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Point of View: Women in leadership roles in the industry. If not now, when?

Talking about women and leadership today, we see how women have overcome the shackles of the world and how they've now been receiving support. But what happens when they get past that interview and what does it take to make that change?

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Point of View: Burger King’s ‘OK, Google’ stunt, Havaianas print ads and more; creative ideas of the week

Every day we are exposed to truck loads of commercial messages. A majority of them are simply ignored. Only a handful get noticed and stick in our minds. Here are a few which I noticed and liked this past week: Burger King’s ‘OK, Google’ stunt, Havaianas print ads and more.

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Cover Story: It took more than two minutes, but Nestlé India is back to fighting fit

Suresh Narayan was required to drop everything and head to India to manage the fallout of what was then a developing crisis. In conversation with Suresh Narayan, CEO of Nestlé India about his journey with Nestlé and how he tackled a developing crisis, one that threatened the very foundations of the brand.

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From Marketing to Marathons; how running marathons helped them

Ushnota Paul profiles four top corporates in India who spill the beans on how running marathons has helped them in their professional career. They’re the high flying corporate honchos of the country — busy implementing their marketing skills by day. But outside of the board rooms donned in sharp suits, they can be seen in their running gear sweating it out as marathoners. Interesting combination, right? We spoke to four such corporate bigwigs on how running marathons help in their professional career and how they maintain a work-life balance. Read on...

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QSR Chains and the social media landscape

Social media is a great place to be in for brands in 2017. With more people logging in multiple times a day, there’s no better medium to reach the wi-fi enabled. And that’s exactly what brands from the QSR industry in India did. In this report by Unmetric, we take a look at the social media landscape of quick service restaurants and take a deep dive into the performance of 15 brands.

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Noted Recent Campaigns: The Gunn Report Cannes Lions 2017 Sweepstakes

Recently, the Gunn Report launched the Cannes Lions 2017 Sweepstakes, an annual contest predicting commercials that will win an award at the Cannes. We look at the 20 TV commercials.

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Point of View: Moto Z, Immunisation charm and more; creative ideas of the month

There are hundreds of commercial messages vying for our attention everyday across traditional and new media. Only a handful are noticed. Here are a few creative ideas which caught my eye, the week ending 16th June, 2017: Moto Z’s branded content initiative in Brazil, immunisation charm and more.

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Point of View: Answer the call. Is your brand doing justice to its sermon?

What the world once trusted, it now doubts. The mainstream media has lost its monopoly on authority. Societal and economic fears are dominating the conversation, especially concerns about job loss, immigration restrictions, and the rapid pace of innovation. The chasm between views held by the elites and the mass population continues to widen.

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Point of View: The Other Sides of the Marketer

Question: Name five books that you recommend to marketers and CEOs. Answer: CEOs and CMOs come with rich experiences, which not only set them a class apart, but also hold them and their brands in good stead. However, in today’s world, unlearning is as important as learning. And therefore, it is key for them to be refreshed with the new realities and opportunities. I would, therefore, recommend these 5 books with each bringing a unique but key learning.

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Point of View: ‘Born on the web’, brands understand customer service

When everything is going well, no one notices. It is when things go wrong that reputations get built. One of my bosses, the founder of Direct Marketing, R Sridhar, published a booklet titled, ‘Life begins after the coupons come in.’ I think we can safely update it to ‘Brands get built when customer service kicks in.’