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Marketing:

Consumers Do Not See Themselves In Demographics

The moment we use the word ‘target’ we have already conditioned our system to think that there is someone outside an environment – the viewer looking at it – the object and trying to aim at it and doing something with it.

Marketing:

Digital Tricks & Tactics – Understanding Ad Fraud Detection

Digital media didn’t come with rules or traditions, making it less transparent. The article explains why advertisers should understand strategies and tactics laid out by agencies as well as prioritize the analysis of results received.

Media:

Burning Issues: The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) vs Republic TV. Pot calling the kettle…?

It was inevitable. It was only a question of who would be first to pull the trigger, and when.

Media:

Burning Issues: “BARC-ing up the wrong tree?” Republic TV and how BARC India works

Let’s face it. You may like him. Or you may not. But you CAN’T ignore him.Yes. I am talking about Arnab Goswami, once the mascot of Times Now’s brand of aggressive journalism, and now the face of Republic TV. For the past month or so, he had promised to return to our TV screens soon, and all the ads we saw gave the impression of an impending storm. And boy, did the storm arrive! But if you had thought the noise would be limited to TV newsrooms, well, think again!

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.