say that marketing your product is going to be a cakewalk. There are hundreds of established brands out there that have entrenched themselves in consumers’ minds, and new brands are cropping up every day.

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Are Marketers Becoming Too Data-Centric?

Data-Driven Marketing Vs. Customer Pulse Reading: Are Marketers Becoming Too Data-Centric?

In the world of marketing, data analysis is seen as the one-stop-solution to all needs for insight. Big data mining has changed the way we approach marketing forever.

The data-centric approach is useful, but the average marketer has so much data at their fingertips that getting too caught up in analysing data might actually be detrimental.

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Marketing and Indian General Election 2014

EMERGENCE OF POLITICAL MARKETING

With 79 crores of eligible voters to be addressed to, the upcoming General Election has set an unprecedented marketing warfare in motion. Perceptibly, there is a welcome change in the attitude of middle class and the educated youth towards voting ; from indifference to a sense of participation in electing the government.

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Etailing on its fast growth track

GOOGLE’S GREAT ONLINE SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2013

In December 2013, Google organised the Great Online Shopping Festival 2013 (GOSF 13). This second edition happened between 11th and 14th of Dec. 2013, in which some 250 etailing companies participated. This initiative from Google was designed to encourage consumers to shop online.

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Tata Nano’s positioning – will it deliver?

TATA NANO’S POSITIONING – WILL IT DELIVER?
Jack Trout, author of “positioning” , during his recent visit to India said that Tata’s passenger car Nano was a failure because of incorrect positioning and that it should be shelved. Almost a fortnight later, Mr,Ratan Tata had made an admission that the Nano car failed because of the tag that it carried. The tag that it is the “cheapest car”

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Distribution – What challenges?

DISTRIBUTION – IT IS IMPORTANT

 Distribution  (the 2nd P in the 4Ps of marketing) aims to make the product available to the nearest point of purchase to a consumer. Therefore, distribution is a very critical element within the marketing value chain for an organisation.  This function is closely grouped with sales operations. . The distribution model adopted by FMCG companies in India is time- tested for its efficacy and durability.

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A wedding to remember from Tanishq

A WEDDING TO REMEMBER FROM TANISHQ

Tanishq the jewellery brand from the house of Tata (turnover of  Tanishq  expected to be about Rs.10000 crores for the current fiscal)  has been heavily trending on social media after it launched the latest television commercial.   The reason:  The ad. is all the about the remarriage function of a dusky bride . How do we know that it is her remarriage? Enter the cute  little daughter of the bride telling her mother that she wants to join her in circling  the havan!

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