The Consumption behavior of Politics Consumers: View Through the Marketing Lens

Post Gujrat elections, rims of newsprint, hours of primetime news and thousands of pages of social media are abuzz with multiple views on the winners and losers of the elections. Despite different undertones of the opinions colored by political affiliations, identity inclinations and EVM scare, there exists a common underlying theme; the real winner of … Continue reading The Consumption behavior of Politics Consumers: View Through the Marketing Lens

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Driving SMEs growth through marketing analytics:An illustration

The advent of technology and its application to make industries more efficient and profitable is an integral strategic component of the overall industrial growth plan globally. Technology has helped organizations leverage their strengths and achieve scale and growth. The poultry industry has transformed itself through the infusion of technology that has resulted in new products, … Continue reading Driving SMEs growth through marketing analytics:An illustration

The Jingle Jangle Fallacy: Perspectives on Business Teaching

“Jingle–jangle fallacies refer to the erroneous assumptions that two different things are the same because they bear the same name (jingle fallacy) or that two identical or almost identical things are different because they are labeled differently (jangle fallacy)”.  (Wikipedia) Often, I have struggled with this fallacy when I read an article or participate in a … Continue reading The Jingle Jangle Fallacy: Perspectives on Business Teaching

Internship to PPO conversion: Is there a winning formula?

I teach courses on B2B marketing, research methods, marketing analytics, and sales management. Most of the students walk into my office to seek advice on issues related to their course work. Sometimes, they have different questions as well, like the one I faced a week ago; What should I do to convert my internship into … Continue reading Internship to PPO conversion: Is there a winning formula?

Flat Sales Organization on Your Mind? Consider Self-leadership Training

Leadership for the sales team is considered to be a strong predictor of sales force effectiveness. Measured in terms of objective performance, relationship performance and customer performance, sales force effectiveness is a key indicator for firm’s long-term financial performance. And, for most of the firms, the responsibility rests with the sales managers who are mandated … Continue reading Flat Sales Organization on Your Mind? Consider Self-leadership Training

Managing the Residual Impact of Marketing

Marketing is about meeting customer needs profitably by engaging in exchange transactions. In a way, marketing can be viewed as a sales outreach by organizations to various members of the consumption community or customer segments and therefore it extends to the larger society. The exchange which occurs through the marketing process impacts the transacting parties … Continue reading Managing the Residual Impact of Marketing

Managing Change Through Effective Self-Leadership

While the rapid changes are the reality of all the domains of the business world, in no other function it is more palpable than in Sales. The sales force, therefore, is always charged with not only the responsibilities for current growth but also with the mapping out of future upcoming trends in business. Logically, the onus squarely … Continue reading Managing Change Through Effective Self-Leadership

Audience Engagement Score: Towards a Sustainable Metric

  With the emergence of technology aided decision making in marketing, information on your customers has taken the centre stage as a key input for effective customer engagement. The customers are interacting with the marketers on multiple platforms – offline as well as online and these interactions leave a trail of data that marketers are … Continue reading Audience Engagement Score: Towards a Sustainable Metric

The Science of Selling

I started my sales career in 1989 and the first lesson learned was : sales is all about numbers. Those days numbers essentially meant collecting information on markets, distributors, retailers, competitors and customers. The data thus collected and stored in computers were used for churning out diagnostic reports and answered questions like : Has market … Continue reading The Science of Selling

Missed Opportunities : An Organizational Perspective

Much has been written about the success of new ideas that turned into huge business entities in both technology and non-technology segments of the industry. These are amazing stories of power of imagination, grit, perseverance and ability to withstand failures and getting up one more time to get closer to success. Consider global brands such … Continue reading Missed Opportunities : An Organizational Perspective