BuzzInContent Awards 2020

Content & Culture

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The founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting writes about the similarities and differences between the purpose-driven branded content created by non-profit organisations and commercial brands

By Hamsini Shivakumar
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This week, the Founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting analyses branded content created by Wakefit, Philips, Duroflex, Centuary Mattresses, Peps Industries and how it is helping them to create a habit of good sleep and set them up as shapers of culture and culture change

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The Founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting writes how the agency breaks the boundaries between marketing and HR by introducing branded content to the latter through 14 short minisodes, showcasing the work atmosphere at the company

By Hamsini Shivakumar
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Hamsini Shivakumar, the Founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes that by turning into a publisher instead of seeking sponsorship for visibility, Asian Paints shows how brands can reclaim importance by retraining the focus on their audience instead of themselves, unlike in the past where visibility came at the cost of interruptions in the consumption experience

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The founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting writes that Cookbook is a reminder for those who see branded content as equal to online content – that while brands must talk to consumers in the virtual space since that is where they spend a large part of their day, brands must also communicate with them in a world that is more real and tangible to them

By Hamsini Shivakumar
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This week, the founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting deciphers how Women's Day as an occasion resonates with Indian women and why do brands go gaga over it. She writes it is unclear what gap Women's Day is filling. Often, its messaging overlaps with the kind created for Mother's Day and Rakshabandhan

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes that the brand's attempt at visibility has turned into sponsorship, what should have painted a brand persona has become a confused mix, and going for distinctiveness has landed it with an unsteady approach to comedy

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes how performance poetry is the new kid on the block, a new approach to build and sustain an emotional connection. Its strengths are the very opposite of human-interest story videos — the videos are indirect, polished and slick; and deal in fictional emotions

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes that stand-up comedy as branded content can only succeed when it is based on the fundamentals of what branded content is supposed to be — a way for brands to participate in culture

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, picks 10 examples of branded video content released between 2017 and 2020 to gauge the latest trends that will hover over 2021's Valentine's Day celebration by brands

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In this week's in-depth analysis of an editorial site of Natural Diamond Council, Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes how their website, as branded content, has been able to do what a marketing campaign, a series of advertisements or a promotional exercise couldn't have achieved — the ability to direct and shape the diamond semiosphere

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In this week's Content & Culture article, Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consultancy, reinstates the importance of cultural relevance to make any branded content piece successful, by analysing the beer brand's music video ‘Always Summer' featuring the popular musician Prateek Kuhad

By Hamsini Shivakumar
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A leader in using content to build brand image and brand connect recently caught our attention with its innovative approach to branded content. Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, analyses the brand's content initiatives from the semiotic lens

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In her first weekly article this year, Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, points out learnings that brands can get from the D2C home and sleep solutions brand when they jump on to the branded content bandwagon without getting swept away in the plethora of content being created to woo the audience

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For the last week of December 2020, Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes that relying on branded content to promote something as capital-intensive as a film is not risky. In fact, it may pay off better in the long run

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This week, Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog strategy Consulting, analyses whether the BuzzInContent Gold winner Unacademy's ‘Let's Crack It!' and Silver winner upGrad's ‘Aage Ki Soch' live up to the categorisation of branded content and if they stand apart from the adjacent field of advertising

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When the logic grows old or doesn't help strongly distinguish between category competitors, reaching out to the emotional faculty can possibly ensure your product's renewed usage, writes Hamsini Shivakumar, the founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting

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Due to the pandemic, the consumption of food-related content is on a high, making many brands take this path. But the challenge is differentiation. This week, Hamsini Shivakumar lays down the strategy that can help brands bring a differentiation at a time when everyone is jumping on the bandwagon of food-related content

By Hamsini Shivakumar
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