Branding and brand strategy today are some of the most clichéd and monotonous words heard in marketing conferences, board room discussions and now webinars. What has changed however is the broad definition of the term and the scope of platforms where these can be implied. From smartphone screens to tablets, laptops, inflight and travel entertainment to the parallel universe of the virtual world, the canvas for painting the brand image has exploded, almost as existentially, as the Big Bang that created the universe. And while markets, consumers, the media universe, virtual world and economies themselves are still coming to terms with this massive revolution, it is the marketing minds that hold the answers to the ultimate brand evolution. While marketing plays a key role in every stage of brand evolution and business success, the tone of advertisement commercials, best exposure to vital demographics and ROI from the process demands dedicatedRead More
When George Floyd was murdered, many global brands came out of their comfort zones and took a stand against racial discrimination, changed their processes, branding and messaging to show solidarity with the movement #BlackLivesMatters. But in India, when thousands of country’s daughters are subject to gruesome acts of rape, murder, lynching etc., you rarely see any brand standing up and raising the voice. What stops them? Is profit everything? Will you buy from such a brand? Does #WomenLivesMatter or Migrants or Unemployment matter to brands? Will the new generation buy from brands who don’t have a purpose towards the society?