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Kangana Vs. Hrithik In Cold Hard Numbers

As Kangana Ranaut receives yet another National Award, for yet another superlative performance, we took a look at her brand monitor and that of her alleged former lover and current bête noire Hrithik Roshan. Luckily, opinions are passé. There's data to evaluate everything. First, a little bit of old world wisdom. When two people fight, the winner is always someone else.
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Brand Stories Are Co-Created, Not Just Told

Consumers today don't just receive the story being written and disseminated by the custodians of a brand. Despite the clutter of established and emerging brands in every sub-segment, consumers are able to identify what a brand stands for. Not what a marketer communicates, but the sum total of what the consumers understand and experience, how they endorse or communicate about a brand. Consequently, consumers are happy to script their own stories of what a brand means...
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How To Make Your Brand Matter In Asia

There are thousands of brands in Asia, with more cropping up each day. How do you ensure your brand grabs the attention of consumers for the longest time? Each country in Asia is as heterogeneous as all of Europe. Many are yet to consume brands that the West takes for granted. More importantly, many are yet to realize why they should consume them in the first place.
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Aamir Khan And Brand Intolerance

Aamir Khan has no brand endorsements left in his kitty. Ostensibly because of his recent statement on 'intolerance'. Do you think an intelligent, successful man like Aamir 'forgot' to consider the consequences of his statement? Highly unlikely.
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How Saas-Bahu Serials, Bigg Boss Could Build Swachh Bharat, Digital India Brands

General entertainment shows could reflect the messages of social impact missions like Make in India, Digital India and Swachh Bharat through very subtle in-programming. What if Taarak Mehta and his family were shown picking up rubbish in a scene? What if a Bigg Boss contestant got nominated for eviction for lack of hygiene? Such messaging could seep in slowly and unconsciously highlight positive behaviours and discredit negative behaviours. Over time, new beliefs could shape new societal habits.
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What Buy Buttons On Display Ads Can Do For Brands

The online advertising industry has for several years been faced with the challenge of how to distinguish between user intent and actual conversion. Until recently, the model has stayed the same: impression, intent, click, landing page, and purchase. The issue has always been in the steps impeding a consumer from getting to the point of conversion. However, this challenge is today being addressed with the integration of smart data and the provision of secure Buy Now buttons on display ads that eliminate several steps between impressions and purchase.
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Why A Celebrity Endorsement Is A Double-Edged Sword

We all know the value of brand equity and the significant role it plays in the marketing strategy of every business. Increasing market share and customer acquisition (as well as retention) through the use of celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan or Priyanka Chopra and so on has been a consistent practice of brands for years now. And why not? These celebrities are strong brands in themselves and attract instant attention with their presence both on and off the screen.