Sandeep Goyal

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Pogonotrophy & the Joy of being 'Beardiful'

Pogonotrophy & the Joy of being 'Beardiful'

Rediff.com3 days ago

Will the beard continue to be in vogue once WFH wraps up? asks Sandeep Goyal.

Where did Juhi Chawla go wrong?

Where did Juhi Chawla go wrong?

Rediff.com23 Jun 2021

Where Ms Chawla seems to have erred is that she has not been able to build the desired credibility required to champion the cause she took to court.

Of dubious products & cautionary warnings

Of dubious products & cautionary warnings

Rediff.com30 Apr 2021

Are "dubious" new categories and "shady" new brands, financed and funded by avaricious investors trying to change the contours of the Indian marketplace forever, asks Sandeep Goyal?

Are hashtags really political ads?

Are hashtags really political ads?

Rediff.com10 Apr 2021

The Election Commission has done its homework pretty well on political hashtags, observes ad guru Sandeep Goyal.

Beware Zohnerism!

Beware Zohnerism!

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

Zohnerism drives our daily consumption of news and shaping our understanding of most issues, warns Sandeep Goyal.

Diljit Dosanjh: Sardar with Swag

Diljit Dosanjh: Sardar with Swag

Rediff.com25 Dec 2020

For Dosanjh to stand by his faith, retain the turban and beard, and yet not trivialise himself in the roles he has essayed, is really his biggest achievement, observes Sandeep Goyal.

When Maradona beat D&G 113,000-0

When Maradona beat D&G 113,000-0

Rediff.com12 Dec 2020

It is a very different victory of Maradona that fascinates me even more, notes ad guru Sandeep Goyal.

Good to see Bikhchandani, Banga on the rich list

Good to see Bikhchandani, Banga on the rich list

Rediff.com16 Oct 2020

'To all the MBAs that burn the candle at both ends, travel half-a-million miles every year, and spend little or no quality time with their families, the rise to riches of Mr Bikhchandani and Mr Banga, should be true inspiration,' notes Sandeep Goyal.

What your Zoom background says about you

What your Zoom background says about you

Rediff.com21 Sep 2020

Is there no 'normal' background? Sure there is.

The Rise and Rise of the Attention Economy

The Rise and Rise of the Attention Economy

Rediff.com5 Sep 2020

'The attention economy is making it economically valuable for us to spread our attention thin', observes ad guru Sandeep Goyal.

Brand Dhoni in 2025: Boom or bust?

Brand Dhoni in 2025: Boom or bust?

Rediff.com1 Sep 2020

Will retirement bedim the sparkle of Captain Cool, asks ad guru Sandeep Goyal?

What I thought of Indian Matchmaking

What I thought of Indian Matchmaking

Rediff.com20 Aug 2020

'On the face of it, it is a WYSIWYG -- What You See Is What You Get -- reality series, but actually it is a show that perpetuates societal biases, stokes typecasts and stays sadly superficial,' notes ad guru Sandeep Goyal.

Happy and happening: Seenagers rock!

Happy and happening: Seenagers rock!

Rediff.com7 Aug 2020

They have everything they wanted as a teenager - only they seem to have got it all 50 years later, says ad guru Sandeep Goyal.

How Nestle got Japan to drink Coffee

How Nestle got Japan to drink Coffee

Rediff.com18 Jul 2020

Japan today imports 500,000 tons of coffee annually. Barely 60 years earlier, it was a market that hardly sold a cup! Ad guru Sandeep Goyal reveals how Nestle won the Coffee versus Tea Battle.

Are we over-celebrating 'work from home'?

Are we over-celebrating 'work from home'?

Rediff.com24 Jun 2020

Microsoft top boss Satya Nadella feels the increase in productivity has come at the price of burning the 'social capital' built up by companies over very many years, observes ad guru Sandeep Goyal.

I just called to say I love you

I just called to say I love you

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

Has the advent of technology made it easier, or more difficult, for brands to communicate with you and your valentine?

The mistakes companies make...

The mistakes companies make...

Rediff.com29 Jan 2020

How Bajaj, Colgate, Raymonds, Zee lost out.. Strategic errors have hurt many companies, says adguru Sandeep Goyal.

In advertising, to err is human

In advertising, to err is human

Rediff.com8 Jan 2020

'The advertising business, methinks, needs to tone down a bit. Take control of itself, and its emotions,' advises adguru Sandeep Goyal.

How voice & video will dominate in 2020

How voice & video will dominate in 2020

Rediff.com1 Jan 2020

'What amazes me the most is that today users communicate with voice-activated speakers like as if they were talking to another human being, using words like "please," and "thank you," and even "sorry"!', says advertising guru Sandeep Goyal.

It is the script, not the star, stupid!

It is the script, not the star, stupid!

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

'Virat Kohli features in 25 campaigns, Ranveer Singh in 24, Akshay Kumar in 22, Deepika Padukone in 20, Ranbir Kapoor in 13, M S Dhoni in 12, Amitabh Bachchan in 12, Alia Bhatt in 11... but not one celebrity campaign is a sizzler,' says ad guru Sandeep Goyal.

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