All articles in 'India' Category

Introducing Flag Project – A fun way to Learn Excel Charting

Published on Mar 8, 2010 in Charts and Graphs, Featured, India
Introducing Flag Project  – A fun way to Learn Excel Charting

I have a new community project for all the members of PHD. It is a simple yet intuitive challenge. Make your own country’s flag using Excel Charts. To start the project, I have made the Indian flag using a bar and pie chart. Go ahead and see the rest of this post to findout how this chart is made and then participate in the “flag project” by making your own country’s flag. All the best.

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Amul is Seriously Good – How agile is your brand?

Published on Aug 4, 2008 in advertising, business, Humor, ideas, India

Amul has one hell of a branding strategy, they take whatever is happening in politics, entertainment, sports etc and turn the situation in to a billboard to tell their butter / jam / milk product story. Almost every week they do this, so restlessly that when something big happens, customers tend to think how Amul […]

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Vodafone – creativity gone awry

Published on Jul 3, 2008 in advertising, business, India, wonder why

Just click those ads and tell me what you understood. Humor me, go ahead, I am waiting. … Ok, stop scratching, you might loose more hair than the common sense brand managers at vodafone lost. Apparently these adds convey that Vodafone has solved the unsolvable conundrum of “talk-time” or “validity” by introducing a lifetime valid […]

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Most bizarre print ads – Indian version

Published on Jun 23, 2008 in Analytics, India, wonder why

Time for another look at print ads, this time for the most bizarre of them all. Mind you, these are not awful or plain lousy ads, for any column-centimeter worth its area has a fair share of lousy ads, these are simply bizarre ads, the kind that will make you go – WTF? The first […]

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Stop feeling lucky, its just a google sari

Published on Jun 18, 2008 in Humor, ideas, India

Huh! this has to be the most bizarre sari ever … Related google stuff you may find odd: Google park bench, Google fools day present to time travelers, Google life original source:New Launches

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Email marketing is NOT distributing pamphlets

Published on Jun 4, 2008 in advertising, business, ideas, India, wonder why

Take a look at the above screen shot of my inbox. Does any thing look odd? Of course it does, the amazing folks at IRCTC have decided to send a tempting summer vacation offer to me, not once but 5 times in the last 14 hours. Despite having one of the finest Indian online customer […]

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Citibank’s brilliant “no panga sab changa” ad

Published on May 19, 2008 in advertising, business, ideas, India

I came across this brilliant ad from Citibank advertising their metro card for Delhi metro, see it yourself. I have taken Delhi metro first time during my summer internship in 2005. The system was excellent even at that time. I felt proud riding a world class air conditioned carriage from my hotel to the heart […]

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Dhoni sizzles in Tamilified ads

Published on May 8, 2008 in advertising, business, Humor, India

Spotted these two rather well done ads starring Dhoni. The ads glorify lungi-clad, wild-dancing, movie-loving Tamil spirit while promoting carbonated sweetened beverages and mechanized time indicators. Dhoni Pepsi ad: Dhoni Sonata ad: However well done these ads are, I must admit that you will never probably see anything close to what is depicted in the […]

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Vodafone pug is happy to help you .. or really?

Published on Apr 30, 2008 in advertising, ideas, India

Look at the above Vodafone ad, the latest one where a cute little girl is constantly getting help from a cute little pug in various situations while a beautiful jingle is played in the background. The ad ends saying that “Vodafone is all too happy to help you” when you need them. Even though I […]

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Best of Indian Outdoor Advertising

Published on Apr 7, 2008 in advertising, business, Humor, India, media

6 of the outdoor ads that I think are really cool, see for yourself: First, one of the most memorable brands of India, Amul, their advertising strategy is simple, every time connect with audience with messages that are from current news items. The humor is subtle yet striking. [See more of amul ads here] Ad […]

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IIM Indore 2008 Placements

Published on Mar 11, 2008 in b-school, business, India, Indore

As usual my alma mater had a rocking placement year with 95 companies giving 367 offers to 173 odd students, salaries seemed to have peaked to new highs with lots of excellent offers and opportunities for the marketing / BFS and consulting candidates. IT companies offered some of the lowest salaries on the batch, indicating […]

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Hackers sneak into Serena Williams on Ramp

Published on Mar 11, 2008 in advertising, Humor, India, media

or so would Economic Times likes us to believe. Otherwise how on earth would explain ridiculous news grouping like this? Rush to ET, you might still be able to catch a glimpse of this master piece. Such pity in the age of context sensitivity and related content discovery. Looks like someone from TOI migrated to […]

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Pulsar Mania – Bajaj’s new kickass advertisement

Published on Mar 10, 2008 in advertising, business, India

Bajaj has always been a smart advertiser and brand promoter. Generations of people have grown up watching their ads and whenever you see one of them you always feel happy inside. The brand and some of the bikes stand for what India is and what our values are. Be it the humara Bajaj or Feel […]

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IT Mafia – hilarious spoof on Indian IT Industry

Published on Mar 4, 2008 in Humor, India, Movies-Books, technology

Excellent work by Tri-podders again… See it to believe. Extremely NSFW 😀 IT Mafia Part 1 IT Mafia Part 2 IT Mafia Part 3 Also see Anukokunda o Mandu Party part 1 & part 2

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