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Retailers need to re-invent and rebuild their business in real-time

In early May 2020, when I spoke to the owners of one of the biggest fashion brands in the country, they were despondent. Lockdown after lockdown over a four-month period has brought the Retail business to its knees. Large format stores, Large national brands, niche players, regional brands have seen sales collapse by 90%. Whenever, …

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The Data Analytics Reboot : Is pre-Covid19 data irrelevant?

We live in strange times in complicated times. We also now live in a world that is driven by digital and data and analytics. The data that we collect is supposed to help us take decisions that will help the customer decide in favour of our product at the timing of his choice. But as we reflect today, this is the old-fashioned world (albeit, not so long back in the March of 2020).

Marketing Experience(MX)- The next competitive battleground for brands

Today, all products are conversations. Be it product-driven brands or service-driven brands, they are more and more differentiated by their experiences. Companies or brands that deliver memorable experiences to customers keep gaining market share and improve stickiness with their customers. When companies want to improve their CX scores, marketing experience scores play a pivotal role …

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The conundrum of creating connected customer strategies for India

The current buzzwords in marketing seem to be connected customer strategies. Many books and articles are being written on the subject. But how true is all of it and how practical is all of it especially in India? Yes, I know it is a rhetorical question. We know the answer. We also know the challenges. …

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In the digital world brands are much more in your face and not so much in your mind

As budget 2020 turns out to be a non-event and a lot of focus still on Kunal Kamra’s encounter with Arnab Goswami on an Indigo flight, I could not help but think about how our biases have taken over professional etiquette, acceptable social behaviour and plain old common sense. I have no intention of wading …

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