Rising Star Awards 2022– Winners

Kanika Yadav

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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write about the new trend in branded content where brands represent themselves as champions of craftspeople and not as adversaries

By Hamsini Shivakumar | March 31, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write that still in the early stages of definition and conceptualisation, brands' new efforts are towards changing the meaning of fitness from referring to a particular body shape or ratio. It is a more spiritual and holistic well being of an individual

By Hamsini Shivakumar | March 24, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write that the space of “equal partner families” is ripe for more and more interesting narratives on ‘new-age dads' and ‘equal partner parenting'. The brands that still feature ‘hands-off' dads in their ads could soon begin to look ‘outdated' or ‘too traditional'/‘orthodox' in their manifest values

By Hamsini Shivakumar | March 16, 2022
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Last week, Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, wrote how most female characters in Indian brand communication remain a manifestation of societal stereotypes. In this article, they delve deeper into factors that help us in moving beyond the stereotypes

By Hamsini Shivakumar | March 09, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write about the stereotyping of women, the token equality in the Indian advertising industry

By Hamsini Shivakumar | March 02, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write that brands are creating V-Day campaigns that have narratives around singles and non-heteronormative couples and how couples are discovering new avenues to overcome the staleness enforced by familiarity

By BuzzInContent Bureau | February 24, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write how the evolving consumer behaviour and culture is changing the way beauty brands create marketing strategies

By BuzzInContent Bureau | February 17, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write that it is crucial that the ambitious cause of sustainability and environment is tailored to audiences in branded content in a way that they identify their own smaller causes within it

By Hamsini Shivakumar | February 09, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write while discussions of patriotism cannot escape the use of abstract values of bravery, courage and the like, it is important to anchor these values in something tangible that is connected to the category and product that the brand is best known for, within one's content

By Hamsini Shivakumar | February 02, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write that participating in the ecosystem that enables learning and opportunities not only positions a brand as helpful and resourceful, it also adds to its cultural relevance

By Hamsini Shivakumar | January 27, 2022
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Leapfrog Strategy's Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav write that the campaign ditches the usual tokenistic glorification of a truck driver in favour of realistic story arcs

By Hamsini Shivakumar | January 19, 2022
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting to analyse the BuzzInContent Awards 2021 winning content-driven campaigns over the course of the next few weeks. This time around, they have handpicked winning content pieces by Columbia Pacific Communities to analyse them through the lens of culture

By BuzzInContent Bureau | December 28, 2021
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting write how marketers could place integrated marketing communication, immersive experiences and branded content on a spectrum of initiatives to garner greater consumer attention and deeper consumer engagement with their brand

By Hamsini Shivakumar | December 22, 2021
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav, of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write how Center Fresh could move on from the Dharma produced long-form TVC to creating engaging branded content around the “First Encounter” moment - both in popular and in lived culture

By Hamsini Shivakumar | December 13, 2021
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting decode Cadbury's iconic campaigns and the recent video by a young digital creator, for the chocolate brand, which has set a new benchmark

By Hamsini Shivakumar | December 06, 2021
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, analyse the stance taken by the brands which sell products for men and how they are trying to reshape the currently accepted notions of masculinity

By Hamsini Shivakumar | December 01, 2021
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav, of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write that precious metals brands need branded content to create a larger narrative where the metal in question is mystified instead of particular products. Such a context helps in forging new meanings and inter-connections that traditional marketing/advertising cannot have access to due to logistical limitations

By Hamsini Shivakumar | November 25, 2021
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Kanika Yadav of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write that solidarity, support and gratitude were the main themes that the brands banked on in their content this festive season

By Hamsini Shivakumar | November 15, 2021
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