A round-up of my posts from last week:

1. In 2010, a Microsoft ethnographic study found that 3 kinds of activities related to search - Missions, Excavations & Explorations. I look at these from a personal branding pov bit.ly/internet-user 1/5
2. Two ads from January 2021, for two different products, but their messages are polar opposites! Both ask you to 'feel good'. When you see them together, you may be in a quandary :) bit.ly/good-feel 2/5
3. Traditionally, wine has always been associated with glass bottles. Recently, a few brands are trying other forms of packaging. One of them has an interesting ad campaign to communicate the new pack, while another has an exciting package design! bit.ly/tetrawine 3/5
4. Imagine an email app that you can send emails through, and it mimics a postal letter and reaches the recipient based on their physical distance from your place. Laughable? Well, a new, currently-buzzy app does something similar with photos! bit.ly/ishallwait 4/5
5. Rashmi Samant was all over the news in India as recently as February 12-13. Yet, on Feb. 18th, the same media were also forced to report another piece of news about her. Lessons for us: bit.ly/post-past 5/5

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22 Feb
BigBasket has sent a cease & desist notice to a Coimbatore-based offline and online grocery store called DailyBasket!
Reason? "Your name, website and mobile app are similar to ours"!
The 7th point in BigBasket's letter is phenomenally 1/4
2/4 arrogant: "transfer the deceptively and confusingly similar domain dailybasket dot-com to our client at no costs". Yeah, right.
What are DailyBasket's options, against a legal notice from a much-larger, now-acquired-by-Tata-Group giant?
They can respond legally. They can
3/4 submit, and comply.
Or, they can take the battle public!
DailyBasket has created a website called BBisabully (bit.ly/bbisabully) to address all the charges, with visual evidence to show how absurd they are!
'basket' is a very common word in e-commerce/offline commerce.
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Before you want to become a 'Thought Leader', you need to share your thoughts first, consistently. When you do, your readers may decide whether you are a 'thought leader' or not.
The other day, I also noticed a request in a WhatsApp Group - "Could anyone recommend an agency 1/4
2/4 to write thought-leadership articles for our CEO?".
There are 2 parts in 'thought leadership' - the most important element is the thought. The second aspect is articulation. Seeking help in articulation is perfectly justified since not every person is adept in that facet,
3/4 but the starting point is 'thought'... consistently, on a few topics that matter most to you where you want to build your personal brand, and where you push the existing set of beliefs and thoughts into newer directions and perspectives with well-worded arguments and points.
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Another day... another instance of a spontaneous outpouring of support for a brand.
Or, another day... another instance of a 'toolkit' being put to use in the name of corporate communications/PR.
Considering most people can see through this, and such coordinated attempts to 1/3 ImageImage
2/3 shift public opinion has been done to death, why do companies even bother using this tactic?
Wouldn't this do more damage by making it obvious that a coordinated tactic of 'floating' positive public opinion is in action? Does it amount to some benefit for the brand at all?
3/3 What is particularly amusing in this instance is that it looks like another party is roping in the same people who tweeted in support of Amazon, to also retweet tweets that condemn Amazon!

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Instead of focusing on spineless celebrities, let me gather the few brave ones who resist the urge/fear to submit to the powers-of-the-day and boldly speak out. An on-going thread. Let me start with my favorite - @babubasu was an idol from my school days and always will be.
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