VIPANAN 2017– Towards Consumer Evangelism

The marketing forum of Chetana’s Institutes of Management & Research organized its annual marketing event, Vipanan on Thursday 15th September, 2017.  The theme of Vipanan 2017 was Towards Consumer Evangelism.

Chief Guest for the day, Mr. Ambi Parmeshwaran, Founder, Brand in his inspirational speech talked on customer activation and consumer insights for break-through advertisements.

Guest of Honour, Mr. Sudarshan Jain, former M.D, Abbott Healthcare Solutions spoke on innovation in health care.

The panel discussion on ‘Consumer Evangelism through Consumer Engagement’ witnessed some veterans from the industry:

(From Left to Right)

Mr Dhaval Doshi – Regional Sales Manager,  Mapro Foods

Mr Gaurav Prasad – Director,  Aimia India

Mr Maneesh Konkar – Director, Direction One Consulting  (Moderator)

Mr Neelesh Ghotgalkar – Regional Sales Head, Kone Elevator

Mr Vikas Bangera – Country Director (Sales), BCD Travel (I) Pvt Ltd.

Mapping a customer lifecycle, micro segmentation, data analysis, segmenting, targeting, positioning, concept of ‘screenagers’, creating an application, diversification of criteria, innovation, etc. were some of the ideas discussed at the lively and enriching panel discussion.

A second lively panel discussion marked the post-lunch session of Vipanan 2017. Distinguished guests from the industry discussed the theme – ‘Creative Disruption’:

(From Left to Right)

Ms Meenal Bramhane – Creative Director, Geometry Global Encompass Network

Mr Shasank Lanjekar – Taproot India

Mr Tarun Mehra – CEO, Sanabh Consultants, and our distinguished Alumnus

Mr Harshad Bhoir – Digital Marketing Manager, Hershey India (Moderator)

Mr Aditya Rao – Group Consumer Insight Manager, Marico Ltd & our distinguished Alumnus  

Mr Alexander Valladeres – AGM – Brand Team, Times of India & our distinguished Alumnus

Creative Disruption is a phrase that has been used in the marketing world for more than a decade to describe the desired break in existing patterns of behavior of the target audience in response to a highly creative message. The panelists discussed a wide range of aspects related to creative disruption.

The last session of the day was a power packed Brand Quiz, sponsored by BPCL. The quizmaster for the day Mr. Gautam Bose, CEO- Greycells hosted the quiz impeccably.

The Guest of Honour for the quiz was Mr. Nori Prabhakar, GM – Brand & PR. He spoke about the importance of vision, picturisation and actualization. He gave tips to the students on managing themselves by using a clock and a compass to keep track of both time and directions.

From a set of 166 students in the preliminary round of the quiz, the final round had only 12 students from which two teams emerged winner. First Year PG Marketing students were the winner and the first year MMS B students were the Runners-Up.

The event was a grand success and a testimony to creative disruption in event hosting!

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