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Selfie age driving consumption in small towns, says V-Mart Retail CMD

Lalit Agarwal talks to Devika Singh about the infrastructural hurdles in tier III towns and beyond, the competition from marketplaces, and more.

V-Mart, Selfie age, V-Mart Retail CMD, Lalit Agarwal, V-Mart stores, offline brands, tier III towns

Commerce in conversation: Untapped potential in voice skill technology

Conversational commerce, as it is more popularly known, is any form of online communication that takes place during an e-commerce purchase.

voice skill technology, smartphones, home entertainment systems, kitchen appliances, form of online communication, e-commerce purchase, Google Home

Kotak unleashes the power of dreams with its new campaign 811 #DreamsInvited

Kotak 811 #DreamsInvited: The campaign will feature Ranveer Singh and PT Usha

Kotak 811 #DreamsInvited

Indian listeners ‘Sunte Ja’ on Spotify; spent Rs 31.8 crore on advertising and marketing in FY19

Spotify's Sunte Ja Campaign: At present, Spotify competes against Airtel Wynk, Jio-Saavn, Apple Music, Times Internet and Tencent owned Gaana, Amazon Prime Music, Google’s YouTube, among others

Sunte Ja on Spotify

Reebok Logo 2020: Reebok to roll-out a unified brand logo in 2020

Reebok Brand Logo 2020: The sportswear company will unify its logo and wordmark to achieve maximum image performance

Reebok Brand Logo 2020

ARC Worldwide launches Shopper Marketing and Retail Knowledge Centre

The division will be led by Khushbu Kaushal

The team will focus on in-depth shopper marketing and retail experience strategy (Getty Images)

Dentsu Impact bags creative and social media mandate for Antara Senior Living

This is the second time the agency is partnering with Antara Senior Living

A Max Enterprise, Antara Senior Living is a luxury retirement community situated in Dehradun

adidas celebrates unity; unveils ‘Uniforia’ – the official match ball for UEFA EURO2020

Uniforia ball marks the 60th anniversary of the tournament, to be held across 12 host cities for the first time

The UEFA EURO2020 ball will be available to purchase online, in adidas retail stores and selected retailers from November 6, 2019 (Representational image)

Uber urges Delhiites to #LeaveYourCarBehind; uses print, radio, social media to promote the cause

The ride-hailing platform revoked surge pricing between November 4-14, during the period of Odd-Even scheme in Delhi NCR

The US-based cab-hailing firm has which has rolled out its campaign only in Delhi NCR, has used print, radio besides OOH to promote it (promotional image)

Epic On partners with Paytm

Currently live, EPIC On viewers can avail 40% cashback on subscription till March 2020

How ed-tech firm BYJU’S is capitalising on its association with the Indian cricket team

On a standalone basis, the ed-tech company’s advertising spend rose 71.2% to Rs 185 crore in FY18 from Rs 108 crore in FY17

As per the firm, its marketing expenditure has gone up over the year, on the back of an increase in revenue.

After NBA, news broadcasters set up yet another body called News Broadcasters Federation Authority

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) which already exists, is headed by Rajat Sharma, chairman, Independent News Services Pvt. Ltd (India TV) as president.

Milking the opportunity: E-grocery players getting into the daily essentials delivery business

The biggies have built dark stores, warehousing, last-mile deliveries and launched private labels, but still struggle with low margins.

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Ogilvy-Vivo spat puts the spotlight back on plagiarism in advertising

The real challenge with regulations is that of implementation and compliance.

Ogilvy, Vivo

BIG FM CEO Abraham Thomas shares his wanderlust, life’s inspiration and favourite movie

The Godfather, of course. It is a cult classic. Another movie that I would like to watch again is Andhadhun for its unpredictable storyline and performances.

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Agency versus consultantcy is the wrong focus: Nikki Mendonca, Global President, Accenture Interactive Operations | Interview

Success in today’s digital-first world depends on a marketing organisation’s ability to create and activate hyper-relevant, data-driven and omnichannel customer experiences, says Nikki Mendonca.

Nikki Mendonça, accenture

Employees as brand advocates is an untapped marketing tool

A new phrase in marketing which started in the US a few years back is now catching on in India as well.

advertisements, brands

Zomato eyes at creating new revenue streams; IPs are also used as a marketing tool

The food-tech firm currently has two events - Zomaland and Zomaland Picnic under its banner.

Zomato, Zomaland, Zomaland Picnic, Events, Chaitanya Mathur, food-tech, online food delivery, online food delivery firm, Dubai, Toyata, TikTok

Mobile handsets: Nokia’s smartphone troubles

While Nokia phones are sold on both Amazon and Flipkart, the company stays out of flash sales — a strategy that has become a staple for brands like Xiaomi and OnePlus

Nokia is betting solely on its software play in a market that is obsessed with hardware specifications.

Why new-age publishers are partnering with affiliate platforms

Online publishers often lack the knowledge and familiarity to leverage online tools to monetise content

Signing up with leading affiliate networks can also help bloggers and YouTubers gain access to several hundred brands and campaigns on a single platform

Akshay Bector of Cremica Food on how he unwinds in weekends

I usually have six to seven meetings in a day — with the sales and marketing teams on current campaigns and updates on products in the pipeline or meeting various stakeholders.

Akshay Bector, Cremica Food industries CMD, after hours, brandwagon

How the ‘open architectural’ model has helped Interpublic Group to achieve growth

The advertising conglomerate posted an 8.4% increase in net revenue to $2.06 million for the quarter ended September 2019, as against $1.90 billion, during the same period, last year.

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Review corner: Five Diwali ads that hit the right note

A couple out shopping, decides to buy a mixer grinder when faced with the ‘tough’ task of choosing between two kurtas for the husband. Preposterous can be funny, but this one just falls flat.

BBlunt is different because we understand Indian hair: Anirban Banerjee, Head, global innovation

We will look at geographical expansion for our salons; but for products, we aim to expand within India at the moment.

Partho Dasgupta resigns as CEO, BARC India; Sunil Lulla takes over

BARC was created in 2010 to replace TAM Media Research, which is jointly owned by is a joint venture company between AC Nielsen and Kantar Media Research/IMRB.

Sunil Lulla and Partho Dasgupta

BSNL bets on content to drive consumption; to focus on localisation and personalisation

The company which has tied up with YuppTV, plans to announce three more such content deals with local players

Additionally, the state-run telecom operator claims to concentrate on the delivery of personalised content to its consumers.
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