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Leapfrog Strategy Consulting's Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav, write that with its ability to offer stimulation and customised storylines, interactive content is a technological innovation well suited to the needs of the fast-paced consumerist culture. It is a concept worth exploring for brands and creators involved in branded content

By Hamsini Shivakumar
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The weekly column Content & Culture by Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting examines the fairly known and yet loosely defined ‘feeling of home' used in branded content initiatives

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In her weekly column Content & Culture, Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, explains why modern packaged food brands should embrace their modernity and use branded content as their point of distinctiveness vis-à-vis other food brands

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes that raising awareness for vaccination is a meaningful opportunity for brands. If done not just via expression (videos, songs, etc.) but via enablement, it can result in increasing their goodwill among the public and position them as social benefactors

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, has picked five branded content samples to analyse how brands have reimagined the bond of protection between brother and sister to update their cultural stance. And the ways in which that has shaken the traditional understanding at the root

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes that the younger generation today, especially those located in urban areas, see themselves as global citizens. As much as they're rooted in their own local culture, they also enjoy interacting with content from overseas. Jalebi Baby-Zomato video fulfils an aspirational need to participate in a globalised world's culture

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In today's Content & Culture write-up, Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, analyses that brands may find a convincing way to connect themselves with the upcoming Olympics, but do they have the cultural sanction to do so? And even if they can associate with the event in some way, will their audience find the association acceptable?

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, analyses Netflix India's branded content strategy, including the content initiative for the film Haseen Dillruba, where inspector Rawat from Haseen Dillruba (played by Aditya Srivastava, known for his role as Abhijeet on C.I.D.) reaches out to the OG crime-solving team C.I.D. to help him crack the case central to the film

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Consumers are more likely to endorse brands that don't just adopt a social stance in the digital world but also work to execute them on the ground, writes Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, in this week's Content & Culture

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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes how Britannia Marie Gold's My Start-Up campaign is not just at the psychological level – where the audience watches a feel-good film about a homemaker-turned-entrepreneur and comes away feeling inspired. It has also tried to change the ground reality for every homemaker who may have never had the opportunity to pursue her interest/passion as a business before

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This week, Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes that brands need to do more just than inject pleasure and enjoyment into consumers' lives. They need to impose the importance of living cautiously upon their audience

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Read Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting's analysis on brands that want to get their money's worth through more long-term returns than a mere uptick in positive sentiment for a brief period. It is a list definitely worth discussing at the next team meeting

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Through content, brands are trying to undo the definitions of parenthood set by advertising, which have been largely focussed on the mother-child unit, and expand its understanding to something more gender-neutral, writes Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting

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At a time most brands across the globe are theming their content around hope and positivity, only being able to resonate with the consumers' cultural background can help them stand out in the clutter, writes the Founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting

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To help answer this question, Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, has studied four examples of branded communication – two with child influencers and two storytelling-driven pieces featuring kids

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After writing 30 articles for BuzzInContent's section Content & Culture and analysing more than 80 pieces of branded content in over seven months, this week, the Founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting looks back at all the insights and lists them as five stages one must pass through in his or her journey to creating meaningful branded content

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The Founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting writes that given the times we are living in, if brands start relevant and wide-reaching conversations to grow awareness around mental well-being, they could make a dent in the social handling of the issue and, of course, be remembered fondly as changemakers by consumers

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The Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, says there is almost a white space when it comes to branded content which furthers the cause of eco-friendly, cruelty-free, sustainable and zero waste consumption in India. Unilever's entry into this space – even if at a global level – is a sign of a growing clientele for such products

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