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BMW Mini Cooper India launch gets a coincidental boost

By Sanjeev Singhai. BMW Mini Cooper India launch gets a coincidental boost: Yesterday’s Times of India was delivered with front cover page release of an advertisement by BMW India, as part of launch of BMW’s new range of cars in India – Mini and Mini Cooper. BMW’s Mini range was launched in India on opening day of Delhi Auto Expo 2012 on 6th Jan 2012. But what attracted my attention was a surprised support and fame which is coinciding with this launch in India. I am talking about the Hindi movie, “PLAYERS” which was released in India after a day …

FMCG marketers find cost effective ad platform in Buchanan Brand Power

By Sanjeev Singhai. FMCG marketers find cost effective ad platform in Buchanan’s Brand Power: When Jyothy Labs wanted to launch a round variant of its Exo dishwash bar, it decided to broadcast it on Brand Power, an online advertising platform owned by the Buchanan Group. “We thought it was a cost-effective model as it was almost 25 per cent of the cost of a regular TVC and would be treated as an add-on communication to our regular TVCs,” said a company official. Brand Power is one of the advertising vehicles in the armory of the Australia-based Buchanan Group. It claims …

Does Your Customer Trust Your Advertising

By Sanjeev Singhai.. Article published in www.AudianceMatters.com Over the years advertising has been entrusted with many roles, from I need to be seen or build awareness to building brands. Advertising creates perceptions about a product (brand) and creates awareness but is that what you and me want after spending crores of rupees in advertising? Or do we want our advertising to work for us by winning customers & increasing sales? What is advertising actually supposed to do for the product it is meant for? In the words of Morris Hite “Advertising is salesmanship mass produced. No one would bother to …

Digital Era, Third Party Credibility and Advertising

Digital Era, Third Party Credibility and Advertising, an Article as Guest Article in Exchange4Media on 22 Aug 2011. http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/izone1/izone_fullstory.asp?section_id=4&news_id=43210&tag=35704 Everyone talks that Internet has changed this world and we are global village. Now distance, time lapse and unavailability of information don’t exist anymore. Often people ask me what is one SINGLE change Internet brought to our lives. And I say – “It has ignited, the appetite for Information within us”. For every small thing, now we Google as first step. We are now more open to seek information on everything. In good old days, we as advertisers had a much …

How a Sales Person can Damage your Company Reputation

By Sanjeev Singhai. I travel extensively within India and for car rental at Airport, there is only one reliable option of car rental service which is CarzOnRent. Bangaluru (Bangalore) airport is no different and I always hire car from the said car rental/ taxi service: CarzOnRent. Usually at Bangaluru CarzOnRent counter, when a customer walks in, the Sales Manager will ask customer that where all he wants to go and will suggest the minimum hour and distance package. While standing in Q for taxi few trip back, I noticed that Sales Manager was pushing for the hire distance package to …

How to make your website work for you

We always had a business and we always thought that website is a great way of promoting our business. And we treated websites exactly the same way we would have released a newspaper advertisement. Companies use their website as display window, where in they try their level best to show case their products and services to their prospective customers or clients. But question remains how to make your website work for you? How wrong those people are, who still feel that this is the correct way of show casing their products/ services on a website and hope that visitors of …