Saturday, July 13, 2024

Saturday, 19th August 2023

ITC Sonar, Kolkata


Time: 9:30 am 5 pm
Day: Saturday
ITC Sonar, Kolkata

Workshop outcomes

  • How to successfully challenge market-leaders based on experience of emerging market multinationals and “digital first” brands in the US
  • Identifying Important ingredients of a Strong Brand with a view to strengthening them
  • How to Increase the Lifetime value of your Customers with real-world examples and cases
  • First-hand Experience sharing with Guru

Guru 2023

Prof Rajeev Batra

S.S. Kresge Professor of Marketing | Ross School of Business | University of Michigan
Rajeev Batra is the S.S. Kresge Professor of Marketing at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he has taught courses on Strategic Brand Management, Advertising Management, Database Marketing, International Marketing, Marketing Research, and Sales Promotion. Professor Batra has been at Michigan Ross since 1989. He was previously on the faculty of the Columbia University Business School in New York.
His research interests cover the creation and management of brand equity, including topics such as brand love and brand coolness; the improvement of marketing communications productivity; emotional advertising; global branding, marketing in emerging economies, and Asian consumer behavior. He has published over 70 articles on these topics in leading academic journals or books, including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and others. He is also the co-author or co-editor of 9 books, including “The New Emerging Market Multinationals” (McGraw-Hill, 2012), which was selected as the “Best Business Book of 2012” in the Strategy area, by Strategy + Business magazine.

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