Marketing Topics

Reasons that make advertisement impactful

A few days back, I met a Marketing Head of a leading food brand. Our discussion was what makes the Brand Power and Medifacts advertising (3rd Party format based advertisement which only we create) so impactful that it can drive sales for the brand who uses our formate of advertising. And since then I have been holding my thoughts on finding reasons that make advertisement impactful. Over the last 15 years, I have decoded more than 250 adverting briefs of the best grocery (FMCG) and pharma brands. So every time we present the script and storyboard to the brand team, we already know their reaction …

Rejuvenating Marketing in Post Covid ERA

My recent article published in Annual Marketing Magazine “IMPRESSIONS” by Mantra-The Marketing Club of IIM Raipur “People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” —Charles F. Kettering Today’s world can relate the above saying to the best. Marketing scenes are changing and so are people’s outlook. But that does not mean consumers expect anything different from what they were getting in the pre-pandemic era. They want us to change their approach and provide them with the same service at their convenience. The world was already shifting to digital, now just the pace …

Why celebrity endorsements works in advertising

Why people buy celeb endorsed products and why they don’t try new products launched by new entrepreneurs? This question often comes to our minds. Q 1: Why people like to buy celebrity endorsed products or services? Ans: Buying endorses products fulfill the aspiration of the consumer. The consumer thinks that I can’t be Shahrukh Khan or Aishwarya Rai, but I use the product they use. I feel like being them. Q 2: Why people don’t buy new products of unknown entrepreneurs? Ans: “Taking a decision” is the toughest thing for most of us. No one likes to decide and always wants someone else to …

Full circle of advertising

Advertising has come to the full circle. Back to basic of being able to sell. “I make people fall in love with brands.”or“I am a storyteller.” I find these lines in the introduction of many advertising agency professionals. It is the world; advertising professionals love ❤️ to live and die. That’s their life. They want to be artists. Selling a product is tough. It doesn’t allow one to enjoy life though advertising may have evolved from being able to sell. The brand is the hero and not the product. Be creative. Creativity has no price tag, and treating brand as …

Successful Product Launch Strategy

Everyone wants to know the mantra of successful product launch strategy but very few could crack it. I happen to have worked with one such person who could crack the mantra and was able to use the formula of successful product launch strategy again and again. The person’s name is Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, founder, and owner of Dainik Bhaskar Group. In the late 1990s and early 2000, the Dainik Bhaskar product launch strategy was most talked and discussed everywhere. Dainik Bhaskar Group product launches in Rajasthan and later in Haryana and Gujarat, Mumbai and Maharashtra became case studies at IIM …

Origin of Marketing

I believe the day first trade or sale (barter of old days) would have taken place, must be the origin day of marketing. Though until 1900 the word “Marketing” did not find a place in dictionaries. The marketing word was first included in the dictionary in 1910. Here are some interesting facts which may have lead Marketing to get evolved: Glass packaging began to be used in 1500 B.C in Egypt. Japan was the country where the First Department Store was started in 1650 by Mitsui family. The first advertisement in English appeared in 1472. This advertisement was simply a …