There are some interesting conversations floating about internet in local Indian languages. Take a look at Nikhil Pahwa‘s (Medianama) first post that emanated out of a question in the Internet Governance Forum; Mahesh‘s (Oneindia) subsequent post and more recently, Manu Prasad‘s post. Without getting into the nitti-gritties of the operational issues of getting local language internet access popular, isn’t this… Read more →
Trust our film makers to get social media engagement right! Rakeysh ‘Rang-de-basanti’ Mehra’s next film is Delhi 6. The promo is just out, recently and looks awesome, as expected, with some scintillating music by A R Rahman. There’s a ‘Official Delhi 6 Group‘ in Facebook already, with 862 members as of today, but hear this…UTV is actually doing some really… Read more →
“The â??music searchâ?? function on the site leads the user to songs that he or she could have accessed using any other search engine or directly from the website. We aren’t hosting any of this content. So T-Series needs to tell us exactly what infringement weâ??re supposedly guilty of” – Guruji founder Anurag Dod, July 17, 2008. (Economic Times) This… Read more →
Excellent effort by Ogilvy. One of the relevant PDF documents was titled ‘The New PR‘ and talks extensively about why brands should start leveraging social media for PR. Ogilvy is defnitely ahead of the curve with some fabulous case studies, but what are they doing in India? Are they doing anything at all…I’m sure keen to know!
As if that list of Top 10 Indian IT companies and their non-existent (most of them, at least) twitter accounts is not enough, here’s Dell talking about the million USD it has made (see this and this)….through Twitter. Besides being an absolutely delightful PR idea, if its indeed true (that they can actually quantify and add all their tweeting to… Read more →
How do Indian IT companies fare on microblogging (read, Twitter)? Terribly, I’d say. Of the Top 10 companies (as per this Rediff list), only 3 companies actually own their twitter profiles. The rest either do not even have a profile or have allowed unrelated strangers to own their profiles. Its baffling to see top IT companies not taking their microblogging… Read more →
Good article in Boston Herald. But, except Lenovo, none of the other examples are inspiring enough for the fence-sitters to start experimenting. But, its a great beginning, nevertheless…and a good lesson for Indian companies! By the way, two of the companies mentioned in the article are (one is ‘were’) my clients 🙂