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Marketing:

Amul – The Number One Nobody Talks About

The $4.1 billion dollar organization is not situated in Mumbai or New Delhi, but tucked away in Anand in Gujarat, about 45 minutes from Baroda. The organization is the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), India’s largest food product marketing organization, hawking a slew of brands in an astonishing 450 stock-keeping units. Considering the size, GCMMF is extraordinary nimble, having built a capability to launch new products within 60-90 days of conceptualization. 85% percent of their revenue is spent on their most critical raw material, milk. Advertising, the second largest cost head, is a mere 1% of their revenue. How does Amul achieve these metrics?

Media:

Burning Issues: “Leaky T(A)RP? I don’t think so.” Of TV Audience Measurement in India

When BARC was born and heralded a new era in television audience measurement in India, marketers heaved a sigh of relief. They look forward to a stable measurement regime based on which they could allocate their AdEx spends with a considerably greater degree of confidence. As we witness the battle between the English news channels and BARC, it is apparent that BARC is structurally weak, allowing disgruntled elements to withdraw their watermark on a whim or a fancy. Let’s take a look at what the experts have to say in Burning Issues, a series where we look at pressing issues within media & marketing in India.