What could Tiffany’s Do?

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Premise: Last week the Wall St. Journal featured a story on Tiffany & Co’s “midlife crisis.” The piece highlighted the jewellery brand’s struggle to regain its “cool” and improve recently tepid sales and profits. A few days later they announced the hiring of a new CEO. Tiffany is hardly the only brand that is going through such a crisis. There is a lesson that all of us can learn from the experience of Tiffany and to a certain extent, even JC Penny. Steve Dennis on his blog talks about the customer trapeze. The customer trapeze is the idea of a brand hoping to […]

PBTO58: Hunch – Where Insights and Foresights Meet! With Bernadette Jiwa

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/58_PBTO58__Hunch_-_Where_Insights_and_Foresights_Meet_With_Bernadette_Jiwa.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Credits: Opening music credit goes to Riju Mukhopadhyay & Pavan Cherukumilli Who is on the show: In this episode, we host Bernadette Jiwa. She is a best selling author of multiple books and writes one of the most popular marketing and branding blogs – The Story of Telling. Smart Company named as the top business blog in Australia of 2016. Seth Godin listed it as one of the marketing blogs he reads. Why is she on the show: She just released her most recent book – Hunch. The book talks about how we […]

What Successful Marketing looks like

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I see marketing as successful if The focus of the effort was the consumer and she doesn’t feel like she is marketed to but feels like someone understood her better! She doesn’t feel like she is part of a target market but like an individual that she is! You have a conversation with her and not talk to her! When she feels and interacts with the marketing activity but doesn’t see it! It creates a emotional relationship with her along with a transactional relationship! This is simple but not easy!    

Lessons in Storytelling That I learnt from TED Conference Speakers

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Lessons in Storytelling From TED Conference Speakers by Mukesh Gupta Premise: Story telling has been one of the most memorable and influential ways to spread ideas. The TED conference is so popular because the speakers in the conference are mostly good at telling stories – stories that they are passionate about and that passion spills over to the audience and we are able to connect. Also, note that the duration of these talks are not very long. So, I wanted to learn if there are any story telling secrets that i can learn from the TED speakers. Also, I thought […]

The Tale of Amar, Akbar, Anthony and What They All Need to Succeed

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Three Friends Meet three friends – Amar, Akbar & Anthony. Amar is an entrepreneur. He thinks that he is unemployable and wants to always remain his own boss. He is self-driven, creative, knows what he wants and has the ability to inspire people. He is not afraid of taking risks and following his dreams. He dreams big and wants to make it big some-day. He believes in his own ability and pursues his dreams. He co-founded a startup and is busy creating the next billion dollar product. Akbar is also like Amar, but a bit more conservative. He wants to go […]