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In the second episode of BuzzInContent's monthly IP, Hamsini Shivakumar, Semiotician, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, Savita Pai, Chief Digital and Media Officer, Diageo India, Sajni Masturlal, Head of Content, Wakefit and Karthik Nagarajan, Chief Content Officer, Wavemaker India and Head of Content, GroupM India talk about the nuances of creating content that is culturally relevant

By BuzzInContent Bureau | May 03, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | February 17, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | February 08, 2021
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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 | January 20, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | January 04, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | December 30, 2020
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | December 21, 2020
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Hamsini Shivakumar, the founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, wears her semiotics lenses to analyse Facebook's latest Diwali film, its cultural relevance and what made it go viral and stand out in the clutter of several other feel-good Diwali films

By Hamsini Shivakumar | November 23, 2020
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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, explains that as brands are increasingly expected to have responsible conversations within their category, content has become the way to go

By Hamsini Shivakumar | November 06, 2020
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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder, Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, wears her semiotic lenses to analyse Myntra's content IP, a fashion-focused digital reality show. She deciphers how the platform makes itself more authentic and credible by changing the narrative of fashion pageants with a more realistic approach

By Hamsini Shivakumar | October 22, 2020
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Presenting this week's Content & Culture analysis done by rare Semiotic professionals at Leapfrog Strategy Consulting led by Hamsini Shivakumar. They analyse a few Daughter's Day campaigns like Stayfree's #ItsJustAPeriod and Raho Safe's ‘When they grow up too fast' done over three years

By Hamsini Shivakumar | October 01, 2020
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BuzzInContent.com brings to you the first-ever weekly series titled ‘Content and Culture' that will analyse the content initiatives by brands through the Semiotic Lens. Presenting this week an analysis done by the rare Semiotic professionals at Leapfrog Strategy Consulting led by Hamsini Shivakumar for Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk's song ‘Sang Rahiyo'

By Hamsini Shivakumar | September 23, 2020
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | June 21, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | June 14, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | June 07, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | March 22, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | March 01, 2021
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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

By Hamsini Shivakumar | February 22, 2021
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