We are in the early 2018 and one industry that has caught the attention of many entrepreneurs this year is Digital Marketing. Take a good look around and see the impact of digital marketing. From e-commerce businesses to electoral campaigns, everyone who wants to address masses is using this platform. Whether you are a celebrity or a business brand, your promotional campaigns are incomplete without approaching people where they are most commonly found: on the World Wide Web. In 2017, [...]
In the epic classic “One Thousand and One Nights” a young woman named Scheherazade devises a brilliant plan to save her life. Each night, she tells the Sasanian king a story so enthralling that he must postpone her execution another night to hear the ending. So it goes for 1,001 nights, until the king decides he cannot execute Scheherazade. The power of storytelling is more than a fairy tale, though, and businesses could learn a lot from Scheherazade. It is one [...]
Mindshare swept the Campaign South Asia Agency of the Year Awards 2017 bagging 14 awards including four Golds and the South Asia ‘Media Agency of the Year’ title. In the people categories, Mindshare bagged two winners and three runner-ups awards with a total dominance in categories like the ‘Engagement planner of the Year’.
Today, the World Wide Web is ingrained as part of the day-to-day experience for all of us. From communicating with colleagues and banking online to personal entertainment and staying in touch with friends, “logging on” is now an intrinsic human behavior. The movement has completely reimagined the retail industry, with the rise of online shopping materializing as a convenient, and cost effective way to consume. Yet, while the latest research from Verdict Retail predicts that UK online retail sales will hit [...]
40 years ago, a group of European luxury brands, famous but small at the time, decided to use the opportunity of globalization to grow significantly beyond the small circle of their happy-but-few historical customers. To do so, they needed to implement a marketing strategy, but they quickly discovered that while the usual marketing strategies would help them grow, they would also put them out of the luxury bracket. So, they decided to implement a totally new business strategy, which [...]
Luxury French fashion brand The Kooples will enter Greater China under distribution by Swire Resources. Its flagship store is opening in high-end Hong Kong shopping mall Pacific Place this month. Branded as accessible luxury fashion for Parisian street chic and androgynous designs, The Kooples was founded by brothers Alexandre, Laurent and Raphaël Elicha in 2008. Its name is a French slang term for couples and most of the brand’s campaigns feature real-life couples. The brand…
Big brands are dying. Small brands are growing. Brand loyalty is declining. Young people distrust and reject big brands. Small brands command high loyalty. Digital media has leveled the playing field for small brands. Small brands don’t need advertising. Ecommerce makes it easy for small brands to grow. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong, according to a new report published today by the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science at the…
Most people absolutely hate selling, and for good reason. The entire idea of bothering someone, trying to talk them into buying something they’re probably not interested in learning about in the first place, completely repulses most people. Yet selling is essential to business, business is essential to making money, and money is essential to life. So the question is, how can you sell more without bothering people and being “salesy”? The truth is, there are plenty of great companies that [...]