Prospecting in a Cluttered World And (Part 1 The 4 Universal Principles of Prospecting)

Tariq-J_250

Written by: Tariq Jarrar

About the author: Seasoned Sales Leader and Accomplished Bilingual Coach

“The brutal fact is the number one reason for failure in sales is an empty pipeline, and the root cause of an empty pipeline is the failure to prospect.” ― Jeb Blount.
Prospecting has and will always be the most critical activity or discipline in sales—it what separates the superstars from the ones that are scraping by on second hand, hand-me-down leads……

Continue reading


The Mindset of a Salesperson

Sunil Thekkepat-Final

Written by: Sunil Thekkepat

About the author: National Business Head & Sr Vice President |Over two decades of Corporate experience ; voracious reader, an avid traveler and a connoisseur of good things in life !

It’s often said that at the core, everyone is a Salesperson. Irrespective of the work, level or the profession you are in, as long as you are dealing with people, you are selling something. Hence, shouldn’t sales be second nature to all?…

Continue reading


Digital – Too Fast to Comprehend, too Pervasive to Ignore!

Trupti Bhandari 2

Written by: Trupti Bhandari

About the author: Global Business Leader│Ex-EVP GSK, Reckitt Benckiser, Pfizer, B&L│Author, Life and executive coach

‘Boss, we will understand the data signals, optimize our search, do some data management, integrate AI, set an evaluation metric …’ a young trainee exults as I look on, wondering whether he can connect the dots……

Continue reading


Reimagining Travel & Tourism Marketing

AJ 1

Written by: Ashok Jaiswar

About the author: Group Head Marketing and Corporate Communications – Greaves Cotton Limited and Ampere Electric

“Even a lone traveller feeds many.” Yes, every time a plane lands, so many cabs run, hotels get occupied, restaurants get full, travel operators thrive & local communities survive. Travel is integral to life & contributes significantly to jobs & economic vitality of the nation.
……..

Continue reading


Evolution of Payments A journey from Barter to Digital

Shashank Joshi

Written by: Shashank Joshi

About the author: Chairman Sagacious Programming and Development Pvt Ltd.│Ex CEO MoneyonMobile

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin
Human beings have evolved over the last thousands of years and along with them their ways of life have evolved too. The beginning probably was with hunting to survive that evolved to producing food for survival…….

Continue reading


The Keystone of Marketing Strategy: CVP

over three decades of experience in Marketing & Sales in industry sectors ranging from transport fuels, lubricants, entertainment and FMCG. He has worked in global markets across 5 continents, and currently works as a Senior Vice President in India

Written by: Ashish Kothari

About the author: Ashish Kothari has over three decades of experience in Marketing & Sales in industry sectors ranging from transport fuels, lubricants, entertainment and FMCG. He has worked in global markets across 5 continents, and currently works as a Senior Vice President in India

Joe Saldana glanced at his watch a third and final time as he eased into the corner table at Moonbucks Coffee. Relieved that he was well in time for his 11 o’clock appointment with Mr. Mehra, (his premier prospect for a lucrative endowment policy), Joe pulled out his carefully prepared benefit illustrations just as his client walked in….

Continue reading


Paradigm shift in After-Sales Service – Must know for Marketer

Rajib250

Written by: Rajib Chowdhury

About the author: Business Head – Consumer Durable Service & Revenue

I clearly remember, it was 1985, my dad finally booked our first Refrigerator. The Refrigerator was delivered almost a month after the booking. Unfortunately one decorative plastic cover was found broken. Toll free or customer care concepts were not there even in the imagination of the brands…….

Continue reading


Pandemic Communications Essentials: What Coronavirus has Taught the Communications Fraternity

Arpan Basu1

Written by: Arpan Basu

About the author: Director Communications at Coca-Cola India and South West Asia

The communications industry is an apt reflection of our time: fast-paced and in need of constant evolution. Especially during crises, well-devised communications can become the quickest tool in ensuring business continuity and responding to unprecedented situations……

Continue reading


The ‘Main Hoon Na’ Approach to Business

Mandeep-S

Written by: Mandeep Singh

About the author: CEO & Executive Director at JSL Lifestyle Limited

“If any trouble or anxiety comes your way,
Don’t ever be restless, I am here (I will make sure that it gets fulfilled)…”
The world is moving from product selling to solution selling. Simultaneously, in any work environment, both bosses & subordinates are looking for trustworthy colleagues & specialists, who are resourceful enablers and can get the job done with tenacity, by taking full ownership.

Continue reading


Key differences between India & GCC Automobile Market: Must know for Marketing & Sales

Sudip Final

Written by: Sudip Banerjee

About the author: Ex Head Muscat Sales – Mazda Oman

Over the past few years, the automobile sector has been stuck in a quagmire, with floundering sales as a result of slowing economy.
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic could result in vehicle sales plunging further and the recovery path will be slow.

Continue reading


What comes first Demand or Distribution? A perennial dilemma for FMCG companies.

Praveen Jaipuriar

Written by: Praveen Jaipuriar

About the author: CEO at Continental Coffee Pvt. Limited | ex- Head Marketing – Dabur India Ltd

It was 2015, I was at Chandigarh sitting in a plush office of Mr Juneja. Mr Juneja was the promoter of a hair oil brand Kesh King. The brand was launched somewhere in 2008 and within a short span of 6-7 years attained a turnover of Rs 250-275cr. Mr Juneja believed that it was beyond his means to scale it up further and therefore had put the brand up for sale commanding a valuation of Rs 1800-2000 cr…….

Continue reading


Healthcare Marketing: Priorities to meet the changed market needs

Jarita_x250

Written by: Jasrita Dhir

About the author: Head – Brand, Marketing & CSR at Fortis Healthcare

Healthcare marketing has always required a specialised skill-set considering healthcare is a ‘grudge-category’. However, never has healthcare marketing been under the kind of pressure that it has been, in the last couple of years…..

Continue reading