Reasons – why we fail to achieve what we want

By Sanjeev Singhai.

Why we fail: I have been pondering for a while on some of the setbacks we face every day at work situation – product which we recently launched, project we were working or even business which we are running somehow perform below expectation level and sometimes bring huge disappointment to self and to organisation.

Do you remember AltaVista or Netscape search engine? Today we see Yahoo struggling. Tata Nano which was at one point of time had global hype and traction from consumer could not do well. Ambassador and Fiat could not withstand in changed times. Do you remember Amitabh Bachchan’s ABCL? GroupOn losing its heat. Snap Deals (Indian version of GroupOn) already diverting from current deal business. Nokia could not sustain the leadership. Rumours are already on that Google and Facebook may not survive in next 5 year.

There are plenty of examples which come to my mind on product or services which failed to live up to expectations. Here are the few points to ponder for all in such situation: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Way forward in Social Media

Way forward in Social Media? It’s a million dollar question which most of the marketers are facing in the country like India. Only 7% of population has access to Internet and broadband penetration is 4% (as per Jan 2011 DHI Report) . Whenever I speak to marketers on this topic, the first answer I get from most of them is that internet users are only handful and they are from SEC-A (LSM-A for international readers) segment and hence not useful for them.

No wonder most of the CPG and OTC manufacturers, yet not have a well drafted game plan for their brands in Social Media and not have firmed up strategies to reach consumers in digital age. It’s “chicken and egg” situation for them, whether they should wait to build the number or start putting their money right away. […]

Comparative Advertising

In the world of up man’ship, every company is trying to put forward their point to possible consumers and wanting to prove their next competition wrong. This urge and want is so strong that such companies/ marketers do not hesitate in producing comparative advertisements to prove their point.I came across one such print advertisement in today’s Times of India, Mumbai edition. This half page advertisement is being relased by Raj Travels.http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIM/2011/01/12&PageLabel=13&ForceGif=true&EntityId=Ad01309&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

Raj Travels has shown a table of comparison where in they have compared their Foreign Packaged Tours v/c competition which is Cox&Kings, Thomos Cook, SOTC and Other on more than 50 points. […]