Rural India remains largely a cash economy but that will change in the future and finance brands have to be alert to where they can intervene digitally, according to the managing director of Mahindra Finance.
Many of the conventions of rural marketing in India are well past their expiry date, according to two agency strategy executives, who argue that that it’s time to retire these and connect more richly with the emerging rural Indian consumer.
A strategic, sustained and inclusive approach is required to convert rural consumers into brand fans – return on investment cannot be an immediate direct result of an initiative, according to an industry veteran.
India faces complex agricultural issues which the government is attempting to address, but brands can also play a role by tapping into the mobile and app-based “agritech” revolution that is helping transform each stage of the agriculture value ...
Amit Tiwari, WARC Exclusive, December 2019
This ethnographic study on rural India was based on qualitative research – structured interactions with 130 customers, retailers and influencers – across 32 towns in 16 states, covering all 4 regions (North, East, West, South) in India.
Amandeep Singh, WARC Exclusive, December 2019
India may have come a long way since The Green Revolution and farm mechanisation was introduced, however the situation for farmers has not, and remains a serious issue that brands need to tackle to empower these large communities.
Tammy Greenberg, ANA Magazine, Forward, December 2019
Understanding local cultural nuances, tapping into current events, and helping to shape local trends makes a difference in establishing long-term relationships with consumers, and no medium is better for this than radio.
MRS Awards, Highly Commended, MRS Award for International Research, 2019
World Animal Protection, a non-profit animal welfare organisation, created a quant/qual study that provided it with hard evidence to encourage the protection of animals from government officials globally.
Amul, the Indian dairy brand, is so trusted by all levels of society it does not do the sort of market segmentation other brands customarily undertake, but that trust has been built over decades, based on quality and a local focus.
In this final part of a three-part interview series, Unilever’s outgoing Chief Marketing & Commuications Officer, Keith Weed, shares the secret to successful localisation of brand purpose, and why sustainability has to be more than a brand message.
Outlines the findings of research conducted to build a picture of today's high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) in the fashion, jewelry, horology, duty free conglomerates, financial advisers, luxury publishers, travel, and luxury auto brands industries.