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Indian Marketers reluctance to new media

My job offers me the opportunity to meet and interact with top brand managers of India every day. But each time I get surprised with Indian marketers reluctance to new media. Post-meeting, I am always left feeling their halfhearted willingness to experiment with emerging Digital Media and lack of their understanding about it. I do understand the challenges which they have in hand and which makes them keep focusing on traditional media like TV, radio or print. Very few brand managers of India focus their marketing efforts on consumer testimonials or word of mouth campaigns or thinks of Brand Advocacy …

Ten Questions CMOs still faces in going Digital

Challenges of a Chief Marketing Officer: First and foremost is that a CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) or marketer feels exposed on Digital. Their fear is that on Digital, they are not in control and it’s a freeway for consumers. Most of the CMOs/ marketers fail to understand that how they can go beyond product story? Also, they are not sure how they can talk about the brand? CMOs fear that’s Digital is a crowded place and not sure about where their brand will stand in the limited period while the consumer is online? And since the web is a crowded …

17 hours media innovation

By Sanjeev Singhai. 17 hours media innovation: Few days ago, while attending a magazine conference on consumer engagement, I texted one of my close publisher friend, who was then sitting on the dais saying, “People buy magazines for content and not advertisement. Brands need to learn to engage consumers around content”. This BBM text triggered me to write the first of a series of articles. The marketplace has become crowed and hyper competition is posing new challenges to marketers. Breaking clutter to get noticed or to draw attention of consumers is getting tougher for brands. Of course, to engage consumers …

Facebook Traffic Decreasing

Facebook Traffic Decreasing: All brands have migrated to newly introduces Timeline format of  Page now. But this policy change came to many brand as huge drop in reach or views of their Facebook pages. The drop has mainly come because new timeline has started counting the visitors differently. Earlier whenever any person was used to visit your Facebook page each visit was counted as UNIQUE visit. But with new timeline if a visitor visits hundred times your page in 12 hours its counted as 1 visit. This is the prime reason for sudden fall in traffic on Facebook page. Brands …

Brand Managers Biggest Concern on Internet – Negative Word of Mouth

Brand Manager’s Biggest Concern on Internet: The biggest fear of brand managers and marketers is about the negative word, which can freely float around the brands on Internet. They fear negative word may get initiated not only by consumers, but also by their competition. Non of the Brand Managers wants to boldly face the negative word around their brand. They think that it is suicidal and their brand will collapse due to negative words on Internet. I feel this apprehension of marketers is baseless. To me, “Negative Words” is a great opportunity to build credibility around the brands. I don’t …

Brand Managers Obsession for Brands – is it relevant on Internet

Brand Manager’s Obsession for Brands: Today, with emergence of Internet, the current generation of brand managers and marketers finds themselves in a challenging situation. On one hand they are finding hard to lose their love for creating brands but on other hand they are also finding hard to keep their brand live and relevant in digital space. In past years, Advertising become Brand centric and mostly made to connect with consumers emotionally and talking about product USPs became less of priority. Large number of creators of advertising started believing that, they can WIN hearts of consumers, if they drive their …