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Leapfrog Strategy Consulting

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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 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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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 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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Hamsini Shivakumar and Prabhjot Singh Gambhir of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting write about how brands should approach the topic of LGBTQ+ themes and whether they should follow the trend, to be topical

By Hamsini Shivakumar | January 19, 2023
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Prabhjot Singh Gambhir of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, write about how Christmas is not viewed as a festival in Indian culture but is rather seen as an event, and how it can be used by brands to form a deeper connect with the people

By Hamsini Shivakumar | January 14, 2023
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Prabhjot Singh Gambhir of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting write about the important things to be kept in mind before starting work on sponsorship ideas for film festivals

By Hamsini Shivakumar | January 13, 2023
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Prabhjot Singh Gambhir of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting write about how brands can best leverage stand-up comedians to form a connect with the youth

By Hamsini Shivakumar | January 12, 2023
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Hamsini Shivakumar and Prabhjot Singh Gambhir of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting share the differences and the varying USPs of influencers coming from metros and those from the not so prosperous parts of the country

By Hamsini Shivakumar | January 12, 2023
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Hamsini Shivakumar, Founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, writes that big-budget brands like Tinder and Bumble have made branded content their format of choice. They are focused on normalising dating, removing the negative stigmas of ‘hook-up' culture and laying the grounds for the longer-term development of dating practices in India

By Hamsini Shivakumar | December 07, 2022
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