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03May

Top 22 Advertising Agencies In India

Advertising in India is getting tougher by the day. With an audience as diverse and gigantic as India, it’s difficult for brands to reach out to everyone. Whether FMCG, ecommerce, automobile, telecom, or any other industry, it’s crucial for every industry to advertise their products using the right techniques. Advertising agencies are coming up with brand new ideas and creative concepts to promote products while making an impact on the audience.
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Here’s a list of the top 22 advertising agencies in India that can help you establish your brand presence in the market:

1. Crayons Advertising Crayons Banners

Crayons Advertisinghas expertise in advertising brand management, branding, film and print production, events and activation, digital, media, and out of home services.

Contact: (0091 11) 621 2347, [email protected]
Clients: LLADRO, SBI, Air India, Delhi Police, Indira IVF, J&K Tourism, Kajaria, among others.

2. Havas Worldwide India Havas

Havas was formerly known as Euro RSCG. They’re one of India’s top ten integrated marketing communications agencies. They provide services like advertising, marketing services and relationship management, and digital and interactive media.
Contact: (0091 22) 493 7188
Clients: HDFC Securities, Pacific Online, Rolta, Weekender, Torrent Pharma, DCold, Krack Cream, etc.

3. Fountainhead Digital Fountainhead

This online adhttp://fhdigital.co/vertising agency provides social media, performance marketing, technology, and motion graphics and video services. Founded in 2009 as Redigital, they merged with Fountainhead Entertainment in 2012 and later became a part of the Dentsu Aegis Network in 2015.
Contact: (0091 44) 852 6430, [email protected]
Clients: Wipro, Aditya Birla Group, Globus, HCL, AccessWork, Paddy Fields, and many more.

4. Fortune Communications 

Located at Fort, this advertising company in Mumbai provides newspaper & magazine advertising, and indoor / outdoor advertising.
Contact: 0091 22) 262 0227/ 1251/ 2542
Clients: Southern Railways – Chennai, UTI Mutual Funds – Mumbai.


5. JWT India JWT

JWT India offers services for brand building, digital transformation, social, activation, internal communications, and sector expertise. They also provide trends and insights on cultural shifts to their clients.
Contact: 0091 22) 266 0190, [email protected]
Clients: Apollo Hospital, DSP Merrill Lynch, Hero Honda, Satyam Infoway, Star news, Standard Chartered, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defence, Pepsi Foods, 20th Century Fox, Van Heusen, Hero Motors, and Parle to name a few.

6. Hakuhodo Percept Hakuhodo percept

Hakuhodo Percept, one of the best advertising agencies, offers a unique 360-degree brand management system for their clients that result in creating power brands. Their key services include advertising, marketing, and media buying.
Contact: (0091 11) 628 8870, 628 2523,621 1130, [email protected]
Clients: Tresmode, FedEx Express, Syska, Reliance, Vivanta, Tokri.com, Tempur, Georgia Gullini, among others.

7. Jelitta Publicity jeltapublicity

Jelitta Publicity collaborates with brands to help them reach the top with their advertising process – research, strategy, the creative process, and media planning.
Contact: (0091 481) 564 075/806
Clients: Asianet, South Indian Bank, JOSCO jewellers, Apollo Gold, Zella Diamonds, Vijaya Bank, and Power Grid Corporation Of India to name a few.

8. Lowe Lintas Lowe Lintus

Lowe Lintas is credited as the agency that gave India its first television commercial. They offer services like brand communication strategy, concept creation, creating and managing brand campaigns, and multimedia production.
Contact: (0091 22) 202 1577
Clients: Axis Bank, Bajaj, Britannia, Hindustan Unilever, Havells, Idea, Johnson’s Baby, Maruti Suzuki, Micromax, Tata Tea etc.

Also Read: Top Startups in India 2020

 

9. Seagull Advertising seagull advertising

Seagull is a 360-degree advertising and brand consulting agency that has been around for 19 years.
Contact: 91 9810221920‬, [email protected]
Clients: Playtor, Tokri, Mantra, Treasures of India, Clearskin, HSBC, Thermax, Divyayog, and many others.

10. Red Fuse Communications red fuse

This digital advertising agency is a full-service global agency capitalizing on the opportunities arising from the digitization of media.
Contact: 91 22 4239 8999, [email protected]
Clients: Colgate, Palmolive, Hill’s Science Diet to name a few.

11. Aquarius Promotions

Aquarius Promotions believes in going to the core of a product to create innovative and market savvy brands. This creative advertising agency provides print, electronic, and outdoor advertising, creative branding, media planning & buying, events, web solutions and web banners.
Contact: 91 755 4222442 / 43 / 45, [email protected]
Clients: IBD Universal, LIC of India, The Dainik Bhaskar Group, Ernst & Young India, Billabong High School, DNA, and Madhya Pradesh Tourism are a few of the big names they’ve worked with.

12. Urja Communications Urja Communications

Urja, a pioneering digital advertising agency, focuses on providing strategic digital communication within tight deadlines, and producing, deploying and optimising at scale. Their services include – digital and email marketing, UI/UX development, social media management and marketing, and content development.
Contact: 91 22 40715700, [email protected]
Clients: NIIT, Axis Bank, Ford, Meru, ICICI, Shoppers Stop, Edelweiss, Standard Chartered Bank, and man more.

13. Grey India Grey India

Grey India is part of the Grey group that’s among the world’s top advertising agencies. They steer ‘Famously Effective’ work for some of India’s most prestigious clients.
Contact: 9122 40366363, [email protected]
Clients: Sensodyne, BNatural, Gillette, Dell, Crocin, Indian Air Force, Tic-Tac, Ferrero, Fortis Healthcare, Pantene, Cadbury Silk, and many more.

14. Carat Carat

Carat is the #1 Global Media Network, and the market leader in digital and diversified media solutions. This advertising company creates innovative media campaigns and offers services such as – communications strategy & planning, consumer insight, media buying, global media partnerships, branded content & product placement, content development, mobile media, SEM, social, sponsorship & experiential, data management, and direct marketing & CRM.
Contact: 91 22 3024 8100, [email protected]
Client’s: Chevrolet, Adidas, Pimm’s, Cadbury. Macy’s, Bisto, Kellogg’s, Arla Foods UK, General Motors to name a few.

15. Avail Advertising Avail advertising

Avail Advertising offers branding, designing, digital marketing, social media management, SEO and a lot more. They cover advertising in newspapers, magazines, outdoor, TVC, radio, and events.
Contact: 91 9890999839, [email protected]
Clients: Atlas Copco, Lavasa, TATA Technologies, Cytel, DSK Toyota, SBEM, SQTL, Cosmos Bank, and more.

16. Publicis Worldwide Publicius

Publicis Worldwide, one of the most famous advertising agencies, has possibly the longest list of services. Some of them are advertising, brand design, CRM, digital marketing & production, experiential & integrated marketing, mobile marketing, and promotional marketing.
Contact: (0091 22) 493 8828, 4925031, [email protected]
Clients: Cartier, BNP Paribas, citi, Heineken, Loreal, Nestle, P&G, Renault, SIEMENS are a few brands they’ve worked with.

17. Purnima Advertising Purnima

This agency has been around since 1973 and had grown leaps and bounds since then. Purnima Advertising has worked with Nirma for the launch of several products like Nirma Detergent Cake, Nirma Super Cake, Nirma Beauty Soap, Nima Sandal Soap, etc. They also successfully handled film screenings of Nirma, Vicco, Ambuja Cement and many others.
Contact: 022 – 66603114 / 15, [email protected]
Clients: Nirma, Vicco, Tarika Sarees, Manikchand Pan Masala, Orpat, DS Group – Delhi (Rajnigandha Pan Masala, Catch Masala, Tulsi mix), Gujarat Tourism, Astral Pipe, Kitchen Express, Gits Foods, Capital Food (Chings Secret, Smith & Jones and Raji), Ambuja Cements, OCM, Sapna Carpet, Montex Writing materials, VLCC-Delhi, etc.

18. FCB-Ulka FCB Ulka

FCB Ulka is a leading advertising agency that works on the circle of brand life. They’re located in major cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, and Kolkata.
Contact: (0091 22) 202 6884, 285 2184, 283 6068, [email protected]
Clients: Amul, Hero, Abbott, Candy Man, Cargill, Indian Oil, Nerolac, Sunfeast, Tata Salt, Tata Motors, Whirlpool, and Wipro, among others.

19. Ogilvy & Mather Ogilvy & Mathers

Ogilvy & Mather was founded in 1948. It has more than 450 offices in 169 cities. The first two fundamental components of his brand were quality and diversity of the people, and the quality and class of the operation. The third component was his belief in brands.
Contact: 022 4434 4074, [email protected]
Clients: Dove, Guinness, Hathaway, Rolls-Royce, Schweppes, Philips, Unilever, Morton salt, Qualcomm, Nascar, and IBM to name a few.

20. DDB Mudra Group DDB Mudra

The DDB Mudra is Group is India’s largest integrated marketing communications and services network. They comprise of three agency networks and six specialist agencies and eleven strategic business units which offer their expertise under four disciplines (Media, OOH, Retail and Experiential).
Contact: (0091 79) 656 5659, [email protected]
Clients: Linen Club, Aditya Birla Group, Bharat Petroleum, Henkel, ACC Limited, Pepsi, Colgate, USHA, McDonalds, Reebok, Puma, Peter England, among many others.

21. Madison Advertising Pvt Ltd Madison

Madison India deals with only the bluest of the blue chip clientele. They’re a part of Madison World, a 28 year old diversified communication group.
Contact: (0091 22) 266 3997, 266 0425, 269 4167, [email protected]
Clients: Asian Paints, BJP, Blue Star, Café Coffee Day, Ceat, Godrej, ITC, Kellogg’s, Levis, Lodha, Marico, Max Life Insurance, McDonald’s, Pidilite, Piramal Healthcare, P&G, Raymond, Snap Deal,Times Television, TVS, etc.

22. Triverse Advertising Triverse

This Gurgaon-based agency was founded by Suresh Tiwari. Some of their services are brand architecture, brand design language, TV commercials, press advertising, and social media marketing.
Contact: 098997 70804
Clients: Punjabi By Nature, Vardhman, Godfather Lite, DeVANS, Alstone, Pari India, and many others.
If you know any other agencies that need to be on this list, let us know in the comment section below.
If you’re an advertising agency looking to recruit the best talent for your team, give us a call at +91 8767 427 427 or email us at buzz {@] sutrahr.com
Disclaimer:
This list is in a random order. All the details mentioned are based on the information available online. In case of any errors, contact us at buzz {@] sutrahr.com

18Apr

How to Handle Interview Nerves

Remember the protagonist Hari in Chetan Bhagat’s debut novel, ‘Five Point Someone’? How he always seemed to lose his voice in the exam vivas? He even resorted to drastic measures like taking vodka shots before the exam, and predictably ended up in a huge mess.
Hari’s predicament has struck a chord with millions of people (probably one of the many reasons why the book became an overnight sensation), who botch up job interviews due to intense interview nerves.
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(This guest post is submitted by Qbera)
The big bad interview is just around the corner. Are you feeling apprehensive? Do you look at your more confident and suave friends with envy? But guess what! Communication skills can be cultivated, unlike inborn talents like singing, dancing or painting.

All great speakers began somewhere and beginnings were not pretty.

Numerous qualified and immensely talented aspirants have lost their cool under duress and displayed cringe-worthy (to them) stutters and shaky hands. Maybe you did as well. But you can work on yourself. Soon you will ooze confidence.
Now, nerves are not all that bad. It does provide you with that initial burst of spontaneity, after all. But after that? Not so good. You have worked hard to earn your degrees. Don’t let nerves breed self-doubts on your years of hard work.

Here are 5 easy tips on how to handle interview nerves and give the interview your best shot:

1) Positive self-reminders:

Something in your CV caught their eye. It could stand out amidst thousands of resumes. Isn’t that simply WOW? That’s the basics covered. They certainly think you capable enough or at least worthy enough to invest time and money into honing you. At the interview, they just want to see you present your professional qualifications and experiences in the given time. Allow yourself to bask in this revelation.

Also Read: 50+ HR Interview Questions For Freshers & Experienced Candidates

2) Planning:

Of course some people are spontaneous enough to ace interviews and presentations without much groundwork. They have that commanding presence too. But that doesn’t mean the rest of you don’t stand a chance. Charisma and spontaneity have always found cutthroat competition in planning and preparation. Apart from being well-versed in your area of expertise, it can include reading up about the company, job description and interviewers. Do some social media stalking if you must.

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3) Dummy run:

You know the answer, but your voice betrays. It has happened in the past. You are afraid it might happen this time too. Start rehearsing at least a few weeks in advance until you get it right. Practicing in front of a mirror works well. Work on your posture and please please don’t slouch. Decide what to do with your hands, but keep them visible. And most importantly- eye contact. You can also try recording these mock interviews on phone and track your progress.

4) Conciseness and staying on the topic:

Yes, they (the interview panel) expect you to open up- but in a way that’s appealing, gratifying and candid. Avoid rambling; it is a dead giveaway that your nerves are getting the better of you. Hardly what you call professional, isn’t it? It is better to organize your points and claims while rehearsing. Don’t forget to support your claims with previous work and references.

Also read: Badass Interview Process

5) Unreliable caffeine-fix:

Coffee-thoning before your interview is a very bad idea. So is feasting on chocolates or smoking. And yes, vodka shots (courtesy Hari) goes on the list too. The reason is simple science. The adrenaline rush is already there and the additional kick can only induce more anxiety. If you must, eat a fistful of dry fruits at least 15 minutes before the interview. A fail-safe way to sustain energy to the end.
Above all, nothing beats being yourself to come across as authentic, calm and poised. What’s your best advice to conquer interview nerves? Do share them with us and our readers.
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15Apr

List Of Customer Care Numbers Every Online Shopper Needs To Bookmark

The online market has taken the retail industry by storm. With more and more companies realizing the importance of an online presence, the competition is on an increasing high. Everyone wants to provide their customers with the best services to ensure they don’t switch over to their competitors. To give their customers the best experience, online companies have customer care numbers. This is so they can directly reach out in case they have any queries or difficulties.
list of customer care numbers in India

Here’s a list of customer care numbers and email addresses of companies with an online presence in India for your reference:

CompanyNumberEmail
a1webstores.com customer care(120) 4144406[email protected]
Amazon India customer care1800 3000 9009[email protected]
Bata Shoes customer care18004192282[email protected]
Bestdeals4u.in customer care9882418861[email protected]
Bookchums.com customer care020-65229932[email protected]
Bookmyshow.com customer care022 – 39895050[email protected]
buildingblox.in customer care91 98212-06047[email protected]
Caratlane customer care18001020103[email protected]
Chai Point customer care8880141000https://chaipoint.com/contact.html
ClearTrip.com customer care095953 33333www.cleartrip.com/support
clovia.com customer care011-39-588-599[email protected]
coupondunia.in customer care91224266 3339https://www.coupondunia.in/support/contact-us
CromaRetail customer care7207 666 000[email protected]
crownit.in customer care [email protected]
CureJoy customer care [email protected]
Dealface.com customer care9892233355[email protected]
Dealivore.com customer care022 – 40146183[email protected]
Dealsandyou.com customer care7877321321[email protected]
Dogspot.in customer care91-9212196633[email protected]
EasyKhaana customer care01165137777 / 01165197777[email protected]
ebay India customer care1800 209 3229 / 1800 22 0288https://ocsnext.ebay.in/ocs/home
Expedia.co.in customer care1860 500 2121[email protected]
Ezeego1.co.in customer care1800 209 0800[email protected]
Ezmaal.com customer care022-2611 0088.[email protected]
Fabfurnish.com customer care91 124 6733300[email protected]
Faircent customer care1204659902[email protected]
Fashionandyou customer care [email protected]
FirstCry.com customer care912046608100 / 912067297800[email protected]
Flipkart customer care(0124) 6150000 / 1800 208 9898[email protected]
Futurebazaar.com customer care919222221947[email protected]
Globus customer care912261705701[email protected]
Goair.in customer care092-2322-2111[email protected]
Godaddy customer care040-67607600[email protected]
Goibibo customer care18602585858 / 18002081060[email protected]
Goindigo.in customer care9212783838[email protected]
Grabmore customer care9884012829[email protected]
Groffr.com customer care(91)-22-65695777https://www.groffr.com/contactus
HomeShop18 customer care1204455918[email protected]
HomeStudio customer care919900058326http://homestudio.com/contact-us
Hotels.com customer care91 124 487 3878 in.hotels.com/customer_care/
housefull.com customer care(022) 6723 97 86[email protected]
indiacircus.com customer care2230770256[email protected]
Indiandailydeals.com customer careN/A[email protected]
induscraft.com customer care91-9314713706[email protected]
Infibeam customer care917940260260 / 917967778777[email protected]
Irctc.co.in customer care011-23340000[email protected]
Ixigo.com customer care91-124-4617880[email protected]
Jabong customer care0124 612 8000[email protected]
jetairways.com customer care1800 22 55 22[email protected]
Kaaryah customer care918800233333[email protected]
Koovs customer care1246770000[email protected]
LensKart.com customer care91 99998 99998[email protected]
Limeroad customer care911246683700 / 911244420900http://www.limeroad.com/customer-support
Lynx-india.com customer care9815000133[email protected]
MakeMyTrip.com customer care1800-102-8747[email protected]
mjunction.in customer care91 33 6610 6100[email protected]
MyBabyCart.com customer care8010080080Website not working. Blog has no customer support.
Mydala.com customer care011-43444444[email protected]
Myntra customer care8043541999[email protected]
Naaptol customer care9223537000[email protected]
Naturally Yours customer care8767801982[email protected]
nearbuy.com customer care18001083000[email protected]
Nykaa customer care9222201010[email protected]
Ola cabs customer care(city code) + 33553355[email protected]
Overcart customer care1-800-11-6837[email protected]
Paintcollar customer care912241200466[email protected]
Pantaloons customer care1800-103-7527[email protected]
PayTM customer care0120 3888 3888[email protected]
Pepperfry customer care2261576157Online Chat
Plabro Networks customer care919599480503[email protected]
Portea customer care1800 121 2323[email protected]
PVRCinemas.com customer care8800900009[email protected]
Quikr customer care080-67364545[email protected]
Redbus.in customer care080-39412345[email protected]
Rock n Shop customer care8377004243[email protected]
School Guru customer care022 6694 4512 / 530[email protected]
ShopClues customer care login via account
ShoppersStop customer care18004196648 / (022) 6129 0400[email protected]
shopping.rediff.com customer care9223 020 000[email protected]
Smartshoppers customer care044 4512 0449 
Snapdeal customer care92126 92126[email protected]
Spicejet.com customer care91 987 180 3333[email protected]
StalkBuyLove customer care1140007000[email protected]
Swiggy customer careThrough app[email protected]
Themobilestore.in customer care1860-267-6767[email protected]
Travelchacha.com customer care91 11 23 53 3636[email protected]
Travelguru.com customer care91 92111 77444[email protected]
TravelMasti.com customer care91 11 4556 6666[email protected]
TripAdvisor.in customer care0203 318 5019[email protected]
Twigly customer care [email protected]
Uber.com customer care1-866-576-1039[email protected]
Univercell.in customer careTamilnadu: 4433554433 Karnataka: 8033554433
Andhrapradesh: 4033554433
Kerala: 48433554433
http://www.univercell.in/
UrbanClap customer care1800 419 0020[email protected]
urbanladder.com customer care080-67400200[email protected]
Via.com customer care(080) 67 81 81 81[email protected]
Vijaysales.com customer care022 6622 7722[email protected]
Voylla Retail customer care7676111022[email protected]
Welcome Cure customer care0 98335 98553[email protected]
Wowkart.com customer care [email protected]
www.tatacliq.com customer care1-800-208-8282[email protected]
Yatra.com customer care1860 200 1000[email protected]
Yebhi.com customer care1800 1032 145[email protected]
Yepme customer care1166372424[email protected]
YepmeShopping.com customer care011-66372424[email protected]
Zivame.com customer care91-80-49221777[email protected]

If your company has an online presence and is looking to hire customer service executives, give us a call at +91 8767 427 427 or email us at buzz {@] sutrahr.com

24Mar

6 Ways To Make Your Workplace Safe For Women

Though it may seem that workplace harassment cases are on a rise, that’s not really true. They have been happening for a long time. In the absence of an internal system, women are now seeking help outside. They know they have the support and their voice is being heard.
workplace harrasment
Though we are constantly trying hard to make sure women get the support they need, here are a few ways to address and prevent workplace harassment:

1) Create Awareness

Creating awareness about safety is crucial at any workplace. Conducting sessions is a great way to spread awareness. Organizations can also educate people in other ways, maybe a small skit highlighting important points. Men and women both need to learn what’s acceptable behaviour and what isn’t. For men, this teaches them right from wrong. If a certain thing or behavior classifies as inappropriate, it would hopefully deter them from doing so.
For women, this would make them realise if anything they’ve been experiencing is objectionable. This would also help them in the future. If fortunately, they haven’t experienced sexual harassment in any way, they would be equipped with the knowledge to handle any improper behaviour in the future.
There are many ways to spread awareness apart from policies, plays, and speeches. Interactive discussions would have a greater influence on people. When they feel involved and have the chance to ask questions, clear doubts, and watch others get involved, it makes people feel they are a part of it. You can discuss the different types of workplace harassment, use examples to explain it better, and talk about prevention measures. You can also inform your employees about ways to help if they see someone being a victim of inappropriate behaviour. An anonymous platform, like a whistleblower policy, to submit incidents is also helpful.

2) Strict Sexual Harassment Policy

Even in the absence of an HR department, what shouldn’t be missing is a strict sexual harassment policy. There’s an abundance of workplace harassment policies online. All you need to do is look for it. Refer to those and make your own with the guidance of relevant people. Or simply pick one up from the ones available.
This policy should be circulated among all employees regularly. If not HR, then managers or the founders can send this to their team at regular intervals like once a month or so that it’s not forgotten. Along with these policies, sending out different ways to reach out the HR or relevant POC will also help motivate most to speak out.

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3) Internal Complaints Committee

Organizations must set up a team with an intent to preserve women’s safety at the office. This panel must include a woman working at a senior position. Complaint and redressal mechanisms must be established to ensure every complaint received is acknowledged. The panel must also make it very clear that every incident and its details will be properly documented for future reference. These documentations will also be registered under respective employee records. Proper actions must be taken so such incidents don’t repeat. This team can send out the workplace harassment policy as reminders. Should an incident occur, it must be immediately taken care of and weekly reminders should be sent to inform employees of the consequences of such actions.

4) Go The Extra Mile

A small step that organizations can take is to distribute pepper spray for safety to all the female employees in the company. This would not only be of use inside the office, but also outside. While this is a great step, it must be noted that these pepper sprays can also be misused. Maybe as a prank, maybe while just playing around. It must be communicated to all employees that severe actions will be taken in case the pepper sprays are used for anything other than self defense.
Another outstanding initiative that organizations can introduce is self defense training. Just like companies these days have gyms for working out, yoga, and to conduct other relaxation techniques, self defense too should be promoted. It gives you a sense of strength and courage to stand up for yourself in situations. Having the mindset that you can defend yourself is a great confidence booster for women while they are out. Presence of mind upon experiencing women harassment is what will immensely assist you in getting out of it.

Also Read: Top Distractions At Workplace & How To Manage Them

5) Create An Entrepreneurial Spirit Among Women

An ecosystem that encourages entrepreneurship amongst women is well appreciated. The ratio of female to male entrepreneurs is very low. There’s a vast difference in the numbers. Encouraging women in the workplace to be in charge and take up complete responsibility of projects is a major confidence boost. It is observed and said by many working women that they were not given the chance they deserve and were discriminated against. It is discouraging to hear and even worse when experienced. Women need to be encouraged and motivated to move up the ladder. Moreover, when they have the courage, they need to be supported. After, all we have enough examples of women achievers whom we’ve idolised growing up.

6) Other Benefits

Added benefits like flexible work timings, monthly days offs, etc can make your’s a Happy Workplace. Allowing employees the comfort of working from home as an option is another small but impactful benefit. On days when they’re not in a state to reach office, or need a mental health day, working from home can majorly help without them worrying about losing their leave balance. These are just a few of benefits organizations can implement. There’s a wide array of options employers can choose from in terms of offering benefits. One of them is providing paid period leaves. It’s being observed that companies globally are providing menstrual leaves to women employees. The excruciating discomfort faced by women is being addressed and more and more companies are taking it upon themselves to provide utmost care in the form of paid leaves.
The above points are inclusive of but not limited to the things employers can do to make the workplace safe for women and prevent workplace harassment. If there are other ways you know, please leave a comment below!
If you’re looking to hire great talent to build a positive workplace, give us a call on +91 87 67 427 427 or email us at buzz {@] sutrahr.com

20Mar

Top Distractions At A Workplace & How To Manage Them

As per a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, employees are said to waste over 30% of their working hours on other tasks. The primary cause for distraction is – zero points for guessing – mobile phones. Read on to know more about the top distractions at work and managing distractions at work.
distractions at workplace
66% of the employees that were a part of the survey admitted to checking their phones multiple times while working. With office wifi so easily accessible, it only makes it more convenient for people to check their updates. Though the survey was conducted in the U.S., it is extremely relatable globally.
The results showed that private messaging is one of the top distractions at work. Majority of the employees always have their phones within their reach. To add to that, most of the time it’s not on silent. As soon as people hear their notification tone, they pick it up and check who messaged. While this is acceptable, what it usually ends up as is a long conversation with the person.
According to the survey, here are some of the things employees spend their time on when they check their phones:

  • Personal messaging: 65%
  • Weather: 51%
  • Games: 24%
  • Shopping: 24%
  • Traffic: 12%
  • Gossip: 7%

Other reasons for checking their phone is going through their social media accounts. Checking their timeline for posts by their friends, funny comics/memes, or updates on their favorite TV shows. Realistically speaking, not a lot of people here check their phones for weather updates everyday at work. To be honest, nobody spends that long checking traffic either. We’re all very habituated with the rush hours, and only ever listen in when there’s a roadblock. Though gossip may only statistically be 7%, colleagues play a sizable role when it comes to distractions.

Here are some tips on managing distractions at work and how to try to avoid distractions at your workplace:

1) Loud music

Listening to music loudly can be distracting for the people around you. Even if you have earphones on, ensure the volume isn’t high enough for others around you to hear it. A simple solution for managing distractions at work is to listen to music softly. You’ll be able to hear your own thoughts, and won’t distract your colleagues either.

2) Social stories

What used to be just Snapchat, is now Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook as well. Stories are everywhere. People are addicted to sharing updates and videos of what they’re doing. And while there are others out there making updates, there’s the other half who’s busy watching those updates. This is majorly distracting for employees as every time the phone buzzes, it also makes them want to go check for new updates.

3) Sports score

The urge to keep track of the score when a match is going on, is real. We get it. But constantly switching between tabs can be extremely distracting, for you as well as the people around you.

4) Audible chat alerts

Apart from keeping your phones on silent, other notifications to shut down are chat alerts on your PC. Whichever platform your company uses for internal communications would require you to stay online. But having a loud tone for every incoming message will disturb your colleagues, if not you.

5) Gossiping

If you find yourself discussing irrelevant details with your colleagues, STOP. Coworkers casually walking by and starting up a conversation is a common sight in offices. It’s up to you to decide if you have the time to spend on small talk or not. If you’re taking a break, that’s all good. But while in the middle of a project, it would benefit you to ask the person to come back later.

Also read: 6 Ways To Make Your Workplace Safe For Women

6) Smoke breaks

Smoking is completely a choice of an individual. There is no company policy that restricts the number of cigarettes a person can have in a day. But, this consequentially leads to some employees taking unlimited smoking breaks for long periods of time. Statistics show that smokers at work spend over 5 weeks a year in smoke breaks. This further reduces their productive hours by a large amount, and of the people they drag along with them for company. Employees can have a fixed number of smoke breaks they’d like to take and stick to the schedule to reduce unnecessary wastage of time.

7) Personal phone calls

This is also one of the top distractions at work. Situations arise, attention must be paid. But to discuss how your Chachi wasn’t nice enough during dinner last night is probably not a conversation to have at your desk. You’re going to divert your attention away from your work and waste time. Along with you, the people sitting around you will also be engrossed in the conversation you’re having.

8) Micromanaging supervisor

Despite the fact that it’s a supervisor’s job to check if your tasks have been completed, sometimes they can go over the top. If you’re a manager, do not constantly bug your employees every few minutes asking, “Hey, you done with that?”, “You need to do this”, “Have they called yet?”. You’re only going to disrupt their workflow and make it harder for them to concentrate on what they’re supposed to be doing. It’s important for supervisors to do their part and help employees avoid distractions at the workplace.

9) Outside distractions

Work cultures these days allow employees the freedom of working from various spots around the office. However, misuse of this freedom would eventually result in it being counterproductive. Staring out the conference room window, or focusing on some bizarre street fight can be distracting. While it’s usually hard to realise you’re doing this, a preventive measure would be to not face the street directly.
These were some ways of managing distractions at work.If you’ve ever faced these, or know about other top distractions at work, do leave a comment below.
If you’re looking to hire fantastic talent that’s equipped with ways to manage distractions, reach out to us at buzz {@] sutrahr.com or call +91 8767 427 427.

02Mar

Top 25+ Digital Marketing Agencies in India

Digital marketing agencies in India are currently the most sought-after businesses by companies in every domain. Be it hospitality, education, fashion, blogging, real estate, travel, retail, eCommerce, or any startup, everyone needs a strong digital presence.
Whether it’s done via storytelling, interactive campaigns, or other methods of brand building, it’s crucial to build your brand and it’s image.

Here are 25+ of the top digital marketing agencies in India that are solving every digital need:

#MediaZo

About: Previously known as Media Redefined, MediaZo is a digital media and technology agency. They assist clients by using capable technology and content to use social media and digital platforms to their benefit.
Clients: LG, Citibank, VLCC, Edureka, Starcom MediaVest Group, Suunto, MEC, among others.

AdGlobal360

About: This digital advertising agency has experience in working with a diverse range of businesses like education, financial services, utilities, real estate, retails and e-commerce. They offer services like SEO, SMO, and email marketing to increase sales and generate leads for their clients.
Clients: Quatrro, Veena World, Air Tickets, Muthoot Finance, WWICS, Axiom, among others.

Adsyndicate

About: Adsyndicate is India’s premier and independent 360-degree communication agency with over 25 years of experience and located in 12 cities nationwide. We are a full-service digital agency offering innovative and creative solutions. Our services include Digital Marketing, Advertising, Films, Events, BTL, Print and Design Services.

Clients: Tata Motors, SBI, Union Bank of India, Isuzu, Manipal University, Rohto, ABB, Western Digital, among others.

AliveNow

About: An award winning digital marketing agency, AliveNow have operations in India, Middle East, UK, and USA. They have 2 business verticals – Digital Agency and Newsfeed SmartApps, a digital product unit.
Clients: Samsung, Durex, Pepsi, Intel, Honda, Audi, Hard Rock Cafe, Dettol, Mother Dairy, among others.

BcWebWise

About: BCWW provides customized branding solutions and deals with a wide array of markets and industries. Using their digital expertise, they successfully launched www.sunsilkgangofgirls.com which was then imitated globally.
Clients: Britannia, Hathway, HDFC Bank, Hypercity, Dr. Fixit, Red Chillies, HT Media, Save The Children, Nanhi Kali, among others.

Beehive Communications

About: Beehive Communications has a separate digital service division named BeeDigital. They offer solutions such as SEO, SEM, Mobile App Development, etc.
Clients: Vijay Sales, Chambor, Jockey India, Speedo, Mahindra Retail, IndiaBulls, Krispy Kreme, Imperial Palace, among others.

Brainwork Technologies

About: This digital marketing company in India provides web-based solutions to build your online presence. Their services include website designing and development, which they specialise in.
Clients: Nokia, Fortis, Reckitt Benckiser, Airtel, Nestle, Holiday Inn, Hyundai, among others.

BuzzValve

About: This full-fledged content production firm helps brands and startups strategize, write, and design excellent web-based content. BuzzValve has 5 major categories – Micro Content, Short-Form Content, Long-Form Content, Visual Content, and Audio/Video Content. These include a number of different sub-topics.
Clients: BJP, Honda, Dr. Reddy’s, OmniActive Health Technologies, Mindshare, UNICEF, Indigo 91.1 fm, Dancing Turkey, Johnson & Johnson, among others.

Creatlive Studios

About: Creatlive Studios offers a range of services across, brand design and digital marketing. We are based in Hyderabad, India. We work closely with our clients to make their brands reach out to their potential customers. Our unique way of designs gives you the best outcome of the brand message that reaches a targeted audience. We are a flourishing design & digital marketing agency, with a reputation for creative solutions.
Clients: EscapeHunt Hyderabad, Nourish You, Cleanse High, Makemyorders, Anu Furniture, Bhamas

Digitally Inspired Media

About: This digital marketing agency aims to serve their clients in every aspect of brand building. From tiny writeups to finalizing your logo or designing the perfect cover pictures for your projects, their 360-degree approach takes care of everything.
Clients: CashKaro, Radisson, CavinKare, Cavin’s Milkshake, netmeds.com, Nyle, PVR Cinemas, Phoenix Marketcity Chennai, among others.

Ethinos

About: Ethinos is one of the leading digital marketing agencies in India. They provide all-around digital marketing services including social media, digital strategies, branding & design, SEM, SEO, content marketing, PPC, ORM, and mobile & app marketing.
Clients: Accenture, Ambuja Cement, Wipro, NASSCOM, KPMG, NIIT technologies, Capgemini, The Times of India, Kotak, among others.

Flarepath

About: Flarepath uses a unique method of storytelling to create a buzz about your company and benefit from it. They provide end-to-end content marketing services like strategizing, community management, creating video content, app services, and analytics.
Clients: Skoda Auto, Channel V, ET Now, Fox Star Studios, Sony Music, NDTV, Walt Disney Pictures, IDBI Bank, among others.

Grapes Digital

About: This a top digital marketing agency provides website design and development, and SEO services to their clients in India as well as globally.
Clients: Global Citizen Forum, NEXA, Airtel, Haldiram’s, Horlicks, Sbarro, ICSI, Belair, Maruti Suzuki, Green Park Dental Institute, among others.

Hazelknight Media & Entertainment

About: Founded in 2013, Hazelknights specialises in digital marketing with over 5 years of experience. Their services include social media marketing, online media buying management, website design & development, mobile marketing, and digital branding & marketing. A bonus is their analytics experts who provide stats and real time data for your campaigns.
Clients: KIAH, L&T Financial Services, Regent Club, Indiabulls, Ramee Group of Hotels, and movies like Besharam and Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, among others.

iGenero

About: A digital interaction agency, iGenero specializes in the following – digital strategies, web & mobile based products(UI/UX), and branding.
Clients: Practo, CEAT, Blenders Pride, Altura Financial Services, Klink, Seclore, Purple Squirrel, Times Jobs, among others.

15) Kwebmaker

About: Kwebmaker offers 4 features to cover end-to-end digital services – Web, eCommerce, Mobile, and Digital Marketing. These features include a variety of platforms to improve the digital presence of their clients.
Clients: ICICI Prudential, TATA, Mahindra, Spaces, Mumbai Indians, Navneet, CIBIL, Lock & Lock, Loksatta, Mainland China, among others.

Magnon\TBWA

About: One of the largest digital marketing agencies in India, Magnon\TBWA is part of the global advertising network, TBWA\Worldwide. They offer 9 crucial services – Interactive Web Design, SEO & Search Marketing, Social Media Optimization, eCommerce Solutions, Mobile Sites & Apps, Online Reputation Management, Customized Applications, Online Media Planning, and Web Hosting.
Clients: HBO, TataSky, Axis Bank, Schneider Electric, Haier, Hilton, IFCI, Voltas, Tupperware, Marks & Spencer, among others.

Marconix

About: Marconix has dedicated marketing services that provide integrated solutions to help their clients generate leads. Their services include –  Design Services Outsourcing, New Media Marketing, Lead Generation and Sales Support, Content Services, Media and PR,  BTL, Events and Promotions.
Clients: Godrej Security Solutions, Crossword, Himalaya, Hero, Costa Coffee, Panasonic, Tanishq, Tulip, Murugappa, among others.

Markigence

About: Since 2009, Markigence has delivered impact marketing for marquee brands such as Maruti Suzuki, Canon, Samsung Mobiles, PVR Cinemas, Schlumberger, Dabur and other 1000 clients. At the heart of our marketing services remains a digital marketing agency, technology-driven practices, and new media innovations. We undertake marketing assignments that increase outreach, brand visibility, awareness, and sales augmentation. Under our umbrella of services we do website design & development, SEO & PPC campaigns, social media marketing, affiliate & influencer marketing – all in all, wholesome digital media experiences.
Clients: Maruti Suzuki, Canon India, Dabur, SPR Buildtech, PVR, RG Stone Hospita, G-Cube Solutions, Systel Inc

Media Moments

About: Since 2009, Media Moments has gained experience in more than just digital marketing and social media marketing. They’re also well-equipped to handle brand consulting, PR, blogger marketing, augmented reality and interactive experiences, & mobile-based products and services.
Clients: Van Heusen, Myntra, Bangalore Fashion Week, Zivame, Allen Solly, Roberto Cavalli Vodka, The Beer Cafe, among others.

Neuronimbus

About: Neuronimbus is a digital solutions company that has been providing an extensive assortment of web services across India for more than a decade. We have been assisting businesses in various fields and verticals like SEO, SMO, Content Management, E-commerce, Website Management and Application Development.
Clients: Nikon, NBT Rangmanch Club, Pizza Hut, Barista, Gemini – Cooking Oil, The Times of India, Mumbai Mirror, Bagrry’s, Nature Fresh, Quick Heal, Helpage India, Mother Dairy, KFC, HCL, Oxigen Wallet

OMLogic Consulting

About: One of the premium digital agencies in India, OMLogic works with the Government of India for promoting the Digital India Program. They’re skilled in mobile applications, web development, eCommerce, and digital/social media marketing.
Clients: HBO, Vivo, Oriflame, Jagran, Wave Group, Ministry of Power, NASSCOM, Akshaya Patra, Shakti Foundation, Teacher’s India, among others.

RepIndia

About: RepIndia empowers brands through truly interactive services to provide solutions to all digital needs. They have a long list of services that include branding & identity design, web design & development, customer review management, social media, online reputation management, SEO, digital media buying, and mobile apps.
Clients: GAP, Burger King, Air Asia, Kitsch, Sephora, Punjab Grill, Forest Essentials, Kitty Su, VLCC, among others.

Social Beat

About: South India’s leading digital marketing agency, Social Beat offers integrated digital marketing solutions. They cater to needs like web design & development, social media marketing, online advertising, SEO, branding & identity, mobile applications, influencer marketing, and eCommerce solutions.
Clients: Sulekha.com, Dr. Mohan’s, SIMS, The Chennai Angels, Murugappa, MotorZo, Momoe, Saint Gobain, Citibank, Chola, among others.

Social Kinnect

About: This result driven digital marketing company in India is aimed at achieving all the marketing goals of their clients. Six major services of Social Kinnect are SEO, video production, listening & analytics, websites & apps, social media marketing, and online media buying.
Clients: Asian Paints, MoviesOK, Buffalo, Black Dog, ZCafe, VistaPrint, Grazia, Abbott, DNA, Ponds, Lakme Fashion Week, among others.

WATConsult

About: WATConsult helps companies reach their target customers by focusing on the creative, analytics, and technological aspects of things. They carry out digital, social media, search, and mobile marketing. They also provide digital analytics and digital video production.
Clients: DHFL, SBI Mutual Funds, Vero Moda, Clinic Plus, ONLY, Peter England, Oreo, Cadbury, BOSCH, Swarovski, among others.

Webisdom

About: Webisdom’s key specialties include UX, digital marketing, content creation, digital technology, and DCOE. This digital enterprise solutions company comprises of experts in digital strategies, app designers, web & mobile developers to name a few.
Clients: Honda, Toyota, Treehouse, Askmebazaar, Quantinsti, among others.

YNG Media

About: Now a part of Round Ark, YNG Media is a full service digital marketing agency. They specialize in digital strategies, design (UI, UX, web, etc), digital marketing, and development.
Clients: Ritu Kumar, Lotto Sport, H2O+, Grasim, Ferns N Petals, Zee News, Satya Paul, Shoetree, Pan Vilas, Dainik Savera, among others.

Yrals

About: This tech media startup started providing end-to-end digital solutions for web & mobile technology by 2012. They developed an enterprise social media management suite called Magii. They also built Facebook apps for clients in India, UK, Europe, & USA.
Clients: Nerolac, CelebWatch, 8 Words Builder Game, Thomas Cook, Acer, Amul, Romedy Now, Jaguar Land Rover, among others.

If you’re looking to work at one of the top digital marketing agencies in India, send in your resume to researchers {@] sutrahr.com or call +91 98330 56039.
Disclaimer:
This list is in alphabetical order. All the details mentioned are based on the information available online. In case of any errors, contact us at buzz {@] sutrahr.com

22Feb

Signs That Show You’re Going to be Incredibly Successful

Who doesn’t want to be successful? It’s been a psychological mandate for the human brain, to want to be successful in life. Ask any kid in an elementary grade and they’d say they want to become a Banker, a Scientist, and a Doctor, basically someone who would have a sure shot chance of being successful in love. Today’s world and its competition are absolutely comparable to an unnerving rat race, where each participant cannot look beyond trying to reach the finish line. But, is being successful enough? The concept of success is treated as an extremely mediocre and mainstream one, lately and you could only make a mark for yourself with ‘extraordinary’ success.
sign of success
Like for instance, you are a Finance aspirant, looking to make it big in the field of Investment Banking. So, in order to work for top banks like JP Morgan, Goldman and Sachs, you would definitely need to be a class apart from the rest. This is the reason why you would see a number of finance professionals, especially going ahead and taking professional courses, in order to enhance their skill set and take a chance at being extraordinary at what they do. This is the reason why, institutes like Imarticus Learning are growing popular, as they are able to build professionals, with exemplary C.V’s who can make it big in the field of Finance. While one could definitely take up a course to increase their chances of becoming incredibly successful, there are certain personal attributes, which can ensure your success at any stage of life.
For instance, many businesses have been able to make amazing profits, because they had teams of employees, who were not only appreciative but also encouraging of their happiness. These teams included individuals, who encouraged each other, were well aware of their team goals and were ready to sacrifice their own personal goals, in order to achieve them. Now people like these would definitely have a clear shot at winning in life. It all boils down to whether a professional, in his personal capacity is willing to keep aside his goals, in order to support the mutual goal, such an individual would definitely be able to succeed, both professionally and personally.
Doing the same old job, for quite a long period of time can get boring, of course you’d agree. But there’s a majority of people who believe, those who seek novel experiences, usually just turn to alcohol, gambling or the likes. The need to seek new things, contrary to popular belief is a sign of success, according to experts. This is true if any professional seeking novelty is able to combine their adventurousness, with the imagination to give something back to the society, that certain individual is bound to succeed in the larger spectrum of life. Successful people as a rule don’t like to keep their personal life and professional life separate. Rather, they like to include all of their interests and hobbies into their work as well as include their near and dear ones. If you work as well as live, that’s the best way to get to extraordinary success.

20Feb

Demand for Digital Marketing will skyrocket in 2020

According to Bill Gates, “The internet is becoming a town square for the global village of tomorrow.”
Be it at home or in the office, the digital nexus is all around, just like the air we breathe. Browsing YouTube to learn a recipe you love is mainstream, so is buying home ware from Amazon. After all, this is the period of digital marketing, a term that is taking the shape of a giant wave with increasing gusto every passing second.
Given below are the top reasons why the future of digital marketing is bright and why the demand for it will skyrocket in 2020.

1. A paradigm shift in advertising

Gone are the days when advertising required one to spread the word of mouth. There was a time when pamphlets, flyers, posters, and billboards were the medium for communicating brand identity. Today, with the internet spreading its wings, things have changed. It is possible to reach millions of followers just by posting a picture on social media. And given the number of active people on the internet, things are going to only get better day by day, which brings us to the next point…

2. Increase in the number of active internet users

Just picture this: As of 2020, India is projected to have at least 445 million active internet users. Another survey conducted by the internet search provider Baidu points that there will be at least 6 billion mobile phone users by 2020. Looking at things from a global perspective, around 30% of the US population has already started using Voice Assistant speakers like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. One can literally buy anything and everything on the internet: from automobiles to appliances to clothes and cars!

3. Digital spent vs Traditional spent

Compared to traditional advertising that requires one to pay lakhs and sometimes even crores, digital advertising hardly costs INR 40 per day for posting an ad on Facebook. Low cost and high earning is a major reason why both start-ups and established businesses consult reputed digital marketing agencies in Mumbai for brand awareness. At agencies, there is no shortage of qualified people who are skilled at getting the job done and multiplying ROI.

4. Government initiatives for promoting digital

In order to give a boost to the economy and encourage transparency in operation, the government has launched programmes like Digital India. By 2020, it is estimated that at least 20 lakh jobs will be created, solely catering to the digital spectrum. These jobs are not only going to be beneficial for people living in cities but also going to empower the lives of the rural population. Thus, if you were to think whether it is worth to work at a digital marketing agency in the future, then the answer is surely yes.

5. The freedom to go global

Because all the activities cut across geographical barriers, digital marketing gives the much-wanted freedom to expand one’s business operations beyond the national borders. Many of the leading SEO companies in Mumbai already cater to the US and other markets. Digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn reach to the audience of any corner of the world. So, given the vast opportunities and bountiful potential to exploit, digital marketing is the trend of now and future.

6. Higher engagement rate

It’s commonplace to see someone post a picture of a pizza before digging his teeth into it. Digital media allow users to connect freely with the mass which, in turn, leads to higher engagement rate. Marketing today is not only restricted to generate revenue. Rather, it is all about keeping the audience engaged and entertained through informational blogs, creative newsletters, catchy social media captions, and interesting videos. The bottom line: digital marketing rules the roost.

7. The doorway to entrepreneurship

Many start-ups in India like ScoopWhoop, OYO, LBB, and Schbang flagged their career on the digital platform. Most of the founders of successful business ventures agree that taking a digital marketing course prior to founding a business has its set of advantages. When on training, you understand the nitty-gritty of the medium and also the basic tactics of lead generation and customer acquisition. Once the skills are mastered, there’s no limit to how much your business can grow online.
These are just some of the many reasons why the demand for digital marketing will skyrocket in 2020. And if you’re still wondering whether it is time to go digital, we would advice it is high time you already did!

14Feb

7 Tips How to Get Back Into Work After a Career Break

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Returning women professionals, time to pull up your socks

Frequent grumbling heard by the HR Heads of companies with a Returning Professionals Program is that, women who wish to return to their careers after a hiatus, fail to return their calls. And this is just one of the grumbles that rumbles down from them. Others have been worse – for instance, women don’t answer our emails or messages, they fail to show up for an interview even after they confirm; they show up late’ they lag behind in the skills department – the list just goes on.
Time to prove ourselves again, eh ladies? So let’s pull up our socks, put our best foot (and footwear) forward, wear smart clothes – dress up, show up and do the drill.
Returning to a corporate drill after a hiatus takes all the energy, courage and determination you can muster, but we can do it, can’t we?

Also Read: These #3 Businesswomen Share the Biggest Challenges Women Face at Workplace

All it takes is a wee bit of planning in advance. And following these 7 simple steps:

  1. When you decide to go back to the grind, you have to be ready completely – in mind, body, heart and soul.
  2. Check your phone for messages and calls, every hour; if you miss them while you are napping or driving or cooking or eating; then return the calls, the moment you are free.
  3. Check your emails at least twice a day and answer them.
  4. Check if you have office wear ready – head to toe; even simple outfits work, but they have to be smart. Dress for success, and see it work for you. Invest in a new wardrobe, if you must; it will be an investment worth its salt.
  5. Perk up your posture; start a fitness routine, even 10 minutes a day will give you results.
  6. Read up on your industry and stay up-to-date. The best way to do this is to reserve some hours at home, while you wait for that plum job to come to you.
  7. Start getting connected socially (online). This is the best way to pass the word, that you are ready to get back to a career and how!

Remember what you say, do, wear and show are all pointing to your professionalism or the lack of it. So bring out that sunshine smile ladies, wear confidence on your sleeve and get ready to get that job!

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