'Degrees get you into the room, it is the attitude that counts,' adman Madhukar Kamath tells Viveat Susan Pinto and Arundhuti Dasgupta. IMAGE: Madhukar Kamath has spent over 25 years -- in two stints -- at the DBB Mudra Group. Photograph: Kind courtesy ddbmudragroup.com Madhukar Kamath, chief executive officer and managing director, DDB Mudra Group, is racing against time. The 62-year-old adman, who recently called it quits at the Omnicom-owned agency, has the task of grooming his ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Viveat Susan Pinto & Niraj Bhatt in conversation with Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO, Grey Group. IMAGE: Nirvik Singh is worried about the rising tide of protectionism and what it can do to world business. Advertising, after all, flourishes when barriers come down, not when they come up. Photograph: Adeel Halim /Reuters. Adversity and the desire to excel needn't be strange bedfellows. On many occasions, they go hand-in-hand. Ask Nirvik Singh, chairman and CEO of Grey Group, Asia ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Analysts and sector experts pin this trend down to the aspirational nature of home and personal products. Viveat Susan Pinto reports. IMAGE: Inside an Amul processing unit. An expert says, "What MNCs have is globally-tested best practices and formulations that work well in home and personal care. Products are uniform across markets. In food, uniformity doesn't help. It is local tastes and preferences that work."Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters. India's nearly 3 lakh crore consumer goods ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The stage is set for a battle of sorts over the distribution of revenue from cricket, considered one of the most marketable sports in the world. At the centre of the conflict is the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which is the country's apex cricketing body, and the International Cricket Council, the global governing body for cricket. On April 24, a meeting of the chief executives committee of the ICC member boards will be held. Coming after the February 4 board meeting of the ICC, ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
As chairman of Tata Global Beverages (TGB) and brand custodian of Tata Group, HARISH BHAT, 54, is a busy man. Not only does he have the responsibility of pushing growth at the country's leading tea maker; he also has the task of lifting the Tata brand in the ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
For the second quarter in a row, India's consumer confidence index remained high, topping the global list of countries on the same parameter, market research agency Nielsen said on Monday. Data released by the agency shows that India's consumer confidence index for the fourth quarter of the calendar year 2016 was 136, three points ahead of the score it achieved in the third quarter of 2016.The increase in consumer confidence, said Nielsen, came at a time when the Government of India announced a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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