Friday, February 21, 2014

Har Hath Lollypop Har Hath Revadi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jTqVZrER_2E

What a spoof of  Rahul Gandhi's Recent ad campaign '“Kattar Soch Nahi, Yuva Josh”. Interesting to see that the creators of this video has not kept credit lines for themselves ;)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It is not about being 'Slave'

Almost all news papers and new websites across the world are talking about the famous Facebook Whatsapp deal with their own perceptions and understanding. Few local newspapers obviously covered it. Being an advertising professional and curious learner of communication in general as well, I observe the headlines of various new stories and advertisements regularly. I happened to see the following update from Sandesh News paper today on facebook.




The headline reads : "Whatsapp to be Facebook's Slave". 

I know that the news story writer wanted to be creative and he surely catched eyeballs, the headline surely talks about the writer's mindset here. Working for someone here has always been considered as a slavery. I don't blame them for that and don't want to get into why they talk so about working for someone.

I would like to share some text from Mark Zuckerburg's message after he signed the famous deal....

" WhatsApp had every option in the world, so I’m thrilled that they chose to work with us. I’m looking forward to what Facebook and WhatsApp can do together, and to developing great new mobile services that give people even more options for connecting.

I've also known Jan for a long time, and I know that we both share the vision of making the world more open and connected. I'm particularly happy that Jan has agreed to join the Facebook board and partner with me to shape Facebook's future as well as WhatsApp's.

Jan and the WhatsApp team have done some amazing work to connect almost half a billion people. I can't wait for them to join Facebook and help us connect the rest of the world."

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Original Source could have been taken into consideration by a true journalist to understand what they are considering a slavery is actually about being partners in achieving a common vision by like minded people.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gujarati Social Networking Website : Syahee.com


Sanket Joshi, Son of Veteran Gujarati poet Anil Joshi has created a Gujarati Social Networking Website, Syahee.com ( Powered with opensource platform 'NING' ). It is delighting to see someone setting up a website where Gujarati speaking netizens including hobbyist  amateur and professional writers and poets come together. I just created account on it as one friend insisted me to do so. While I am not avid literature follower, I love writing and conversing in my mother tongue.

Syahee.com is just launched and it has 2000+ members in a month thanks to systematic one to one marketing done amongst Gujarati community on Facebook. While the initiative is noble, and creator should be applauded for that, I feel they need to work very hard on user interface, and quality content flow. It has to have some USP in order to retain old members and attract new members. Let's hope that the website will be improved with the time and people will start posting quality content :)  Best Wishes to Sanket Joshi and his team :)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

PROJECT 82 : Ad Campaign Making Competition

Inviting Creative professionals,students,academicians and all to form a team and participate in 82 hours AD CAMPAIGN MAKING COMPETITION !!!




                              COMPETITION Ad as published in today's Divya Bhaskar



Is your Antarnaad saying you have Creative Writing Ability..?
You can make a Peppy Jingle..?
You can make anyone Act..?
You can create your own fashion Merchandise..?
Do you think you can help brands communicate with their audience…?
Then HURRY.. PROJECT 82 has come..  Get yourself registered to take a ride of 82 hours in the world of Marketing and Advertising... Think…Organize…Run…Shoot…Edit…Create…do as you like but bring your idea alive.

Register Your Team :
Form your Creative Team upto 10 members consisting copy writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers/cinematographers, actors from any Profession.
Get it registered on or before 15th January, 2013. on http://www.project82.in


Qualifying round:
You will be given a brand brief for which you need to come up with Radio Jingle and Print Ad & get qualification for the Final Round. The brief will be available on this website on 16th jan 2013 6 p.m. . You will have to submit your entries before 17th jan 2013 10 p.m. through UPLOAD OPTION available on your team profile, on the website. Top 100 teams will move to Final competition.

There is no participation fee for qualifying round. However, teams reaching final round will have to pay Rs2500/- by either using online banking facility or sending Demand Draft.

Final competition:
Project Brief will be given to all teams on Opening Ceremony. You will have to create and submit an advertising campaign for two different Products in  just 82 Hours. One TVC, One Print Ad, One Radio Jingle & Two Merchandise for each brand.

Rewards & Recognition :

(A) Best Teams :

1. Best Team : Rs 100,000
2. First runnerup : Rs 50,000
3. 2nd runnerup : Rs 20,000

(B) Individual Campaign category:

1. Best Communication Idea Brand 1 : Rs. 10,000
2. Best Communication Idea Brand 2 : Rs. 10,000

(C) Creative category : ( One prize for each )

1. Print : Gifthampers Worth Rs 5,000
2. Radio : Gifthampers Worth Rs 5,000
3. TVC : Gifthampers Worth Rs 5,000
4. Merchandise :Gifthampers : Gifthampers Worth Rs 5,000


The Best Team will be chosen on basis of total points it secures from all the judges for both the campaigns.

-  It is possible that particular team get more than 1 reward.

Contest Starts on :  10 a.m. on 24th Jan, 2013.
Project Submission deadline: 8 p.m. on 27th Jan, 2013.
Award Ceremony: 3rd February, 6 p.m.

For more details visit : http://www.project82.in

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sabarmati river front in Photos

The much awaited Sabarmati river front project by Ahmedabad municipal corporation was inaugurated by Gujarat CM Narendra modi and Nitin patel along with City mayor Asit vora. Various events like musical evening and Dream run were organised during the inauguruation. While I missed the opening ceremony I could visit it the next day along with some friends. It was a casual hangout and not photowalk hence did not click much. However I carried a cam, and succeeded in taking some pics untill someone from our group snatchd it away so that I could enjoy the gathering :P Well sharing some of the clicks here.......


                                     
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi invites you to Sabarmati river front

 This is a rare view one could have imagined few years back. A boat in Sabarmati river and An Amts bus on Nehru bridge

 Boating at Sabarmati river front has attracted the site visitors. 

 That my friend harshal. Capturing the beauty of  Sabarmati river front.

 View of River and Nehru bridge

A new place in Ahmedabad to hangout with friends and family


Did you visit river front or yet to go there ?

Friday, August 17, 2012

How to find link of specific facebook status update

Many times it happens that you want share a specific Facebook status updates of yours with your friends or someone else but don't know how to find the permalink. What we see on our FB page are feeds. But each status update on FB has its own Permalink. You can get the direct link of any post, photo , video you shared. Infact you get permalink of FB posts made by others on their walls too. It is very simple. Let me share with you a simple tutorial.

- First you need to Locate the status update you’d like to share.

- Click on the time stamp of the FB post. Which i.e. 'Wednesday' as marked in above screen shot. 



 
- Clicking on time stamp will result in opening of new window. Just copy the link in the address bar of the browser. That is the permalink of specific FB post.


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Schedule of 1st August : India at London olympics 2012



Schedule of 1st August 2012 ( as per IST ) : India at London Olympics 2012

1:30 PM : Shooting - Women's 25m Pistol Qualification Precision
Player : Rahi Sarnobat
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1:30 PM : Shooting - Women's 25m Pistol Qualification Precision
Player :Annu Raj Singh
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1:30 PM : Badminton - Men's Singles Round of 16
Player : Kashyap Parupalli
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2 PM : Rowing - Men's Rowing Semifinals 3
Player : Sawarn Singh
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2:30 PM : Rowing - Men's Rowing Semifinals 4
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3:27 PM : Archery - Women's Individual 1/32 Eliminations
Player : Deepika Kumari
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6:15 PM : Hockey - Men's Hockey Pool B
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9:30 PM : Tennis - Mixed Doubles First Round
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10:00 PM : Tennis - Men's Doubles Second Round
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12 AM ( 2nd august ) : Badminton - Women's Singles Round of 16
Player : Saina Nehwal
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- I have huge expectations from Indian Badminton players today who have played brilliantly till now in London Olympics 2012. Also, Indian hockey team which lost its first match but did fight it with full spirit.
What about you ?